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Ruins of Baalyr

The lands of southern Tyran were renowned for there great mastery of magic, while also deeply mistrusted for it. The city was beautiful, lying south of the forest, along a particularly pleasant stretch of coastline. As one approached the city, the great mage tower dominated the skyline. To its right, was the lesser Tower, in which many of the more dangerous experiments were performed. The mages of course, did not want to risk there prideful tower being destroyed, so they assigned the more 'explosive' experiments to this lesser tower.

The main tower, stood raised several times above the main section of the city., with streams running from each side, down into collection pools. The waters were magically enchanted and were always fit to drink.

An Adventurer called Myrik Aruthan once visited this city, after crusading north of Tyran, against masses of wyrms and Orcs. Carrying his famous Vorpal Sword(something he obtained from Dyrantor, a fierce Red Dragon, who had flew east across the sea and obtained many magical items which he added to his horde. Dyrantor is dead of course, slain by Myrik), he strode into town upon his mount, he was so impressed with the masonry, he bought residence within the walls of the city, so that each day, he could marvel at the beauty of the surrounding land. In honor, a statue of Myrik was placed as one entered the mage level of the city, which was of course, elevated above the rest.

The mages, were known as the Baal Wizards. A group of mages of varying alignment, who studied the arcane arts and held lordship over the city. Oppressive in their time, they often prevented other mages practising magic in the city, due to their jealously. They were especially concerned with making themselves more powerful and some say they sought to control more than just one city.

The mages constantly tried to push the boundaries of magic, concocting ever more effective(and dangerous) spells. As they mastered their art, they created many magic items, which they sold to other towns and guilds. However, they also began to delve into the mysterious of the abyss and the many different planes.

One fateful day, the High Mage Allisia Betanya was perfecting a spell, which would open a gateway to another plane. She was attempting to cast the spell, with the help of some close friends. At this point, she succeeded far beyond her expectations and opened a large portal into either the abyss or some extremely evil fiendish plane. Demons burst forth from the portal, a Succubus emerged, casting several powerful spells upon the mages, twisting them inside to her will. The Demons hid themselves inside the Wizards tower, which possibly explains why it remains intact to this day.

Slowly, the corruptive influence inside Allisia began to win, her desires were too powerful to resist and her skill with magic increased, she became far more beautiful than the other mages remembered her, but this came at a price. Her soul was no longer hers and she was forced to help prepare for the Fall of Baalyr. The portal was not powerful enough for a full-scale invasion of the local lands and Allisia task was to gather and corrupt enough mages, to cast a far more powerful version of the original spell.

Allisia worked on this for several weeks, however Myrik was deeply suspicious and felt a growing evil. He was too late however, by the time he challenged Allisia, a third of the mages were under the Succubus's control and as the other mages, who still retained their souls gathered outside the Cloaktower, along with several Paladins scouts, from the marching Army of Light, Allisia began to chant the spell.

Demons now released themselves upon an unsuspecting population, chasing down many inhabitants and eating their flesh, feasting on the captured souls, which they bound to the area, to torment forever.

The mages marched forward, but they were too late, the soul-less mages confronted them and a great battle of magic erupted, the soul-less were massacred, expect for Allisia and her closest allies who contained to charge the portal. As they cheered and celebrated, a massive portal opened in the sky and demons came forth, casting fire down upon the city. The defenders retreated to the mighty Cloaktower, hiding within its walls. Allisia's mages gathered outside, along with the hordes of Demons and Dragonspawn. They charged at the gates, but they held. They attempted to destroy the walls, but they held.

Finally, Allisia challenged Myrik to a battle, mage versus Paladin. He of course agreed and stepped outside to fight.

They eyed each other up, before Allisia started the duel with a spell of magic missiles, which harmlessly fell to the ground before Myrik, who immediately thrust his sword into her gut, to the awe and amazement of all around. He didn't use his Vorpal sword as expected, but instead defeated Allisia with a simple sword for which she had not prepared.

But something went wrong that day and although he fought bravely, Myrik fell to the angry horde of Demons, who finally managed to burst into the tower, through the gates, with the help of a Dragon, who used its might weight against the door.

The fighting was bloody and up close, but tower was all but destroyed. The city lay in smouldering ruins, most of the demons set themselves upon the other local cities, before being driven back by the Crusaders of Light.

Still however, to this day, the ruined lands of the south are home to great treasure, guarded by the surviving demons and hordes of non-humans, who hide in the shadows. Baalyr is merely the most affected, a deep evil aura surrounds the ruin and a dark cloud hands above, its a dark and foreboding place. Demons hide in the rubble and streets, while ghosts sometimes appear, reliving their horrible deaths. To an Adventurer, the city is a magical goldmine, full of powerful items and weapons. But the dangers are great, the Demons although not in the numbers they once were, still remain extremely dangerous.

The city today is a ruin, the land around it is dark and broken. The trees torched and the sea polluted with the blood of the innocent. The local survivors, have a deep mistrust of mages, who they say, brought this upon a region, once renowned for its beauty, now known for its devastation.

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