Fantasy Setting #98125-A
A Brief History
In a time long past most of (Fantasy World) was covered in a vast city. Until there was a nearly world ending Cataclysm that change the face of (Fantasy World) forever. Myth says it was an event of apocalyptic scale that claimed almost all of the populace of the civilized races in less than a year. Although many died at the center of the Cataclysm by the explosion of magical energy at first, the lasting effects were felt by the changes brought about by those same magical energies that radiated out. Three major changes took place that each had a large hand in the destruction of civilization as it was.
The first of these was the newly invigorated force of nature. The wilds began to reclaim the city. Growing over the buildings, people and roads in a matter of days. Animals became so changed that as they spread in to the city following the expanding border of the wilds they began to prey on the populace and some even ate the stone and metals that made the very city itself.
The second of these were the constructs. Machines powered and controlled by magic broke their bonds and lashed out at their creators. Although mostly mindless many akin the actions of the constructs to those of wounded animals, attacking with abandon those that were to close or attempted to stop them from whatever goals their new minds set them to.
The final piece of the chaos that beset the people of (Fantasy World) were the things that spilled forth from the teleportation gateways that made travel across the vast city easy. Other worldly creatures, a new tide of magic, all walked from their far flung home and began to claim the new one as their own.
The people of (Fantasy World) were able to survive the wave of change, although at great cost. Most of the races retreated to the defendable locations within the city to escape the wilds, banded together to fight the constructs and closed the teleportation network, cutting off any more advances from the Outerbeings. The Shards of civilization now cut off from one another and with many dead fought to survive, each Shard had to fend for itself and after much time had passed the once united peoples of (Fantasy World) became divided.
With the wilds now growing the world around them but held at bay, the constructs mostly beaten and pushed away from the Shards, and all except a few of the Outerbeings gone, the Shards could finally attempt to rebuild. Many more years passed with little to no travel between the shads until a group of mages built the Glitter Bridges. Vast bridges that spanned from shard to shard, using the ruins of the city and the wilds that claimed it as their very building blocks. These bridges reunited the shards, although the time needed to travel them was long, the way was open.
These things are all in the past. Now the (Order of Mages) have found a way to reopen the teleportation network using the magic locked in the rediscovered Power stones of the old city.
This is the world today, rumors of Outerbeings spread through the Shards, reports of constructs attempting to dismantle the bones of the old city for an unknown purpose as if driven by an unseen master, and the wilds have gone almost silent.