The World of Pandeias
The Arcane Upheaval
Six months have passed since what all have come to call The Arcane Upheaval. On that day six months ago arcane magic went wild killing an untold number of lives. None were spared from the onslaught of mystical energy gone mad all forms of man and beast felt the shifts of magic. Those born with the gift of magic soon saw it as a curse as those that survived that day, or were born afterwards hideous scars and deformities showed themselves. Although the immediate effects of that day were harsh and unforgiving the lingering and hidden repercussions of it did not show themselves for nearly a month. Many that had been exposed to arcane magic began losing their minds seeing things that could not be seen or truly understood.
Due to the gradual decent into chaos the many cities and even entire countries of the world were forced to change. Strange occurrences throughout the world began happening with no true explanation. The deserts of Taran became a dangerous wasteland filled with strange creatures made of fire and wind. The forests of Telap with it’s dangerous creatures became more violent and unwieldy. The seas themselves seemed to come alive with storms that would not end and beasts bigger than the largest vessel. The strangest thing of all however would be that one day four months after the The Arcane Upheaval strange towers began appearing throughout the world. These towers would appear in the center of towns, in the middle of roads, out in fields, or even in the middle of the sea. None know the purpose of these towers, but they stand before the world an ominous reminder that whatever happened on that day it is still not over and more is yet to come.