Once upon a time…
Once upon a time, in a kingdom that is considered to be fictional by many people, a goddess ruled alongside a god. The kingdom was called Assgard, the goddess was Titania, and his husband was known as King Oberon.
However, Titania did not want to be goddess or queen, but empress. Thus, she left her home in the peaceful Castle of the Gods and then founded the Empire in Midgard: the troubled parallel universes where mortals dwell.
Under the stern reign of Empress Titania, cities thrived until they became metropolises. With their advanced technology, the Empire subdued the Celeris, beings created by the Entities, the everlasting enemies of the gods.
The Empire rose and developed… but it was done thanks to the Celeris workforces, who were captured during the war against the Independent Metropolises.
Generations passed one after another and the immortal Emperor Titania reigned with prosperity, while the slaves that she made out of their enemies grew dissatisfied.
Titania had one ambition and she accomplished it. However, she was not the only one: among the Celeris, someone that was soon to be known as the Princess of the Slaves was born… although her real name was Miss Tery. And Miss Tery wanted to be Queen unlike Titania, but she did not want to rule over slaves.
Dreams may alter the reality, but Miss Tery managed to shape the dreams, and so appeared a new and unknown enemy to the Empire: Poyktezme, the Universe of Dreams.
From other dimension, armies with lavish uniforms and tight tights came: heroes whose strength, toughness and speed were unparalleled. Some of them could even fly without using machines. Under Magna’s command, Poyktezme vanquished the generals of the Empire.
Many had thought this would put an end to the slavery of the Celeris, but in fact, dreams only wanted to take the princess Miss Tery so she could rule over their universe. There, she was crowned queen.
The Empire then knew that Titania was not almighty, however the revolution started by Magna became but a legend in a few years and Midgard was still under the Empire yoke.
Nevertheless, Miss Tery had not forgotten the slaves. She knew Titania’s dreams; so, from Poyktezme, she entered the lands that belonged to the dreams of the enemies of the gods: the Entities. They were the dwellers of Shambhalla, a universe that many believed that it could only be entered by the imagination.
It was Chaos, the creator of the Celeris, while not accepting that his work was defeated, who wanted to turn the Empire into ashes.
The Empire was subjugated after Shambhalla intervened in Midgard, and so it would had completely disappeared if King Oberon of Assgard, former husband of Titania, did not send the Knights of the Octagonal Table. This way, a Sabaoth army was created.
However, the victory of Assgard over Shambhalla turned out to be darker than expected: after Lancelat’s defeat, leader of the Sabaoths, Oberon himself sacrificed his own existence by exhausting all his magic so the portal that linked Midgard and Shambhalla would be sealed.
What was known as the First War of Ragnaraka ended after the beings from other dimensions were appeased, which brought back normalcy to Midgard.
However this normalcy implied the fact that the Empire was still enslaving the Celeris, and making any metropolis that supported them surrender by using a technology that no mortal could face.
On their part, the Independent Metropolises kept using magic in the wrong way which was sure to give rise to a liberation of chaos that would shatter reality and a new invasion of Shambhalla would take place.
War was unavoidable.
As a result of the war with Shambhalla there were many consequences: Titania didn’t accept that she needed the help of Assgard… so, by the means of science and witchcraft, the First Empress created the most feared species of all of Ragnaraka: the Pumiks.
Her only goal was for them to avoid the invasion of interdimensional beings… but the Pumiks developed their own motives, and so the conquest of Midgard became their primordial instinct.
The thing that was supposed to save Midgard ironically gave rise to opposition from all the universes of the mortals that were suffering the madness of the First Empress.
And then, born in Midgard, emerged the group known as the Sephirots, immortal legendary warriors that started a war between magic and technology, also known as the Second Ragnaraka War, that caused the destruction of both.
The horrible war was only survived by the HOLOSPHERE, a codified macro-encyclopedia that held scientific, military and even architectural data of what after the war was known as the Ancient Technology. Magic was also reduced to only small remains that the sephirots that survived carried with them.
Blamerupt, the Imperial capital, was built in the Universe of Fire, it was the clearest reminder of the war. Once a super advanced society, Blamerupt was reduced to only rubble that was later reconstructed using a steam and gears based technology that pretended to emulate the Ancient Technology.
The only loyal universe to the Imperial absolutism was the Universe of Wind, but the group of Sephirots disappeared, as well as the Empress Titania.
This much hate and chaotic magic gave home to another horrible place parallel to Assgard: Hell.
With technology destroyed and the magic reduced, the civilization that started again and Midgard was at peace but divided, not only because of the parallel universes but because of the factions that were formed within them.
The Empire and the Independent people continued hating one another like in the beginning.
The Pumiks also erected their impregnable megalopolis in Sheol, the Universe of Shadow…
Meanwhile in Tellus, the Universe of Nature, its inhabitants pursued a life devoid of any evidence of civilization.
Between the Sephirots, the goddess Yokai established her own laws and moral codes, building and conquering metropolises which belonged to the universes of light, water and fire. In doing so, she gained a huge amount of followers: the Yokains.
Kourai decided to bear the HOLOSPHERE with the purpose of keeping it safe from everyone. At the same time she kept its knowledge and protection, obtaining followers that helped to found the Sanctum, which later gave place to the Kouran religion.
Snip, snap, snout, this tale’s told out.
… or is it? No one can talk about endings, especially happy ones, because the beginning and the end are often the same concept.