After the initial difficulty of survival, the initial group of founders banded together to create a safe haven so that they could further develop any skills necessary for survival. As they considered the best practices for staying alive, they decided it would be best to locate a large mountain top and fortify it to suit their needs. The spot they chose is now known as “Cloud Ruler”, in homage to the clouds which would often scrape over the very spot they were settling.
As time went on and the group of settlers began to acclimate to their new lands, they yearned to build monuments to their success. As they began to create monuments, a need arose to spread out from one another to separate areas within the lands. One person created a pillar, reaching as high up as was dared, in tribute to the heights of civilization that they had accomplished.
Another made a castle, to better store his riches, and to declare his prestige.
Many more monuments were created, some very beautiful.
Some very abstract.
But one was made that was grotesque and twisted. What darkness drove its creator to make such a thing remains unknown….. Its very creation brought about a change to the world which was not only unwanted, but moreover… entirely unholy..
After the creation of this object, a feeling of darkness and evil came over the world. People who came in contact with this pillar of wickedness either fell into a stupor, or became drunk with unimaginable power. Things which were once difficult for them to obtain came to them at their very wish. Items which should be used with care began to be used in abundance. It wasn’t long before the act of creation became a chore, and the only thing these people wanted was to see the perversion and destruction of nature.
The lands which were once lush and beautiful…
Began to become scarred and desolate.
Before long, the scarring of lands was not enough. One person sought to harm the world itself… to tear it asunder. With careful and secretive planning he set out to do the unthinkable.
A band of heroes caught wind of the plot, and tried as hard as they could to prevent the madman from carrying out his dark plan… But they were too late. Once the destruction began, there was little that could be done to stop it. With the devastating power of the explosion, little could stop the world from collapsing upon itself.
The Nimbus Crater.
Time itself stopped. Everyone became frozen in stasis. People began to dissapear and the world became darkness.
All hope was lost, there was nothing that these mere mortals could hope to do to save themselves from the void.
Suddenly, a flash of light. A spark of hope ignited from up above. An arc of divine radiance split the darkness and divided the sky. As the light grew brighter, all were delivered out of despair, and the evil which had begun was halted.
Interpretation of what was witnessed that day.
Some people claim it was a bird which flew through the darkness, its tail lighting the darkness on fire and chasing it away. Others claim to have seen a sword flying high through the sky, slicing a wide arc as it smote the darkness.
As people once more gained control of their bodies, they observed their surroundings. A few of the people who had set out to stop the event from happening survived, and used their knowledge to create an order dedicated to preventing another event like this from happening. Upon the very spot which the destruction had began, they build a city which floated high in the sky. From this platform they were able to closely monitor and destroy any dark entities which may attempt to crawl from the void.
Nimbus, Birthplace of the Guardians of Caoilyth.
Peace had been once again restored to the world, and it was sworn by all that any use of dark magics would be prohibited. Any who tried to practice any form of dark arts would be destroyed.
Several years passed, and people still questioned what had delivered them from the end that day. A young man, Son to a line of a wealthy nobles awoke one day and set out on a journey to discover the truth. He found a diverse group of people to help him on his way. His travels led him far and away from any of the settled lands. It was a bright and sunny day when he and his rag-tag group came upon a sight unlike any other.
"The Star of Lythis" Seen from Modern Day Lythia. (Lythis, meaning "Light in Darkness" in the old tongue)
The young noble knew that this was what he sought. With much reverence they gathered around this spot and sat down in quiet meditation. After several hours of waiting, night began to fall and this giant obelisk began to illuminate the night sky. A sense of calming and peace emanated from this spot. They had found the relic they sought. They had found the source of their salvation.. They had found their “Light in the Darkness”. As they sat in quiet reverence, The young noble stood apart from the group. He walked silently towards the sword and gently reached forth his hand. As his palm connected with the cool blue metal, he began to radiate light as bright as the sword itself. During this time, known as “The Teaching”, it is said the being known as Lythis, who sent the sword flying through the darkness imparted his knowledge upon the young noble.
Records do not hold the name of this noble before this point, but it is known that after this moment he was known a “Cao”, which is old tongue for “Heavenly Messenger”. After several hours, he stepped back. He turned to his group and began to teach them what he had learned from his connection with the sword. He taught them the ways of the light. This group became the “Knights of Lythis”, whom were a group of Holy Paladins. They began erecting a town around the sacred weapon, and within this town they served to create a place for Cao to spread the teachings of Lythis.
The star of Lythis, seen from the front gate of what is now modern day Lythia, Capitol city of Caoilyth.
The First Church of Lythis, The Academy of Light.
Several centuries passed. The teachings of light were spread throughout the land. The world had survived the Darkest days and been reborn in light. It is from these days of light that the name for the world Caoilyth seems to stem. The full meaning of the name is lost, and there are many interpretations, but taking the meaning of the words Cao and Lythis, it can be assumed that Caoilyth means “Messenger of Light” or “Vessel of Light”. Ultimately, something that is inherently good.