Many years have passed, and Quantuaria’s progression halted, resulting to complete loss of the people’s Mana Lobe functions, and their biological age stopped as it was during the reign of Yrther Conspicio. As the inhabitants’ hopes dwindle, suddenly two new Yrthers appeared before the Humans, Yrther Vanitas and Yrther Illustris.

Holding the power of the void, Vanitas temporarily suppressed the planet’s core’s production of Mana until they find a way to permanently divert the excess Mana and use what is left. Illustris on the other hand, used her power over gravitation to one of the two moons of Quantuaria in preparation of the Mana transfer. Vanitas decided to create another way for Humans to use Mana again. He asked two of the most influential persons to plan out this new way; Iludia the head general of Western Quantuaria’s military and defense, and Dimelio the top science and technology researcher of Easter Quantuaria. With the help of the two Humans, Vanitas created Artifacts for the both sides of Quantuaria to filter out Mana and convert it to a lesser source of energy, which they dubbed as Synthes.

Even with their damaged Mana Lobes, Humans can finally do magic once again. However, their magic is on a lesser scale compared to what their ancestors can do with pure Mana. Revisiting the old practice of Magic Artes to suit Synthes, Dimelio and Iludia taught their people distinct styles of creating magic. Dimelio and his people were granted the use of Synthes through Magic Sigils, or type of magic where the user needs to illustrate the proper signs and/or symbols. While Iludia and her faction uses Synthes through Magic Chants, or type of magic when the user recites specific phrases. Being also the most compatible with the Synthes produced by their corresponding Artifacts, Quantuaria’s titled both Iludia and Dimelio as the Guardians, protector of humanity and the Artifacts itself. However, not every Quantuarian can use Synthes, but to those who can are formally recruited and called as Defenders. Eventually, Vanitas released the suppression on the planet’s core, and Illustris finished her part of making a moon as catalyst of excessive Mana and will continue on draining the planet’s unwanted supply from time to time. Because of all the efforts they have done, Quantuaria’s atmosphere began to stabilize, and the Humans also began to age normally.

Seeing the Quantuarians release themselves from the “gift of immortality”, the passive group known as Eternity started to act violently and spread out malicious rumors leading to a conflict between the factions of Iludia and Dimelio. Western Quantuarians confronted the other half of the world for creating machines that can potentially harm the environment. Standing up to their defense, Eastern Quantuarians implied their research and inventions are safe for use. Knowing the root of the problem, Vanitas himself made a move and went directly to Eternity’s headquarters. Much to his surprise, Vanitas saw Illustris assisting the followers of the wretched group of Humans. Feeling betrayed, Vanitas got filled up with anger and banished Illustris and the whole Eternity to the Mana-filled moon; sealing them and removing all means of escape. In order to stop the fuse between the two factions, Vanitas used his remaining power to create an impassable barrier between the territories.

During the course of a few decades, the two factions turned their attentions away from each other and focused solely on their own advancements. The two guardians entrusted the care for the Artifacts and the history of the world to their families and future descendants; making themselves known as the Preservers. Considering a brighter future for the world, Vanitas made a deal with the preservers of lifting away the seal that separates the two factions when a Millenium of Peace has been attained.

Notable Terms, Characters, and Places

  • Celestial Beings
    • Yrther Vanitas
    • Yrther Illustris
  • Guardians
    • Iludia
    • Dimelio
  • Preservers
  • Defenders
  • Magic
    • Artifacts
    • Magic Chants
    • Magic Sigils
  • Millenium of Peace
  • Synthes

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