Recent History of Horus

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[edit] Recent History of Horus

The shameful defeats of the Daemon forces by the Katarious and the Dwarves, in conjunction with the victory of lesser races over the Katarious caused something in Prince Horus to snap. In an ugly bloodbath, he and his loyal followers attacked the other Princes and although the official story is that all the other Princes were slain, it is rumored that one or two may have escaped – along with their Soul Gems.

Prince Horus consolidated his power with a few more summary executions to get everyone’s attention. He then announced that the Daemons in Mellus would establish a Realm of power and it would be called Horus after him. All Daemons would serve the Realm or die. The three main aims of his Realm would be: 1) Restoring the power and prestige of the Daemon race in Mellus, 2) Finding the lost Propylon and returning back home from this accursed world, and 3) Reclaiming the way of Daemon life – building more Sky Cities and finding more slaves to serve them – preferably Humans, the race that now spread across Mellus in sudden and unexpected freedom.

Prince Horus was making progress in his goals when an attempt to subvert an aggressive and successful band of brigands called the Mace through trickery and deception was unexpectedly , as well as the death of their leader, throwing the Mace Dwarves into and uncontrollable rage. A Dwarvish holy relic, the Trinity Hammer, was revealed to the Dwarves and used to terrible effect as the Mace followers attacked Horus and his Daemons. Horus was defeated by the power of the Hammer, but such was the rage of the Dwarves that when the Princes of Helon came to broker a peace – the Dwarves attacked them as well. Three of the Princes were stricken and the other two fled. The Dwarvish Gods in their anger over the misuse of the Hammer, reclaimed it from the Mace Dwarves.

Without a leader and lose of purpose, the remaining Dwarves eventually wandered north and re-established the vanquished Realm of Ral-Grey, which had been long since destroyed by the Katarious. But the rage of the Dwarves infected all of the Living and they made war on the last of the Daemon sky cities, inflicting such damage that the great fortress fell from the sky and landed where the lands of Daemons and Vishlum were near to each other. So great was the force of the impact, that The Ring Sea River was torn from its river bed, great cracks opened all across the world, and a massive dust cloud rose to cause months of darkness.

To deal with this chaos, a Dark Council was formed of Vishlum and Daemon to try to establish order for the two Realms which were suddenly leaderless and with lands of but one Realm. This alliance between Vishlum and Daemon is also sometimes called the Dark Alliance. A new area for the Daemons was eventually carved out of the wilderness and called Senf-Duu. A small village called Mitharian was established to help both Realms recover from the twin disasters. Then one day the spirit of a powerful Daemon lord took possession of a powerful Kashtilum body and that unholy union was called Haagenti. Haagenti took control of the Dark Council and began to reshape the cultures of Daemon and Vishlum to serve his own dark purposes. Many objected to his policies – many were killed for objecting. Others served as best they could while maintaining their honor. Haagenti even began to draw in Kashtilum to serve him and walk openly in Helon where once they would have been killed on sight. But Haagenti was foiled in his plan as Horus and two of the Princes of Helon came back one day to challenge what he had done. Horus fought Haagenti in single combat and was victorious. Haagenti was banished to the edges of Vishlum lands and took his followers with him.

Towards the end of the institution of the Dark Alliance, tensions mounted between Vishlum and Kheprer, and the differences between their feeding habits. Whilst Vishlum were naturally more passive feeders, preferring peace and stability, the Kheprer were violent feeders, eating human meat and souls. The conflict came to a final head in the Battle of Dead Blood in the lands of the Mal-Grey, when Horus Sfedu and his Champion Eshiri-Neb invaded that realm with a large force of daemons. The Helon came to the aid of the Mal-Grey and attacked the daemons from behind. After a disastrous retreat, several daemons falling, the Kheprer were teleported away. A few hours later an official announcement of the end of the Alliance was made by both sides.

Currently, Horus Sfedu is trying to rebuild his realm, fighting off all other competitors, whilst attempting to find a way back to Mendezeran.