Tales of Arkhanstall
Era of Chaos
In the time before the gods the world was a chaotic mixture of the elements. Water, Earth, Fire, and Air clashed against each other in this early period, with seemingly no end. Their was a fifth entity during this time, though. Magic. A mysterious force with seemingly it’s own will and ability to create, but it is believed that it was the cause of the other four. It was also due to magic that the first creatures were born. Within the strange mixtures of these elements and magic monstrosities rose amongst the chaos and fought amongst each other. Mad and powerful these creatures fought without feeling or thought. Scholars believe that these beings were early predecessors of the monsters seen in more recent eras: Giants, Cockatrices, Ogres, Demons, Devils and many others.
Of all of the creatures the most terrifying and destructive of all was the Tarrasque. A horrifying creature that lived to only eat and destroy. It had teeth as strong as adamantium and slaws sharper than any blade it ripped through anything it stood against. The seas of flame that surrounded the land were not even enough to hinder the beast. As if knowing that the world could not move on in this state, magic was what finally quelled the beast. Rather than killing it, however, the beast wandered off into the ocean to sleep for thousands of years ,and hasn’t been seen since.