Wilderlands of Dark Fantasy
War of the Pious and Philosophers
In ancient history, whether before or after the fall of Kelnore it is not known, there was a great war involving the gods themselves, this war was instigated by the followers of the gods. There came in the lands an essential rift between those who promoted the gods and arcane powers (called the Pious) and those who sought to abandon those forces and seek the ways of science and learning (called the Philosophers). It is said that at that time the Philosophers matched with machinery what many priests and wizards could accomplish with magic and faith. After much destruction and a near annihilation of the existing civilizations, the gods intervened and the Pious emerged successful, throwing away much learning and scholarly study. The lands were thrown into a dark age.