Elemantum Boundary Ward

RegionsAnubeth, Igas, Magrâbik
Built758 - 769

When the Pumice Throne and the Glacial Throne were created (751), the lands of Igas and Anubeth were swept with elemental energy and material. The landscaped began to change, closer to the elements, with Anubeth becoming a bleak volcanic landscape, and Igas turning glacial, tundra and bitterly cold. Anubeth and its Glothreth Rift became more like the fiery world Muspelheim, while the Indraph Rift made the region Igas an extension of the icy world Fimbulwinter.

In 753, two years into the Thrones War (751 - present), raids and incursions began spilling over into the territories of the Tamlêrran Empire. They were hard pressed fighting the hordes and rapidly changing landscape. They used magic to create great walls and deception to turn armies against their more hated foes. These measures were only a temporary reprieve because the elemental forces were replenishing their losses far faster than the Tamlêrran could handle.

We cannot continue this struggle with the Thrones and their minions for much longer. They grow stronger and we grow weaker. For five years we have waged bitter war, with genocide on the minds of our enemies. We must pour all our resources into a ward that will contain Igacin and Anube's eternal feud. Something of this magnitude has never been done before. Collectively, we have the magical might and engineering to do what few others can.

- Zenduram Minutes, record on the Elemantum Boundary Ward

Tamlêrran pooled their magical resources creating a great ward to contain the spillover from Igas and Anubeth. In 758, the first two anchors of what would become six Magrâbik Monoliths were erected on the southern edge of Magrâbik. Along the northern edges of Igas and Anubeth, a force field rose that prevented further elemental bleeding into Magrâbik. It also prevented the movement of any living things from passing. In Year 769 it was completed, containing all of Igas and Anubeth within it. The Elemantum Boundary Ward is impenetrable by all means except the elements and the weather. No creature, living, dead, can breach it without great magic.

In 868, a gap was made in the Elemantum Boundary Ward. A Cinderfall force came through this opening and stealthily made their way up the Indûrbathuk Valley. This led to the Battle of Ahi Nute and the legend of The 222.

In 1829, the northern areas of Midrêth were swept by a great storm of chaos. This storm is known among the learned as the Chaos Maelstrom. Its prolonged presence in the area froze the Nautrek sea. It also created a large gash in the Elemantum Boundary Ward. The Cinderfall learned of this rupture a week later and mobilized an expeditionary army. This force under Field Marshall Sorenass crossed the breach and walked across a frozen sea that now served as a land-bridge between Elemantum and Brucrumus. A few months later, this Cinderfall force joined a great conflict called the Cinazan Front. It took Tamlêrran's wizard governors almost two years to seal the breach in their ward. It's closing, left the Cinderfall's Brucrumus Expeditionary Force stranded in foreign lands.

The Elemantum Boudnary Ward has been passed by using Phaze Keep. This was done in 1801, when Crimson Eye used the device in their adventurers across Elemantum.