Perge'khas

Obyrith Deceiver
CategoryWastelands
ContinentGorejun
RegionMalurn
Maps
Perge'khas Wasteland

Perge'khas is a vast broken plain of un-melting black ice. This unnatural ice is a remnant of a glacier that long ago, rapidly advanced across Gorejun. This came about in the Creation War when the god Danzar-Khâl and the primordial Cari'phis battled it out here. Cari'phis unleashed the black ice on Bal-Kriav, where it came to look like a snaky, fast moving glacier. It served as a bridge between Chaos and Bal-Kriav with the interior having fortresses and icy tunnels linking them up. The glacial flow was under mental control of Cari'phis, allowing her to guide it across the land at a pace that could see it cross the continent in a few years. Danzar-Khâl employed a number of measures to stop the advance, the most notable being the Flaming Belt and the Felân-Akthûl. These were only defensive measures, for the halting and then shrinking of the blackness only came about when the Golden Seven captured its controller.

Upon Cari'phis's capture, she lost control of the glacial flow causing it to rapidly melt and shrink in size with the end coming when it bound itself up like a cat.

It was Athena's decision, much to Danzar-Khâl's consternation, to imprison her in Denerra, rather than dispatch her like Cari'phis had done to so many.

- Ditherra, of the Golden Seven, from the Golden Tablets - "Subdual of Cari'phis"

The black icy wastes of Perge'khas are locked in place, no longer moving or growing in size. The area's ice is bitter cold to the touch, yet things live on it and within it. Many of those that live here are descendants of Cari'phis's invasion force - ice mephits, frost trolls, frost giants, and ancient bestial creatures that would be classified as demons by most, but are in fact called obyriths.

The ice of Perge'khas radiates chaos and evil. This is because it is elemental ice infused with evil energies. The elemental ice is stuff of Chaos, while the evil energies came from what is termed Threads of Damnation. These "threads" were tendrils of chaos and evil energy that worked their way outward from the Step of Foundation and then across the worlds that make up the Abyss.

Inside Perge'khas are snaky lines of tunnels that circle around towards the center. Along these are ruins and some intact fortresses that were made during the Creation War and after. The residents of these places and those that prowl the tunnels or raid the lands around are generally evil to the core.

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