Torc Wars

Period?? - 159 HE

The Torc Wars were thirteen wars waged for relics forged in the Creation War by Maen Grirngrim. These three pieces of jewelry, the Torcs of Maen Grirngrim, got their power from the souls of previous owners, and the three archangels killed by Maen Grirngrim.

Riveted to one's head, becoming part of the wearer until death, they work by transferring some of the power of a dead previous owner to a new living owner. In the beginning, the transfer of these relics from the deceased to the next in line was done justly.

It did not take long for this to change, with the lure of seemingly ever-growing power leading to suspicious deaths in families, then tribal leaders being murdered by internal rivals, then nations going to war with the sole reason of laying claim to a Torc of Maen Grirngrim.

- Amân Balthôn, Durkoth historian, transcribed from a Tablet of Inendeep - "Maen Grirngrim's Traps"

Needing soldiers and workers, a number of people fell to the Durkoth in these wars. One of the most well-known is the Sussgurd.

In the year that the Torc Wars ended, the Horgon Empire (159 HE - 537 HE) was born. It was a union of the victors. One established to deter further wars over the Torcs. Krak-Oth, Neld-Rac, and Rioch Tetrax, the Saints of Maen, were the empire's founders. For a time they lived in peace and prosperity. Other wars came, but never again was a war fought over whether or not someone was worthy enough for a Torc of Maen Grirngrim.

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