Upon a pale horse... (The Mists of Ravenloft)
Event that took place in December of 750 when a sudden explosion destroyed Darkon’s largest city: Il Aluk. The event coincided with the disappearance of Azalin Rex leading the people of Darkon to believe that he had been killed. The event also solidified the long held belief that “the dead own the land, and the living merely inhabit it” that most Darkonese cling to.
For Darkon, the following years were filled with famine, plague, war, and death until the wizard king’s return in 755. During that time, many people began to refer to Darkon as “”/campaign/ravenloft-game/wikis/Necropolis/new" class=“create-wiki-page-link”>Necropolis", however that name now only refers to the Slain City of Il Aluk.
The effects of the requiem were far felt:
- The neighboring land of Falkovnia attempted to invade Darkon only to be turned back by an army of the dead.
- The religion of the Eternal Order was largely extinguished as they were seen to have failed in their task of keeping the dead from retaking the land.
- A new sect of Ezra devoted to an apocalyptic battle between good and evil gained a strong foothold in Nevuchar Springs and began to spread across the world.