The Story of Dragonvault

Dragonvault Champions

Long ago, during a time known as the Godstrife Era, the great powers of this world were at war. The Green Warden and the rest of his kin, called the Eldrin, were locked in a bloody feud with another race of divine beings whom had awakened in the world of Tarn. These were the Avalar, and they were led by Ereus, whom had his own vision for the world. For hundreds of years, these titanic forces clashed, marring much of creation, in their endless war for dominion over the earth. But things would only get worse.

A third tribe of gods appeared, from another plane entirely. Their world, called Al-Kazael, or Witherdark, had collided with Tarn by chance, while it drifted in the Cosmic Sea. This cataclysmic event was called the Worldrending, and as the seas boiled, and stars fell from the sky, the Vorgar Lords entered through a bleeding rift between the two worlds. 

The Vorgar, led by Maligor the Archfiend, were utterly cruel in nature. With their demonic legions, they established themselves as the new rulers of Tarn, challenging the might of both the Eldrin and the Avalar. In those days, humans had not yet awakened in the world, but the Vorgar lured many of the Fae into their service. A great temple was constructed at their behest. It was called Mal'Gazar, and was built in the realm of Taurech, in the western reaches of the continent of Vaeheim

In the halls of Mal'Gazar, dark rites were performed, and through the union of Vorgar and Fae, new monstrous races came into being. First among these abominations were the Ettins, whom were the spawn of Maligor, and the Fae whom he had tempted to his service. And they were great in stature, and terrible to behold, feasting upon all manner of flesh. Then, came the Trolls, whom Thraxeus, the Lord of Violence had sired. And the Dragons came forth shortly afterward, the winged children of Draegor. Many other fell creatures were in those days, and the earth was filled with violence.

Chaos and lawlessness enveloped the world of Tarn, and the threat of the Vorgar and their wretched spawn was so great that the Eldrin and the Avalar were compelled to join forces against them. They sealed the pact through intermarriage, and ceased all hostilities between each other. Then, a great army of Fae, who had not been lured to evil, rallied with them, and stormed the temple of Mal'Gazar.

In the battle which followed, Maligor was slain by Ereus in single combat, and his Vorgar servants were bound in chains, in the Lightless Halls, deep below the earth. The gods left much of Taurech in ruins, and what remained of the temple was abandoned. The Trollfolk fled to dark corners of the world. Many of the dragons were destroyed, but some lived on, fleeing to remote places, or underground. Then, Ereus was crowned the king of all creation, and he oversaw the birth of humanity not long after.

Though humans were valiant, driving monsters from their lands, the spawn of the Vorgar slowly multiplied outside the borders of civilization, and in time, they were drawn back to Mal'Gazar. The dragons began using the temple as a treasure-hoard, piling magical artifacts and priceless gems in great heaps in the the accursed halls. The Trollfolk were drawn to the temple as well, for they sensed the energy of their dark masters.

It was then that adventurers came from all corners of the world to brave this untold danger, and to win glory and riches for themselves. They were eight in number. And each of them sought to test their mettle... in the Dragonvault.

You can also learn about the story of Dragonvault: Evernight Vale here.