There was a time when evil and chaos
completely dominated the island of Kesmai. The evil Brotherhood of Yasnac
inhabited the center of the island and performed vile experiments in their
underground dungeons. They summoned foul monsters and diabolical spirits
to aid their destructive intentions. These abject examples of men had once
been righteous. They were once powerful magicians who used their abilities
for upright purposes. They had once been members of the Grand Order of
Thaumaturges and resided in the land of Mu. When they fell to dark deeds,
they settled in Kesmai, a small pirates' island just off the coast of the
Archipelago of Mu. The Brotherhood of Yasnac formed under the leadership
of Yasnac himself, the most powerful sorcerer the lands had ever seen.
Yasnac had a younger brother by the name of Ydnac who, despite his
adolescent age, ventured to Kesmai with Yasnac when the Brotherhood exiled
Over the years, the reign of the Brotherhood grew, and
they attempted to wipe out the Grand Order! This trial was repressed by
the Grand Order only when they advertised to all the realms the dangers
and rewards of defeating the Brotherhood. The Grand Order of Thaumaturges
soon had a resilient regiment of warriors ready to do battle against the
Yasnaki people. The first stages of the battle were heated, but more and
more warriors poured into the Island of Kesmai to aid the Grand Order in
defeating the now infamous foe.
Ydnac, the brother of Yasnac, fled
to the outer reaches of the island when he heard the first battle cries.
He found a cave of white stone, in which he resided, living off the meat
of bears and other animals indigenous to the island. When the Yasnaki were
exiled to another land by the Grand Order of Thaumaturges, Ydnac dared not
show his face to a member of the Order again. He was content with himself
to remain in the eastern reaches of the island, shrouding himself from all
visitors. He had learned much magical lore from Yasnac before they were
separated. He knew that if he continued to practice his skills, he could
understand and take advantage of the power that practicing would yield. He
would then become a leader of his fellow conspirators when he freed them
from the land that they were imprisoned in.
He has not attained a
high enough rank of self-critique to attempt a rescue of his comrades.
Therefore, he continues to exercise the traditional magics of his
brother's people, awaiting the day when he will achieve great
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