Abbadon

From World of Charun

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The Destroyer

Abbadon was believed by the Garagorians to be the awaited dark messias detailed in one of their unholy prophecies called the "Breed of the Pit". As the son of Garagor, he would be unleashed upon Charun to make the earth shake and the skies tremble in his fathers name. With his arrival the Third Age, the Age of Men, would come to an end and a new era would begin - the Age of Darkness.

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Arrival

Abbadon was born in 791 III into the care of the Church of Garagor who kept him in a hidden, underground temple complex. He had androgynous features, flowing red hair, ivory-white skin and black wings. Due to being conceived by a mortal woman he gained entry to the world of mortals, which at that time still was unaccessible for those of non-mortal blood. However, it has never been confirmed that Garagor was his father, and a large group of scholars claim that he was merely a half-fiend - a champion of Hell.

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Abbadon's infernal blood made him grow to manhood quickly. He mustered the Garagorian forces and launched his first crusade in 791 III. The warlord's aggressive offensive surprised everyone, and he successfully conquered the Kingdom of Kurash. He finally faced defeat in Airin 792 III, slain by the holy blade of Ragilam de Bruvier, a paladin of Brunir. His death caused a vortex that sucked down the his throneroom with a group of adventurers partaking in the attack, down into hell. These adventurers became known as the Lost Heroes. Legend tells that Abbadon left a series of items behind him at death, known as the Relics of Abbadon.


Return from the Pit

As time passed and new human generations were born, the threat posed by Abbadon became water under the bridge. However, it was all to change on the 9th of Destan 912 III. The sky above Webwood grew dark in the morning of that day, with maliciously red clouds gathering above the forest. A powerful earthquake, centered on the area, was felt all the way in Borderwood and Eagle's Sanctum. Soon thereafter sages across Charun begin reciting an old legend, which they tied to Abbadon and his first crusade:

"Born and slain, banished for 9 decades, 9 years and 9 months, only to be reborn after a mortal woman carries him for 9 weeks, 9 days and 9 hours, destined to grow to manhood through his infernal blood in 9 months"

In an attempt to avoid panic and religious animosity, a high priest of Haerian from the Three Isles decides to write a public response to the event. He believed, as many at that time, that Abbadon had not even been a half-fiend, but merely a mortal man:

"Abbadon, the man, was slain and his army defeated. It is not possible to bring someone back who has been dead for over a century, and whose corpse was destroyed beyond revival. This is probably the twentieth rumour I have heard about his return....the stories usually surface as soon as Garagorians are seen in relations to unnatural events. Believing and reciting rumours like this is the same as confirming the divinity of a slain mortal, who was a mere champion of evil...not a demi-god. I would not be surprised if it infact was the Garagorians themselves that were responsible for staging this all, probably in order to cover up something else."

Later it was confirmed that Abbadon the Destroyer was born on this day and he would bring the end of the Third Age with him just as the old Garagorian prophecy recited.


Prophecy Realised

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Abbadon is believed to have triggered the Cataclysm on the 13th of Randine 913 III through bringing in powerful fiends through a portal that was created through his death in 791 III. This leads to many scholars suspecting that his death back then was staged to arrange the connection to Hell, thus preparing for his return and the arrival of the fiends. Divine Laws were violated through the taint of near-divine outsiders in the mortal world, and as a result the Cataclysm was upon Charun. Seizing opportunity when the world was on its knees and bleeding, Abbadon began his second crusade, swiftly overtaking region after region with a seemingly unstoppable host.

On the 18th of Randine 913 III, six days into the Cataclysm, two armies faced one and other in the region today known as Dazakia. On one side stood the Niematharin host with their allies, and opposing them stood a great force of Garagorians, demons and near-divine fiendish rulers, led by the warlord Abbadon. The outcome of the battle, known as the Niematharin Stand, would both end the life of the infernal warlord, as well as end the Third Age - believed by some to be according an ancient Garagorian master-plan.


More about: First Crusade of Abbadon | Cataclysm


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