a deal with a demon
80 years ago Arcadia was taken over by Lord Orion Bastel, who continues to reign supreme even today. However, in order to gain what seams to be immortality and power he made a deal with the Queen of Desolation, Oublivae. She had seen how his unending bloodlust and greed drove him, and decided he would make a perfect pawn. She rose from her layer in the depths of the Abyss and made a deal he couldn’t refuse. She said she would allow him to live forever and give him all the power he wanted so long as he would willingly serve her when she called him. He agreed immediately. To ensure he’d follow orders she gave him the Blade of Oblivion. This white bladed rapier is actually a demon Obyrith that works for Oublivae. The Obyrith is what makes Lord Bastel “immortal” and gives him access to demonic power.