The world had calmed itself. The monsters that hid in the darkness had become nothing more than a tale told by the old in an effort to scare the young. The dangers of the world had begun fading into the background, and humanity spread it’s influence over every space that would support them…they had even started to alter the few places that wouldn’t. The world belonged to man.
Syn looked down at what the world had become and despaired. As far as the she could see there was order, advancement and knowledge…her beloved chaos was swiftly becoming a thing of the past…which meant she would pass that way as well if she did nothing…
The Lady of Chaos, however, decided that she would never allow the world to carry her to obscurity. She decided to introduce a chaos so tremendous…so horrible…that never would the vain and foolish men of the world forget her.
Patiently she wandered the land, taking the souls of the recently fallen and drawing them into her bosom. Only when she had collected 1000 souls did she unleash what would later come to be known as the Sundering.
Syn took the souls she had been collecting and thrust them into the animals of the land. She then reached into the beasts and twisted the souls, causing those souls to tear the animals asunder, reforming their sinews, recasting their bones, and developing a foul attitude brought on by the torment within the souls…now unable to find their final rest.
When the first of Syn’s new breed of terrors fell on the outskirts of the world of man, the men were frightfully unprepared to stand against them…it had been centuries since the last monster walked the land…and they fell to the horror, becoming twisted, dieing versions of what they once had been.
City by city, land by land, and kingdom by kingdom fell to Syn’s beasts. The whole while, she watched from on the Spine of the World’s highest peak and laughed. As civilization fled into overcrowded cities and fed on their own terror, she wailed. Even today, 60 years since the sundering, you can hear her laughter carried on the rain.