The Golden Kingdom of Mithlinde
The Legend of Baround
Long ago the world was whole and forested. The weather was normal and the high velocity winds were not around. Every nation was connected but never in peace. Every nation fought one another, civil wars broke out and the common people were unable to provide for themselves to live well or safely. A hero named Baround, the champion of the people, a blacksmith by trade saw the horrors of war and there effects on the common people. So he forged a weapon of amazing power, The Axe of Harmony. It was made with magic and fire, forged to be a weapon of mass destruction to make the leaders of nations stop the fighting. Baround massed an army of common peoples, taking them to the killing fields to eradicate the nations armies. But Baround did not know that when forging the weapon Nimlothien, Lady of Vengeance put a curse on the axe. Any who wield the Axe of Harmony will fall to corruption, those who wish good will now bring destruction on all. Baround's army became corrupted, Baround himself demanded every nation bow down to his demands. The world united against him, and in the last battle, Baround hit the earth with the axe, sending the world into chaos. the forests flattened, the middle of the world sank and became ocean, magic in the world refused to always follow the rules and the nations crumbled again. the Axe has been lost to the world never to be seen again.