Welcome to Ashira, a world on the brink of destruction...not that any of the residents know it yet.
The world has recently been beset by an unknown force. Naming itself 'Ruin', this self-proclaimed deity has begun the slow and methodical destruction of its surroundings, promising to bring the world to its knees. With the ability to decimate entire cities with minimal effort, such a dream does not seem all that impossible, either. Not only this, but hoards of fanatics naming themselves his heralds have begun to spring up in cities around the world. They seek only to sow discord and cause chaos, even at the cost of their lives, to prepare for their master's coming.
Guards and soldier patrols have started disappearing, and several fringe villages have already been wiped off the face of the map. Regardless, the vast majority of the world's population do not yet realise the depths of their peril. Most people continue about their lives as per normal, dismissing all rumours concerning the force called Ruin entirely. Instead they claim that the destruction must have been caused by bandits or marauders or the likes, and people any who claim otherwise are simply delusional.
One person, however, does seem to understand just how endangered the world currently is. A female scholar currently residing in one of the world's largest cities has put out a call to arms, intending confirm the threat that Ruin poses, and then find a means of defeating it. She has requested the help of any other scholars, medics, mercenaries, soldiers, and even thieves or assassins who are willing to aid her in her cause. Aware that the vast majority of people will not be enticed to work solely for the sake of defending the world from this 'rumour', she is offering 'riches and power untold' to help entice any who might be of use to her.
This is the story of those who come to aid her, and their race against time to destroy Ruin before he brings about the end he has promised.
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