Blood of the Faithful
It is written in ancient chronicles that the use of magic was very common centuries ago. Powerful mages performed great feats, and it is also said that far more people were capable of weaving magics to perform their bidding. The widespread ability to use magic shaped the world and those that lived in it, and legends abound from these times. But things were not well. All the histories agree that a tremendous war was fought between many of the ancient nations. Powerful mages channeled enough destructive magical power to level whole cities. The world was left in ruins, and the survivors were left to rebuild.