Collections on the Cleansing of the Fane

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Collections on the Cleansing of the Fane

Post by Anumaril » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:34 am

Editor’s Note: While few pieces outside the infamous ‘Cleansing of the Fane’ stood to account for this particular period of Alessian history, fewer detailed the historical events that led to the ravaging of the eastern Ayleid and the Nibenese adoption of the moniker 'Burning East'. Through the efforts of the Imperial Archaeological Society’s little-funded studies into Pre-Reman Cyrodiil, including multiple expeditions into Barsaebia, many tales and stories have been collected that may yield greater understanding of this period and the removal of the Ayleid from Nibenay. These have been translated to the best of the Arcane College's ability and organized by best derived chronological order.

And so it was that in the Year 127 of the Paravantentia, Abbot Cosmas of the Chantry Entius led the Holy Brothers of Marukh the Seer, First of their Order, to the foothills at the slopes of the Southern Valus. For the day had been darkened over the realms of men and all the children of the Free Mother wept as crops failed and travelers lost their way amid the shadows.
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Those worthy of The Faith scourged themselves upon the banks of the Canulus so as to bid return of Magnus; but their shed blood thinned, and a great amalgam of shadowed wights and pointed-ear devils came upon the faith and the people of Cyrod such had not been seen since the days of Belharza. Falling upon the Niben and the Mir such as a great flood, the demons inspired faith unto the faithless and all would appeal the Holy Brothers and their Brothers of Marukh for succour.
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Faith-blood thickened, Abbot Cosmas gathered all the Brothers and the newfound Brothers of their Brothers, and all fell upon the Canulus in such a manner as to invite their very souls to rest in the waters. Calling upon the demons of the Fane as one would children to supper, all things black and dark and foul and feathered came upon the Brothers with bared beaks and open talons, and all were washed of elven stain and henceforth wandered the world stripped of ornament and holding the weight of elven disgrace as plate upon their flesh.
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It was then that Abbot Cosmas, the Brothers, and the Noble Order of the Mundane Meaning, formed through faith of the peoples of Nibenay, did march upon the High Fane. Their numbers were great, but no power under man could halt the verminous plague of un-Man that emanated from the holy city. Only through begged wisdom of Emperor Ami-El, Blood of Al-Esh and Righteous Benefactor of all Hallowed Cyrod, did the lasting darkness and the jungled slope fall to the might of man. For Ami-El unleashed upon the Ayleid a weapon that would go unseen for an era, and its name was Nahfahlaar.
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Consumed by holy fire, the stain of the Ayleid would be erased from Malada to Hame and all the corners of what would be known as the Burning East. Flesh and feather, jungle and stone, all was charred by equal right; and the ash was swept away and the jungle gave way to man and that land knew peace for many years; and the doubts of all the men of Nirn did falter, and under the Order Which Would Stand the Era, they pledged themselves before the Prophet Most Simian; and all Cyrod from henceforth would know Mandates Most Exclusionary.
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Re: Collections on the Cleansing of the Fane

Post by Infragris » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:10 pm

This is well-written, but I think it would be best if you pull it outside the Malada context. There is already a vanilla book about the Cleansing of the Fane, so more than one text about the same event is kind of redundant. Perhaps you could tweak this to be about a different Ayleid enclave: this would show that the Marukhati anti-elven pogroms were a province-wide event, not something purely connected to this one temple.

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Re: Collections on the Cleansing of the Fane

Post by Anumaril » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:26 pm

Will do, perhaps something close-by like Hame or Ondo? I'd like for the Canulus bit to remain relevant, to establish some more unsettling folklore that may surround Lake Canulus and the surrounding Mir, considering it was practically the enclave of the Alessians.

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Re: Collections on the Cleansing of the Fane

Post by Infragris » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:53 pm

Sounds good. One thing: maybe drop the "of the Black Marsh" after the Barsaebia, last word on the Black Marsh prep is that we want to keep Ayleid influences there to a minimum. Lorewise, the probable path is that the Barsaebics fled to the far borders of Blackwood, which was considered a part of Argonia proper until recently.

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Re: Collections on the Cleansing of the Fane

Post by Anumaril » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:05 pm

Ah, good, I'll consider the ruins of eastern Blackwood to be those of the Barsaebics; and refer to the region as Barsaebia in older documents like this.

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