Skyfall
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Skyfall is the name given to the cataclysmic event in which of a swarm of meteoroids impacted the Continent of Iskandar in the year 1137/3. It resulted in the destruction of the great Iskari Empire, as well as the nations of Kalinor and Jandelay, which were consumed by earthquakes and massive tidal waves. The cloud of dust thrown up by the meteor's impact settled in Corwyn's upper atmosphere and blotted out the sun for many years thereafter, plunging Iskandar into an "Age of Darkness."

Origins


The Iskari Empire was the first known human civilization on the continent of Iskandar. Raised from barbarism by the alien aboleth during the Age of Legends, the Iskari people eventually developed advanced magic, culture, and civilization, the likes of which have not been seen on Iskandar since. But this advancement caused the Iskari people to become arrogant and proud, and they no longer felt the need to obey and respect their inhuman benefactors. This angered the aboleth, and in retribution they used their magic to call down an ancient, poisonous remnant of an unborn planet to destroy all life on the surface of Iskandar.

Legends say the Iskari were not without their protectors. When Aveena, the Iskari goddess of the moon, learned of the Aboleths' plan, she pulled Corwyn's moon from its orbit to intercept the massive meteoroid. The impact with the moon shattered the world-killing projectile into thousands of pieces, but did not slow or deflect it from its course. Instead, its shards inflicted lethal wounds on the goddess's physical manifestation. Distraught by her death, the Iskari God of Magic, Ivarian, sacrificed himself to render the remaining deadly aboleth magic clinging to the meteor fragments inert, transforming it from a world-killer into one that, while still incredibly destructive, gave life on Iskandar a chance to survive.

When the fragments impacted Iskandar, they nearly obliterated the surface of the continent of Iskandar and plunged its peoples into the Age of Darkness, but thanks to Aveena and Ivarian they did not destroy all life.

Consequences


The destruction of the Iskari Empire, Kalinor, and Jandelay are the best-known, but by no means the only effects of Skyfall. Many other major events occurred due to this cataclysmic event.

Destruction of the Aboleth Empire


Even though they had brought about the event, Skyfall had unintended consequences for the aboleth that they hadn't foreseen. They miscalculated the level of devastation the impact would cause, and the mighty earthquakes that followed also sent their own civilization into decline.