|Elder Tale||Timeline||Game Lore|
Different bits and pieces of Theldesian lore that hasn't been expanded on in the main series.
The era was called the Age of Myth, which corresponds to our present day. During those times, "modern" technology such as skyscrapers and cars existed. However, the world was destroyed by the work of a rogue AI known as "Shiva".
About 350 years agoEdit
Four races existed: Humans, Alvs, Elves, and Dwarves. However, out of jealousy towards the Alvs' superior magical abilities and higher standard of living (such as having the ability to create flavorful food through magic), the other three races banded together and drove the Alvs to near extinction.
About 300 years agoEdit
In retaliation for the events fifty years prior, the Ruquinjé, who were survivors of the Alvs, independently yet simultaneously began the first World Fraction. With their magic, they created several demihuman monsters, such as Goblins, Kobolds, Orcs, Ogres, Troglodytes, Gnolls, Sahuagin, and Lizardmen.
To respond to this new threat, the Human, Elves, and Dwarves created their own demihuman races according to the Northtrilia Plans: Werecats, Fox Tails, and Wolf Fangs. Along with them, the Race of Ritual was created as a replacement for the Alvs' magical power.
During this time, settlers traveled from Eured (Eurasia) to Wen (the Americas). The Ancients also appeared, from unknown means and unknown origins.
About 240 years agoEdit
In spite of the measures taken to withstand the effects of the Ruquinjé, the People of the Land still struggled against the hordes of monsters that constantly attacked them. However, in the midst of despair, another World Fraction occurred, this time resulting in the appearance of the Adventurers.
This correlates to the start of Elder Tale's open beta, which opened twenty years before the start of the main storyline on Thursday, October 22, 1998.
The First Year of the CatastropheEdit
- Main article: Timeline
The third World Fraction occurs. Known as the May Revolution by the Landers, this change gave Adventurers knowledge on par with and beyond those of the Landers. No longer were Adventurers mindless drones that simply accepted and completed quests while defeating monsters.
The Theldesian WorldEdit
Some general notes about the world of Theldesia.
- Electricity does not exist.
- Theldesia does not have the same celestial bodies as the real world, with the only known exceptions being the Sun and the moon.
- Not only is time calculated differently in Theldesia (in the game, at least, time passed 12 times faster than in the real world), Theldesia does not follow the Gregorian calendar. However, it is unknown what kind of calendar system, if any, is used in this world.
There are various gods, goddesses, demons, and supernatural beings in Theldesian lore.
Yulara: Goddess of Healing
- In Yamato lore, there is a healing goddess named Yulara who has attracted the most followers. Her large following is probably helped by the fact that she was designed by fans.
- She is mentioned once in the light novel: during the mission to rescue Serara, Maryelle tells Shiroe she would be praying to Yulara for their safety.
North American ServerEdit
Wenia: Goddess of Healing
- Wenia is the North American server's counterpart to Yulara, but she isn't as popular as Yulara.
- She is often described as being a plump woman with dark skin.
Vels Serpiyel: Guardian Deity of Bards
- The guardian deity of all bards in the Land of Wen.
- His name is an anagram of Elvis Presley.
Luca Wolfgang II: God of Music
- Little is known about this god. He was supposedly going to get a new quest in the Homesteading the Noosphere expansion, but whether this really happened or not is unknown.
Western European ServerEdit
The Sword Prince: God of Swords and Magic
- He is known worldwide as the founder of the Fairy Arts and as Elias Hackblade's guardian deity. The Sword Prince does his best to pull the strings of the young hero, embracing the impression that he is a bossy god by asking players, “Adventurers, save Elias with your strength!” The prince will occasionally request various items from adventurers as well.
- The Sword Prince takes the appearance of a pure-blooded Alv or an elf who is said to have silvery hair and whose gaze contains all the colors of the rainbow. However, there is a possibility that this is not the Sword Prince’s true form since the god only appears when he can be silhouetted in the dim light. The only thing people are completely certain of is that the prince wields a two-handed great sword.
Tellsword: The Blonde Swordsman
- A hero with an undisclosed past; all that is known is that he was once a hero. Now, he takes the form of a blonde swordsman with sad eyes.
- His origins are unknown, and those who know of him are even less.
Jaja Darga: God of Corruption and Decay
- A false pagan god worshiped by the demi-humans and the cult of the false god in Elder Tales’ early raid content. Unlike others Jaja Darga was a god of evil from the very beginning.
- Jaja Darga appears vaguely humanoid with large eyes that make it difficult to support the weight of its own head, eight strangely shaped arms, and a leech-like lower body that lets it crawl around.