Kyros' most powerful magic is that of the Edict, commandments cast upon whole regions that can control and destroy man and nature alike. Once cast, an Edict can rain fire, wither crops, demoralize cities, usher in endless night, or do whatever it is that Kyros envisioned. No known force, magical or mundane can stop an Edict, though each Edict is often worded to include some condition or contingency that will see its end.
Some Edicts have been short lived, delivering days of wanton catastrophe. Just as many have lingered for centuries.
For details on your Edicts, see Mysterious device.
The power of Kyros is like none other. The mightiest Archons fail to match it, and no magician's spell approaches the sheer magnitude of an Edict. It can wipe cities from the land, collapse mountains into the sea, and blight entire nations. It can linger for centuries or be as brief as a few minutes of devastation. Most notably, Edicts respond directly to changes in the state of the world, even its intangible and metaphysical variables, ending when specific circumstances come to pass. They're best described as physical manifestations of the Overlord's will. Anything beyond that is a matter for arcanists and philosophers. It's not known how Kyros manages to extend that will through her Fatebinders, with some speculating it might bear some semblance to when Graven Ashe extends his protection to his troops... Or perhaps the hierarchy of the realm itself allows the Overlord to channel power through them. What is known is that while reading an Edict is no small honor, it can also be a veritable death sentence. Even if the reader survives the torrential power that the Overlord's words channel through them, they then have to contend with surviving the effects they unleash upon the world.
List of Edicts
- Edict of Execution: This Edict kills all in a designated area if any of the specified conditions fail.
- Edict of Fire: The Edict of Fire brings the energy of Fire to large regions of the world. This generates incredible heat - sometimes Flame - as well as strengthening the powers of magic.
- Edict of Malediction: The Edict of Malediction will twist the strands of Fate, causing misfortune and bad luck to plague your enemies.
- Edict of Nightfall: The Edict of Nightfall brings permanent darkness to the land. Plants will wither, animals will sicken, and people will slowly freeze without the sun's warmth.
- Edict of Stone: The Edict of Stone leeches magical energy from the sky and living creatures, storing it in the rocks below. This energy can lead to earthquakes and the slow petrification of the living.
- Edict of Storms: This Edict bombards the lands with a violent storm.
- Edict of Sorrows, broken by Golbraith in 110 TR
- Edict of Twisting Grasses, broken in 380 TR
- Edict of Tumult, issued against Setting-Sun in 429 TR: A massive wave of wind and water crashes on the targeted area.
- Edict of Dust, issued against the whole of Terratus in 11 TR and notably causing the extinction of Antelopes.
Although few have tried (or even dared) to exploit Kyros's Edicts, the Young Fatebinder can do so.
- Edict of Execution: In Act I, the Young Fatebinder can delay the proclamation of this Edict till after the Day of Swords. This extends the deadline of the Edict by many times.
- Edict of Storms: In Act II, by allowing an abdication via verbal renunciation, the Young Fatebinder can lift the Edict while preventing the death of a young life, as opposed to the Overlord's wishes.
- Edict of Fire: Also in Act II, by physically moving a source of forbidden knowledge, the Young Fatebinder can lift the Edict.
|Made To Be Broken||Break all of Kyros' Edicts.|