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The legend of Atlantis is known throughout Titan, albeit in slightly differing forms. However, there none left alive now who remember exactly what the truth is about the 'city buried by the gods'.
In fact, Atlantis was once undoubtedly the greatest civilization the world of Titan had ever seen and its capital, Atlantis City, was widely regarded as a great centre of learning, philosophy and deep thinking. Nestling some distance off the western edge of the ancient continent of Irritaria, Atlantis had grown extremely rich over the years - with gold in abundance in its hills, it quickly became the envy of the world and its people lived in luxury.
Such wealth inevitably attracted jealousy from others, however, and invasions from poorer lands were common. Atlantis was seemingly invulnerable - it could afford the greatest soldiers and mercenaries money could buy and the raids never came to anything, the attacks being quickly repelled.
Life continued in this way for many years but eventually Atlantis would suffer the ultimate act of vengeance from the gods themselves. In a way, Atlantis' determination to keep its 'purity' proved something of a catalyst for its own demise; Faramos XXII had been Atlantis' greatest monarch, helping the land reach new heights of prosperity. Unfortunately, he was now very old and had reigned for 81 years without leaving an heir. When he finally died, Atlantis' government panicked and searched extensively for a blood relative, however distant. After four years, they finally thought they had succeeded when they discovered an obscure 16-year-old son of a second cousin living in the small kingdom of Kelinos (now part of the Isles Of The Dawn).
As the law decreed, the young man (who called himself Faramos XXIII after the former ruler) was given ultimate power over Atlantis. The boy was, in fact, the Demon Prince Myurr in disguise and he managed to change the face of Atlantis forever - he began to organise invasions on other nations to prove Atlantis' superiority and his people turned into warlike followers, impressed with this new direction for their nation.
The gods could no longer stand this unholy corruption of such a great and peaceful civilization and decided to intervene. By this time, they had realised Faramos XXIII's true identity and ensured that he and Atlantis would suffer for their actions. Hydana, god of the waters, rose up from his underwater lair and produced a tidal wave of such magnitude that it almost destroyed Atlantis by itself. The earth goddess Throff also vented her anger by erupting the volcano Atlan's Beacon on the island and together these two forces ripped Atlantis apart, committing it to the depths of the Western Ocean (unfortunately not before Myurr had escaped back to the Demonic Plane).
The real lasting legacy of Atlantis, though, is really the side-effects that its sinking caused. Throff and Hydana's rage spread across to Irritaria and the entire continent was caught up in the cataclysm. Great earthquakes decimated the landscape and the landmass was gouged as huge chasms ripped across the land. Eventually, Irritaria pulled itself apart and thus the three main continents (plus the Isles Of The Dawn) were formed as parts of Irritaria broke off from each other. They drifted away and bcame known as Allansia, the Old World and Khul as they are today.
Atlantis itself sunk beneath the waves and its remains have since become a large underwater city, constantly disputed over by Merfolk and Sea Trolls but its wealth and enormous quantity of gold are remembered by men. Sailors often brag that they intend to go down there one day and search for treasure but few do, ever aware that the wrath of the gods may prevent anyone from setting eyes on Atlantis again…
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Indexes: Alphabetical: A
Last updated: September 2009
Background: Titan: The FF World
Completion: September 2009