Ymetrican Geosegment

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Ymetrican Geosegment in the Realm of Hysh

Ymetrican Geosegment is one of the Ten Paradises and a major region of Realm of Hysh.[1] It is located on the southern part of the Teclian hemisphere, neighbouring Zaitrec, Iliatha, HaixiaH and Xintil.[2b]

Out of all the regions of Hysh, Ymetrica is the most mountainous. Its towering peaks piercing the skies, while its deepest chasms reach far into the foundations of the Realm.[9a]

While home to many different people and cultures, these lands are dominated by the Great Nation of Ymetrica, of the Lumineth Realm-lords.[2a]


History

Age of Chaos

  • For ages, the chasm-city of Cathartia has been used by the Scinari Cathallars to dispose of spent aetherquartz. During the Ocari Dara, the accumulated negative energy overwhelmed the Realmgate at the center of the city, tearing a hole into the fabric of the realm, allowing shadow and darkness to stream into Hysh.[2a]
  • A group of knights from Hallowmourne, which later be known as the Hollowmourne Grand Court, find their way into Hysh. They soon established their own demented realm in the Vertiginous Peaks, known as the Vertigon Court.[8a]
  • The Lumineth of the lands see the insane Flesh-Eaters as a blight on their land, but find themselves unable to drive them out during the chaos of the Spirefall.[8a]
  • With more and more Chaos Warbands finding their end under the claws of the Mordants, the Lumineth come to see them as useful, at least for the time being. A containment strategy is put in place, for as long as the threat of Chaos remains.[8a]

Age of Sigmar

  • After Teclis revealed the secrets of the Reinvention, the Ymetricans were the first to bond with geomantic spirits of the realm. This deepened their connection the mountains even further. No Great Nation is home to more Alarith temples.[2a]
  • Abandoned and forgotten after the Ocari Dara, the Blackpit Realmgate became the entry point for the combined invasion forces of the Null Myriad and Mortis Praetorian Legions. The protective wards placed by the Lumineth around the Realmgate proved to be no match for the magic of the Mortarch Arkhan. And so the warriors, Morghasts and constructs marched into Ymetrica.[10a]
  • Warned by the mountains themselves, the Ymetricans soon assembled a force to intercept the armies of death. While the Lumineth were at home in the mountains surrounding the Blackpit, each of their ambushes was foiled by the unnatural resistance and endurance of the Bonereaper Legions.[10a]
  • Confronted by the relentless advance of the undead, the Lumineth Realm-lords adapted. Instead of facing them in the open field, the Ymetricans instead opted to target them from afar. Starshard Ballistas and Auralan Sentinels positioned on the hills and ridges brought down not only the Gothizzar Harvester constructs, but also the Mortisan mages of the Ossiarch armies. While this greatly hindered the supply of fresh warriors, with the Lumineth starting to burn the corpses of the fallen, the Ossiarchs were faced the complete dissolution of their forces.[10a]
  • The turning point of the campaign came with the arrival of Sevireth, Lord of the Seventh Wind, and the Aelementari of the Hurakan temple. Reeinforced by the swift Windchargers, it was now the Lumineth's turn to go on the offensive.[10a]
  • While Arkan retreated back into Shyish trough the Blackpit Realmgate, he tasked Boneshaper Xaramos with coordinating the undead auxiliary forces, to clear a way for the return of the main Ossiarch force. He quickly makes common cause with the Bright Emperor, the Nagash faithful Abhorrant Gorstane Mortevell. Soon after, the full might of the Vertigon Court pours out of their mountain home.[8a]
  • To send a message, the Ossiarch strategist decide to raze the long defiant port city of Elthondu, on the banks of the Great Daixo River. Using the bodies of the pachydem sages revered by the Aelfs, the undead forces manage to infiltrate the city. The surprised Lumineth defenders stood little chance and were soon all cut down.[8a]
  • Although victorious at first, the Ossiarch Bonereapers are soon forced to retreat from the lands of the Lumineth. The aelven strategy of burning the remains of the fallen to cinder, cuts off the Ossiarchs from their main resource, and are soon unable to regain their losses. To prevent total disaster, Xaramos demands an ever growing tribute of bone from their Flesh-Eater allies.[8a]
  • Unable to keep up with their demands, Gorstane breaks his alliance with the Bonereaper Legions. Barely escaping a trap laid by Xaramos, the Abhorrant uses hidden paths to retreat back into his mountain home of the Vertiginous Peaks. The pursuing Ossiarch Bonereapers fail to scout ahead and soon found themselves ambushed by the very Flesh-Eaters that call these lands their home.[8a] Xaramos himself was slain by the Ghoul-King Varshorn.[10b]
  • After the demise of the Lich Arkhan at the hands of Eltharion in the lands of HaixiaH, Nagash himself arrives in the lands of Hysh to enact revenge. Breaking trough the Blackpit Realmgate, the great Necromander easily overpowers the Lumineth guarding the Realmgate. His presence alone bruned out warding runes, turned strong warriors in withered husks, and even the land and mountains themselves felt the touch of death.[10b]
  • Without delay, Nagash moved towards his target, Mount Avalenor, tallest and oldest of the many proud peaks of Ymetrica. On his way, he and his legion swept trough the countless Alarith shrines doting the lands of Avalenoria, its keepers powerless to stop the Lord of Death.[10b]
  • While in pursuit of Nagash, the combined forces of Tor Amun, Tor Ilidreth, and Tor Glimris lead by Lyrior Uthralle soon found themselves fighting fierce battles against the Ossiarch legions. The mountain passes transformed into battlefields, and the loft peaks changed into nightmares of flesh and bone.[10b]
  • While the Vanari felt their resolve and power dwindle the closer they got to Nagash and his baleful aura, the enraged Alarith pushed on. While determined to enact vengeance for what the forces of Death have done to their home, they realized that they alone are not strong enough to fell a god. So they called out for the winds, and the seventy-seven winds of Hysh answered. First to arrive where the warriors of wind-swept Helon, foremost among them, Harantio the Galerider, trickster and legend. And so, the combined forces of Stone and Wind pushed on.[10b]
  • The battle reached its peak when Arch-mage Teclis, and the Lunasphinx Celennar arrived to face the great Necromancer in a duel. Wile trading blows of unmeasurable power, Teclis soon found himself losing to the empowered Nagash. But in the end, it was no god or aelf that tipped the scales, but the human mages of Settler's Gain. Teleported in from far away Xintil by Celennar, it was the light of the distant Tower of Prios channeled by the lenses of the Luminarks that brought down Nagash. Blinded by light, and bound by magical chains, it were the hammers of the Alarith that destroyed his corporeal form with every hammer blow.[10b]
  • Even after the demise of the great Necromancer, the forces of death are still active in Ymetrica. After a campaign to subjugate the remaining ghouls, the Ossiarch Bonereapers Lord Horrek Venzai fortified the Vertiginous Peaks to act as a base in these lands. While war seems inevitable, Lyrior Uthralle, Warden of Ymetrica, doesn't has any troops to spare. So for now, the warriors of the Alarith temple keep the death contained.[9a]
  • Maybe they were lured in by the rich deposits of Aetherquartz, or just by chance, a Stomp of the Sons of Behemat descended on Seaport Matah, almost bringing their defenses to the breaking point.[9a]

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