The Age of Ending
The Age of Ending followed The Age of Man. This age was marked by the rise of the sirens as the dominate race on Terra. They were markedly stronger and had a united consciousness. When the sirens gained enough power, they let out a massive cry which has been known throughout the history of Terra as the Siren’s Song. The song cauesd a massive disaster on Terra, splitting up the continents, causing massive damage to the ice caps, and destroying most of civilization and the existing technology. Even after the song was inittially sung, it persisted, without any help by the siren’s. The song had so changed the world that it became a part of the atmosphere, echoing for all eternity bound to the planet as a new phenomena in the world. The lingering after- effect came in the form of domination. Most humanoid beings which heard the song, were forced into submission and slavery as the tools of the sirens.
There was only one defense against the song: Music. The siren’s song’s domination effect could be lifted by listening to music through headphones on a personal music player device. Those humans which were able to realize this and take advantage of it, formed a meager resistance and banded together in the underground hiding from there more powerful masters.
The Age of Ending was an age of chaos. The world was torn to pieces and civilzation all but dried up. Humans were forced into submission and the world seemed like it could become no worse… but even the sirens had their weakness. They yearned to harness greater power, just as their human ancestors and creators had. They searched the face of Terra for links to The Age of Magic, hoping that they could bring it back to the world, and restore Terra to its former glory. There ambition, was too strong. Not understanding what they were trying to attempt, the sirens brought on the second great appocolypse, the merging of the planes. Areas which had been cut off from Terra for millenia were now merging with the world and the forces of these planes poured into Terra like a plague. The shadowfell and the feywild merged, sending forth primal beasts into the land, which wandered and destroyed the world that the sirens had built up. In addition the gates to the abyss and the 9 hells which had been sealed long ago in The Age of Magic were flung open and Demons and Devils burst into the material world and found that they were immune to the siren’s song. This began The Age of Demons.