Rifts of the Taies
Scroll of Nisus
This seemingly ordinary scroll holds incredible power for those who understand the writings of the scroll.
Several hundred years before the founding of the Cantabrien Empire, Nisus, the Lord of Lorinis began what has become popularly known as the War of Pain. Legend says that Lorinis was one of three cities built by the true Essences, the first creatures to ever inhabit this world. That city was ruled by an Essence named Nisus, who was capable of seeing time, the past, present and future. The War began because Nisus wanted to change the futures that he saw for the world. During the War of Pain, those taken captive were twisted by Nisus into the Tormented to give them reason to fight for him. He promised those he twisted that should they win he would return them to their orignal forms. Since Nisus did not win the war those people have stayed as Marrisouf or Orcs.
In modern day, the followers of Nisus are called Seekers. In 1566, seven Seekers of Nisus arrived in the Highlands and began systematically investigating and searching the Highlands, paying specific attention to the Deep Ruins of Tanast and to the Lanu Mines. With the arrival of the Seekers the tensions across the Highlands began to spread and the Dark Elves took a hostile stance against the Seekers threatening them with death if they ever came close to the Elves or their now established community.
While most do not revere Nisus as a God, the Seekers of Nisus revere his foresight and wisdom as Godlike. The Seekers of Nisus do not necessarily agree with the War of Pain, but they do understand and agree with the reasons behind it. Nisus as the Lord of Lorinis wrote thousands of scrolls detailing out his visions of the future and of the cosmos in general. It is believed that Nisus knew all that could be known and that through his scrolls one can attain true enlightenment. The Seekers of Nisus seek out these scrolls so that they may learn yet another bit of their world and conquer their fear and doubts.