The Great Tarrasque Attack
An event that happened early in the year of 1132sd. As tensions between Al-Maisan and Bodenolf began to escalat, too few page attention to the world around them, including geological activity. It was this lapse of attention to the living world around them that had the great nations pay a high price when a great tarrasque (“tah-rask”, MM1p.13) rose up from the very depths of Talamh. It rose on the western side of Sadr, opposite the great nations, but its thirst for destruction and hunger for life led it on a great rampage that effected nearly every race, culture and civilization on the continent.
It’s path of devastation swept across much of the continent, effecting Bodenlof and Al-Maisan more than most other civilizations, due to their large populations. The creature was last seen on the northern shores of Al-Maisan before sinking into the black depths of the sea. Having been satiated by it’s won-ton destruction and feeding, it had disappeared almost as suddenly as it arrived, leaving the great nations nearly shattered.
Enemies became allies. Death became constant and disease became rampant across much of Sadr and the attention of the peoples was once again distracted. Communication became difficult and it took five years for the great nations to realize that the continent of Saiph had been discovered again. Soon after, the homeless and directionless because adventures and explorers. Those who’s homes and government had been toppled saw new avenue of prosperity. Naval officers who saw their fleets all but totally destroyed now became owners of ferry companies. Soldiers who no longer had home or enemy became caravan guards as they crossed the silver lands of Saiph. The tarrasque attack could have destroyed the civilized world, but had inadvertently led it to The Great Era of Exploration.