The new blight that had befallen the land was caused by the very power that had finally brought us peace – the Outsider. Never had I known such a cruel irony.
The Sorceress and I tried all we could to halt the decay that ailed the land, but each attempt was met with naught but failure. Until after several years of trying in vain, she told me of a new method.
She proposed that we split the Outsider in two, suppressing its power and halting the draining effects it was exerting on the land. Naturally, I approved, and we worked together to carry out this new plan. However, I had no way of knowing what the result of our efforts would be.
The Sorceress disappeared. For a price had to be paid for splitting the Outsider in two – the soul of the one who had summoned it to this world. I knew nothing of this until it was too late.
One half of the Outsider was sealed on Lazulis Island. The other half was sealed on a continent far across the ocean. The decay ravaging the land did not come to an end, but its rate of progression had slowed to a significant extent.
My next obligation was to find a way of bringing the gradual demise of our world to a total halt.I believed that this was the only way I could pay tribute to my love, who had risked everything for my proposal and eventually paid the ultimate sacrifice.