Recent History

Option 1.

The crystal meteor struck Paris in 1160, the six color crystals were identified and in the king’s possession by the end of that year. By 1163 he had united all of France and by 1175 all of Europe under his rule. After the Unification of Europe, he distributed the six color crystals to the main factions that had arisen in Paris.

Option 2.

The crystal meteor struck Paris in 1160, the six color crystals were identified and in the king’s possession by the end of that year. In his attempt to secure his own power throughout France using the crystals, he also planted the seeds of his downfall. Murmurings in Paris turned to riots, and the riots became a revolution that ended the life and reign of the king. His successor distributed the crystals to the various factions that had worked to overthrow the old king. Paris thrived but the new king could neither unite the factions nor gather enough power of his own to unite France, so Paris became an isolated city-state.

Option 3.

The crystal meteor struck Paris in 1160, the six color crystals were identified and in the king’s possession by the end of that year. While the crystals and their powers were being identified, however, the rest of France was changing for the worse. The meteor that struck Paris had been accompanied by other strange events throughout Europe. By 1161 strange monsters roamed the countryside and stalked the shadows of towns and cities from the English Channel to the Mediterranean Sea. Using the powers of the six crystals, the king established Paris as a bastion against the demons. Strong, tall walls were built and reinforced, guards were trained, and armaments were crafted. Refugees from around Europe began making their way towards Paris.

The resources of Paris, enhanced by the powers of the crystals, were impressive, but not limitless. Refugees, welcomed at first with hospitality, were soon only grudgingly allowed entry into the city.

Recent History

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