The Yggdrasil Report

Friday, March 16, 2007

I hope you can forgive me for my long absence. I intend to update this blog more frequently, and right now I will do my best to continue from where I left off. I last posted about Dr. Ragnarsson's alleged journey into Fjórheim and the historical information he transcribed whilst staying there. There is simply too much information for me to tell you about, so I will post only what I considered to be the most important fragments.

From what I could gather, the world was united under a stable government until a revolutionary named Woden allied himself with an otherworldly force that brought great ruin. This force allowed him to set up his own world-wide dictatorship, which was still in power when Dr. Ragnarsson visited there. What was once a peaceful and ancient land swiftly became both industrialized and militarized, and high technology reigned.

All seemed to be going well for Woden, for the swords and arrows of the resistance were no match for his otherworldly weapons. However, unbeknownst to him, the resistance were fashioning their own. It took several years, but eventually they caught up with Woden's forces technologically. This allowed the war to be fought on even ground, and many territories were reclaimed. A "revolutionary government" was set up, along with its very own military, and there was finally hope in the peoples' hearts.

The war was far from over, however. Everything from dissension in the ranks to the formation of splinter groups who wanted to do things differently slowed everything down considerably. By the time Dr. Ragnarsson returned to our world, the two sides had reached a stalemate and there was no end in sight.

His notes from there on were mainly speculation. Would it be Woden? Would it be the revolutionaries? Would the splinter groups do something foolish and wipe out both sides? It was clear that he was desperate to find out what would happen next, so he planned another trip. That never happened, though. It wasn't because of his death, either; the Tanais Apparatus was stolen.


Blogger Esteed said...

Glad to see you back, Hermod. This Woden fellow sounds...unpleasant. Were there any other notes pertaining to him?

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Blogger Hermod said...

There was some information about his lineage, which dated back many centuries to a legendary struggle known only as The Undoing. Woden is said to be a descendent of four wise men; his ancestors stayed in Fjórheim with another descendent of these wise men, while the other two (one of which was his brother) "crossed the barrier between worlds" and ended up in our own.

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