The Esper Saga
The Kardus War
Towards the end of the First Age, the amount of rogue Magi-user had grown too high for The Kardus to control. Although their numbers had grown so that there were now twenty members sworn to the organization, their enemies were far more numerous – and far more powerful. A great war broke out, in which those with powerful Magi sought to overthrow the Kardus and destroy them – thereby allowing Magi to have free reign throughout Terra.
Although the Kardus won the battle, it was with heavy losses. The civilization of The Ancients was completely destroyed, the world was thrown into disarray, and the Kardus were decimated – leaving only one surviving member, the then still young Palom “Tellah” Zeromus. The world began to recover, and Palom went in search of an apprentice, someone with whose aid he might be able to re-build the organization. He found the future Emperor – Alexius Bane.
For some time, there was peace – but it wouldn’t be long until war tore across Terra once more. What ensued came to be known as The Magi War.