No one knows where the Darkness
But there is no doubt about the devastation it brought, through its army of "Dark Ones".
These "Dark Ones" were human once. The Darkness deformed their bodies, warped their minds and ejected their souls.
Millions of Dark Ones were created, as the great cities succumbed to the Darkness.
Countless lives were lost in the battles that followed - with survivors taking refuge in forests and woodlands.
In just a few short years, civilisation had collapsed and the world had fallen into despair.
But just as hope was virtually extinguished, the Nemesis Crystal arrived.
Descending on a fiery trail from the sky, the huge Crystal crashed into the land, unleashing a massive shockwave.
As the land around the Crystal cooled, thousands of large eggs were visible around its base.
Forged by magic, these were the first dragon eggs.
Many women with light still in their hearts were drawn to the Nemesis Crystal.
When the women touched the surface of the Crystal, they were transformed into winged elves, endowed with the power of White Magic.
These "Daughters of the Nemesis" were charged with rearing the dragons and training them to fight the Dark Ones.
The battles raged for years.
Dragon fire decimated vast areas of land, with countless Dark Ones perishing in the flames.
The Darkness fought back, sending wave upon wave of Dark Ones in attempts to destroy the Nemesis Crystal.
But eventually the continual onslaught of the dragons succeeded - and the forces of Darkness were defeated.
The world is at peace now. But the Dark Ones were not all destroyed. Large numbers scattered into hidden places.
So the Daughters of the Nemesis continue to rear and train their dragons, forever watchful.
This is the fifth age of humankind - the age of the Nemesis Crystal. An age the Daughters call simply "Nemesis Now".