There’s an old saying: “Death is your last adventure”. Little do they know what a grand, long adventure it is. But you are about to find out. You have left behind your mortal shell and landed on the shores of the Underworld, the Land of the Dead. This dark, sprawling realm is rife with unimaginable creatures, feral beauties and dazzling temptations, the likes of which you have never seen. Luckily, you have a guidebook.
In the Chronicle, you will learn about Death, who built and rules the Underworld, and his Court of the Dead, who help him govern it. You will discover how the universe was actually forged – and the terrible truth obscured by Heaven and Hell. But the Chronicle is far from a serious history lesson. The delightfully witty court jester, Malavestros, has marked up the Chronicle with color commentary, jokes and added drama. As the jester might say: “You’re dead, so you better get used to it.” Welcome to the Underworld.
In the sprawling citadels of the Underworld, deep within the vast libraries of Voxxingard, a curator sits. Staring at an empty tome, he ponders the puzzle that has been laid out before him by his Master, the shepherd of souls known as Death a question deceptive in its simplicity, What is the purpose of the realm of the dead?
To answer this, the curator must write a journal chronicling the rise of the Underworld and the history of the never-ending war of Heaven and Hell. From the lowest scavenger of corpses to the highest chancellor, all those within the Underworld must be questioned and examined. For what is the purpose of the land of the Dead? Is it a haven for the refugee spirits of the mortal world? A sinister part of the celestial war machine that threatens to consume reality itself? Or does it instead serve to bring true balance to the long abandoned promises of Heaven and Hell?