Arc 3: Battle for Nexus
Arc 3 spans across five years in an event of escalating conflict between the Nexus and the Oryx Militia that would become known as the Battle For Nexus
Skirmishes between the Nexus and Oryx Militia grow ever more frequent with increasing intensity. Rumors spread throughout the Nexus of possible escalation in the eternal war, perhaps even the possibility of Militia invasion of the Nexus territories. These fears are soon realized as the Militia begin a new campaign in a final push to destroy the Nexus once and for all.
Stories collected under Year One:
- Through Enemy Eyes
- Unrest in Astoria
- First Battle of Astoria
The Battle for Nexus rages on into its second year after a year of successful resistance against Militia incursion. However, General Akar has now taken command over the Militia military, launching precise, crippling offensives against key Nexus territories as they begin to crumble under his unrelenting hand.
Stories collected under Year Two:
- Family Time
General Akar’s forces continue to slowly breach their way through the Nexus territories. Unsatisfied with the pacing of the invasion, the Mad God has commissioned a new group of Special Forces, the Red Fury, as well as the authorization of new research and development projects intended to shake up the balance of power. Elsewhere, the aftershocks of the war continue to reverberate across parts of the realm that had been untouched, with criminals and pirates taking advantage of the power vacuum to operate more freely without obstruction.
Stories Collected under Year 3:
- The Call
- Paths we Choose
The Oryx Militia have begun new devastating campaigns, intent on splitting Nexus forces far and wide as they prepare for a final push against the capital. Chancellor Dammah has authorized Operation Luminous, a two part campaign promised to restore light and order to the dark, forsaken lands of the realm. On the other side, General Akar has begun the Outskirt Sieges, orchestrating simultaneous attacks across countless villages and cities in the Outskirts regions.
Stories collected under Arc 4:
Shadows of Stygian
Hot, humid, muddy. These words best described the conditions of Stygian Valley, a dense and inhospitable swamp inhabited by the Night Elves. Acting under rumors of a coalition between the Nexus and the Night Elves, Chancellor Dammah has orchestrated an operation to destroy the coalition before it can take root, dubbed ‘Operation Luminous’. The operation would become known by the members of the Militia as the ‘Stygian Campaign’, the longest and bloodiest campaign in the entire Battle for Nexus. What was originally expected to be a week long offensive against a handful of ‘primitive natives’ soon quickly descended into a year of hardship and pain as the soldiers found themselves contending with giant nocturnal predators, flesh eating diseases, and nightmares beyond their imagination as they fought against an unfamiliar enemy in an unfamiliar and inhospitable environment. Even years after the brutal campaign, the shadows of the past continue to haunt the survivors.
- The Hidden Enemy
There Be Monsters
At the conclusion of the Stygian Campaign in November 2077, reports have spread across the realm of paranormal activities and a rash of deaths with unexplainable reasons. As madness spreads across the realm, investigators collect mixed reports and descriptions of the creature(s), some reporting a a twisted and deformed humanoid, its limbs seemingly deformed beyond reason. Others report sightings of a blob like entity that seemed to distort reality as it soared through the skies. And yet, another report speaks of a being they only refer to as, ‘The Grinning Man.’
Led by General Akar, the Oryx Militia launch a massive offensive against the Nexus territories in the far off Outskirt Regions. Pushed to the brink, Outskirt villages plead for help, a cry answered by Nexus leadership as they dispatch their generals far and wide in an attempt to counter these overwhelming assaults. Spread far and wide, the thought of reinforcement is all but lost as Nexus forces desperately take a stand against Akar’s overwhelming assault, unaware that that is exactly what he wants.
- Rhea’s Reality Rift Part I: Strange New World
- Ashes of the 124th
- Final Battle of Astoria
No synopsis because that would involve spoilers for the last story arc.
Stories collected under Year 5: