The Eleven Holy Kingdoms
he death of the Messiah did not end his dream. After the treason if Iscariot the elven remaining Apostles took control of the army and in mere hours collapsed the walls of the city and crushed all resistance, with out mercy. There on the ruins of the city they erected the Tomb of the Messiah and met in what would be remembered as the first Holy Council. Though the War of the Cross was over, but without the figure of Abel to guide the dream, an uncertain future loomed. Even so, the Apostles believed in the dream and wanted to make an effort to keep the dream that they had fought for, some for over a decade.
They talked for days; finally, exhausted they fell asleep, and dreamed of the Messiah, who told them that his dream was now in their hands. Upon awakening, they set about forming the Eleven Holy Kingdoms and took their place as their rulers. In this way they would be able to carry on the destiny and maintain the stability that that cost them so much.
Three years later, on the ruins of Solomon, the city of Archangel was founded with the purpose of becoming the capital of the world of Man. Thus began a long period of splendor but no one without problems. The doctrines of Abel were enforced, and supernatural powers were prohibited. And the other races became more and more just myth.
Within time, years after the deaths of the original Apostles, the Eleven Kingdoms began to separate themselves from each other. They wound up grouping into four groups that had in essence forgotten why they had been brought together. It was a sad irony that the grand dreams and ideals of the past could not stop the nature of the human spirit.
It was then, with the world distanced from each other, that the world would face its darkest hours, and all that Man knew would end up sinking onto madness. For in the shadows of Man’s Kingdoms, a Twelfth Kingdom had arisen.