|Legacy of the Shadowsword|
07 Jul 2006
|Zan-Sen is an ancient country. It dates to before the Great War. The country was begun by a sect of elvish priests, who value knowledge above all else. They came to this island in the northern seas and created a vast stronghold of knowledge.
Here, is located the Great Library: a vast building where all the written knowledge of the world is kept. The elves began to gather texts from all over the globe, and placed them in this building. As the ages passed, the Library expanded, old texts faded and were copied, and the knowledge grew.
During the Great War, Zan-Sen remained neutral. None of the nations attacked them, respecting their neutrality. When the Shadowsword was discovered and forged, naturally, there were documents recorded about it, and the elves of Zan-Sen obtained and stored them.
These documents, however, were kept under a heavy guard. They were considered dangerous, but out of reverence for knowledge, the elves would not destroy them.
When the Great War ended, and technology progressed, the elves upgraded the Library with it. They began to use computers to catalog and store those documents which were almost too old to touch.
It is said that when Graden Lorn died, his journal was taken into the vaults of the Great Library. His journal is reported to hold the secret and location of the Shadowsword. However, none except the librarian elves of Zan-Sen know if this is true, and they will not give out such information freely.