Godspell - Legacy of Fire
“Birthed from womb of Dragon’s maw
And borne unto the stars
By light and darkness cast aloft
Are dreamtide oaths resworn
Moon is swathed in ever-light
Ne’er again to know eclipse
Earth, with hallow’d bounty reconciled”
Three gods descended from the heavens and fearing one another’s power, began to war. The mortals caught among their fighting became genies and were forced to fight as slaves to the gods. The gods realized the chaos their fighting was causing and agreed to seal away their power. They returned the genies’ free will and turned themselves to stone with the last words left for the genies being, “Never must we be woken.” After the War of the Magi the genies fled the world to a new realm and took the Warring Triad’s petrified remains with them. The Triad were placed in a delicate balance of power, and it was said catastrophe would occur if they were moved out of position.
A thousand years later a man named Gestahl rediscovered the secrets of magic. He built up an Empire and invaded the genie world, enslaving genies and using their powers to be used in Magitek technology to conquer the world. Kefka Palazzo knows of the Warring Triad and plans to reawaken them by raising the Floating Continent with the Warring Triad’s power at his fingertips. Kefka has other ideas and demands for the Warring Triad to use their full power, with Gestahl being against it. Kefka seizes the Triad’s power and uses it to murder Gestahl. Kefka moves the statues out of alignment, shifting the face of the world.
Kefka uses the power of the Triad in the World of Ruin to exert his destructive will on any city that resists him, using a ray of energy called the “Light of Judgment” to burn anyone who opposes him, or destroy entire towns.