Achaea: Dreams of Divine Lands by Iron Realms Entertainment Launched: September 9, 1997 [beta] Language: Hourglass [launch]; later Vortex, then Rapture Engine (C/C++) and Lua Platform: Telnet, later also web
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Achaea's IP address is 69.65.42. 198 For general questions e-mail xxxx@xxxx .com. 150 adventurers are currently in the realms.
Dark portents had been gathering for months. First, a plague; then the opening of portals to an evil world of reptilloid aliens and huge flying monstrosities, the airborne sandworms known as the Dala’myrr. The world’s oldest dragon had been killed in a senseless attack; the Fire Behind the Flame which gave both gods and mortals the spark of life was guttering, no longer able to resurrect the dead or keep the worldtree warm. When an evil cult helped summon into being the monstrous demon Bal’met—the Worldreaver—the squabbling gods of Sapience were forced to join in a grand alliance to defeat him. In the Garden of the Gods atop the world’s tallest mountain, they fought:
The earth rumbles ominously as the voice of Artemis, Goddess of the Cataclysm, booms across the firmament, "The Cataclysm does not forget your transgressions upon Nature and its protectors, vile creature. Relinquish the power that is not yours to control!"