Tower of Airosamente

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The Tower of Airosamente was, according to the old Imperial records and archaeologists who discovered the ruins, was an enormous tower built in the plain of current-days Apollo City. The myths around the Tower of Airosamente are widespread over Micras and the existence of it became a popular explanation for the existence of different languages around the planet.

Religious context

According to several religious sources, a united humanity of the generations following the Great Plague (which had almost led to the extinction of the Microns), speaking a single language and migrating from the east, came to the land of what is now Apollo City, where they agreed to build a city with a Tower "with its top in the heavens... lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the Micras."

The Gods of all religions came down to see what they did and said: "They are one people and have one language, and nothing will be withholden from them which they purpose to do." So the major Gods said, "Come, let us go down and confound their speech." And so the Gods scattered them once again upon the face of Micras, and confused their languages, and gave them a different religion, and they left off building the city, which was called Airosamente "because the Gods there confounded the language of all the Micras."

Historical context

The Tower was built around 7500 bASC, in a period in which humanity was declining and the Tribal Age was going to start. This immense construction was probably built with the last remaining tools and resources which had survived the extension of the Micron race. The leaders of the Audente region had, for several years, succeeded in restoring some kind of order while the rest of the world was in full anarchy (in Tapfer, humanity had fully extinct). This not only led to mass immigration of people to the Audentian lands, but rival kingdoms and tribes wanted to get their hands on the rich region. The Audentes, well-aware of the danger, decided to build a Tower which was so impressive that no other civilization would dare to invade their lands. They succeeded to build the Tower in 107 years, according to most sources. All this time, the Audente army had taken care of foreign threats. But crop failures, loss of technology and shortages of raw materials contributed to the collapse of the empire and its capital (Airosamente). Audentior collapsed and the people who had once sought refuse in these safe lands moved across the world.