Books:Battlespire Athenaeum

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AR is not a shortcut anymore
'''Being A Brief History Of The Elder Scrolls From Tamriel's Origins To The Present Predicament In The Anchored Battlespire:'''
''Every [[General:The Elder Scrolls|Elder Scrolls]] game presents the player with rich flights of fancy, usually broad and fascinating tapestries. The stage for these epics is [[Lore:Tamriel|Tamriel]], a gigantic continent of striking and diverse terrain, cultures, provinces, and impressive pockets of civilization. The [[Lore:Calendar|Tamrielic Calendar]] records thousands of years of angst, jubilance, and tragedy.''
''The vast continent that is Tamriel evolved with panoply of fits and starts.''
''In {{Year|3E 389}}, the Imperial Battlemage, second in Tamriel only to the Emperor, decided that [[Lore:Uriel Septim VII|Uriel VII]] needed a well-earned "vacation". Casting the most powerful spell conjecturable, [[Lore:Jagar Tharn|Jagar Tharn]] imprisoned the unsuspecting Emperor in [[Lore:Oblivion|a pocket universe, a timeless dimension]], a place of no return. For [[Lore:Third Era#3E 399|10 years]], the mad wizard kept Uriel incarcerated. [[Lore:Hero#Eternal_Champion|A brave adventurer]] traveled Tamriel far and wide, found [[Lore:Staff of Chaos|the mystical object of release]], and freed his Emperor. This hastened the shameful downfall of the treacherous battlemage.
''Shorty after those heroics, [[Lore:Hero#The_Agent|another brave]] hero rescued Tamriel from unspeakable evil principally taking place in the city-state of Daggerfall. This story entailed court intrigue, treachery, knightly conflicts, and the inevitable struggle between good and evil. As you will see, [[BSBattlespire:Battlespire|Battlespire]] continues the tradition.''
''Battlespire takes place during the time of [[ARArena:Arena|Arena]] (roughly 3E 399) in a majestic tower, if you will, a medieval space needle, inhabiting its own pocket universe. Originally a war college for the training and sharpening of imperial battlemage skills, evil forces invaded this citadel of military {{sic|of imperial battlemage skills, evil forces invaded this citadel of military|description=duplicate phrase}} civility. Now, monstrous minions block and thwart your every move. You must escape back to the benevolent confines of Tamriel at all costs.''
''During this time, a host of societal institutions were suspended in so-called [[Lore:Planes_of_Existence|"pocket universes,"]] to achieve a state of immaculate virtual reality. One such institution, deep in the ethereal plane of [[Lore:Aetherius|Aetherius]], is the [[Lore:Battlespire|Battlepire]]. It is a proving ground, or sophisticated war college for prospective battlemages. Five special anchors clamp the Battlespire in place, connected immediately on arrival when towed in by the Great Star Galley. If all the anchors are disconnected, the Battlespire drifts outside of the nexus of rich [[Lore:Magic|magicka-currents]], the entire platform goes black and dead, and the PC, the Battlespire, and everyone there perishes.''