The Armageddon Echo
Some things are best left forgotten. Terrible atrocities, grim sacrifices, and cataclysmic reckonings are no strangers to the annals of history, yet while those who survive such events can never hope to forget, later generations do so in the vain hope that with ignorance comes salvation. Unfortunately, among long-lived races, there are always those who remember. A grudge harbored through centuries grows in strength, waiting for a chance to settle its ancient debt. Many horrific chapters have thus been entered and later scrubbed from Golarion’s history as a result of such malice, but none more terrible than the Age of Darkness
These are dark times. The secretive and deadly drow, wicked cousins of the graceful elves, used foul magic to pull a star down from the sky to devastate the small island of Devil’s Elbow. Yet despite the destruction, this was just a test—far more terrible research is underway in the elven ruins of Celwynvian. The city lay dormant for innumerable years, crumbling and eroding, and when the elves returned to Golarion from their self-imposed exile, they sought out this ancient place in the hopes of reclaiming what was once theirs. It was here the elves first encountered the drow, and here they suffered their first defeat at the hands of their evil kin. Spurred by equal parts of terror and shame, the elves took drastic measures. They established the community of Crying Leaf near the edge of the Mierani Forest and have been using it as a base to isolate Celwynvian and the dark elves within, hoping to prevent the rest of the world from learning of their twisted kin’s existence. This secret war under boughs of the ancient wood has festered in stalemate for centuries, with both elves and drow struggling for control.