The Flying Lands
After the war with the elves ended, the peoples of Praedam used their new-found mastery of aerozyte to colonize the skies. The Flying Lands, for thousands of years believed to be the exclusive domain of the gods, were now within reach. The greatest of these airborne settlements was the city of Altma-Nor, which shone in polished stone with a beauty that led some to say that men had managed to build heaven. The city grew in both population and wealth, their coffers overflowing with gold from the thriving aerozyte mines that riddled the depths of the city. For five hundred years the city enjoyed a golden age until the fated day came.
Survivors of the event told a tale of awe and terror. One fine sunlit evening the foundations of the city began to quake. This had been happening for some months with no result, but this time the shaking didn’t stop. Suddenly, violently, huge sections of the city hurtled skyward, and the rest pitched sideways and began to plummet towards the earth. The city crumbled and fragmented, turning over and over before crashing with such force that it is said the elves in Daleshi-ne-Vai felt the quake. The largest portion of the broken city landed in Lake Tamar, flooding the city of Lakesedge. All told, over forty thousand souls perished from the fall.
The Lost City
The two portions of Altma-Nor that went skyward are now at such an altitude that they are permanently covered in a fine layer of frost and were quickly abandoned after the fall by those who survived. The chunks of the city that fell in and around Lake Tamar were subject to scavenging and now stand as weather-worn monuments to the city that once was. The largest portion of the city remains half-submerged in the lake, and is said to still contain great riches for anyone daring enough to scale its broken streets.