The Atlanti Empire was the first known human civilization on the face of Nibiru. Raised from barbarism by the alien Titans during the Age of Legend, the Atlanti eventually developed advanced technology, magic, and civilization, the likes of which have not been seen on Nibiru since. But this advancement caused the Atlanti people to become arrogant and proud, and they no longer felt the need to obey and respect their inhuman benefactors. This angered the Titans, and in retribution they used their magic to call down an ancient, poisonous remnant of an unborn planet to destroy all life on the surface of Nibiru.
Luckily, the Atlanti were not without their protectors. When Acavna, their goddess of the moon and battle, learned of the Titans’ plan, she pulled Nibiru’s moon from its orbit to intercept the massive meteoroid. The impact with the moon shattered the world-killing projectile into thousands of pieces, but did not slow or deflect it from its course. Instead, its shards inflicted lethal wounds on the goddess’s physical manifestation. Distraught by her death, the Atlanti god of magic, Amaznen, sacrificed himself to render the remaining deadly Titan magic clinging to the meteor fragments inert, transforming it from a world-killer into one that, while still incredibly destructive, gave life on Nibiru a chance to survive.
When the fragments impacted on Nibiru, they completely obliterated the continent of Azlant (what is now the Moonshae Isles) and plunged the world into the Age of Darkness, but thanks to Acavna and Amaznen, they did not destroy all life on the planet. This occurrence has been passed down over time as an ancient rumor telling that when Nemesis plunged to Nibiru, parts of it broke off in the planet’s atmosphere and ended up landing on the moon.
Over 5,000 years after the destruction of The Falling, Aroden Ravenwood—then just a commoner—was called to the Star Mounts where the heart of the ancient Titan weapon still lay. He found it deep within the mountains, made of celestial materials, Titan magic, the blood of the goddess Acavna, and the scar tissue of the planet itself: the Starstone. Aroden used his magic to keep it from ever being misused again. In response, the gods elevated him to become one of them, and the Starstone has served as a vehicle to attain divinity ever since. Aroden then founded the city of Secomber and placed the Starstone in the heart of the city.
Now it rests in the Citadel of the Ascendant Court, where anyone can take the Test of the Starstone to attempt ascension to godhood. In the ensuing ages, only three mortals are known to have succeeded in the task: Elsie Vance, Tesyah Helltalon, and Gaelan.