Post by CHRIS on Dec 30, 2020 21:17:18 GMT
Many centuries ago, when man first walked the Earth - there was the ancient city of Zion.
Located deep in what would be the African Savannah, the people were blessed with an ancient treasure of unknown and immeasurable power. Said to be a true Fountain of Youth, it granted there people many gifts. Longevity of life chief among them.
But it also did something unnatural to the wildlife. Gifted with great intelligence; the animals of what would become the Pridelands found themselves endowed with the gift of speech and intelligent thought. For many years, humans and animals lived in harmony and the lineage of The Great Kings began.
But as always, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
As the humans began to expand their reach, the ancestors began to encroach into the beasts territory. It wasn’t long before a Great War was raged that shook the Earths and ended in Zion’s destruction - as well as the humans banishment to the great lands beyond - forever separated by a single, magical barrier spanning from the Pridelands to the Tree of Life.
As the years passed, the power grew and expanded, as did the reign of The Great Kings. Together, they expunged the humans memory from their subjects and grew to rule wisely and fairly. Soon, all who still held memory of Zion and the humans passed, leaving this oasis to animalkind for all time.
But humans... Never forget. And as the years passed, the lost city of Zion fell deeper and deeper into legend. As whispers of its magical treasure continue to amaze children the world over.