The Myth of Laerad – Introduction

Are they you, Heroes of the Lost Age, who seek reclamation of the forgotten wish?

“A legend was once told of a sun beneath the earth, shining upwards instead of down, illuminating the hidden part of our world rather than the visible. This place was named by the ancients as the lost continent of Mu, a place of primordial power and wisdom, holding the truth of mankind’s physical limits.

What you know as Weyard, young adepts, is the fully realized world of your mind. Evolving from a place where Nature reigned supreme, this world has been created for you and by you, existing as a external manifestation of your conscious self. This is the true essence of alchemy that has been kept an esoteric secret for aeons. A magical world Weyard has been, and still is. Never forget the power here…

The last secret I have for you today concerns the world men have longed for since the beginning of time. The spiritual unification with the Cosmos, possible only at the highest plane of human existence: the shimmering realm of Ji, ascended dimension of high alchemy. The forgotten people of the Anemoi ascended here many years ago, atop their ancient floating Isle. Their original purpose has been forgotten, but the truth is not far from your grasp…” – Kraden

The view pans from glimpses of the three worlds and brightens to a huge vista on Weyard as seen from the sky, fully animated and glorious, with a flock of seagulls flying down to oceans below.

Gulls over Kíramyn

Gulls over Kíramyn

An amazing orchestrated remix of the theme is playing. The seagull flies down to the Lemurian ship, cresting the waves on its way back to Gondowan, and six of the heroic adepts are seen; Isaac at the helm manning the wheel, Garet talking with Mia on the starboard side, Sheba in the “crow’s nest” gazing towards land, and Jenna teasing Felix (likely about Sheba and him) on the bow of the ship. The adepts are returning after an excursion around Weyard to check on the world’s return to vitality.

Read the next part – a epic backstory encompassing what an evolved Golden Sun could look like!

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3 Comments

  1. May 9, 2008 at 7:30 pm

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  2. May 26, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    […] The Myth of Laerad would have this experience. In a (my) perfect world, Sakuraba would fully orchestrate for it, along with a little collaboration with Joe Hisaishi. […]

  3. June 12, 2008 at 4:03 pm

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