“Reinen at Night” by Midjourney

Known as the Lord of Kingdoms and the Invincible Bastion against The Dragons, Reinen of the Far North was long the Western Kingdom’s capitol city before the removal of the Planar Sphere, which was the only magical device capable of holding back the inhospitable cold of the surrounding boreal environment. While other kingdoms tend to become wide domains with great midland towns and sprawling countryside, Reinen was a small land that stretched only as far as its unwalled boundary at roughly seven kilometers from the center of the Planar Sphere’s placement upon the top spire of Reinhold.

Under The Sphere’s power channeled through temperature alteration enchantments, the snowy tundra was transformed into a brimming paradise for all those that would take shelter from the dragons and their kin, who could not brave the considerably cold atmosphere of -30 degrees Celsius.

The disappearance of the Planar Sphere around the time of the duel between Rayda and Overlord Apocalypse plunged the realm back to its original colds, immediately killing the harvests and requiring a quick consumption of the granary stores. Migration out of the realm was done at great haste, but without significant loss of human life, as the mages and knights were able to keep one of the five space gates operational by infusing their own mana in the place of the Planar Sphere. It is from there that the entire population of the kingdom, along with the headquarters of the Royal Knights and its corps, all migrated to the other four lesser domains, which developed into considered political and cultural peers as countries of their own right.

Reinen sports multiple sectors in consecutive “quarters” around the city, consisting of agricultural, academic, military, and residential areas. With this division in mind, workers were able to, (and often times encouraged) to sleep at their work places and make it their home. Work and leisure were both held in high regard, and often merged to create productive, enjoyable environments across the trades and quarters of the kingdom.

It was between these four quarters that some of humanity’s most incredible magical creations were born, and under Rayda’s considerate eye, the majority were good things, deemed worthwhile of advancement.

It was always a strange place, but within the Planar Sphere’s range, a human would appear to lose all pessimism, and gain an unflinching hope for humanity’s future: it was not the sphere’s influence that did this, however, but in the fellowship of the people that occupied the space within its zone.

Humanity’s future looked especially bright, and that light concerned many throughout The Holy Verses.

After all, Reinen was also home to its knights, a brotherhood of immaculately-learned, powerful wizards that would stop at nothing until all evil blood was spilled into the Aernan’s earth. Some would ask if an association of like-minded individuals was a wise thing to allow in Omniverse society as a whole.

Reinen remains in ruin to this day, its many secrets and ghosts upturned by only the most intrepid, or nostalgic, of explorers.

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