The Darkness Between Stars
Timeline - The Year of Rebirth
The events leading to Lir’s rebirth had an unlikely beginning. Slavers bringing their captives to market are overtaken by a Dark Sky storm. Among the survivors is Pau Dir, an apprentice monk undergoing his trial in the wilderness, and sole survivor of a remote monastery dedicated to the deceased Great Other, Lir.
His escape and joining with a band of travelers upon the wastes, leads to an ancient artifact of Lir that has been sealed within the ruined city of Marlone since The Year of Undoing. The artifact, a symbol of Lir’s quickening, draws forth the last two holy men of Lir, Daren DeWitt and Farr of the Koram, and draws the attention of many who either fear Lir’s awakening or covet The Great Other’s knowledge of immortality.
The great powers of Lir, long stagnant and locked in stalemate, awaken and wage war for control, while hunting for The Secret that was liberated from Marlone. The story of those that sheltered The Secret, witnessed the ascension of Sa-Nah-Gig, and quickened Lir’s rebirth is chronicled in The Dark Skies.