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The Darkness is a creeping, otherworldly corruption that eats and spreads, spawning foul abominations with the strength of a dozen common men and will wipe out both the Resistance and Magistrate in the lost future of the Realm.

It would be accidentally unleashed by the Magistrate. For they searched in the Shattered Desert for the shards of the moon, the stones that fell there, that contain a power they didn't understand.

The Darkness is not of the moon. But somehow, it is harbored in the shards after colliding with it. Once Jenos ascended into the stars, he was told of the Darkness by the moon.

Due to the time traveler Atlas, who comes from the lost future, he was able to utilize the Resistance's power to prevent the Magistrate from releasing the Darkness in the fight of the Shattered Desert.

Most of the information on the Darkness comes from The Fight of the Shattered Desert story.

Known Members[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As revealed here, the Darkness does not necessarily think of itself as evil.
  • As stated here, the liquid inside the vials sent to influencers to promote Vora were samples of the Darkness sent by Atlas.
  • As shown in Vora's reveal trailer, the Darkness was located underneath the point of Shattered Desert.
  • Atlas' reveal trailer showed the Darkness shard aboveground, rather than underneath as portrayed in Vora's trailer. It's unknown the reason for this. However, Vora's bio suggests the existence of multiple seals against the Darkness, so it's possible the shard seen in Atlas' trailer is not the same one seen in Vora's trailer.


Resistance (aka Paladins)  •  Magistrate  •  The Abyss  •  Darkness  •  Neutral

Anti-Abyss  •  Anti-Darkness

Corvus' Group  •  House Aico  •  Outer Tribunal  •  Paladins (Former)  •  Sentinels  •  Summer Court  •  Red River Orcs  •  The Cosmos  •  The Eternal Pyre  •  Thousand Hands Guild  •  Warders

Noteworthy Items
Crystal-Powered Technology  •  Warder's Key  •  Warder's Relic

The Realm
Abyss  •  Crosswind Hold  •  Deepwerks  •  Enchanted Forest  •  Greenwood  •  Ruby Throne  •  Red River  •  Seris (Village)  •  Ascension Peak  •  Temple Isle  •  The Eight Oceans  •  Shattered Desert

Abyssal Creatures  •  Ancient  •  Animal  •  Construct  •  Transformed  •  Dragon  •  Deities  •  Dwarf  •  Spirit  •  Elemental  •  Elf  •  Faerie  •  Goblin  •  Human  •  Leipori  •  Orc  •  Ska'drin  •  Stagalla  •  Tigron  •  Undead  •  Vulpin  •  Wyrin

Dragon Scourge  •  First Scourge  •  Second Scourge  •  Golden Age  •  Discovery of Crystals  •  Civil War  •  Koga's Revenge  •  Destruction of Seris  •  The Fight of Ascension Peak  •  Warders Return  •  The Fight of the Shattered Desert  •  Shattered Goddess Return  •  The Summoning of Raum  •  The Darkness Released

Complete Timeline
Complete Timeline

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