The Aether Wiki: Genesis of the Void


Arkenzus artwork - created by Oscar Payn

This page lists description quotes for the Arkenzus character, which originate from various sources. Sources are in game from the Book of Lore item (in the original The Aether mod) or officially as word of god from the developers.

Extended Lore[]

"Valkyrie Religion is ever changing and warping as new Valkyrie High Queens come into power, with their own interpretations of the Will of Arkenzus and their own personal beliefs, it is often difficult to really define what the Valkyrie’s religion actually is.

"One thing that stays consistent though, is the legend of Arkenzus, The life giving, world shaping God that the Valkyries believe they communicate with and act on the behalf of.

"The legend says that Arkenzus was the first life form in existence, materialising himself from the infinite ocean of Souls. He gifted himself infinite power, with the Great Hammer of Creation, he built the planet Thera, sculpting the surface with ease like a fine painting.

"Through the use of his connection to the ocean of souls, he created other life. Lesser than himself, they were wild and unorderly, destroying and tainting the world’s perfect image. Arkenzus gifted them with one of his abilities, though, to stop them from spreading chaos across the world.

"After he created life, Arkenzus raised the highest mountains to the sky, creating a holy canopy known as The Aether. Here he created the Valkyries, the protectors of life and order. Arkenzus, afterall, was a mortal man, and would eventually die. So the Valkyries’ duty was to carry on his work, to maintain order above chaos and protect all living on Thera.

"Nearing his death, Arkenzus created two last gifts for the world, two metals, Arkenium and Valkyrum.

"Valkyrum represented stability and order, and was forbidden for use by any other than the Valkyries, whereas Arkenium represented progress and change, and was a gift to those who lived in Thera, to be used for their benefit and the progress of life.

"This legend has stayed consistent through all interpretations of the Will of Arkenzus, and has been used as the basis of of the laws through the ages. Arkenzus will always be seen by the Valkyries as the father of life and the protector of the world, and his will respected for all time."[1]