May I put my two pennies in? What if we change the board a little. Instead of civil war or what not what if it started like this... Video Clip- Old style boat approches a white beach. Strange ceatures step out of it. There skin is made of dark greens focus in on heads, which now show that they are lizard like creatures. End Video Clip- The Lizalfos (if you willl) rampage the various cities of arcanum, Magick and Tech both try to defeat them alone. In vain. You are a guardsman, You must defend your people, the people of arcanum. So you venture out to uncover the mysteries of the other parts of your world; past the great seas. Your adventure takes you to many other cultures (and nice, pretty new spells and weapons) as you unfold the mystery of the Lizalfos.Very much like the way the first Arcanum worked except on new soil, new things to discover and a new mission. When you finally find the solution (whatever it may be) you return to your homeland, only to find it now controlled almost entirely by the lizard people. You flee into the mountains where you find the last peoples of Arcanum. Men, Orcs, Elves and Dwarves inhabit this place; forgetting all differences. You tell them how to defeat the lizards and inspire them to go to war, they go ahead of you while you tend to your wounds. On the way to the battle you pick off the Lizalfos that they missed (a way of keeping massive amounts of people from being in one scene) and meet a strange person. The person turns out to be the character form the first story, although he/she never really says it. He/She is clocked so no features or genders show, but the person tells you it's story, which is the story of the first Arcanum (which is how you tell). The person realizes danger is near so the person teaches you an ancient spell or gives you an ancient device (depending on wether your Magickally inclind or opposite). This Magick/device is the most ancient Megick/Device in all of Arcanum It gives you one wish at the cost of your life. You hurry to the battlefield only to find everyone dead. You face off against many of the creatures then are affronted by a giant Lizalfos which is there leader -------- (enter name here) you face of against him. After killing him you realize you are all alone on he entire continent of Arcanum. You take your life to bring every city of Arcanum and every citizen that died at the hands of these strange creatures back to life. End.