An Introduction to Mahid
Long ago, Mahid was a friendly planet. The evidence is everywhere, in the form of the ancient crumbling cities, many of which lie in areas that haven’t even been habitable as far back as anyone currently alive can say. The frequency, size, and (compared to present Mahidan standards) inconceivably advanced architecture and engineering of the cities all point to a glorious and immense past civilization.
Legends augment this picture of the past, naming it the Blue Epoch. It has been described as a time when the face of Mahid was more water than not, a time when man was free from danger and labor, a time when food grew everywhere, even falling from the sky and appearing from nothing.
Speculation as to what race or races of men or gods inhabited the ancient cities wildly varies, but it is all but universally agreed that they must have possessed a godlike power to change their surroundings, in order to produce such stupendous ruins. Some even extend this alleged power of alteration to include the ancients themselves and other creatures, claiming that they created some or all of the races, creatures, or even specific bloodlines found on the surface of Mahid.