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The Void War is an ancient war in which the Ascended of both Shurima Crest icon.png Shurima and Ixtal Crest icon.png Ixtal fought against Void Crest icon.png Icathia and the Void Rift that came to be there after its fall.


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After an earthquake in Saabera unearthed a Void Rift, Saijax Saijax was entrusted to guard the Icathia mages who discovered this revelation during the journey to the Icathian capital. Deciding to use this new found power to fight their oppresors, the Council of Icathia crowns a new Mage King, sending a message of independence to Shurima Crest icon.png Shurima. The Kohari order, the Mage King's personal guards, is reestablished, with Saijax Saijax becoming part of it. Zilean Zilean, returning from his diplomatic missions, opposes these decisions.

Loyal citizens and soldiers to Shurima Crest icon.png Shurima are either killed or banished from Void Crest icon.png Icathia. Icathian citizens loot and pillage Shuriman homes and settlements inside Icathian territories. Varus' Varus' home gets attacked but he stays and defends his post. Bai-Zhek is liberated by Saijax Saijax and other Kohari. The head of a fallen Ascended is paraded on the streets of Bai-Zhek.

Shuriman Ascended, led by Setaka, charged against Void Crest icon.png Icathia in the hundreds. In an attempt to use the Void against their adverseries, the Council of Icathia accidentally opens up a giant Void Rift, causing the Voidborn to seep into the physical realm. A massive battle against Voidborn and Ascended insuses, with Setaka dying near the end of the battle.

In desperation, Zilean Zilean urged as many Icathian citizens as he could to take refuge in his tower and soon after removed the entire structure from time. Every person he saved inside the tower remained in temporal stasis, while Zilean continued existing beyond time, searching for a way to save his homeland.

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Ne'Zuk, a God-Warrior of Ixtal Crest icon.png Ixtal and an elemental mage of colossal power, went before the emperor, pledging to create a weapon powerful enough to take the fight to the Void, and eradicate it at the source of its original eruption. After months of inhuman labor, Ne'Zuk revealed the Monolith—a floating fortress of living stone—maintained by the greatest elemental mages, and its ramparts manned by his fellow Ixtali God-Warriors.

Ne'Zuk and his superweapon arrived in Void Crest icon.png Icathia to combat the Void, which dragged into weeks. The Void gouged deep wounds into the living stone of the Monolith, whose surfaces became pocked and seared with unnatural malphite, leaving mineral-like scars. The fortress was pushed to the very limits of its design, struggling to self-repair and reknit its weakened superstructure. As Ne'Zuk fought to rally his Ascended brethren for one last charge, the Monolith crashed down to earth, cleaving through the bedrock of Icathia and opening the Void beneath to the skies.

Much of the fortress was lost within that gaping maw, vanishing into the silent nothingness beyond. The rest rained down as great ruins, littering the battlefield. Only Ne'Zuk survived, hauling himself from the wreckage, and fled for his life. Numerous shards of the Monolith will eventually be destroyed by the energies of the Void, with only a single isolated shard surviving to the modern times, which would later build itself into an elemental Golem known as Malphite Malphite.

Wishing to preserve what little remained of their nation, and to escape the wrath of the empire, Ixtal mages drew the wildness around them like a shield, isolating Ixaocan from the rest of the world.

As a desperate solution against the Void, the Nether Blade Nether Blade is created and wielded by Horok, an Ascended warrior who delved deep into underground Void tunnels, attacking the rifts at it's roots with his forbidden weapon. His actions would turn the tide of the war. Shabaka and Shabake, Raven Ascendeds, help seal the Great Rift at Icathia.


  • The Sai Kahleek region becomes a place of Void infestation, with Voidborn like the Xer'Sai.
  • The surviving Ascended that fought in the Void War entitled themselves "Sunborn".


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  • Saijax Saijax was able to escape the battlefield, and would roam Shurima Crest icon.png Shurima for millennia, at some point changing his name to Jax Jax.
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