The Asmodian faction is one of the two factions of Daeva that were created as a result of the Millennium War. They are locked into an eternal blood feud against the Elyos, holding them responsible for the destruction of the Tower of Eternity.
The Asmodians live in the upper half of Atreia, known as Asmodae. Their capital city is Pandaemonium, and they follow the five Shedim Lords, the five Empyrean Lords ordered by Siel and Israphel to protect the upper foundation of the Tower of Eternity. They live in a darker, more dangerous environment than the Elyos and have thus been shaped into having a more demonic appearance.
Despite their looks, the Asmodians are friendly and loyal to their own people. Their world has made them battle-hardened and powerful.
Originally part of the Daeva army that served the Empyrean Lords, the Asmodians joined the Five Shedim Lords on Asmodae after the Tower of Eternity was destroyed. Blaming the Elyos for the destruction of Atreia, they have learned to adapt to the harsh and dark climate of their new homelands.
The History of the AsmodiansEdit
When Aion sent the Empyrean Lords to guard the Tower of Eternity from Balaur, he created a magical force known as the Aether that the Lords could tap into. Over time, humans began to connect with this magical power, and they grew abilities far beyond mortal men and women. Now armed with incredible strength, the ability of flight, and other mystical powers, these creatures were known as Daeva. As time, their numbers began to grow to the point where the Empyrean Lords began to use them as an army to fight the Balaur in what would become known as the Millenium War.
Over the centuries of fighting, the Empyrean Lords and Balaur both began to tire of their losses, and the Empyrean Lords began to suggest a peace. The issue heavily divided the Lords, as half of them believed that they should continue to fight. Eventually, 7 of the Lords became convinced that peace was the correct path, and they extended an invitation to the Balaur over the objections of the remaining five Lords. Meeting at the Tower of Eternity, both sides seemed willing to engage in an actual peace treaty. However, during the meeting something went wrong and, for reasons unknown, one of the Balaur Dragon Lords was slain. Enraged, the Balaur attacked the Tower and shattered it, splitting the very anchor that held the world in two.
Two of the Empyrean Lords gave their life to prevent Atreia from drifting into space, but the damage was already done. Now the two halves of the planet were split in two and divided by the mystical Abyss. The remaining Empyrean Lords were split into two camps of 5 each; those who believed that the peace treaty had been the right move, and those who did not. Those who believed the peace treaty was a moment of weakness that allowed the Balaur to strike at the Tower became known as the Shedim Lords, and were cast out into the top portion of the newly fractioned world.
Calling this new land Asmodae and adopting the name the Asmodians, this new faction had to adapt to the harsh new climate that they found themselves in. Asmodae received very little sunlight and was covered in the shattered remains of the world, and the Asmodians grew pale, gained red eyes that allowed them to see in the dark, and found their hands and feet becoming more claw-like to deal with the sharp rubble that scattered their continent. Blaming those who proposed peace for their troubles, the Asmodae began to rebuild their empire, unaware that their new rivals were still alive on the other side of the Abyss.
Eventually, portals began to spring up into the Abyss, creating a mystical bridge between the two halves of the world. As a result, the Asmodians found themselves face to face with their hated enemies, beginning a new age of war and strife.
Difference from The Elyos Edit
Although the Asmodians differ in physical appearance from their Elyos counterparts, their skills and abilities are relatively the same. They both have access to the same classes and only have very minor differences in a handful of spells. The notable exception to this is the Spiritmaster class, as Asmodian Spiritmasters receive a unique fire/earth spirit, while the Elyos receive a unique wind/water spirit. Classes also have some differences in other skills, such as Shock Arrow for the Elyos and Shackle Arrow for the Asmodian.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- In older interviews or discussions on the internet, the Asmodians may be referred to as the "Ma" (which is their Korean name), the Fallen, or the Demonic Race.
- The name "Asmodeus" is the name of the demon in the "Book of Tobit" and is also the demon which represents one of the 7 sins (lust).