Historical account written in the year 1604 A.D., on the 10th day of the month of Marz under the name of our most Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II, of House Hadsburg.
Providence! On this day mark a new discovery in the name of our country! We hath found some new miraculous substance, capable of some semblance of control over Holy Lightning, blessing with us to smite men who dareth oppose his majestie’s divine right to rule. Tis is a truly blessed discovery, as we have now been granteth the power to strike down our own enemies with a simple wave of the hand. Tis shalt require more insight… However we hath decided to name this new substance in the name of his majestie, “Fulgerium.”
Personal account of His Royal Majesty King Philip IV in the year 1617 A.D.
On this day, I have been met with a most perplexing dilemma. My dearest comrade who so shares with me my own flesh and blood, the current Holy Roman Emperor, Matthias, is most recently been pressuring me to joineth his growing Empire. This decision would have been but a simple one, but I must confesse their most recent discovery, this “Fulgerium,” is a strange fortune that holds within the Lord’s gracious and heavenly light! My ministers hath as of late advised me to take up his offer, as we have no current means to combat this substance. As of consequence, this account may very well be the final time that I am writing as King of these blessed lands...
Written report of Grenadier William Smyth of the 21st Regiment of His Majesty’s Royal Army in the year 1618 A.D.
On July the 1st, 1618, mine regiment and I had gone to pursue the enemy flank, as per our orders given to us on that day. However not all hath gone as our superiors had planneth. Immediately after we had entered the forest, we were immediately ambushed upon by a mere three men, brandishing some strange treasure. Just as quickly as they had appeared, a bright flash of lightning killed Henry in an instant. We barely had enough time to register this horror when three more of us died. The rest of us sprang into action, but it was too late, as the Roman Devils used their witchcraft to overwhelm us, leaving all but myself dead in the wake of their destruction. It had then taken more than 3 days for me to run back, filled with the utmost terror, foaming at the mouth. It is only my hope that no more of us will die under this cursed substance from the Mouth of Hell itself.
Translated record of Empress Meisho from 1632 A.D., Edo Period, Japan
I still cannot believe that I am Empress. For a mere eight year old, I have been tasked with a great responsibility to our nation. My honorable Father, Go Mizunoo Tennou-sama, has spoken to me about a mysterious power from the west. From what I hear, its form resembles that of lightning. Perhaps it is a blessing from the Thunder God, Raijin, himself. Surely, it will bring our empire to glory if we invest effort into understanding it, for I truly believe that this is a sign from the heavens that I am the one fit to rule over my father. I must stop here for now and resume my daily duties, for if father finds out, I will be buried along with the rest of my predecessors before me. Oh Kami-sama, please give me the strength to continue forward.
Newspaper Transcript, Hildesheimer Allgemeine Zeitung, 1705
Kaiserreich Holds Peace Talks, Fulgerium Limited
The Stolberg-Rossla Peace Talks held last November 4 at House Stolberg between the great nations have reached an agreement to limit the amount of Fulgerium being mined.
The mineral of Fulgerium has recently been controversial after the battle that transpired in the now named Kikongan Badlands. Kaiser Charlus Von Germania has summoned several nations to discuss the matter. Several of these nations include the likes of Kuragon and Abya Yala .
The Battle of the Kikongan Badlands, formerly known as the Alkebulan Coalition, was one of the bloodiest in all of known history. The aforementioned incident was the consequence of an overuse of Fulgerium. In this particular case, the main cause was a massive chain reaction with the former nation’s Fulgerium mines. The destruction inflicted on these cities eventually led to a collapsing government, signalling the downfall of this great nation.
“This was a decision that we unanimously agreed on,” Charlus Von Germania commented. “Each one of the nations recognizes the danger of Fulgerium, and the tragedy at the Kikongan Badlands has demonstrated that fact.”
When asked about the decision to limit the mining of Fulgerium as opposed to banning it completely, Re d'Italia Gianmarco Landi of Italia responded. “Although there was interest in that notion, we also believe that its power would be of help to other nations in need of it.”
Each nation will only be allowed to mine 20,000 tonnes of Fulgerium each year. This law will be effective as of January next year.
“I do believe that this is truly a step forward,” Professor Albert Baust, Professor of Politics at Regensburg University, agreed. “However. should any one of the great nations break this Peace Accords, I could only imagine the chaos that would ensue.”
For more information about the talks, see page 3.