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The Darkness (also known as The Maw) is a large, universe-subsuming threat from beyond the Realm that eats and spreads, spawning foul abominations with the strength of a dozen common men and will wipe out both the Resistance and Magistrate in the lost future of the Realm.

In the lost future, it would be accidentally unleashed by Corvus. For he searched in the Shattered Desert for the shards of the moon, which contained a power he didn't understand.

The Darkness is not of the moon, or even from the Realm at all, but ends up harbored in shards of the moon after colliding with it. Once Jenos ascended into the stars, he was told of the Darkness by the moon.

Due to the time traveler Atlas, who comes from the lost future, he was able to utilize the Resistance's power to prevent Corvus from releasing the Darkness in the fight of the Shattered Desert.

However, despite this, the Darkness would still be released, only by Vora instead of Corvus. Atlas would rally a number of champions to aid him in his fight against the Maw.

Most of the information on the Darkness comes from The Fight of the Shattered Desert story.

Known Members[edit | edit source]

Champion Vora Icon.png Vora (transformed)

Champion Yagorath Icon.png Yagorath

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As revealed here, the Darkness does not necessarily think of itself as evil. As expanded on here, Yagorath in particular views the other characters as food, or as though she's stepping on ants.
  • As stated here and here, Yagorath is not the entirety of the Darkness, but both separate and only a part of it.
  • According to Yagorath (▶️), there are many more creatures of the Darkness.
  • The Darkness is not a deity, as stated by Yagorath herself (▶️).
  • As implied by Yagorath (▶️), the Darkness is far older than the ancient Makoa.
  • As shown here, it's unclear what the Darkness' true name is.
  • As stated here, the liquid inside the vials sent to influencers to promote Vora were samples of the Darkness sent by Atlas.
  • As shown in Vora's reveal trailer, the Darkness was located underneath the point of Shattered Desert.
  • Atlas' reveal trailer showed the Darkness shard aboveground, rather than underneath as portrayed in Vora's trailer. It's unknown the reason for this. However, Vora's bio suggests the existence of multiple seals against the Darkness, so it's possible the shard seen in Atlas' trailer is not the same one seen in Vora's trailer.


Resistance (aka Paladins)  •  Magistrate  •  The Abyss  •  Darkness  •  Neutral

Anti-Abyss  •  Anti-Darkness  •  Nature Protectors

Corvus' Group  •  Deepwerks  •  Eternal Pyre  •  Followers of Io  •  House Aico  •  Outer Tribunal  •  Paladins (Former)  •  Red River Orcs  •  Sentinels  •  Summer Court  •  Thousand Hands Guild  •  Warders  •  Wekono

Noteworthy Items
Crystals  •  Warder's Key  •  Warder's Relic

The Realm
Abyss  •  Aico Tundra  •  Crosswind Hold  •  The Eight Oceans  •  Enchanted Forest  •  Greenwood  •  Lunar Coast  •  Seris (Village)  •  Temple Isles  •  Trade Row  •  Warder's Watch

Abyssal Creatures  •  Ancient  •  Animal  •  Construct  •  Darkness  •  Dragon  •  Deities  •  Dwarf  •  Elemental  •  Elf  •  Faerie  •  Goblin  •  Human  •  Leipori  •  Orc  •  Ska'drin  •  Spirit  •  Stagalla  •  Tigron  •  Transformed  •  Undead  •  Vulpin  •  Wyrin

Complete Timeline
Complete Timeline

Time Periods
The Age of the Paladins  •  The Golden Age  •  The Age of Resistance  •  The Lost Future

Notable Events
Dragon Scourge  •  Goblin Scourges  •  Golden Age  •  Crystal War  •  Koga's Revenge  •  Destruction of Seris  •  The Fight of Ascension Peak  •  Warders Return  •  The Fight of the Shattered Desert  •  Shattered Goddess Return  •  The Summoning of Raum  •  The Darkness Released

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