Horizon:Volume 1A History
"Once, because of the deterioration of the environment of this planet, people went to inhabit the heavens.
However, the humans who had become gods in the heavens started a war.
The realm of heaven, the realm of hell, even destiny... almost everything other than this current world collapsed,
And once again, they who had lost their power returned to this land, called Earth.
However, due to the environmental gods who had been left on this land, the environment of this planet had been overly regenerated.
Monsters and mutants roamed; it was a world with an unforgiving natural environment.
The people remained on the land to which they had descended—the island on which the gods who controlled nature resided, 'The Divine States'.
They were left unable to cross even the seas, let alone the skies."
"Eventually, the people regained the power of the gods, and they thought to return to the heavens.
But because of the unforgiving environment of Earth, and because they had lost their power,
The people were unable to leave the Divine States. As a result a war over the land broke out throughout the island.
It was a war fought for power over the land, a war between the descendants of those who had lived in the Divine States during the Former Earth Age and the descendants of those from other countries.
As a solution, people copied the Divine States to Differing Space.
They tried to solve the problem of limited land by making an experimental place different from Earth's unforgiving environment.
Because the condition of the Divine States was looked down upon by all the countries of this world, the descendants of these countries, with the exception of those from the Divine States,
Decided to cross to the 'harmonic world' in Differing Space."
"And even while continuing to labor, the people who controlled the environmental gods,
Entrusted the tools of control, the Divine Tools, to the people of the Divine States in reality's world and crossed over to the Divine States of the harmonic world.
As such, the people in reality's World could continue to control the gods and the Earth Pulse, creating and maintaining the 'harmonic world'.
However, the people were still uneasy as to whether or not they would be once again able to ascend to the heavens.
What was then created was the history book of the Former Earth Age, 'The Testament'.
The thinking was that, were they to recreate the history of former mankind from the beginning, they would once again be able to rise to the heavens.
It could be said that the Testament was the walkthrough to history.
Thus, this 'Testament' was created, the Seven Compositions and the Apocrypha held within describing the old age, which lasted till 0 AD, and the new age thereafter."
"A single installment was added to the Testament.
An information concealing Ability was appended to it in order to convalesce the rate of the flow of destiny.
It became such that no-one could read anything further than one hundred years of the following history.
This was for the sake of preventing the gain of an advantage by reading ahead.
And so, the descendants of each and every country which had received the Testament,
Started to recreate history in the Divine States of reality's world and the Divine States of the harmonic world.
However, in the midst of this recreation of history, a certain grave problem had occurred.
The Divine Tools which controlled the environmental gods and the Earth Pulse, the tools that sustained the Harmonic World...had been lost."
"In one act of the Divine States' history recreation, the battle of Nanboku-chou, the Divine Tools were lost.
At last, after decades, control of the harmonic world was lost, and it collapsed.
Whilst breaking up, the harmonic world fell to reality's world, and its fragments fused with reality.
The people of each and every country of the harmonic world invaded reality's world.
The Divine States, weary from the Nanboku-chou War, eventually surrendered to all these countries, who had gained the power of a countermeasure against the unforgiving environment.
However the complete control of the Divine States by other countries was not something that occurred in history.
Because the Divine States refused to be controlled both militarily and politically, each country established an academic organization, represented by a school.
They replaced the military and government with an 'Academy', and the Divine States came under the provisional control of each country.
Like this, atop the Divine States, the lord of every country and land ruled together.
And whilst the Divine States' Sengoku Period and each country's modern age influenced each other,
History was recreated as battles between the Academies.
—However, a new uneasiness had started to stir.
The history description of the Testament had stopped its renewal a hundred years ago, in 1548.
The last description was that of the current year, 1648. The fact that the renewal has stopped means that destiny has stopped.
In short, the end of the world, 'Apocalypse', is thought to occur this year."
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