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The year 1870. Tarion, a young man is struggling with his everyday life, never seeming to fit in anywhere. Haunted by recurring dreams he starts questioning the meaning of his existence, beginning to realise that maybe he had lived a different life in the past. Eager to find out more about this theory, he leaves his home village and starts travelling through the land.

While trying to cross a sea passage, a storm wrecks his self-made boat and he is washed ashore on a beach in front of the city of Utornia. Curiously he enters the city but because of his unwealthy appearance he is immediately arrested as a possible thief and thrown into a prison cave together with some other people. They tell him that Mortheon, the ruler of the city has kept them there since weeks for no possible reason and there would be no chance to escape. Desperately, Tarion is looking out to the sea through the prison bars. Just in this moment, something appears on the horizon, coming closer. He can not believe his eyes as he realizes it’s a ship that’s obviously flying through the air. The guards at the city’s gate also watch in disbelief as the ship’s bowsprit is piercing right through the wall, high above their heads. Several men now are jumping from the deck and start to fight their way to the prison cave, freeing everyone inside. Amazed by this powerful liberation action, Tarion decides to just come along with them as they make their escape. Already in the air, the ship is suddenly being attacked from behind. Mortheon is coming after them in his own flying vessel made of iron and the two ships go into battle. With the help of Tarion, they manage to destroy the controls of the iron vessel and Mortheon is going down while the other ship is heading towards the setting sun, it’s name written on the bow glistening in the last rays of light: ‘Avenging Narwhal’.

During the journey through the night, Tarion learns that the people on board come from a secret place called ‘Atlantica’. A city that had once been cursed by the ancient gods of Olympus to spend over eleven thousand years at the bottom of the sea due to their avarice. They tell him about the time they were dwelling underneath the waves, unable to die but also unable to live, searching for the gates of Hades to find salvation at last. Unable to find those gates, it fell upon the mercy of the god Poseidon to finally release the city from it’s doom and bring it back to the surface, more powerful than ever before.

Having arrived at Atlantica, Tarion heads to the city archives to find out more about the past of this place. It turns out that in the 746. year of the world, the first king of the city was Atlas, a son of Poseidon himself, the city being therefore called ‘Atlantis’. Being blessed with infinite wealth and the power of elemental forces, they conquered vast regions of the world, such as Europe and northern Africa.

Having spent more and more time in Atlantica, Tarion’s strong connection to the sea starts to make sense to him for it comes clear that in his former life he was an inhabitant of Atlantis himself. But what happened in that fateful night when the whole city was swallowed by the sea? All he knows is that one day the gods were so enraged that they decided to drown all the Atlanteans in a giant tide. Tarion seeks the dwelling of an old hermit who puts him in a trance to relive the last episodes of his past life. Now he finds himself in ancient Atlantis of 9600 B.C. where he was a warrior, destined to participate in the planned conquest of Greece, one of the last kingdoms daring to stand in rivalry to the realm. Having seen the city become more and more greedy, much to the disapproval of the gods, he starts to question their former divinity and how far they will be able to gon on. So when spending one last night with his girlfriend Layane, he seriously wonders if he will ever return from this quest.

On the next day, the Atlantean fleet sets out to attack Athens under the command of the warlord Acronis. They will attack in the night, unexpected and unseen like they successfully did so many times before. Already sure of their forthcoming victory they cross the Mediterranean Sea and approach the port of Piraeus where everyone seems to be sleeping, as expected.

Suddenly Tarion is having a vision in which he sees himself bemourning his fallen brothers. The gods had denied them their patronage and the war had been lost. The growing avarice and arrogance of the Atlanteans had caused the wrath of the gods, especially Poseidon, who is known for is uncontrollable rage. This had been the death sentence for the realm of Atlantis.

As Tarion awakes from his vision it is already too late. The fleet has fallen into an ambush by the Greek, who had been warned by the gods of the upcoming attack. All around him ships are burning and men are dying. Seeing the impending defeat, he turns his ship around and heads back to Atlantis as fast as he can to at least warn them of the upcoming tide. As he arrives, the sky is already darkened and the sea is beginning to rage. He runs to the temple of the elders, trying to persuade them to rearrange an ancient rite that should calm the gods but they won’t listen to him. At this moment the stars in the sky begin to collide. Poseidon has commanded the Squidlords of Judgement to ride on seven deadly waves towards the city. The last one being so mighty it breaks the final dam. The end has begun. The walls of Atlantis are falling and the towers of light are collapsing. Tarion is being pulled into the emerging vortex and drowns in the devastating flood.

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