(Cover art is mine) An Empires SMP fanfiction ---- 'This has been a wonderful journey.' 'Is it gone yet, dad? Or is it still out there, coming for us?' 'I don't know Gem....something just doesn't feel right.' 'Something's happening. We're not safe here.' 'History is returning in full. And that's worrying.' 'Overgrown, what can I do? It seems as though the world is falling apart before my very eyes!' 'Shadow! He's here! He's coming for me! He destroyed my home and he's after me now!' 'Why is everyone so frantic? Am I missing something?' 'I don't know what's happening Lizzie! The ponds are running dry!' 'This is great! Just great! We'll hold it at the Church of the Blood Sheep. Is that okay?' 'This will be the best experiment yet! I know it!' 'You shall pay for the sins you have committed! Come at me, puny weaklings!' 'Exor shall be proud of me for what I've done! At least, I hope.... You shall be the pawns of his game.' ---- The empires are peaceful. The skies are clear. Relationships blossom like flowers on a summer's day. But not for long. A corruption spreads like wildfire across the land of the empires, and no one is safe from it's grasp as it captures and destroys everything in it's path. Every so often, the shadow or silhouette of a horned man appears, frightening children and adults alike. What legends is it part of? Meanwhile, across the empires themselves, the sweet flower of affection raises her petals to the sky as sibling love, romance and parental adoration spreads around the lands. But will these affections harbour tyranny? Or will they halt fear and treachery in their paths? With this new turn of events, the emperors can't tell who to trust. Anyone could be a traitor: A close friend, sibling, lover- and everyone is on edge. Will they be able to find the turncoats among them? Or will everything they've worked for be lost to time?