The seal between worlds had torn. The End is connected now directly through a portal in the Wailing Sands, seeping into the essence of the World and corrupting it with all of the strange and foul energies that had been imprisoned there. Black tentacles rise and twisted out of the landscape. Meteors rain down in unprecedented numbers. A foul, thick fungus spreads over the sand, grass, and rubble of the world.
The End is nigh.
But there is hope. Axan has been saved, and working with the defenders to ensure that the Hollows themselves are safe. Nations have been constructing safehouses within these caves to withstand the end of the world as they know it. Soon, Axan reminds them incessantly. The end comes soon.