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26th Dec '15 12:18:48 PM eroock
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->''Man rules now where They ruled once; They shall soon rule where man rules now. After summer is winter, and after winter summer. They wait patient and potent, for here shall They reign again.''\\ -- '''[[TomeOfEldritchLore The Necronomicon]]'''
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->''Man ->''"Man rules now where They ruled once; They shall soon rule where man rules now. After summer is winter, and after winter summer. They wait patient and potent, for here shall They reign again.''\\ -- "'' -->-- '''[[TomeOfEldritchLore The Necronomicon]]'''
22nd Dec '15 4:02:28 PM WillKeaton
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* The backstory of WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} is about how mankind was nearly killed by evil creatures called Grimm, whom they managed to drive back by harnessing an energy source called Dust and channeling their Auras for fight capacity. The inhabitants of that world are at least smart enough to prepare for the Grimm's inevitable return.
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* The backstory of WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is about how mankind was nearly killed by evil creatures called Grimm, whom they managed to drive back by harnessing an energy source called Dust and channeling their Auras for fight capacity. The inhabitants of that world are at least smart enough to prepare for the Grimm's inevitable return.
20th Dec '15 4:35:18 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheSilmarillion Middle-Earth]] has cycled through various dark times when Morgoth and/or Sauron were the dominant forces in the world (perhaps the most notable being when Melkor/Morgoth ruled the all of the world except for Valinor completely unchallenged- it was only the coming of the elves that inspired the Valar to act against him). The plot of TheLordOfTheRings basically consists of Sauron trying to start up ''new'' dark times.
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* [[TheSilmarillion [[Literature/TheSilmarillion Middle-Earth]] has cycled through various dark times when Morgoth and/or Sauron were the dominant forces in the world (perhaps the most notable being when Melkor/Morgoth ruled the all of the world except for Valinor completely unchallenged- it was only the coming of the elves that inspired the Valar to act against him). The plot of TheLordOfTheRings basically consists of Sauron trying to start up ''new'' dark times.
15th Dec '15 4:21:04 PM R1ck
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** The actual Dark Ages *** And, like the Dark Times in fiction, this is what the universe will eventually return to.
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** The actual Dark Ages *** And, like the Dark Times in fiction, this is what the universe will eventually return to.
11th Nov '15 4:40:38 PM nombretomado
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* Midkemia of ''TheRiftwarCycle'' was ruled for an untold amount of time by the Valheru, beings who arose long before the coming of the younger races and even the gods. They were enormously powerful and, at the time, not so much consciously evil as totally amoral. They lived out their time by sporadically killing one another, enslaving entire races, and periodically riding out to slaughter and sack entire worlds. Their conflict with the newly created gods and their expulsion after their defeat is a vital {{backstory}} point.
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* Midkemia of ''TheRiftwarCycle'' ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'' was ruled for an untold amount of time by the Valheru, beings who arose long before the coming of the younger races and even the gods. They were enormously powerful and, at the time, not so much consciously evil as totally amoral. They lived out their time by sporadically killing one another, enslaving entire races, and periodically riding out to slaughter and sack entire worlds. Their conflict with the newly created gods and their expulsion after their defeat is a vital {{backstory}} point.
12th Aug '15 6:59:47 AM SilentStranger
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* ''TheCabinInTheWoods'' is set in a universe that was once ruled by the "Old Gods", a race of godlike monsters who have since retreated into a slumber, content with the sacrifices humanity offers to entertain them. Little detail is given about this mysterious past, other than being specifically refered to as the "dark times", and that as bad the horrors the main characters encountered in the movie, those days were infinitly worse.

** The world has actually undergone several Dark Times that most of humanity has no idea ever occured. Due to the TimeAbyss of Earth's age, many civilizations have risen and fallen throughout the eons after facing their own Dark Time, and will again in the future, even after mankinds extinction. Among others there are the Elder Things, the Great Race of Yith and the unnamed intelligent beetle species that will be the next dominant species after mankind.

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*** And, like the Dark Times in fiction, this is what the universe will eventually return to.
5th May '15 4:06:06 PM nombretomado
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** In GreekMythology, there are the first generation of Gaia's offspring- the titans and the altogether stranger Giants, Hekatonkhires, and Cyclopes.
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** In GreekMythology, Myth/GreekMythology, there are the first generation of Gaia's offspring- the titans and the altogether stranger Giants, Hekatonkhires, and Cyclopes.

** Irish mythology has the island originally inhabited by the monstrous Fomorians, before they're ousted during an extremely complicated series of invasions.
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** Irish mythology Myth/IrishMythology has the island originally inhabited by the monstrous Fomorians, before they're ousted during an extremely complicated series of invasions.

* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', as it builds upon JapaneseMythology, mention an era where terrible {{Youkai}} ruled the land of Gensokyo until they were pacified by the ancestors of the humans. In a subversion, the majority of those youkai still exists today, content to be left alone [[spoiler:[[DeathOfTheOldGods because the humans Outside refuse to believe in their existence anymore]]]].
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', as it builds upon JapaneseMythology, Myth/JapaneseMythology, mention an era where terrible {{Youkai}} ruled the land of Gensokyo until they were pacified by the ancestors of the humans. In a subversion, the majority of those youkai still exists today, content to be left alone [[spoiler:[[DeathOfTheOldGods because the humans Outside refuse to believe in their existence anymore]]]].
14th Apr '15 11:56:29 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Dark Souls}}''. In the Age of Ancients the world was unformed, shrouded by fog. A land of gray crags, arch trees, and everlasting dragons.
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* ''{{Dark ''VideoGame/{{Dark Souls}}''. In the Age of Ancients the world was unformed, shrouded by fog. A land of gray crags, arch trees, and everlasting dragons.
11th Mar '15 4:50:22 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}'' RPG, the time before 14,000 BC was/is ruled by the civilization of Antedesertium, whose Narcissistic experiments and attacks on the timestream led to their Scorpion Kings becoming {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, before finally destroying their civilization, triggering more or less a millenium of temporal chaos that led to the creation of the Sahara Desert.
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Continuum}}'' RPG, the time before 14,000 BC was/is ruled by the civilization of Antedesertium, whose Narcissistic experiments and attacks on the timestream led to their Scorpion Kings becoming {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, before finally destroying their civilization, triggering more or less a millenium millennium of temporal chaos that led to the creation of the Sahara Desert.
2nd Mar '15 8:24:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The second age of the ''DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''{{Eberron}}'' was the Age of Demons. And they are, in fact, SealedEvilInACan BeneathTheEarth...
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* The second age of the ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ''{{Eberron}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' was the Age of Demons. And they are, in fact, SealedEvilInACan BeneathTheEarth...

* The world of ''{{Exalted}}'' under Primordial rule may have been this. That's the official story, anyway, but the sourcebooks encourage readers to [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation consider the possibility that]] [[UnreliableNarrator the gods may be lying about that part.]]
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* The world of ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' under Primordial rule may have been this. That's the official story, anyway, but the sourcebooks encourage readers to [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation consider the possibility that]] [[UnreliableNarrator the gods may be lying about that part.]]
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