The Chronicles of a Dead Empire
Scrolls of Alasterus
The Scrolls of Alasterus were created by the wizards and sages of the Old Empire to counter the effects of the Dark Portal Opening by preventing anything from coming through. Although the Scrolls represent the lightest of magics, the power needed requires human souls to power their magic.
They were created by the Seven Sages immediately after the last Dark Portal Opening, after the Blind Poet’s last prophecy that included people of a true heart and three Wuld. The Wuld were to be the failsafe, so the Scrolls could be read at the appropriate time. The reading itself only affects the reader, and not the Wuld who must handle the scroll.