Originally Posted by Geokhan
Brand says the world will end in fire and then be reborn. Please state how you feel about that and explain.
Hello, Summoner Geokhan?
This seems more a command than a request; has some new ill fate befallen you? I certainly hope that all is well. I shall do my best to sate your curiosity.
To put it simply, Brand is correct. This world will end in fire and be reborn. As will it end as a frozen waste. As will in end in utter darkness. As will it starve itself in its own growth. And every time the world ends, it will be reborn again. It is a cycle that I have personally seen repeated many times, and one that I'm sure I will continue to watch on this world. As one with experience in the matter, I can safely say that it is impossible to predict how a world will end, though other Phoenix would take bets from time to time. Brand is a powerful spirit of fire, but it would be impossible for you to understand the scales of time in which these changes take place. Fear not the fires that would end the world, but rather the fire that he commands should you ever meet face to face.
The idea of the world ending and being reborn is as natural as my own life to me. It is almost comforting to hear from another on this world. What I fear are the endings that stop the cycle. The instabilities caused by rune wars are more dangerous than you could imagine. The Elemental Protectors of my world have always prevented such powerful magic from developing. Another such conflict may not simply end the world as you know it, but rather destroy it completely. Once the world is gone, it cannot be reborn. This is why I spend so much of my time attending the balance of magic in this world. Equally dangerous is the coming of The Void. The Void is timeless and grasping; should it break down the barriers to consume this world, only The Void would remain.
I hope I have answered what questions you may have had, young one. Needless to say I haven't spent an exceedingly large amount of time with Brand to debate the particulars of his story.
~Anivia, the Cryophoenix