When Netherea is struck by a cataclysm that destabilizes its core, its inhabitants immediately start to evacuate their entire population from the planet. Räz Numera and his colleague Langruff, both from the Ninth Circle of Windmasters, are sent down to assist with the evacuation and investigate the cause of the disaster.
Shortly after the cataclysm strikes, the elemental balance is affected galaxy-wide. A young Earthmaster student named Grummus and his mentor, Tryu, are stuck on the planet Saridia, where Grummus was undergoing his Rite of Ascension. Tasked with guarding a seed of life, Grummus desperately tries to get it back home safely before it withers.
When the true reason behind the cataclysm is unveiled, it becomes evident that a plan has been set in motion by a race thought to be extinct. The Shaedon have begun their resurgence.
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The Fall of Netherea is Jeffrey Debris' debut. It is meant for adults but can also be read by young adults from sixteen years onwards.
The Empire's capital lies in ruins after the devastation at the hands of Räz Numera, known by many as the Harbinger of Death. Sentenced to a life in solitary confinement, he continues to work on unlocking the memories implanted in his brain in hopes of finding a way to defeat the Shaedon.
Meanwhile, Netherea's occupation by the Shaedon continues unabated. They forge ahead with their plans to destroy the planet, despite the defeat of the Architect. How they manage to bring resources to the planet remains a mystery to everyone. However, the Alliance and Empire are combining forces to liberate the planet.
Convinced that the key to bringing down the Shaedon is hidden within the ancient Luminar tomes, High Councillor Máraxi Wihara of the Ninth Circle orders her best to gather all missing volumes to unlock the Prime Spell of Air, which is said to be the Xoron's only hope for redemption.
In the wake of the fall of Netherea, the Intergalactic Alliance has worked on stabilizing the Xoron home world's molten core. During the past four years, they have only managed to marginally improve the planet's dire conditions.
Following the threats made by the Shaedon, several parties are tracing their whereabouts in hopes of stopping their plans. Serra Gomez, the newly appointed CEO of NanoTech Incorporated, is trying to find the android factory the Shaedon use to produce their army.
Meanwhile, the threat of an invasion from the Zar'aranos Empire looms. The increase of ships along the border with Alliance space is a grim indication that a conflict is not far off. Acovert mission is launched to gauge how deeply the Shaedon have infiltrated the Empire.