Pyritum feels drawn to the crystals he discovered in the caves by his home town. He is captivated by the light he senses pulsing within them. He is ready and willing to pay any cost to unlock their mysterious power.
However, in his quest to discover the Light within, he pushes his lover to embrace the Darkness that is slowly consuming her. Feeling neglected and abandoned, Azeria stops at nothing to seek revenge on Pyritum for his betrayal.
Each one embraces the power they have sacrificed to discover. The Light transforms Pyritum and his followers into crystal creatures of light and beauty. The Darkness twists Azeria and her followers into wraiths of mist and shadow. The conflict between them destroys their city and gives birth to the Crystalline Kingdom.