One of the most significant events in my fantasy series is the Dark Death plague. It resulted in the death of half the empire’s population and eventually the fall of the Marvak Dynasty. Soon afterwards, the Dark Death mysteriously stopped abruptly seemingly without reason. Three hundred years later, modern historians and chroniclers  regard the Dark Death as a simple disease. However, what if the worst and most horrifying pestilence Gradaia has ever known was not a natural occurrence? What if the true cause of the Dark Death was something so evil and unholy that it was purged from the history books forever? I am thinking of writing a prequel that will explore the true nature and history of the Dark Death and how its cause was forgotten by the empire. I may even foreshadow the possible return of this unknown cause.

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