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Little is known about the history of The Void but it is said to be the place where The Court lived and ruled before man existed. At an unknown point in history, The Court travelled to Albion and enslaved it, after the inhabitants refused to bow down to them. An unknown time later, William Black was transported into the Void while reading a mysterious tome, causing him to come face to face with Jack of Blades, who attempted to enslave him with the power of an ornate sword called The Sword of Aeons. However, William Black stole the sword and escaped from The Void through unknown means. Many years later, Black returned to the Void to try to remove a wasting illness which had slowly been corrupting him from inside himself. The remnants of the illness he left behind later became the Corruption. William himself was never seen again either, possibly becoming the being known as Scythe.
At the peak of the Old Kingdom of Albion, a great building called the Tattered Spire was constructed to channel massive amounts of Will, which created a rift between Albion and the Void. Taking advantage of this The Corruptor attempted to enter Albion in order to conquer it, but was stopped by three powerful heroes who combined their Will, causing a great explosion that destroyed most of the tower but also caused the collapse of the Old Kingdom and ushered in a dark age for Albion.
Many centuries later, a nobleman called Lucien Fairfax rebuilt the tower and opened a new rift between Albion and the Void, causing the Crawler to awaken and spread Darkness across the land. This also resulted in a new invasion a few decades later, in which the lieutenants of the Corruptor, The Temptress and The Devourer, were sent to Albion as the leaders.