Relics of the Forgotten Empire are scattered across Lyra, but who they were and how they built the Ancient Waygates remains a mystery.
Dating back to a time before even the Elves, the Forgotten Empire is shrouded in mystery. No one knows who they were, or how they built the strange structures that remain, but the ruins of their culture can be found across the Mainland of Lyra.
It was the discovery of airship travel and the exploration of the Skylands that supplied the first clue about the workings of this lost civilization…
The Ancient Waygates of the Skylands, unlike their Mainland counterparts, were not ruins, but complete, beautiful, standing structures. Found on multiple Skylands, these structures varied in size and design, though nearly all were adorned with large statues of magical creatures, such as dragons.
Although these Skyland structures were not ruins, early Skylanders could find no use for them. It was only when the Akari Order began to experiment with them – using their mastery of Kaos (color magic) – that the inert structures began showing signs of life. The Akari discovered that when pieces of pure Lumite, taken from Starfalls, were placed on specific ports on the inert structures, they would become “active.” Pulsing with Kaos, the Waygates proved to be doorways to portals that allowed near instantaneous travel over great distances.
While more research into these Waygates, and the portals they open, is needed, it’s an exciting step in recovering the lost knowledge of a forgotten people.