And in those days, the beast-headed monsters roamed the earth, poisoning the waters and causing the birds to fall from the sky and the fish to drift onto the land. The skies filled with Smoke and Stench, and Strife invited itself into the homes of the People, who shuddered in fear. Then, with the coming of the First Light after the Darkest Night, ANTHUOR emerged from the Hypogeum. He cast open the door to the antechamber and raised his antlers into the air above the People. With a bow of his head, he summoned his Magicians from the Buorth, chanting their names that the People might recognize them.
“Come Yan, come Tan, Come Tether and Mether!On Pip, on Azer, on Sezar and Akker!”From out of the depths, the Eight Magicians flew forth astride shimmering steeds and dispersed in the Eight Directions. Taking up their thorns and vines, they roamed the land, capturing the beast-headed ones. When all had been captured, they were assembled in the center of Quatria, and a in a grand procession, the Monsters were led back into the Hypogeum from when they came.Finally, Anthuor turned back to the People, and gave them eight Charms to speak against the Monsters, should their influence be felt over the common year. Anthuor then gave a Great Feast to the People, miraculously fresh in spite of the winter cold, and repeated his promise to always return when the People needed to Withstand.