The Tartarus Rotation is the alignment of the Tartarus Sunspot on the Sun with the Earth.
It is the First Trial set for humankind by the Super-Ancient Beings.
Early History Edit
At a currently unknown point in Earth's history, a race of Super-Ancient Beings noted the the Tartarus Sunspot aligned with the Earth roughly every 4,000 to 4,500 years, causing increases in global temperatures. The Super-Ancients constructed a Golden Capstone with a crystal peak which could absorb the heat, keeping global temperatures the same. They were somehow also able to make it that should a ritual of power be performed, then the nation who had the dirt of their homeland deposited beneath the Capstone during the Rotation event would receive 1,000 years of absolute power.
The Super-Ancient Beings realised that even after they were gone from the Earth (by extinction, or otherwise departing the planet), there may yet be intelligent life, and so made the averting of the Tartarus Rotation the first of five trials which would allow them to determine if a new sentient species did arise and were worthy of existing.
After the Super-Ancients were gone, the Tartarus Sunspot continued to afflict the Earth every few thousand years, with polar ice caps melting and causing sea levels to rise with each rotation.
However, a few years prior to 2570 BC, the Old Kingdom of Egypt (which was under the control of the Four Legendary Kingdoms) were able to find and figure out how to use the Capstone to avert the Tartarus Rotation. They began constructing a pyramid and left the uppermost part unfinished so that the Golden Capstone could be set in place. A few years after the Great Pyramid was completed, the next Tartarus Rotation occurred, but thanks to the Capstone, the rise and temperatures and major flooding that had besieged Earth for several of the previous rotations were prevented.
For reasons unknown, perhaps knowing that it was not the true time for the First Trial to be completed, the Egyptians then disassembled the Capstone into seven Pieces. Over the next few centuries, the Pieces were hidden in places related to the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Before Seven Ancient Wonders Edit