Screens #4: Realms of Torment

The official Realms of Torment website has been updated with 5 more screenshots (available in our gallery as usual) taken from the beta 1 client of this upcoming MMORPG developed by Quad software and Maxim software.
It's been five long years since the battles on KreL began, yet another awaits us up ahead. My heart pounds as I hear them coming. The sounds of the fallen ones and their armies of undead drawing ever closer from the west can be heard echoing over the plains like a nightmare. The smell of death is everywhere. My men, 400 strong, await for the bloody battle to begin.... Let me now tell you of events leading up to the chaos"... 5 years before.... "There have been rumors that the high priests of KreL had obtained an artifact of incredible power. Months later these rumors were confirmed, but it was to late, the damage had been done and could not be repaired. For months the priests had been trying to unravel the mysteries of the artifact. Sometimes late at night I would here sounds of chanting and spell casting coming from the mighty towers to the East. Night after night, month after month they attempted to force the object to give up it's secrets. Not highly skilled in the art of magic the priests made a fatal error that would turn our lands into what they are now. The artifact was Destroyed in these tests but not before opening 3 gateways. One on our home world KreL, along with two others on distant worlds we knew nothing of. Weeks later we finally saw the extent of damage that was caused by the experimentation with the artifact.Our people started reporting sitings of strange beings in the far outskirts of our lands. Powerful magic users cloaked in dark robes some how found their way into our world through the rip in time the artifact had produced. Our people called them the "Necromancers".... Through the next portal came undescribable horrors.The "Fallen Ones". Strong in the art of dark magic and capable of summoning the dead to carry out their work. Countless numbers of our people fell victim to these beings as they prowled the night killing and reanimating the corpses. The Mind Benders came last. The first reports of strange creatures inhabiting the dungeons and caverns came from our miners. They reported Countless numbers of our own people savagely killing other workers in the mines. The creatures posses some strange mind altering spells that enable them to take over ones body. People no longer dare to enter the dark caverns and dungeons dotting our lands for fear of these demonic invaders. We first watched in a distance as the three battled unendingly for months.Our armies prepared. Our priests experimented with new magic to make our weapons powerful enough to stand up to the growing threat that would soon reach us. That day has now come. The Gateways cannot be closed. It is now our time to join in the ever growing battles and defend our homeland. Years of a battle await us, many battles will be won, many will be lost. Countless quests and mysteries await. In the end only one race will prevail"...