During the Second and Third Quatrian Diasporas, surviving legends tell of fleeing Quatrians who were able to escape into the Hypogeum, and from there passed through complex networks of natural tunnels, emerging into caves spread across the globe.
So-called “prehistoric” cave art reflects the traces they left on the cultures which they were eventually absorbed into, and in some cases came to rule over.
One such remnant artefact can be found in the Cave of the Three Brothers (Δ) where a half-man, half-animal figure might be seen on the walls, who has been perhaps appropriately named ‘The Sorceror’ by modern historians.
For this figure is one which would have been a common sight to denizens of Abdazon or surrounding regions during the time it was the Anti-Node of Quatria and the capital of the House of Wealth. From humble beginnings, the village was famous already for its hospitality and accomodations, but as construction of the Grand Passage was completely Abdazon solidified its reputation as a hub for all manner of embodied and partially embodied Hypogean visitors. No matter where an entity might fall on the scale between human, therianthropic, theriomorphic, or “other,” Abdazonians did their very best to transform xenophile inclinations into a sublime art form by welcoming passersby both magical and mundane in accommodations cleverly suited to their needs.
As a result, many types of animals, beasts, gods, heroes, and magicians would pass through the Abdazon Gate, and visit Quatria for a time. Those who found acommodations, climate, and general living conditions agreeable often would stay and settle in the surrounding countryside. And this is the reason for the many interesting contributions made to the fossil records of animals such as the Dawn Horses, nuralagus, and the famous Hypotherium americanum and many others — thanks in no small part to pre-diaspora Quatrian fondness for animals, and a natural understanding of how to live together.
Later Quatrian diasporan High Holy Days, such as the celebration of the House of Sorrows, and the Welcoming of the Earth Destroyer at the Quatrian New Year can be aptly said to hold living half remembered remnants of these ancient beliefs and cultural practices when magicians still walked the Earth in human and more-than-human form.