Aegis of the Gods: Interest Check
AEGIS OF THE GODS
“We are the playthings of the gods”
Before there was time. Before there was space. Before there was a universe. There was a void and the two great serpents of order and change. Violent and ambitious as change is. Placid and stubborn as order is. The antithesis of each other, the serpents attempted to destroy one another. Tail to tail, each serpent feasted upon the other. Order and Change became one and blood from each serpent dripped and combined, from this, the universe came was born.
Their blood formed the sprawling galaxies, their flesh formed the planets. As they violently lashed and battled, they tore holes in the void, creating the stars.
On one of these worlds. Life sprung and took root to the spirit bones. Humble folk, mortality was born. Simple things they may be, they are a curious sort. These humble folk spun tales of how the world came to be, of whom guides their hand in the time of crisis and whom tends to their flocks and their crops on the days without rain – the ruination of evil and the gallantry of good – they looked up to the sky and whispered to the void of their desires, of their fears and of their dreams and aspirations.
Born of the emotions, the virtues and aspects and tales morality. The gods came to be…
You came to be.
Aegis of the Gods is a role-playing game set around being a deity, so you would be correct in assuming that the mythology of antiquity is an inspiration, but also Neil Gaimen’s ‘American Gods.’ Is also a core inspiration towards characterisation and the nihilistic approach between what you, as a god, are willing to do to survive. As much as a game that is based about playing a deity, you are not, all powerful. In fact, you are at times incredibly vulnerable and the universe is just as a mystery to you as it is the morals on the world below.
And important the mortals are.
Your power waxes and wanes upon how much mortality follows your beliefs and your actions in the heavens also have consciences below. An argument between two gods can result in violence between the cults below, which may end up leading to a war over whom controls an important city and as mentioned… Your power depends upon who follows you and how often your aspects and what you control are carried out. If you find you have a lack of disciples. You may find your existence in the universe coming to an end.
The start of the game details with the emergence of you, the gods, who are born out of the hopes and dreams, virtues and sins, fears and disillusions of mortality. Humanity is young, sometimes reckless, sometimes innovating but in need of the gods (and you in need of them) yet, great settlements are emerging and the gathering of so many people in one location is too much power, even for the benevolent, to pass up on. So let alliances grow and Parthenons form, let feuds be sowed and wars declared, because now mortality is nothing more than the playthings of the gods.
As this is an interest check, certain details and plot points are still being worked out between me and my partner in crime and more details and addressed as time goes along, with the OOC being more substantial when it arrives. So suggestions, inquiries, mass hysteria are all welcome.