Land of the Ancients// Start from nothing
To start, this will take place with our characters having little to no experience as heros or epic fighters like usual. And if you want something, you'll have to explain it. You want to have a sword that can capture the very essance of fire? Then you'll have to look for it while on a journey through a war torn land.
The setting will be a far away farming village back during a medieval time. If you know the Forgotten Realms, something like that.
Long ago, the Anicent races and the humans lived together as one. They shared the land and it was a time of glorious peace. But it was not to last, as a Mage by the name of Elderic grew envious of the power of the Ancient one's. He began to study magic forbidden by nature, gaining power no mortal was meant to hold, but even so it was not enough for him. It wasn't long before he found another who held his greed. The leader of the Veldic clan.
He wanted no power, mearly the greed of riches and glory. Forming an allience, they began to work to get the other the clans on there side. Using a mix of forbidden magic and bribery, Elderic and the leader took control of the clans. It was shortly after that Elderic slew his partner, having no intention of sharing this power with anyone. With all the clans under his control, Elderic took control of the human race, and began plotting against the Ancients.
For years, Elderic built his army. Gather a mass unseen at the time. He knew he had no hope to outmatch the Anicents, but he would use shere force of number to slay them. Over the years, he sent assassins to make silent strikes against the Ancients, never being suspected. The Ancients believed Elderic to be a wise and loving Mage, how wrong they were.
Over the years, he kept the pretense of peace and friendliness. Though he used the Veldic clans wealth to train and arm his massive army.
After eleven long years.... he struck the first blow.
Sending a group of Veldic Sabatours and Reku Mages to the great Gi' Eld mountains, he struck against the dragons. During their mating season, he had his men use a mix of explosives and magic to bring the grand mountain down, bringing with it most of the Dragonkin.
The Ancient Races were enraged, but Elderic conveienced them the men acted alone in this. He slew his own men before the Elven king in retribution. Though now wary, The Ancients did not hold the human race accountable for the actions of these men.
Eldrics plan was working without fail.
Elderic had many of the Dwarven mines collapsed, he turned the orcs against one another, and poisoned the water of the elves. The Ancient council knew of the goings on, but Elderic’s magic had seeped into the minds if the council members, confusing and delaying their thoughts so they knew nothing more then he wanted them to.
But after one more year of these silent attacks, Elderic brought forth his army to the Lunario forest, holy ground to the elven race. King Arato intercepted the great force and held back the army as they tried to set fire to the forest, but he tried in vein. The Elves outmatched the humans, but sheer numbers overwhelmed them. The king was forced to flee. The holy site was lost to the world forever.
It has been well over two thousand years since that fateful day. None know what happened to the ancient Tyrant Elric, And after so many years, Most humans, who now claim a whole of the land as their own, have cast the majority of the old tale as nothing more then that of a Myth.
To most of the lands, Dragons have come all but extinct. Only the Elves, who have isolated themselves to the forests and plains of the lands hidden away by their ancient magic, have seen them. The Dwarfs have stuck to their caves, coming out little other then to sell their wares.
The ancient clans have split apart, and the land has been divided into the control of kingdoms and city-states.
But now something is stirring in the world. A prophet has forseen it. King Eldric's return.
So, who wants to go on an adventure!?