In the Beginning, there was The All. A being both god and goddess, more, and neither, all at the same time. With it's immense power, The All created the universe. After it created the universe, it lapsed into a bored slumber that lasted several Millennia.
Eventually The All woke up, and decided to do something with the universe it had created. So it split itself into one hundred pieces, and let the fragments do the work. And so the Pantheons of the Good, Neutral, and Evil gods and goddesses were born. With their divine power, they created every aspect of the universe, and the world known as Malius. For a while, the gods were content to sit and watch their worlds unfold. However, Nocturne, the God of Evil, decided that he alone was worthy of worship. So he started a war.
This Started what was known as The War of the Divines. The war was long and brutal, and more than half of the gods died to seal the god of evil away. However, he was eventually brought down.
Eight gods sealed themselves into the cage to prevent the escape of the god of evil. Unfortunately, one was a traitor. Over the course of several millennia, he weakened the other gods. Eventually, almost 8,000 years later, he shattered the cage. Nocturne promptly killed the seven good gods, and split their essences across the world. Now his hand is reaching for the power and fear it once possessed.
A mage known as the Ghoul learned about the freedom of the God of Evil, and formulated a plan with his allies, The Lords of the Night. After a name change, the Hand of Nocturne moved out, spreading destruction and chaos for the sake of their lord.
And then, one day, the Ghoul found a ritual, one that would bring the god to the material world, in his divine glory. After much deliberation, the Hand of Nocturne decided to try the ritual. But first... They'd need to massacre a country. And what better country than Niverin, which has only ever been a thorn in their sides.
However, mortal soldiers are smart enough to realize that going up against the most powerful country in the world is a stupid Idea. So the Hand has built The Iron Armies, Ten Thousand Golems. They Feel no Fear. They Feel no Pain. They Need no Rest. And They Require no Gain. They are led by the Warmaster, a golem with the soul of a feared general.
The armies march, and the world trembles beneath their heavy footsteps.
Meanwhile, The High Council of Niverin learned of their intentions, and called for ten of the most renowned and skilled saviors currently in the land, whether they were born there or not. They had been chosen for a common goal...
Find the Essences of the Seven Gods before The Hand massacres an entire country. Should be simple enough, right?
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There are many lands across the planet of Malius. Some are huge, like Ethmiru to the west, which takes up damn near a quarter of the planet. Some are tiny, like Shandevar to the southwest, a tiny country that is barely 50 square miles in diameter. There are rich countries, like Mavrefell, and poor lands like Varna.
However, none are more diverse, economically, geographically, racially, and so on, as Niverin. A land steeped in history. A land with soaring mountains and burning deserts, expansive seas of brilliant green grass and deep lakes of crystal blue water. A world of wilds dangerous and cities peaceful. A country covered in ruins of ancient times and relics of forgotten eras.
It is this amazing land in which the legend of the Sapphire Phoenix grew and died. This is the beautiful world that the Dread Empire tried to seize and rule almost five hundred years ago, stopped only by the strength of the Paladin King. This is the vast country that Kalanthas Qoral, the Legendary Sage, used magic unknown to the rest of mortals to stop one of the four moons from smashing into the planet, and send it back to it's proper place in orbit to stop the lich Anlagen.
This is the land heroes have been born and have died in.
This is home.
And now it's threatened.
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The Provinces of Niverin
The Heroes Plain
The Northvale Province
The Jonovah Province
The Gold Coast
The Southvale Province
The Vanerlyn Province
The Mir Province
The Winterfell Province
The Bjordred Province
The Jerall Province
The Reach Province
The Mulhorrin Province
The Matarion Province
The Ring of the Forgotten
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The Rulers of Niverin
The Lords and Ladies of Niverin
Pantheon of the Gods
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By real life definition, Pantheon is the name of a circular temple in Rome dedicated to all of their ancient gods, such as Mars, Jupiter, Vulcan, Etc. The Pantheon, back in the day of these god's prime, was also dedicated to their worship. Back then, this was THE Church everyone went to on Sundays. Or whenever the Romans worshiped.
In Fantasy, Pantheon is often used as a grouping of Deities. For instance, all the Good Gods will be on one, while the Evil gods are part of another. Or they could be grouped by the realms they govern. For instance, there could be a Death Pantheon, Agriculture Pantheon, Sky Pantheon, etc. As long as it's a grouping of the divines, it could technically be a pantheon.
For the sake of a simple list, they will be grouped in Good, Evil, Or Neutral.
Bahamut the Platinum Dragon, The God of Good Dragons
Brom, The God of Lessons and Experience
Drameir, the Goddess of Innocence*
Evndir the Sword Saint, The God of Courage*
Halren, The God of Power*
Larethian, The God of the Elves
Marah, Goddess of the Hunt
Morin, The God of Dwarves
Suparna, the God of Honorable Combat
Terra, The God of Life*
Wiloss, The God of Knighthood and Chivalry
Aranea, The Goddess of Magic
Chaavryn, The God of Rogues
Crow, The God of Trials
Eronos, The God of the Afterlife
Malach HaMavet (The Angel of Light and Dark), the God of Death and Judgement*
Gaia, the Earth Goddess*
Halmyr, the God of Skill and Strategy
Rao, The Goddess of Peace and Serenity
Sylr, The Divine of the Elements (Sylr has no Gender)
Teraz, the God of Secrets*
Valkar, the God of Travels
Anlagen De'thalmier, The God of Undeath
Durza, The God of Dark Magic
Heranoss, The God of Tyranny
Nocturne, The God of Evil
Tiamat the Five Headed Wyrm, The God of Evil Dragons
Umbra, the God of the Void*
Varna, the God of Slaughter
Vyl, The Goddess of Insanity
(Note I still have fifteenish gods to create. Also, the asterisks symbolize which gods made up the cage of Nocturne)
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The Knight: A skilled warrior, sworn to a lord of Niverin, that follows the path of justice and honor.
The Thief: A tricky adventurer with a lust for wealth and the stealth skill to get it.
The Sage: A traveling Sorcerer who hungers for knowledge.
The Monk: A hermit who is extremely skilled in the art of unarmed combat.
The Priest: Commissioned by the church, the Priest is a powerful healer of unshakable faith.
The Scout: A ranger trained in the arts of Guerrilla Warfare and reconnaissance.
The Archmage: Talented in all forms of magic, The Archmage is on a quest for greater mastery.
The Assassin: A convict sentenced to die and given one more chance, The Assassin is feared for his lethal skill.
x The Lord: The noble of great skill and experience, chosen to lead the heroes.
The Hand of Nocturne
The Ghoul: A necromancer of limitless depravity and limited sanity.
The Conqueror: A heartless man who seeks nothing more than to dominate all that it can see.
The Child of the Night: An ancient vampire of great power. It's skills, however, are unknown.
The Nightmare: Once a mortal, infected by a demon, this monster wants nothing more than pure carnage.
The Warmaster: A Golem with the soul of a Legendary General housed in its cold metal body.
(if it has a "x" next to it, that Role is taken.)
- Aesoroth Doucard, The King of the Night, The Lord (Vormund)
The Hand of Nocturne
Alright, so as long as your characters fit in the vague descriptions above, they can be whatever you want, within reason. Please don't even suggest playing a Demon Archmage, or a Troll Knight. I will ask you to change it after I finish putting a few holes in my desk with my forehead.
However, feel free to tinker with Ideas. If you want to make The Knight an Orc with a flail, go for it. As long as he believes in honor and justice, and is very well known for it, then I'm not too worried about the nitty gritty details. Try not to overlap the roles though. For instance, the Thief will never have been a convict sentenced to death, for the Assassin already has that down. So on, so forth.
If you have questions, just ask me, either here or in a private message.
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OOC Open - 11/26/2012 @ 2:51 PM
The OOC is open. I hope I don't have to explain what it's for.