Erastos is a RP I have been working on for a while. I always wanted to make a fantasy RP, so here it is. Thanks to Superfly for giving me several ideas for the name of the world and the RP, and for being co-GM.
I hope you like the idea and enjoy.
Long ago, there were seven almighty beings of supreme power. Four male, three female, was what they were. They had wandered into existance from possibly another existence and used their powers to create a world. A wonderful world, thriving with life and where peoples would live, as one, in peace. There were main three races - the Humans, the Waterseekers and the Hasurai.
==The 60,000 Year Peace==
For around about sixty thousand years, the Three Races had grown and were filling the land. For the races were all mortal, they reproduced and thrived, and should a need have to arise, the Gods blessed these people with their needs.
Peace had lasted so long, had grown so beautiful and any fights were solved and did not grow. For so long only minor battles had rung out and were forgotten, even in the scrolls from ancient times. But this was all before the King of Azerdon felt the need to gain more power. He began by going after the other nations. The Gods frowned upon him but he ignores them and continued. Soon rulers of other nations noticed and war began. The battles were vicious and soon it spread. Insanity had entered the world. The King became consumed by so much hatred, through his arrogance got slaughtered. Before the battle could spread the Gods showed their care and fought back the Madness with the Seven Energies. They also blessed the races with each god's power.
==The Immortal Guardians==
To keep the powers alive, the Gods needed living beings who would be each of the Energies' great representatives - and so the Gods created seven beings, to stand for Green, Red, White, Blue, Black, Angelic and Corrupted. These beings allowed balance. And only through balance could there be peace. However due to their immortal nature, it ripped all the Gods of their powers except one - to remain Gods. Now no able to supply for the world any more, or visiting it without losing more power. They depended on the people.
Through each of the Immortals the Energies thrived. Some of the peoples were born and a miracle had begun - these people were sorcerers and sorceresses. Harnessing the Energies they performed things that would only be dreamt of before. Some mastered the skill to weave Energies together to create new, powerful spells and such. It was a gift very vast to offer such people. That was until a great flaw was discovered.
The Energies you see had minds of their owns - their goal was to possess the conjurer. Hence the Desire began, when people decided they wished to draw more power and more, and after that, the Madness that had seized the King of Azerdon five hundred and sixty-four years before. Most went mad, if not that, then kill themselves. Only the strong battled the Desire and the Madness - but too few that sorcery became feared and despised by the Three Peoples.
==The Immortal War==
And hence another flaw was discovered - the Immortals were too human that they too, fell to the Madness...
The Immortals rallied allies and started marching on natione, destroying the free people. The Gods were horrified by the monstrosities they had created. The Waterseekers visited the "Surface" and were being chased out by the Green Immortal, Harcules. The Blue Immortal desperate to help the Water even in her madness, and defeated Harcules in a duel. The Waterseekers fled back to the waters.
==Vampires and Werewolves==
The King of New Azerdon and the King of Erostys rode out again the Corrupted Immortal, the Kings having allied, to plead that Immortal to leave their lands. But the Immortal cursed them - the King of New Azerdon became a vampire, and the King of Erostys was a werewolf. And their families and blood became cursed. Driven mad, the Kings turned to the Madness, and after sieging their own kingdoms, a stake tipped with Angelic and Green Energies slaughtered the Kings. They had been deceived.
==The Two Trees==
The Gods watched Erastos crumble, and with heavy hearts, entered the world. They lost some more power and each comfronted their Immortal. They used their last power to take away their immortality - and as the Gods died, seized their Immortal and destroyed themselves. However the Gods learned that the world could live without the other six, but they needed Angelic and Corrupted. Right and wrong. And so the Angelic God and Immortal and the same for the Corrupteds left two trees. The Angelic Tree and the Corrupted Tree.
The Seven Energies were created as a way for the Gods to allow balance - obviously they were flawed, hence the Desire, the Madness and the Immortal War. Each of the Energies could be weaved together to create powerful spells. The scholar from the times during the Immortal War, a thousand, five hundred and eleven years before, made a special quote:
Green for nature, red for blood, white for air, blue for water, black for shadow, angelic for right and corrupted for wrong.
Each of the Energies - Green, Red, White, Blue, Black, Angelic and Corrupted have been described. Only the most powerful of sorcerers and sorceresses fight the Desire and the Madness all the time - save for those who embrace it and go insane.
Long ago, the Gods created Erastos, a brilliant world, and the races Humans, Waterseekers and Hasurai dwelt there. For balance, the Gods then granted some few newborns the power to control the Seven Energies and made seven immortal beings to guard the world.
With this power they did things that could only be dreamt of - until a desire grew to use more - and then the Madness sank in. Most went insane, some killed themselves - and only a few battled then.
The Immortals were too human, and became twisted by their powers - and so they marched against other nations - the rulers did not like it and then dispute became anger and anger became dislike - until the Immortal War began. The world was nearly destroyed as nations crumbled.
Two brave kings marched forth and challenged the Corrupted Immortal to leave their lands - the Immortal then laid a terrible curse - one became a vampire and the other a werewolf. And so their families were cursed. Vampires and werewolves had come.
The Gods, horrified, flew down and confronted the Immortal each of them created, used all their powers to rid both of their immortality - and destroyed themselves. The world could survive without the other six but needed Angelic and Corrupted - right and wrong. So they left two trees, the Angelic Tree, and the Corrupted Tree.
The world was now split in three - the Angelic Empire, the Water Empire, underwater, and the Corrupted Empire.
In the Corrupted Caves, a far more advanced technological people live, hiding from the eye of the Corrupted Emperor, lived. There were Hasurai and humans. One day the great Hasurai, Hergle, made a medicine and he tested it. He discovered it could make trees grow faster. And after that, another effect - it seemed that the tree turned - changed - into a human. In awe of what happened, the human was dead - but it had been turned to a tree? Immediately thinking of the Two Trees, they thought they could re-awaken the Angelic God and the Corrupted God. Excited, an escort swam over the Three Oceans to meet the Angelic Empress. Pleased with their work they took the medicine to the Angelic Tree and cured it - in awe they watched the Tree grow - and transform. However instead of a magnificent God, there was a human-formed man. They had awoken the insane Immortal - now no longer immortal but still a powerful being. He smiled and beheaded Hergle.They tried capturing him but he fought hard, and slaughtered many, took some of the medicine and escaped to find his brother, the Corrupted Immortal. He will then be Cleansed and become corrupted - and darkness shall rule.
The Corrupted Emperor heard this news, and sent his army to the Caves, to destroy the rest of the Cave Dwellers and find the medicine for his own needs and to awaken the Immortal. No plans existed and the remaining Cave Dwellers fled to the Empress.
The Empress pitied the Cave Dwellers and offered them homes in the caves, to hide. She then needed allies from the Water Empire, who once lived on land but the Waterseekers were chased out. However the Empero got there, and along the Shores he slaughtered those people, and took those who turned to his cause with him. The Empress found the survivors and offered them home in her Empire as the Oceans had become too dangerous. (They breathe on land and underwater.)
Now who are you? A feared sorcerer, a normal man, do you serve any of the factions. It is up to you.
The humans are one of the greatest races to walk on Erastos. They were created to be one of the Three Races. They believe life should be honoured and are probably the most dominant race out of the now five. Their average lifespan is about eighty years.
Waterseekers are tall, generally slim, pale blue people who can breathe underwater and on land. Their eyes shine slightly. They dwelled underwater in the Water Empire until it was destroyed. They became divided - those who joined the Corrupted Empire, those who died and the survivors either on the Angelic Empire's side or none. They were created to protect the Three Oceans from harm.
Hasurai means "cave dweller" in a long forgotten language. They lived in the Corrupted Caves with their Cave Humans too. They are incredibly intelligent creatures and are further on with technology than any other race. Their home was recently destroyed following the event of Hergle's medicine and have been offered new homes in the Caves of New Azerdon, where the old nation was. Now their task is to make up for Hergle's failure.
The Hasurai is in the middle - not the golem behind it.
The King of New Azerdon, when confronting the Corrupted Immortal, he and his family got cursed to become vampires - blood-sucking monsters who were weakened in the sunlight and with a stake tipped with the most powerful Green and Angelic Energies, could destroy them. The Immortal created more vampires and over the years have humans been transformed. Vampires were evil and joined the Corrupted Empire. However few managed to abandon their vampire nature and joined the Angelic Empire somehow by a special reason.
(To have a vampire on the Angelic Empire, you must provide me with a good explanation how or/and why they joined.)
The King of Erostys, when confronting the Corrupted Immortal, he and his family got cursed to become werewolves - unordinary humans whom turn into a wolf when the full moon shines. Driven insane with wolf instincts the Werewolves bit people, to start a clan of werewolves. By instinct they are evil but like vampires, some CAN turn. They have scars on their human body from when they transform and have grey eyes and claws instead of nails - not long but sharp and a giveaway sign.
(To have a werewolf on the Angelic Empire, you must provide me with a good explanation how or/and why they joined.)
After the Immortal War, the world was in ruins, and nations had crumbled. Three empires arose - the Angelic, the Water and the Corrupted. The Angelic Empire's aim is to right the wrongs and defeat the Corrupted Empire however they can. Their plan is to stop the Immortal from resurrecting his brother and to rule the world. Led by the Empres, they fight on.
Opposites of the Angelic Empire, this empire is the manifestation of all things evil. Twisted over the years, the Emperor seeks to resurrect the Brother and rule forever. The Empire destroyed the Water Empire, and took the Waterseekers who would turn to their cause with them, as with the Hasurai and the humans.
Cave Dwellers (Humans/Hasurai only!)
The Cave Dwellers are the people from the Corrupted Caves, a more advanced technological culture who seek to invent new ways and hopefully change the way the Elder World (as they call it) think to the Future. They are not particularly on any side but thank the Empress for her pity and giving them new homes at the Caves of New Azerdon. Now they work hard and are determined to make up for Hergle's great mistake.
Your character doesn't have to be in one.
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