There might have been one or two more changes since Mystic's post, however, I do have to say I'm kinda surprised more people haven't tried to get in on the game. I mean, when I saw that there was a LoC game going up and that only four people had already joined, I was quite happy. I knew that I'd be getting in on the game while it was still young. And....it still is really, really young. A few more players couldn't hurt the game, right?
This is the current up to date post
List of Cosmic Decrees:
Creation: "Upon the Prime Material world, there is only one true race, the Humans. The wilds may hold monsters, and the agents of the divine may visit from time to time, but all other races are condemned to the other planes. No race higher than or equal to Sentient Life may permanently reside in the material plane, other than Humans."
Slovien: Whenever a mortal, any mortal dies, their souless body will rise up again as either a skeleton or zombie and attack any living human.
Tarvin:"So long as my throne sits in the sky, the dead shall not rise. They are a displeasure to my eyes, and so my light shall strike their unlife from them should they come into my sight, and their bodies shall lie still evermore. No creature of Slovien's make may exist in the light. A mortal who dies in the light shall remain dead, and a creature of undeath who enters the light shall burn until they are naught but ashes. They are the get of darkness, and in the darkness they shall remain, or perish. So says Tarvin, King of Light."
I, Vintra, The Queen of Winter and Aurora, declare, what follows: All living, sentient creatures have eternal souls; Soul last after death of body, travel to Aurora and is judged by Me; Good souls live enjoyable alterlife in reward of their deeds; Bad souls are tormented by cold, wind and visions of sins they did on Material Plane; Good souls are unbeaten, there are no power in Universe to do them any harm and even I cannot do so; Bad souls cannot be tortured by other gods or beings, only own's sins and nature of Aurora can affect them. By my own powers, be done.”
Drexoroth : All humans who wish to become amphibians must set foot in the ocean and will be tranformed into amphibious merfolk (not quite merfolk), they will grow both gills and webbed feet, so that they may live their lives in the ocean or on land. Once they have become amphibians, they may not change back, but they do not have to spend their lives in the water
Kargath The Stoneborn: Any human willing to fight and become stronger can start worshiping at the Obsidian Anchor. Doing so slowly replaces their flesh with living stone and they automatically learn the concept of forging weapons (blacksmithing).
Owl: "All magic of the mortal world is bound to the Word, whether spoken or written."
List of Planes
The Material Plane, composed of Earth, Sky, Sea and Darkness. It is the center of creation and is the most divine plane. Due to the arrival of Nordul each region of the the material plane now contains a significant forest, Vines filled with helium reach into the sky, Kelp forests grow underwater, weird crystalline forest flourish under the earth, and on earth itself all types of forests now exist. Not just forest a whole plethora of many different and varied environments and habitats
The City of Man: Urs Ignatus took his bricks and his clay and his iron and steel and stone and constructed great, weaving towers and bridges and tunnels, a magnificent gleaming city made of sandstone and white marble and patterned green granite, with fanciful steel plates waiting to be engraved with great histories. He spread floors with jade tiles and roads with beautiful wrought iron lamp posts, and domed roofs made out of stone and steel.
The Great Library is both a building in the City of Man and Owl's personal rook. It is a great tower, filled with many empty rooms, waiting to be filled with mortal knowledge. The highest point is a great aviary, where Owl and other gods may visit, but is mostly kept locked to mortals.
The Feathered Throne. A great mountain existing on the opposite side of the world from where the City of Man lies. The Feathered throne is the natural nesting place of every species of bird in the world. At it's pinnacle is a large nest made out of the feathers of every bird species in the world - in that nest is the eldest Roc. The mountain itself isn't anything special - it is not the tallest, nor is it like a needle piercing the sky. It is merely the home of the birds. Most birds including the Roc, do not hunt or kill each other while on the Feathered Throne
The Wellspring of Horrors: The convergence of the rivers of rage (These rivers always run in one direction, from the entrance to the exit on the other side of the Earth, varying from massive kilometer long channels digging deep into the ground to tiny rivers a rabbit can jump without getting their feet wet. Nothing can prevent or divert their path, they attempt to cut or sweep away any diversion or build up and overflow above the obstruction if made of something impossible to wear away from the cutting force of water) It is the Wellspring of Horrors that the Horrors of Fear, Sadness, Calm, Envy and Surprise are born
Aurora, the winter dominium, is a place of final rest. Aurora is consisted from 3 layers. First layer is a winter paradise for good persons, who enjoy eternity of peace as a reward for their deeds. Second layer is a beautiful, icy landscape, a pure work of Vintra's artistic sence. Third layer is a dark, snowed in forest, where souls of sinners are tormented by cold winds, whispering past mistakes and cruelities to them.
Dinfale's World The king of the earth crafted a new world next to the first while weaving a veil into place to keep the two separate, though close. This new world was one of cloud and rock, water and metal. And it stretched quite a ways, though the only truly place of any noteworthiness was at it's epicenter where a great mountain rose up above every other place on the world.
The meeting place of the first ones: Dinfale also moved the meeting place of the gods created by the unspoken one, to this plane
The Endless City-This is a city that stretches as far as the eye can see in every direction, even up and down. Buildings hide in the corner of the observer's eye until they are focused on, making one feel like the city is a great sphere that uncurls itself as it is walked through. Buildings made of every material hold all the inventions yet made by human kind, and have room for countless more to come. The sky is a giant jade and marble green cloudy expanse filled with brightly glowing lanterns made of shining precious metals.
The Realm of the Corruption Lord: This realm exist in the mind of mortal men who have has some of the black blood. It is literally formed from their collective conscience. Physical beings and locations - are only physical because visitors to the realm think they exist: notable locations are the Bone Fortress and Death Valley, which form the "physical" entrance to the inner layer. The inner layer forms itself from the will of the beings that gain entrance, though only a small part of it will change depending on who enters it. Meaning while the whole realm exists in the mind of all infected by the black blood, the inner layer exists in the minds of all those who are literately within the inner realm. (EX: A man might be able to morph a half of a mile of it, while a god would be able to morph something akin to South America. That is, if another will is not opposing the transformation.)
The Monuments of the gods
THE SUN:A shard of Tarvin's divine fire that has been placed in the sky, The Sun is Tarvin's place of governance. A throne of purest gold, from here Tarvin may watch the goings on of the mortal world at his pleasure. His mighty light shines down upon the world, until his throne travels beyond the horizon, to meet with his sister each night in the cold, crystaline world of Aurora. Even when Tarvin does not sit upon his throne, still he watches. At any time, Tarvin may spare a small bit of his consciousness to sit in the Sun and act as his eyes. By this, Tarvin is aware of all which occurs upon the surface of the world in the day-though beneath the waves, and within the dark corridors of the Underdark, his sight cannot reach, and at night, his eyes are taken from him.
Much like the Sun, THE MOON allows Slovien to see anywhere where there is darkness or moonlight, but not when there is sunlight.
Dinfale's staff has within it the most powerful teleportation spell in existence: Rapture. This spell is capable of moving vast (or small) quantities of just about anything, any distance, even across planes; and all this within the blink of an eye.
Helmet of the Clouds: (+1 dice to defense) Dinfale shaped metal into what at first resembled a deep bowl. Carefully molding it, he finished shaping the golden helmet. Dinfale then took a smaller piece of metal and made a crest on the front, two wings coming off of a tall cumulonimbus cloud with lightning striking downwards underneath the cloud. Dinfale gave this Helmet to Owl as a gift
The Obsidian Anchor, the lands surrounding the Anchor can not be changed or teleported except by Kargath and those with the Earth Domain. If so teleported, the Anchor and the lands stick together and disappear as a whole.
Armor of the White Wallis an item Nordul decided to create through a skilled mortal craftsman, the Armor of the White Wall provides the wearer (The White Wall currently ) protection no mere suit of armor could. It is also enchanted so that it will always end up in the hands of those who seek to bring justice and protect those who can't protect themselves from some dire threat or anothe
Aeolus has taken some human children and crafted them into Aeolians - Half-human half-griffon hybrids. He then made a sacred vow to them, and started to resemble them. They are under the divine protection of his word.
Afterlife. Every sentient creature last eternally after the death of physical body.
Black Blood - This was originally a few infected cells that did not make it to the birth of Infernique and was soon devoured by Norx. Black blood reworks the system of the host into a more powerful form, gives the host regenerative powers, and forms new bones and organs as needed, not effected by age or diseases, and other minor advantages. Beings that have Black blood in them can sense one another, and can control weaker willed Black Blood members. The downside is that it provides a direct link to Infernique, who can directly interact with the cells inside of the being. Because of this, any of get infected with black blood soon fall in line with his plans or be driven mad through his actions.
Abilities Gained by the Gods
Tarvin has the Divine Beauty Ability, represented by the glowing crown he wears.
Suloea is composed of basically every bird in existence thus she has the Inconceivable ability. She is a great flock - all of the birds are part of her and are her. Even for a god it is hard to make sense of, as so she is hard to understand and is inconceivable in that respect.
The Owl gains the ability Source of Arcane. Thus she is a being of magic, made of magic and is magic and magic flows from her as breath would from living human.
Nordul embodies a massive amount of life in the realms. He is basically a living forest and as such, he has close ties to creation magic and is a Herald of Life
Infernique is darkness and corruption - the creeping plague of death and thus has the ability One with Shadows.
The Flock (Suloea) sees and hears and knows everything any bird knows and thus is a Knowledge Broker. In the night from the eyes of owls and nighthawks, in the day underneath the wings of Rocs and eagles. Across planes in Aurora, the afterlife, where winter birds sat court - and even among the empty streets of the endless city. Under the eyes of birds, everything was seen and judged.
Norx - a puppet of Infernique
The Whirlwind King - The ruler of the seas and leader of the Free Captains of pirate city
The White Wall is a man who shall go on to inspire many, but is a mortal man like any other. The mantle shall be passed down generations to the person who seeks to protect humanity the most, creating a mythos of an immortal hero fighting monsters that would fell anyone else, braving the depths of the world, and hopefully providing a foil to some of the more villainous chosen later.
Pact of the First Ones
Dinfale Head of the Pantheon
New players are still and always welcome!!
Originally Posted by melonLord
And so, this is how Tarquin ends. Stripped of his Magnificent Bastard status, reduced to what he really was all along: a pathetic, hopelessly egotistic side-villain, screaming impotently into the wind about narrative structure as the plot leaves him behind for more important things.