- Posted: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:57:30 +0000
CONTROL OF THE DIVINE
It has been 100 years since the Rising Sun of the West hath defeated the Scourge of the World, the Shadowscald of Zaurac, The Dark Spawn of Evil; The Calamity. Thanks to their valiant efforts, the world has endured a lasting peace. The once malevolent, Black Sisterhood has since mended it's ways, attempting to right the many wrongs they had committed towards the world. Under the leadership of Lianna Echtrae, the Sisterhood has formed a lasting truce with their bitter enemies, the Dragon Knights, under the new command of Rirarith, a jewel of the west mentioned in the Zauracan Legend, and Antony Kalikar, the Gold of the Rising Sun, whom along with the very first halfling, Caelith, drove the Blade of Sages into the very heart of the Calamity, as well as his Bonded Dragon, Azar.
One hundred years of peace has also shown a large doom in industrialization. The White Dragon Azar, took what he had learned from his fight with the Calamity, and the enemies within, and began construction upon clockworks, and gears, successfully bringing the world into a new age. Steam powers most everything; from massive Aircraft that crest the clouds, to a simple clock for the wrist. A simple casual glance was all the Dragon needed to begin work. Antony chides him for working to hard, but the Dragon continues his research into Steam power.
The Heroes of the Calamity, as they are known in the west, despite being well over a hundred plus years, have not aged a day. Their battle within the Calamity has all but halted the aging process. To some, it instills a fear, others, find it fascinating. Scientist studied the eight heroes for years, before the hot headed Captain Commander became irritated with them one day, and told the men to, politely, "Get bent, you rat b*****d whoresons".
Soon after the battle with the Calamity, Lucius Crez returned home to the destroyed St. Heimslef and began the rebuilding process. Upon searching the wreckage of his childhood home, he discovered a secret passage beneath the castle, leading to an underground bunker, of sorts, where Antony's family, as well as his own, had survived the destruction. Elated to see his children unharmed, Antony introduced Caelith to the four of them; Rhys, his first son, Jean, his First of twin daughters, Jenna, his second of twin daughters, and their Father-in-Law Sir Emeric. The children were quick to trust the Halfling, and accepted her into the family as one of their own. A wedding ceremony, with none but a small few friends and relative, was held for Antony and Caelith, as well as those of Rirarith and Lucius Crez, and Valandil Felagund, and Arianwen Eleri Ffion.
Indeed, these are times of peace...but a new darkness will soon drench these lands in blood once more. A power is growing in the south, one the likes of which has not been seen. The Gods of Old are plotting...and the Blood Mages lead the charge. Can the Rising Sun of the West combat this new foe? Or will they be destroyed, along with the world they hold so near and dear...