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Because, for the love of our gods, it was about the frickin' time!

The original In Character thread

The original Out of Character thread

The second In Character thread

Legends of Divinity Synopsis (originally by Lenar, somewhat updated by Frozen Feet):

Kalandha Landmarks:

Zsarim foothills

The Kalazar Empire
Valley of Kavuk
Narrow Creek - A village in the Valley of Kavuk
Plains of Array - home of the Bards' Guild
The Eos River - Located in The plains of Array, runs through Kirwood
Kirwood - Located in the Plains of Array, spans the Eos River, belongs to the Kalazar Empire
Troll's Tooth - a large boulder landmark outside of Kirwood

Keldagrim - A country on Kalazar's borders

Kanatar - A rival of Kalazar
Kana - Capital of Kanatar

Trantite - A small nation controlled by mages
Nerototh - Capital of Trantite
Mt. Keldor - former prison of Geltor, located in Trantite

Mannik - Home of Harath's High Temple
The Sonne River

Players and their characters (both former and current):

Dintiradan - Ashataro - god of knowledge and learning, currently near Kirkwood's central temple area
Tyran - Gorganthas - warrior and conqueror deity, yet to be introduced, MIA
Lenar - Noric - unfamiliar with godly powers, currently in Kirkwood, MIA
Tully - Fallian - god of ambition, fortune, and greed, currently in a village en route to Kirwood, MIA?
Ephesos - Sliros - god of the forsaken, one of the ancients, currenly in Kirwood's central temple area
Rakshasi - Cassius - god of suffering, ascended vampire, currently residing in Mannik (now uncontrolled)
Dikiyoba - Fourty - unemployed demigod, currently in Mannik (?)
Frozen Feet - Marras - god of Death, surviving on human souls, currenly in Kirwood's central temple area
Lone Flame - James the Diety - god of Love, left Kalandha, replaced by another character
Premonition - Lauraziel - the Lunatic Goddess, currently in an inn in Kirkwood
Nalyd - Seoth - god of Balance (acting god of Deceit, Storms, and Undeath), currently somewhere around Kirkwood (?) musing his past
Lord Safety - Geltor - king and god of Demons, imprisoned again, at least temporarily replaced by Vertran the Anti-God
Nioca - Avin - former god of linguistics, patron of the Ishnu tribe

Other gods:

Burrard - patron god of bureaucracy, former employer of Fourty, an elder god
Digirid - a small-time god of agriculture.
Harath - god of Harsh Justice, MIA, an elder god.
Kyros - god of honorable battle, fought against Saulc in a war that ended five years ago, caused Noric to ascend.
Molter - god of self-righteousness
Saluc - god of bloodlust, Destroyed in battle by the combined power of Kyros and the then-mortal Noric five years ago, as well as possibly the assistance of other deities. Had a bad history with Ashataro.
Surita - briefly mentioned by Noric.
Tuoni - aka Thone , former god of Death, replaced by Marras.
U'uluua - patron goddess of the Ubumal tribe of Mubulu Island
Yeahyup - the protector god of Kavuk Valley.
Esekijah - general gof of war, currenly in Kirwood's central temple area
Minoko - goddess of suspicious business
Nemesis - goddess of vengeance, haven't been heard of in years.

Should be noted, there are other, higher pantheons above Kalandhian gods. At least two separate ones have been hinted at.

Noteworthy humans:

Drigy - Tricked by Geltor into freeing the Demon Hoardes
Jerome - a friend of Zeth
Kulo - a down and out merchant, worshipper of Fallian
Kuroshin - Vampiric servant of Mervingorix
Kraol - Unwitting servant of Seoth
Lilah - Lord of the land in which Cassius dwells
Mervingorix - Partiarch of a vampire clan, seeking vengeance against Cassius, involved in capturing Seoth
Niorsim- High Priest of Gorganthas
Sveltas - High Priest of Noric
Emperor Thule - Monarch of the Kalazar Empire, is in poor favor with Fallian
Vizoth - High Priest of Harath
Zeth - a pawn of Sliros
Isaac - an assassin of the Thieves' Guild
A mysterious, pale woman - Supported by a higher pantheon, seemingly immortal, has a past with Avin

Factions

The Forsaken
Geltor's Hordes
Mervingorix's Vampires
The Army of Kalazar
The Holy Army of Harath
The followers of Gorganthas
The Mages of Trantite
The Golden Empire
Thieves' Guild of Kirkwood

The time of year is early winter.

An attempt at a complete time line of the era of gods (corrections are welcome):

Negative years - Kalandha forms and develops like and ordinary world. Magic is considerably weaker. Eventually, humans arise and begin harnessing it to greater extents. All this time, a strange meta being unknown to other deities watches over Kalandha.

Year zero - The five elder gods (the River, the Justicar, the Throne, the Forsaken Lord and the Keeper of Knowledge*)) ascend and the era of gods begins. With their powers, the elder gods radically alter Kalandha, changing it forever. The flows of magic are strenghtened, making further ascensions possible.


From there on - people who do remarkable deeds ascend for various reasons. The number of gods slowly increases until it reaches thousands Kalandha has in it's present.

Around year 100 - Feahso Drok'tur is born. 60 or 70 years later he challenges the god of storms... and wins. Later he changes his name to Seoth.

Around year 400 - Gods seek for other worlds and find hell. Harath suggests it ought to be used to punish those who oppose the pantheon. Geltor, among others, is banished to hell as an example of the might of gods.

Around year 500 - Mangroankeen the Rebel begins opposing the gods. Reverse-engireering the powers of his adversaries, the Rebel travels to hell and frees mutated Geltor. Using Geltors blood, Mangroankeen seeks to give mortals the powers to overthrow gods.

From year 500 to year 1000, approximately - The first war of demons and gods rages trough the world. Multitudes of magical creatures (the silk golem, which eventually bacame Marras, among others) are created by gods to combat the demon hordes. Whole cultures are destroyed as a side-effect and much knowledge from before the era of gods is lost.

Around year 800 (?) - The five elder gods climb to the Angel's Pinnacle and announce a Godsmoot. All other gods are drawn to the place to disscuss about the fate of Kalandha. The world is left to the mercy of the Fell Lord (Mangroankeen). During this time, some sort of stable pantheon is also decided upon, but as future shows, whatever was planned, well, failed.

Around year 1000 - Mangroankeen is finally sealed away to hell by the elder gods and his army is banished as well. Recreation of the world begins.


Around year 1500 - Tuoni decides to get rid of some of his creations, but is careless. The silk golem eventually regenerates and forms into what is now known as god of death.

Around year 1700 - The oldest, historical references to gods are written.

Around year 1900 - Ashataro ascends.

Around the same time - Avin ascends and becomes the god of linguistics. Few decades later he leaves and becomes the patron god of Ishnu tribe.


Around year 2100 (?) - Saluc rises to power for the first time.

2118 - The following snippet is introduced in Zsarim Academy of Thought: "Our worldview should be in a constant state of discarding spurious ideas. Every new concept entering our mind should be met with the following test: Does it directly apply to concrete facts, to the here and now? If not, does it deal with an abstract theory that itself is directly applicable to the here and now? If it does neither, the idea must not even enter out minds, for it is nothing more than purposeless reasoning."

Around year 2150 - Followers of Harath arrive at Mannik and condemn Fourty, the mayor at the time, and the high priestess of Digrid to death of stealing sacrifices. Fourty flees.

Around the same year - Fourty becomes a worker for Burard, the god of bureaucracy.

Around year 2300 - Esekijah ascends. It's unclear whether she immediatly became the general god of war or had to work for it.

At the same time - The Ballade of Rocks is written.

2400 (?) - Saluc tries to destroy the pantheon, both failing and succeeding in ways. Tired of the world, Sliros goes to hibernation.

Around year 2421 - Tuoni turns his attention away from the realm os mortals and his worship begins to decline. He pays a visit to Fallian's (possible) father during the same year.

Around year 2440 - The following snippet is written by some random philosopher executed for heresy: "Do people need gods? No, people existed long before the gods. It be closer to the truth to say that the gods need people. Don't a wide majority rely on followers for a power base? If anything, the Golden Republic has shown that men can do very well without gods."

Year 2472 - Drez IV, deposed king of Erria, is executed.

Year 2484 - There's a rebellion in Mannik. The rebellion rages on for a full year untill extinquished, and the rebels are labeled as 'forsaken' and banished to nearby woods.

Around the same time (?) - Harath dissappears.

Year 2488 - Tuoni destroys the original Gate of Afterlife, renouncing his status as the god of death. His garden of white roses withers as he leaves to the mortal realm for the last time.

Year 2489 - Tuoni dies and marks Marras as his successor. Marras begins his search for Sliros.

Year 2493 - Fallian is born.

Around the same time - Fallian helps the Emperor of Kalazar to maintain power by letting him spin the wheel of fortune.

Year 2495 - Saluc, the god of bloodlust, is defeated by Kyros and other gods of war. Stephen AKA Noric ascends.

Around the same time - Pius sends a letter regarding the dissappearence of Tuoni to someone named Shamel. The letter never makes it.

Year 2500 - Current events begin.

Roughly half a month to the future - A higher being will cut Kalandha off of the rest of existence. After that, Kalandhian gods must solve their problems amongst themselves or perish trying. (Important if James will try to come back; in twenty days or so, he can't!)

*) The Justicar is Harath, the Forsaken Lord is of course Sliross, Keeper of Lore is supposedly Burard and Tuoni was either the River or the Throne. My bet's on the River. So the Throne, it seems, is unaccounted for, but he might have been the original god of storms whom Seoth slew. I mean, lighting's the tool of the boss, isn't it?

This topic was done in the hope that this roleplay will be restarted and eventually concluded. It is also a plea to all players who have disappeared during the course of this monstrosity: please come back. We need you.

On more mundane matters, births of Seoth and James (and his many underlings) and several other events are yet to be added to the timeline. Any and all clarifications and corrections concerning it or the synopsis are welcome. Plus, I know Tully had a nearly complete map of Kalandha at some point; where is it now? I want it!

[ Saturday, November 17, 2007 11:21: Message edited by: Frozen Feet ]

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Huh. Judging by that timeline, and the events that Nalyd included in Seoth's past, Nalyd would say that Seoth(Feahso Drok'tur) was born around year 100. Is that acceptable?

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Should be. However, you'll need to write an awful amount of history to explain it all, especially if or when your character comes to the Godsmoot. The old-timers (*cough*Sliros*cough*) might remember him and his deeds, and that "I slew the original god of storms" thing might not please them.

[ Saturday, November 17, 2007 11:18: Message edited by: Frozen Feet ]

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Quite possibly.

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I take it a anti-go/god slayer wouldn't be allowed to gods moot.

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A god of demons is still a god, despite being the natural opposition.

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Was the original god of storms anyone important? Otherwise, I could let it go... :P

And Safey, who are you talking about? Because anyone who has god status can attend a Godsmoot. Whether or not anyone listens to them is another issue.

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vertan isn't a god and when is sword isn't drawn a decent size mob gives him trouble. Geltor for the moment not aviable.

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Better safe than sorry... this shall not be purged!

(the original ooc, I'm afraid to post in, lest it crash)

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I made a post in it I don't remember that vampire demons name but it was created by Seoth and therefore a product of Nayld and not me I was simply using it to show that without useing the sword that Vertan is as an average joe as a demon can get.

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*Quiet weeping for the dead RP*

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Okay, so this isn't necessarily dead. Again, we might have some trouble tracking down the participants, as most of the best rp-ers around SW tend to be somewhat lax about the whole 'showing up' thing.

But for now, we have the Avernum RP and the Vale RP, both of which are still clearly in progress. The only reason I bumped this to the first page was so that it would not be purged. So until we can put in a serious effort to revive it (and we might need a nearly-fresh start), I think it's best we let it sit for a while. It won't disappear.

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It wouldn't be the same. :(

Nalyd needs to stop being emotionally attached to his crappy characters.

[ Thursday, January 17, 2008 18:39: Message edited by: Agrajag ]

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I suggest that we wait till May before restarting this, and when we do we should fast-forward the plot with maybe a year or something like that. That way, if some players remain absent, we can handwave their inactive characters by saying that their gods went on their own ways and our characters haven't seen them since.

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We'll need to get more RPers, too. Ah well, we'll see come May.

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May is fast approaching. Do we have anyone willing to participate, or any new RP'ers? Let's hold off on the ICs until we get situated.

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I would, of course, be full-willing to retake the role of Avin, though I do express some concern over timing. Let's not have this on the heels of NHftD like pretty much every RP that has been started since LoD's original incarnation. Otherwise, this will just wind up falling flat like the others.

Aside from that, the timing could prove useful, with summer vacation coming up.

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Wait a while after NHftD, then? A month or so?

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A month is probably too long, if there's such a thing. That might give room for another RP to spring up, and then we're right back at square one. I'd say a week to two weeks would be sufficient. Though, if it comes down to it, a solid deadline of when it starts back up might prove prudent.

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Agreed. If given a proper running start, I'd be willing to jump back in.

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A deadline would probably be the wisest course of action, as it would ensure the RP's rebirth.

I'm sure that the wayward Mr. Hedges and his irrascible companion would be interested in rejoining... and trying to catch up.
(Read: I will have internet access at home this time around, so no excuses. Besides, I liked them.)

-reads synopsis in first post-
dude... now I really have to go back and reread everything...

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So it looks like most people want to use the same character as before. If that's true, is it at least possible that any old plots be explained either IC or OOC? Then new or rejoining members don't have to worry about missing any information.

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I imagine the introductory IC for the reboot could cover most of the important details.

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Who should do the introductory post? Ephesos seems the best at the moment. A joint effort?

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Here's an idea... we had it threatened that the planet would be cut off from the universe, correct? Let's let that happen, and then the ensuing chaos can excuse the now-missing gods/goddesses. And then we can skip ahead a bit.

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