Post by Frito-Chilimancer on Apr 20, 2017 19:40:39 GMT -6
The World as you knew it: Bravath, a vibrant planet blessed by light. Amid azure seas, encompassing the westernmost of the Three Great Continents, there lies a realm embraced by gods and forged by heroes. Her name: Nym’aia
The annals of Nym’aian history chart the rise of a succession of great civilizations, each one enjoying an age of peace, the Resting Eras. To date, all have proven ephemeral. In the year 1260 of the Fifth and most recent Resting Era, the countries of Nym’aia inch ever closer to war and the beginning of the Sixth Discordant Era.
Two demigod brothers walk the land, sowing discord among the people. Known as The Light and The Dark, their message is a powerful one. Their rally: “To usher in a new era of civilization, the people must be free of the tyranny of the ‘gods’. Together we can pluck them from the skies to forge our own blessings and map our own destinies!” Those faithful to the teachings of The Six gather their strength, while the numbers of The Light and The Dark swell.
Amidst these rising tensions… you are suddenly plucked away...
Post by Frito-Chilimancer on Apr 20, 2017 19:48:05 GMT -6
The Old Pantheon: The Six of Nym’aia
Oerba, the Scholar – Goddess of Knowledge, purveyor of architecture, industry, and crafting. Commands the element of Lightning. Thunder and lightning are often attributed to Oerba’s hammer and anvil. She is depicted as a stern Dwarven smith holding a book and a hammer. Her symbol is the anvil.
Barthandelus, the Wanderer – God of Time, surveyor of change and patron saint of vagrants/travelers. Commands the element of Wind. He is depicted as an elderly Elven wizard wielding a quarterstaff or walking stick. His symbol is the hourglass.
Noschon, the Matron – Goddess of Creation, ruler of rivers, seas, and patron saint of love. Commands the element of Water. The blue, larger moon is named after her, and is said to be her embodiment. She is depicted as a smiling Human noblewoman atop a cloud. Her symbol is the clouded moon.
Albyk, the Warden – God of Abundance, tender of soils and harvests, protector of family. Commands the element of Earth. He is depicted as a jubilant Halfling farmer holding a steel scythe. His symbol is the spring leaf.
Xasthurr, the Keeper – Goddess of War, keeper of the Sun, and patron saint of strength, skill, and honor in combat. Commands the element of Fire. It is said that any battle hidden from her (the sun) is dishonorable. She is depicted as a towering Orc warrior wielding a greatshield and spear. Her symbol is three spears.
Dalamun, the Fury – God of Destruction, breaker of worlds, custodian of fallen civilizations, and patron saint of fate. Commands the element of Ice. The white, smaller moon is said to be his embodiment. He is depicted as a Dragon standing upright and wielding an ornate staff. His symbol is the streaking comet.