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Fax Celestis
2007-01-17, 03:07 PM
The Rivalry

On the edge of paradise
Tears of woe fall, cold as ice
Hear my cry
Renounce, have you, thy name
Eternal is my pain

Eternal is the pain that leads me
to the thrones of temptation
Eternal is the pain that leads me
to the thrones of temptation ...

There was a time...
When nine choirs sang the
endless melody of light
Music of the spheres
Threre was a place...
Where mortals embraced thunder
and majesty
Their fate lay in our hands
Feel my wings slowly fading -
forever lost in time - I cry

The burning conflict I'm feeling
It summons me to descend into
the other side
And just beyond the stars blazing
A beam light from a red, velvet
moon illuminates me

I will devise, from perfect skies
A dark and vengeful day
Faith and mercy gone astray

With strength of infinite measure
The mighty sword divides order
from chaos in the kingdom below
And from the mansions of glory,
This empty soul cries out
one final plea...
The end has begun

Our worlds collide, now in disguise,
You'll feel the Wrath Divine
Tears of woe fall from the sky...

The prophet cries
Vast battalions rage on in the sky
Rising from the north
the Bringer of War
Eve of destruction
Summon all who have
'power over fire'
Impending doom
from shore to shore

Standing on the edge of paradise
I sacrifice my truth and loyalty
Seven deadly sins consume you all,
a dance with death
I taste the victory

(Eternal is the pain that leads me to temptation)

Rising from the north,
the warrior prince
Judgement without compassion
eyes of fear
Like the river styx,
the gates of hell -
"Abandon hope all ye who enter here"

The prophets cry
As armies fall
from the edge of the sky
The Prince of Truth,
and the Bringer of War

The day of wrath
Banish all kings
from the face of the land
Dominion, for strength is my name

Looking out on a blue sky
I can see a new world arising
Like a prisoner unbound
I feel the power and the majesty

Looking up to the heavens
I can see what I left behind
Beneath the stars, moon
and warm sun
And all I know,
is my paradise has begun...

Fax Celestis
2007-01-17, 03:08 PM
The Rivals
The Prince of Truth
Veritas, the Prince of Truth
Legacy Paladin 20//Crusader 20

little do I know
little do I care
little would it help
if knew and was aware
aim beyond the stars
catch a glimpse of gold
a planetary chart
where the stories are untold

there's a piece of truth for everyone
give me something to die for
like a sacrifice for days bygone
in my solitude

there's a place where I want to hide
with a view to a shallow moon
there's a star in my cosmic mind
that reminds me of you

a gathering of wolfs
under luna's light
fear of the unknown
make us worshippers at night

there's a compromise for everyone
but I need something to die for
like a sacrifice for days bygone
in my solitude

there's a place where I want to hide
with a view to a shallow moon
there's a star in my cosmic mind
that reminds me of you

tokens of the afterlife
feeding on the blood of christ
chasing for an alibi
searching for the holyland
following the masterplan
does it matter in end?

souls unwoken
hearts unbroken
lunar rites
seize tonight

The Bringer of War
Aberamallach, the Bringer of War
Paragon Redspawn Godslayer Swordsage 20//Duskblade 20 (http://www.rpgwebprofiler.net/view.php?id=46190)

do you know who you confront?
do you know who you defy?
or do you even care, infidel?
you defy Me, you defile Me
you degrade My being, My essence
My self
your mere existence dims My radiance

but I will fix what has been broken
My spear will shatter to cleanse,
impale to remove,
destroy to create
My piercing anger manifest is held in My hands
and you, lowest of low, defies Me?

I draw my strength from the sky,
My fortitude from the earth,
My wisdom from the sea
My blood courses with the mightiest rivers
My mother was the brightest star
My father was the highest mountain
My brothers are the lion and the tiger
My sisters are the shark and the whale
My spear was made of the strongest steel,
forged in the hottest furnace,
beaten into the strongest point by the master of master blacksmiths

My hawk was born of the union of two lightning bolts
and the end of My spear
her claws are made of my spear’s essence
her beak made of my determination
her wings create hurricanes with each flap
her cry shatters stone and freezes giants
her feathers are made of moonlight and daggers
but I am her master

and still you defy Me?
so passes the stupidity of defiance, then
I shall reap the rewards of supremacy with your miserable life
I shall absorb your essence into Myself
for I am The Spear
I am the Comet, the Hawk, the Spear, the One

Fax Celestis
2007-01-17, 03:09 PM
The War
Veritas and Aberamallach have been fighting for control of the Heart of Redemption for a very long time. Neither have employed the use of others to further their own ends. In Aberamallach's case, he'd prefer to not share the plunder; in Veritas', he has too much pride.

The History
Six hundred and fifty years ago (according to the passing of time on the Prime Material Plane; see The Cosmology for more info), Aberamallach's Conquest came in contact with the Heart of Redemption, and, as he does with all things that he contacts, Aberamallach sought to make it his.

He met resistance from Veritas (as he was also used to), and a mighty battle ensued.

What Aberamallach was not used to was losing. Veritas succeeded in not only preventing Aberamallach from claiming the Heart of Redemption as his own, but also temporarily banishing him back to his Conquest.

Aberamallach, infuriated, redoubled his efforts the following day. Veritas drove him away, though the Heart of Redemption and the Conquest became inexorably bound together through the powerful arcane energies that flew through the air.

The two have been battling for control of the now-conjoined domains for the majority of the time since, with only periodic resting periods for various interplanar holidays that both Aberamallach and Veritas observe.

Fax Celestis
2007-01-17, 03:09 PM
The Cosmology
Unassociated Demiplanes
An unassociated demiplane is a demiplane of existence not connected to the rest of the universe's cosmology. They are frequently used to imprison powerful beings who threaten the gods, but in some cases they are used for more charitable purposes.

The Heart of Reconciliation
The Heart of Reconciliation is an unassociated demiplane belonging to Veritas. The Heart of Reconciliation was created by Boccob as a gift to his wayward follower, Veritas, so that he could seek refuge and perhaps regain his faith. It is populated with small, unintelligent wildlife, plant life, and a gigantic library filled with almost every book known to the cosmos. Veritas spends his days in prayer and study--or at least he did until the Heart of Reconciliation became bound to the Conquest.

The Heart of Reconciliation has no remarkable planar traits.

The Conquest
Aberamallach's Conquest is an unassociated demiplane under the command of Aberamallach. It moves randomly through the cosmos, occasionally linking up with other planes of existence. When it does so, it remains linked until part of the linked plane is added to that of the demiplane. Due to this, Aberamallach finds it an aid to his own ends.

While interlinked with another plane, a portal a mile wide on a side appears in both planes, allowing entrance and exit from the plane easily.

The Conquest has a variety of different planar traits, since pieces of it come from different planes of existence. Treat each three mile square as originating from a different random plane.

The Crunch
Penitents are those who were once divine fighters of righteousness, paladins in high esteem, who fell from grace but wish to return to their former glory.

Alignment: Neutral Good or Lawful Neutral

Special: Must be an ex-paladin

Class Skills (2 + Int): Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Handle Animal (Cha), Heal (Wis), Knowledge (nobility and royalty) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis)











{table=head]Level | Base Attack Bonus | Fort Save | Ref Save | Will Save | Special
1st | +1 | +2 | +0 | +0 | Chastity
2nd | +2 | +3 | +0 | +0 | Humility
3rd | +3 | +3 | +1 | +1 | Grace
4th | +4 | +4 | +1 | +1 | Zeal
5th | +5 | +4 | +1 | +1 | Charity
6th | +6 | +5 | +2 | +2 | Piety
7th | +7 | +5 | +2 | +2 | Patience
8th | +8 | +6 | +2 | +2 | Valor
9th | +9 | +6 | +3 | +3 | Diligence
10th | +10 | +7 | +3 | +3 | Redemption[/table]

You can use this module in your existing campaign by simply having the Conquest/Heart of Reconciliation intersect with the plane that your party is currently on. Since it will remain there until part of the territory is claimed as part of it, the party can travel into and out of the plane with ease.

This module is intended for far-epic characters, and is not recommended for a party of lower than ECL 45.

Fax Celestis
2007-01-18, 12:31 PM
1-17-07: Framework laid. Brainstorming done.
1-18-07: Aberamallach drawn out as a gestalt Swordsage 20//Duskblade 20 Redspawn Godslayer. Veritas drawn out as a Legacy Human Paladin 10/Rogue 4/Assassin 10/Penitent 10. Penitent framework laid; ability definitions in progress
1-19-07: Aberamallach image completed. Aberamallach's skills, feats, and powers completed. Aberamallach's equipment in progress.
1-24-07: The War, The History, The Cosmology, and Adaptation filled in.

2007-02-03, 09:59 AM
It seems that you called Veritas demiplane "the Heart of Redemption" in post 3 yet in post 4 it's named "The Heart of Reconciliation".

Maybe I'm just missing something.