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Zurvan
2014-10-25, 03:17 PM
Warlock The Oathbreaker

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/198/2/e/MtG_M11__Dark_Tutelage_by_namesjames.jpg


"And so the arrogant men looked at the starry night sky not with fear like their brothers but with desire and ambition" - Fragment of the oathbreakers tale.

In this game each post will decide what the main characters, who are warlocks, will do while they try to make the most powerful pact of all. The star pact.

First we will decide the characteristics of the main characters by voting. Then you guys post what He/She should do in the situation described.

I may use RPG maker to illustrate the maps and the places.

Sounds good so far? I was partially inspired by the "Let's read Life of a Wizard" thread and ruby quest.

Anyway! Let's start.

Backstory:

In the ancient days the land was a place with magic and wonder.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/af/Saul_and_the_Witch_of_Endor_by_Jacob_Cornelisz_van _Oostsanen.jpg/800px-Saul_and_the_Witch_of_Endor_by_Jacob_Cornelisz_van _Oostsanen.jpg


Witches made pacts of power with old spirits and ruled the land.
http://cdn-premiere.ladmedia.fr/var/premiere/storage/images/media/images/hd_b157302f0a0a9c032441cdb49b5f1208/69288352-1-fre-FR/hd_b157302f0a0a9c032441cdb49b5f1208_w525.jpg


Mages used magical incantations to shape cities and civilizations.
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/186/6/5/speed_paint_by_dunechampion-d3l1o7n.jpg


Giants and dragons roamed the wild areas. And the witches ruled.
http://frankzumbach.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/hexen.jpg


And the common men felt nothing but fear.
http://www.newgame.cl/contenido/producto/imagen23ds432_orig.jpg

But as flames that age started to fade. Until nothing remained.
http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2012/059/1/3/crows_nest_by_donmalo-d4r9da3.jpg

The witches were killed and no other woman held a position of power since then.
http://th09.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2014/241/d/e/palace_of_the_mountain_king_by_erikshoemaker-d7ww4uh.jpg

The ancient spirits were banished to the darks corners of the beyond.
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/040/c/2/shrine_of_gods_by_nele_diel-d75fqk2.jpg

Mages lost most of their powers and were forced to draw the energies of old dead eldritch abominations. Now they can do nothing but be corrupted by the very energy that fuels their spells.
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/197/c/7/dartgarry_darkrite_cover_by_dartgarry-d6drzak.jpg


The dragons are dead and the giants are gone.
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/167/3/6/entombed_by_jonasdero-d694g3d.jpg

Nothing more remains but a dull and grey reality.
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/129/9/8/dead_dragon_by_chriscold-d7hq4vu.jpg

But the ambitions in the hearts of men never change. Scholars and sages hungry for power learned about the powers, rituals and pacts used by the women of old and using their knowledge were able to bring the spirits back from the other dimensions.
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs36/i/2008/281/5/6/A_sundial_in_grave_by_MarcSimonetti.jpg

But they were different... The distance from the material plane made the now called Daemons obsessed with all things mundane and material. Food, music, sex, alcohol, dance and pleasure, they would offer powers in exchange for that.
http://kindleweb.s3.amazonaws.com/content/B007HXFT2C/images/img9.jpg

They also learned about powerful beings that once served the gods but now are sealed in the form of stars. These oathbreakers had more power than any daemon could offer. And so the old wise men tried to summon these beings.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d9/Archdeacon_by_Repin.jpg/459px-Archdeacon_by_Repin.jpg

But the return of witchcraft was shot lived. The warlocks who tried to awake the stars were hunted, found and killed.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b1/Avvakum_by_Myasoyedov.jpeg

They say no mortal men can knock a star. And only the snakes know how to do it. They wrote about it in their grimoires but only a vile man can learn how to read the language of serpents.
http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/200H/i/2012/272/7/3/lovecraft_grimoire_page__beastiary_pages__by_azrie lmordecai-d5gb3ie.jpg

As a witch you can't really cast spells to do magic directly. But you can summon daemons(general term for supernatural creatures that originate from another dimensions) to do that for you.

The process is simple, you need to draw a circle, cast a spell, offer an offering and if the creature accepts it you will be able to summon it.

(Very cute) example:
http://art-eater.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/18_art-eater_dragons_crown_vanillaware_grimGrimoire_grim_ grimoire_summoning_circle_seal_rune_lesser_key_of_ solomon_demons.jpg

If you want you can also draw a pentagram or pentacle to force a creature to serve you. But such method is treacherous since the daemon may try to escape and destroy you if you don't watch yourself.

Example:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaVb97uQPvw

Your main goal is to gain sufficient power and knowledge to summon a star. Ancient and powerful beings that lies dormant by the power of the gods.

The main character is a slave captured by the Varvolgas a horde of slavers who go from nation to nation attacking villages to capture slaves.

Your village was attacked and you and your family were captured, the Varvolgas sell the adults, kill the old ones and keep the young.

They have three types of slaves, servants, goliaths and witches. The servants work in the tents, cooking and cleaning. The goliaths are trained to be the perfect warriors and the witches learn how to summon daemons as the warlocks did eons ago.

You were giving the right to choose between be a servant or be a witch. Since you was very young and naive thinking that having powers would allow you to change your life for a better one and maybe save your parents from the life of slavery, you decided to become a witch.
Little you knew about the horrors that you were about to witness during your training. As they say innocence can only be lost. Never regained.


Voting time:
You guys need to decide:
-The character name
-The character sex


Later we shall decide what types of daemons he/she will be able to summon and the personality.

Credits:

[SPOILER]The setting was created by one of my best friends and sometimes the DM of my group. She actually plans to post the setting here someday.
Here is this setting magic thread:http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?367366-Help-with-corruption-effects-for-the-abuse-of-magic
All credit for the setting, universe and world are hers.

About the images. The creators have allowed me to post the images that I used. So please respect their copyrights and if you want to use ask the person.

Also, please check the galleries. The quality of the art they do is breathtaking.

I do not own any of this artworks

By the order of appearance:

First image: wizards of the coast - Link to the original: http://namesjames.deviantart.com/art/MtG-M11-Dark-Tutelage-171637235

Second image: Public domain - Artist : Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen Link: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saul_and_the_Witch_of_Endor_by_Jacob_Cornelis z_van_Oostsanen.jpg

Third image - link: http://marcsimonetti.deviantart.com/art/The-House-of-Dust-GRR-MARTIN-312913589

Fourth image - link: http://andrewryanart.deviantart.com/art/speed-paint-216748499

Fifth image: Public domain - Witches sabbath in roman ruins by jacob van swanenburgh.

Sixth image: Konami - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.

Seventh image - link: http://donmalo.deviantart.com/art/CROWS-NEST-287651451

Eigthth image link: http://fmacmanus.deviantart.com/art/Palace-of-the-Mountain-King-478510217

Ninth image link: http://khajiitsawyer.deviantart.com/art/Shrine-of-Gods-432395570

Tenth image - link: http://dartgarry.deviantart.com/art/Dark-ritual-385937516

Eleventh image - link: http://jonasdero.deviantart.com/art/Entombed-378121081

Twelfth image - link: http://chriscold.deviantart.com/art/Dead-Dragon-453036090

Thirteenth image - link: http://marcsimonetti.deviantart.com/art/A-sundial-in-grave-100064555

Fourteenth image - Public domain - L'histoire des imaginations extravagantes de Monsieur Oufle.

Fifteenth image - Public domain - Ilya Repin.

Sixteenth image - Public domain - Avvakum Petrov.

Seventeenth image Links: http://azrielmordecai.deviantart.com/art/Lovecraft-Grimoire-Page-Beastiary-Pages-329722502 and facebook.com/GhoulishArt

Angsty Anubite
2014-10-25, 04:22 PM
I think you posted in the wrong sub-forum again, Zurvan. A game this epic and massive is begging to be taken over to structured games. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?50-Structured-Games)

Fion MacCumhail
2014-10-25, 04:24 PM
"Grauen Himmel" is dative or accusative. i suggest you change it to "Grauer Himmel".

Zurvan
2014-10-25, 04:26 PM
I think you posted in the wrong sub-forum again, Zurvan. A game this epic and massive is begging to be taken over to structured games. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?50-Structured-Games)

Hummm...Ok. I will ask to be moved.

It is just that the thread that inspired me(Let's read Life of a Wizard) was here.


"Grauen Himmel" is dative or accusative. i suggest you change it to "Grauer Himmel".

Well the setting is not mine but I will see what I can do.