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    The Rivalry
    Quote Originally Posted by Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
    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
    again

    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...
    Last edited by Fax Celestis; 2007-01-18 at 02:35 PM.

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    The Rivals
    The Prince of Truth
    Veritas, the Prince of Truth
    Legacy Paladin 20//Crusader 20

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamelot - Lunar Sanctum
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fax Celestis - Fax Solaris (The Godlance)
    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
    Last edited by Fax Celestis; 2007-02-04 at 02:25 AM.

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    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.
    Last edited by Fax Celestis; 2007-01-24 at 04:08 PM.

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    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.

    Requirements
    Alignment: Neutral Good or Lawful Neutral

    Special: Must be an ex-paladin

    Specifications
    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)

    Chastity:

    Humility:

    Grace:

    Zeal:

    Charity:

    Piety:

    Patience:

    Valor:

    Diligence:

    Redemption:

    {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]

    Adaptation
    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.
    Last edited by Fax Celestis; 2007-01-24 at 04:17 PM.

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    Progress
    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.
    Last edited by Fax Celestis; 2007-01-24 at 04:18 PM.

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    Default Re: [RIVALRY] Divine Wings of Tragedy

    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.
    "Power is merely the faculty to act. It is a kinetic quantity few can grasp. The deaths of these fanatics costs me nothing. I can replace them. Because I never stop moving."

    -Lucian~Fortuna Saga-

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