I'll be editing the Flash blades too make them more plausible later on but for now:
Cloe, celestial Goddess of (technological) progress
Cloe has existed for ages under many names, ever since humanoids started using tools. She watches over all aspects of technological progress, and she is at odds with Elena (like many celestials) as technological progress usually comes at the expense of nature. She usually manifests as an object, lately a flying clockwork throne with an Orremna sitting on it.
Though not their creator, she has a soft spot for the Orremna seeing them as her people as they are in her words "The mortal manifestation of progress
Her worshipers tend to be inventors, repair mages and just generally fans of technology. Factories, shipyards and even blacksmith shops tend to have an amulet blessed by her church hanging somewhere as a token of luck. Worship of her seems to be growing more and more as time passes. While an aether entity herself she encourages her worshipers to work through problems with technology first without resorting to magic. Leaving magic as a last resort.
Her symbol is a spider made of golden, as in the early day that was the form she appeared to people as.
Natalia experimented with drakes and dragons like most gods, but instead of trying to make hers bigger and tougher she tried to make hers smaller and stealthier.
Theses dragons are split up into two groups:
- Shade dragons were an attempt to make drakes smaller and stealthier. Theses dragons are typically around the size of a lion or horse. Their scales are black and they tend to have very slender bodies. They have no wings though they do have skin-like flaps between their body and limbs to allow for gliding. Instead of breathing fire they instead breath out an aetheral smog of darkness they blocks out sight and dampens spells.
- Theses aren't created from drakes they way dragons are. Theses are actually created from lizards instead. Unlike the drakes who lost their ability to fly and were made smaller.Theses creatures were made a bit bigger and even given the ability to fly as well as poisonous barbed tail to make up fro their lack of a breath weapon.
Both of these dragons were made to be of use to her follows, one as a superior hunting partner for taking on bigger enemies, they other as a non-combat focused cohort/ companion. As the life as a bounty hunter can be a lonely one.
They have two elongated crocodile like mouths one is smaller and housed inside of the other. Their teeth are jagged and don't seem to follow any kinda pattern just appearing randomly where their relatively thin scaly flesh allows. Their eyes sockets are hollow and have skin over them which resembles melted wax.
They have humanoid shaped body, and arcs to their backs. their hands and feet are large and have three claws as well as a thumb-like appendage. They often have spines down their backs and along their bodies. They have a second set of bones in their body which do not connect to each other and grow between the skin the and muscles on the chest and on the thighs.
Despite not having eyes, they can see their small hole son the side of their head. They see in thermal and have a blind spot directly in-front of and behind them. They have a shrill shriek which unsettles most creatures they encounter.
They are somewhat intelligent and often form into packs but they are not much above animals.Note
Though they have been known to use crude weapons. They live deep underground, and are rarely seen on the surface due to how badly sunlight effects their thermal vision.
They are brutal and animalistic, having no issue taking on and eating any creature. even their own.
: They are an abomination, That dates back to the same era as the tattered beasts. Another attempt by the gods of old to create life, instead of attempting to make a dragon though they attempted to make a humanoid. This was not a mistake like the others, this was more of a steeping stone in the path to the creation of another creature and they just never bothered to clean it up.
are round magic powered wagons. Which use a levitation Rune to float a few inches or feet off the air, also known as Wizard tops
due to their shape. They are popular in the Eastern dominion where young mages often modify them to use flight spells over simple levitation spells, so that they can race them. Many want to see this practice outlawed as it's seen as a way to circumvent the "No airships" rule.
They were originally designed and intended for traveling spell-casters, and were used as a way to transport small libraries with them. As there is usually a center ring which books were stored on. They also had runes pre-inscribed into them to allow for easier spell casting.
In most cases they use up the casters own aether to work, which meant they require a lot of concentration to use properly. Although some have crystals or other sources of power to levitate or stabilize flight at the least.
- is a term for people who have had their minds whipped magically, or who are under a spell which controls their minds and cannot be broken by normal magic. Though it is sometimes used(slang) it describe anyone under someones control, even non magically.
It's said the origin of the term came after a wizardry college was brought into investigate the lab of a defeated mad-wizard that had mind whipped half the town. One of the young wizards commented that they seemed more like dolls
than people, only for one of the victims to utter the word and have it come out as d'haul
instead of doll.
The Warrior Crystal
The warrior crystal is a mythical round gem stone, with is infused with amazing abilities. The person who posses it will under-go amazing chances but not without effort. While they do gain a boost to strength and speed the stones full potential can only be unlocked through effort.
It comes down to when one takes the action towards becoming a great warrior, the stone rewards them. Muscles recover quicker after working out, and chemicals which create a minor high are released form the brain as a reward. The more the person build towards becoming a great warrior the greater the rewards get and because the rewards comes through magic forcing the body to enhance naturally rather than simply augmenting. Removing the stone or disenchanting the person does nothing to them.
Those who train long enough with the stone seem to exhibit other traits as well. They seem to become slightly more perspective, and they seem to have a sense of charm to them. Holding themselves very easily in social encounters.
Finally once they've trained as much as their body can the begin to produce and aura around them which effects those within it with the same recovery effects as the wearer.
The stone is currently in the possession of Aria Son
a human training deep within the Under Jungle
of the Eastern dominion.
The under jungle is located deep under the jungles of the dominion to many it is a rumor, as few have ever found the place and made it out. Those who have say it is found deep beneath the caves systems and mines. It as an illuminated roof which mimics the effects of the sun causing plants to grow unfettered with deep rivers that the plants draw from. The jungle is dense in some areas and open and spacious in others. All kinda of weird wild life live deep within the jungles, it's even rumored that several tribes of primitive humanoids live down in the under jungle.
Many have gone missing searching for the place and are assumed dead, but that's not always the case.
: Aria Son
is base character, she is a strong female human warrior in the possession of The Warrior Crystal
and was last seen by someone who escaped the Under jungle
. Beyond this she will not be expanded upon beyond within any source materials this is the job of D Ms
/ G Ms
Naga are legendary snake-like creatures that are said to live along river banks and in jungles. They are said to be age-less, and great mystics. They can grow to be between 60 and 280 feet long, Their body is that of a snake but their head seems to be a fusion of a human and serpents.
Each Naga is different but they all share a few common traits:
- A Naga's scales are just beneath dragons scales in thickness and durability.
- If they don't die from bleeding out, the Naga's regeneration will kick in and have them back up to full health within a week or two.
- All Naga can morph their upper body and head into a more human shape, even including arms. This is useful for luring prey and working with items that require hands.
- Naga's are magical creatures and have innate magical abilities which they can instinctively tap into for spells.
- Each Naga has their own special curse and gift, which grow more powerful with age.
While Naga do exist across the old lands and The spine of the world, it's said they originate from the new lands. In addition they are all female and seem to have no means of natural reproduction, due to the rarity of encounters with them this has left people to speculate how they are able to survive within the world and to their origins. Note
The Painted City
The painted city was originally just a small township, and it's size hasn't really changed much over the years but it has grown bigger. Around 50 years ago strange murals started to pop up all across the city, and the paintings did not come off with water, magic or even acidNote
. Mages in the town were able to deduce however that the paint was magical in origin. Soon the city was covered in murals and art work, even the ground outside the city had a wall painted on it.
Til' this day the painter is unknown, but the effects of theses paintings are famous across the old lands. When looking at the city from the outside the wall is simply a painting but once instead the city, it is very much a physical wall around the city. In the middle of the main road their is a painted set of stairs which lead down to a river. When crossing it it is a normal road except for the part where the stairs begin going down that leads down to a small market area and circular river which is surrounded by trees and soil. The local library has a painting of an icy mountain on it.
Those trekking across the icy mountain found a wall on the other side made of brick but one that could not be broken, a few years latter someone remodeling their house removed a brick only to find the icy mountain on the other side, even though logically it should have lead into their dining room.
All kinds of strange murals lead into wonderful places within the city, a second market, beautiful palace, ever flowering gardens, a factory, a housing district, a harbor that goes out a few hundred feet and is filled with fish.
I actually have more ideas all written out, I just don't want to dominate the setting or over load people.
edited 21st Mar '12 8:25:42 AM by Vyctorian