Alright, I think I got everything necessary for the Crapsack World
. Its got an Emperor of the Acturian Empire
who may or may not be a power hungry, Darwinist prick who has been using Cosmic Horrors to take over neighboring countries. The enemies to his rule include a country full of mages, who have this nasty reputation for nearly causing the extinction of human kind, a country called Phoebonon with an inbreeding problem that also created Prince Lucas, who is completely, utterly off of his rocker.
There is Sersia and Zeth to the south, whom are both Worfed and annihilated by the Seven God Emperors of Gaia.
Speaking of which, the Seven God Emperors are out to make some Gaia's Vengeance
and are all brutal Well-Intentioned Extremist
characters. They want to destroy all of humankind via engineering the current wars and creating a Physical God Eldritch Abomination
Who opposes these guys? Why, Acturia of course! They have a church which stresses toleration and love...and furious Jihad against anyone and anything who won't help out against the God Emperors. This church is led by Kall E Vaalnicus, who is a special young man.
And behind the scenes, orchestrating a Xanatos Roulette
that uses all three other Xanatos Roulettes
as part of his own, is none other than Ein Woe, necromancer, Magnificent Bastard
, Omnicidal Maniac
, and The Unfettered
. Ein has this wonderful goal that is essentially ripping life from the entire multiverse. Because, ya see, he was born, and if the universe can tolerate such an irredeemably evil fellow as Ein Woe, it does not deserve to have any life at all.
The Kicker? The Multiverse is NOT a nice place. The DRA is out there, and they are on a permanent recruitment drive by taking over planet by planet, universe by universe. And the Old Gods, who you might be praying to, to end all this crap? They are taking your prayers very, VERY literally.