Looking for 4-6 players working as a group Mid tone Exotic.
Level 6 32 point buy
Alignments: Any good.
13,000 gold (no single item more then 6,500 gold)
Books: Core + complete series+ PHB2 (Not very experienced DM so I want to keep it simple)
Long ago Gaia was a completely different world enveloped in a never ending darkness, and in inhabiting this darkness was a host of evil creatures known as the Emptiness. For several millenniums the Gods ignored Gaia confident in that any creatures were of no threat. However their confidence was misplaced as the emptiness crept into the land of the Gods destroying their paradise and without mercy many lesser gods were slain in the opening invasion. Blinded by their ignorance of the threat processed by the emptiness the first counter attack was dismal, however as time went on the Gods lost their belief of invincibility and developed ways of fighting the emptiness. Despite their efforts the emptiness was only driven back and sealed inside with in a realm that uses Gaia as a barrier. The gods then created six magical beasts from the animals of their world giving them title of Terrestrial Avatars.
The names of the Terrestrial Avatars was Fenrir whose symbol was of the moon, Bahamut the king of the rulers of the sky, Diabolos the keeper of dreams, Carbuncle the fox of the rainbow, Phoenix the Avatar of life and death and last but not least was Alexander the wing guardian. The Terrestrial Avatars were given the task of preventing the emptiness from breaking through the seal and attacking the gods and to hunt down the stray Emptiness.
During this time Gaia was an empty wasteland with no life forms, the goddess of Creation and Nature Terra transformed Gaia making the land fertile, adding water, and the cycle of night and day, and populated the world with various creatures. However after several mysterious increases in Emptiness appearances (Some were even before Terra created life) Bahamut requested the aid of more powerful creatures, so the gods took willing members of various races to create a new race much more powerful in the image of Bahamut who then became the king of the dragons. Although intended to be an immortal race incapable reproducing, Io created a loophole that allowed the dragons to reproducing by allowing breeding with the “lesser” races whose children will become a true dragon not a half breed.
As time went on several races evolved and developed their own culture and civilization, and soon a single government develop controlling all of Gaia known as Nation of Zarden. As Zarden became more advance the leaders of Zarden searched for a way to enter the eternal paradise known as the Realm of the Gods. Disdainful of petty mortals entering the Realm of the Gods, Kainra the goddess of destruction ordered Bahamut to destroy the mortals. Obeying his order Bahamut orders the dragons he control to destroy the various races many dragons were reluctant to carry out the order while others were please. However a Gold Dragon named Arytiss disobeyed Bahamut, angered by disobedience Bahamut sends a dragon named Tiamat who Bahamut considered to be his second in command under him to deal with Arytiss. The two battle with Tiamat fleeing with a lost of an eye, and after Arytiss’ victory various dragons (including metallic and chromatic dragons) also revolted. Wishing to prevent the destruction of the races, Tamara empowered Arytiss as he left his domain to do battle with Bahamut, as Terra watched helpless knowing she could not do anything. Angered by Tamara’s intervention Kainra transform Tamara into a Dragon becoming a Goddess of dragons as well as kindness.
Although Arytiss’ power was increased incredibility he was restricted in what he could do as to avoid needless destruction of the planet. Although Arytiss fought long and hard Bahamut gained the upper hand and began to gather the energy for one last attack to destroy both Arytiss and Gaia. However Bahamut hesitated with his final attack and fired a much weaker attack then he anticipated, but it was enough to kill Arytiss. Despite the defeat of Arytiss, Bahamut discontinue with the destruction with the planet’s inhabitants. An angered Kainra appeared on Gaia to destroy Bahamut for his insolence. When Bahamut refused to continue Kainra attempted to slay Bahamut, but before she could do anything she was struck down by Myree the God of War. Although Bahamut never fully carried out his sentence, Gaia and Zardens were virtually destroyed and the ashes of the battle blocked out the sun for days destroying many plant life. As the Sun returned Myree resurrected Arytiss and called him a hero.
Although Myree has the title “god of war” he doesn’t like needless carnage and he instead favors those with strength and courage which can come from War. Because Kainra used Bahamut who was supposed to be guarding the Seal instead she used Bahamut to destroy the inhabitants of the world and commended Arytiss for his bravery and granted him a resurrection.
As time went on new nations were forged from the ashes of the old Zardens with varying forms of government. Despite the passage of ten thousand years several parts of the world remain uninhabitable, people approaching these areas seem to be infected by some sort of skin disease or curse which is incurable even with magical means and others feel no effect besides being sterile. Even though these areas seem magically attuned or cursed no amount of detect magic could find any magical properties or any form of dispelling to remove the curse could be determined. (Think of nuclear fallout but no one understands the physics involve so they call it a disease or curse. Even if a class/race has immunity to any form of disease or poison they’re still susceptible of radiation poisoning).
As of now the only three continents are known to be habitable one of which is the continent of Geos which is about the size of Asia but completely surrounded by ocean, Geos include a wide range of landscape from mountains to desert area and even jungles. Although several areas still contain areas marked by this invisible infliction, several of these areas have started to shrink only leaving behind new forms of creatures and plants never before seen. The continent of Geos has been broken up into 5 different nations and various tribes each various forms of government. The second continent Northwest of Geos located in region in the globe that suppose to be cold instead it’s a tropical paradise is known as Arcaniss (or Magic in draconic). Arcaniss is about size of Australia located in what suppose to be a cold region of the globe; nevertheless the western edge has the same pattern of Alaska. This region is slowly expanding a couple of inches every year (same rate as shifting continents). On another particular note the ruler or Shogun is in fact Arytiss, but delegates most of his authority to mortals and only interfering when he felt was necessary.
To South East is the continent of Elishmo inhabited by the race known as the Kulu. Like Arcaniss but without the magical explanation Elishmo is also tropical and is about three quarters the size of Australia. Kulu was not rediscovered until a war vessel accidentally went off course during the Great War.
A long brutal war occurred that brutal scared the landscape with many nations a shadow of their former self with others ceasing to exist which lasting for over twenty years and ended 20 years ago which also ended on Vorel’s news year day.
Kingdom of Vorel- Feudal Japanese culture large population of humans, elves with a small notable minority population of kobolds, goblins as citizens, note their main language of the country is draconic.
Valkrum- Kingdom of the elves, former shadow of it self once unified kingdom of the Elf now many sub-races rebelled and separated.
Mordanken- Named after their god mostly home to mostly dwarfs large kingdom that provides many excellent stone cuttings.
Winare- Mostly human former Empire now a republic lost the Great War and forced to pay tribute to the victor nations and is in large economic troubles.
Turen- Gnome king who sided with the Winare in the Great War and now forced to pay war tribute to the other lands but their payment are not as harsh as the Winare.
Elishmo- Continent of the Kulu, no single nation exists on the continent instead it's divided by the many tribes of Kulu.
Domains: Law, Sun, and Good
Religion: Known as the king of the gods who lead the armies of the Gods after the creator god Ao was slain. He’s represented as the god of light or the sun god, and most worshiped god in the known world. Falis request of his followers to be charitable (No I don’t mean vow of poverty charitable), to act in goodwill to all races and not to discriminate against races, however above all else Falis wishes for his clerics to actively hunt Emptiness creatures.
Kainra: CE (non select able)
Domains: Chaos, Destruction, Death, and Evil
Religion: Known as the slain goddess, Kainra has very few followers not because of her evil destructive beliefs but because she is a dead goddess no longer capable of granting spells. Although small in number the Clerics of Kainra wish to one day resurrect their now dead goddess and rumor has it a select few do in fact capability of casting spells.
Moradin (look in the PHB pg 107)
Domains: Strength, War, Law and Nobility
Weapon: Bastard sword (for purpose of War domain it’s treated as martial weapon one handed) and Dwarven urgroshes for Dwarfs
Religion: Although known as the god of war Myree does not favor needless destruction of life or properties instead he favors heroic deeds of individuals. Although Myree views sneaking around as an untactful sin he is willing to allow forgiveness if he views it as merited.
Domains: Healing, Plant, Animal
Religion: Known as the goddess of the earth and life she worshiped by many druids and farmers often pay homage to Terra. She rules the wilderness and wishes that all the races live in harmony rather then attempt to master it.
Domains: Good, Healing, Protection
Weapon: Heavy Mace
Religion: Known as the protector of the weak. She wishes for her clerics to protect the defenseless even if it meant to risk their own life. She is also created with being the goddess responsible for saving life it self from the destruction.
Some deities I have but not in detail
Baylos - Fire, Chaos, Madness
Barbas - Death, Evil, Trickery
Rada - Knowledge, Protection, Artifice.
Cha Za - Luck, Travel, Community.