Re: [BG] Re: ADD and D
- Hey there,
I'm so glad that you are interested. Let us see
if you are still interested after I give you the
scenerio. Let me start with the history to get you up
to speed on what is going on now.
This is the history the characters would know.
The trouble started 1500 years ago with the founding
of Elos. Elos bacame very rich trading with the
surrounding countries. It also started to trade with
the Kingdoms of Eldor and of Kalamar. These kingdoms
were large and very powerful. Elos set up a trade
empire with the surrounding countries and became the
Elos Protectorate. They ruled there empire with gold,
buying their magic and mercenaries. They employed some
of the most powerful mages in the world and vast
mercenary armies. After 500 years of slowly swallowing
up other countries Eldor and Kalamar became extremely
worried about the expansionist tendencies of Elos and
minor skirmishes occured at the borders. These
skirmishes eventually escalated to an all out war.
Being the evil empire that they were Elos used
powerful death magics against the peoples of Eldor and
Kalamar and hundreds of thousands of people died. Amid
this chaos an anti-magic group called The White Hand
led a campaign against all forms of magic. The
mercenaries of Elos appalled at this blatant use of
magic sided with The White Hand and turned upon the
mages of Elos. Being the evil mages that they were
they unleashed such a powerful magic upon the
advancing united armies that it devasted all of Elos
leaving it a vast desert. After the collapse of Elos
Endor and Kalamar couldn't sustain there own kingdoms
and they fractured into smaller kingdoms. These
kingdoms were sparsely populated and all magic, even
clerical, was forever banned. The lands settled into
an age of enlightenment where the influence of the
evil magic held no sway. Even magical creatures were
chased to the far reaches of the world.
The characters will start in the country of
Eldor. It is a very humanocentric and xenophobic
country. All non humans are treated as second class
citizens. Elves are especially despised. This is
because about 300 years ago the people's hatred of the
Elves reached a fever pitch. Since the Elves sided
with the evil mages they must be eradicated and
several settlers had been killed by Elves an army
marched into the Lendel Wood. There have been rumors
that you have heard that all of this hatred was
stirred up to take the wood and other resources away
from the Elves and that is was the humans who
encroached on Elven land but how can this be true.
(Wink wink). The Elves using some sort of magic (since
they remained invisible before any fighting started
and disappeared after it was over) routed the army of
Eldor and sent them back home. An uneasy truce has
been maintained since then. Eldor still trades with
the other races but tensions remain. Orcs and the
other humanoid races are killed on sight and certain
nobles will go and hunt Orcs for sport. There is
currently a large bounty out on these creatures.
The characters can play any race and most classes
except for any magic using classes. Fear not, magic is
returning to the world and characters will have
opportunities to use it. But at the current time magic
is hated and feared. The White Hand is like the
Gestapo when it comes to this. They are well financed
and are unquestioned by the government. Even rumors of
people using magic will cause that person to be
The characters will begin the adventure in
Darian, the capital of Eldor. A great yearly festival
has brought peoples from all over the lands to come
and partake in the week long event. Games similiar to
the Olympics are held. Humans in the main games and
non humans stages their own less formal games.
I like the characters to role play and come up
with a personal or family history so that I can use it
against them. Opps, I mean so that I can make their
experience much more rewarding.
This is a brief sketch of the world. Email me if
you have any questions.
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