"To her, it must have felt as if the world was ending.
Who is to say it wasn't?"
Who is to say it wasn't?"
-Eluril, the Outlander
At the waning of the Sixth Age, on the far continent of Menevress, an Empire was born. Conceived by one man, sowed in deceit, founded on the backs of eight of the Great Desert's nomadic tribes, born in the ruins of the Old World and baptized in conquest, it would grow to encompass the continent - and then it would rest for the better part of a decade, savoring the sweet fruits of a new Golden Age...
But as with all things built by mortal hands, it would not - could not - be enough. Their leader, the conqueror, Chosen of the Old Gods, had his gaze set upon the western continent and the Black City of Catun, his home by blood and birth, the last bastion of Ancient Man. As he anticipated, they had laid their contemptful gaze on what he had built, his home away from home, the people he had revived. When whispers from Beyond informed his Sheikha of the first war parties crossing the Old Sea, he took his chance. The great forges of Sakasha Susa once again roared to life, foul rituals shackled spirits and daemons, and sorcerous miracles of Old were recited anew.
The Sixth Age would end as it had begun - in war.
Hey there! So this is largely going to be an experimental sort of roleplay compared to the sort of things I’m used to. I have a basic foundation for the world and its lore set up, with some specifics being tweaked here and there, but what I’m looking for most of all is a partner to DM for me to actually work out the finer details of the world’s lore, functions and characters. It’s an exercise in joint world-building, with a central story to guide things along.
As mentioned in the title, the primary focuses (at least for the first arc(s) of things) will be around character development, fleshing out the continent of Menevress, its peoples, cultures and religions - and on one man’s rise to power and the empire he eventually builds. This will be a dark or high-fantasy roleplay, which means there’s going to be beasts, monstrosities, demons, gods, sorcery, wizardry, miracles, all that stuff. The roleplay can be more or less dark, depending on partner-preference, since I’m not more partial to one way over the other.
This is primarily a brief interest check for the time being, rather than a full rundown (since there’s a lot that needs to be established still) - I’m mostly looking for a single person, but could also do something of the same vein with somebody else if by chance more than one person is interested. This will very much be a long-term project, but the pace of it can be as relaxed as desired, and the post sizes as fluid as they need to be at any given time; but this is, still, an advanced-category roleplay.
If interested, drop a post here, or PM me. I’m willing and able to answer any questions that may be had.