Make way for Father (5) : Kenzie calls on Aether to summon a piece of Erebus on earth, shrouding the area around Kenzie in absolute darkness for a few hours. This fog of pure darkness shrouds sight of people in a fifteen foot radius around Kenzie for up to ten minutes. Only Kenzie will be unaffected by this fog.
This should be
Make way for Father (5) : Kenzie calls on Aether to summon a piece of Erebus on earth, shrouding the area around Kenzie in absolute darkness. This fog of pure darkness shrouds sight of people in a fifteen foot radius around Kenzie for up to ten minutes. Only Kenzie will be unaffected by this fog.
Something can't last both a few hours and ten minutes xD
[ ⍚ ] A P P E A R A N C E ________________________________________
Basilius would look like a typical Pathel. Unfortunately, people have forgotten what those look like. The Pathel were a tall people, and he is no exception. At a massive 6’5”, he usually towers above anyone. His skin has a light brown tan and bears remarkably few scars for a pit fighter. He boasts an impressive musculature that makes his physical prowess obvious to all.
His face features a large jawline covered by a short beard. His hair is black and remarkably well cared for. His brown eyes usually hold a stern look It is completed by a set of relatively large features such as his nose.
Basilius’s mark is often mistaken for a tattoo. It is a black serpentine dragon that encircles his right lower arm. Use of his abilities makes this mark grow longer and grow more defined.
[ ⍚ ] P E R S O N A L I T Y ________________________________________
Those who meet Basilius for the first time usually see a calm, stern man. When he’s on duty, he usually handles himself with extreme professionalism. He cares a great deal about respect and good behaviour around his superiors, and can get angry quickly when someone does not follow the etiquette one is expected to show to a chieftain. Beyond that, he is more intelligent than he might seem at first glance. He has a great deal of love for his people, and strives to see them prosper. It is exactly that which makes him such a great advisor. He is precise and calculating in his approach to any serious situation.
Off duty the man is a lot more lenient and surprisingly friendly. He is the type that people love to sit down and have a drink with. He can tell some great stories about his times in the pits, or even about the Pathel clan. All in all, he is quite a bit more sociable. He isn’t above friendly banter or a challenge. He is very straightforward and honest, but above all fiercely loyal. Being on good terms with Basilius can be a friendship for life.
Another noticeable thing is that Basilius has quite an ego. A remainder from his time with the pits. He is used to showing off and being loved for it. Give him a chance to look good, and he’ll take it instantly. It also enhanced his cruelty. There have been occasions where someone dared insult the Karill chief, and that usually didn’t end well for those who did.
[ ⍚ ] B I O G R A P H Y ________________________________________
It was perhaps the grandest fate or strangest coincidence that Basilius and his parents were on a mission to the Karill lands when they received news of the Pathel and Kurthos exterminations. This means Basilius lost his Pathel homeland when he was a mere ten years old. It was then that his father decided to settle in with the Karill.
That didn’t stop him from raising his son the Pathel way. Pathel warriors were the fiercest and had a special bond with nature. Never did they touch the unnatural metals, but instead they fought with their bare hands and wooden weapons. There was not a single clan that had a fighting style as developed as the Pathel. They could do with their hands what others needed blades and axes for. Naturally, fighting wasn’t the only thing Basilius was taught. His father was a smart man. He had been one of the Pathel’s wise men, a council headed by the chief for the development of the clan. His father tried to teach him everything he knew so his son might be able to one day have a great life.
Basilius’s luck turned, however, when both his parents died at the age of sixteen. Without help or money, Basilius turned to the fighting pits. The pits had seen their fair share of dangerous fighters, but the sight of this giant man killing armed men with naught but his hands was a spectacle. He was very quickly given the nickname “bloodhand” for his ferocious fighting style.
But his story did not end there. Soon people in high places took notice of his talents. Basilius was soon approached by chief Karill himself and taken into his employ. For eight years he now serves as a royal bodyguard of him and young princess Narcissa. It didn’t go unnoticed to the chief that Basilius was quite a smart man despite his combat prowess, and saw himself quickly become one of his advisors in addition.
________________________________________ ________________________________________ Human form
⍚ Akhyr the Archdragon ⥥ god of magic, dragons and rulership ⥥ Male ⥥ Heterosexual ⍚ DARK GOD
The legends of Akhyr do not tell a coherent story But they do hold a message. Those whose rule is just will create a people that will prosper But abusive tyrants will always find their dynasty ended in blood It is a very simple lesson, but forgotten so often To be a ruler is to serve your people You will one day have power, use it responsibly Do you understand, child?
[ ⍚ ] GO D L Y A P P E A R A N C E ________________________________________
Akhyr is depicted in two forms: a dragon form and human form.
His dragon form is the most well-known and often depicted. A dragon of insane proportions with a wingspan that can block the sky. Each scale is larger than a man, and of a whitish colour. Blueish markings adorn its body. His humongous horns are said to be impervious and his eyes are filled with the wisdom of the entire world. Besides its form and colour, not much is known about the exact specifics of his abilities. Some say he could spew a rainbow-coloured flame that could both create and destroy. Others say he was a collection of all dragons in one, and could any elemental breath he wished. It is said his dragon form symbolises the wisdom and guidance brought by dragons, in addition to good rulership.
His humanoid form is a grey, large man in darkened armor. It is said the faces on the armour are those of the gods he has slain. His enormous dark horns double in function as his crown. All depictions show him surrounded by an enormous aura of magical energies. It is said this form symbolises the fury of dragonkind, should they be angered, and tyranny.
[ ⍚ ] K N O W N F O R ________________________________________
The creation of dragons (of all kinds) Bringing magic to the world, primarily to non-humans The subtle guidance of kings, chieftains and rulers through his servants Ruling by example The consequences of tyranny
[ ⍚ ] F O R M A T I V E M O M E N T S I N H I S T O R Y ________________________________________
Akhyr was amongst the most ancient of gods. A god of power and rulership, but not actually the ruler. His job was to stand by the side of the ruler, and see to it they ruled fairly. However, now he has long forgotten who it was that first took the throne.
He just knows he killed them.
He adorned the face of the god to his armor, a grave warning to whoever dared to follow his footsteps and use his powers like a tyrant. But that didn’t stop the process from being repeated. Whenever gods fought for the throne, Akhyr ultimately ended up killing whoever claimed it. Power and rulership weren’t the same thing, he knew that better than anyone else.
Soon no one dared to ascend the throne. As Akhyr was left without duty, he created his own realm. Here he created the seven deities to help him govern it. Finally he changed his own form to resemble theirs. They were the eight dragon gods. From their breath came their children in their image. He abandoned the other divine realms, confining himself to a peaceful and prosperous rule in his own world. His deific children were just in their rulership, and their children were wise and powerful. Even today it is still a realm of power and prosperity.
It wasn’t later that another world was created by gods he barely knew. This world, filled with many creatures, quickly grew unstable. So much of the life was primitive, unwise and weak. They were violent and pitiful. He realised one of the things these creatures lacked were power and rulership.
Akhyr flew down on this foreign world and blessed it with a puff of his breath. It was so that this world was enhanced with magic. It was a gift that was not received well by all creatures equally, but that was not his primary concern. After all, power did not matter, it was how it was governed.
Akhyr sent a delegation of his children to the world. Some disguised themselves as humans, others roamed freely and integrated themselves into the world. Most of the dragons diligently guided humans so they could grow wiser. Not all dragons did as they were told, however. Akhyr did not care. If his children could guide the creatures of this world well, surely they could vanquish the betrayers. If not, then his children were failures just like those that didn’t heed his word.
It was later that the dark gods came to his domain, informing him of the phenomenon of the starkissed. He learned of the great power harnessed in their bonds, and the dangers those brought. The dragon developed a powerful curse, capable of casting them from the heavens into the mortal world. This would give them time to take this power for themselves, and use it before they could do it themselves. He was still the god of rulership, and the only way he could control the rule of the all-powerful was by being all-powerful himself.
[ ⍚ ] S K I L L S E T ________________________________________
Menacing Something about Basilius can be downright scary. His presence can be unnerving and an angry stare can send chills down someone’s spine. Intimidation and fear are his trademarks.
Observant Few things get by Basilius’s keen senses, be it a change in expression on someone’s face or a skulker in the shadows. Basilius always knows what is happening in his surroundings.
Literate Basilius can read and write
General survivalism Basilius has some experience in the wilderness and general training, but was never trained to be good at one specific area. Though he receives no bonuses to any survival skills, he isn’t penalized either.
Hand-to-hand Basilius is an excellent martial artist. His hands and techniques are as dangerous as any weapon.
Tough Basilius is incredibly large and muscular. He is very hard to take down.
[ ⍚ ] A B I L I T I E S ________________________________________
Life Force: 0/0 (ignore for now)
Ancient magicks Dragons have been strongly connected to magic since ancient times, and use their gifts to guide humanity.
Guise of humanity Dragons have for a long time used their ability of shapeshifting to assume human forms and blend in. Basilius can use this ability to appear as a total stranger for an hour. However, he illusion won’t hold up if Basilius is perceived as a threat or when held under a lot of scrutiny. Dragon’s eyesBasilius can summon a house cat-sized winged faerie dragon with whom he can communicate. They possess basic human intelligence (can have normal conversations, remember orders, remember appearances) and have good memorisation skills. It has slight magical capabilities, and can make itself appear as a large bird. It will stay with Basilius as long as it is cared for well. Faerie dragons are too cowardly to participate in fights, but they can very effectively stave off creatures that would try to predate it by giving off dust that causes massive irritation when endangered. Wisdom of ancients Using the magic of divination, Basilius can receive a vision of a location and (if necessary) a recent event that has taken place there. Basilius will roughly know the direction to travel to this location and if he goes to there, he will find something he is looking for.
Regality A ruler’s power is partially his own, and partially his people’s
Arcane fealty Basilius can make a pact with any magical creature. This pact turns them into allies with the same allegiance. The magical creature will now share the same allies and enemies as Basilius, and will act as such as long as Basilius or his allies do not take actions against the creature that are particularly abhorrent or violent. The number of creatures that can be influenced at the same time by this ability depends on the power of the creatures. Doesn't work on creatures particularly evil. Coronation Basilius grows insanely in musculature, giving him vastly increased strength and speed unmatched by normal humans for twenty minutes. His punches are strong enough to break stones, and his charge is comparable to a raging bull’s. Wrath of the people Basilius can afflict someone with a magical curse that turns them into the focus point of wrath for one day. The cursed will be perceived as a target that must be eliminated, an abomination that must not be allowed to survive. Any living being that is close by or sees the cursed will instantly be incited to chase down and attack this person. This effect will linger on anyone for two hours after they have last seen the cursed, or if the cursed is killed. Close friends or allies may be able to resist the effect with sufficient willpower. Basilius can exclude any allies from being affected.
Dragon lord A benevolent creator shall always be revered by its creations.
draconic form Basilius transforms into a wingless draconoid that is slightly larger than his human size. His musculature improves to allow for immense strength and speed beyond human levels. He gains damage-resistant scales and strong claws. Lastly, he gains a breath attack that is specific to the type of dragon he turns into. What element his breath has can change per incarnation, but never within. The element matches other abilities using this feature. (This will always be established at the beginning of every new character) Ultimate regeneration Like a lizard regrowing its own tail, Basilius boasts the ability to restore damage on himself or others in an almost death-defying manner. This also removes any physical or mental afflictions the target suffers from and re-energizes the target fully. However, this ability has a downside. Severe damage isn’t actually restored, but replaced with draconic tissue. Severe cuts have scales instead of skin, regrown limbs will have five-fingered claws and scales. Organs that are too damaged are similarly replaced. It can also affect the mind if it mended damage there. This could have many different mental effects that in some way affect one’s personality or vices. Dragonflight Basilius uses his life to create a new child in their strongest form: A full-grown adult dragon of his incarnation’s type. An immense and wise beast with a size of hundreds of feet. It is capable of any magic and breath attacks other dragons of its kind can perform. Honoring its god, creator and parent, it will honor its final wishes and execute these to the best of its abilities. Afterward this dragon is free to do as it likes, but it will always owe allegiance to its creator. As it lives through the ages, it is possible it comes to aid its creator again.
[ ⍚ ] I N V E N T O R Y ________________________________________ Protective clothing – for bodyguard duty and general combat Fine/diplomatic clothing – For other occasions and meetings Waterskin A simple knife
[ ⍚ ] O T H E R ________________________________________ Colour Code: #15ce57.
[ ⍚ ] R E L A T I O N S H I P S ________________________________________
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Noel leered at Davis. Sure, she had talked to several people in the last few days. But she only knew about one person in-depth enough for this to be applicable for. Her eyes opened wide. ”You can’t possibly imply…” Noel uttered. She looked at Davis with a face of disbelief. She looked around the room, but ultimately her gaze fixated on one person in particular. It was strange, but there was truly no other logical option that Noel could think of given the circumstances. She gritted her teeth.
She pointed her finger directly at her target. ”But why would you implicate yourself now? Davis Gallo?”
@ihinka I left the story pretty open. And there's still the other seven dragon gods. I don't know the lore you created, but you're free to fill that in any way you want if it helps you tie things in better.
Cyrus had a satisfied look on his face as Krista ripped the shirt off the paranormal investigator, revealing his sins to the world. He had no idea why they were still taking of the shirts of anyone besides Calvin, but it was a somewhat enjoyable show. He was keeping his clothes on firmly.
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Cyrus chuckled a little at Davis’s question. ”Davis truly, I thought you figured out that much. He stated. ”Naturally this sick fuck’s objective wasn’t the damn phone call. You’re too focused on that to see the bigger picture. There is but one motive to murder in this place, and we knew it from the start!” He smirked triumphantly.
Noel shrugged. ”Well, who knows? Maybe he thought he could contact a spirit or something? She said, still absorbed in the chaos. It was impossible to tell whether she was serious or not.