The Beginning of the End

For awhile there, a huge number of jinko, demons, and Si Da citizens all went missing.

Given it could be procrastinated no longer, Lucifer and Pandora showed up in Hale’a personally to talk with everyone else. Pointing out that thanks to “that damned Eret kid” they were out of time to really keep doing things the way they liked. Drakon has approximately two more months before they land, while they don’t have the naval supplies to make a single mass exodus Con Lai has given them a direct portal. If removed then we can expect them to make shipments every six months to a year of their forces. Due to Voynaye’s injuries against Otoroshi, Sozrushatel and Stikhiyn are coming first.

Vsemoguschiy also appeared at the grand meeting of the gods out of nowhere and issued a final offer. If we surrender and assimilate into Drakon they will take us to their continent and leave their own people here to guard the gate with an exile imposed on the continent that no one is to go there ever again or risk immediate war with the full Drakon Empire. This is their solution to guarding the gates from us. Obviously “assimilating into Drakon” means you’ll work under the lords as their minions. But it is still an opportunity to avoid war.

Lucifer, by proxy of Eret and Sahar, has control of Atlantis now after Adrelemech was removed by the armies of Hell, Sima Wa, Saldis, and Shento. Pandora claims that Atlantis can hide from Drakon and Jehovah’s horsemen alike and buy more time to prepare. Obviously they still want to go through the gates though as their end-plan.

Lucifer’s party wants to unite the continent to smash through Jehovah before Drakon can get here in full force, claiming once the gate is open we’ll be safe. Though the exact details of what happens over there is still unclear as even he doesn’t know anymore how the swarm empire is doing.

Another party wants to use that same united strength to fight back against Drakon, while we have the homefield advantage we might stand a chance if Lucifer helps out instead of trying to sneak through the gate every time Drakon hits the eastern side of the continent.

Ao Ji and Ao Shun are totally down for surrendering to Drakon since they are dragons and get a pretty sweet deal out of that. They aren’t all that attached to you guys anyways.

Eret is willing to go any which way but points out any option besides surrendering to Drakon will take the full force of Song’s Empire to be united for it. Which is difficult given people aren’t in agreement of what to do. Throughout the meeting everyone was constantly annoyed that he was the catalyst for the situation they were now in.

Raven in particular would prefer to stand our ground and fight and several others agreed with her position that this is home.

While all this was expected the oddest twist was Pandora and Lucifer pledging to call Song Yi their new imperial leader, if she would take them they will serve her. Even going as far as Pandora revealing what she is doing on Atlantis. With the help of Wa she built a massive machine that will build an army every day, if Song Yi accepts Pandora as one of her own then Song will gain access to a massive army since this also includes Lucifer’s demons.

In the end Song Yi was surrounded by people lobbying her to try and get her to go with one party or another, all in the midst of Con Lai and Sima Wa revealing Eret’s information to her and giving her an identity crisis just like Naomi.

Song Yi disappeared for a week afterwards to think things over leaving the empire in a state of anxiety. When she came back she summoned everyone to talk over what she’s going to do. She intends to open Brahma’s gate whether Brahma likes it or not, those who want to go can go. If they’re right then if they travel through that gate for long enough they’ll eventually find the swarm somewhere out there and get home the long way around that prevents the swarm from immediately breaking through Jehovah’s gate. Those who want to surrender to Drakon can do so, those who want to go through the gate can do that, and those who want to stay here also can. But until the empire is secure enough to make decisions that split everyone apart they need one last stand against Drakon to protect Brahma’s gate for those that want to leave and to ensure Drakon doesn’t try to show up and murder everyone here on this continent once people leave.

Since Vsemo would not accept letting people leave through Brahma’s supposedly less dangerous gate, Drakon is coming in force and Song Yi has gone full blown war tyrant in response. Summoning every army this side of the world to either serve her or be wiped out to prevent backstabbing.

Song does not intend to let up on this plan unless everyone else or at least a large majority agrees what to do. Since obviously unanimous consent to any of the options couldn’t be reached within two days she’s decided to go with plan knowing full well how many people are going to die. Reminding us of the old Song Yi, she beat Indra down when he argued that he wouldn’t give her his forces and they would not allow the gate to open as long as they could. When he continued to make a point of why he disagreed with this plan she forced the reluctant Freyja to reap him.

While her plan does leave more people to make more choices for themselves in the end, for the short term no one gets any choice. They fight for her or she kills them on grounds of treason since they can’t become unanimous on going through a gate, which gate, surrendering, or staying and fighting for the continent. Ao Ji wanted to surrender to Drakon before fighting against them since that was a clearly good deal for him. So she killed him too and once again forced Freyja to be the one to do the reaping.

Its become clear Song is no longer that popular as a leader but she has too much power to defy anymore. She intends to give everyone an out that they want in the end but unless everyone unanimously says one answer or another this is the only plan that doesn’t result in this continent’s extinction she can find since the inevitable infighting particularly with Lucifer means there is no way to survive the dragons that are coming.

She has forced Aphrodite to give up the locations of Neith and Inuit along with sending Shento and Wa to Atlantis to work with Pandora on the army maker. She has enlisted Nergal to keep an eye on peoples loyalties and demanded the demons and dream denizens come out in force so she can start working on the military that they have. She also beat Anubis to within an inch of his life and prepped him to be reaped unless he got the horsemen from Jehovah to help out. Meanwhile Eret and his team were sent around the place to hunt down the other descended and missing gods throughout the continent. Notably Pandora has had them specifically looking for any remnant of Khaos for her project.

Despite her offers to change the plan and her tyranny if everyone can agree on a decision, even after she’d started murdering people and forcing a mass conscription, such an agreement has yet to be reached. At the very least she prevented a civil war spawning from the disagreement, even if it means now the continent has to go up against a much more serious Drakon.

She has suspended the entire economy and several wealthier groups who protested aren’t doing so well now. Instead she’s had everyone start establishing a massive chain of command as the entire population of the continent is now a part of the military. Non-combatants now act as logistical support. Despite the destruction of freedom and the world economy she kind of solved world hunger and poverty within a few weeks.

Shento:

Atlantis taken, buryoku made, Aasimar made, Hystalfar ascended.

You’ve been moved to Atlantis to work on Pandora’s big project and all your future expenditures of power have become limited to the project to get it done quickly. Its made to mass produce avatars/demigods, it already produces five per day and within the year it will be producing a hundred per day barring any unforeseen complications. While this bodes well for war with Drakon, it definitely means after all is said and done Lucifer will be unstoppable.

Ailani rules in your place over Si Da, though as the high prophet that was already kind of the deal but at least she keeps you up to date with what you’re missing over there.

Lin Sun:

Pandora built an engine in Atlantis that she described with a bunch of sciencey words that you didn’t get but basically it feeds you power, power which you’ve been commanded to put into direct use making more/bigger time chambers to assist with raising the army up.

Freyja is kind of in the ‘stay here’ crew in regards to the gates. Her father has given her too many horror stories and atop of that she’s a bit distant from the scarier parts of this war as she usually just sits in her own territory to mind her own business. That and she’s becoming scared of Song after being forced to reap people as what she could tell was a loyalty/obedience test.

You make some rings and a shield.

In the Aetas land the place is being turned into somewhat of a full military camp because of the importance of the time chambers to mass producing armies quickly. The overall academic atmosphere of the place has been somewhat disrupted by the presence of so many soldiers and Osiris’ people setting up shop in the city to further speed up the reincarnation loop through your time chambers.

Sima Wa:

With the current martial law in place your resource problems seemed to have been fixed as huge shipments show up to be weaponized every day. The access to Pandora’s assistance has resulted in the buryoku and riko shugi weapon projects finishing their research way ahead of schedule.

Kagayakashi has become a central arms factory being used to mass produce the tools the empire needs to survive even just the first wave of the Drakon that is coming.

Con Lai:

In your quiet days the dream realm has been mobilized mostly under Tatuu Kuu in response to the mass conscription. As well as locking out the portal gates that were made for the fire nation to delay the Drakon approach.

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The Decisions

Shentu Wo: 12,817 Power, 30,216 Followers
Sima Wa: 10,151 Power, 8,420 Followers,
Lin Sun: 4,275 Power, 8,647 Followers
Con Lai: 28,158 Power, 12,841 Followers

Stories of Lore 29

All things considered its a rather peaceful time as Drakon still has a lot of space to build their colonies without direct conflict in the wake of all the destruction and a lot of room in their existing ones from striders who died to Otoroshi. They also take longer to populate their colonies then we do. Angra is gone and while Lucifer is at large again he hasn’t been up to anything overt as he dwells in his secrecy once again. However, a rumor has returned to the world. That in the wastes of Si Da there is a place where roads cross, if you truly want to know something, it is here where you can find a man who will tell you any secret you could ever want…for a price.

Naomi has sent the inquisition, led by High Inquisitor Genevieve, to find if the crossroads have somehow returned in a new location.

While we know Pandora is loose we still haven’t actually seen or heard from her since she freed Lucifer and killed Apophis. Though given Lucifer’s primary method of operation its not too surprising they have such a lack of visibility.

The Pantheon+Naomi still have yet to come to a final decision on what to do about the information Eret brought us but things are growing more tense and it seems the two sides could come to conflict and break the nation apart over the matter if a unanimous decision isn’t reached. Song Yi remains oblivious for now at least.

Eret himself has disappeared once again after delivering his message and was last seen having snuck into Senshi-con for no apparent reason other then he felt like it. His crew have become a bit more whimsical as of late as they travel the world and stir up minor trouble here and there to the frustration of local authorities who are not equipped at all to deal with the seven super pirates, not to mention Drakon as well who while better prepared for such things still have a hard time working around Eret.

Aphrodite has helped bring about a peculiar issue. With the dream portals individual nations are so accessible that a man can walk from one side of the continent to the other with so little trouble that he would do so just to visit a “local” tavern he happens to like. It was originally considered a good thing that cultures could mix and meet each other so easily, but there is a darker side that was recently brought to prominence. Different cultures have different tolerance levels for certain things. In a medievalish world “the gay” is still not terribly well understood and especially not terribly well accepted across the whole continent. Even though Song Yi is the divine empress, her relationship with Izumi isn’t really paid much attention to just kind of like how many weird stories there are about the Thykenae pantheon. When two guys are together in a local area instead of on some divine level, things get uncomfortably tense depending what nation they’re in. Not to mention jinko, demons, spirits, dream denizens, orcs, and many other possible matches that could be made. She feels its important as an empire for this to be addressed before hate crimes become all too common, as such things persist even now but was somewhat ignored by the ruling class due to all the damned wars. This particularly came up because it was recently discovered Prince Ezra of Divus is pretty darn gay, and as the crown prince in a homophobic empire this becomes a bit of an awkward issue that needs to be addressed on an empire-wide scale while we’re working on it.

Senshi-con has rolled around again, much lower turnout then last time given the recent battle with Angra. However, the tournament was still the most fantastic yet with some of the most powerful champions around the world colliding. The general bar for the top of the line champions has definitely been raised and even former reigning champions or finalists have been dethroned. This time there was no need for a special showcase bracket for the supremely powerful, though this might be because Naomi didn’t opt to compete this year. Si Da’s joining of the empire allowed for some powerful new champions to show up and show just how strong the black mages can still be. Represented by Whately and Kaisa in particular who proved devastating opponents. Behold the tournament bracket!

Despite Akhetaten’s former position as the most stable part of the empire, with the loss of so many of their pantheon they have been somewhat destabilized. Fujin has taken over as the head of their pantheon as he is the most capable ruler available who is not otherwise occupied.

Shento:

The Census team reveals scary news, with the mass death of the black mages from Otoroshi you have a majority population of demons instead of black mages. Were it not for Saldis’ undead horde Vedahl probably would have become queen instead. Though the city also has a lot of vacant spaces so plenty of room to expand.

The Osiris pilgrimage project found at least one person of interest already, coming across the reincarnation of Hayashi. Not that they’re all that interesting without Raijin to give them their powers but uh…well that’s what you rolled. Interestingly though, Hayashi had previous lives before Hayashi that he didn’t even know about as he never made the pilgrimage in that life. Before becoming Hayashi he was from Divus and before that he was from Akhetaten.

So far the crimson order can create an ideal all purpose squad or a specific one. For now they’ve gone with roughly all purpose but mostly aimed at dragon slaying with the help of Aeth to line up what the requirements are in order to kill dragons. Turns out the most important thing is some sort of manifestation aspect or defender like Akuhiko, basically anyone who can make shields to deflect breath weapons. While Aeth lacks this power he’s actually good at his job, so its mostly for the benefit of teams without access to super champions.

The research outpost is under construction.

The plan to buy black mage aspects from people actually works fairly well. Though members of the project are all still trying the ambitious project of trying to buy Naomi’s champion aspect. Though this isn’t going well for two reasons, the most obvious of which is she doesn’t need money. The second of which is that she now knows what her aspect is really capable of thanks to Eret and is a bit hesitant to part with it.

Despite how intense your wife can be she’s actually not all that hard to get along with, the art of seduction goes along well enough.

Lin Sun:

Morale around the Aetas receives a mix of highs and lows regarding Kaisa. She was the most powerful member of the Aetas to some and the representative of the Aetas’ full power because of that, she had become an icon within the city to the general population even before she hit the avatar state. On the other hand those in the military who are familiar with how monstrous she is are happy she’s gone and they can sleep a bit more soundly. Elves in particular are happier that spirits are coming by more now that she’s gone.

Lucas now looks snazzy and decorates the coat with his military command ribbons and such.

Xiaoli only gained Tena’s powers interestingly enough. Since you were the one that sent Kaisa away and Adin never really went bad just grew up and moved out of home. They aren’t really marked off as your order’s failures so Xiaoli didn’t get their abilities. On a related note, despite insisting she’s not really elf enough to represent elves Adin is a celebrated hero of the elves and whenever she stops in to visit they get really excited and want her autograph. Leaving her awfully confused as to her popularity.

Before you even get halfway through attempting adding mysticism to the university every mystic in the city tells you that it won’t work. You can’t streamline mystic learning like that and those that do learn the art have to leave the city and live on the outskirts in the wild where few people are. A  key part of mystic training is being away from other people for long stretches of time, so classroom style teaching just won’t work. This is why the Senshi live in such an isolated area and learn one on one.

There is a slight danger to putting Vris in the reincarnation loop. It is a black mage power for her to retain all of her memories, if she’s reincarnated and gets them all back and doesn’t have that power she’s either going to forget most of it or just explode. Osiris isn’t actually sure which will happen though.

Con Lai:

Educating Van Tien seems to be extremely difficult. Her attention span is incredibly short as is her short term memory. Often having to be taught the same thing in full detail multiple times before she retains enough of it to only need small details on the side. It doesn’t help she recently started dating so that’s kept her distracted.

Milenkosi didn’t have any children the way you’re thinking of. But he did create thousands of denizens, turns out every time he napped a new denizen was born and all of the sleeping lords were created this way originally.

Tatuu’s war against Rei Daiheb has been a bit of a rough ride. Every time his legion gets closer to finding her they experience setbacks, he has uncovered that the remnants of the snake cult now serve Lucifer which has contributed to the difficulty of getting to Rei. The other problem is that Eret and his team aren’t fully integrated with any other team and finding seven pirates operating on their own is really hard let alone when they get occasional help from the masters of espionage.

Kamari has become adopted by Nane Kuu so to speak, joining her legion and she now oversees his progression and deploys him on various jobs. He is one of her warriors she uses to help scout the nightmare realm.

Sima Wa:

Projects make progress though no completions for now. In general the acquisition of resources has taken up some more time as huge amounts keep getting spent on the existing ones and need to be replenished constantly.

Inaji finally finished building the Tekuna home base in Divya and has set up shop there where she works with her runt squad in attempt to produce big monster slaying toys as she foresees imminent conflict with Krovsokol.

 

 

 

 

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Roster Good Times pt.2

KalenaNohea was the best mystic of the lot but Kalena is the most promising warrior among the time chambered elves. As a youngster she trained with the honorbound though was more so just playing with the shiny metal sticks. Upon leaving the chamber to learn about the world she became rather inspired by Adin. Despite Adin’s insistence that she isn’t really associated with the elves, many of them still admire and envy her as the elf that truly lived.

Kalena is a member of the Honorbound now, having gone back into the chamber to formally complete her training. She has two spirits who have decided to follow her around, one that infused her body comes from the sky and gives her control of wind and lightning. The one in her sword is a classical force amplifier and lets her imitate the strength of people far mightier then her.

Kalena is a rather serious personality due to her time growing up in the time chamber along with her second visit to gain the Honorbound title. She was somewhat shocked when she actually met Adin at senshicon. Adin is the greatest elven warrior, daughter of Vris, and a senshi yet still is far more light hearted then Kalena. She expected Adin to be more like Hei or Kaisa and instead found someone who seemed a little too carefree. Not to mention Adin’s other habits were a bit of a shock. Kalena is still inspired by the elven champion but was still confused by Adin’s behavior not to mention friendship with the princess of black mages Ailani.

zelmyraZelmyra is particularly young among the elves, she completely freaked out in the time chamber and they had to take her out. Despite being born in there she couldn’t handle being trapped in there and Lucas decided she was at tremendous risk of permanent psychological damage and had her removed far earlier then others. She would instead grow up in the wild lands since she also disliked being underground and apparently developed claustrophobia after the time chamber thing.

She actually wandered off and lived with the orcs for awhile and then disappeared into the woods once again for a year. Finally being seen again in Freyja’s territory with the vikings and settling down there for a little while. In time she wandered her way back home to the Aetas and the commanders found a particular use in hiring her as a scout for some of the less-then-angra level crisis that happens around here. She remained employed as sort of a mercenary and wouldn’t settle into becoming an Aetas member for awhile until she really got to know Vris, her grandmother.

In her adventures she picked up a spirit guardian as well, the one in her body is rather rare and is akin to the black mage morph aspect. Its called a savage spirit and it gives Zelmyra the power to shapeshift her body into animals with roughly the same mass as her give or take. She isn’t really mystically inclined and is something closer to the champions of the last era who simply had a spirit and hoped the spirit was happy with them. While she lacks mystical prowess her lifestyle has gained her enough favor with spirits that she can pass through the wild lands favorably even without hearing them.

hystalfarHe originally served Isis before her death and worked very hard to collect all her books and scrolls. With the death of the other magicians Hystalfar feared all would be lost and personally shipped every book from her city that was becoming emptier and emptier all the way to the Aetas for preservation.

Hystalfar isn’t as pretty as the other apprentices of Isis but he is the most experienced. Most haven’t really noticed him as other gods had access to more powerful champions but Hystalfar was actually born a magic aspect. With the death of Isis most who studied her magic find themselves powerless, but Hystalfar remains one of the last wizards in the land.

While he doesn’t exactly throw fireballs its more so that he has a huge array of slow acting utility tricks. Vris read through every book he brought to ensure they would be preserved and in that duration Hystalfar proved to be able to help keep the place running while she was occupied with reading a whole other library and she’s made him sort of her vice-mayor as a result. He shares her love of books and history and the two of them have become quick friends.

Hystalfar doesn’t really do combat very well now that Isis is gone his more offensive powers are too weak to keep up with the other warriors of the era, but he is a great scholar and excavator and has taken up a position at the university as a professor.

Daniel HaggardGuess who his uncle is? Daniel is one of the Aetas university graduates, he has been considered for a position at it as a novice professor as well since he didn’t exactly take his degree and wander off but instead stayed here since he’s not really got much money or anywhere to go what with a student’s income and all.

However, he has a different power then his uncle and instead has the mimic aspect. While its a particularly powerful aspect his abilities with it are weak, he only activated his black magic abilities for science and never really took to Kaisa’s serial killing cannibalism to become stronger with it so he doesn’t quite compare to Eleazor.

adin va2She’s back but she’s left the Aetas and developed a lil bit so I thought I’d throw her in here. After the battle with Otoroshi and her spirit’s death she’d been in a bit of a  disaster having even attempted suicide at one point. Lin’s attempts to be comforting amounted to insulting her mother and telling her to go outside more often as far as she could tell.

After being forcefully dragged outside by Yukari and “introduced” to Siduri and Seiyomi she was offered by her friend Akuhiko to come to the Lengdon mountains where the Senshi reside. She was always a strong mystic and a decent warrior, and so she joined the strange and mysterious mystic/warrior organization.

She stands out with her new spirit guardian, despite it being a bit on the darker side she remains with the Senshi instead of the Jakaal. Their training seems to have helped her find a sense of inner peace even with all she’s been through and as a result she has gotten along with her mother better though Vris is somewhat annoyed she no longer lives in Aina but far away in the inaccessible mountains of the Senshi. There isn’t even a dream portal to the mountain range. She’s not quite a senshi elite yet, but she’s  on her way since her new spirit is even stronger then her last one, though it doesn’t function the same way forcing her to start learning to fight more defensively. Though she still does manifest its power in her hands allowing her to remain to her favored fist styles of fighting. While her debut of the new powers at Senshicon didn’t take her past round one (she was matched against Anna) she’s still become something of interest and now like Hei people tend to become uneasy around her.

nane kuuWe already loosely know her, she’s the one studying human humor at times and also known as “the green one” at times. She’s a bit of a curious one and spends a lot of her time investigating things of interest and keeps wandering off to the nightmare realm for science. Nane reminds of us of Alice Mainer since she can summon things to her from the dream realm, though as a sleeping lord she is far better at it and can pull whole platoons to herself. Like Tatu she has access to a private army filled with some weirdly powerful denizens.  She is quite capable of controlling her minions and often summons the one that she needs to accomplish something to act as if she had a huge list of powers. She can often be found roaming between multiple worlds always poking curiously at the rules of them. Van Tien finds her an amusing person mostly because like her Nane seeks out the mysteries of humor and is just as bad at being funny as Van is.

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Roster good times pt 1

Mezzy kept wanting the roster update, so here’s an early version. Expect a future update including the replacements for other areas.

Oki KonziHe’s a lil simple as they spent so much time giving him ways to punch things and take a lot of damage that they forgot to really do much else with him. The first of the heavy jinko, standing in at 7 feet tall and weighing a fuckton. He doesn’t really do aerial combat but he can run around at surprising speeds with his bulk and just crash through things.

He is also a student of Saiko’s dance class and hangs out with Daisuke quite a bit.

 

 

maximosOne of the human followers that came to the city in the wake of Inaji boosting the city’s general popularity. He was actually a guard for a merchant caravan that was coming through from Akhetaten’s southern sector and is a former resident of Thykenae. He’s wound up working for the city since then and they decided to test some of the heavy ass armor on him and he reminds us a lot of the Sanika.

 

 

 

MagnusThe male twin of Shento + Saldis. Here in the heart of Si Da, a land where black mages could be made just by living here for long enough, the children of the king and queen are born as avatars instead of demigods. Still within one step of godhood and as we saw with Fang and Tai Ket avatars can definitely see gods.

Magnus is the blood avatar to join Si Da’s 100 avatars, that are really more like 50 right now given the whole Otoroshi thing. The ranks are being replenished bit by bit at least. His hemomantic powers border on mildly absurd and stronger then Jadus since Magnus is specialized to a single aspect.

He also has a slightly less potent style of Shento’s ability to create species, and is surrounded by a swarm of his own monsters, his blood magic can also be used to more explosive ends.

HelandreaThe other twin, Helandrea is about a foot taller then her bulky brother coming in at 9 feet. Though Helandrea looks slender and fragile she’s still an avatar with disproportionate physical endurance and strength. She’s been added to the prophets of Saldis known as the deathspeakers and controls her own undead army Saldis gave her, though she can also animate the dead just like her mother and doesn’t need divine intervention to do such a thing.

Helandrea’s powers allow her to do something very unique she likely got from her father’s side, she can heal the dead. This allows her undead forces to last a lot longer and because of this she was put in command of a particularly heavy division of the undead. She has more bone dragons and golems then any other deathspeaker thanks to her power allowing her to maximize their use.

seiyomiIts everyone’s duty to make some more kids to help repopulate this world, that and demigods are apparently awesome. Also deep down Izumi never said it aloud but she wanted to actually be there for the kid thing, though Aku and Hei both readily call her mother she wasn’t even alive when they were “conceived”.

Seiyomi is a bit of an oddity but makes sense if you think about it. Because Song is basically a spirit, Izumi’s child was a kitsune. Technically a fox spirit shouldn’t be a possible child even for Izumi but Song makes that a happen. A demigod kitsune spirit turns out to be a possible thing it seems, and freakishly powerful.

Seiyomi can be either an adorable white fox or a handsome young man, just with a tail and fox ears. While all kitsune are natural tricksters, Seiyomi’s abilities are absurdly powerful and his tricks aren’t illusions but minor utility powers he can use. Such tricks he’s demonstrated include creating physical clones with little to no striking power but when struck they reveal themselves to be whatever mundane object he made them out of. He actually uses this power to carry stuff a lot. If you see two of him walking around town, the one carrying everything is the fake. He’s managed to swap opponent weapons with sticks, make trapholes, and his favorite is making push doors become pull doors. While these abilities may not seem powerful, keep in mind he just stole a warrior’s weapon right out of their hand from ten feet away and then tricked the god that blessed it into thinking the other guy still had it. He’s almost as powerful as the ascended Rackham with just that trick alone and he has a huge array of other “tricks” at his disposal. He’s an unfairly talented mystic, likely because he’s literally a spirit just like his brother and sister. He also has access to the moonlight walk power of Izumi. Obviously he has a spirit blade given who his mother is, though the unique thing is the blade is himself. Like Song Yi he doesn’t have a handle for his weapon since he projects it himself and just has hovering light weapons.

Seiyomi can be easily mistaken for comedic relief as in combat he seems to just be making a joke of the fight with his powers but he’s still a demigod of immense physical power and he is one of the most prodigal swordsmen ever seen, something which he inherited from Yi. Having your sword replaced with a stick and your opponent replaced with a rock might seem silly, but having no weapon and not knowing you’re about to be hit from behind by someone who can throw a house makes for a surprisingly dangerous enemy.

He seems more powerful then most other demigods when you stack him up against the others only Siduri has been able to beat him but not consistently. Even Inaji can’t touch the guy as he stole her own gun from her. Though this is largely because he can’t gain any more power, he’s a spirit so he can’t have an infusion or blessing. The others still have some more room to gain power through such mechanics, but Seiyomi has already capped out and all he has left is to refine his raw skill and gain more power stat and will never really be capable of ascension.

He is typically easy going and a little playful, often found around his older brother and sister training with either the senshi or jakaal to better his sword skills. He sometimes appears cocky, though he’s actually very careful and uses feigned arrogance to infuriate his enemies with his tricks in order to bait them into making mistakes. Sometimes just outright enraging them so Hei can take over, combat with Seiyomi can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with. Through Hei he met Van Tien, who really really likes him. To the point that Hei felt uncomfortable and inched out of the room. Unfortunately for Van, Seiyomi isn’t particularly impressed with her brand of mean comedy as compared to his sillier style and she has her mother’s dating skills.

KainoaIts pronounced (kuh-ee-no-ah). With Ao Ji and Ao Shun off to Divya Samrajya Song Yi has a distinct lack of ultra powerful being to use as her personal couch, something she’s grown accustomed to. So she opted to find a big scary spirit to fill that void in her life. Kainoa is one of the spirits that became physical as a result of the ascension and is quite large, that water on his back is a small waterfall. He’s the size of a small castle fort. He’s been a major factor in Song’s ability to control and grow forests for awhile now, but with the recent job opening of being her personal companion/couch he’s become a bit more prominently noticeable as that huge wooden spirit she rides around on from time to time.

Kainoa himself is a peculiar personality, despite being a more primordial spirit he’s one of the ones that can speak with us directly as opposed to some weird language only mystics have any hope of translating. He’s very old, older then this era at least and an excessively patient creature. He speaks in slow extended words that can rumble the forest floor and demonstrates a disposition towards being a forest hippy. He’s kind of an ent really, just a really big friendly one.

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And you thought the last update was long.

Shentu Wo: 17,134 Power, 28,812 Followers
Sima Wa: 10,327 Power, 8,279 Followers,
Kikai Senso: 34,721 Power, Next Form Progress: 92%
Lin Sun: 9,406 Power, 8,278 Followers
Con Lai: 26,030 Power, 12,541 Followers

SoL 28: Stories from before the great tragedy

 

Adrelemech vs Eli

The attack on Atlantis by the fire nation has been marked as a success. The pirates are dead or scattered, Eli and Vassago’s deaths have been confirmed by Zhang. Though, it would seem the four pirate lords managed to flee the destruction after their king fell. Adrelemech claims Atlantis for the fire nation, though notably has not figured out how to control the city and it just continues sailing east without any real way to stop it. Notably, the illusion that protects the city still remains in place even after Eli’s death since it is actually the power of Angra that keeps it active.

With the pirates scattered general lawlessness has seen a surprising upturn as they have no real method of self sustaining now that Sahar and Eret has disappeared. Along with their farms Eret had once set up for them. The mass destruction of the recent battle with Angra has stretched forces thin to patrol the world to protect from these higher quality criminals then the average bandit but at least they aren’t as organized as they used to be.

 

Voynaye vs Angra

The battle between Voynaye and Angra was colossal, facing inevitable defeat Angra utilized his final move, over 60 million people around the world (including drakon colonies) died when Angra resurrected Otoroshi. See SoL for a bit more detailed play by play.

Deaths:

Ira, Vo Kim, Takeshi, Teozix, Giza, Joacheim, Tena, Hayate, Halladora, Oydis, Eira, Mach Tong, Su Shento, Isis, Clayton, Arima, Sonu, Raijin, Saint David, Galahad, Vinasa, Hasin Bava, Harvey Ayala, Jakobe, Samyaza, Nila Bhatt, Crocell, Shen Rai, Tuyet Yen, Ifrit, Zaeed, Jawahir, Galila, Ayesha Ishmael, Bastet, Horus, Sihet, Hatshe, Bahamut,  Maquilla, Helaku, Kachina, Shiye, Mechislav, Oksana, Borislav, Feofie, Chuvak, Quetzalcoatl, Uragiri Mono, Angra Mainyu

Critically Injured:

Amaterasu (now captured), Krovsokol, Elvira, Song Yi, Voynaye, Voingos, Indra, Prince Ezra, Hei Song, Ao Shun, Lucas, Vedahl, Adin va (her spirit guardian is dead) Jinko (not really critically as their cores are recovered so they just need their bodies back) Rikuto, Miyukai, Kikai,

Honorable Mentions:

MVP: Voynaye, tore Otoroshi in half. Fatality.
Naomi: Highest dps, highest kills, highest AoE, i dunno why i bother writing this one
Kaisa: 2nd place non-god kills
Saiko: Top non-god DPS, 3rd place for kills
Whately: 4th place for kills
Lucas: Somehow didn’t die
Kamari Barid: Top 10 non-god DPS via AoE spam
Krovsokol: Showed up to help in person, no one really expected that to happen.
Crocell: Most people un-brainwashed. (he had a megaphone from Am Nhac and went around the battlefield shouting “forget everything you know about Angra”)

In the wake of this battle the world seems to be filled with misery and gloominess. So many died it cannot be expressed how depressed everyone is even in victory despite my fondness for writing tragic stories of lore.

As a final swift kick to the dick, during the battle a series of bombs and pirate attacks went off at the palace of Yaosai. Forcing Song Yi to leave mid fight and re-seal the Akuma within before being able to return. In all this chaos, Lucifer has disappeared from his prison. While he is a descended demigod, its not like he ever needed to use his powers in the first place.


The fellowship of the lamp actually found something important on their quest. They had to do a lot of side adventures and death defying stunts as well as talking to a creepy quest giver. After completing the quest to bring her what she claimed was her ancestor’s spear she gave them directions to finding a library hidden away in the ruins of Ofrior Riki. Deep under the mountains they found a single book laying on a pedestal among rows upon rows of empty shelves. The book was full of strange symbols terms they don’t really get but to Vris this was clearly the journal of a mad scientist. Someone who toyed with the laws of nature, signed by someone named “Pandora.” A large chunk of pages appear to have been intentionally taken out.

It does prove to Vris that Angra was artificially created by Jehovah himself in an attempt to accomplish something referred to as “capturing data samples”. The book later goes on to specifically mention in order to use the powers of a djinn they had to make a lamp. They were unable to bind what they were trying to make to a simple object, eventually settling on using a human. 47612310 or “310” was the first human they experimented on. The log continues to detail information about the human, it was an adult female from an empire Vris recognizes to be one that used to be where Si Da is now. As experimentation went on, the adult eventually killed herself in what is described as “An impressive display of determination to die. They inhaled until their own lungs tore, since their limbs were bound down tight.” It mentions 310’s link to Angra gave them a form of immortality within the hive.

The log comes to the conclusion that Angra’s powers are too closely drawn from their own science, and in order for experiments to continue a younger host will be required. Fortunately, the destruction of the first lamp simply took away his dimension but his other powers were still functional. He was kept in a secure location as not to be damaged during this vulnerability until they could find him a new lamp. Several pages have been intentionally removed around this section. Using Angra’s power to resurrect 310 they were able to transfer the role of the lamp to a new subject and then remove 310 from the hive before killing them again. Evidently they need the lamp person to be alive in order to remove the lamp status from them.

The log refers to the child they chose as 47612311, then calling him “311” from there on out as shorthand. Aren’t they a creative lot. This time they selected an incubating infant male so it would not be able to kill itself as it adapted to the circumstances it would be born to wield. It details their experiments to control Angra and how it tended to act erratically with its new lamp. Also the side effects of being used as a lamp, 311’s personality began to mirror Angra or Angra began to mirror 311, they’re not sure who started it. As he grew up, 311 showed signs of rebellion and tried to kill his handler, the author of the log, multiple times. 311 displayed an ability to understand Angra on an innate level, likely due to their connection as djinn and lamp. They were able to, sometimes forcefully, question 311 about details of Angra to better add to their data.

One day, 311 escaped the lab. This is noted in the log as a rather bleak day as they also had control of Angra still and the djinn went on a rampage. Eventually, they had to destroy 311 when he attacked Jehovah on some quest of vengeance. With the death of the lamp, Jehovah was forced to destroy Angra as its rampage would not stop since no new orders could be delivered to it. They noted this was a disastrous side effect that 311 was required to give the orders regardless of Angra’s link with the hive, a footnote mentions more research is required on whether or not the emperor could control it without 311.

Just as all hope seemed lost for the experiment, it details both Angra and 311 were not truly dead. Angra was made from the science of the old world and its eternal hive mind, his consciousness and his power remained in place as long as his creator, Pandora, was also alive. Along with Jehovah, Brahma, Lucifer, Ra, Anubis, Amaterasu, Osiris, Neith, Odin, and his young son Thor who were also pieces of the eternal hive. Because of their innate affinity 311 also shares this link that prevents them from suffering a true death. It is even theorized if they took Angra to the old world he could be added to the empire, but they would withhold from that for now as not to present a meaningless gift that had yet to accomplish its task to the emperor. While he could not be summoned anymore, they had access to his consciousness and power, so with great aggravation they had him resurrect his own lamp.

The exact words in the journal are “which somehow fucking escaped again.” It details a moment of hindsight from the author’s other experiments and refers to a different journal but doesn’t go into detail. As the log ends, they are trying to capture 311 again in order to transfer the lamp to someone more cooperative while removing 311 from the hive link, but the kid keeps eluding them as well as harassing their base camps. They don’t have any other name for 311, but they left a drawing to help identify him.

Despite the known death of both Angra and Eli, all of Angra’s magic remains in place. It seems that if the journal is correct, as long as Jehovah and Brahma live Angra will not truely die but remain banished once again until someone uses just a little too much dark magic again. The same applies for his lamp, and once someone uses just a little too much dark magic the two of them could return once again to begin the cycle anew.

The log provided great detail to the history of Eli as well. By becoming a member of the hive via Angra he learned the language of the old world that allowed him to drive people mad, and this connection was also the reason he was the only person in the world with such an in depth understanding of dark magic despite lack of study. As an unwilling lab rat, he developed his hatred for the gods that made him and so the legend of the demon pirate began.


As five years pass and a new era begins

Asmodaeus died mysteriously two years after the battle. People are still wondering where Lucifer and Nergal are.

The balance of power within the empire has begun to see strange shifts. Without the help of Horus to administrate for her, Song has found her power over the empire in a potential conflict. With the titanic proportion of deaths during the final battle with Angra resulting in Saldis gaining an undead legion strong enough to take control of the empire. Though she has not made any official move to do so, the politics clearly play around knowing she is a potential rival for the title of Empress if she were to gain support. She has claimed the position of queen of Si Da with her husband and reigning king Shento, a perhaps surprising marriage likely made for political reasons.

Song Yi’s powers have diminished significantly with the death of so many spirits during the battle of Angra, including her own spirit blade. While she can reform it from any spirit, the fact that it was destroyed meant the death of millions of spirits at once not even including the ones that died from the other aspects of the battle. Her omniscience and omnipresence has weakened and the world is struggling to revitalize itself due to the lack of spirits to regrow the terrain that had been destroyed.

Because Song Yi prevented the demons from killing Voynaye while they had the chance when he was dying after the battle with Otoroshi and even made sure he recovered enough he honored her as a fellow warrior. An honor that included Sozrushatel, the dragon of renewal, coming to help fix things up a bit as the entirety of Divya was basically a series of craters and dirt after the battle. He has been helping to restore it alongside Ao Ji and Ao Shun.

Anubis has taken over as reigning king of Akhetaten. The nation is still reeling from the death of Horus, Isis, and Ifrit though maintains a large powerbase. However, at one point strange events occurred in the land of Akhetaten after a few years passed. The prison of Apophis was broken into by an unknown faction seemingly led by a bunch of creepy people in dark hoods. Without Neith or Bastet it was difficult to respond in time, but by the time they did the snake god has been gutted and many of its bones had been taken. All that remained were a few bones, its skull, and some useless organs. Even it’s skin was taken. With the death of Apophis the snake cult has become notably more active, which is concerning. Espionage experts are still after them, and they’ve found the organization is undergoing some sort of civil war.

With the death of Bahamut Altepetl’s province has been taken over by Raven, whose appointment seems to have earned her enough followers to prevent her from descending. She proves to be an effective leader with her wisdom and prophecy abilities. While as a normal god she wasn’t spectacularly relevant anymore, as an administrative ruler she shows a side of her that people can respect. Opting to maintain her public image by directly leading Altepetl as the grand chief in incarnated form despite the cost to her power by staying physical.

Krylo holds a vast territory in what was once the Jade Empire that the fire nation lays claim to and still continues to expand bit by bit though instead of pursuing direct conflict Krylo prefers to turtle and build up his resources. Adrelemech on the other hand is a bit more aggressive but has been occupied by his new holdings of Atlantis and hasn’t been seen in many years.

Krovsokol’s colony expansion continues as his mad experiments continue to abduct people from Song’s Empire as well as wildland villages and now preys occasionally on the new Divya province. So far no one has really considered it profitable to go into a direct conflict against him so he sits cozily uncontested and gets away with his kidnappings and science experiments.

 


Along their quest the fellowship of the lamp also found a strange oasis in the western half of Si Da. Among the dark and dreary woodland of the Si Da, there was a place where life was vibrant and green surrounding a lake. There were a surprising amount of dead demons and Si Da natives here. It turned out to be the hidden sanctuary of Aphrodite, who they let remain in the woods and simply reported she was found to the higher ups.

aphroditeIt appears she spent her time learning the arts of mysticism out in the woods, though her oasis spirits were separated from the wild lands. Just as when Divya blew apart a chunk of the forest to cut off Song Yi, Aphrodite seemed fully aware that if her sanctuary wasn’t touching the wild lands Song Yi wouldn’t be able to find her.

After Song Yi was declared a traitor by Amaterasu she stayed with the black pantheon tentatively, mostly on the reassurances of Asmodaeus. When she tried to leave to find Song Yi post-resurrection her entire cult was destroyed by Nergal causing her to descend before she could even attempt it.

Scared of the demons, and scared that Song Yi would be angry with her if not outright murderous given the changes in her personality she went into hiding instead. Apparently Aphrodite knows the location of Neith and Inuit but has refused to divulge the information.

After the battle of Angra, people went to find her again and asked her to come back. Everyone was dead or dying and they felt she could be a bit useful right about now. Even though she was a descended demigod and didn’t know how much she could help she eventually relented to their badgering and came back to visit.

Lucas seems to be unhealthily infatuated with her after seeing her just once. Aphrodite herself seemed a mix of relieved and offended at Song Yi’s lack of interest in seeing her again. At least she wasn’t trying to kill her, but she would have liked at least a little bit of friendliness after supporting her on the black pantheon. While Song did talk to her and was welcoming, she was hoping for a little more enthusiasm.

For awhile Aphrodite was lurking around Altepetl with Raven to further her mystic arts, which has been a source of mild annoyance to Ishtar because Aphrodite is vastly prettier than her and drawing attention away from the sex cult. Eventually the cult of Aphrodite was reestablished in the wake of the massive destruction at the last battle, the world needed to recover both emotionally and in terms of population. Song told Aphrodite to just get back to it already.

Aphrodite’s main temple was rebuilt in Divya Samrajya to help with reconstruction efforts there. It actually wasn’t hard to get her enough followers to ascend her again, as it turns out people are pretty willing to worship the super pretty goddess whose name they already knew with just a little PR help. Naomi had to meet with and awkwardly apologize to Aphrodite for calling her a whore and then blowing up her cult in Thykenae.

Despite still being a bit of well…herself, Aphrodite is still a truly veteran goddess and proves valuable in an age when so many others are dead. On the black pantheon her mannerisms were somewhat awkward and annoying and resulted in her being written off as an idiot but as it turns out in nations where the primary basis of civilian life isn’t the consumption of other people’s corpses she’s quite good at what she does. She makes people happy and gives them hope, and recognizes social issues that most haven’t even considered yet. She still occasionally says stupid shit or derails conversations at pantheon meetings with her own strangely opinionated arguments but it can’t be denied that she is valuable to the empire.

Ishtar took some pretty deep gambles with the little power she has as her cult is still expanding, investing heavily into some of her champions in the hopes of being able to compete with the other heavier hitting cults. Giving all of them spirit blessings or encouraging them to use black magic, then blessing their weapon, then giving them champion blessings on top of that to create Divus style warriors who just have a diverse collection of powers to use on the battlefield. While its not as potent as power blessing them to do the thing they already do better, she’s trying to experiment with diversity to make her warriors harder to find a way to counter.

People still kind of see her as a bit odd for running a sex cult, even going as far as to make her greatest champions active participants in it (they sometimes act as prostitutes). However, it turns out that people are actually quite willing to pay to use those services with such awe inspiring figures. Some have even traveled from other ends of the empire just to hire out champions like Leyti or try to get into the orgies Siduri is often involved with. The cult of Ishtar holds an idea that all of their warriors are likely to die soon given how these wars have been going, and they should enjoy what they can while they can. While a bit hedonistic, it does help for morale. She did have a major impact in the final battle with Angra and technically her work started before the time hop but it was easier to list it here because oh god the roster updates.

SiduriSiduri is the offspring of both Ishtar and Bahamut, and reveals a mechanic previously not officially known though Tess pretty much called it sixteen times. Lin almost tapped into it but Freyja has the “only makes valkyries” clause. Full blooded demigods once born are fully grown and have inherited some of the intelligence of their parents. This is why the chance of two gods making a child successfully is so weirdly low. Gods like Ishtar and Aphrodite have a higher chance though, so does Zaeed for obvious reasons.

Siduri is a ridiculous mix of aspects. It reads as “Dragon of war, sex, earth, and lies” and Shento is already all over that one trying to figure out how one person can have that many. This was also so bizarre it even got Voynaye’s attention, because Siduri is an authentic war strider in Drakon’s eyes. Not only that, but the most powerful war strider in existence, they have never seen a demigod strider before. It would take a whelp to overpower him.

As you might guess, a dragon strider demigod is not your average champion. He has geomancy as one of his obvious abilities. His war aspect gives him powerful buffs to his armies and his deception aspect isn’t obvious but he could easily be a minion of Asmodaeus. Only Shento was able to actually tell what it was doing, Siduri is very very good at lying. With the exception of the best masters of sense motive, its almost impossible to tell when he is lying or not. He convinced someone that a rock was their own child once during a test to see how good it was. Rehema had to come and fix it too because that test subject was about to expand his house with an extra bedroom for the rock.

Finally the sex aspect seems to mix with the lies aspect and starts doing weird shit. Shento and Isis were able to definitively prove Siduri is a male. But anyone who looks at him sees whatever gender they’re most attracted to, which gets weirder when you learn that all of his anatomy is interactable to whatever version they see including to those who like both. Yet those not attracted to one of his two sexes won’t see it. They stuck him in an orgy and they might as well have had Eli in there because no one was seeing the same thing happen, even in mid three-way men couldn’t see Siduri’s male genitalia or actions of using it on a woman and just saw lesbians making out. Whereas the females couldn’t perceive males utilizing all available orifices correctly and just saw either a missing person or whatever their fantasies wanted. Reality seems to break when you put Siduri in an orgy basically. Siduri himself describes it as if he’s experiencing parallel universes at the same time.

Moving along, as a dragon demigod of war his physical capabilities are enormous for being technically five years old. He’s way stronger then the average strider and has regeneration just short of Anna’s level. Unlike Anna he is not weak to fire. Since he was already super powerful, Ishtar definitely went all in on Siduri. Giving him the high prophet blessing, he’s her son anyways, and asking for Song to give him spirit infusion in exchange for any favor she could return. He also has a spirit blade in the form of a spear of earth made in memory of his father Bahamut.

His spirit infusion was selected by Song as a volcanic spirit from Pele’s mountain. Enabling his geomancy to include lava, or to turn stone into lava, which gets pretty dangerous pretty quickly.

His spear of Bahamut is made of a solid piece of stone, and weighs a lot obviously. When it is stabbed through either stone, dirt, or other similarly earthy things it seems to open a portal within about two hundred feet and come out wherever else there are similarly earthy elements. However, it can create more of itself when it does this allowing it to create dozens of other spears that can come out all at once in other places at full length of the original spear.

Personality wise Siduri is surprisingly calm for his age but other then his lack of overabundant energy he’s very reminiscent of Zaeed. He drinks a lot but instead of chugging mugs of ale he sips glasses of finer qualities, instead of cheesily picking up women he pulls a more James Bond style of interaction. He tends to enjoy the sex aspect of Ishtar’s cult and given his ability to be on all points on the gender spectrum at the same time, most others are enthusiastic about the fact that he enjoys it as well. He is overtly seductive almost all the time just in his body language and tone of voice to the point that its very hard to tell if he’s hitting on someone or not. Most assume he is always hitting on everything at all times. He spends a lot of his time learning with Hayate and other warriors as Ishtar believes he needs to train as a warrior considering how powerful he is, all that he’s missing is training. The other half of his education is carried out by Raven’s cult since Song demanded he learn mysticism in exchange for the infusion he was given. He seems to have taken to hanging out with the Honorbound and Elves as his buddies since they all have a relatable experience of being created and honed for specific purposes by their gods. Adin would have been excluded since she grew up the normal way but he and her have all too similar vices to ensure they came together.

As a full blooded demigod Siduri has one other unique talent, he can see all gods regardless of prophet status. His birth caused a lot of other gods in the pantheon to look at each other awkwardly and consider if they should have some orgies or something because “holy crap Ishtar’s kid is OP as shit.” Sima Wa looked over at Shento and did some eyebrow wiggles. Then the rest of the roster update (though Con Lai was trying before Siduri).

An older more known champion of Ishtar revisited as she got more powers from Ishtar to help with the war effort. Leyti is actually the strongest champion she has now as Leyti has survived battles with the undead, Angra, and Drakon and gotten quite good at keeping herself alive.

With her weapon being replaced by a Kagayakashi quality one, the blessing remains the same though as a blizzard controlling weapon. Though the upgrade now allows it to be weaponized even more and is now reminiscent of Song’s blizzard albeit not as powerful.

Taking a cue from the Hale’a pantheon, Ishtar outsourced the champion blessing to Raijin so she’d have something other then a war buff. After Raijin’s death the blessing has been taken over by Indra.

The result has the peculiar effect of letting her wield lightning, but she has combined it with her blizzards to make every individual snowflake a conductor. Getting caught in her blizzards can be much more fatal then you would normally expect snow to actually be.

Her guardian spirit has gifted her with a massive ethereal thunder jaguar that is easily seven feet tall on all fours. Unlike others who utilize projections that make brief commanded attacks, the jaguar is permanent and shares a mental bond with Leyti so they can fight in perfect sync for extended durations. She shares her health and stamina with the jaguar which means damaging one can weaken the other, on the other hand it means both are abnormally resilient and the jaguar can also wield her other blessings itself.

 

 

JadusWere it not for the fact that Siduri has the dragon tag this would have been the most powerful of the true demigods. Jadus holds both blood and metal aspects and is abnormally potent in his abilities. A more powerful hemomancer then Eztli and having the power of metalkinesis to match it. His body is actually made of metal itself which he can warp and contort to do as he pleases with. His control over metal is so strong and precise that he can not only move it, but manipulate it. With a wave of his hand he is able to separate ore from rock, smelt and purify it, and temper it just by manipulating the metal content. He has been able to build full jinko shells in just six hours, since he can make every instricate part and place them with precision.

As another effect from his combined aspects, his body cannot be physically damaged by metal. Get knocked through a wall sure, but no sharpened metal can break his skin, which is also metal so as you might guess its pretty hard to find weapons that can cut through him. Since his metalkinesis is so strong he can just rebuild his body, he is considered as having the highest level of regeneration in the empire short of actual gods. Though technically he has to be conscious and make an active effort to do that, otherwise he has no regenerative abilities.

On the bloodier side of things he actually has the ability to heal others if he can touch their blood. He has sometimes stabbed people to heal a broken limb, but still counts. He’s also got the power of blood magic familiarity like Johann as a natural talent. His physical strength is a match for Ryner and Anna atop all of that. Though he shares the weakness to fire and has a perpetual concern about drowning even though his metalkinesis lets him levitate his own body.

In personality, he’s a bit arrogant and takes on danger haphazardly and has a hard time recognizing that for all his power he is still vulnerable to some things. Anna’s blood projected weapons are not metal and thus were able to hurt him, and spirit blades also bypassed his metal defense. It was actually Aeth that wound up putting him in check to realize he wasn’t the chosen one to defeat all others as he was beaten so bad it was reminiscent of Song Xiao vs Song Yi. Despite these setbacks reminding him he’s not the best thing ever, he’s still fearless which translates to cocky and stupid.

Combat trainers have noted he has one major flaw. He’s not very adaptable at all. He will often triple down on a single strategy even if it has already failed twice and despite the incredibly vast applications his powers could be put to he just repeatedly does the same things that should work. He could make almost anything with his two kinesis powers but just sticks to stabby things or slashy things. He’s not terribly creative and just tries to completely overwhelm his opponents with the tried and true methods. This is a large part of how he got his ass handed to him by Aeth, and Aeth didn’t even use fire to do it.

InajiSomething went wrong when Sima Wa tried to have two kids at once. Jadus got both aspects, and Inaji was born with neither. She is actually an abnormality that has no detectable aspect whatsoever. She has the strength and regeneration of a demigod, but no powers at all and struggles to fight even lower tier opponents like Haunani and Daisuke.

This quickly reflected itself in her personality being the opposite of Jadus. She was timid and shy initially, also perpetually trying to find some way to not be a disappointment, fearing that the shadow of her incredible brother will end up leaving her lost and forgotten member of the family. A necessary sacrifice to make someone as powerful as Jadus. She left home and made the trek up the mountain to Yaosai in attempt to both prove and find herself, thinking that maybe by following a Lengdonian tradition she’d make her parents a little proud at least and maybe find some direction in her life.

Over time she did finally display one unique talent though. She got both of her dad’s creative streaks and is far more clever and inventive then anyone else ever seen. Forced to rely on her own wit, she honed her mind until it was actually relevant. Eventually finding a way to contribute in her own fashion. With gear and a big fucking gun.

By studying the design philosophy of Rikuto, she designed many of her own weapons and gadgets she comes armed with, including the most powerful portable firearm ever seen. It hits like a Divya cannon yet she can carry it herself. She has hit striders only to watch them become a shower of gore and proven her weapon can shoot down an airship or a dragon with a few well placed shots. Along with completely blowing apart fortified castle walls. Even Saiko got a little jealous. Inaji’s primary weapon is powered by weaponized energy cores, lots of them that she makes herself. Enabling her to use such a massively overpowered weapon with a surprisingly good fire rate.

She carries grapple launchers, smoke grenades, flash grenades, along with regular explosive grenades, and even managed to recreate the Sanika scout blastpacks that give her the ability to go airborne. Flamethrowers, smaller firearms, combat knives, and much more. She specifically chose to train under Rikuto and only Rikuto. Saying the methods Hayate and other such teachers impart are for those who have a fighting chance, Rikuto taught her how to fight dirty. Despite the fact that she was born handicapped in a world where every edge is needed, turns out her sheer ingenuity and cleverness has put her back in the game.

Even without the help of Song Yi, she attracted a spirit guardian to herself who was also small, handicapped, and unappreciated. It was one of the long forgotten tekno spirits from the ruins of Divya, but since its her personal spirit she can utilize its powers in more then one way and has taken a fondness to the spirit who shares a similar stunted start in the world. While it doesn’t do anything hugely impressive as a weak spirit, it doesn’t need to. She has used it’s ability to hear her and make small shifts to operate her engineered arsenal for her. Allowing her to create remote controlled explosives, turrets, and automated control over her grappling weapons so they can actually grapple things properly instead of bouncing off or being yanked out when she actually puts her weight on them.

Ever since she really came into her own skillset and learned how to make the most of herself through sheer dedication she has become a lot more confident and outgoing. After some time passed, she even was able to beat Jadus in combat and now has a legion of loyal jinko who revere her incredible mind. Founding her own team, “The Runts” A team made up of several other less then champion jinko that she has armed and trained herself. Though Rikuto wound up joining her team as her second in command, but thats the only champion level one on the crew. She has a small fleet of three airships crewed by her Jinko team at her disposal that she custom built herself, creating two extremely agile and fast ones along with her super heavy freighter she hauls half her lab around in. Her private workshop/warehouse is located in Kagayakashi on the outskirts of the ever expanding city and in very short time has become a monument to the weaker jinko that celebrate her as a celebrity icon and inspiration. She also hired Daisuke to be her in-house painter that runs a tattoo/paint shop out of the warehouse as a side business for other jinko. He also runs the front counter for her shop where she sells more civilian minded inventions to the population.

Even though she is one of the weakest champions in the pantheon and certainly the weakest of the demigods full or half, her only limit is her creativity and that is a limit she’s repeatedly shattered ever since Sima Wa gave her a hammer and anvil to play with. She currently resides in the province of Divya Samrajya helping to rebuild it and re-found the tekno jagara under the name Tekuno, which is technically a clan under the control of Kagayakashi. She keeps badgering her metallic dad to move Kagayakashi to the new nation where they can build more freely due to the lack of spirit building laws.

She even managed to convince a lot of gods in the pantheon to give her one blessed item to add to her gear list and now reminds us a lot of Marshal Devadas. She is quickly becoming fairly famous around the empire, a level of fame she’s exploited to open franchise shops in other capitals to sell her stuff that she ships out from Kagayakashi.

She’s a highly independent individual, despite still officially associating with Kagayakashi and Sima Wa she often tends to work mostly of her own accord on her own projects. Sima was always a bit encouraging of her doing her own thing and taking initiative, and since then she’s largely worked on her own projects instead of waiting for official cult business to come up.

Inaji’s Blessed Items:
Song Yi Ring: Spirits love her
Pele Blastpacks: Can propel herself through the air
Izumi shirt and pants: Pants of illumination
Freyja revolver: death aspected, Headshot execution style
Ishtar Ring: Small scale Illusion projector
Am Nhac Necklace: And the winner of American Idol is…
Jehovah’s goggles: Enemy/loot radar – Vegeta what does the scouter say?
Shento tattoo: More regen more betta
Fujin engine on airship: Red means fastaaaa

Tien VanChild of Con Lai and Zaeed. Van Tien is a full blooded demigod and shares similar traits with Siduri. However, instead of being a weirdly attractive dragon kid, Tien is a weirdly horrifying dream kid. Her power over the dream realm nearly rivals her mother and she is often found lurking over the portal network as an ominous guard to remind people not to start trouble, and keep an eye out for any peculiar would-be assassins. As well as just messing with people for the sake of it.

Van takes an odd pleasure in her frightful appearance, likely related to the fact that she chose that appearance herself. She has sometimes appeared as other things, but she definitely likes looking spooky. She prefers forms like giant spiders and snakes to creep people out. Weirdly enough though, other then their appearance they aren’t actually all that terrifying. They are more of a merry prankster then anything else and aren’t violent at all. However, one day she walked outside the dream realm and lost their shapeshifting powers and became a human for once.

Van Tien2Once she was in the physical world people finally figured out that she was a female, and could not convince her to do anything she should do. She can create illusions, which are actually dreams tied to the dream realm though cannot be physical. People think she can read minds somehow though in reality as the princess of the dream realm she just knows every dream they’ve ever had and can tap into the information that their subconscious has released to her. Another ability is to create temporary dream portals at any time. She can simply walk off into the dream realm at will and take people in or out with her. Though she does need to personally know where she’s going for that to work.

Her other power, known as “waagh” is not well understood even by analysts Shento and Isis. She seems to be able to do almost anything if she doesn’t know she shouldn’t be able to. She only lost her shapeshifting because she learned in the physical world people couldn’t do that. She used to walk around on walls and ignore all laws of gravity until someone explained it to her, then she suddenly stopped being able to do it no matter how hard she tried. She once actually pierced Jadus’ metal skin with a metal weapon, which baffled everyone, simply because she didn’t know that his powers meant she shouldn’t be able to do that. The same could be said of her former ability to breathe underwater and walk around without noticing that water is denser then air, she only learned that was wrong when she accidentally drowned someone and had it explained to her that humans can’t do that. She also has operated broken machinery because she didn’t know it was broken and once had a self-reloading crossbow she was playing with that only worked for the same reasons as all the above. There are various other instances of this, but as far as anyone can tell she can warp reality and treat the physical world as the dream world only as long as she doesn’t know about the rules of the physical world. There is a specific limitation though, she cannot affect things with more way more power then herself. For example, she can’t reality warp Excalibur or individuals with just way more power then her. Its a weird thing that her own obliviousness and apparent stupidity makes her unbelievably powerful, and in her special case knowledge is definitely not power. People are not sure if she should be educated or left as a wandering, but powerful, oblivious idiot.

She has very little understanding of humans. While she doesn’t mean anyone any real harm some of her “pranks” can be absolutely vicious as she finds their deepest darkest insecurities. Crafting images of dead husbands, children, or sometimes that one uncle who touched them a little too much. Usually her goal is as simple as to get someone to walk into a tree or fall off the dock, and instead just obliterates the psyche of someone entirely. Sometimes if not traumatizing, she accidentally tempts people with something really important to them and leave them depressed for the rest of their life as they learn what that one thing that’s always been missing in their life that they never knew what it was, is in fact something out of their reach. Usually she hits the mark just right and doesn’t traumatize someone and just gets them to walk into a tree as planned and they shrug it off but every now and then breaks someone on accident. She just wants to be silly and have fun, and only annihilates people’s will to continue living on accident every now and then. While not as deadly or horrifying as Eli, its…kind of close sometimes.

There is another practical application to her powers though, since it is a direct vision to the dream realm it has the ability to be a phone. She can see through to the dream realm and find anyone in it and then talk to them, its not quite the Alice portal but its pretty useful sometimes. Especially when she makes the portal to Con Lai and suddenly public prophet phone.

As a full blooded demigod, despite her seemingly innocent nature she can throw a horse over her head. She’s not as physically strong as Siduri or Jadus but even a strider would have trouble dealing with her strength and regenerative abilities, though she has no combat training so its best to keep her away from such confrontations.

She notably has a habit of never wearing clothes, apparently inheriting the “why do I have to do x human thing” from her mom and her dad’s general personality as a whole. She decided she didn’t like the feeling of being trapped in a second skin. She was almost convinced into wearing clothes, but then someone walked off the dock while staring at her and she realized she could mess with people just by showing off her body. Considering how obscenely beautiful she is, it causes a lot of distractions.

She has only one friend, Hei Song. It turns out that because she is used to seeing people’s deepest darkest fears and secrets while also being partially made of nightmare stuff herself, Hei Song’s aura doesn’t offset her. Originally Hei Song found her annoying but then she kept following the dark spirit girl around and Hei eventually caved to at least having one friend that could hang out with her again. This is probably not the best friend for Van to have though, as this friendship is a large part of how she keeps accidentally horrifying people with her innocent pranks. In the end the duo don’t really make a good match, one is a playful trickster and the other is a serious warrior. But they’re the only two that could stand each other for longer then a week, so now they hang out a lot. Van once declared it her mission to make Hei smile, then when she saw that smile Ailani and Hei tend to do and she decided she didn’t want to make Hei smile anymore.

Lin XiaoliSome people poked some fun at the fact that the time god’s demigod child came into existence as a rather older gentleman. He could easily be in his fifties or sixties at first glance. Even Freyja found it a little funny, but Xiaoli looks that way for a reason. He was born wise, and is the third person we’ve ever found that can see into the future. He’s actually a reminder of the past, a shadow of what once was and a warning of mistakes made. He has the powers from past Aetas members, while not quite as powerful as the authentic versions that does add up to a lot of abilities.

 

Thandar and Velius’s telekinetics, Kahl Jung’s manifestations,  Johnathan’s area vision, Naberius’ memory eating, Andelko’s raw strength, Kinzoku’s metal skin, Halveti’s fire and metal, Mazaki’s regeneration, Mililani’s psychometry, and Eret’s prophecy.

While he doesn’t have the precognitive super precision that Eret does, as a demigod who can see gods regardless of prophet status his visions are not cut off by divine presence in them. Instead of seeing the results of every tiny little decision and their many realities like Eret, he simply sees the omens of the future and watches them change as time passes on, giving him a method of warning before tragedy strikes or when to stay the course. Though it isn’t super precise and does occasionally go awry when people do weird things. The future is always in motion after all.

His pale flesh looks more like skin then not but it is still metallic like Kinzoku’s. While it will break under enough pressure, such as getting chewed on by a dragon, it is still a strong layer of defense especially if he wears armor on top of it.

He wields a peculiar weapon that hasn’t been seen in decades. An urumi sword, or a whip sword as you might think of it. It is somehow magically animated and practical for him to use, though it still takes great skill. A reminder of the old days, its an exact replica of the weapon once wielded by Song Shan-Tai and has the stamina leech effect from Captain Yuan Zi’s staff.

Xiaoli was also the only demigod born with combat skills fully in place. While many took quickly to learning them, only Xiaoli was a master of martial arts the instant he appeared. Notably though, his styles are also indicators of the past. Knowing Lengdon’s style, particularly Song Shan-Tai and Yuan Zi’s, the Mao Yachi tribal methods, along with Mazaki’s guard training and even Eret’s pirate fighting style.

Xiaoli is more then just a time aspect who drew from the previous champions, he is an echo of Lin Sun’s history. He only has the abilities of those who died or left him, not the still living members. It could hardly be argued all of those death’s are actually Lin’s fault, Song Yi was the one who led Shan-Tai and the rest to death at the battle of Doi Cho Len, but it is still a notable trend in Xiaoli’s ability set. A manifestation of his previous endeavors to mirror his own inner struggles and tendency to dwell on his failures and dead friends. Xiaoli isn’t a beacon of hope for the future but a haunting reminder of the past. A entity that reminds of us of what once was, and what mistakes were made. The weight of that is why he was born an older man.

Despite this dark origin born from Lin’s psyche, Xiaoli isn’t walking around badgering Lin with “remember the time you fucked that one thing up?” He tends mostly to lurk around as an observer of ongoing events and spends time engaged in long complicated conversations with Vris. His wisdom comes from a willingness to learn alongside the weight of what created him.

KaisaShe just couldn’t resist. Mali was sentenced to death and she was the only executioner willing to do it. She ate that time avatar and reached the avatar state herself. Kaisa’s avatar form is obviously not compatible with the coat as it doesn’t possibly fit on her strange form. She’s over nine feet tall now, a size even more noticeable because she hovers everywhere she goes now with her total cyrokinesis that includes her own body.

As an avatar Kaisa is extraordinarily powerful, her range of control over ice has extended to include her own frozen veins. Her abilities have expanded so far that she can create blizzards as well as her more direct more potent ice magic. Her body is very difficult to damage now as her regenerative abilities haven’t been checked in on since she first put the coat on, as an avatar of ice she literally can’t die as long as the environment around her is cold and/or wet. So she opts to summon blizzards and flash freeze the environment around her before fighting. Obviously she doesn’t like fire.

As an experiment she tested her abilities and found she could make it hail ice javelins and cause mass death by impalement. Even she didn’t know it would be that strong and some members of the Aetas accidentally died when they didn’t take shelter quickly enough. Waste not the dead, she ate them too. She’s still the Kaisa we all know and love, just way stronger now and Sam unlocked the achievement [Avatars are my Minions] first.

Lucas is running around in a mild panic to remind Lin of her psych evaluation. If Kaisa can’t wear the coat, why does she need the Aetas when she can destroy the honorbound single handedly?

Milenkosi2Milenkosi returns as an Akuma after the attempt to resurrect him by Van Tien. It went the same way as Song Cao. There is a notable pattern that without Angra any attempt to bring back the dead keeps doing this, and making true immortals that even death gods cannot destroy.

He is currently sealed deep within the mountain after the destruction of the palace alongside Song Cao.

 

 

black enigmaA mysterious figure who has recently been spotted around the continent here and there. No one knows who she really is or what her powers are. Though he has been spotted before no one paid much mind to the goth kid.

There isn’t much to say as she’s still a largely unknown player, but this was the person who rewarded the fellowship of the lamp with the information of Angra’s lamp, freed lucifer, and was seen at the death of Apophis. Sheridan uncovered that she is somehow involved with the snake cult though likely indirectly. In his spy work he found some of them have been talking to her, but the most he can figure out is that she was talking to them and arranging for them to do some work for her. The fellowship of the lamp suspects they probably shouldn’t have done that quest for her.

Unfortunately, Sheridan disappeared one day and hasn’t been seen since. Other members of the spy network that get close to her keep going missing as well. She also seems to dodge every attempt to lay a trap against her and always has the upper hand.

Eret and his team seemed to have survived Atlantis, but have been completely missing for years. Then one day the Akiuja of Shento spotted Eret for the first time in years, he was one of the black enigma’s bodyguards. This explained why every attempt against the enigma has failed, Eret was able to see them coming. He walked within inches of the Akiuja obviously trying to hide the fact he was doing so from the others he was with and discreetly held up a hastily scribbled note,
“ATLANTIS PRISON = PANDORA
NO ELI NO HOPE
DESCEND YI BEFORE TOO LATE”


Shento

Crocell was instrumental in the battle of Angra, despite his death he was able to return Ailani and Johann with the command “forget everything you know about Angra”. This has left the two of them mentally confused as to what is happening and what they missed. Especially given they were standing right next to Angra when that happened. They’re home but took some effort to re-adjust. Ailani is already right back at it again at taking control of the cult and re-establishing her power. Hei Song is happy Ailani is back at least.

The new wife wants a kid too, she’s jealous of how everyone else has these demigods and she still doesn’t. Since you’re married to her she figures its only reasonable you give her one, and she wants you to lineage it into a death aspect like her. In all not that insane of a request.

Si Da has seen better days, ever since you and Saldis took power over it the demons have been at a bit of a distance. While Vedahl, the new queen of hell, is still a member of the black pantheon she seems a little wary of the new leadership not being members of the demon team. With demons hanging out more so in hell then the city, the population is a bit low after the battle with Angra since Asmodaeus deployed just about everyone.

Anna’s time in the time chamber with Jadus backfires pretty fast, he became able to beat her once he realized his hemomancy can beat hers. It was sad it took him this long to realize that actually, so hey look he adapted! Just didn’t get taken down a peg as intended.

Emilia’s response about the glamor vampires is to not even try. As the king of Si Da we’d be lucky if every glamor vampire reporting to Carmilla every move we made was the only problem we had. The entire legion of Asmodaeus is still here in the city. Not to mention Nergal certainly has agents here, along with with goddamned Lucifer. There is no way the glamor vampires are even on the spectrum of problems we have to deal with right now. She’s gonna need some more funding.

On a more somber note. Kiala and Johann seem a bit depressed that their mother died. She wasn’t even at the battle, she was just standing outside watching and from halfway across the world Otoroshi’s eyes passed over her and she fell over dead. Eztli and Ailani have notably been just fine, Eztli has also picked back up since Ailani came home and his sense of purpose came back.

Since you’re married to her now, even if a political arrangement, Saldis personality becomes a bit more notable to you. She’s still mad that Ishtar is alive and actively encourages Vedahl to one up her with the weird sex fueled army gimmick at every turn. Otherwise Saldis is actually not a bad match and you two have been getting along kind of fine, she’s also a mad scientist. If not the original of the campaign judging by Halveti. While your two sciences don’t really meet much as one requires things to be alive and the other requires things to be dead, it makes for relatable dinner conversation. Saldis is a powerful administrator of her populace and became leader not just for the range of her military. She uses the undead to do manual labor for the populace which increases food production which increases population, which fuels the black magic engine along with her corpse work force. She is rather heavily dedicated to the progression of black magic and has actually revealed something about her techniques. When entire armies got up and walked away from battlefields like the mountain battle of Angra, they took their corpsey selves to the avatars of Si Da to be eaten before it was too late as she wants to ascend more of them to replenish the god roster. Kind of like the Mahane, you start to realize the two of you actually have a lot in common. Empire building, mad science, death and black magic efficiency exploitation, and judging by her rage at Ishtar for making her kill her own daughter (Raji) she’s also a bit of a family person. Ailani has taken a liking to her almost instantly, though Kiala notably seems wary of someone replacing her mom full time instead of just the Sima Wa one off type of thing.

Lin Sun

Obviously Kaisa is a problem, she needs to eat people to survive and if you don’t find things to feed her she just kills random people that she happens across who aren’t wearing Aetas badges. She also doesn’t accept mahane blood shakes because she just doesn’t like them. She’s taken to visiting Si Da to hang out with their surviving avatars now and then to be among her peers, which also might not be good news.

Vris nearly killed Adin with bear hugs after Adin survived the encounter with Otoroshi thanks to her spirit dying to protect her from its sight. Adin has entered a severe depression with the death of her spirit guardian though, so severe she wasn’t even sleeping around as she normally does to cope and tried to commit suicide. She was last seen six months ago in the kitchens getting food, other then that she rarely leaves her room. The only people she lets see her are Vris and Yukari. Vris has become less effective as a high prophet because of this as well, she spends most of her time trying to figure out how to help her daughter and the depression has begun to infect her as well while she watches her child go through this. Mystics have had to regularly sweep the Aetas temple for dark spirits because they are drawn toward Adin, she is a powerful mystic as showcased by her former spirit guardian and her depression is a magnet to the dark spirits.

Lucas in the meantime has been regularly visiting Divya Samrajya as a guest therapist helping Aphrodite’s cult to learn the fine art of empathic psychiatry. That and we think he has the hots for Aphrodite ever since he saw her in her demigod state pass through the Aetas city.

The Heathen Hammer was stolen from the Aetas by Eret and his team at one point fairly early on, around the two year mark. No one knows how, even Eret shouldn’t have known how to get that thing so smoothly but he did. It has become notable that with Emilia gone to Si Da with Shento and Zhi dead, counter espionage efforts around here are dependent on the shinobi in Adelaide who aren’t really dedicated to that as they’re more so trying to spy on people. However, as Shento once cautioned, the hammer turned out to be a major reason Aina wasn’t growing very well. With it gone more spirits were willing to come hang out and bring good fortune, really now its just Kaisa that keeps them wary. Follower numbers have picked up dramatically since the loss of the hammer oddly enough and the elves have become even more powerful as mystics with the increased population of spirits.

Not to mention the increase of the elven population was still going on so you have a lot more of those now.

With so many dead and with Adin and Kaisa potentially being written off the roster be sure to pick how you want to look for roster replacements.

Con Lai

Weird things have been noticed around the dream realm ever since the creation of the Milenkosi akuma. No new nightmare denizens have been born since then, the old ones are still around but Nane Kuu has noticed no new ones popping up. It was Van Tien who figured out why, there is a new realm. The nightmare realm can be accessed by sleeping lords, yourself, and Van but it is a dark and terrifying place. While Milenkosi is sealed away it is evident the nightmare realm is his and the dark denizens of this place are hostile to others who enter. Though these denizens are young and not terribly powerful, Nane Kuu was able to just ignore them and smack their bitch asses away if they tried to attack her.

Yukari has been regularly visiting the Aetas city because of Adin’s depression and has been trying to find some way to fix her friend. Even becoming so desperate as to ask her father if he could do anything as the master of comforting people, or even just seducing her and maybe getting Adin back into normal. Because of this Yukari’s training has been slowed a bit since she’ll ditch out of lesson plans to go visit Adin. She still blames herself for the Rei incident as well and seems a little ashamed whenever near you or the denizens which would also help explain her tendency to leave the domain to find other things to do.

Kamari has been exploring the dream world of his own accord since little interest was taken in him he’s been free to do as he pleases. While he met Van Tien, they didn’t really get along that well. Kamari is a refined man of worldly travels and Van Tien is an idiot that just looks for laughs here and there.

Van Tien herself has been a bit moody, having realized how her powers work and that people keep lying to her to exploit those powers. She doesn’t like how people treat her as an idiot and keep her an idiot because of them, and though the effects of her abilities are powerful she’s come to realize every time she uses them everyone around her is snickering with “I can’t believe she didn’t know that doesn’t work.” Being an idiot oblivious to things was one thing, it was fun being too stupid to know what was wrong. But knowing you’re an idiot and always being exploited is upsetting.

Be sure to pick replacement plan for the open roster slot.

Sima Wa

General population of non-jinko and civilian worship has increased thanks to Inaji who has traveled around the world with the Kagayakashi flag and increased public awareness and interest in the city of invention. Though it has also slowed other projects as new accommodations have had to be made for more human dwellers within the city who take up more space and resources then jinko. It is likely this temporary downturn in production will lead to a future upswing though once things are stabilized and the work force has expanded.

While the death of Takeshi was a major loss as he was one of the most powerful jinko warrior to ever exist, hardly anyone has noticed. A few of the higher ranking members have been affected but Takeshi was so reclusive and silent that his absence around the city is barely relevant.

However, the death of Teozix is a much more extreme effect. The leader of the jinko, heralded as the wisest of them all, was a heavy loss. There is a distinct lack of guidance for jinko without him as all the others are warriors and builders. Inaji is also more of an inspirational personality then a guiding one and she lives in Divya now anyways. With no wise men available, prayers have increased quite a bit.

Other stuff

Hei Song is now the sole leader of the Jakaal. With this new position she’s been a bit busier then normal and expresses some level of grief for the death of Ira.

With the death of the Senshi leader as well, Akuhiko has taken over for them.

 

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Fire on the Water

Shentu Wo: 12,134 Power, 2,812 Followers
Sima Wa: 5,163 Power, 3,012 Followers,
Kikai Senso: 21,002 Power, Next Form Progress: 78%
Lin Sun: 3,406 Power, 2,665 Followers
Con Lai: 20,989 Power, 8,232 Followers

SoL 27

In the most relevant news due to Con Lai’s machinations the fire nation sent quite a lot of striders to Atlantis to conquer it in exchange for the gate she made them between Drakon and our continent. Instead of two dragon masters and some minions they now have a mass invading force in what was once the Jade Empire.

While the gate, and the secondary gate, wound up destroyed by Sahar and her pirates the battle in Atlantis has kept going. Due to its expansive size both teams are able to sneak around and hide from one another turning it into small skirmishes and precision strikes after the initial clash of forces. Similar to the aftermath of Svarga. Unfortunately with the portals closed and Yukari still not back, we’re not entirely sure who is winning though the damage has been significant. It has become evident the pirates won’t be attacking Angra now though as they have to deal with this mess, so at least the battle with Angra won’t have any wild card elements now.

Also Angra is back, and while he lacks the flying fortress he still has a fleet of airships with at least a thousand of them in the sky that sailed out of the dark stormy cloud that overlooks what was once Doi Cho len. They’ve been making their way towards Svarga where life can still be found in the blood colonies. However, as Wa warned, their army has been revealed as colossal and seems to produce more every day causing the traveling force to grow larger and larger as it moves. Clayton wanted to evacuate Svarga and the blood road that leads to it but there is a problem, no one can move Brahma. We’ve also noted that Shenlong has reappeared, as an Angra minion.

Voynaye and his forces are already flying off to engage in full combat, rallying west of Svarga in the wreckage of one of the many towns from the previous war in the area.

Rei came to the empire for a little while. In the weeks preceding her work, Vris admits to having seen Rei in the Aetas library. She didn’t tell anyone because she estimated her chances of survival went up dramatically if she just pretended not to see anything and left her alone. Rei was trying to figure something out before she went on a killing spree. Apparently Johnathin Zhi spotted her sneaking in and unlike Vris did not understand the danger, at least that’s what we suspect because he was found dead in a closet. We also know she talked to both of the Song twins about nothing significant, she just seemed to be somewhat sentimental and seemed to be sizing them up. Akuhiko reformed from his spirit form a week later after he attempted to capture her.

After the reported sighting at the Aetas library, a bloody rampage in Adelaide began. If we thought Aeth was good at hiding from gods, Rei got into the dream realm and no one knew she was there, not even Con Lai. By the time anyone noticed something was wrong, Milenkosi and An Lahn were already dead. Her killing spree finally ended when she destroyed the dream portal, set fire to Adelaide and hasn’t been seen since. It would seem Atlantis being attacked like that prompted her to respond by targeting Con Lai’s assets. While the flames were eventually put out, and the damage wasn’t as bad as when the snake cult attacked, it has still seen better days.

 

 

Con Lai:

Milenkosi, An Lahn, and three other denizens died in the dream realm due to Rei’s stealth attack. Reconstruction efforts have already been placed underway.

The former pirates, led by King Zhang have set sail for Atlantis, could take them a bit to get there and settle in though.

Giza and Sanyar have been takign to staying with their boss, the purple one, and joined his version of a military featuring whole platoons of dream denizens with strange and erratic powers. Joacheim has taken to training them in basic military strategy and tactics so they don’t all run into a fight and die like idiots.

Ishikawa reports back that hell is surprisingly less gloomy then expected. There is a massive city sprawling throughout the main portal’s entryway that could rival Atlantis, though it doesn’t move or anything. Demons typically live here, with different districts owned by different princes to house their legions. It seems this city is where the direct members of the armies hang out, out in the wastelands rogue demons who don’t partake in the wars can be found. Many of them retired from former eras and are now tired of it all.

In the meantime Ryoka seems to have decided to help the purple sleeping lord with his vengeance quest and seems to have taken the assassination of Milenkosi as a personal challenge between assassins and is preparing to engage in a deadly game with Rei utilizing house Hanzo.

Yukari has made her way aboard with the pirates to return to Atlantis, somewhat upset over the death of Milen as her own fault she has opted to take on her second dangerous mission for the month, also she can spend time with dad on the boat since he’s with them.

Roster replacements:

KamariWith a long winded enough story summary that his backstory is in Stories of Lore, Kamari is the newest member of the Vua Cai. He has the ability to summon blue destructive fire just like Baridi, though he has notably more control over it and can apply it to his weapons and body as well. While not being a black mage, he still has a lot of physical power and his abilities.

He isn’t a formally trained swordsman and lacks the ability to hold up in longer battles but he has learned several techniques from around the world allowing him to often win too quickly for that to come into play such as the Iajutsu Flash and Wind that Cuts techniques.

 

tatuAfter his king’s death Tatu decided to remain in the physical world with Sanyar and Giza. Even going as far as to summon even more of his minions, making this the first time a militarized force of denizens has been in the physical world. Tatu seems to be out for revenge.

In the physical world Tatu can dream things into existence similar to a manifestation aspect though he has to be able to understand the concept of what he’s creating and can’t modify it from that concept. Despite these limitations his dreams are more authentic and deceptive then others and he has a surprising level of offensive power by dreaming the concept of “laser beam”

Shento:

Lin Sun:

Elves are doing elf things, giggity. Though it is noted that Adin wouldn’t go, she has other things to do.

Lucas isn’t really able to help the Kaisa problem. She’s more like Eli then Anna, she just has no respect for life and is willing to take it to get what she wants. No matter what anyone tries, Kaisa is just too comfortable with murder and death. She is one of the genuine mental cases like Eli, though to a less extreme extent. The ability to care is just missing from her. Until she has something else in her life she wants more then power and to exert that power over others and proclaim her superiority, she will always be one of the most coldhearted cannibals in the nation. The problem with finding her any other ambition is that same thing that makes her so cold also makes her unable to really experience love or affection. As such she will never want anything like a family, the best Lucas can think of is to make her desire money instead but he considers that might actually be even worse.  Murder happens to be something she is very good at, and provides her what she really wants. Kaisa wants to be superior to those around her, she wants power and to exert that power on other people. After therapy session he informs you via Vris that he’s pretty sure if you stop providing her power via the coat and authority within the cult she’ll go rogue, and if she’s no longer bound by the Aetas rules she’s going to hurt a lot of people.

Lucas therapy sessions with Adin and Vris turn out a bit less gloomy. They’re actually fairly close, they just have slight differences of philosophy. Adin is traumatized by what Vris has done to her but is still fond of her mother, albeit at a healthy distance. Adin wants to be a legendary warrior, she wants to be like the legend of Song Yi and Vris just wants her to survive the attempt. The problem is Vris has a lot of evidence to say she’s right and Adin has only one counterpoint that isn’t holding up well.

In talking with Eira, you learn that she’s capable of murdering the hell out of things. She’s easily tier 1 and close to tier 0 and she has never really trained for combat a day in her life, all her time was spent being a source of comfort to the dead in the underworld of Hel. The problem with her raw power is it is a very dangerous thing to use as it uses the souls of the dead, and in doing so it risks them being destroyed which is one of the reasons she generally chooses not to do so.

Honorbound take a pilgrimage to the temple of Anubis and Osiris. This immortality gimmick is actually doing well on the PR front by slapping on the clause “even if you die in battle” with this one.

In your probe of Akh most of them are fairly wary on the idea. The nation just formed, and overall the continent is working on mixing through cultures and establishing a new era for itself. They see this as a chance to provide stability after the long years of chaos this apocalypse has caused, and Asmodaeus hasn’t really shown how he’s going to be in all this. Lucifer wanted apocalypses to get to the gate, but Asmodaeus doesn’t. Si Da was built on a founding principle of being left to live their life separate from the spirits which is a legitimate claim, especially now that the spirits are all controlled by a known violent entity. While they have used questionable methods and likely still do to this day, while you have the Jakaal pit, the blood jungle, and the streak of sneaky dirty actions across the board you can’t really claim a holier then thou position over the black mages. Without being overt or more direct, you can’t quite figure out anything more precise then that general vibe.

Vris has been nervous ever since the visit of Rei, even if she escaped being murdered it was a bit concerning to see Rei back in action and remembering how scary the high prophet of murder can really get when she’s not being friendly. She also has been trying to figure out what Rei was after in the library, the books range between so many topics its unclear if there was even a pattern. She remembers with some aggravation that Rei knew Vris enough to throw her off the trail.

Kaisa has been lazing around the temple bored. To cure her boredom she keeps pestering war striders for sparring matches along with Voingos himself to try and learn the language and get familiar with the military in the hopes that she’ll get to fight with them at the battle of Angra.

Lavet keeps to her quiet way sand mostly follows Vris around still as the personal attendant. She seems to feel guilty she wasn’t there when Rei appeared in the middle of the night but Vris points out that would have lowered her survival chances anyways.

Hayate seems to be a little jealous that Kaisa seems so interested in all these striders and keeps following her around from a distance to keep an eye on her. He hasn’t been terribly productive this month.

Tena continues to act as a professor at the university during down time but also works in a joint effort with Lucas to continue the honorbound’s training. Since Tena refuses to go into the time chamber they have to study with her among the university like everyone else. Even if they have spent a long time training on their own in tactics and strategy, they still have a lot to benefit from learning from Tena the war master.

Adin hasn’t been in the city for a little while, she went north to Si Da to hang out with Kiala and Eztli to help them get through tough times of losing their siblings. She went along with Sonu though Akuhiko and Hei seem to avoid going that far north into the land where spirits die.

NoheaOne of the elves to come from the time chamber land, while not the most powerful warrior of them he’s the most accomplished mystic which was what was requested.

Sharing the same backstory as the rest of them, grew up in time chamber, little world experience. Soon as he was out the Aetas had him report to the temple upon looking over the performance reviews.

As a gift to Lin, Song showed up and spirit infused him, though she notably commented “Maybe we don’t kill this one like Mililani.” She has a dark sense of humor these days.

With the infusion he has the typical enhanced physical capabilities, and the ability to manipulate plants dramatically as opposed to typical spirit favor asking.

 

Sima Wa:

Projects continue development. Arena plan will take a little while as you were already putting a bunch of resources into your other many RFC department works so this will slow those down.

Also sending Saiko gets him a bit of education but he wasn’t the killbot that was mentioned earlier if thats what you were thinking of. Takeshi is the murderbot.

Teozix for the most part just floats around on his chair as he looks for advice to dispense during his down time. He doesn’t have a terribly large amount of personality or hobbies.

Daisuke continues his eternal quest for culture and has taken up painting. Inspired by the tattoos of ther cultures, he painted Saiko with hot rod flames at one point. It eventually washed off but it was amusing for a little while.

Takeshi, Rikuto, and Roku all remain stoic, quiet, and boring as they just watch Daisuke with a mix of distaste and or amusement. Takeshi more so then others as he doesn’t talk and is rarely seen to leave his home unless he has been ordered to kill something.

On the more charismatic side, Miyukai’s personality seems heavily influenced by their time with the church of Isis. They are a naturally curious sort and keep wandering around looking to learn things relentlessly. They’ve been spotted at the Isis university and the Aetas one, haven’t seen much of them in Kagayakashi lately though.

Shento: Haven’t done that joke in awhile, anyways here we go

They decide not to send the weed. Cuz you know…that’d be insensitive given he died.

Your attempts to set up Eztli with Ranno doesn’t go so well. A blind date setup and all isn’t too hard, but Ranno’s personality doesn’t mix well with Eztli. Though Eztli has very little personality to speak of in the first place, which isn’t helping matters any. Then all your plans spiral out of control when a wild Zaeed hijacks it and sends 20 girls to the date to be funny. Leaving Eztli just confused.

Unlike Eztli the problem with setting up Kiala is her refusal to let you set her up with someone, she gets angry at you for even trying to do that so soon after her brother and sister died. Regardless of whether or not she can be set up, its clearly bad timing to try.

In prophet blessing Carmilla you actually learn something. She knows a lot about what you guys are up to, an abnormally large amount. Going as far as to debate the logistics of your plan in strange detail. Overall though she does feel a bit of debt to the person who actually resurrected her, she served you for giving her these powers but she already died once for you. Also, you left her house behind in Hale’a. You wind up utilizing what she said to make more efficient plans in holes she spotted in this discussion she clearly found amusing only to realize something the next day. You have a lot of glamor vampires, and they have historically not liked Anna.

The fellowship of the lamp heads off teaming up with the Aetas as well.

The idea to make a new nation out of the new dragon gods seems solid, but they’re going to delay until that region is not under threat by a giant incarnation of evil.

Anna has been spending her time learning from Aeth to the point she’s been dueling members of the Crimson Order on low power as not to kill them. As her martial skills become more defined as a formally trained warrior, she gets ever closer to tier 0.

Akamu and Haunani end up hanging out for a bit out of pure curiosity Akamu wanted to meet the blademaster and see about their spiritual abilities. He has gathered she’s 80% warrior and 20% mystic. As the most prominent blademaster of the tradition, he compared her to the most prominent Senshi of the the order – Ira. He finds this lacking, but then again Ira has direct communication with Song Yi so that might be cheating.

Clayton settles into his new position comfortably, the crimson order is quick to respect his authority and something about the seven foot tall bearded giant makes others also quick to assume he’s alright for the job. However he has yet to be able to gain respect from Anna, though the other vampires seem to like his wise ways.

Emilia has been rebuilding her spy office since you just moved and she has to find new contacts and such. She spends most of her efforts background checking black mages and demons, never really sure who among these people can be depended on and who needs to be watched. She put chunks of Akiuja all over the damned place though.

Because of the move to a spiritually stunted land and a place within the multi-religion capital, Sange and the Uhanesin did not come along. Sange in particular seems to have found a new home, he has become Hei Song’s pet and is a hidden layer of armor underneath her clothes. Uhanesin seem to prefer hanging out with Akuhiko.

 

Random shit everyone else is up to:
Good for recapping really.

As usual, Song Yi is hard to keep track of since she can move between almost the entire empire at will, though not so much within the middle of Si Da. Lately she’s been keeping tabs on everyone’s militaries and sparring with Raijin as he’s one of the few who can help her practice her skills in preparation for battling Angra’s legion. Though he wonders what the point is if she can just obliterate him in an instant when she’s mad enough.

Akuhiko has been tending to his new collection of spirit deer that Shento had once created. As well as helping his sister cope with Ailani’s “death” as Ailani was the only friend Hei had who could physically stand next to her for extended durations besides her own brother. She’s been taking it harder then most would have expected after she also discovered that despite Aeth having a similar ability even he can only exist near Hei for so long before he can’t take it anymore. As a result of her depression, the Jakaal training pit has become exceptionally vicious.

Ira continues to work with Vo Kim on the new direction of the Jakaal, often having to get used to how violent and sadistic these people can be. She’s spent her whole life controlling her rage and even while wielding a dark spirit she was still always working to be a calm person. She seems to be the closest thing the Jakaal have to a voice of reason and control.

Now that her swords are recovered and they were released from their infused prison, there were introductions to be done. Almost every god in the land came to visit them, it isn’t often we realize we have new gods and even rarer that they be dragon brothers like Ryujin and Shenlong.

Ao Ji Ao Ji isn’t as powerful as the other dragon gods we’ve seen but that doesn’t diminish the fact that he is a dragon god. Ao Ji is a calculated personality, described as nefariously wise and was responsible for Song’s army of dire wolves she once utilized. Overall he’s decently friendly at handing out advice and fairly calm, notably he appears much smaller then Shenlong or Ryujin at only three hundred feet long. Don’t be deceived though, his breath can cause mass decay and when living things are hit by it they begin to wither and die. He can often be found replacing Hei Lang as Song Yi’s favored furniture to lean against.

 

Ao ShunAo Shun is a bit scarier then his brother. Sharing the same ‘nefarious wisdom’ but seems a bit more aggressive. Willing to flex his power to make a point when people get on his nerves as a warning that they are irritating him. Though as long as his patience isn’t tested he’s not too bad, willing to chat and dispense his wisdom as well. As you might expect he has ice based abilities and his breath can freeze all kinds of things. Notably, he has similar powers to death aspects. While he can’t actually reap things, damage from him can’t be regenerated through typical means.

 

As both of the new dragon gods were questioned a few obvious things were covered. They became Song Yi’s guardian spirits because they had been somewhat bitch slapped by Ryujin and Shenlong, they needed a place to regroup and lay low for awhile. Seeing the incredible tenacity of Song Yi, they opted to go with her since if anyone deserved the kind of power they could gift it was her. Atop of that Ao Shun was already a guardian of the Lengdon mountains, so he just opted to hang out with her for the time being. People were a little disappointed the reasoning wasn’t some dramatic plot twist like one of them being her father or something but in the lifespan of dragons and gods they figured it wouldn’t be too bad to hang out with Song for a century while they regrouped. They didn’t expect her to become one of the most powerful gods though or for Ryujin and Shenlong to both get whacked. They debated just hanging out in the swords for awhile longer till they figured out what to do with all these changes but then Raven knocked them out of it. Despite originally being far superior to Song, they’ve come to note she’s become a bit more important and powerful then expected. So the life of servitude to her will continue, also being the left and right hands of the divine empress is an even sweeter gig then they could have gotten just joining some pantheon anyways.

Another question people asked is why they notably have fur. Fall and Winter are cold, next question.

Freyja seems to be preparing her Valkyries for actual war for the first time since the battle of Doi Cho Len. She seems rather upset about her two daughters, and her training has a lot to do with them preparing to specifically kill those daughters to spare them from being Angra’s minions. To the point that even Eira has showed up to these training sessions and solidified the knowledge that she is the most powerful Valkyrie, perhaps even stronger then Freyja herself.

Hel keeps an eye on Freyja, worried that her friend is going to do something dumb. It occurrs to her and Lin they’ve never really talked much despite the fact that Hel is Freyja’s best friend. Lin also quickly realizes why, Hel is about as bipolar as it gets without going to an asylum.

Izumi doesn’t really travel as much as Song as she can’t follow when there isn’t moonlight and Song tends to visit armies during the day when they’re actually doing anything. So instead she’s taken to tending to her following, she has discovered that she can take a spiritual form now that Ryujin died she is no longer bound to a mortal body. She’s opted to stay in a physical body anyways though, she’s just become used to it and her wife also has that habit. While this leaves her less powerful then she could be, she doesn’t seem to really care for power.

Mach Tong and Takano Ichiro act primarily as Izumi’s bodyguards. Since she doesn’t have her own militarized division they don’t have much need for working with militaries.

Isis lately has been running around doing favors for everyone else because everyone always wants something magic, she’s been a good sport about it as well. However, she can teleport like Song can and tends to follow the Empress around to try and make sure Song doesn’t go nuts which she seems on the edge of doing a lot lately.

Hasina continues to act as the primary educator at the Isis temple for those seeking to learn magic. She has slowly shifted to a more civilian style of life other then acting as high prophet, she wasn’t even at the battle of the mountain most recently. Isis seems to have started to value her for her mastery over magic as opposed to her capability to manipulate battlefields.

Rehema works within the temple as well but instead of teaching new people magic she instead is one of the primary assistants to other members of the church who experiment with dangerous magic.

Fujin joins Isis along with keeping tabs on Song Yi since he can also appear almost anywhere with no effort. Which definitely creates a weird vibe of awe when Song shows up flanked by two or three other gods wherever she goes. Fujin in particular has a strange relationship with Song, despite being her elder by a vast amount of time he seems content to look at her as a sort of adoptive mother. Considering her sheer resilience to be incredible and her ability to comfort him surprising. Fujin’s interactions with her are one of the few reassurances we have that deep down Song has not gone dark.

His high prophet Arima has no more military to command after everything was destroyed in the attack on Song’s temple some time ago. The wind religion never bothered to reinvest in the military since the Vua Cai had more advanced naval ships anyways, no point in sails anymore. Arima now spends her time just tending to the cult. Though in keeping the last of the shogunate’s traditions alive, the wind cult does actually have a core of elite samurai and shinobi, including Sonu. Any that become strong enough to be considered admissable into Senshicon get sent throughout the nation as rogue agents to help out here and there. Which is why you can find people like Sonu dropping in on other’s church business all the time.

Back in Divus, Queen Naomi tends to be constantly frustrated with administrative affairs. Often looking out the window fondly remembering her days as a paladin with a greater sense of purpose and objective. She’s also come to realize Jin did a lot of the administration for her and now that he’s away on a trip to Atlantis she misses having him around. Turns out the master of being king was a really good king and she wishes she was on the trip to Atlantis instead right now.

Meanwhile the seven paladins, also including Prince Ezra, continue their lifestyle of sitting around until ordered to go to battle and spend a lot of their time training and praying. Galahad tends to maintain the templar knights.

genevieveI kept forgetting to put her on the board as I wasn’t paying much attention to Divus but she’s kind of a major character ever since Orujav died, seriously you could fill an oddyssey about her. It would just be super depressing. Also you guys might want her help given her powers.

Genevieve Faure was Orujav’s second in command, and now she is the ruler of the inquisition. She ranks as one of the most feared members of Divus. Unlike a paladin, benevolence is not in her job description. Plus she also has this creepy goth kid/torturer vibe, which makes sense as you read on.

Genevieve is specifically relevant for her aspect blessing, referred to by people in the know as “The Sacrifice”. She can absorb magic if she can touch it. If she reaches its source that will be including power and the effect is permanent. It’s so effective she can turn a black mage human again and has done so many times. She can also take blessings away and its even suspected by Isis that she could take away the demigod status. The problem is it hurts her and can kill her if it turns out to to be too much power. If she were to attempt to drain all of Song Fang’s power or a dragon master’s she would probably become a bomb.

Years of her occupation have left her body warped under the mask, those who have seen it describe it as if she were breaking apart and glowing magic can be seen about to explode from her.  The effect of her powers is so damaging that even the blood cult could not help her, she exists in constant agony as her body tries contain all of the power she has stolen.

She is a master in tactics and detective work. Her weapon isn’t fully understood but while wielding it she seems to be able to know things she shouldn’t know. Ranging from foresight to mind reading yet never consistently usable and it only ever discovers bad things, it has become known as the Sword of Eden. Once upon a time someone else tried to use it against her after a successful disarm, they surrendered instead and now sit in a cell where they have done nothing but stare at the wall for the last twenty years. Naomi informed us that its actually an old and powerful black artifact Genevieve found during one of her investigations, and as such any of your people can pick it up and use it. It is advised that no one ever do that. She has had to command Excalibur to actively never use the sword’s power for her own protection.

She is a reclusive individual when not working and shrouded in mystery. Naomi has confessed there is a dark secret to her power, since she can absorb power by touch she accidentally became a black mage without eating anyone. As such she never removes her mask for fear someone could see her blackened eyes and realize what she has become. Those who understand what happened to her and the agony she exists in pray that she is accepted into heaven upon her death, even if she did become a black mage.  The last joke nature played on her, her black aspect is empathy like Lucas. It makes her a dangerous interrogator, but she feels the pain of all her victims, and there is no way to use that aspect to expend her power to get rid of everything inside that is hurting her. And just to top her tragedy off, according to Divus belief suicide will keep you out of heaven. As such, she continues to live despite having so much power in her body that she might be effectively ageless. She is a hundred and sixty years old.

Naomi has allowed the Song Empire to know about her among the upper commanders, but it came with a threat/warning. Almost every high ranking member of Divus will likely go into a righteous fury against anyone that disrespects the lord inquisitor, because in their eyes no one has the right to make her life any worse then it is. Despite all this, Genevieve has not retired and continues to hunt the enemies of Divus around the world despite being offered anything she could want as a retirement package. She apparently continues to do anything and everything asked of her because she hopes to earn her way into heaven despite her black magic, and that insane zealotry is all that keeps her rooted to reality. Asmodaeus on the other hand considers her faith and willingness to endure a blessing that has made her life a living hell “Jehovah’s cruelest joke.”

Today in the “things everyone is up to” update, Genevieve is currently in a really pissed off mood. Milenkosi was the only thing she had to help her cope with what she endures and she only got to know him for a short while before he was taken away from her.

Back to the long winded tale of everyone’s shenanigans.

Asmodaeus is busy ruling Si Da, unlike Lucifer he appears in person more often to do so. Even demons are nervous about him, because now people are obligated to listen and obey him. So far he’s popular enough as he hasn’t told anyone to do anything they particularly oppose, but that is what makes them nervous in the first place.

Saldis has been sending her massive undead army to join Voynaye’s force in preparation for the collision with Angra. We haven’t checked in on her in awhile though, and her death cult has grown freakishly popular. It turns out having zombies do all the manual labor leads to happy cultists. Were it not for the demon princes, Saldis would likely be the figurehead of Si Da.

Mammon’s economic warfare with the Vua Cai seems to have come to a close, and now instead he preys directly on the Vua Cai as they have some greedy merchants. An inevitability of the alliance since now he has rather direct access to them.

Am Nhac celebrated the new empire with a festival, his followers seem oblivious to how tense and bloody this era has really been and provide a glimpse into the lives of civilians not involved with news networks across the entire nation. Until their village gets hit, they tend to just sort of pass things off as rumors and the stories of gods and dragons as myths and folktales. Though weirdly enough because of Am Nhac these tales are known rather far and wide in the form of plays and bardic stories.

Shen Rai is borderline descended with the loss of the Jakaal and Saldis being the main figurehead of the death aspect. Its hard to compete with someone who literally makes the dead get up and walk around. Despite this setback, Shen Rai still remains one of the most dangerous warriors in the world.

Vedahl is hard to get a read on, her cult is filled with hedonistic carefree idiots at first glance. Succubi and Incubi boosted her recruitment of drunk idiots quite a bit, but this cult is massively popular and has more followers then many others. Yet somehow Vedahl seems to be one of the most powerful demon princes, (well princess in her case). As it turns out pleasuring humans and tempting them with all the things they want gives her power to funnel into something else, her demon legion. Her champions and demonic soldiers are abnormally strong, her succubi can rival valkyries since they are constantly fed everything they need to grow stronger. Similar to Ishtar, Vedahl has found a way to convert people’s baser instincts into fuel for a war machine. She’s just better at it.

Nila continues her quest to become the best gunslinger, she thought she was until Whately came along. She can often be found practicing or hunting down targets for the empire in an attempt to surpass the apathetic Whately. Yet still somehow she is nowhere close to him and she suspect he’s cheating somehow.

Whately was last seen out in the middle of nowhere doing nothing in particular. He’d probably get along well with Ryner actually. He occassionally makes a sport of hunting down monsters and/or people with violent dispositions but he largely has no motive to do anything and lounges around waiting for nothing in particular.

Meanwhile to the east, Bahamut has been hanging around in incarnated form, trying to get a handle on why and how the drakon lords can stay permanently physical. When the ascension happened the new gods all just disappeared into thin air, so why don’t the drakon ever see the same thing happen to them? He spends a lot of time talking to Voynaye while he has the opportunity. He is careful not to reveal the secrets of godhood to them though.

Pele continues to hang around her volcano, though she often makes visits to Izumi or Song Yi when she’s home. As one of the gods without a war section of her cult, she tends to be a more civilian minded goddess and just hangs out. Though it has been noted she’s been becoming fairly good friends with Song Yi.

Ishtar has ramped up her recruiting efforts, taking a lesson from Vedahl’s cult and realizing that even if the empire protects her she needs warriors. As a war goddess she feels she should be contributing more, especially given the lack of war gods at the moment. Due to the decrees of Song Yi, her forces are becoming slowly more respectable as a fighting unit because Sima Wa has been forced to help mostly Altepetl right now. As it was more economically viable, they’ve started replacing their weapons with quality steel with help from Kagayakashi though they do still keep running around in tribal clothes otherwise. Armor was more expensive to get working on and she figures if they reach enough black magic power among their ranks armor won’t really help unless Sima Wa starts personally making it out of elemental steel. So mobility and comfort is fine for now. Engaging in black magic to become more powerful as she mass blesses her champions and their weapons to imitate Divus’ tactic. She’s also pregnant from Bahamut, which no one asked for more details about, in an attempt to add dragon aspects and/or demigods to her roster of warriors. Expect to be hearing more from her soon if she succeeds in building an army.

Raven on the other hand has been mostly content to helping out around the villages, even mentioning that in the coming years she expects to descend. Song Yi blew out her thing she was the best at doing by a wide margin, and on top of that the Aetas have sort of beaten her at the prophet gimmick a long time ago. She has accepted it though, and has had what remains of her cult ensure the temple could actually be lived in instead of just an altar so that she’ll have a house.

Over in Akhetaten, Horus has been busy as the prime minister of Song Yi’s empire. He actually does more administration then her and might be a more effective leader when it comes to maintaining a civilization when its not in constant war. He has decided that so many are focused on war and preparing for it that his contribution would be redundant, he leaves all that to Bastet. For now he works where he’s most needed, keeping everything running smoothly as cultures begin to travel and blend together a bit more. It turns out he’s actually just as vital to the empire as Song herself, since she’s a bit more “go do it yourself” kind of person.

Osiris and Anubis are some of the only death gods still relevant in the wake of Saldis, as more cultures begin to blend a lot of followers will be growing old soon and younger generations tend to gravitate towards death gods that are more impressive. Osiris and Anubis don’t raise the dead, but the reincarnation loop they do attracts people just as well. It is predicted that over the course of the Era if the pantheon doesn’t shake up a little, there will eventually be only four death gods left, Hel is not likely to stay relevant for long with these competitors, and neither is Kikai. Freyja has claim to a very special niche in death at least.

Bastet has been working alongside Ishtar as they prepare to battle Angra, and as Ishtar tries to raise an appropriate army Bastet helps out here and there.

Neith descended last week, turns out her mythological gimmick got beaten out when Song Yi walked into the desert and terraformed the whole thing. Its hard to portray yourself as a world creator aspect when the best you can do is help with harvest and then someone else comes by and grows a forest in the middle of a damned desert. She’s actually disappeared from sight as some people think she must have been a fraud, a side effect of the “the gods are lying” part of the black magic campaign suddenly turning around to the world uniting. With black mage King Zhang and then the whole blood cult propaganda campaign, Neith has just sorta disappeared. The same fate befell Inuit, another world manipulating goddess who can’t hold up in the face of Song Yi. Probably doesn’t help that Song Yi personally appears to people on a daily basis and terraforms things on such a scale that its impossible not to notice it.

As part of the newly expanded Akhetaten, former members of Shahira have all fled into Akhetaten’s new jungle expanse since it is further away from Angra and they were nomadic in the first place so this wasn’t hard for them to do. Ifrit tends to hang out around Yaosai’s volcano since Pele has dibs on the southern one and it is here among the Lengdon mountains he can hide the fact he’s really a djinn. That and Song wanted a guardian to watch over the forbidden palace, Ifrit fit the bill.

Zaeed on the other hand has actually become more popular during the merger, no one else can get in on his aspect and he is the patron to people around the world. Everyone wants a little luck in their life after all. He actually has more active worshipers now then everyone else, including Song Yi. Were it not for the fact that he doesn’t give a damn and wastes all his power on stupid things he would probably be extremely powerful by now.

Over on the other side of things, Krovsokol continues to do his mad science. Though no one really knows what he’s up to. However, he has a surprisingly large army of feral vampires led by Robert McCammon along with his many monsters and his rapidly expanded colony. Though his colony is mostly a zoo of his making so its size isn’t thaaat impressive.

Adremelech is busy in Atlantis still, having taken most of his minions with him confident conquering Atlantis would bring him great glory. We have sort of lost track of him since we don’t have anyone reporting back from Atlantis at the moment though.

Meanwhile Krylo has expanded his colony to now consist of five more setups to host his newly expanded force thanks to Con Lai allowing him to ship all his folk here. Despite the danger of Angra and us, he seems to have doubled down on his efforts of conquest. With the exception of Voynaye’s army, Krylo controls the most expansive region of Drakon conquest spread out along the northeastern coast.

Kamentsoy in the meantime has kept to his isolated mining adventures. He doesn’t really seem all that involved in what we’re doing and is just always digging around for more resources to ship back home or build stuff with. However, we did see some pirates attack his setup once and we learned that despite his pacifist nature he’s quite prepared for combat. He has a solid metal citadel to rival Kagayakashi, studdend with ornate metals and gems. However, it doesn’t move or have robots in it, so Kaga is still winning. His colony has expanded greatly throughout the southeastern range, but these colonies are often just mines.

 

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Roster update!

Always late…every time.

 

HaunaniThe first orc blademaster to make enough progress that Hayate says they don’t suck. Haunani is a mystic swordswoman able to rival a novice Senshi, she also packs a lot of regenerative power to keep her going and seems to have unbelievable stamina. Having once sprinted around the jungle and only been a little out of breath afterwards.

She is a stronger fighter then mystic, but she still wields a spiritual blade. Tends to be a bit of a loner though.

 

 

claytonWhile Eztli was named the grand commander, this was the runner up for control of the crimson order. Standing at seven feet tall, he is a giant and swings damned hard. He is a natural blood aspect and has hemomancy, while Eztli’s demigod status and power blessing make him stronger in every category Clayton’s is described as a hammer. Instead of more intricate hemomantic methods, he’s known to just use it as a wrecking ball or to form his trademark bloodblade which Anna admittedly does better too but she is using a god’s blood after all.

Clayton is well liked by the order as being a wiser and more experienced member and in the battle against Angra he managed to smack a dragon so hard it fell over.

 

IdoneaOne of the Valkyries that weren’t kidnapped by Eret, Idonea is one of the older ones among Freyja’s daughters. She is generally described as being kind and gentle, but is known to have the strength to swing a tree like a club and the death aspect to make the tree lethal.

She also has the ability to heal others up to a certain point, and is known around Freyja’s province as the go to doctor.

 

 

EiraThe most powerful Valkyrie Freyja ever produced, child of her and Hel. Which may raise some questions, don’t worry Lin she’s 900 years old. Though, no one knew Eira existed until recently when her existence was revealed while Freyja was freaking out trying to get her daughters back from Eret. Eira even battled with Vassago and survived.

While she reaps people like any Valkyrie can, she has a distinct ability to grow massively stronger by tapping into Hel’s dimension and can willingly cross into it.  She has turned the souls of the dead in Hel’s realm into spirit infusions and weapons on command. Unless reaped she goes right back into Hel’s dimension which she can escape on her own. Eira grows more powerful with every soul Hel or Freyja reaps, and can summon a spirit weapon (kind of, not authentically a spirit blade but similar properties) that eclipses even Ryner’s. It is however not the same as Song’s, but still pretty damned powerful.

No one knew she existed because she lives primarily with Hel in the underworld, Freyja only recently got so desperate as to summon her for help which ultimately wasn’t enough. While Eira has gone back into the underworld to mind her own business, everyone is looking at Freyja like “YOU HAD THAT THIS WHOLE TIME?!” lately.

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Just when things were looking easy, nope

Shentu Wo: 11,458 Power, 2,784Followers
Sima Wa: 4,423 Power, 3,002 Followers,
Kikai Senso: 21,002 Power, Next Form Progress: 87%
Lin Sun: 3,806 Power, 2,361 Followers
Con Lai: 20,689 Power, 8,234 Followers

SoL 26

Things had actually been fairly calm these last two months, with the most exciting thing being Vassago’s attacks throughout Hale’a and the Drakon reinforcements. Its become clear Eret has returned to his pirate ways, it seems he’s not even trying to be the secretly-a-good-guy kind he used to be. He’s already reclaimed his position as the southern lord of Atlantis and has proven exceptionally violent even for a pirate, having killed Gorou upon meeting him since he already had a different second in command in mind. While the pirates of South Atlantis have mixed reception to their new boss the three attempts to remove him from power failed spectacularly. Notably two of them were committed by jinko that had been forged by Gorou’s factory here in Atlantis. Vris has noted he has been going around capturing demigods for some reason or another.

Meanwhile on the east coast, it seems another wave of Drakon forces have arrived to reinforce the existing ones. As Nazarius planned all those months ago, the real military seems to be arriving to deal with Angra. They don’t seem particularly lax this time around with just some colonists coming to check the place out. Voynaye, the dragon lord of war, has arrived in person. While we considered Vassago pretty big, Voynaye is colossal, his talons are the size of a castle tower and he could easily go up against Bahamut. Fortunately for us, at least for now, Voynaye was sent to kill Angra. The original scout expedition came to investigate the use of dark magic they had felt, and now that Angra showed up Voynaye is here to wreck his shit. Though the half a year voyage took him so long he was unable to save Shenlong or Nazarius.

Voynaye’s army is unlike Adrelemech’s scout and conquer force, it is entirely made for large scale combat and nothing else. It didn’t even bring supplies to colonize and its unclear how long they will stay if Angra is defeated. That being said, he brought an army around seven hundred thousand with no slaves among them, a force large enough to crush every existing Drakon colony combined and then some as these dragons have war aspects among their masters.

After convening with Krovsokol and Adrelemech, Voynaye would demand Bahamut to meet with him. He was somewhat surprised when Song Yi also came along and Bahamut made it clear she was the one in charge. In essence, he made it clear that if Song gets in his way he’s going to kill her and everything around her. However, he’s only here for Angra after that he’s going home with his army and leaving the colonists to do what they will. Confirming that he’s not here to expand his domain, just kill Angra. The collective council of the Song Empire sighed in relief at that, as after coming into contact with him Raijin confirmed that Voynaye is on Otoroshi’s level and could have crushed Shenlong or Ryujin had they still been alive.

Voynaye’s officers were surprised but accepted the offer from Song to come to Hale’a for strategic communication. They’re in the city of the Aetas since the Aetas has the largest number of people proficient in the Drakon language, and Vris who is fluent enough to speak it as if she were a native already. The city is currently having to deal with the fact that his officers are dragon masters and take up a lot of space, fortunately due to the spirit’s building codes there’s a lot of empty space to stick them in. While Voynaye is here on imperial business, all the independent colonizing has been halted as not to get in his way buying us time to focus purely on Angra and Atlantis. Adrelemech has been forced to sit and wait until Voynaye declares his business is done.

Unlike the more complacent Adrelemech who is just waiting to resume conquering, Krylo has come with Voynaye’s forces to help out as a general, and for the personal glory of heeding the call of the Imperial Warlord of Drakon. Krylo is currently hanging around with Song, unlike all the other dragons who just get confused with her being the leader over Bahamut, Krylo is deeply fascinated with her and her abilities. To the point that some people are a little concerned about how he’s learning every ability she has and the rules she’s constrained to.

voingosThe main commander at the Aetas city, Voingos is a look into the other more serious side of Drakon. Formerly we met with colonist exploiters and two mad scientists looking to test their works. Voingos is much more formal and a part of a military structure with a much more serious personality.

This dragon master has a single minded focus of his mission goal and doesn’t really express interest in us which is actually an improvement from ‘not-people’ now its just ‘not relevant’. Though he is interested in tier 1+ champions and gods, he considers lesser units such as the honorbound or Vua Cai marines to be beneath notice.

While we have yet to see him in action, it is said by the Drakon that Voingos is a master strategist even if only the fourth advisor in line to Voynaye’s army. Lately he spends his time sending out scouts and reviewing information with Vris to collect as much intel as he can about this continent to prepare for war. In terms of raw power, Voingos can rival Vassago and has the power of a war aspect. Though the buff he gets at the start of combat is basically the maximum others can have, it just goes up from there. His presence is worth as much as Teozix’s flag chair, and he has two other masters with him who have even more buffs. He has taken a fascination with Tena and her abilities.

Ifrit has calculated that Angra will be back in three weeks, Voynaye has been preparing.

Shento:

After Sarnai was burned by Vassago a lot of effort has been put into recovering. While Vris restored all the buildings, thousands are dead. Most notably, Vassago destroyed the main temple and Kiala’s lab in his attack though its unknown if he was aware of where the lab was or not as he did kind of hit almost everything in the city. We’re pretty sure he was told to hit the temple directly though, given Eli’s M.O.

Since Sarnai is pretty much jacked up, rebuilding in Si Da is only natural now and a lot easier to convince people to transition.

The main problem right now is that with Voynaye’s arrival and recent utilization of the Aetas for an outpost is that Aeth is stalking them instead of coming north to hang out in the new city. Emilia points out to Su to tell you we need to get Aeth out of here and give him something to keep him busy. She has no doubt that he’ll attack them soon as he spots an opening and she feels we really really really shouldn’t piss off the giant war dragon that Raijin described as “Otoroshi’s equal.”

Your kids may be about to do something really stupid to avenge their sister. Somehow Kiala got her hands on a bunch of leviathan chimeras recently. Emilia is concerned about this tendency of Krovsokol to send her free monsters to fight your enemies with all the time. Krovsokol is neither generous nor stupid, he’s up to something.

Sima Wa:

MiyukaiMade with the magic ingot, the first jinko magician of all time. Miyukai is also the first that is distinctly feminine, since its based off of Isis herself. While somewhat fragile as the magic ingot isn’t the strongest material for armor, its still a big piece of metal so not the easiest thing to kill without a mace or something.

Miyukai is naturally gifted with magic, already able to demonstrate multiple methods of offense but is currently training at the temple of Isis with her people to learn the deeper craft of magic. Personality wise, Miyukai is naturally inquisitive possibly to the detriment of their health.

However, it is noted that because of their magical construction their core has been warped and they have a theoretically infinite lifespan as there is no sign of the process of decay. However, their magic does draw from the core and it needs to recharge itself. Despite the god-made core that gives them the power to use magic, they do still sleep unlike the upgraded core of Takeshi since the use of magic is massively draining on the core.

While production of heavier jinko hasn’t been able to officially start yet, the production of a specialized facility for making them has, which goes hand in hand with the re-expansion of Kagayakashi anyways.

Daisuke has started a project to run rails through the dream portals since we have trains now, it would help with mass shipments quite a bit. The Gun Train is just sitting in a warehouse somewhere for the time being though until it has a place to go.

Lin Sun:

Your kid rampaged around for awhile. Bae says you may need to kill him, she’s obviously angsty that he not only kidnapped two of her daughters but sent them to Angra.

You have war dragons camping in your city and hanging out with Vris. Suffice to say your city is currently unsiegable, bring it on Eret boy. The dragons for the most part mind their own business but some of the war striders come into town now and then. Despite the running stereotype of off duty soldiers, the army of Voynaye never seems to get the stick out of their ass and chill at the pub. This is probably to your benefit as while it makes them less personable its way better then rowdy drunk striders. They seem to like your library though.

You discovered you have a daughter named Astrid after the dead high prophet. She is only a few years old, yet Freyja confesses she has powers. She has seemingly teleported, and investigation from Isis shows the kid has already manifested the ability to freeze time, the ultimate ability a time aspect can have. Also it can fly, this has made it very very hard to babysit.

Con Lai:

Yukari has entered a bit of a depression with the loss of Ailani and Johann who were her friends. She has taken to drinking a bit along with Adin.

Joacheim has taken over as acting admiral of the navy.

Due to the nature of the dragons camping in Aetas territory you’ve had striders come and go through the portal network recently, though we don’t know how much they understand the place and if they’ve drawn the correlation between it and Vobrazhen back home yet.

Milen recovers successfully and wanders off to nap further away from the temple before you send him out to do something like that again.

Meanwhile the purple sleeping lord finally became frustrated with trying to understand humans and went out to the human world himself. Milen named him Tatu Kuu so he’d have a name which is apparently important to humans. With Giza and Sanyar as his bodyguards he has been touring around and insisting that humans are silly. He later commandeered one of your naval ships to go check out the ocean for a little while, he came back and stated that the ocean is boring and flat. But he likes sushi now and has made outrageous demands for lots of sushi.

The trade network continues to be pretty sweet and makes you rich as hell.

 

Late Addon:

Eret sacrificed his captives including Ailani, Johann, two valkyries, and Baron Samedi to Angra using his employee discount he was able to perform resurrection with just those five trades since Angra thought the resurrections would be used for his own forces as it were. He chose to revive five dead people to form his new southern atlantis, ruled over by people he could count on. Some took a little convincing but he knows how to convince anyone of anything with his power anyways.

Prepare to be kicked in the dick.

 

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The New Devil

Stories Of Lore 25 As always, context and drama is easiest discerned by starting here.

Shentu Wo: 12,102 Power, 3,247Followers
Sima Wa: 3,823 Power, 2,967 Followers,
Kikai Senso: 20,882 Power, Next Form Progress: 87%
Lin Sun: 6,454 Power, 2,128 Followers
Con Lai: 19,453 Power, 7, 980 Followers

In a twist of events, Lucifer surrendered very very quickly. So no one important died, and now everyone is terrified of what he may or may not be planning.

After the entire continent proceeded to unite to form a super empire, Song Yi did a lot of things in rapid succession to get things smoothed out. It has however terrified everyone that the day after Asmodaeus called her his queen she became much much more clever and started to demonstrate an ability to use his strategy to back people into corners.

Song has given the Jakaal a new lifestyle and pit, focusing primarily on training with dark spirits. Despite Vo’s protests on the grounds that they can no longer follow the strongest since she will practically own them, she offered the alternative of being hunted down and killed for breaking national laws so they’ve decided to go with option A.

Saldis was furious but somehow Song managed to convince them to stick around with her new empire, remaining in the northern wastes of Si Da. As much as she hates Ishtar, Yi pointed out she was forced to kill and eat her own son and sort of won the personal tragedy pity battle. She also pointed out that if Saldis can’t hide in hell anymore, no undead army is going to protect her from Song’s new military, and said undead army can’t exactly go into hiding given how vast it is.

Azazel, Heisi Siwang, and Nergal disappeared after Lucifer’s surrender. Since they didn’t take their armies with them, it has been difficult to find the stealthy bastards, likely thanks to Nergal. Though several champions did go with them and are currently listed as wanted.

Song would later begin to mass terraform the continent, mostly to fix the desert at the request of Horus and Ifrit who aren’t really all that fond of the sands. She moved her capital to the heart of the southern wild lands where she is most powerful and hardest to reach. Though she did so by causing the world turtle to actually stand up and walk over so she could have her ancestral homeland back. It was a freaky few months while people could see the turtle over the horizon walking through the clouds. She has retaken Yaosai as her capital, the mystical lengdon mountains remain a land of ice, lava, and mysterious forests. Now inhabited by tons of strange spiritual creatures and the capital itself is the chosen place of mystics to hang out if not just for the chance to be closer to some of the more powerful spirits which lurk there. In a strange development, Song doesn’t live in her old Lengdon palace. In fact she’s been very clear that no one is to ever go in there under any circumstances. She had that look that implied death if someone did go in there, the doors have been welded shut. Instead she placed her personal altar in the center of Yaosai, its a huge tree that reaches to the top of the cavern and adds a canopy by itself. She didn’t bother building a temple since the whole mountain range is technically hers, a temple so overly grandiose that a god turtle carries it on his back. Given her tendency to live outdoors its not surprising she didn’t bother building a new palace, though Izumi built one along the mountains for herself because she likes things like roofs and beds.

Map updated to reflect terraforming.

Sima Wa:

Ingots collected: Moon, Magic, Blood, Wind, Lightning, Earth, Lava (comes in form of obsidian but is a godly material), Temptation (makes people want it, whatever form its in), Neith’s (its glowy and white, no one knows what it does), Djinn (can be used to make a “lamp”), Luck

You build a bunch of things on your sheet. Though the science projects haven’t completed. Kagayakashi still isn’t quite up to its former glory but progress is underway. Though now its also being made with docks intended to accommodate airships which is a new feature.

Shento:

In looking for a new paladin to replace the grandmaster, Ailani gives the position to Eztli, which turns out to annoy Emilia and many other paladins. Ailani did it to increase her influence and argued that the demigod has had training in the time chamber but was snubbed the promotion due to their own weird politics. Eztli can in fact beat every other paladin after all.

On an unrelated note, Emilia is still trying to recruit Aetharas to the order, and had apparently been prepared to give him immediate and high rank if he did so once she realized he’d already defeated dragons and Anna in single combat. She has mentioned an intention to rig the drawing at the next Senshicon to see if Aeth can beat Eztli.

Ryner disappeared again, likely back to his shack in the northern wastes.

Elvira and the remains of Sokol’s monsters have also taken off, heading back east to the dragon colonies.

Aetharas disappeared again, no one knows where he went. He reappeared a month later and didn’t really mention where he’d been, even when questioned. Even Anna has no idea where he went or what he did, he didn’t even come back with new pieces. This wouldn’t really be such a big deal but then Song mentioned he disappeared out of her spirits ability to track as well….in the middle of the wild lands. He somehow knows how to get outside of godvision and the spirit’s sight and doesn’t talk about whatever he’s doing. Later in the week he did it again, but for a much shorter duration and once again no one has any idea what he’s doing or how he’s disappearing like that.

Ailani has been spending a little too much time with Asmodaeus and his people.

Lin Sun:

Coat doesn’t get any better, its a time reversing coat. No amount of forging makes that any better.

The problem with finding Eret again is no one has seen him since or Sahar for that matter. They might be in Atlantis but we can’t godvision that.

And no you can’t bless Adin’s spirit guardian, its also technically blessing her which is her infusion.

Vris points out her kid likely would have died were not for the training she had already.

After recruitment efforts the Honorbound have bolstered their numbers to 130.

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Roster Update

As per usual, as characters die new ones come join the fun.

Yukari ZhangNew powers gained!

Telekinetics – Up to 300lbs, limited to single objects
Teleportation – Up to 10 miles, personal only
Pyrokinetics – Basic level
Electrokinetics – Basic Level
Empath – Can sense state of others
Mass Perception – Ability to see 100 feet around herself
Manifestation – Can materialize bluish temporary objects
Dream Summoning – Can summon dream denizens
Invisibility – Sort of obvious
Shapeshifting – Any animal or person she contacts

 

The CollectorAfter the failure of Kekoa, Kiala tried to find more willing recruits. She found one in a man whose home had been destroyed by dragons.

Composed of monsters and dragons, Aetharas is her first major success. He holds a dragon aspect of blood, fire, and storm. His demon horns allow him to wield hellfire as well. Chimera 98 has a habit of capturing and dissecting his prey to bring home and have sewn into him by Kiala.

He has shown himself to be abnormally well educated in anatomy and was a former samurai of Taiyo before he came seeking black magic.

JoacheimOne of the marines for the Vua Cai navy. After Zhang’s departure to become the king of Divus Joacheim became one of the main commanders and is in line for consideration to overtake the lord admiral position.

He has no black mage abilities as he doesn’t practice cannibalism but showcases himself as an adept commander of his fleet. Sanyar gave him a toy from the purple sleeping lord, his pistols can shoot something very similar to Baridi’s attacks.

 

 

WhatelyWhately is an undead gunslinger created by Saldis to keep Nila company. Resurrected and given revenge over his killers, he has since made for poor company as he wanders off to do his own thing a lot.

His weapons all have demon spirits in them, giving each one a unique property. His rifle has a seeking bullet, his sawn off shotgun shoots a cone of hellfire, and his pistols are capable of shutting down regenerative abilities as well as poisoning whatever they shoot.

He seems somewhat of a drifter, never really getting involved in big wars. But for those that know what he can do, an era of terror is upon them.

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