Indeed, if he could somehow be healed, he'd likely be a much chastened and more resolute kind of warrior than the grandstanding 'golden lord' he once was. Of course, this would require a cure to a toxin that corrupted his mind and spirit ages ago... One which has defied the efforts of even the gods to cure. An epic task, to be sure.
Thanks. The Lost Gods are definitely from Kuramen's 'Mythic Age'. They're actually the second generation - there's the Primordial Gods before them, which actually made the first form of the world, the Lost Gods who lived during the 'Mythic Age' when the Age of Calamity struck and the world was split into two parallels, and the Mortal Gods who have come since the fading of the Lost Gods. The categories sort-of overlap, as well. The Great Mother is a Primordial who gave birth to a number of the Lost; a few of the Lost still hang around among the Mortals - Goge is technically one of these, on the grounds that his tale is still told and used to detail why the northern lights burn the way they do, but there are others who are more active - Eyrin and Tyrin, the Steelborn Queen and the Master of Iron respectively, are more *active* Lost among the Mortals, and they've even given birth to a few of the latter...
Anyhow, over time I'll keep adding to this pantheon, and the various locations and items listed. Perhaps make a Codex of it... Go to Comment
Right, so. When I wrote this up, it was late, and I was in a twitchy fever/shivering fit. As such, it probably has a fair bit of room for improvement. Given that Siren called it 'interesting' and another friend who I use to gauge the disturbing nature of things called it 'nice', I'm fairly sure it can use some help.
Who says he was a god of Good? He was a god of war. Early deeds were painted in glory and honor because his priests were detailing them and had good reason to try to glorify his acts. Who know what misdeeds and tragedies he caused when no one was recording?
I honestly try to shy away from defined good/evil sets when fiddling with deities, these days. Rivalries, disputes, alliances, and betrayals make for much more interesting backgrounds than "This is the Sun God. He is the Keeper of Life and Lord of Good." Go to Comment
... Why feel sorry for him? He serve his purpose in the mythos of this world. He is the apocalypse. Who is to say that in the scheme of things, that this is not a greater and more glorious purpose than any warlord? Evil too, has its place in the world. Go to Comment
Mmm, what a friendly fellow this Valeras is. Everything seems in order here: Horrid mutations, flesh-ravaging fury and vengeance against those nasty close-minded gods who banished one of their own because they were different. I could like to see the rest of the gods fleshed out, actually. I'd especially enjoy writing up a god who fell victim to Valeras's potent toxins. :) Go to Comment
Jeesh, the feedback others make to put a little more detail into the Bolt of Twilight has created a monster! :)
Seriously, when I started to read the description, I was wondering why people ever worship these things but that became pretty clear early on. This is an excellent alternative to the generic evil gods of death.
There are only two things that I dislike about this item... One, it is a sort of "evil for evil's sake" item, which I can live with, the other, that it is associated with "lone assassins", and Cthulhu knows we don't need any more of THOSE.
But in any case... It's good!
I adjusted it so the bolt has a purpose (reviving the dead god; only corrupted souls can be used to fuel his rebirth) and to remove the 'lone gunman' effect by making the priesthood responsible - for a reason that fits them - they want their master revived, his power restored, and presumably a horrible vengeance exacted upon whoever or whatever caused him to vanish in the first place. Go to Comment