: The Leveler cult sounds interesting. Not that crazy about
: the second one, of course I hate undead with a holy
: passion (Seraph= high ranking archangel, after all) so
: I maybe be against it for that reason. But it would be
: interesting to see some more detail on it...
Well, I thought the Trow thing up on the spot a couple of days ago, and thought the Leveller Cult thing up as I typed it. ;)
I could give you more info, but only if someone (mb a group, inc. me (can't do it myself, too many other Myth things I want to do) ) was gonna do this, so that I'd be all enthusiastic, which is when I get my best ideas. :)
: If you post your old idea or e-mail it to to me
: (email@example.com ) I'll comment on on it.
Right here (this was also made on the fly :) ) (The story is from THIS thread: http://www.mythwa.com/cgi-bin/forum/topic.cgi?forum=1&topic=381&start=0 , you can also catch MrVictim's story there and a coupla other ones):
I had an idea about the evil arrived in the Untamed Lands, and now after reading MV's idea I think that this is the only way to go. My idea was that after aeons of endless infighting a powerful warlord has crushed a great part of the east under his reign. The crazy sorceror bastard, from the Cult of Bahl' al, then rallies his men to avenge their god's death. Now, through his conquests he encountered lands whose people could no longer be called fully human. Their masters were more evil than even he, and from them he extracted terrible knowledge, including the art of creating gateways to other worlds. Using this information he summons into this world a race of terrifying night-stalkers. However, the strain is too great for him, and he collapses into a death-like trance and petrifies, and his creatures are not fully summoned, trapped in the dream-world. The warlord's right-hand man takes command and entombs the warklord until he can be revived. Legend among them tells that their god Bahl' al discovered his powers in the far and wild west, and that far more powerful spells lie hidden. Even ones that could revive their master and take his creatures from out of the dream world. The new sorceror-lord takes his master's Staff and leads an army to conquer the West.
As they travel, the creatures travel with them, drawing their powers from the Staff. And so it is that when the armies finally arrive at the furthest borders of the Cath Bruig, the find no resistance - only men killed in their sleep, drained of blood.
The armies of the west rally, but though they begin to repel the invaders they find that their men are being decimated at night. The Avatara recognise what is going on, and know that the only way to defeat them is to complete the ritual. For that, they need a source of the summoner's power. They capture a general in a raid, and find out that their options are to steal the Staff or find the tomb. The staff is too well guarded, and so the Emperor leads a Legion into the East to find the tomb. In the meanwhile, all but one of the Avatara fall into a permanent Dream in an attempt to stall the night killings. As they draw near they see the signs of war far in the distance, and are assaulted as they enter the ruins of the summoner's city. They try to escape from their pursuers, when anohter anrmy comes and destroys them. It seems that the other eastern tribes resented the warlord and his empire, and when he left a bloody war was raged against his nation. The Legion tell the easterlings that they are enemies of his too and even now their main forces are fighting his men, and so a nervous alliance is formed. The petrified form of the warlord-summoner is found, and his petrified head is hacked off. The Avatara leading the Legion then vanishes east for a month. Three weeks after he went the summoner's body became flesh once more and an endless torrent of blood spewed from it, and far in the distance a deathly wail went up. His Staff shriveled and then fell to dust. When the Avatara returns he is old, grey and haggard, and will not speak of what happened, other than that. The Legion and their new allies now head west.
When they return they see the lands in ruin. The Avatara had been succesful for stavign off the Banshees for a time, but were eventually destroyed. But now the cretaures are in the real world. The Legion and their allies relieve the Siege of Llancarfan, and then pursue the easterling host, surrounding them at the southern borders of the Plain of Avernus, there fighting a titanic two-week long battle until every one of the warlord's host is destroyed. Some of the army stayed behind though, to battle the Banshees. They had learned that the creatures came from a night-world and that in the day they persihed. When the Legion heard this they were amazed, all apart from their Avatara, who merely nodded. He then went to the Citadel of Illuan, and when he returned revealed to them that whilst travelling in the east he sought out fragments of the legendary Sunhammer of Connacht, and had indeed found one. Though no longer able to raise cities, the Sun Shard did summon the brightness of the midday sun when used. However, it could only be used once a day. If any Banshee survived, they would have to be fought. Using the Sun Shard, they hunted the Banshees back into the Darkness. In the last battle against them, however, the Shard's light met its match. A towering Dark Shadow absorbed all light, and the Legion woul have been destroyed had not the Avatara plunged the Shard deep into his heart. The blood spurted from it like light, and it shone with a fire even in the Darkness. His last action was trying to place his balde in his heart. Seeing this, the Legion dipped their swords in his blood. They glowed with Light, and for a time burned like the Sun. They fought their way back from despair and crushed the Banshee host. However, when the Legion turned on the Shadow, it simply laughed, and then vanished, and all light with him.
The day had been won at Avernus, and so too against the monsters. But none knew what the Shadow's dissapearence held for mankind.
I know this sounds a bit like Connacht vs Myrks, but there you go. And now you already know it all.
: Not sure how a Myth rpg would work... details wanted
: before I comment.
Ah no, THIS I want I want to do myself, and it has a couple of twists, so no spoilers. ;)