OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)   Posted by The Vast.Group: 0
The Vast
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Wed 10 Jan 2018
at 16:28
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
The ideas I have are like this.

EARTH: Is our own, just as it is today.  People don't know about the supernatural, or the fact that GODS, MONSTERS, and THE SUPERNATURAL exist.

GODS: There are two types of Gods.   The New Gods, who are basically super powered beings who are born on a different plane of existence, but gain strength and power from different aspects of human psyche (Either, Faith, Fear, Love, Pleasure or Pain).  The Old Gods are the hand full of entities upon which the different Pantheons are based.  For example, the God Zeus, Osiris, Jupiter, Marduk are all based on one of the 16 true gods. Each pantheon is based on the Old Gods, changed as time goes on, and the truth of them faded to legend and then to myth.

MONSTERS: Monsters represent creatures and people who have been twisted and corrupted by the power of the old gods.  Basically they do the bidding of a Old Gods, and are given these as gifts, or as punishments.

SUPERNATURAL: Vampires, werewolves, Ghosts, Mummies, and the other "Romantic Monsters"... are actually avatars of different new Gods.  Basically they do the bidding of a New Gods, and are given these as gifts, or as punishments.

SOURCE: Source is from the White Well and is a pool of Divine Power which is used by the Gods to Create Divine Magic called Miracles.  The Source is replenished by the life energies of living entities.  The more sentient the entity the more they provide to the source.   When a Human or other being places faith in one of the Gods (New or Old) that bit of Source is earmarked for them, and can't be drawn upon by any other god.  Any gods can call upon the Source.  New Gods have set abilities that are powered by Source.  Old Gods can do -just about- anything with Source.

THE ADVENT: A dimension that rests on top of normal EARTH (Think like the astral plane).  It is where the New Gods live, and exist as a vast, endless city, that changes it's structure and shape, and architecture as you move.  Each New God has his own domain there, which can be as small as a shack, or as large and expansive as it's own world.  It just depends on the power of the new god.  Humans sometimes stumble upon this place, but Only New Gods can actually get their on purpose.

THE ABYSS:  The Abyss is not actually a void, but a mirror realm similar to The Advent, but instead is a ruin, covered in dust and cobwebs, forever bathed in Night, and cut off from earth, and there for the Source.

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My idea for the story so far:

Some 20,000 years ago the Old Gods fled The Advent (No one knows this, let alone why).  In time the New Gods appeared in The Advent, each of them gaining an affinity with some aspect of Earth, and the ability to tap into the White  Well and use the Source to alter reality.


The New Gods don't really believe themselves to be gods, and think of themselves more like... super powered beings.  Many believe themselves to the rightful rulers of man kind others, believe themselves to be the protectors.   To this end they are embroiled in a secret war called the Ilahi Müharibae.  This is not like the comic book caped heroes fighting in the streets, but much more like ultra powerful wizards, using magics to trick one another outside the prying eyes of man kind.

From this war we have the creation of Supernaturals, who are minions that sometimes unwittingly do the bidding of the New Gods.

Fast forward to modern times.  As the world changes so do the New Gods.  In recent times we've seen New Gods who can effect technology, politics, and nationalism in interesting ways.  Magic and technology, love, and aspects of social interactions are all powerful tools of the gods, and allow them to influence larger swaths of the world in much more efficient ways.

Then came the rise of the Monsters.

In  2007 The Advent saw the Rise of the first wave Monsters, called the Grendel.  Grendel were large beasts that looked like bulky, wingless tail-less dragons, that hunted the streets and killed Thousands of new gods, breaching walls between domain as if they were made of paper, and devoured the flesh of the fallen. This put the New Gods at odds at first.  Then the second and third wave came, forcing those from the Advent to put their differences aside, and focus on the source of this threat.

The truth didn't come out until Just over 2 weeks ago.   It was then that from the Virtual Realm of the New God Atari, emerged 7 beings of immense power.  Though not certain of what the were, the forms they took every New God knew.  They were half of the 15 forms cast as statues around the White Well at the Center of The Advent.

With them were the endless stream of cohorts, who were bent on destroying all of the New Gods.  Brutal battle was pitched in the streets of The Advent, where One of the Cohort would fall, so would 20 of the new Gods.   By the time the New Gods Realized how desperate the gamble was, less than 100 still lived, and they each fled into the advent, or to earth to hide from their imminent demise.

It's been nearly 2 weeks since we fled from The fighting.  The Advent is not hostile territory, but it's rife with magic, and secrets, so it's a hard place to give up without a fight. Even though the fight seems hopeless.   Earth is slowly changing.  Monsters, and Supernaturals are on the rise, and even Normal Humans are becoming more and more aware of the supernatural and monsters.


Let me know what you think, and what you want to add, change, or remove. :D  Let's make this awesome.

This message was last edited by the GM at 02:26, Thu 11 Jan 2018.

Arrevanthas
 GM, 1 post
Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 13:14
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
Wow I am really impressed with that creative brain of yours!!
The Vast
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Mon 15 Jan 2018
at 14:34
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
LOL  that was just me riffing off the idea you had for wanting a horror based game, and me trying to come up with something that's not really been done.   What would frighten gods?  :D

Course now I'm super excited to get started.
The Vast
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Sun 21 Jan 2018
at 12:28
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
So, serious question...

Do you have time for this?   I understand if you don't, just let me know.
Arrevanthas
 GM, 2 posts
Sun 28 Jan 2018
at 18:49
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
Hey. I do have time for this. Sorry. My youngest has been ill pretty much since she turned 1. It was so bad that she was having issues breathing but all is well now. Don't give up on me!!
The Vast
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Sun 28 Jan 2018
at 22:06
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
Oh I'm not giving up, I'm just making sure I'm not adding extra stress. :D

I'm glad she's all better now.   What's her  name (It's been so long, I didn't realize you had another little one.  I've got a 2 year old boy now. ;D)
Arrevanthas
 GM, 3 posts
Sun 28 Jan 2018
at 22:18
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
Yeah I've got three now.

Kaitlin - 12 years old
Piper - 4 years old (omg she is going into Kindergarten this year!!)
Ezri - 1 year old

They all keep me on my toes that's for sure.
The Vast
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Sun 28 Jan 2018
at 22:50
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
Who you're active now!!   Hey, my email address is .  IF you still have hangouts hit me on there so we can chat regularly, and I don't disappear for hours on end. LOL
The Vast
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Thu 8 Feb 2018
at 23:43
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
Hey...

I gotta be honest, this isn't instilling confidence in me that you're even truely interested in playing this at all.  If you're interest please  jump on and toss up some idea, otherwise I'm gonna delete the game and probably go back to exclusively playing on Storium.
Arrevanthas
 GM, 4 posts
Sun 11 Feb 2018
at 21:22
OOC: From the Well (Brainstorming)
My apologizes. It has nothing to do with lack of interest and more to do with lack of time. Look, my kids have been really sick these last few days and to top it off, I have PTSD that has been triggered. I am sorry. Maybe it would be best to just delete it. It was great talking to you again though.