Zargonia: A history

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Zargonia: A history

Post by Aqua » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:10 am

Well some of you have probably seen I've put up an RP in Casual. Its actually based off of a novel idea I've had cooking in my head for awhile and I've drafted out a bunch of lore for the world, so I'll just start sharing it here.
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Post by Aqua » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:56 am

Lore of Creation and the War for Supremacy


Before existence there were five deities. Hutephaceus, Jarbosia, Refistapheles, Tarfasala, and Din. Din was the simplest and was aptly named so. Just like all of their siblings Din had come from the void into a nothingness that hadn't existed yet. Alongside their siblings Din created everything including the world of Zargonia.

After the planet was made each of the deities went down one by one and sat among the tallest point in the world. The area around them blossomed with life despite the tragic cold that was the mountaintop. Those were the first trees and flowers that the world had seen and it was good.

It was there that they discussed what to do now that they had done all there was to do. They had created everything they could think of. Din sat and listened as their siblings debated with each other. Hut wanted to return to the void, and Ref was inclined to agree. Tarf and Jar both wanted to live out eternity on this rock instead of the void. Din took note of each appearance and stood. Their siblings asked Din what they were doing as he grabbed a handful of snow.

From the snow Din created the first human being in the Deities image. The others were amazed at this profound discovery but were shocked when the human's entire body combusted with one look at the deities. Din explained that even in their compressed bodies the creatures simply couldn't comprehend what they were viewing, and so their bodies only response was to burn in confusion and awe.

Hutephaceus had always been fascinated with the rock aspects of Zargonia ever since creation and so they had a perfect solution for this. They stood and grabbed a handful of snow and blew. They created the Everice Glacier, so that they may stand behind it and be seen through the ice without fear of destroying their creation.

Din once again created a human, and this time when she looked upon the deities there would be no combustion. Simply awe at what she could comprehend.

Millions of years passed and humans were no smarter than they had been at creation. They continued to wander and die to the elements, eat animals and plants, and live unproductive lives. Jarbosia grew bored of the humans and so one day they transformed to their true form and picked one village up. Their sudden transformation created such a pressure on the planet that the ocean beds were created. When they had hold of a village they let out a breath that transformed the villagers just like them. They grew wings and scaled bodies, tails and brighter eyes. They were more intelligent but had completely lost their humanoid forms. Jarbosia had created the first Dragons of Zargonia.

And once again millions of years passed. Dragons warred with Humans for supremacy of the lands. It advanced Humans, gave them a reason to find tools and technology. A reason to grow stronger. Dragons were far superior however, and ate their swords and bows like they were nothing. Jar was pleased at their creation however Din was upset that their creatures were dying off. They went to Hut and explained their situation. Hut explained they knew just the answer. They grew to their true form and in doing so broke the Everice glacier into pieces, flooding Zargonia and filling the oceans. Their presence stopped the dragons and humans from being affected by the flood, and Hut blew their essence into a large village to create the first Dwarves.

The Dwarves worked together with the humans, supplying them with weapons forged from Everice and black fire. These weapons easily cut the dragon's hides and killed them quickly. Jar was angered and so they went to Raf to explain their situation. Raf agreed that the humans and Dwarves shouldn't dominate the planet, but Raf was also plotting against Jar. Raf grew to his form atop the tallest mountain and blew the snow out of the skies. It fell to the ground and created the Dampir, a humanoid race that was completely pale and had glowing red eyes to signify their connection to Raf. The mountain refused to cave under Raf's pressure and so instead a great hot spring was formed in the center of the sacred ground that the Deities had first touched and through such power it was like a looking glass to another world.

The Dampir were imbued with some of Raf's essence, and so they contained knowledge of the mystic arts of Blood Magic and Dark Rituals. They would live within caves and mountains, abduct the humans and Dwarves and use them to fuel their own magical power.

The Deities were split down the middle and actively despised each other. This left Tarfasala to their own devices. They were not to be dragged into the sibling rivalry. Instead they transformed with great care to the surrounding forest they were in, and managed not to crush a single part of it. They gained the respect of the land and took a handful of dirt to create the Orks. The Orks would not take part in the war between Humans and Dwarves versus Dragons and Dampir. They would carve out their own society with wisdom and intelligence, and use strength if any were to disturb them.

Din and Hut were losing the war and so they decided to play by Raf's rules. Din and Hut each allowed their creations to consume a portion of the Deities. One human and One dwarf contained the true essence of the deities themselves. They were the first two Demi-gods. The dwarf was not magically inclined, instead they gained all crafting and smelting knowledge available to him from Hut. They were able to combine Blackfire and Everice to create an alloy that would become the stuff of legends. As for the human, they mastered the manipulation of Magic Energies in an instant. Their mind would have imploded had they been a weaker human. The human Demi-god was the greatest warrior living now, and the dwarf Demi-god was the greatest blacksmith living. Together, Din's Demi-god was draped in the best armors and weapons imaginable and Hut's Demi-god was able to access legendary materials with the help of the human race.

Within a thousand years, Din's Champion had killed the First Dragon and enslaved the rest of the Dragon race to be pets to the humans and dwarves. Jar was devastated that her creations had lost their war and so they tried to smite Din and Hut's creations. Instead Din and Hut used their Deity powers to imprison jar in another plane of existence where they could rule over all the dragons they pleased. Meanwhile Raf's patience had paid off. One Dampir had spent his entire life gathering the life essence of Ancient Dragons, Ork Shamans and even blood from the demigods themselves. In a single ritual the Dampir offered the mixture to Raf and gained his prize. Raf destroyed themselves, stripped their own power as a Deity and became another Dampir. He allowed himself to be summoned and proclaimed themselves as the King of the Dampir race. Raf knew he could do nothing as another Deity, but Hut and Din had too much pride to smite him or his race.

Raf led a powerful offensive against the human race and the dwarven race. Their dragons were nothing for blood magic which brought dragons down mid flight and killed those riding on their backs.

The bloody war raged for hundreds of thousands of years. The two Demi-gods had grown old and frail in their time, but they had each long since passed on their teachings. The number of Witches and Warlocks grew exponentially since the time of the Demi-god's creation, as had the number of legendary blacksmith and armor smiths. Furthermore the Dragons and Humans had produced a new species over time from inter-species breeding. These were the Dragonians who took from both of their ancestors. They had the ability to shape Magical Energy while also keeping Draconic traits such as scales and wings, and increased physical capability.

The Dragonians were not treated like slaves however. Instead the first generation grew up underneath the care of humans. This exposed the very first Dragonians to emotions like compassion and happiness. It humanized them. Now at the climax of the war Dragonians fought alongside Humans, Dwarves, and even Orks who had entered the fray to destroy the blasphemous Blood Magic users, to snuff out the life of the Dampir.

The war had ended when every last Dampir was killed. Atop the highest mountain in Zargonia, a dying Raf dragged himself into the sacred ground that he had sat at so long ago with his family. He had escaped the battle and made his way to this point. In a dying breath Raf threw himself into the hot spring, and a blinding orange light filled the sky atop the mountain.

Din, Hut, and Tar were not affected by the loss of two siblings. Instead they went on to rule the 4 remaining races as the three Deities of Zargonia.
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Re: Zargonia: A history

Post by Aqua » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:35 am

The Discovery of Gorlatep and the Secret of Living Stone

During the War for Supremacy many advancements were made in weaponry. There was a constant race for dwarves to get better equipment manufactured and sent to the front line so humans and dwarves alike would suffer less casualties to the Dragons. During one such mineral dive 8 dwarves found themselves smashing into a large wall of obsidian that was deep beneath the Underworld, thousands of feet below the base of Heristocles. The dwarves looked at each other in confusion as they had never run across such a vein of obsidian anywhere short of a volcano and they knew for certain that Heristocles wasn't one.

Regardless they continued to dig until they broke through to the other side. It was wonderous. A large circular cavern, a single room. Rock grew downwards from the ceiling and vines clung to the walls. Bioluminescent mushrooms scattered across the ground and in the center of the room stood a very large, 15 foot tall boulder.

The dwarves made their way into the grand chamber and basked in its beauty. Nothing a dwarf miner appreciated more than a naturally carved cave. 4 of the 8 went and started surveying the walls of the chamber to see if they could spot any rare minerals. The other 4 came up to the large rock. One dwarf in particular, his name was Hanzel, placed his hand against the boulder. He felt vibrations in his fingertips and made his discovery apparent to the other dwarves. They spoke among themselves, thinking perhaps there was a naturally vibrating ore within that could be fashioned into some sort of moving blade.

Hanzel took a step back and swung his pickaxe down into the boulder. A chunk of rock came off, and the boulder stood. When it had stood completely it towered 20 feet tall, and took on a large humanoid appearance. It turner around and had cold red eyes that seemed to stare into Hanzel's soul. The Dwarves all began to group up and prepared to fight this rock monster with their pickaxes.

Their resolve was shattered when the creature punched itself two times and sheared off 7 tinier rock monsters that couldn't have been more than a foot tall. The tiny rock monsters rushed Hanzel and the other dwarves. Everybody except Hanzel backed away in time. As for Hanzel he was bit once before he brought his foot down to crush the small rock creature. He began to run away and he could only drag his bitten foot. As he was in front of the only exit to the cave he stopped moving. He looked down to see both of his feet and turned to stone and was slowly travelling up his legs and body. Hanzel pleaded with his friends as the large rock monster pressed towards him with his smaller monsters.

The dwarves reluctantly dragged him out of the cavern along with the corpse of the smaller monster. As the large monster neared the exit the 7 dwarves all smashed their pickaxes into a nearby support beam to cause a cave in, trapping the beast. It was too late for Hanzel, he had already been turned to stone.

After returning to the King's forge, the 7 dwarves began to fashion weaponry using the stone which they had dubbed "Living Stone" for where it came from and what it could do. One of the 7 pricked their fingers on a piece of Hanzel as they tried to fashion a weapon and in the next few minutes there were 6 dwarves and 2 dwarf statues. The rest of them learned a valuable lesson about working with living stone, use the utmost care.

Around 15 years after the initial meeting with the creature they had named "Gorlatep", or "Living Hammer" in the old language, a party of only the strongest Dwarven warriors had been sent down to wipe out Gorlatep before he could escape and turn everybody to stone. It took 3 days and nights to clear out the cave in and the party of 50 was treated to a sight of not 1 but 6 stones.

One of the most experienced warriors couldn't help but feel the fight drain out of him. They had been told there was only 1 of these monstrosities, now there were 6? As the other 49 pushed into the room he stayed back. And it saved his life as a 7th Boulder stood next to the entrance everyone had just used. He gave a single death stare at the lone warrior who remained outside of the room before he smashed his body into the cavern wall, causing rocks to begin falling to block the entrance once more. The last sight the warrior saw inside of the cavern was the other 6 boulders rising to their 20 foot tall positions and preparing to attack the 49 warriors.

It was from that information that the Dwarves learned two things. The first and most important, Gorlatep could grow more monsters his size just by hitting himself and waiting at most 15 years, and the at least was unknown. The second thing they learned was that they needed to find a way to kill these 7 creatures and harvest them for all the Living Stone they were worth.
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