A huge thank you from an independent creator and his first shot at creating a fantasy world! It's been an incredible experience creating it, especially knowing that so many people are passionate about these stories and characters I've made. I have been passionately writing with such detail: From their backgrounds, cultures and upbringing! The support has truly blown me away; It's amazing to have such a wonderful community of believers who are willing to join this journey with me!
Here is the introduction of the game, and how your characters find themselves in their journey...
In the distant past, in the continent of Astyria, its people known as The Asali battled a fierce and unforgiving nature. Facing off against dragonfire breaths, large giants and otherworldly abominations, they fought to survive in an era predating magical power.
The Asali had discovered an ancient gateway to mythical power, ushering in a revolutionary age of prosperity. This was known as the Age of Magic; with magic now at their command, the brave Asali used fire to form powerful weapons and wind for powering entire cities; with water came rich harvests from bountiful crops. The world would never be the same again. They had unlocked something that no one thought possible; true abundance through dark forces long forgotten by time and space.
With their new talents, the Asali soared over Astyria in search of a place they could call home. The migration altered them beyond recognition; their forms warped as magical twists and turns adapted to fit each new landscape. 3000 years later, no two species were alike; some had catlike features and fur, with incredible eyesight and hearing, others bore majestic horns atop feathered heads, a few even boasted piercing eyes without sight, but the ability to see using ancient soul magic.
Magic enabled ancient civilizations to protect themselves against the monstrosities that lurked outside their walls, but evil born from within fueled by the Asali’s insatiable need for more.
Darkness contorted Astyria as the long battle known as Tempest Wars ensued. This battle took place mainly against the Caenum Kings of the north and the Umbral Jungle Tribes of the South; unfortunately, their onslaught devastated everyone.
The imbalance of magic strained nature to its breaking point. Unleashing a chain of unnatural devastation lasting a decade. A deep wound was gouged into the earth. Storms raged for months, flooding the land and devastating crops. Magic itself weakened and turned brittle. This cataclysm became known as the Divine Fracture and was seen as the punishment for wielding magic as an ultimate weapon.
After the devastation wrought by their own destruction, the people of Astyria desperately sought for atonement. Reliant on the jungled lands, the Umbral Tribes were powerless to stop the ruin and despair that had befallen them, leaving only a fraction of what they once called home.
The Caenum Kings rebuilt. They created the Kingdom of Boernallye. Its capital religion, Divinas, this new clergy held to court the might of the kings, so that never again would they use destructive magic to ruin the land.
For a thousand years, peace endured and Boernallye thrived. Yet, the last decade saw a profound and disturbing change; droughts have worsened and crops have shriveled and died in the unending heat. The people toil under grinding poverty, while villains prey upon the weak and wary. Worse still, monsters stalk the land, stealing lives and spreading havoc upon the populace. Something has gone terribly wrong.
Boernallye needs heroes. King Regis himself has issued a call to arms, offering rewards to those who would fight to keep the peace. Adventurers and mercenaries from all over Astyira have gathered in Boernallye, seeking wealth and fame in exchange for the heads of brigands and the occasional monster.
Your characters all have unique and interesting stories of how they got to this point in the game. You'll learn about their pasts - some even might shock you! They each hold a special piece to an adventure that will take them on unexpected twists and turns.
Which path will you Choose?