Good is on Top - Bringing Evil Back!

Good Is On Top - Basic Information and Guide to the Start of Bringing Back Evil
Where will you go when Evil has gone away?

10 years ago evil was all but snuffed out and the scales tipped heavily in favor of good. Bastions were besieged. Races were annihilated. From every corner, evil was destroyed. On the surface, deep in the forests even in the Dark Realm itself, evil is but a faint memory for most and something that is not even experienced by some. What cause such a powerful and almost perfect transformation on Grail’Mor? Why, that’s no secret. It was the formation of a society known the world over as The Collection. A society who, likes its name, is design was simple and almost an after thought. Starting with one small victory and slowly spreading, Collecting up villages, farms, travelers. Followers, nations, religious zealots. Poor and rich alike. All came behind this movement and contributed in some way. The simple victory? Down South, on the Quan Zanzaleer Peninsula, a small hamlet was being ravished by a dreaded curse. Werewolves roaming the forest,cult sacrifices and abductions of children, especially young nubile teenage girls. The villagers thought the Deities had left them and this was their fate for allowing a shady personage to take up rent in the old Fort on the hill. A man known only as The Settler. This is what the villagers had been instructed to call him, being told it was for their own protection. He said his name could not be given because if it was leaked he was there, a terrible wraith would be brought upon the people of the hamlet. At this warning or even threat, the citizens should have said no. Nay, they needed to have said no, but (as there always is one in cases like these) he paid well and did bring bring a moderate increase in travelers, like he said it would occur mind you, to the village, nearly all of whom seemed legit, followers of The Path and never cause real harm. Oh sure, they got drunk and destroyed furniture in the local tavern but they always paid for it in the morning plus them some. And once, a handful of them searched the forest for 2 days looking for a couple of lost children and stopped a goblin camp from turning into a permanent settlement.

So where was the harm??

Well, about a fortnight passed the New Year, things became peculiar. Nothing to alarming at first, weird sounds at night, a small but replaceable amount of livestock missing, tracks that looked not from local game nor humanoid. Questionable but somewhat explainable and very easily dismissible events. But then the first disappearance occurred a week later. 14 year old, to the day, Lacey Vey. Young, beautiful, 5’9”, pert B’ cup and slender legs from her jobs of berry picker, water fetcher and child monitoring. She had recently blossomed into her womanhood. A fact noticed by all, especially some recent visitors to the town. One in particular had his eye captured by her and seemed to have also caught young Lacey’s affection. Oh they tried to play it off and being friendly, but as adults are prone to do, they knew right away. While her father was not at all keen, Talia Vey knew her daughter would not allow some boy to be able talk her into opening her honey pot. Oh no, not at all. As time moved forward, soon the explorer known as Toma was stealing fleeting glances and kisses from Lacey. Something that was suspected by many folks and confirmed by a few who had seen the young couple but knew what that first love meant and kept the secret. So when the day came and she was not at her chores nor evidence she had slept in her bed, all thought she had run off with Toma. She was 14. She was legally an adult by all laws and customs of the hamlet. While tradition stated that parent approval on both sides occur for marriage, it was not all entirely unheard of for this sort of thing to happen. Especially as the person of your love lust and desire just so happens to be leaving the very day you arrive as an adult. But, near Sunfall of the day Lacey disappeared, Toma, returned. He was wounded and bleeding badly, stating that his caravan had been attacked and utterly decimated. He knew not of his attackers as they had worn garbs to conceal their identities. He remembered hearing growls and strange panting sounds and assume the attackers brought dogs, or worse, wolves. When questioned about survivors, especially young Lacey, Toma replied that she never came with. He had asked her to come but would only allow her to if she had gotten approval from her parents. Toma, planned on returning in one month time to marry the girl and take her on an adventure exploring but bring her back after a year, where they both would settle down, raise a family and live in the hamlet. Toma wanted Lacey to see the world and its beauty and how even his stories, while grand and probably best ever told in the hamlet, would never compare and capture the true essence of what was really out there. Upon hearing the lack of news of her daughter, her mother was distraught and beside herself. She was certain, hell she KNEW Lacey was with Toma and that she was safe and not missing. Toma was wrong or lying anything but telling the truth about her precious little girl. Leaving the collective, Talia raced to the stables and jump on the first horse she saw that was saddle. Unfortunate luck would have it, the horse was the stallion Renegade and was the most spirited horse of the hamlet. Talia was off and in full confidence going to find and bring back her lovely daughter. Not more than a 100 yards from the stables, Renegade bucked and flew Talia off, sailed her through the air and landing squarely on her head, smashing it wide open and killing her instantly.

A month passed. No other children disappeared. In fact, nothing else occurred either. No sounds or missing livestock. No unexplained tracks or signs of outsiders. No new travelers either. Jay Vey soon hung himself with no wife to share his love and his only daughter still missing. An act that is consider highly disgraceful, especially among a Patriarchal figure, and a shameful act that places a dark cloud on the family for generations. However, in Jay’s case he was ending his family line. His act showed devotion and sacrifice to the family he had lost and his unwillingness to give them up and create a new family. That night, the moon, normally white and pristine with a silver glow ran blood red. A Blood Moon had occurred. The hamlet was attacked for the first time. Be it luck, the ability to hide or being able to defend off the attackers, only a small portion escaped unscathed. The hamlet was nearly extinct after the first week.

Soon, the sun rose again and the invaders were no where to be seen. Lives were lost, people were missing and children had become orphans. As the citizens wondering back together at the center, seemingly lost despite the familiar yet ruinous surroundings, yelling and pains of screaming could be heard near by among the woods. Some of the villagers begin to weep thinking the attackers had return while others looked about for any means of being able to defend themselves. Soon, Toma could be seen slowly emerging from the trees fighting a cloaked man and a werewolf. Parrying the hooded man’s blade with his own, Toma used the momentum to carry himself over to the werewolf and stabbing him through the chest. As the werewolf begin to howl and die from the grievous wound, the hooded man forgot himself. A mistake that cost him his life as Toma soon behead him in fell swoop of his sword.

The villagers cheered for Toma’s victory. Toma soon spoke to the villagers and warned they had to hide. The Deputy Mayor argued that they should run but Toma explained they could not get away far enough fast enough and their only choice was to hide. When questioned where, Toma simply stated Silverlode Mine. The Silverlode Mine is the only metal source in 4 day radius in the Quan Zanzaleer Peninsula and a major reason why the hamlet was built at its location. Between the mine and the natural resources from the woods, the hamlet was able to maintain its survivability. That and the old military fort on top of the hill, back when it was used and not deemed sacrilegious, made the hamlet a well place to live. Until the night of the Blood Moon.

Over the next couple of months, Toma and the citizens held up in the mines. Their first night there, the attackers returned and soon tracked them down. However, like Toma said it would happen, the Silverlode Mine was never entered. When the villagers inquired as to why, Toma explained that he had learned from Dr. Yogami that werewolves had 2 weakness basically, fire and silver, hence hiding in the mines. Enough silver to weaken any werewolf that a normal blade could be used to finish them off. As time wore on, Toma would lead a few citizens back to the hamlet and out among the woods to gather supplies. Then one day, a figure appeared and an epic battle between him and Toma ensued. The clashing of metal on metal could be heard echoing in the halls around the mines for miles. As the battle raged on, Toma was slowly losing as fatigue crept into his body. Seeing his chance, the Mysterious Fighter pressed his advantage and soon had young Toma wounded, disarmed and lying on the floor. As he raised his spear to finish off the would be hero of the hamlet, an arrow pierced his heart from behind. Turning to see who his slayer was, the Mysterious Fighter died looking upon a woman clad in pink armor wielding a longbow. Thus, the first known emergence of the Seven Saviors occurred.

While young Toma and the hamlet’s story continues, the story of the Pink archer known as Risa follows a different path. Risa’s skills with the bow, her keen senses and her fierce determination and unwavering resolve, soon had her joining a small unit of 3 to battle evil and help promote justice under the rules and regulations of The Collection. Risa the Pink, Risa Longbow, Sharp-Eye Ris. The 3rd Member of the Seven Saviors and Prime General over Talis Mountains played a major role in vanquishing evil. It is widely believed that Seven Saviors won the War. Yes others helped but no one other individual or even group of people did more than the Seven Saviors. In fact, with them still around, Evil has no chance of re-birthing….

Rules:
1.You must play an Evil character (Lawful, Neutral or Chaotic).

2.Players (and therefore characters) will work together despite their evil ways. No back stabbing in any way by another player/character.

3.Character Backgrounds may be anything you want but as detailed as possible. Several pages on average. Then somewhere along the way, you must work out how all of you came together. Include whatever you need to make your character. Places, people, items. Whatever it may be. Also, how you have been evil and managed to elude good for so long. You will be rewarded if a true background is created and established for your character. I am giving you freedom here yes but don’t break the system or abuse my gift. Include traits, flaws and all sorts of information when making your story.

4.Good started its campaign against evil and won the major battle about 17 years after, claiming actual victory at that point. That was 10 years ago. You will more than likely have to be young for your race in order to get away with how come you haven’t been noticed and also why you are only Lv. 1.

5.The town you start in is called Nilones (Ni as in Nile, lone, “es” as in ISK from Eve). Play will begin about 2 weeks before Good won The Battle of The Beginning and launched their victorious assault on Evil 27 years ago. You can be from this town or recently arrived, choice is yours and work it into back story. However, all characters must have known each other by this point for at least 3-6 months. Though an exception can be made if a good enough reason and back story can be created to compensate.

6.Nilones is currently devoid of Paladins, Clerics and others who can detect evil at a whim. This is a starter town and I don’t want you destroyed at the beginning. I know it takes away some of the element of danger but you could also work into your back story how you found out why this place is deserted of Detect Evil NPCs, and is probably a prime reason why “you chose” this town to start your evilery. And remember, your actions could cause these NPCs to show up.

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It All Starts With The First Step...

Nilones is place of routine. Predictability. Almost boring. At least this was the established feel for four of Nilones’ newest residents.


Walking into Nilones under his own power might have gotten Rawr Crunch (The Mighty) at best chased out of town or locked up. At worst, the Half-Orc might have been killed. Despite there being no Evil in this part of Grail’Mor for nearly 25 years, many of Nilones’ citizens remember the savagery and brutalness of Orcs and their half-breed spawns. This, however, would not be the case for Rawr as he had recently just saved a citizen’s life. Bex Evans, owner of Nilones Bend, saw Rawr’s potential and took him on as an employee of his establishment as a bouncer and laborer. Having his own spot in the basement, Rawr is also the Night Watchguard.

Loaded down with enough gear for two grown men, a Halfling finds himself among the cracked streets of an out of the way neighborhood in Nilones. Tired, weary from travel and in need of a bath, Bennaji Meisinger entered the first establishment he came across, Nilones Bend. Not long after he made his introductions to Bex, Bennaji had become the establishment’s local entertainer. While his usual choice of more somber tunes and melodies did not attract a whole host of new customers, it did bring in some as well as get the old ones to stay around longer, coughing up more copper, hell even some silver. That alone was worth paying Bennaji some free food and a place by the hearth.

Just hours after the rising of the sun on a fine day in the midst of winter, not long after the first of the year, a fair skin man was seen in Nilones. Justice attracted some attention among the citizens for while he was not only pleasing to the eyes, his light complexion was an unusual sight in this part of the world. Justice’s uniqueness soon had him the apple of noble widow’s eye and found him in her bed with access to both the lady and her goods. As not to be tied down nor to serious, Justice soon searched for an establishment that he could frequent with little to no possibility of running into the widow. With such a goal, Justice discovered Nilones Bend.

The first of the year saw a deal finish being brokered and a new noble listed among the residents of Nilones. Varada, however, is not your common noble. This is because he is Tengu, a humanoid species that is very avian. After the requisition of his new home, Varada arranged transportation for himself and his belonging. Accompany him as always were his two faithful servants. Once arrived in Nilones, Varada spent much time arranging his home, getting a feel for the environment and acquiring new help to maintain the manor, its everyday functions and the surrounding land. As is accustomed, Varada threw a house warming party, welcoming the nobles. Needing supplies and goods for the event, he soon made a deal with Bex Evans of Nilones Bend.


A fortnight before the Festivities of The Battle of the Beginning, Nilones Bend was soon host to all four of the new residents. With some luck, some information gathering, a personal desire and intriguing conversation, the group were on their way back to Varada’s. Conversation of an alliance and a plan to generate some influence among the populace was quickly under way. However, not long after leaving the watchful eyes of the local guards and patrols, the travelers were stopped. The goods, and the people by proxy, were under attack and demanded by a group brigands. Not one to take insult, Varada, his companions and servants soon dispatched of the hooligans, leaving a blood soaked road and litter of bodies among it. Back at the Varada Estate, details were finalized and much needed rest was assumed.

What will the party have in store for not only its guests but also the host and his fellowship?

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The Welcoming of Royalty

As is customary among nobles in most of Veg’nas, Varada hosted a formal get together for his similar rank peers and people of honor. Two notable groups of interest were Shaun O’Leary and Jason Ford. While Shaun had been taken more of interest byJustice, Varada soon had plans for his fellow Dominus. However, in a very unique and highly unheard of fashion, Varada was soon host to not one but both Baronets of Nilones. Frank McBridge and LeRon Ford. While it is unprecedented for such rank to show up to such an occasion for lesser Nobles, in Nilones with the power and rights almost 50/50 among the Baronets, the support of a new Dominus from outside blood could prove to be very vital in the acquisition of a seat on the King’s Court and the nobility rank of Baron that is attached to having such a position. However, by the end of night Varada didn’t seem to be in favor of either Baronet, though his interest in Jason never wavered. In fact, Varada had a very strong desire in joining the shipping business.

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Plan Fruition and Paladin Slaying

The Evil 4 planned and strategized for a week. On the night two before the Festival of the Battle of the Beginning, the ambush of and acquiring of goods occurred. With no proper guard escort the ambush was flawless. After gathering the materials, pinning the ambush on some local bandits, the group saw upon their departure a lone figure a well distance off watching them.


The next day, Bennaji is able to steal some magical scrolls from deep under the local library as well as get a key made to it’s front door. That night, the group inconspicuously gather up for dinner at Nilones Bend. With it being the Eve of the Festival, a few strangers were also among the tavern’s patrons for the night. Upon meal completion a stranger reveals himself to be Johnson “Flamestrike” McGee a Paladin of the Iomedae order, there upon orders of his Circle’s Knight-General. Discovering the Evil inhabiting the town, he acted and tried to slay the Foursome. With Bennaji’s magical assistance, Rawr was able to keep the Paladin locked in his grasps as Justice and Varada help make quick work of him. Soon the Paladin was on his last leg and Justice dispatched him with a swift slash of his sword. To cover up the murder, the group burns down the tavern and Justice obtains the services of the tavern’s waitress.

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Battle of the Beginning FESTIVAL!

The day has arrived. 27 years ago, Good won a major battle that started its supremacy over Evil for close to three decades. Nilones prepares for this festive occasion like every other town. However, the citizens of Nilones mourn a bit as well as the night before the owner of Nilones Bend, Bex Evans, some of the staff and a couple of tavern guests died in a horrible tragic accident as Nilones Bend burned down to the ground. Due to the timing and the early morning hours of when the flames first were noticed, everyone is in agreement that in preparation for the festival, Bex or the cook must have forgotten something on the roasting fire and burnt down the establishment. Despite this somewhat bleak morning, the Festival is soon underway and many, if not all, soon forget about the burnt down husk of a non-important tavern.

Meanwhile, the Evil 4 soon learn that no suspects foul play and continue on with their charade of being up standing citizens of both Good and Nilones. Several town’s people knew that on occasion some of the Evil 4 occupied some time within Nilones Bend’s walls and were most grateful that at least they were not there when this tragedy occurred. Some were for happy for Mira, the waitress of the tavern, as she was an orphan but seems to already have new employment among Varada’s staff. The day progresses on and soon the town notices that a fair amount of festival goods are running low. Jason Ford had his cargo train attacked and robbed by bandits is the rumor running around the town. Upon hearing this news for the first time, Varada dispatches his servants to go obtain whatever goods they can find from back at his manor and bring them forthwith to the town. No one suspects again the involvement of the Evil 4 nor their deeds.

As the party dwindles close to nightfall, a huge roar and an evil shadow soon fills the husk of the burnt down tavern. As the shadow steps for into the fading light, the town is scared for they have not seen a troll in nearly 30 years. Varada soon has the town’s people rallied and they make quick work of the troll, burning it’s body, with few casualties. Soon the night comes and Varada lets lose with a shocking surprise!

He unleashes his torrent of deadly fireworks for all the town to enjoy as his thank you for such a gracious and welcoming town. Oh and of course in honor of the Festival’s occasion for Good winning.

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Power Accquired

The night after the festival, the Evil 4 find themselves amongst their usual spots while within the walls of the Varada Manor. Bennaji Meisinger was in the drawing room with his rat, tuning his music instrument. Justice was upstairs in his room with Mira, teaching her news ways of pleasure, loyalty and further bending her towards his will. Rawr Crunch (The Mighty) was outside on the wall, drawing pictures of the landscape by moonlight. Finally, Varada was in his study, going over his plans and calculating as much as he could to ensure his success of obtaining more power and a new noble rank amongst Nilones. Soon, at the same time, the four of them drift off to sleep right where they are in the middle of each of their activities.

Standing amongst a smokeless fire, the four of them are spaced about in equal distance in a circle 20’ from the light source. A voice fills the air. It explains to them that is has been watching them for quite awhile and is most pleased with their most recent actions. Tired from Evil’s downward spiral all across Grail’Mor as well as other planes, the voice explains that what the Evil 4 is doing is most intriguing but can not be done by just them as the would never survive once the rest of the world learned they are evil. However, the Voice does not want to see them fail so it has decided to embed power into each one of the four, making them the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. Each one the four individuals gained new powers based of their skills and desires. However, even with the newly giving abilities, much more is needed to be done. Soon the four of them find themselves back among the Manor.

Along with his new powers and his deeds of late, Justice’s sword speaks to him about a very promising lead that literally laid beneath his feet.

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