THE LAND

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THE LAND

THE LAND

The area simply called The Land is a largely fruitful place. The areas are laden with rolling hills, steep mountains, and the very obvious supply of fresh water. You see The Land is nestled just outside of the realm of water. A perfect setting for our brave adventures

Unbeknownst to our brave adventures the area is also a place of great conflict. The timeline of this story occurs after the great war of the gods. The end result being that High-gods, arch-demons, and all powerful beings cannot walk the planes of mortals. They however, are not forbidden from interfering from the lives of the inhabitance of the land. This forbiddance also does not affect lesser gods.

There are treacherous, beguiling, and maybe even harmless lesser gods reaching for power while the time is right. There may be a number of them but the most notorious are Kazz-ul, the demon-ogre, and Mammon, the god of money and exchange.

The gods are playing games with the lives of mortals. They are in a grab for power. They each have their own motives and plans to gain power. Kazz-ul gains power with bloodshed and by amassing Orcs to do his bidding. Mammon is more laid back. He gains his power though the collection of material gain when done through barter and exchange.

The greater gods that are known to be playing a part in the lives of the people are: Pelor, the god of law and order and also The Raven Queen of Death. Pelor stands as a testament to good and what is right. His powers are far reaching but only as concentrated as his followers are faithful to the cause. The Raven Queen relishes pain; causing it, observing it, or setting it in motion. It is not a plan that motivates her but more of a thrill seeking behavior.

There are small factions and splinter groups of cultists that worship the respective gods. They have no idea what they’re doing. They’re just fanatics trying to gain favor. Wizards, Cultists, and various monsters are included in this group.

Who do the brave adventures side with? Who do they destroy?

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Additional info: Mammon is using the village of Woodbridge as a base of operations for his amassing of power.*SPOILER ALERT* Mammon is actually the town's sheriff know as Sheriff Heart. He a real deep southern accent for some reason. I envision the car salesman type. His uniform is beautiful. Far more so than should be for a bustling trade village. Below the village of woodbridge is his sheriff's office, the temple of Pelor, a stable, an inn, and the must-have dusty road.

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Map: Bump

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Our dynamic:
Pelor – LG
Raven Queen – CE
Mammon – N
Kazz-ul – LE
There are faulty alliances between the 4 gods. Pelor is a reluctant protector of Mammon because he isn’t really doing anything wrong. Mammon wants only what is best for himself and for everything to remain in relative balance, so he can keep reaping wealth. The Raven Queen is somewhat fractured in this reality. She’s lost most of her strength thanks to Pelor. The remnants of both their strength still clinging to this plane. Kazz-ul is taking advantage of the Queen. He has made an official alliance with her. He gains power by killing while she gains power by death. Both of them plan on killing the other.
The lesser gods Mammon and Kazz-ul have risen to godhood by unusual means. There exists a bubbling pool of devine water on the island of the blue dragon. Kazz-ul dipped in the pool by force. Mammon dipped in the pool by guile. The blue dragon guardian doesn’t trust any others to come. There are but 2 more charges in the divine pool. The blue dragon is wounded and has made area around itself and the pool appear to be a mountain. The waters of the pool spit forth godhood itself, promoting those who enter to a higher level of being.
It is up to the players on how they proceed. Do they progress through the game to overthrow one of the lesser gods? Do they want to become gods themselves? Do they want to muck-around and create the world in their image?