Shadow of the Crystals

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Type: fantasy roleplaying game
Last-Update: 2009Jul20
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Twenty years and one, from the day of this penning, a great evil threatened the world. When there were two moons, and one bled red. It came from above, beyond the reach of any mere mortal. Masking as one of us of this world, it sought to turn the Crystals of power against us and in the end enslave us all. Only by the foresight of this great evil's brother was a Prophecy formed. This Prophecy was triggered and a small group of unlikely heroes banded together. These heroes suffered betrayals, deaths of loved ones, imprisonments, blackmails, and worse. Yet, they also encountered magics, victories, loves, and creatures that are beyond the mere telling of written word.

But, though the world survived. Though all seems well. In my dreams I see a great shadow. It reaches for me, whispering, prodding, threatening, promising. I no nought if I can resist it much longer. It speaks of the Lesser Eight. The Unknown. The Shadows of the Crystals. And with them, I can right the rest of the wrongs of this world. If I can just possess them... I can make it all right again...

--Torven Banner, Temporal Mage of Mysidia

His last journal entry before his strange disappearance

Admin Note: Multiple acceptances of the same class and character type are possible. I don't cross compare characters. I only accept a character based on the amount of material provided by the author of that character, and its place within this world. The system is borrowed from, but not identical to the ZODIAC RPG system, which I find useful in many regards. I also borrow some Worldbook concepts from FFRPG and the like, but I don't hold to them strictly. Much of the Worldbook will be given as time goes on and characters explore farther and farther. This is meant to be an EPIC fantasy quest, on the scale of Lord of the Rings-ish. So if you are looking for a D&D game, this isn't it.


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