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    The Prophecy of Anthelios

    Post by Chris on 2010-01-16, 20:15


    The Prophecy of Anthelios
    From the Prophecies of the Dunyain.
    Quatrains 468 - 474

    In Man’s final age, Anthelios will rise.
    In the Whore’s Throne, the Rabid King will proclaim for Darkness.
    Rains will fall, realms will sunder, mountains and walls will crumble.
    The pact, devised in terror, enacted in rage, sworn in blood, will bind all.

    The City of the Spire, beset by all, spews filth and vitriol.
    Justice for the Gods! the cry from without.
    Mercy from the Just! the cry from within.
    The Stranger’s Sons sit high in the saddle.

    From all the lands, a Knight of the Knight consigns his squires.
    The last redoubt, rotten to the core, admits only those who smell of filth.
    The Vizier’s depradations leave none to man the walls.
    The Hydra, unleashed, escapes to the wilds.

    The Angels, Azure and Jade, bestow their only remaining mercy.
    Leaving spite for the world that remains.
    His scepter fallen, his crown arises to leaven his master’s forge.
    A spark of madness, grown to engulf the world.

    The Night of Rebirth will never again end.
    The countenance of madness, ruddy with anticipation
    Bloated with fecundity, refuses to sleep.
    His bloody get shines in his wake, never far from father’s side

    The Saviors of the Spire, mounters of heaven, will gather anew.
    The Angel Jade, slain by a Noble Champion.
    Her last days spent setting the Path of the Destined.
    The Angel Azure, lost to madness, knows not of good, nor ill.


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    Re: The Prophecy of Anthelios

    Post by Chris on 2010-02-27, 15:22

    Design, Development, & Thoughts
    Cycle's End is a campaign setting that I originally developed in 2004 for D&D 3.5, after a five-year break from D&D (mostly spent GMing Vampire: The Masquerade).

    The basic premise of the setting is that every 10,000 years or so, the gods tear down all of the works of the civilized races, beginning a new cycle. During each previous cycle, a different race was prominent (vasharans, dragons, giants, goblins, elves, dwarves, men), but fell from power when the cycle ended and they were returned to the stone age.

    The setting, and this campaign, draw heavily from the works of Robert Jordan, George R. R. Martin, and R. Scott Bakker.

    I've run a few campaigns in this setting, mostly false starts, but I have big plans for this one. The PCs, through a quirk of fate, or an inescapable destiny, are believed by many to be instrumental in the final days of the world's final cycle. I'm planning to run a fairly-epic storyline for the PCs to wade through, while setting their own path through the events unfolding in the world around them.

    I'll be posting regular campaign updates and commenting on the behind-the-scenes development of the campaign.


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