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#1041 Saber-Scorpion

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 11:44 AM

Does Wulfgard have an afterlife? I.e. what happens after death? Or is that an unknown that you're not planning on revealing?

 

Every individual has a soul that lives on after the death of their body. The fate of that soul varies. Some might linger in the mortal world, due to a curse or some other powerful force. Most hope to pass to some afterlife or another, usually by proving themselves worthy to the gods they follow. The Achaeans believe they will go before a panel of judges in the Underworld, to end up in either Elysium, the Asphodel Fields, or Tartarus. Those in Kemhet believe that upon death, their heart will be weighed against a feather, and if their heart is heavy with sin, then it will be devoured by Ammit and destroyed forever - otherwise, they will pass into the immortal afterlife in the paradise of Aaru. Nordlings hope to die a heroic death so that the Valkyries may judge them worthy to pass to Valahalla, where they will feast and fight until the coming of Ragnarok and the end of all things. Otherwise, they will end up in Hel.

 

Those souls forsaken by all the gods and judges of the afterlife usually fall into the clutches of the Demon Lords, depending on their most prominent vice in life. A particularly greedy man, who hoarded wealth without compassion for the less fortunate, might fall under the dominion of Baal, while a traitor who betrayed the trust of his brethren might find himself in the realm of Orcus. The Demon Lords torture these souls for eternity, using their power to fuel their endless wars, for the demon who possesses more souls has greater power.

 

These are the generally accepted beliefs, though of course the exact nature of the afterlife and the soul remain mysterious, especially to most mortal beings in the world of the living... at least, until they die.


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#1042 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 07:07 AM

1. No. The runes are just one necessary component of a larger ritual undergone by a person. If the runes did work by themselves and work on armor, it would be impossible to get the magic back out, anyway, and the armor would just explode with extreme magical power, kill the wearer, and kill anything nearby.

 

I should have clarified by saying Void Iron Armor (Regular armor wouldn't provide much protection against magic anyway), as I have doodled a potential character being able to do this.

 

Though this does raise the question of whether or not magic actually can destroy Void Iron. :D



#1043 Maverick-Werewolf

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 07:50 AM

 

I should have clarified by saying Void Iron Armor (Regular armor wouldn't provide much protection against magic anyway), as I have doodled a potential character being able to do this.

 

Though this does raise the question of whether or not magic actually can destroy Void Iron. :D

Other than the runes being part of a ritual that must be undergone by a person (and thus can't be done to an object, like armor), void iron would still never be capable of doing something like that, even in theory, because of the way the metal works.

 

Void iron does not "absorb" magic in the manner of "absorbing and storing," nor is it possible for it to do such a thing. Void iron literally dissipates the magic. Any magic that comes within an inch or so of void iron disappears from this very realm and into nothingness, hence "void."

 

So, no, magic can't destroy void iron, because it is completely incapable of touching it. ;) With the exception of Divine magic, which can affect void iron, but that's very rarely offensive, anyway.


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#1044 Saber-Scorpion

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:42 PM

There are a lot of elements of Void Iron lore that remain mysterious. No one knows exactly how it works or how it came to be, and only the dwarves know where and how to mine it, and how to safely forge it into armor, and they keep these secrets closely guarded. It is theorized that Void Iron is "left over" from the creation of the world, and it may be connected to the endless black Abyss (aka Chaos or Ginnungagap) that has existed since before even the gods.


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#1045 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:51 AM

Question Time!

 

1: Is Alchemy basically Science in this universe?

 

2: Was Ildrius an Arcanist, or was he just a Warlock?

 

3: If a Demon is permanently killed, will all of the pacts made with it be dissolved?

 

4: Does the Green Man as a diety exist in Wulfgard?

 

5: What happens if a Demon summoning ritual is interrupted? Is there fallout that effects the entire environment? I.e. if there was fallout in a forest or something, would their suddenly be demonicly-corrupted forest critters running around?

 

6: Why does sunlight kill undead creatures?

 

7: If an Undead creature had some sort of healing factor (i.e. being able to regrow limbs and such), would they be able to move about in sunlight?

 

8: What was Letom's master plan exactly? The Errant Campaign he was in ended to suddenly for me to get an idea of what he was doing.



#1046 Maverick-Werewolf

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:59 AM

Question Time!

 

1: Is Alchemy basically Science in this universe?

 

2: Was Ildrius an Arcanist, or was he just a Warlock?

 

3: If a Demon is permanently killed, will all of the pacts made with it be dissolved?

 

4: Does the Green Man as a diety exist in Wulfgard?

 

5: What happens if a Demon summoning ritual is interrupted? Is there fallout that effects the entire environment? I.e. if there was fallout in a forest or something, would their suddenly be demonicly-corrupted forest critters running around?

 

6: Why does sunlight kill undead creatures?

 

7: If an Undead creature had some sort of healing factor (i.e. being able to regrow limbs and such), would they be able to move about in sunlight?

 

8: What was Letom's master plan exactly? The Errant Campaign he was in ended to suddenly for me to get an idea of what he was doing.

1. I'll let Scorp handle this one. :P

 

2. If by Arcanist you mean a born mage, then yes. :P Ildrius was born with the Gift.

 

3. Yes, the pacts would dissolve, but it's practically impossible to actually kill a demon. It would take a feat of superhuman, godlike power to actually go to the Underworld and assassinate a demon. When a demon is killed in Midgard, they're simply banished back to the Underworld. Demons can only truly be killed if they are killed in the Underworld itself.

 

4. From what I've read, the Green Man seems to be more just a motif than a deity we know anything about. There are plenty of nature gods in Wulfgard that may be depicted in ways similar to the Green Man motifs, but no, there is no one single Green Man deity. The best bet would be one of the mysterious gods of the Forsaken tribes, like the Horned God Cernunnos.

 

5. Any kind of magic (except Divine and certain kinds of Spiritual magic) can result in such a fallout; that sort of thing was how the Scar and the Blasted Wastes were created. There wouldn't necessarily be bunnies with demon features running amok (demonic magic does not make one simply sprout horns, for instance), but it might kill, sicken, or mutate living things in the area in unexpected ways (such as the chimerans, who are often believed to be the result of, essentially, magical radiation causing mutations).

 

6. Because sunlight is good and holy, and all undead are evil beings of darkness and demonic magic. The sun is related to the gods of Light, and demons are created by Dark magic.

 

7. No. The only way any kind of undead could possibly move around in the sun is a vampire, and even then, they must be very well-covered. There's no regeneration that could heal the undead faster than the sun can destroy them.

 

8. I deleted my notes for that campaign, so I'll be perfectly honest and say, at this point, I don't remember. :P


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#1047 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:16 AM

4. From what I've read, the Green Man seems to be more just a motif than a deity we know anything about. There are plenty of nature gods in Wulfgard that may be depicted in ways similar to the Green Man motifs, but no, there is no one single Green Man deity. The best bet would be one of the mysterious gods of the Forsaken tribes, like the Horned God Cernunnos.

 

5. Any kind of magic (except Divine and certain kinds of Spiritual magic) can result in such a fallout; that sort of thing was how the Scar and the Blasted Wastes were created. There wouldn't necessarily be bunnies with demon features running amok (demonic magic does not make one simply sprout horns, for instance), but it might kill, sicken, or mutate living things in the area in unexpected ways (such as the chimerans, who are often believed to be the result of, essentially, magical radiation causing mutations).

 

Interesting. I'll have to put some more thought into the Green Man than I thought.

 

Honestly, I meant mutation, not that there would be demonic animals running around all of a sudden. Would this work with foliage and trees too, creating something similar to Blights from DnD? Or would it just kill the forest within a certain radius?



#1048 Saber-Scorpion

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:26 AM

Question Time!

 

1: Is Alchemy basically Science in this universe?

 

Well, that depends on what you mean by Science. I mean, almost everything is science, right? An architect designing a building, a blacksmith forging a sword, cooking - these things are chemistry, physics, etc.  :P

 

So, I guess you mean chemistry? In that case, yeah, pretty much. Sometimes there are magical enchantments involved too, but these are of course illegal under the Imperium.

 

Honestly, I meant mutation, not that there would be demonic animals running around all of a sudden. Would this work with foliage and trees too, creating something similar to Blights from DnD? Or would it just kill the forest within a certain radius?

 

In most cases, when an explosion of unstable magic warps an area of the earth, the majority of plants and animals simply die. But a few may survive as twisted, mutated versions living amidst the corruption. The creatures of the Blasted Wastes or the twisted trees in the Forest of Shadows are examples of this. Not sure about it bringing trees to life so that they walk around per se - that seems more like Wulfgard's wood trolls, which are very tree-like - but some hostile new plant life is certainly possible.


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#1049 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:29 AM

In most cases, when an explosion of unstable magic warps an area of the earth, the majority of plants and animals simply die. But a few may survive as twisted, mutated versions living amidst the corruption. The creatures of the Blasted Wastes or the twisted trees in the Forest of Shadows are examples of this. Not sure about it bringing trees to life so that they walk around per se - that seems more like Wulfgard's wood trolls, which are very tree-like - but some hostile new plant life is certainly possible.

 

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