OOC/SIGNUP THREAD IS HERE History of Nimerven Over three hundred years ago the world was split into six seperate countries. Talan, the land of the tinkers and engineers. From the Talanites came the relics of long lost technology we find scattered throughout the world today. Varkanus, the land of the Mages. Little explanation is needed here. The ancient Mages kept records of any and everything magical. Artwis, the land of seafarers. From the Artwisians we have our modern day boats and ships which sail the seas of the world from port to port. Grifilum, the land of farmers. Vast fields filled with wheat and grains can be found through out this land. Orge, the mountainous lands. Home of the more antisocial of the peoples and the fathers of our current methods of building. Lastly, Brakish, the wastelands. Inhabited by none. Supposedly the ancients scouted through the lands, but all record of this is lost. All six lands lived in harmony with each other, trading and travelling amongst each other fairly freely. However, there grew a Mage in the land of Varkanus. He grew corrupt and powerful. Using his powers over the dark arts he ensared most of the world into his control. His name was Void, namesake of the ensuing Void War. The entire world was caught up in this cataclysmic war which threatened to tear the very seams of the universe and leave them all driftnig in the dark abyss of nothing. After many years of constant war, a group of Mages rose up and together they sealed Void into the Abyss forever, thereby stopping the war. They then set up a tower in the center of the lands, this became known as the Tower of Sages and was the new governing power for everyone. All six countries no longer had definite boundaries. Everyone became part of what was collectively referred to as Nimerven. Three hundred and twenty eight years have passed since Void was imprisoned. The lands are peaceful again. Technological and Magical knowledge from before the war is still the goal of many many Nimerverns. However, a new threat has arisen. Corridors have been spotted on a couple different occasions leading to and from the Abyss. Monsters and beasts have escaped into Nimerven and ravaged many homes and cities. The Tower of Sages has put out a call. A call for warriors brave and courageous to undertake the challenge of discovering and stopping this disaterous phenomena. The tower either will give no, or has no information on how or why these "Vectors", as they are called, have arisen. It is up to you to find this out on your own. Chapter I: The gathering of the heros and the first set of vectors. "Do you think anyone shall answer the summons Victor?" An elderly wizard asked as he looked accross the breakfast table at the one he was addressing. Victor smiled a bit and swallowed the bit of egg he had been chewing upon. "I think we shall have a plethora of young heros swarming into the Tower at any moment. Beleive you me Grethy." A door at the north end of the dining room burst open with a loud cackling laugh. The sole female member of the Tower of Sages, Helaen, walked through, nearly doubled over in laughter. "Your fool paper will have no results Victor. Those human insects out there are nothing but cowardly creatures who will push anyone else to do anything of any importance. We need to take care of the Vectors ourselves, if you ask me." She took a seat accross from Grethy and tapped the table twice. Shortly a steaming plate of food floated over and set itself in front of her. "We need to get off our lazy bums and do something. We havent done any real magic in centuries!" Pointing his fork at her Grethy shook his head. "You would be surprised what those little insects can do. Termites ruin entire houes in days, and we cant even see them without magic. Ants will carry off your entire picnik right under your nose. So be carefully what kind of insults your throwing around!" A chuckle was heard from Victor's seat. "You both make valid points. However, if we were to do it ourselves then the people would rely more and more on salvation from the Tower of Sages to the point we would become icons of worship. We are here to govern, not to save. Let us gather together a group of brave men and women and have them save the world. We can sit behind and guide them along the way but the people need a source of help from amongst their own ranks. Let them save themselves!" Grethy shrugged a bit. "Well I suppose we will see if this little experiement works if anyone decides to pop in." Taking a gulp of milk Grethy looked over at Victor once more. "What if noone shows up?" "And I assure you they wont!" Helaen decided to input her opinion again. Victor shrugged. "Then perhaps we shall have to take care of it ourselves. Though, I don't think that path shall be neccessary."