Season V; Part I launched March 2017 and wrapped up December 2017. If you are joining us for Part II, this is a great place to read up on what happened as these events are canon for all characters in the game.
We opened the season with the coronation of King Nathaniel Athor our main NPC for Athoria after the First King, Franco Athor died unexpectedly. The new young King created The Bloodhawks on this day, a clan known for enforcing his laws and protecting his people. They are better known as bounty hunters and in whispers being supernatural hunters.
The Three Witches who are imprisoned in the Hallowed Oak forced a natural full moon to transform into a Blood Moon. This put the werewolves and vampires into a frenzy and tensions arose when countless humans were either killed or turned without their consent. King Nathaniel had to adhere to their treaties agreement to let the clan Leaders deal with it directly but it didn't go without a new decree. The Three Witch’s spell lasts only the night, but it leaves enough damage to last a lifetime. As the blackened sky begins to shift from midnight to twilight, their magic becomes exhausted. One by one they fall in slumber, hiding in cloaks of illusion with whatever magic they have left. And the aftermath of Athoria, and the western country, is left in their wake.
PEACE BE UPON YOU
King Athor decided to send out Church emissaries to sway people into wanting Athorian protection even if they aren’t in his lands which drew great tensions throughout the free people as equally as supporters. “Businesses and homes protected under Athorian Law pay taxes for this protection. The Kingdom of Athoria’s Flag can be flown out front to prove alliances. This includes those merchants who travel on the roads between cities.”
SOUL TO SQUEEZE
The city of Leeds this season is a festering disaster of witches performing the newly found demonic magic. In retaliation against the King Athor interfering in their black market business’, they cursed many who went to the Tourney and sent them either into the bowels of the mountains full of traps or a fun house abundant with angry ghosts. Using the countless deaths to their advantage, many small covens banned together to summon a demonic gate above the entire mountain city and attempted to call on Lucifer from Hell. His hand outstretched and almost made contact with the soil, but the power of this new magic was too much for the witches to handle and the gate slammed closed.
From the magical unbalance of what happened in Leeds, a crack formed on the fae’s magical lands in Crescent Grove and opened a portal. Children from all over the country left home in droves and traveled to this location as if under a spell. Surprisingly, The Changeling Fae who were attached to many of these children were expelled from their hosts as The Realm of the Seven Isles took back their magical energy to create balance once more on Earth. As these children were freed from these parasitic myths, the opened portal, unfortunately, allowed a swarm of locus to escape. Two fae in-game banished these mythical monsters before they devoured the country but the crops are lost.
To bring some visual of peace back to the country after the Leeds event, The Magic Guild of Miervaldis held a large scale Cauldron Event and invited everyone to attend for the first time ever. A magical protection ward kept the peace or ejected those troublemakers from the western beaches. Everyone placed an item into the Cauldron in hopes to help the potion create something truly spectacular. This year, the Phoenix Legend died in the mountains just as a brand new Phoenix emerged from the lava in the Cauldron. This birth triggered a vision in every character in the game showing them a path filled with destruction or rebirth without knowing which they will follow in the far future. Miervaldis joined the Athorian Kingdom after the event.
The season closes with the Castle opening it’s doors to any and all to attend the very first Ball of Athoria. But as the party is festive, Ol’ Milly, Grandmother to King Nathaniel Athor issues her acceptance of orders. In the background of King Athor’s knowing, we ended our season with our members only knowing that someone extremely close to the King has been taken.