Okay, so this is Chapter 2 for Breath of Life, obviously. For those of you carrying over from Chapter One, or have simply been reading along then welcome back. This Chapter begins with Reyain du Felarus and several of his unlikely allies from different backgrounds escaping Demacia through a secure route from a Noxian invasion force.
The group is battered, and highly discouraged but hopeful due to the Queen living through the whole ordeal and escaping alongside them. With her at their side, they are hopeful that one day they can return with the Breath and restore the Queen Luxanna Lightheart to the Throne, and bring Demacia back to her former glory.
Sir Valun Engleren, the Queen's Hand is left behind, like several other allies to help defend and secure their retreat. It is unlikely any will survive the assault. The road to reach the Breath at an unknown location will be long and hard, especially now that the remaining Raven's are aware of Sir Richard "Lionheart" Odimal of Noxus on hot pursuit with Summoners from the League.
The Dark Coalition has launched a preemptive strike against Demacia and her forces. Few allies are left standing to defy their overwhelming might.
Unknown to Reyain and his comrades, but in the wake of the Noxian attack a large portion of Demacia's western half was destroyed by an unknown phenomenon. Few survivors speak of an incredible army of Beasts with a strange individual with bloody red eyes, and long, snow white hair. That was that only description they could provide.
With this Chapter I will allow new participants to try and work their way in. Also, with very explicit permission antagonists will be allowed. I will not descrive the side of the story these people will be allowed to play unless it is is in private, or worst case scenario I will do it on here if we are unable to communicate on client.
So, if you are old please resign here. If you are new, please post a profile and a small post to describe who you are and how you would try to fit your way in if you are not an antagonist.
I look forward to hearing from everyone!
(Refer to the first chapter pg 1 for detailed information on many characters.
Contact me in-game as Delmegar or client chatroom Breath of Life. I'm on regularly.)
Link for Chapter 1:
Reyain du Felarus - Luparis
Eclair - Aproxima
Takeo - Shadow
Rook/Cassandra - Smiley - possibly gone.
Julianna - Wizerd
Cruciatus - Muggtonp
David Faucon - Filfire
Althius - Cryypter
Nerethis - Overseer
Jurante - Grand Viper
Viola - Silverling
Vanthar - Radient
Tao Fei Long - Youay
Frold - Boogey
Alviis - Geokhan
BILGEWATER - The area of Bilgewater and its people remain mostly unaffected by the plague, and their city-state is hardly touched by the blades of war. The territory continues to trade with whomever they can; mostly the Noxians, as they are the only city-state to remain intact after the break out. Bilgewater is also mostly neutral hostile towards all other forces.
BANDLE CITY - Bandle was struck very hard when the Plague came. Noxus moved just as swift as the mysterious blight and struck with great fervor, terrorizing the outer villages of Bandle City before closing in on the city walls. Today, the walls still stand with the aid of a former Demacian legion, and a handful of Summoners, as well as the natives. Today, nearly half of all Bandle's populace has died of te plague, or from Noxus' hands.
IONIA - perhaps because they are cut off from the mainland, the Ionian Isles have managed to remain mostly unscathed by the war. The Plague has yet to break out, fortunately. And likely because of Ionia's stern defense of their waters of any and all sea vessels coming within fifty miles of their homes. Under the leadership of Irelia, the Ionian people have even made notions of attacking Noxus outright to try and put an end to their terror.
PILTOVER - Apart from Demacia, it was probably Piltover that was hit hardest by recent events. After Zaun's complete and total collapse into chaos, Noxus stole the war machines and drove them straight to Piltover's doorstep unchecked. Thousands of Plague ridden corpses paved the way for the Noxian war machine to walk into Piltover, murder most Champions, as well as its leaders, and capture hundreds of healthy men for the arena. Today, Piltover is mostly abandoned on the surface, and the remainder who have not been enslaved or infected have fled underground.
FRELJORD - The barbarian tribes remain extremely isolated from their neighbors in Valoran. The current standing on the city-state is mostly a mystery. However, reports from all factions say that looking in from the borders, the snow is stained red.
NOXUS - Noxus realized that despite the treachery of the League, they were still the most powerful mages in the known world. When that world turned on the League, wishing vengeance, Noxus decided almost fully to stick by the League. The exception, however, was Katarina, her sisters, and their loyalists. Katarina swore that Demacia, in this rare case, led by example in forming a coalition against the League. Swain and his own loyalists, including Darius and his bloody, dramatic brother, Draven, opted to make their own example. Noxian forces escorting Katarina to neutral territory to meet with city-state leaders turned on Katarina. After many hours, and an escape, Katarina was found after killing over a dozen soldiers, and put to the blade. Subsequently, the rest of her family fell, and loyalists were forced to prison or the arena.
DEMACIA - The shining city, the prime example of order, loyalty, honor - was the hardest to fall. The Plague ate away the outlying villages of the city-state alongside the Beasts sumoned by the League. The Emperor of Demacia, led by the Prince Jarvan IV, attempted to save as many as they could. But it was for naught. Soon Noxus joined in, accompanied by actual League mages and overwhelmed the lone forces of Demacia. After a bout a yar of fighting, Noxian Coalition assassins entered Demacia with the aid of Summoner magic, and killed the Lightshield family. Soon after, Xin Zhao went missing, and Garen was voted to lead the military. The grief of the failing nation, and his neglect of his duty to protect crippled his spirit, and soon the military crumbled, then the city-state. Today, Lady Luxanna Crownguard is the leader of what remains of the actual Demacian city-state.
As the war progressed, resources became sparse, population dwindled, war became prominent, and countless factions rise in names of their warrior leaders, nameless gods, and others. Some rise up simply for money and treasure. And of course, reputation.
The majority of these factions rise up in the broken, tattered ruins of Demacia. Among them is the Aspiring Raven's Nest led by Reyain du Felarus, a former Captain under the command of Garen Crownguard. An intensely fierce warrior, honorable and loyal servant to his home, Reyain fights today with dignity, taking only jobs to better Demacia; hoping that one day Garen, his former master, might come back to his senses.
VIGILANT - Vigilant is a faction of the remaining loyalists of Demacia who have not defected, broken into splinter factions, or been killed. Led by Luxanna Crownguard, these warriors try to police the city-state, rebuild the ruins, and fight off the Beasts, as well as the dark coalition of Noxus and the League. The battle does not fair well, and even their former brothers living in their very own city threaten to end the order.
http://summoners.shurelia.com/profiles/1679 Bastion Fense - A Vigilant officer, and close friend of Reyain du Felarus. The two share common goals, depite not serving directly under a Demacian standard.
BROKEN LEGION - Broken Legion is an organized force of former Demacians who have been corrupted by the Plague, altered by their survival of the dreaded arcane blight, and by the influence of a terribly powerful Runemancer, and former Summoner, by name of Luparis Enes. Some call this Luparis a devil in human form, a demon known to break the spirits of men and corrupt their true puprose so further his evil ambition. The Broken Legion are worse even then the Beasts that terrorize the land nowadays in this time of turmoil and strife. The Legion is dismissed to be little more than rumor, as none have witnessed any to have fallen so far into darkness.
A group completely devoted to old demacia; the crown, the government, the society - everything. yet, Reyain decided to branch out to assist the Vigilant in his own way, without worsening the appearance of Luxanna and her followers.
http://summoners.shurelia.com/profiles/2630 Reyain - Leader of the Raven's and desperately hopeful to save Demacia and her children, and doing so; the world.
The first of several guilds to break of the old Lightshield regime. Led by Gregor and Rendal Rasara, the Alkorii seek a new lifestyle, free of the old ways. They believe that strength is acquired at any means, even if that means betrayal of their old customs. The Alkorii are suspected to even be allied with Noxus and the League.
Bestiary of Beasts
From common to rarest, and most dangerous:
IMP - tiny, cannibalistic creatures with bat like wings, pale skin and wide, dark eyes. The little terrors are known to travel in flocks, as birds would, and act similar when startled. However, when their mind is set to something, such as feeding they are quite devilish. Imps are known to use bits of magic. The magic most frequently used by this Beast is either fire related, or some other charm to weaken the mind, or spirit of their prey.
GOBLINS - unlike their lesser cousins, Goblins are the size of an average human with elongated skulls, tan skin, long, narrow, pale yellow eyes, and razor sharp teeth. Goblins are civilized as far as Beasts go, are even known to set up camps and small colonys. This class of Beast is seen wearing crude armor, malicious, dangerous weapons and are incredibly animalistic in their attack. Can not use magic.
DARK GOBLINS - Dark Goblins are the leaders of their lesser brethren, and far more dangerous. They stand at least a foot tall, usually, wear far better forged and intimidating armor, and are even capable ofdark magic. These black skinned monstrousities are cruel, brutal and extremely aggressive.
HELL HOUNDS - massive, two headed canines that serve as the trackers of the Beasts. They have unparallelled senses on all accounts, are quite powerful runners and attackers.
CERBERI - bigger, badder, meaner Hell hounds. These devil dogs are not limited to 2 heads, but 3. This additional third is even capable of spitting flames at its prey.
OGRES - Ogres are the strong arm of the Beasts. Weighing typically 500 pounds or heavier, can be seen in numerous shapes and sizes, varying with one to two heads, wearing simple cloth to thick, nearly unpenetrable plate, wielding all manner of weapons. Ogres stand close to 8 feet tall, a shoulder length of almost 5 feet, have large red eyes, elongated jaws with powerful crushing teeth and a small horns around their brows.
I'll be taking some time to organize this and massively overhaul the information displayed above. Help or suggestions as always are appreciated.