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Harbinger of Eternity

Rise of the Puppet Master

Around 500-700 years ago, a charismatic and powerful individual rose to prominence within the CEIE. This person displayed exceptional cunning, strategic brilliance, and mastery of dark magic. Their true name was lost to history, and they adopted the title "Harbinger of Eternity."

The Harbinger convinced the majority of the cult that their original purpose was flawed, arguing that neutrality was a sign of weakness and complacency. They manipulated the minds of the cult members, filling them with a zealous conviction that the only way to achieve true balance was to eliminate chaos and destruction entirely, even if it meant resorting to extreme measures.

The Shadow Years

With the rise of the Harbinger, is believed to have risen to power after the "destruction" of the CEIE. Instead they turned into a clandestine organization operating from the shadows. They abandoned their previous open presence and instead worked in secret, hidden from the watchful eyes of other factions, governments, and deities.

The Harbinger took on the role of the "Puppet Master," pulling the strings behind the scenes to achieve their grand vision. They used their dark magic and manipulation skills to infiltrate and influence various groups, kingdoms, and influential figures, subtly steering events to align with the CEIE's agenda.

Harbinger's Vision: Purification of Magic

The Harbinger developed a grandiose vision that resonated with many members of the cult. They believed that magic, the source of both great wonders and terrible calamities, had been tainted by chaos, madness, and destruction. To bring about true balance and "purify" magic, they aimed to eliminate its chaotic aspects completely.

They saw themselves as agents of destiny, guiding the world toward a utopian era of controlled, orderly magic, where the power of deities would be diminished, and the Harbinger would reign as a supreme being, untouched by the whims of the false gods.

Cultural Transformation

The title "Harbinger of Eternity" became synonymous with a mythical figure, almost godlike in stature, and few within the cult would dare to question the Harbinger's authority or motives.

The emergence of the Harbinger of Eternity marked a turning point in the history of the CEIE, steering the organization down a dark and dangerous path. As the cult continued to operate in the shadows, their actions and the influence of their legendary leader would reverberate throughout the world of Aegimius for centuries to come.

One gloomy evening, as the setting sun painted the sky with hues of red and orange, an unexpected visitor stumbled upon our sanctuary. It was Eamon, a weary wanderer seeking solace and aid. He was haggard, his body weakened by an unknown affliction. I knew not where he came from, but his eyes were filled with desperation and an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

His tale spoke of a journey to uncover the truth behind the Harbinger of Eternity, the elusive figure shrouded in myth and fear. Eamon had dared to venture into the heart of darkness, hoping to shine a light on the enigmatic leader of the CEIE. But the darkness had taken its toll on him, leaving him sick and lost.

We welcomed Eamon into our midst, offering him a place by our hearth. Despite our reluctance to interfere in the affairs of the outside world, there was an unspoken understanding among us. The Harbinger's shadow loomed large over Aegimius, and Eamon's quest held a perilous significance.

As the days passed, Eamon's condition worsened, and he grew increasingly restless. He spoke of chilling encounters with the CEIE, their fanaticism, and their leader's terrifying power. But what haunted him the most were the moments spent in the presence of the Harbinger.

"Eyes like abysses," Eamon whispered, his voice trembling. "The Harbinger's gaze could pierce the very soul, and I felt like a mere puppet in their hands."

The tales sent shivers down our spines. We, the Heist Clan, who had honed our abilities in harmony with nature, were familiar with the delicate balance between light and dark. Yet, the Harbinger was a force beyond comprehension – not just lonely but truly terrifying.

One moonlit night, Eamon's condition took a sharp turn for the worse. As I tended to him, his eyes locked with mine, filled with a mixture of fear and acceptance.

"I need to find answers," he murmured. "I can't let the Harbinger's darkness consume me."

I understood the weight of his burden, the insatiable desire to uncover the truth. But I also knew that the Harbinger's darkness was far-reaching, capable of snuffing out even the brightest flames.

Before dawn, Eamon left our sanctuary, driven by an unyielding determination. He sought to confront the Harbinger once more, to gain insight into their heart and mind. Despite our pleas, he set forth on a perilous path, and we watched him disappear into the shadows.

Days turned into weeks, and weeks into months, but Eamon did not return. Several teams were sent out in search of him, all that anyone ever found was his orange scarf. We could only hope that he had found the answers he sought, or perhaps, had discovered peace in the eternal embrace of the darkness.

Which organization do you belong to?
Nobility, Non-hereditary


Reports to
"The Gods"


Cover image: CEIE Header by MandoMc Designs


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