The first thing you'll notice is the sound. Ear shattering, inhuman, screaming, accompanied by explosive sounds of metal on stone. Then when you crest the peak, you'll see him in a whirlwind of destruction, at war with himself and everything around him.
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Just under 450 meters tall, with 4 overly long arms, and armored head to toe, Avartarian is one of the most terrifying God-husks
to lay eyes upon. He wields an enormous sword nearly as long as Avartarian is tall, and upon his head rests a bright, golden crown. Avartarian's armor is damaged and corrupted -- parts of it look as if the metal has regrown, and some of it even appears to be fused with his body. Underneath the broken armor, seen through gaps in the metal, is a decaying and bruised flesh, purple and mottled. Strange growths periodically form, rapidly growing until Avartarian brutally rips them from his body, discarding them like the bones of a finished meal.
From Avartarian's shoulders, a lustrous purple cape flows freely, swirling in the wind around the God-husk as he makes war on himself and all around him, fighting for victory at all costs.
Victory in All Things
In the brutal north of the continent Volsinki
is where the superpower nation of Artazia
is found, along with its closest ally, the smaller country of Varzen
. Both of these countries have a long history with the god, and thus God-husk, Avartarian -- and thus both of them worship the God-husk above all else. To the people of both countries, Avartarian embodies the fighting spirit needed to ensure victory within the hostile territory the call home. Stories of Avartarian's past, in mock battles between he and the other gods, or of wars waged against unknown foes and heretic uprisings, are scripture to these countries. Each one of the tales tells of victory to Avartarian, and the retelling of the accounts is used to inspire courage and determination within all who hear it.
Who is the strongest country?
Who are the fiercest people?
Who deserves to control the northeastern sea?
Who will destroy all their enemies and reign victorious?
A sore point in Varzen and Artazian's rhetoric is the subject of Avartarian's death, and the current state the God-husk is in. Much deliberation is had about how to interpret the apparent torture that Avatarian is going through, with the constant tumorous growths and the self inflicted harm dealt by tearing the growths from his own body.
Some say that it is all a part of Avartarian's supposed plan to become the one true god above all the rest. Other, more cynical, say that it's Avartarian's way of punishing himself for his single greatest failure. All take the constant struggle to be an inspiration for the daily personal struggles one experiences in life.
Found etched in Feathersteel is a list of 37 wars waged in Avartarian's glory. Of the 37 wars, 8 are thought to have never occured.
Lodged deep in the back of an ancient cutlery drawer is a set of kitchen knives made in the shape Avartarian's Sword, Serikene.
At least 3 slightly different tales of how Avartarian got the title "The First Knight", each written as children's bedtime stories.
A rusty, blood soaked, human-sized reproduction of Avartarian's armor. It has a large gash through the breast plate.
Failure demands punishment, as punishment breeds conviction to do better. Just as our great Victorious one struggles through his own punishment, so too shall each of us.
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Artazian's current state of twisted self-war is a direct result of the God-husk's final battle in his life before The Seven Day War
. During the war, Avartarian realized the opportunity he had to claim his self-idealized spot as the only living god. He used the chaos of the fighting to begin murdering his closest rivals -- Qetzel
, followed by Sharenskus
a few days later. Miyu
, wounded by Qur
, followed soon after -- but at this point, Avartarian had drawn attention to his actions, and intervention was soon to come.
At the end of the war, only Qur and Avartarian remained. Avartarian attempted to best his opponent, aiming to deny Qur victory and assure his own. However, Qur was not after victory, something foreign to Avartarian. His miscalculation meant he was unprepared as Qur sacrificed himself in a massive explosion that killed both of the final gods, and ended the Seven Day War.