Return of Jotakent

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The eldest Primal Deity created by Al'Madoon, Ødger, watched over Aymara the Foremother diligently and built a reputation as the first to rush into the fray in her protection. Over the centuries, his might proved more than enough to handle her watch, and he grew bored. To amuse himself, Ødger began to make a game while in battle.   How many could he crush in one blow? How quickly could he quell this attack compared to the last? Constantly putting his strength to the test in competition, his might grew. Countless attackers fell under his claws, the mightiest being an army of giants, created by and infused with the power of the Elemental Lords in the four elemental planes. Furious with Al'Madoon for his abandonment, the Elemental Lords sought to destroy Aymara in retribution.   Ødger carved through the giant army, ultimately engaging the Storm Giant commander, Jotakent. Jotakent, wielder of the mace Fulmination, fought valiantly, and for the first time, Ødger was struck in combat. Jotakent swung his legendary weapon in defense as Ødger's right paw bore down upon him, breaking Ødger's two left claws before meeting his demise.   After defeating the giant assault and furious with the Elemental Lords, Ødger swallowed the remains of every giant that fell before him, including Jotakent. With a loud burp, he exhaled a lightning bolt and grinned. By consuming the giants empowered by the elemental lords, Ødger had absorbed a portion of their essence, certifying him as a speaker to the elements. After the Great Sacrifice, the new lord of storms would focus his attention on the Elemental Lords responsible for his broken claw. -- Following his defeat at the hands of the Storm Claw, Jotakent's soul drifted into the Ethereal Plane. Free of the Elemental Lord's guilt, Jotakent waited patiently in the afterlife to stand before Bedoma and face her judgment.   Over time, Jotakent noticed his soul was not like those around him. The chaos of his birth seemed to repel souls caught in the ethereal plane. He heard no call from the Bedoma as the others did. The Storm Giant Commander was forgotten.   Stuck in the Ethereal Plane but not a part of its purpose, Jotakent began to find others under the same condition. With no path to an afterlife and unending time, the Storm Giant would learn how to harness a new power in limbo. The chaos of their creation was not meant for a Primal Deity's judgment, yet he could absorb the souls of the dead waiting for judgment. As his power grew, his ambition followed.   Now a Storm Titan, Jotakent searches for a way to escape limbo and reclaim what Ødger has taken.


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1 Jul, 2021 11:52

Here's to hoping he won't find his way out. This is a really well-written article, I love the narrative aspect of it.

You should check out the The 5 Shudake, if you want of course.
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