Al'Madoon, the Architect
The Creator still protects his masterpiece to this day. Not just by the bond formed in his sacrifice, but with the inhabitants he designed and imbued with the power to rise up against those who would do Erenel harm.
In the beginning, there was only the void. It was everything and nothing; that is, until three voices called out in unison, speaking a now lost and forgotten tongue, forcing themselves into existence. The three timeless voices rose out of the void like mist, coalescing into form in harmony with one another. They each chose a name: Al’Madoon. Oss’evian. Sal’uthiri. The Architects. Alone but together, in a black sea of nothingness. There is no exact account for how long the Architects waited before creation. Many scholars believe they grew bored with one another, while others wonder if disdain had set in. Nevertheless, the three would each say their farewells and follow their own paths deeper into the void. Al’Madoon’s Era of Creation and the Erenel multiverse had begun.
Crafting the Multiverse
Al'Madoon is responsible for the creation of Erenel's Multiverse; including the four elemental planes and the mortal plane before his death. He also created many of the intelligent races, creatures and deities who now call Erenel's multiverse home. Sadly, the circumstances of his death resulted in the creation of the final three planes; The Above, The Below and Trance: Plane of Eternal Glade. To learn more about the creation of the Multiverse, reference the Story of Creation article below.
Divine Symbols & Sigils
A single arcane eye.
Divine Goals & Aspirations
To protect the world he created and loved from darkness and tyranny.
The Great Sacrifice
As Elturel assaulted Al’Madoon above the Tree of Aymara, the Architect understood what had to be done in order to cleanse the corruption and spare his beloved Erenel. In a bright flash of light, Al’Madoon sacrificed his celestial body exploding into an apotheosis of divine light. Elturel and the Tree of Aymara took the full force of Al’Madoon’s sacrifice but no part of the universe would be left unscathed. The force of the blast shattered the timeline, freezing all non-deities in a time-lapse that would last for eons. The celestial explosion tore at the fabric of the universe, ripping open three new planes. The Above, formed from the love of Al’Madoon and his self-sacrifice. For choosing light over darkness, Rezmir would ascend to the Above, welcoming the kind-hearted and those who embraced the light. With the help of his sisters, Asanna and Luniwyn, Rezmir successfully recovered a branch from the damaged Tree of Aymara, planting this new tree close to his acquired domain. This branchling grew and began to bear fruit, as its mother Aymara did before it, forming angels and seraphim as the fruit ripened. The Below formed from the hate and greed festering within Elturel. Elturel fell into the Below from Al’Madoon’s sacrifice, finding himself surrounded by a plane of shadow and despair. Many Elves, witnessing their master fall, cursed Al’Madoon and followed Elturel as he descended. A deep hatred for Al’Madoon consumed Elturel. In disgust by his failure, he began to manipulate the Elves loyal to him, transforming their flesh into horrific variations. Over time, these Elves became the first demons and devils, their minds now broken by suffering. The Trance formed from the remnants of Al’Madoon’s subconscious. Without a celestial body to inhabit, Al’Madoon’s mind wanders forever dreaming in the Trance, a magical plane of beauty, grace, and peril. The Trance partially covers the Above, the Below, and Erenel.
The Era of the Bonded One
Centuries of advancement, powerful artifacts, and sprawling kingdoms would fade away while the intelligent races of Erenel remained caught between time. Eventually, the time-lapse would cease, and the surviving races opened their eyes for what felt like the first time. The inhabitants of Erenel, left with no prior memories, now inherit a new world to discover.
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Circumstances of Death
Sacrificed himself to cleanse Elturel's corruption and spare Erenel.
Tethering the Bond
By sacrificing his celestial body, Al’Madoon’s life force fell upon Erenel, bonding with the world he fought to protect. The Bond now resides in every creature, river, stone, and even the air. This raw essence is in all forms of Arcane and Divine magic; the only difference is how inhabitants choose to access, or “tether” into, the bond. Clerics, Paladins, and Warlocks tether the bond thanks to a deity or patron attuning their senses for access, where other spellcasters may have a natural gift for tethering or developed from sheer practice and study. However they choose to tether into the bond; they are only able to thanks to the remnants of Al’Madoon.