Ymrir the Black Character in Gates of Eternity | World Anvil

Ymrir the Black

Dark Lord, Archheretic, The Herald of Darkness. Ymrir the Black

First and foremost of Dark Lords, also considered to be the most powerful of them all and one of the most powerful mortals in the history of the Light, easily capable of fighting toe to toe with even most powerful demigods. With tales of his might - and the evil he caused - still alive even now, after almost three thousand years since his death.   Is believed to be an only 'complete' Dark Lord, that managed to aquire blessings of all gods of Black Pantheon, with even Pentagram giving him its damnable favour. He was 'created' by the Black Pantheon to serve as its champion during Dawn War, the most terrible war to even happen in the Real World... during which he died probably countless times, only to return each time as even the time itself bend to the will of his patrons.

Divine Domains

Dark Lords

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

An apex of human physique. Tall, bulky, insanely strong and resilient. Capable of enduring every pain of affliction with his sheer willpower.

Special abilities

Black Magic, Doom Magic and Necromancy, all of them to a truly masterful degree, far surpassing even modern Archmagician.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

It isn't exactly known where Archheretic was born and how exactly his childhood looked like. With his name and remaining paintings it is believed he originated from the North, probably Niflheim or Lomar, but it is a pure speculation, backed only by circumstantial evidence. Even his exact rise to power is shrouded in mystery, with only several trials he was forced to go through actually known today.   It is said that before the Dawn War started, he was given a single trial by each Imperial God of Black Pantheon. He managed to finish all of them - driven by his boundless ambition and desire to dominate everything and everyone. Each of the trials he managed to complete were rewarded with a blessing... and a material gift, soon making him carry an artifact-grade objects specifically tailored by Imperial Gods to change him into an almost divine being.   He was a human weapon. A mortal champion of Black Pantheon, a symbol of its temporarily unification against Old Gods that reacted agressively to New Gods (as Imperial Gods were called back then) expansion. Soon the Dawn War broke, and Ymrir marched to war as the head of almost uncountable armies, which fought truly titanic battles in Light and Dark simultaneously, invading even afterlifes of another gods.   He fought millions of battles as war was waged practically forever. Time is irrelevant in the Dark, and the tides of war came there and back, with boths sides often achieving almost complete victories, only for the opposite side tinker with time itself, changing its own past decisions, denying their opponents victory. During this time Ymrir slew pretty much every possible being, according to some apocryphas even claiming heads of some of the Old Gods.   Finally - in a way unknown for people living today - New Gods succeeded. Old Gods either died or were imprisoned. Ymrir had no time to celebrate, however. Right after the war ended, the White Pantheon and Black Pantheon turned on each other. Ysanna the White managed to surprise him, succesfully slaying him and imprisoning his soul in the Tomb of Heroes, where she guards him to this day... all of this while he patiently awaits the End Times, when he will be unleashed upon the world once again.


Extremely dominant and promiscuous. Had countless women, most of them enslaved by him. He was inhuman enough for his spawn to be of a separate specie (Darklings).

Morality & Philosophy

Extreme social darwinist and generally ideal form of conqueror. In Ymrir world the strong dominate the weak. If the weak grow stronger and overcome the strong - they will be strong and thus have right to rule. Morality is meaningless in front of the strenght, for the strong will be free to issue any laws he pleases as long as he can enforce them.   War and conquest were also a means of purifying the society of weak and those generally inefficient and useless.
Divine Classification
189 IE 264 IE 75 years old


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