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Shattered Shadowrealms

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The Prologue

Hidden behind what the normal humans see, lies the realms of myth. Humans have had direct dealings with beings of myth in the past, but it has long been hidden. Humans attempted to record the information, but the stories have since been embellished upon. Humans tend to make the fables much more fantastic than what is reality. What have the creatures and god-like beings been doing for all these millennia? What is happening in these realms?   Lately the realms have been getting restless. Watching the humans destroy the planet of earth makes some of the “deities” quite uneasy. For most it was their original world too. Like the feeling of watching someone burn down a place you cherished as a youngster. Most have their own unique opinion, like humans and their politics. Some want to enslave humans, some think it is best to eradicate humans, and some are just indifferent about it.   There has been some radical congregations lately, but no radical events until now. The Fates, known in many human cultures, have been murdered. What does this mean? Who would do this? Why would they do this? Have some radical extremists started a plan? Conspiracies are popping up all around the realms.  

What PCs do know about the world...

Mythical beings are divided into several classes, which are, from highest to lowest, Primordial, Archon, Elder, Demi, and Quasi. These are not set in stone on who is what, but does show some form of social status in the mythical society. Most receive the title as a “birthright”, some reach higher ones through hard work or other ways. Primordials are rarely scene among the everyday, nobody really knows for sure why that is.     Very few humans factually know about the realms of myth being real. Usually it is because an Archon or Elder needs or wants a human around due to their extreme flexibility in magic, so they “unlock” that portion of the human. Despite a human’s flexibility in magic, they are extremely fragile to the amount of power they can use at any one time and will combust if they use too much at once. An Archon or Elder will often teach a human how to use the type of magic they are most familiar with and sometimes, but rarely, link their own power to the human. When a human has power they are normally and will usually stay as the rank of Quasi.