Welcome to Swordsfall

An Overview of a World in Flux

Welcome to the world of Tikor and the story of Swordsfall. The land within is one of wonder and at the same time, profound horror. On Tikor, you don't have to wonder if the gods are real, or if the legends are true, the proof is often within walking distance. For in this world, the gods live amongst the mortals they created. Though just as much as symbols of the people are alive, so are their nightmares. Just below the surface a source of corruption grander than anyone can fathom, lurks ever so silently, awaiting its grand moment. The bond between humans and their divine is more interwoven than mortals know, and the gods let on to.
     

Tikor

The world is split almost entirely into two different halves, only connected by one piece of land, The Isle. With the world basically cut in twine, the various cultures and land developed quite differently. Tikor consists of the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Hemisphere and The Grand Divide. On The Grand Divide sits a few independent nations that operate largely outside of the normal global cycle.
 

Tikor

Tikor
Geographic Location | Jun 23, 2019

A planet crafted directly on the lifecurrent, Etherforce, by the divine goddess Ishvana.

The legends depict an epic battle between the gentle creator of all, Ishvana, and the malignant symbol of corruption, Xavian. The tale of wonder and surface includes the birth of the Second Sun, the creation of Dragons and shattering of planes.

The Grand Divide

The Grand Divide
Geographic Location | Sep 19, 2018

The vast and dangerous ocean that wraps the globe and separates the land continent of Tikor.

The ocean doesn't just sit idly on Tikor, the water is alive and teeming with action. The Grand Divide is a sapphire arena full of hurricanes, lightning storms, typhoons, cryptic portals, buccaneers, kraken and more. To ride the seas isn't just a hobby, it's a way of life that can end at the bottom of blue.

 

Adume

Adume
Geographic Location | Dec 4, 2019

The Second Sun of Tikor that seems to beam eternally on Vinyata. The former womb of The Wretched Ones.

The Second Son bears down on Tikor. A grim reminder of a distant and dark time that still haunts the world. What secrets are left in its scarred and angry husk?

The Origin Story

How Tikor Was Born
Myth | Dec 4, 2019

A fairy tale about the origins of Tikor and the battle over its fate

It's a story told to almost every young child around the world in some fashion or another. The true tale of when a malevolent shadow appeared to Tikor

   


   

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The Northern Hemisphere of Tikor is mostly forest climate, with the center part being the densest. The northernmost parts of the hemisphere are covered in snow cap mountains and down to southern beaches. From smelly swamps in the east to enormous sky-piercing mountains in the west.

Garuda

Garuda
Geographic Location | Jul 29, 2019

The grassland and forest region of northern Tikor. Home of The Divinity and The Karu.

The forest area of the north is named Garuda after the fiery phoenix deity that settled into the area. It is ruled by The Divine Order of the Phoenix, a devote order that was hand-picked by their gods, The Divinity.

Grimnest

Grimnest
Geographic Location | Sep 28, 2018

An isolated, godless region isolated by The Canopy and Enkai. Home to Heaven's Fall and Omicron

To the west of Garuda, almost hidden behind Enkai Mountains sits a land devoid of gods. Grimnest is an area, not a nation, as all the people are free to do as they wish. The Grimm are the people that call it home, as well as Omicron Technologies and several pirate factions.

Hawklore

Hawklore
Geographic Location | Jun 23, 2019

Located in the eastern corner of the Northern pensisula, Hawklore is the oldest country on Tikor. Thanks in no small part to its God King, Hawken

On the eastern edge of the northern region sits the small nation of Hawklore. While small in size it's an economic beast that's lead by the God King, Hawken. He formed the Nation of Hawklore to oversee his territory.


     


 

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The Southern Hemisphere of Tikor is almost solely an arid, desert region. The outer edges are extremely hot and almost inhospitable with the most western part of the hemisphere being devoid of normal life.

Vinyata

Vinyata
Geographic Location | Oct 22, 2019

The hot desert region of Southern Tikor

The vast portion of the livable desert area in the south is known as Vinyata. The Republic of Vinyata controls the area, a republic created by the defector dragon, Ryuujin.

Ramnos

Ramnos
Geographic Location | Oct 17, 2019
In the most southern part of the southern Tikor, sits a desert kingdom in turmoil. Ramnos has a new King, one which executed the former king, his own younger cousin.

   

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Garuda Town by Sabina Lewis/Swordsfall Studios


   

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Independent nations sit on the waters of The Grand Divide, standing apart from the normal ceaseless struggle that the main countries indulge in. With the restless and tumultuous ocean keeping most at bay, these independent factions are largely left to themselves.

The Isle

The Isle
Geographic Location | Sep 5, 2018

The only true neutral country in the land and the tie between Northern and Southern Tikor.

An independent nation, well one that tries to be independent in the face of being the road that combines the world.

   


     
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The Karu

The Karu
Ethnicity | Oct 23, 2019

Prideful artist and nature inclined architects , they make up the majority in Garuda and the Order of the Phoenix

Nature minded architects, The Karu have settled into Garuda and truly made it there home. Enormous monuments to their deities can be seen from miles away. A testament to their skill and faith.

The Lucomi

The Lucomi
Ethnicity | Oct 9, 2018

A semi nomadic culture on a search for their missing home

One day their gods left and their capital city disappeared. Now they wander Tikor, searching for home.

 

The See'er

The See'er
Ethnicity | Jul 1, 2019

A secretive culture revered and feared alike for their ability to read the future

The See'er are a secretive group of oracles that tend to keep to themselves in the northern mountain range of Garuda. Once a year thousands of people flock from around the world to hear their high ranking diviners predict the future.

The Dracon

The Dracon
Ethnicity | Nov 6, 2019

Descendents of the former Wretched One, Ryuujin. They have settled the deserts of Vinyata and make up the Republic of Vinyata.

The descendants of a rogue dragon, the Dracon are shunned by the North for transgressions they've never done. In the remote desert lands of Southern Tikor, they've established a life in domed cities.

The Grimm

The Grimm
Ethnicity | Sep 12, 2018

A culture of hard nosed farmers who honor the spirits of their family

In a world of gods the Grimm worship none. Instead, they venerate the spirits of relatives of old. Living life by their family traditions alone.

The Wanderers

The Wanderers
Ethnicity | Dec 5, 2019

The true nomads of Tikor, their caravan circles the globe.

The Wanderers have no home or origin, nor do they care to. They are the true nomads of Tikor and consider all of it there home. They travel the world selling items rarely seen in certain parts of the world.

The Malikar

The Mali-kar
Ethnicity | Oct 29, 2019

The culture that resides in and created Ramnos, perfecting Hekan through science.

With the land of madness to there west, the people of Ramnos have had to learn to live under a constant state of watchful eye. Through science, they study the arts of Hekan.

The Children of Hawken

Children of Hawken
Ethnicity | Oct 29, 2019

A culture of humans crafted in Hawken's very own image.

The god king Hawken, did more than merely create his own children. But he manipulated every strand of their DNA to be perfect citizens of his country.

   


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The world is made up of Ether and its flow of energy called the Etherforce. Over time, humans have figured out how to harness these natural energies. This is what we call Hekan.

Etherforce

Etherforce
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Oct 29, 2019

A giant and invisible flow of Ether. It flows through the universe and each living thing.

Ether doesn't just exist and float around the universe. It flows with a natural current, one of which Tikor sits on. This is called Etherforce.

Hekan

Hekan
Physical / Metaphysical Law | Sep 19, 2019

The system by which humans are able to use Ether to tap into divine power

Humans have learned to harness the Ether in themselves or others to create amazing effects. This process is called Hekan.

Xavian's Touch

Xavian's Touch
Condition | Dec 9, 2018

Infection caused by Xavian that leads to Raksha possession

While Tikor is home to foul forces and curses, Xavian's Touch is something different. Something darker. Scarier.

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The Eras of Tikor


The world of Tikor is divided into three known Eras. Recorded history by humans can only go back to the beginning of the Divine Age. Though deities have often spoken about the dark and unknown time before then, simply dubbed The Divine Wars by many scholars.

  The Divine Wars (D.W) Unknown
Over 2000 years Ago
The dark and mysterious time period that predates man's written history. The deities don't often talk about it, but what humans do know is that there was much infighting. Some suggest the Dark Lord, Xavian was able to sway more than elementals to his side.

  The Divine Age (D.A) 2000 years
10 Years Ago
 
The Golden Age of human expansion. Most of the great nations formed around this time rallied around their respective deities.

  Age of Reckoning (A.R) 10 years
Modern Times
The current Era that started after the deadly world-changing events of The Day of Reckoning and The Longest Night.

Factions of Tikor


From God Kings to Pirates, Tikor is full of various factions and nations, either vying for control of land or freedom. A flag on Tikor doesn't just mean representing your nation, but also the principles, people, and deities that are woven in it.


Order of the Divine Phoenix Flag
The Divine Order of the Phoenix Official Flag

 
Vinyata Flag
Republic of Vinyata Official Flag

 
Hawken Flag
Nation of Hawklore Official Flag

 
Omicron Flag
Omicron Technologies Official Flag

 
Heaven's Fall Flag
Heaven's Fall Official Flag

 
Nyama's Crucible Flag
Nyama's Crucible Official Flag

 
Celestial Shield Flag
The Celestial Shield of Eternal Flame Official Flag

 

Professions


Forgewhisperer
Profession | Oct 23, 2019

The art of whispering Ether while forging, creating strengthened or magical items

Shadowtail
Profession | Oct 23, 2019

Mystical protectors of the King of Garuda aided by the shadows.

Sentrylock
Profession | Nov 11, 2019

A group of tattooed protectors. Primarily serve as bodyguards for Crystal Priests

Celestial Shield
Profession | Oct 23, 2019

Shield wielding warriors that invoke the Pangool to fuel their magical defenses.

Griot
Profession | Oct 31, 2019

With the ability to memorize everything they see and hear, they are the keepers of history

Dreamweaver
Profession | Nov 2, 2019

An order of diviners tasked with maintaining the The Tapestry

Crystal Priest
Profession | Oct 23, 2019

People born with the Cobalt Mutation who have been trained in its use

Spellbinder
Profession | Oct 23, 2019

The art of binding spells into physical objects

Spirit Medium
Profession | Oct 25, 2019

Hekan users who channel spirits through them, giving them a voice once more.

Invoker
Profession | Oct 26, 2019

Hekan user's who specialize in using Etherforce to cause physical effects.

Jalen
Profession | Oct 24, 2019

Diviners with the Power of Word. Chroniclers of the Common People.

Deadquiver
Profession | Oct 29, 2019

Skilled archers with the spirits of old at there side


Comments

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20 Nov, 2018 00:49

This introductory page is a work of art. How much of this formatting can be done without Guild-only CSS access? Were you able to do this since it's an article and not a category?

22 Nov, 2018 07:53

90% of this requires CSS and guild features. Customization and making it pretty like this IS the perk of being in the guild!

22 Nov, 2018 15:50

OH NO, THEY GOT ME WITH THE THANKSGIVING SALE! Now I just need to get on your level.

16 Mar, 2019 19:39

This is just what I was looking for!   I did notice that the second sentence of the second paragraph (under the big TIKOR heading) should probably read: "With the world basically cut in twain, the various..."; rather than "With the world basically cut in twine, the various...".

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