The Divine Gate seals the world of Erathia away from divine influence and the interference of the Great Old Ones. To save their creation and end the War Against the Far Realm, the gods lured the greatest of the Old Ones out beyond the crystal sphere of the world and sealed it with a Divine Gate.
In the past, mortals could become powerful enough to claim divine power and become avatars, saints, or demi-gods. Now, when a mortal becomes too powerful, they feel the pull of the Divine Gate. Eventually, if they become too strong, they are pulled out of the world to the realms of the gods.
Closing the Divine Gate
A story about me! My favorite! I wonder what's gonna happen?
On the final day of the War, the great hero Gemini, Avatar of Naraky the Trickster, fled beyond the sky with the Sleeper in a chicken's egg in his pocket. The Great Old Ones lumbered after him, sensing the Great Master's impending rebirth.
Gemini danced in front of death, laughing as the Gods of Insanity popped his illusions one by one. His laughter mixed with tears as his companions fell to the aberrant horde.
The Lords of Greystone sacrificed themselves as a distraction. Long enough for the Gods to rise from the world below. The Divine Host rose up to push and drag the Great Old Ones out of the Crystal Sphere and shut the Divine Gate behind them.
Realising that they had been fooled, the enraged horde descended upon Gemini. With a final laugh, he crushed the egg in his hand and faded away into legend.
Until very recently, it was believed to be impossible for divine beings to exist inside the Crystal Sphere. However, the god Malfador recently succeeded in creating a weakened avatar to house his divine spirit. As long as his avatar, Xeno remains below a certain level of power, Malfador can walk the world in his body.
Malfador revels in his current status as the only god with an avatar. He rules the Cult of Malfador directly, consolidating his power on the mortal plane and advancing the cause of the Hell Week Accords.
The Egg of the Old Ones
Warlocks and cultists know that the world was an Egg of the Old Ones.