Created: 2005-09-11 18:07:07
Deep within a dense jungle on the Isle of Maxim, there lay an altar, laid in some material unfathomable to the inhabitants of Maxim. Unfathomable even to those dozens of tribes which waged war around it for centuries.
Long ago, far longer than the memories of Maxim or Tonan would care to remember, a prophesy was foretold of the power latent within the altar. The prophecy delineated that the altar wasn't merely a holy place of worship. No, instead it was a conduit for the energy that each and every being had within their soul - the emotions, the sanctity, and the fragility that was inherent within everyone. It warned that, were enough souls to accumulate within a proximity of ten miles of the altar, it would unleash destructive power that would kill everyone therein. Thusly, the tribes of the Gy'Bur warred relentlessly, killing each other off, battling for supremacy, while maintaining a number of souls far below the altar's destructive threshold.
A decade ago, however, with the disappearance of the prophets, and the emergence of mortal avatars upon the Isle, the celestial forces which kept the altar in check disappeared. Some said that the altar was created by Foret, who strove to maintain order among an unruly assemblage of tribes; others pointed out it was congruent with Isonia's creativity and cruelness; still others held the notion that it grew from a shard of Darden's bowl, a mere fragment of godhood forgotten in the lore of the Gods, fallen from the heavens as a gift to His followers. In any event, the point was moot: the Gods were gone, and the Avatars reigned supreme, remnants of an ancient and forgotten past.
They chose their allegiance with little more than passing care: Barnabas, it seemed, led a warrior's life, and this mode de vie closely mirrored that of the tribes. With each passing season since the fall of the Gods, the mystics of the tribe noted that the altar was changing, growing, shifting. Some parts were translucent. Facets upon the altar shimmered when sunlight struck them at certain angles. What was not immediately apparent, however, was that the altar's radius of power was increasing. Realization began as a series of off-hand comments and footnotes in reports of trading caravans which travelled far and wide across the Isle. The feeling which struck the heart and caused it to beat just slightly faster, a feeling which the caravaners were well-attuned to, was afflicting them farther and farther outside of the altar's radius.
It was not long, despite the continuous warfare in which the tribes were engaged, that the leaders of the tribes became grave with concern. The altar's reach soon ran outside of their territory, into the realms of the unanointed. It became increasingly obvious that the Threshold would eventually be reached, even if the tribes fought each other to extinction. Driven together by common cause, they held a meeting, and, after a long and arduous process of consultation, they agreed that the tribes must work together to protect the Isle from outright destruction.
Their goal was to cajole, entice, induce, and force the other inhabitants of the Isle to reduce their numbers in line with the threshold, to save the Isle from destruction. The Elite Hordes of Gy'Bur, minds sharpened by centuries of warfare, driven by the will to survive, tempered with the wisdom of Barnabas, strove forward in order to keep the realm of Maxim in check, and ensure that the threshold was not crossed.
Squad Leader: Squad Leader
Full Member: Soldier
Member: Trusted Member
Newbie: New Member
This shall be the first foray into this world by TEHGB
1. Posting & The Message Boards
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I. Do not make an ass of yourself.
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2. The Chain of Command
Tribe Leader (rank 1) - This is only rank within the guild. If you are not a tribe leader of the clans of Gy'Bur, you are not part of the guild.
There are no rules for promotion. Each Tribe Leader is a leader in his or her own right. They are all equal, and share in the planning of war strategy, diplomacy and intelligence gathering. The guild is run as a council.
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You must be the leader of a tribe. Please make sure to let the other Tribe Leaders know
- Which tribe you represent (your kingdom name)
- What name you go by (your leadername)
- Your tribe's banner, that scribes might be able to identify you to deliver messages (your ICQ)
Failure to do so will result in rejection of your application.