Dark Gate Lore

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#1
An important note: What is listed here and what the common person actually knows are not the same thing. While it is a somewhat widespread belief that many of the gods are dead or never existed, saying that and saying that someone knows about what Matthias did are not the same thing. The gods almost never acted in any direct fashion, and as the world spun on without them their presence was not missed... Initially at least. Cults with genuine knowledge regarding the deaths or sealing of certain deities are rare and often guard the source of their knowledge, lest it destroy what little faith people still have. Most of the gods are still worshiped in one form or another even after the decline of faith in general following the loss of their influence, and while the benefits of such faith might be objectively questionable, many of those possessing such information are of deep faith themselves and thus opt not to reveal the death of the deities that they revere to the general public.

Also, keep in mind that this is what I'm choosing to reveal at this time. There may be more to an entry than I let on, but that would get revealed in the actual game and then eventually edited in here.

The Heavens in Ruins
A list of deities in DG-Verse
Part 1

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#2
Re: Lore

The Heavens in Ruins
A list of deities in DG-Verse
Part 2

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#3
Re: Lore

The Heavens in Ruins
A list of deities in DG-Verse
Part 3

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
Mar 28, 2009
1,765
0
#4
Re: Lore

Glory of the Hive
A history of the Shadow Demons in DG-verse

By Tassadar's request, I'm posting the Shadow Demon species' (approved, canon) history in DG. I may create one of those timeline thingies when I'm set on dates.


On The Nature Of Shadow Demons
Spoiler


Birth, xxxxxx PI - xxxxx PI
Spoiler



Rise, xxxxx PI - 10000 PI
Spoiler


Fall, 10000 PI: Advent Of The Devourer
Spoiler



The New Shadow Demon Race, 10000 PI - 25 PI
Spoiler


The Price Of Vengance, 25 PI - 2 PI
Spoiler




Present Day, 2 PI - 0 PI
Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#5
Re: Lore

Hell's Children
The Various Demonic Races
Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#6
Re: Lore

Heaven's Children
Angels
Spoiler


Timeline
4900 BAI
-First angels are seen.
4800 BAI
-The first nephilim are born, the results of angels and mortal races such as the humans and elves. This results in the Nephilim incident, at the end of which angels were barred from loving mortals by the archangels, the only time that they have ever really enforced their unofficial leadership.
4400 BAI
-The angels enter conflict with the summer court of the fey due to a conflict caused by the archangel Michael refusing the advances of Titania, Queen of the Summer Court. This conflict lasts for a decade and a half, and very nearly results in the destruction of the mortal world due to the forces unleashed by the competing powers. The gods step in and demand peace.
4000 BAI
-The angels battle demons for the first time, and do so with a savagery and passion never before displayed by the normally peaceful immortals. This leads some to believe that they were created to fight the demons, though no proof of such has ever been found.
3500 BAI
-The angels officially join the fey, resulting in slight alterations to their nature. Despite this, they owe no allegiance to the four courts, and are generally considered an unofficial court of their own. The alterations caused by this allow angels to reproduce with mortals and produce angels rather than nephilim.
3000 BAI
-The angels once more battle the demons, showing even greater hatred for their immoral opposites than before.
-The first angel falls from grace during the invasion, becoming a demon. This phenomenon causes the angels to become much more cautious in their later dealings with demons and other supernatural powers.
2000 BAI
-The angels reduced presence is noted by the demons during their invasion, though they have little opportunity to capitalize on the reduced resistance to their attacks given the massively increased power of Matthias following his slaughter of many of the other gods. Unbeknownst to the demons, the angels had foreseen Matthias obliteration of the demon’s forces and decided not to endanger their own in the crossfire.
1000 BAI
-The angels are ready for the demon’s invasion, and prevent the demons from establishing a beachhead, thus all but avoiding the invasion. No mortals ever learn of this.
2 BAI
-The angels are unprepared and pre-occupied by other matters in the mortal world, mostly dealing with smaller groups of demons that have sprung up since the last invasion, and thus can devote few of their number to Artmirst.
The Year of the Invasion
-Some angels feel dark portents just before the aliens arrive, but none are prepared for what is to come. The angels scramble to defend the mortal world from the grey tide, but barring a few victories they are largely unable to push back the vastly superior numbers fielded by the invaders.
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#7
Re: Lore

The Rarer Breeds
The Lore of Uncommon Races

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#8
Re: Lore

Dotet
A Game of Monsters and Legends

Spoiler



The Acheron Arena Trading Card Gamer
You can't even handle the derp

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#9
Re: Lore

Orcs
The Terror of the Northlands

Spoiler



A Rundown of Orc Culture

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#10
Re: Lore

Badaria
The Empire of Men and Machines

Spoiler


Timeline

12,000 BAI
-First humans move South across the Gormoia mountain range from Crolia, West from Anudor, and North from the Great Sea to colonize what would eventually become Badaria.
11,000 BAI
-Early groups that would eventually become the Badarian noble families form, some settlers are pushed East into the Amazon by competing groups and join with the people colonizing the jungle in order to create the early Amazonian kingdoms.
10,800 BAI
-Badarian noble houses rise, turning the countryside into a series of dozens of small, feudal kingdoms, each with its own set of lords.
10,100 BAI
-Houses Alvar and Varien join with the marriage of House Alvar's firstborn heir and House Varien's firstborn daughter, marking the first major political marriage in recorded Badarian history.
10,090 BAI
-Artorius Dovikulus Alvar, the first king, assumes power after the murder of his parents and sister by enemies of his family, adopting the last name Alvarien and thus creating his own House from the ashes of those of his parents. After taking his revenge, he begins a war that eventually unites all of Badaria.
10,080 BAI
-The first empire is founded, uniting Badaria for the first time.
10,010 BAI
-The First King, Artorius Dovikulus Alvar, dies peacefully in his sleep. One of his sons assumes the throne.
9,860 BAI
-The First Empire crumbles, leaving House Alvarien destitute and friendless in a land even then being divided up among the other noble houses.
521 BAI
-Thomas Markhov Sengir, the man who would eventually become the Lich King, is born in Argent Vale.
497 BAI
-Thomas finds the strange artifact in a crater on the night of a meteor shower, and when he comes into contact with it it changes him. Knowledge and arcane might suddenly at his fingertips, he begins his search for more power.
443 BAI
-The Lich King takes control of a number of noble families through coercion, bribery, threats, and enchantment. He uses this force and advanced technology to conquer the rest of the country over the next 35 years, thus creating the Second Empire.
408 BAI
-The Lich King takes control of the whole of Badaria and crowns himself emperor, beginning four centuries of tyranny.
The Year of the Invasion
-The Lich King vanishes when the aliens attack, and it is presumed that he was among those taken. Alberik the Outsider connects the artifact uncovered by the Lich King to the invaders after pouring over aging tomes in the Academy and communicating with a captured Elder Lord.
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#11
Re: Lore

Simple Economics
It's in the title ladies and gentlemen...

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#12
Re: Lore

Honor in Battle
A collection of knightly orders, mercenary groups, and martial arts schools (and others where appropriate)


Spoiler
 
Last edited:

Smokefish

Needs to go commit sudoku
Moderator
Nov 15, 2008
1,091
0
#13
Re: Lore

The Ember Brood
A summary of the history, of one of the younger races, born from the union of a Dragon and his Demon concubines, and how they fell before they had a chance to rise.

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#14
Re: Lore

From the Great Beyond
Aliens

History
Spoiler


Codex
Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#15
Re: Lore

What Lies Beneath the Waves
The Sea

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#16
Re: Lore

In Emerald Twilight
The Fey

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#17
Re: Lore

Frequently Asked Questions
And assorted other stuff that makes me want to tear MY FUCKING HAIR OUT WHEN I HAVE TO ANSWER IT FOR THE TEN THOUSANDTH GOD DAMN MOTHERFUCKING TIME

I actively encourage people to edit this with things if they have the power, or PM me with rulings I've made in the shoutbox or via PMs, even if it doesn't particularly relate directly to lore.

Spoiler


Sort of Secret Planning Zone! No one looks in this thread, right?
Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#18
Re: Lore

Item Lore
Delicious Treasure!

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#19
Re: Lore

The Poisons of Nature
Diseases, Pests, and Plagues!

Spoiler
 
Last edited:
OP
OP
Tassadar

Tassadar

Panda King
Moderator
Nov 10, 2008
16,011
83
#20
Re: Lore

Relics
Legendary Artifacts

Spoiler
 
Last edited: