Gods in Ashes

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From the developer Q&A we know that there will be gods, one of them being a phoenix. But what do you guys think the other gods will be? Will they end up being birds as well or something entirely different?

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  • Isnt the Phoenix more or less the "ashes" part of name? (or is that just my imagination?) I think there are multiple ways to go about it, theres the obvious "elemental-gods" wind, fire, earth, water etc. That would make sense with the phoenix, but its kinda also a bit overused IMO. Even though its overused I'd still like to see elemental gods mixed with animals: fire-Phoenix, earth-tortoise, water-snake etc. But idk it might be to cliche ;)

    That being said please don't make it all birds, just saying:
    <img src="http://nintendonewsfix.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/how-to-catch-zapdos-articuno-moltres-feature.jpg" alt="Bidrs" />
  • Damn we have a Phoenix on our guild logo.
  • One of the gods is pictured as the Phoenix. Not saying he is a Phoenix? Or did I hear it wrong? hmm, might as well listen to the Q&A again.

    The Gods should just be humanoid beings with godly powers. Maybe the ability to transform into exotic beasts.
  • [quote quote=3417]One of the gods is pictured as the Phoenix. Not saying he is a Phoenix? Or did I hear it wrong? hmm, might as well listen to the Q&A again.

    The Gods should just be humanoid beings with godly powers. Maybe the ability to transform into exotic beasts.

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    I might've been wrong. I think the gods should be humanoids as well, but perhaps have some elemental powers as @Julemanden said :)
  • Something like this would be cool


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  • Something like this

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  • Something like this would be epic


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  • something like this would be awesome [img]http://i.imgur.com/v2892YX.jpg[/img]
  • Im just waiting someone to say "i want control god like in Conan Exiles" :p

    I just want to see kraken as sea boss :)
  • [quote quote=3423]Im just waiting someone to say “i want control god like in Conan Exiles” :p

    I just want to see kraken as sea boss <img alt="?" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2/svg/1f642.svg" />

    [/quote]

    I'm really hoping they'll make underwater content for us.
  • [quote quote=3423]Im just waiting someone to say “i want control god like in Conan Exiles” :p

    I just want to see kraken as sea boss <img alt="?" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2/svg/1f642.svg" />

    [/quote]
    We need a "be the boss"-mode :P You control the boss/god in a dungeon, can the raider get you before you get them? (dum dum dum <- adventure music).
  • To be honest I'm hoping the gods were the reason for all the previous chaos. I would enjoy the idea of the gods being some of the main bosses throughout the content.
  • [quote quote=4758]To be honest I’m hoping the gods were the reason for all the previous chaos. I would enjoy the idea of the gods being some of the main bosses throughout the content.

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    I personally would prefer not to.
    Or more specifically, I'd prefer if there were at least some sort of deity that wasn't being major pain in mortals' behinds. Not necessarily all of the gods, but at least some, or even one. I think the idea of god(s) being cause for most of the strife in fantasy worlds is a bit of overused trope, and I'd like to see gods that influence the world in positive way for change.
    Just my two cents on it.
  • I love origin stories. I just thought up a story why the people needed to leave the planet. It goes somehow like this:
    In the beginning there were the elements (fire, air, water, earth, and so on). Later out of these elements were formed the primordial beasts (from fire the phoenix, from earth the giant mountain tortoise, from water the Kraken or giant Whale or Krakenwhale :D, from air the Windsparrow). They lived in harmony with each other and with the world.

    After a time, lesser races started to appear (men, elves, orks, dwarves) the primordial beasts didn't care too much because they were left alone. At first they lived peacefully and in harmony as well, they even revered the primordial elemental beasts as gods. But as centuries/millennia went by, they started to destroy their surroundings waging wars with eachother, and killing the planet around them. In their arrogance they even forgot the holy beasts that they revered so much. The primordial beasts (aka gods :D) started to grow irritated, that their world slowly but steadily is destroyed by these lesser races, so they sent their servants, to warn the lesser races to stop what they are doing. But the lesser races were not interested, they even attacked the servans of the great beasts.

    In their fury the beasts rose up from their elemental thrones and marched against the humanoids to wipe them out. The lesser races were much in number, and they were advanced as well, but they were still not a mach against the elements. Slowly(in a few decades) they were losing. At the end only 4 cities remained, but there was no hope.
    This was the time when a young girl and a boy / brother and sister (who came from a family who still believed in the gods don'T really know from which race :P ), decided to ask the Phoenix (primordial of fire) to help them somehow survive (Why the phoenix? Because it is the beast of rebirth/second ties/renewal). The phoenix was not interested in them but it was in its nature to believe in second chances, so it set a challenge to them (which I haven't thought trough yet, so I just leave it for later :D ). They finished/survived the challenge, so the phoenix told them of a spell/way, how to leave this world (Basically it gave them the knowledge about a portal).

    They went back to the last cities, and gave each one a copy of the portal, so they could escape.
    When the Great Primordial beasts started the last and biggest attack (without the phoenix he stayed home :) ) they were just done with the portals, and at a great cost (while their warriors hold back the beasts and their servants) they could evacuate to an other world.

    After the battle no humanoid was left in this world, the primordial beasts found the portals (what they tried to destroy, but the humanoids put all their knowledge and best materials in them, so they were invincible-ish :) ), and they knew that the Phoenix gave the lesser races the knowledge to build these. They became mad with fury and went to the Phoenix. All of them together destroyed it and nothing but ash was left at the throne of fire. The primordials went back to their thrones, and fell asleep (they were tired, they used up their energies fighting the humanoids and the Phoenix).

    Little did they know, but their madness, rage and massacring the lesser races woke something up that was sleeping since the beginning of time. First it was just a small crack in space/dimension, deep under the world's surface, in a dark cave. but slowly it started to grow.

    Time passed... years, decades, centuries went by.
    The world healed its scars. The only reminder of the ancient conflicts - the portals- were covered with various weeds and plants. A small tremor was felt, and suddenly the portals - all 4 - one after an other were activated. It was first one figure who stepped out of the portal but this figure was followed by many other. The same thing happened at the remaining 3 portals as well.
    And in this same moment at the abandoned throne of fire, in the ashes of the Phoenix a little spark could be seen, and in the mids of the ashes, a small egg has been formed...


    So this is the story that I thought out. :D Sorry for the bad English, and for the weird names. :) But considering I only thought about it for 30 minutes its not too shabby if I may say so myself. :)

    What you say guys? :D Write some ideas :)
  • I think I posted this in the wrong topic. :)
    I'll post it in the basic lore.
  • I can't delete these... or is there somewhere a "delete reply" button?
  • Gods can make things feel very cheap and take away from the impact and power of players. Take D&D 5e for example; I understand the vast differences between Dungeons and Dragons and an MMO, but hear me out.

    There's a god for just about everything. And sub gods for more specific things. Entire events occur solely because the gods act by themselves or command their followers to do things. Half the time it feels like humans and other races are in the world INCIDENTALLY, instead of their PURPOSEFULLY.

    So hopefully they're limited <strong><em>HEAVILY</strong></em> in terms of their interaction with the world. I'm talking Dark Souls levels of interaction. They're there, but you could swear they aren't. There's a few mechanics and groups/activities related to them, but they have only kickstarted the central lore and realmspace.
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