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Lord Pyro I
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The Drums of War

The Cult of Tak can spread their influence no further. Already they have infiltrated every corner of the world. Lowly criminals, corrupted thralls and marauding hoards all bow to that god of madness known only as Xau Tak and the rising power of his mysterious servant. Even placed among the ranks of their enemies there is the occasional Lord that secretly smiles at news of their approach, the handful of warriors more compromised than they themselves yet realise. No there is no way for the cult to expand its influence further than they already have.... Without bloodshed.

Now is the time when the sword and the spear and the hammer are taken up and the legions prepare to march forth against the lands of their hated enemies, the good, the bad and the worst. From Forinthry to Kharidia from Kandarin to Morytania they will make no distinction between the wicked and the innocent, the young and the old, the strong or the weak.

Already they are marching in force. In the northern mountains, a single corrupted seed that reached here has blossomed into a great tide. It is fearful enough to face even one troll risen from the grave but the vast hoard now brought forth is beyond anything the Imperial Guard ever trained for.

In the east the corruption has spread like wildfire through the cruel khans and other denizens of that region. Too late they perceived the danger, now fleets of the damned travel though it unchecked and unchallenged killing at will. They raid not for resources but for fresh meat to swell their numbers further. Human, seasinger, sea monster it makes no difference to them, for there is no creature born that Xau Tak cannot corrupt for his own ends.

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"The greatest endeavors are achieved because of their selfless intent"
#WarIsComing

19-Sep-2019 19:31:45

Lord Pyro I
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But the bulk of their power rests at Deamonheim, besieged in part by the forces of the Zamorakian Empire. Every day more drones are ripped apart at the frontlines, cast aside in an effort to keep darkness in the mountain from spreading across the plains of the Wilderness. Every day it gets harder to maintain the pretense that the siege is working. For all the strength of the Empire this threat seems impossible to contain. Still Lord Pyro remains locked away in his citadel, far away at the northern most reach of the world. He sees no one but his most trusted servants and still refuses to speak of what he learned of the cult’s master except to say that an invasion of Deamonheim itself is impossible.

So in this state of affairs, where the stagnation of nations has allowed the cult to grow so powerful, has it been left to late. Will the great kingdoms weather this storm and drive back Xau Tak’s influence o r will they be swamped by an ocean of corpses?

-OOC-

Hello to all those who have stopped by to take a look at this. Thank you for reading.

Essentially this will be a continuation of the darkness rising plotline as the stakes begin to to rise. The Cult of Tak is now beginning its opening salvo of open war against the major kingdoms (apart from Forinthry who it’s been fighting for some time).

I really hope that this storyline will be able to drive activity and bring us all together through the presence of a shared threat. As well as being a great overall threat the main antagonist (for reasons that will be explained later in the story) has a kind of omnipresent telepathic ability and considerable knowledge of all preceeding events on w42 that I hope can be used to communicate with specific characters and challenge them on elements of the past which will hopefully bring some character development to those that choose to get involved in this.
"The greatest endeavors are achieved because of their selfless intent"
#WarIsComing

19-Sep-2019 19:32:11

Lord Pyro I
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As some of the characters involved in this storyline are obviously very powerful I do ask for a certain amount of indulgence from those who chose to get involved. I believe the power of the antagonist will ultimately prove to be a benefit to the overall story.

Enjoy!

Contents

1.1 Intro
1.2 Intro (cont)
1.3 Contents & Upcoming Events
1.4 Monsters
1.5 Rules
1.6 War Summary
1.7 War Summary (cont)
1.8 Application
1.9 Census
1.10 Census (cont)
2.1 - 2.10 The story so far
3.1 You may now post

Upcoming Events

20/10/2019 - Let Battle Commence - While the dull mass of the Cult's main horde is still making its slow stumbling way through the icy passes of White Wolf Mountain to take up their positions for the assault, the Cult has opted to put together a small strike force to make a first strike upon the port town of Catherby. The strike force is mainly comprised of a handful of cultists and their undead allies but they have also found a surprising way to bring some artillery to bare.

TBD - False Flag - Menaphos stands as the jewel of the south east, the largest and most importantly wealthiest city in the region. Such wealth and free trade has brought peace, prosperity and indulgence despised by the Cult. Thus they have long lain plans to destroy this affront to their ideals and remove the largest port in the region that is not now beholden to their own agents. However concerned at what the fleets of the Elidian Dominion might do to their own pirate armada the Cult intends to unleash a false flag attack on the city and pin the blame on one of their other enemies in the region, Zamorak's Union.
"The greatest endeavors are achieved because of their selfless intent"
#WarIsComing

19-Sep-2019 19:32:26 - Last edited on 20-Oct-2019 13:13:06 by Lord Pyro I

Lord Pyro I
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Monsters

A list of the various monstrous units that are in play by various factions in the war. List will be updated as more varieties are discovered.

Lycerta - The result of experimentation of demonology to possess lower lifeforms. Fast moving, quadruped, grey fur, razor sharp teeth & claws with deadly venom, tails shoot fire bolts - avoid

Mutated Lycerta - The result of cultist experimentation on Lycerta. Larger, black skin, limited shapeshifting abilities resulting in multitude of possible forms. Common changes include mandibles, bipedal & wings.

Undead - 'nuff said

Mutated human - human afflicted with takkian plague that causes mutations. Common mutations include tendrils and/or petrification of arms into black obsidian and size increase.

Abomination - Kraken like creature that seems to be made of shadows and can exist on land or water. Occasionally summoned by powerful cultist mages but ability to do this seems to be limited.

Drones - Animated suits of armour created by the Mahjarrat Lord Pyro to serve as a basic labor force and footsoldiers in his army. Tend to be immensely strong and difficult to put completely out of commission but also slow and exceeding stupid. Multiple designs have been created to serve different roles required by the Union including: Service, Battle, Stealth, Magic, Prison and Command.

- Expect this list to grow as more horrors arrive on the battlefield (alternatively feel free to pitch your own ideas)
"The greatest endeavors are achieved because of their selfless intent"
#WarIsComing

19-Sep-2019 19:32:36 - Last edited on 20-Oct-2019 13:11:23 by Lord Pyro I

Lord Pyro I
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Lord Pyro I

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Rules

1.No Bullying of any form whatsoever
2.All jagex rules must be observed
3.All roleplay rules are still to be generally observed to ensure that the Rp remains largely consist with the rest of W42. As has been noted some of the antagonists in this rp will be more powerful than anything normally allowed within public rp on W42. However as I can see that it would be unfair to make this entirely one sided I will allow players on the protagonist side to also apply with characters more powerful than normally used on W42. Please be warned I will retain veto power over this to ensure that we do not get so many as to spoil the intended effect of the roleplay in general.
"The greatest endeavors are achieved because of their selfless intent"
#WarIsComing

19-Sep-2019 19:32:46

Lord Pyro I
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Application

For Gielinor


Character Name:
Age:
Race:
Religion (if any):
Associated POK (if any):
Greatest Fear:
Primary hope/ambition:

For the Cult


Character Name;
Age:
Race:
Position within the Cult:
Appearance:
Backstory:
"The greatest endeavors are achieved because of their selfless intent"
#WarIsComing

19-Sep-2019 19:33:21 - Last edited on 20-Oct-2019 12:43:51 by Lord Pyro I

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