Mystics of Arcana
- Must be level 20 or higher
- Open to all alignments, ethos and hometowns
- A superbly well-written description
- A thorough well-written background
- Superb roleplay
- Patronship is a plus
Tower-dwelling mushroom spammers
Originally established by Denadlyr as a refuge for the mages of his design,
the Mystics also invited peace-seeking clerics as well to study side-by-side
with the most learned of Serin. For an Age, the Mystics closed themselves
off in their Tower, content to perfect their magical arts while holding true
to Denadlyr's original vision, even long after his presence was last felt in
Serin. This all changed with the dawn of the Second Age.
In the wake of the greatest cataclysm Serin has ever known, the Mystics grew
fearful of losing their knowledge (and their lives) from a repeat of such a
disaster. Though most continued to hold true to Denadlyr's teachings, the
mage Malenfaler taught that power was the key to ensuring the safety of the
Mystics' accrued knowledge. To that end, he flung open the gates of the Tower
to many guilds that were less dedicated to magic, such as paladins and bards.
This diluted the Mystics' fraternity and purity of purpose, and also begun to
fracture the Tower's very foundations. The chaos soon spilled outside the
Tower's gates, and Malenfaler lead the Mystics outward instead of inward,
aggressively attacking innocents and hoarding wealths of weapons and armors
in their path toward contesting the LEGION for dominance of Serin.
Finally, Malenfaler made a pact with the mysterious lich Zaikkra for even
greater power to assure the Mystics of victory. With the help of the Mystics,
Zaikkra opened a portal to the Material Abyss, and thus was begun the war
called 'THE INVASION'. In the end, Zaikkra betrayed the Mystics, shattering
the Tower and stealing its sacred Globe. Malenfaler was slain and the Mystics
were utterly destroyed. Their names were cursed in Serin for many generations.
It was not until much later, after a determined group of mortals assembled
all the scattered summoning stones to summon Zaikkra again and wrested the
Globe out of the confines of Winter, that the Mystics came to be once again.
Stung by history, the new Mystics pledged to preserve knowledge by dedicating
themselves to passing it on to future generations, especially to the newest
of Serin who would be most receptive to their teachings. In this way, they
honor the original teachings of Denadlyr while striving to redeem themselves
in Serin's eyes by serving those in greatest need of guidance and assistance.
The Mystics of Arcana are the mortal vessels of the gods. Their function is
threefold: Religious work, to separate true followers from false believers;
Mentoring, to assist newcomers with finding a home in Serin; and Recordkeeping,
to learn the secrets and lores of items, areas and creatures all across the
lands and make their findings available to all who seek their knowledge. They
are the curators of the Codex, an invaluable source of information for travelers
of all ages.
Mystic ProcessMystics are expected to be devoted to religions, assisting any who need aid, and the pursuit of knowledge. This path is chosen after joining the Consortium and dedicating oneself to the appropriate pillars of knowledge. To apply, send an APPLICATION TO CONSORTIUM.
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