The beginning Cronus sired several children by Rhea: Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. But he swallowed them all as soon as they were born, since he had learned from Gaia and Uranus that he was destined to be overcome by his own son as he had overthrown his own father—an oracle that Rhea was to hear and avert. When Zeus was about to be born, Rhea sought Gaia to devise a plan to save him, so that Cronus would get his retribution for his acts against Uranus and his own children. Rhea gave birth to Zeus in Crete, handing Cronus a rock wrapped in swaddling clothes, which he promptly swallowed.After reaching manhood, Zeus forced Cronus to disgorge his siblings in reverse order of swallowing. After the War of the Titans, Zeus shared the world with his elder brothers, Poseidon and Hades: Zeus got the sky and air, Poseidon the waters, and Hades the world of the dead (the underworld). The master of the skies then built a magical city: Mount Olympus! The War of the Titans II Hades, tired of has emerged from the Underworld to defy Zeus, his brother! The second battle of the Titans had began! Gods, Cyclopes, Dragons, Griffins, Unicorns, Nymphs, Wraiths, Undeads, Trolls, Gnomes, Medusas, Basiliks, Succubus, Wraiths, Mermaids, Manticores and many other foul creatures were involved in this complex war! The fall of Olympus The Underworld Master was able to overthrow the Lord of the Skies and took control of the magical Olympus! With Zeus fallen, the city of Olympus was not able to hold in thin air, as it did before! And so Olympus fell! Literally! With high speed it came down from the skies only to crash into the ground! There was a very loud bang that has heard everywhere in Kyrll... the only reason that it did not crumble into bits was because it is a magical city. The challenge When Gaia heard of the fallen city, she became to worry... Hades was now in control of the underworld and the skies... soon enough hordes of undead became to emerge from the deeps of the earth... she knew that he hated mankind and was set to destroy them. Unable to interfere directly, she started to look for capable humans enough to defeat Hades. She started to prepare magical weapons to help humans fight against the resentful God. SETTINGS MOD: none (basic Bts) Planet: Kryll Map: Huge Human players: 4 Game Master: 1 AI: a few (unknown for now) Barbarians: hordes! VICTORY CONDITIONS - To please Gaia by conquering inexpugnable Olympus and becaming a Demi-God - To please Hades and destroy all humans, thus being converted into a powerfull Ringwraith - To ignore the Gods and building flying machines to escape this wretched world (Space Victory) HEROES 01. Richter Scale, the crippled lunatic Engineer 02. Dionys Biliades, the gorgeous disorganized semi-Dark Elf, loved by men, hated by women 03. Gaius Palutius, the greedy puritan Leader 04. Uncle Flower, the beloved rich&naive Hippie GENERAL HOUSERULES - There can be no outside communication (email or similar) of players until they meet each other in the game - Giving cities must have a prior approval by the Game Master - Humans can not trade techs among themselves - Humans can trade techs with the AI (unlikely but allowed) GOD's RULES - God's rules can be "broken" by humans but this may lead to the disliked by the Goddess Gaia, so humans should think twice (or four times?) before they break them... - The God's rules are dynamic so you should give indication to your advisors to keep a look out for them. - Humans can not give away their location or to show large maps that reveals their position (rule to be altered later on). - There will be (subjective) bonuses for good story telling in the threads. HUMAN RULES -RICHTER 1. Can not run FREE MARKET 2. Not public yet 3. Not public yet 4. Not public yet HUMAN RULES - DIONYS 1. Can not run BUREAUCRACY 2. Not public yet 3. Not public yet 4. Not public yet HUMAN RULES - GAIUS 1. Can not run SLAVERY 2. Not public yet 3. Not public yet 4. Not public yet HUMAN RULES - UNCLE FLOWER POWER 1. Can not run POLICE STATE 2. Not public yet 3. Not public yet 4. Not public yet QUESTS Gaia has decided to communicate indirectly with humans, through their dreams and sometimes using Sages. She is aiming to gradually test the humans giving them quests and rewarding them with magical weapons to defeat evil magical creatures. Slowly, she expects that natural selection will lead to a brave hero that is able to conquer Olympus. There are different type of Quests in this game. Most of them are public but a few will be private (secret). Completing a Quest will lead to a certain reward, that can be of several types. It can be a small quantity of food to help the journey, it can be a magical weapon to fight magical creatures or it can be something truly overwhelming! Some Quests are generic, which means that everyone that achieves it will be given a prize, but the first one to achieve it will always be given the a better reward. In some cases, the Quests will be specific, which means that there will only be one prize. Quest 1 Goal: kill an undead creature Type: Generic simple quest Reward: small prize (for all) Status: unfulfilled Quest2 Goal: not active yet Type: Generic Quest Reward: relevant reward for all that achieve it (with bonus for the 1st one to achieve it) Status: unfilled Questx Goal: not active yet Type: MAJOR Specific Quest Reward: humungous reward (only for one) Status: unfilled Final note To play this game you must have imagination and not take things too literally! As this is unmodded I can not create magical weapons, undead creatures, flying carpets, Gods, etc. So we can do this but we have to do like little children and "see" things (as a Berserker called Troll being an actual Troll) There are certain conventions that we can take for the game: Undead= units that are called undead (valid for any other creature) Magical Weapons = units with special promotions Magical Arrows = units with gunpowder ... Details are still being finalized... I ask your patient a little while longer... .