Cemetery - Proposed Back story

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John P
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Cemetery - Proposed Back story

Post by John P » 23 May 2009, 03:37

Twenty years ago, a well respected guild of magicians claimed that mana could be used for necromancy. Early during their study of the art, still theoretical, Sir Truk Dermish, the great hero of Tempus, was killed in battle. The citizens and leaders of Hurnscald knew of the magicians studies and demanded that they take action and resurrect their fallen hero. Facing expulsion from an emotional society, the guild gathered in the cemetery. As they read from the runes they had fashioned, they poured all of their hope and energy into the magic of mana to bring back Sir Truk. They did not realize the power of their spells, however. The ground suddenly began to shake as remains of the dead began unearthing themselves from the ground. Lost spirits materialized and risen bodies angrily attacked the magicians and the crowd of onlookers.


The undead chased the townspeople back toward Hurnscald as warriors and magicians rallied to fight back the small horde. They fought for many hours and pushed the creatures back to the cemetery. To their dismay, any of the creatures that they dispatched quickly returned to fight again. For days fighters held the undead horde within the limits of the cemetery, stalling as the magicians scrambled to find a way to end the terror they had unleashed. The magicians managed a cursing spell to bind all of the creatures to the grounds of the cemetery, which they cast as all of the warriors retreated through the gate of the cemetery.


While to this day we do not know how long the creatures will haunt the cemetery, if not forever, the guild that is now referred to as the Black Magicians has all but given up hope of finding a way to reverse the spell. It is unclear as to why the reanimated creatures do not act as humans; if they are human souls or just corpses puppeted by the unknown. They do not respond to the living, they only fight and kill.

(note that the Black Magicians are named as such not after their robes, but their reputation from the horrific cemetery incident. They are in no way 'evil' nor do they still practice the dark art of necromancy. They are even regaining much of their respect in recent years for their aid of __________ in the ____________ Wars)
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Back story

Post by CapitanAwesome » 03 Nov 2009, 09:11

sounds good, im working on a script for a Stable Hand who will ferry people to the graveyard on his horse, this will help alot.

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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Back story

Post by mitchlinley » 13 Nov 2009, 08:51

Seems awesome.
Needs a proper script & story to make it a masterpiece.
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Re: Cemetery - Proposed Back story

Post by Jaxad0127 » 13 Nov 2009, 17:15

mitchlinley wrote:Seems awesome.
Needs a proper script & story to make it a masterpiece.
This backstory was already accepted.
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