Tuesday, October 20, 2009
When one thinks of an evil god, a deity of such spite and anguish that the very name invokes thoughts of tyranny and oppression; exploiting the weak and the subjugation of the masses into sin, only one word comes to mind: Bane. Subservient to Bane through Bhaal; are the rivals Loviatar and Talona who wage a conflict of discipline versus madness amongst their followers, and Malar The Beastlord. Collectively they empower Bhaal; as the ends to their various means ultimately benefit him. In the end it is Bane who reaps the fell rewards from the bloodlust, sweat and tearful cries of their faithful that toil on behalf of their gods and beliefs. On the left side of Bane are Myrkul and Shar who occasionally come to each others aid only if it attracts the notice and recognition from Bane.
Monday, October 19, 2009
He of the Unsleeping Eyes, the Watcher, the Vigilant, the Vigilant One, the Great Guard, the God of Guardians
"He also serves who stands and waits and watches carefully" and "Careful planning always defeats rushed actions in the end" are popular sayings of Helm's faithful. Novices of Helm are charged to be vigilant and to he fair and diligent in the conduct of their orders. They must protect the weak, the unpopular, the injured, and the young and not sacrifice them for others. They must anticipate attacks and be ready, know their foes, and care carefully for their weapons so that their weapons" can perform their duties properly when called upon. "Never betray your trust" is the guiding phrase for faithful of Helm.
This philosophy extends to thinking about how best to guard and protect, both in terms of weapons and the deployment of guardians, and to anticipating what attacks may come and having a practiced plan ready to deal with such threats. The faithful and the priests of Helm train and exercise so as to always be able to carry out their duties as best they can, they always obey orders, provided those orders follow the dictates of Helm.
The thought of commanding undead rather than turning them or destroying them is abhorrent to Helm, and so his clergy are not allowed to do so and would never dream of trying. This difference in philosophy is a major factor in the rivalry between his church and that of Torm.
There are those who learn to ply the Arcane Arts, others who parley with forces to acquire it, and then there are individuals who were born with it in their blood. They are (Eldrich) Eld-Born, or sorcerers- spellcasters that do not need toil in front of musty tomes and spellbooks or make pacts with the denizens of magic. Wizards and their ilk can train and learn to become spell-casters but in the North, they are considered vastly inferior to sorcerers, whose life blood contains the eldritch power to spontaneously strike down armies from afar or influence the weak with a whisper. Even some creatures outside the civilized streets, houses and governments are considered eld-born as well: griffons, unicorns and winter wolves- to name a few; all have an innate magical ability that is not learned but instinctual.
It is common knowledge that two sorcerers can often produce a sorcerer child. And as of this writing; is not known if such a birth has ever occurred between a sorcerer and non-sorcerer parentage. Therefore, arranged marriages and or planned births are practiced in the North. However, over the years there has been a notable decline in sorcerer births- leading to an increased feeling of unrest and some desperation in the magical community- with some asking if winter wolves, unicorns and the like are waning in births.
Friday, October 9, 2009
The word Mystra translates to Magic in language of the Celestials. Worship of Mystra is found in all cultures in the Realms all divine interpretations of Magic. Early texts don't refer to Mystra as a divine being rather as a primordial force- a fifth element. While these texts have never been discounted in the church, the Faith never questioned the priests feminine references to their god. Unlike other elemental faiths, Clerics of Mystra are granted spells and domains as defined under their doctrines and rituals. In Mystra's province is the patron of wizards: Azuth. Selune- who vistis the touch of Mystra upon those born under a full moon. And Nethys, the patron of Diviners.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Without the need to travel back in time, your 'other selves' succeed in bringing an end to Tenloss' rising threat of domestic terrorism. It was their vision to police every state capitol; but such a task couldn't be successful without a catalyst to make ATOM's vision real.
While Atlantic, Omega and Manpower are elusive players in all this, Tenloss takes the heat- resulting in Anton Stepanov (Lt. Strife) landing in prison.
Your 'future-selves' seem trapped waiting for time to catch up; with a day gone by, and still no sign or word from Alpha. Finally a message from the IDC at Devil's Tower- these are peoples from another dimension and request the aid from some HEROES...
Monday, August 17, 2009
- A decorated Soviet Word War 2 war solider who was vital in repelling the Nazis from the
- Medical reports indicate that he was dying of an unknown terminal illness.
- Believing that he was dyeing Stepanov rushed head on to meet his own death, accidentally elevating himself into a war icon.
- Soviet scientists admit using a process stolen from Nazis by which they could create an ideal weaponized soldier.
- For the next fifty years Anton served covertly in every single military conflict that the
Soviet Unionparticipated in.
- Tenloss Group, a quasi-military private organization emerged from Stepanov’s ideas and expertise- A Vision of World Police. In 1985 Tenloss was awarded contractual capitol security and police jurisdiction in
. Washington DC
- Served a one-year rotation as President of the United Nations Security Council in 1976.
- Later in 1976, Moynihan was elected to the U.S. Senate from the State of
, sitting on the NSA Advisory Committee and privately is a consultant for Man-Power Professional Consultants. New York
- Moynihan was a critic of President Reagan's Cold War policies, such as voting against the Reagan Doctrine; a strategy orchestrated and implemented by the
United Statesto oppose the global influence of the Soviet Union.
- Moynihan is known for his stance that there is and was no active Soviet-backed conspiracy in
Latin America, or anywhere, instead suggesting that the U.S.S.R. is suffering from massive internal and domestic problems and a collapsing economy.
- He was among the guests at Ted Kennedy’s Re-election Regalia fundraiser; a party that was host to an FBI sting. Moynihan was listed as a person of interest, but never indicted.
- In February 1980 he sponsored the Tenloss Securities Act, which President Ted Kennedy signed into law before he left office.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
East coast harbor traffic created delays and chaos from
Heavy snow continues to fall in eastern
Locally, reports are still coming in about a costumed man who rescued 11 people from a electrical fire at the Warwick Hotel. The mysterious masked hero was said to have acted unselfishly in the interest of the trapped hotel guests. The man is a dark haired- Caucasian, tall- -wears a mask and bears the emblem of Alpha on his chest.
In other news; scientists report a unusual amount of solar flare activity in the past 6 hours, electro-magnetic disturbances and radio-wave disruptions witch will interrupt television broadcasts and most telephone service for most of today.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Dr. Ballard, Bigard and Valiant are the three scientists behind the Atomic Energy of Canada. They came together in
In early 1981, facing losing their college facilities and their funding, they were approached by David Rockefeller Jr. with a compelling offer: Study and test a new energy reactor and examine any and all possible applications. The Rockefeller Prototype Device went through many iterations- copies, if you will- before trials began on the actual Device itself. Finally in 1985 the Prototype (The Therac Series 25 radiation therapy machine) was brought online. The machine was used only six times in the past two years, the first time brought discovery and validated the three scientists beliefs that the radiation wrought by the device brought about evolutionary change in the physiological makeup of humans.
And so the call came only a few days ago when David Rockefellar Jr. requested the assistance from you all individually; bring and end to Al Capone III's 'project mayhem'. At last! Field work and a chance to prove and test your new super-human capabilities out side of the physical therapy and radiation sessions.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Columbia College. Established in 1936. Canada's oldest independent international college. As well as the location of AEC's paranormal and experimental research labratory. Scientists Dr. John Ballard, Larry Valiant, and Director Phillip Bigard carefully look for likely candidates who would stand to benefit from their research.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Click on the post title and briefly read the basics about the Therac- 25. Then read the Popular Science excerpt:
After President Nixon signs the Nuclear Nation act that; “…clears the way for private companies and inventors to conceive new applications and uses for nuclear power”. The Rockefeller’s reached an agreement to allow the Atomic Energy of Canada (AEC) to perform the laboratory research and test trials on the Therac-Series of devices; other wise known as the Rockefeller Device.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
In national news: Russian General Secretary Gorbachev is expected to arrive early Monday in the U.S. for a summit meeting with President Reagan. This will be the third such meeting between world leaders, the first here in the U.S. These talks are being held in hopes to reduce the nuclear weapon arsenal both countries have amassed since the Kennedy Administration. We will have live coverage starting Monday morning at 7am.
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Sunday, April 12, 2009
Under the veneer of 49th St. and 5th Ave., in the husk of a forgotten rail station and hidden from public notice resides the Rockefeller Institute Center. It is here super-agents are dispatched to detain talented or dangerous individuals; avert disasters or forestall tragedy; whatever the situation, if there is need enough- if the risk is too high for anyone else- the agents of H.E.R.O. are activated.
Monday, April 6, 2009
1960, President Eisenhower stated that it would be
The failed, April 1961, Bay of Pigs Invasion severely embarrassed the Kennedy Administration and made Castro wary of future
In September 1962, the Cuban government saw significant evidence that the
In 1963; Castro militants attempted to have President Kennedy assassinated while simultaneously beginning a intensive military campaign where by 1965 Fidel Castro and his generals, with Russian assistance, possessed military control of the islands of
In 1969, before John F. Kennedy finished his second term, the
1971, during the Apollo 14 mission- NASA discovers what could be an earth-like atmosphere on the Saturn moon Titan. Later that year, President Nixon signs the Nuclear Nation act that clears the way for private companies and inventors to conceive new applications and uses for nuclear power.
In 1973, the first successful bionic man was developed, tested and implemented as a covert government agent. He died in action a year later in
Fast forward to December 1987; after twenty years of military coalitions, espionage, weapons development, invasions, propaganda, and competitive technological development- the Cold War could be at an end. President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev have initiated talks to pursue significant nuclear weapons reduction. With the belief that Gorbachev and Reagan can come to diplomatic terms; four summit conferences have been established- with the third such meeting to take place this week in