The Empyrean Daughter Jaharet is the holy leader of Danthes. Under her rule the country has known 40 years of peace and prosperity. The Danthesian people have never before experienced such wealth or serenity within their borders.
Such is the nature of the Empyrean rulers that they are only gifted to the mortal world for a short time. After 40 years of rule they must Ascend and return to the land of the Gods. By returning to their father, the God Otarion, they allow a new Empyrean to enter the realm of mortals and take up the mantle of ruler. This has been the cycle for nearly 700 years.
On the eve of her fortieth year of rule, Jaharet breaks this holiest of rites in the most unthinkable way. She refuses to Ascend. Ascendance is a ritual suicide, and by committing it she will shed her earthly form and return to the realm of her birth. But Jaharet’s refusal, she claims, is based on the directive of her father Otarion, who wishes for her to remain in place as the ruler of Danthes.
Her proclamation creates a potentially catastrophic rift in the country. The powerful religious order known as Pantheon’s Call believes she blasphemes and that she must be made to Ascend lest the Gods become angry. The order begins to organize a military coup with the intent of capturing her and forcing her to Ascend.
But Jaharet is not alone. She has been a wise and benevolent ruler. Her reign has brought wealth and peace to the lands. There are those who wish to defend her and her holy birthright, who believe that the Gods really do wish for her to remain the mortal ruler of Danthes for time indefinite.
And so, as the enemy closes in on Yistria with the intent of ending Jaharet’s life, her supporters must rally together to defend her against Pantheon’s Call. Her supporters are many from all walks of life. They are poor, rich, and powerful; they are wise, naive and inexperienced.
They are you.
This is a companion game to The Empyrean Fall (https://storium.com/game/the-empyrean-fall--2). It shares the same lore and many of the same cards.
While I have provided my own cards, feel free to create your own natures/strengths/weaknesses/subplots, as long as they fit the theme. I’d like some variety with natures, so please take a look at what’s already been submitted when you apply. If you’d like some additional info while creating your character, there’s some reference material here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19lAGyDoqfqm87QiJVvhZzL_XuNXXcAAP-A3HMgHw9u4/pub
This will progress with one scene per week minimum, maybe even two. If you can’t commit to posting at least two to three times a week this may not be the game for you.
If you have any questions about the world, please don’t hesitate to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Character selection and game play probably won’t even start until Wednesday or Thursday, so please be patient even if you don’t hear from me right away. :)
Hosted and narrated by:
Pam K. (Pamphetamine)
Scenes played: 10
License: Community License