“The Champion passed through the land of Feria, leaving a tide of heroism in her wake, her trials completed. But as she traveled on the road to Niko, the hem of her radiant red cloak fluttered across the face of a boy who stood by to catch a glimpse of her glory. Touched by the Gods in that exultant moment, the passing of one Champion gave rise to another.”
The woman known only as The Champion has changed the face of Feria forever. Her deeds have already become legend, despite the fact that she still lives. In the wake of her tumultuous passing, the people of Feria are slowly resuming their normal lives. Little do they know that the age of heroism has not quite passed them by just yet.
Mere weeks after The Champion left their lands, life had returned to some semblance of normalcy. Appearances are sometimes deceiving, however, as all was not well in the heavens. One night the moon was pulled from her cycle. Where she should have shined full, she instead disappeared from the sky entirely. After several days without a return, the people grew restless. There was much talk by scholars and priests, but ultimately their talk was followed by inaction. Concerned by the disappearance of their sister, the Gods themselves finally gave over to action.
Each deity selected a mortal to represent them in the search for Vara, the Silver Goddess; The Moon. Their scions declared, each was told to meet the others at a remote village far to the west: Salaea, home to the Temple of the Sun.
The Setting:Feria is a mythical land based on the lore of bronze-age Greece. While the setting is Greek-like, mythology is alive and well in Feria, and the Gods have an active hand in shaping the world. Creatures of myth and legend exist in the dark places of the world, and demigods mingle with the populace–unknown to many, and possibly even to themselves.
Although Feria is based on bronze-age Greece, there is one notable difference from its Earthly counterpart: Feria contains some measure of technology (Think steampunk meets ancient time). Ixion is the king of the Gods, but he is not the God of Thunder, he is the God of the Forge. Born lame, he’s overcome his deficiency by forging bronze legs for himself, powered by his indomitable will. Technology is hardly limited to Ixion himself, however. His priests are notable for utilizing items Godly in nature. Others may be gifted items as well, to suit the Bronze God’s desires. Note: This ‘technology’ is far from advanced. The world still exists in the Bronze Age, therefore, there are no guns, cars, etc. Most of these items are simply extensions of things that already exist. For example, The Champion was given a gift from Ixion. It was a shield that folded in upon itself to fit alongside her sword on her hip. When needed, she could press a mechanism on the side which extended the shield to its full size. This stuff is meant to flavor the world, not break it.
As the game progresses, I will open a doc or a wiki keeping track of locations, people, creatures, and deities. However, at the start of the game, I’ve only decided on three Gods to name and empower explicitly. The rest are up to the collective whim of the players and the narrator to create collaboratively as we go along. Please be as creative as you’d like!
Ixion: God of the Forge. He’s the King of the Gods, having imprisoned his father, the God of Thunder, ages ago in the very cell he himself built to contain the monstrous Titans. A clever bit of work on Ixion’s part, as he’ll tell anybody who will listen. The Bronze God’s ingenuity is legendary, and he can create anything he desires on his heavenly forge.
Vara: Goddess of the Moon. The Silver Goddess is also the patron Goddess of hunters, and she is recognized far and wide as having the greatest skill with the bow of anyone, mortal or otherwise. She is the younger sister of Ixion. Vara recently disappeared, and a group of mortals have been dispatched to find her.
Helianos: God of the Sun. The Golden God is Vara’s twin, and younger brother to Ixion. It was his motion to call forth the scions, so desperate is he in his search for his sister.
Hosted and narrated by:
Rusty Porter (Kite)
Scenes played: 3
License: Community License