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[Guide] Mythic Destinies

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Here is a short guide to each character's Mythic Destiny, so far...
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Arthas When Arthas ascended to mythic status, he took the form of a planetar, a massive angel with four wings. This wasn't too suprising, given the paladin's commitment to Erastil, the lawful good deity whose domains include hunting, farming, and family. Later, Arthas captured a magic sword from a group of Baphomet cultists. After bringing it to the Knights of the Pale, he discovered that it was Radiance , a mighty weapon once yielded by a legendary paladin named Yaniel. Arthas was carrying this sword with him when he liberated the Fallen Fane, an ancient temple to Erastil that had been corrupted by Baphomet's forces. As the fane was redeemed the Grim White Stag, Erastil's herald, appeared to the paladin and revealed two facts: that Arthas's true father was Erastil himself, and that his mother was descended directly from Yaniel. This revelation unlocked the rest of Arthas's mythic power, turning his flesh blue and one of his eyes milky white. Recently, Arthas discovered the body of Yaniel, who had disappeared centuries before; its preserved husk was in the possession of the lilitu demon Minagho in the Midnight Fane which housed the Worldwound rift. Before traveling to the Abyss, Arthas gave the body to the succubus Arueshalae for safe keeping. Throughout the campaign, Erastil has granted Arthas other gifts, including his bow, Erastil's Fury , and his loyal hipogriff Hubris.
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Elaryan Shortly before ascension, Elaryan Enoram debased himself before a profane totem dedicated to Angazhan, Demon Lord of apes and tyrants. Thus, when he ascended, he took the form of huge demonic ape. An earlier encounter with the harrow deck had transformed the sorcerer into a were-bear; after the ascension, he became a were-ape instead. As Erastil's obedience towards Angazhan deepened, his animal form became more demonic, featuring horns and a great scaled tail. Eventually even his elven form was affected, as his skin became red and leathery and his right eye became a hideous red orb. Meeting the redeemed succubus Arueshalae changed Elaryan's course, however. First, her example taught the sorcerer that even the most profane soul can be redeemed with hard work. Second, the succubus was able to shed some light on Elaryan's mysterious past. She revealed that Elaryan is descended from a long line of celestial beings, and that this heritage gave him a magical aptitude far exceeding those of most mortals. His original destiny was to become a powerful sorcerer at a young age... but time-traveling agents of Baphomet had arranged it so that he instead became a simple merchant, started a family, and settled down to a normal life. As Elaryan neared his 180th birthday, however, his celestial bloodline began to manifest. The elf became more interested in stories of magic items and the arcane, and began to question his simple existence. It was clear that his powers would eventually surface. So Baphomet's agents increased their meddling. They visited the elf in his dreams, and plagued his waking hours with whispers. They would make him witness horrible crimes, then remove all conscious memory of them, leaving only the faintest images in his minds. Their plan was to drive him mad, and to twist him towards a life of evil. Arueshalae herself ruined this plan by warning Elaryan to flee his village, an act which caused her to be imprisoned in the dungeon of Drezen Citadel. After spending time with Arueshalae, Elaryan has turned over a new leaf. He has renounced Angazhan and now worships Groetus, Harbinger of Last Days, a lesser yet ancient god who manifests in the form of a bloated moon. His lycanthropic form and magic staff have also changed to reflect this new philosophy.
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Malak Malak Freed has always had an affinity for all things draconic, and so he naturally manifested as a huge dragon at his moment of ascension; the details of his destiny, however, are a little more surprising. Malak was raised by one of the barbarian kings of the far south, but Lord Freed was not his true father. In fact, the warrior-king had found Malak as a baby in the den of Amalacryx the Dragon King, after slaying that mighty red wyrm. As Malak matured, his tendency towards rage grew, until one day he accidentally killed a fellow srudent at the Academy of Knights. As his powers increased, Malak developed more and more of the characteristics of a red dragon, including a fiery breath weapon, an inpenetrable hide and a winged hybrid form. In the instant of his ascension, however, Malak chose to embrace the life-giving purity of fire rather than its destructive qualities; thus, he manifested as a gold dragon rather than a red one. After his ascension, his hybrid form became his default form, and he was forced to adopt a human disguise to travel in civilize areas. While the rest of the party was rescuing Arueshalae and locating the source of the Worldwound, Malak departed on a personal quest, crafting his epic sword Ashbringer . He returned in time to aid in closing the Worldwound rift and traveled with Elaryan to Alushinyrra. In that city, he met Visalth, a red dragon in human form who claimed to be Malak's half-brother. Visalth told Malak of his true father, Amalacryx, who was slain by Malak's adopted father, and hinted that Amalacryx was in turn sired by an even greater dragon with many heads, whom Visalth refused to name. The full impact of this latest revelation has yet to manifest.
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Nor Nor's story, from his perspective, begins with his rescue from a venomous thrall pod in the caverns below Anestral City. His time in the pod had several effects: amnesia, a wasting sickness, and an affinity for the destructive apects of nature. Nor had no recollection of his time before the pod, but he recognized a kindred spirit in Lor Si'kink and therefore joined the party. In the caverns of Under-Miami, Nor discovered an ultra-intelligent, telepathic fungus that desired to be released from that dimension. Nor carried several of its fruiting bodies to his own plane, thus cementing a symbiotic relationship; at his moment of ascension, the halfing assumed the form of a massive, writhing Fungal Lord. Later, on the Grey Road, Nor and Lor encountered yet another halfling, who revealed the details of Nor's origin. On Avernus, Lor had drawn the Twins card from the harrow deck , causing three evil versions of himself to be created. One, the Chaotic Evil Xor, had been slain by Duke Furcas. The second, the Lawful Evil Leor, had allied with the sorcerer-princes of Uldivai and a resurrected Ssik'silith. The third, the Neutral Evil clone, was Nor. He had traveled to Anestral City to strike a deal with Baphomet's agents there, but had been betrayed and imprisoned in a thrall pod. Nor has no memory of his short life as a Neutral Evil doppelganger, but he and Lor have discussed the possibility of reunited all of the halfling's aspects. As time has passed, Nor's fungal powers have grown and he has accumulated quite the mycelial following. His portable fortress is staffed by myceloid servants, his companion Lor has been reincarnated as a ghoran, and he is often accompanied by the mysterious, floating puffball, Flumph. Most recently, he has taken to carrying around a seed pod from the Under-Miami fungal host; this pod grants him legendary powers.
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Loki Abandoned by his mother at birth, Loki was raised by an orc shaman named Thrakka, who could sense his bloodline and potential. As Loki grew, he began having demonic nightmares. He also found himself prone to lust and drawn to the darkness. Eventually, Loki killed Thrakka in his sleep, and fled to Talism City. There, he was adopted into a temple of Calistra; when he finally revealed his dreams and urges to the high priest there, the priest discovered that Loki had Abyssal blood in his heritage. Loki felt a strong urge to "return home" to the Abyss, though he did not know why. He used an amulet of the planes to travel there, but found himself in Baphomet's realm... lost in an endless, ivory maze. Eventually, the hafling was captured and brought to the Ineluctable Prison, where he spent several years (missing the demonic invasion of the Prime Material Plane entirely). Recently rescued, he has joined the party in their quest. Unlike the other heroes, however, Loki's mythic power does not stem from the holy light of Iomedae, but from the soothing darkness of Nocticula, from whom he is descended.