History may already be cast in stone, but you shall be given the power to write the future in blood...
Dreams of darkness haunt you. Waking moments bring only blood, fire and death. A light shines where none shone before. In the depths of the Void it moves and outshines the very stars themselves. He who was once destroyed. Rhïarrh. The Fire in Heaven. The Tyrant-God.
Now from the ashes of a conflict that has raged for millennia, He threatens to rise once again. In His wake, a black tide surges forth to wash away the eddying red waters of endless war. It is foretold that His return shall herald the end of all things. The war for existence itself is to be waged in your time.
The power to alter the course of fate lies in your hands.
Step into a world upon the precipice of imminent destruction and discover a game where the storyline is curated and crowdsourced by the collective actions of all players. Every victory brings domination and survival a fraction closer, while the consequences of failure are utterly unimaginable.
It takes ten thousand soldiers to change the course of fate, but only one to tip the scales.
Dawn Of The Tyrant is a Social RPG that places both the fate of an entire planet and the unfolding storyline of the game firmly into the hands of players. The game will be released as a series of chapters, and through participation in World Quests, the entire community of players will be able to guide and shape the storyline as it progresses from one chapter to the next.
World Quests are big, overarching global objectives that many players within a faction must contribute to before they are unlocked. Once unlocked they can cause momentous events that can completely alter the course of the game story. In each chapter, player factions will also discover that World Quests offer them a choice. There is always more than one path to follow and the decisions they make could have massive implications in the future of the game.
The deeds of the mighty shall be forged into legend. The meek are soon forgotten.
When players complete truly mighty accomplishments, such as taking down a particularly tough enemy or making a significant contribution to a current World Quest, their achievement will be posted to the in-game social feed. If other players see an achievement posted that they believe is particularly noteworthy, they can Honour that achievement. For the honoured player, every point they receive has real value – these Honour Points can be used to upgrade their character's skills and abilities, making them even more powerful.
This Honour system empowers the player community with the ability to reward the actions of those who perform great feats to advance the cause of their faction. The greatest of players quickly will swiftly rise to heroic status upon the commendation of their fellow warriors.
The planet of Vónekh VII is a stark and brutal world. Drenched in blood and dread, those unlucky enough to be trapped on its surface fight a never ending war for survival. With eyes cast skyward, many dream of going to a home that they have never been to and have only heard tales of. On the horizon they see the rising darkness, and the infinite terror stirring within.
An ancient and once powerful race has been rent asunder by a war long since passed. Yet the proud and powerfully winged Lánaraï still fight their fallen kin, the dark and brutal Kheïtanni, in a bloody and seemingly perpetual stalemate. Neither faction will rest until the extermination of the other is complete.
Unknown to these vying factions, a growing darkness and malevolence has taken seed in the depths of the Void. In the utter blackness of this sinister nether realm, one who was thought destroyed rises once more. Rhïarrh, The Fire in Heaven, whom the fallen call the Tyrant-God.
It was His infernal desire to create and control life itself that once set in motion the war that still reverberates though generations of warriors that follow. A war that pitted brother against brother, and turned a galaxy-spanning empire to ash. Continue...
For now, Rhïarrh remains trapped in the eternal darkness of the Void. In fury, He strains against the chains that bind him and His infinite anger and seething hatred burns like a new star in thefirmament. A terrible fire whose searing blaze reaches out into the material universe. It is prophesied that should He return, all are doomed to perish.
As the sky blackens with the threat of a coming storm, a new hope springs from the darkness. Ancient technologies of the Aëdr, thought to have been forever lost, have been unearthed.
Now over shattered relics and the skeletal remains of once mighty starships, the battles between the Kheïtanni and the Lánaraï increase in ferocity. Rhïarrh's hateful gaze turns northwards and where it falls, unspeakable horrors begin to stir in the darkness and in the ground below. The dark and wild places of the world fill with vile things born of the Void. These Lán-Faën, the nightmares of men made flesh, now plague the lands of mortals.
The end of all things is truly at hand.
For the long lost stars or for blood and vengeance, the time is now. Stand your ground, rise to the challenge and fight. Before the raging fire consumes us all.
Haughty, supremely arrogant and unfaltering in their loyalty to The Fire in Heaven, the Lánaraï seek to crush the last of the remaining rebellion once and for all. Frustrated by the primitive and simple world around them, they look forlornly towards the distant stars, clutching at the fragments of half-forgotten knowledge that once made them masters of that cold and distant domain.
The military discipline and constant drilling of the Lánaraï gives them great Strength to rain deadly blows upon any who dare who oppose their righteous fury.
Their once noble souls blackened by years of hatred and spite at their betrayal at the hands of the followers of the Tyrant-God, the Kheïtanni sequester themselves high in the tall mountains of the north, endlessly weaving cruel and intricate plots to exact their revenge against their former kin.
When the Kheïtanni fell, their bodies were burned and their wings shattered. This near-death experience left them hardened and with far greater Toughness than their former selves. The wounds and scars of battle mean little to them now, and they merely shrug off all but the most telling of blows.
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Though the distant stars remain beyond their reach for now, the mighty Lánaraï are still the undisputed masters of the skies, and can Fly. Soaring upon powerful wings, they descend like a thunderbolt into the enemy lines – attacking with tremendous force. But when enemy ranks close and they are threatened with being overwhelmed, they rise to safer altitudes to rain down retribution from above.
The Lánaraï are descended from an ancient race who once travelled at will among the stars. While much of their expansive former knowledge is lost to them, some still remains. Ancient Lore of the Aëdr is passed on to each of the Lánaraï from generation to generation as they vie to restore their former dominance of the physical universe. Lánaraï may double their Mind statistic and the speed at which they regain Mana for a short period.
Kheïtanni can shift into Void Form – a sinister ability caused by the near death experience of their tragic fall. By walking the paths between the physical and spirit realm – and between the living and dead – they can do things no mortal being can do. They appear and attack without warning, they pass through walls like ghosts, and their enemies' blades miss flesh and slice through trails of black smoke instead.
The malign and twisted nature of the Kheïtanni is such that they would rather inflict pain upon themselves than lose the opportunity to unleash destruction upon their hated enemies. Kheïtanni have the Soulburn ability, which allows them to sacrifice part of their life force in order to fuel their spells and abilities.