After Action Report: Khaldun 7/292015

Thanks Luthius for the staff video/screenshots! I think I can safely say that this was our best event yet! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWmt7Hl23f0

Video of the Khaldun Event in HD (note: I'm recording as a GM so you can see some items players normally won't see, such as waypoints, activaters, LOS Blockers).
http://imgur.com/gallery/7NRIC/new
Images of the event (all were Razor OnDeath screenshots because I was recording at the time :p)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNHHqowXUQI

Player video submitted by Santana



From the desk of Elimorel:

Hail Adventurers

Khaldun... was a failure. I... I'm not quite sure how to honestly put this. I feel as if I'm at a loss on what to say. We thought that Khaldun held the key to our problems. We were so sure that whatever Astaroth had sealed away down there was some sort of weapon that we could use against him.

We were wrong. We unleashed something evil into our world; our world that is already ravaged and swooning from the tyranny of another powerful being. Now instead of one enemy to worry about we potentially have another. We've spent the last several days pouring over old texts, looking for any sign of the name "Nebiros".

Nebiros is mentioned throughout the annals of history as a near omnipotent being. He is an ancient demon with a knack for necromancy and commands his own legion of demons. The combination of the supernatural and the demonic made him an outcast in the ranks of Hell. The other high ranking devils looked down upon Nebiros and attempted to exclude him from their caste, but power is everything in Hell and there was no denying a being such as he.

Before the Eternal Day, Astaroth conquered many kingdoms in Hell. Astaroth subjugated every single would-be King of Hell to his will, making every former ruler a Duke in his current regime. While he forced every other powerful devil to his will, he was no where near the match for Nebiros.

The two had very different ideals for the same end goal. Astaroth and Nebiros both wished to invade the mortal realm and lay siege to the Creator and the Angels above, yet their disagreement on how to go about it lead to conflict. Each sought to claim the title, "King of Hell", and a bitter war broke out between the two factions.

Nebiros hindered Astaroth nearly every step of the way during his rise to power. At one point, the only thing that was stopping Astaroth from invading our world was the threat of Nebiros attacking his flank during the assault.

From what we've gathered from the tomes recovered from Khaldun, Astaroth lured Nebiros into a trap by feigning a parley meeting between the two opposing forces. There, Astaroth trapped his foe in another plane of existence, leaving Nebiros to rot for eternity under the guard of the five most powerful Dread Lords in existence at the time.

And he would have stayed there if it were not for our meddling! I have failed the people of the realm. I am not fit to be the Grand Inquisitor of the Sightless Legion any longer! I have already submitted my resignation letter, against the wishes of my subordinates. The Grand Inquisitor is meant to be a beacon of light in this dark, repressed world. They are not meant to bring new evil into the world!

May you pick a wiser replacement, for I fear my actions may have doomed us all.


-Elimorel

Thanks Luthius for the staff video/screenshots! I think I can safely say that this was our best event yet! :D
[MEDIA=youtube]hWmt7Hl23f0[/MEDIA]
Video of the Khaldun Event in HD (note: I'm recording as a GM so you can see some items players normally won't see, such as waypoints, activaters, LOS Blockers).
Images of the event (all were Razor OnDeath screenshots because I was recording at the time :p)
[MEDIA=youtube]zNHHqowXUQI[/MEDIA]
Player video submitted by Santana
 
 
From the desk of Elimorel:
 
Hail Adventurers
 
Khaldun... was a failure. I... I'm not quite sure how to honestly put this. I feel as if I'm at a loss on what to say. We thought that Khaldun held the key to our problems.  We were so sure that whatever Astaroth had sealed away down there was some sort of weapon that we could use against him.
 
We were wrong. We unleashed something evil into our world; our world that is already ravaged and swooning from the tyranny of another powerful being. Now instead of one enemy to worry about we potentially have another.  We've spent the last several days pouring over old texts, looking for any sign of the name "Nebiros".
 
Nebiros is mentioned throughout the annals of history as a near omnipotent being. He is an ancient demon with a knack for necromancy and commands his own legion of demons. The combination of the supernatural and the demonic made him an outcast in the ranks of Hell. The other high ranking devils looked down upon Nebiros and attempted to exclude him from their caste, but power is everything in Hell and there was no denying a being such as he.
 
Before the Eternal Day, Astaroth conquered many kingdoms in Hell. Astaroth subjugated every single would-be King of Hell to his will, making every former ruler a Duke in his current regime.  While he forced every other powerful devil to his will, he was no where near the match for Nebiros.
 
The two had very different ideals for the same end goal. Astaroth and Nebiros both wished to invade the mortal realm and lay siege to the Creator and the Angels above, yet their disagreement on how to go about it lead to conflict. Each sought to claim the title, "King of Hell", and a bitter war broke out between the two factions.
 
Nebiros hindered Astaroth nearly every step of the way during his rise to power. At one point, the only thing that was stopping Astaroth from invading our world was the threat of Nebiros attacking his flank during the assault.
 
From what we've gathered from the tomes recovered from Khaldun, Astaroth lured Nebiros into a trap by feigning a parley meeting between the two opposing forces. There, Astaroth trapped his foe in another plane of existence, leaving Nebiros to rot for eternity under the guard of the five most powerful Dread Lords in existence at the time.
 
And he would have stayed there if it were not for our meddling! I have failed the people of the realm. I am not fit to be the Grand Inquisitor of the Sightless Legion any longer! I have already submitted my resignation letter, against the wishes of my subordinates. The Grand Inquisitor is meant to be a beacon of light in this dark, repressed world. They are not meant to bring new evil into the world!
 
May you pick a wiser replacement, for I fear my actions may have doomed us all.
 
 
-Elimorel

Into Khaldun: Final Act! 7/29/2015 6 PM PST

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Chronological order of lore/events:
Lore story Part 1:
http://forum.uoancorp.com/threads/into-khaldun-lore-story-arc.6678/
First and Second Expeditions and Lore story Part 2:
http://www.uoancorp.com/index.php/news/215-lore-story-crystals-for-the-khaldun-event-arc

Hail Adventurers!

You have done well to get this far. Two weeks ago we finished collecting all the power crystals that Luna Feii required for her research. During this time, we have been formulating a plan and making preparations for our final expedition into Khaldun. Our preparations are complete! It is now time that we once more call upon the brave Adventurers that have aided us in our war efforts thus far.

Khaldun has proven to be a dangerous, unforgiving crypt full of vile undead and corrupted beings. We do not know what to expect to find behind the wall, but it will most assuredly be hostile towards us. Come prepared to fight for your lives, for your fortitude will most assuredly be tested. What we seek lies beyond the barrier blocking our way. We shall destroy it and take the weapon being guarded down there by force!


Elimorel,
Grand Inquisitor of the Sightless Legion

Necromancer Attack on Vesper! 7/18/2015

It was a night much like most Summer nights. Blacksmiths toiled, the hot air made worse by the emanating heat of the forge. Pirates scanned the horizon for sails in the distance. The children chased fireflies in the fields.

Little did they know in the Cemetery of Vesper a summoning ritual had begun that would put an abrupt end to their routine. The High Priest of Death was calling forth his army of dead. The Heroes of our land did not remain ignorant for long, and rushed to defend their home from his legions.

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The vanguard was on the scene within moments of the dead's rising.

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The Necromancer threw wave after wave of undead at our Heroes. Reanimated, flaming and bloody, emerged from graves to attack.

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Witnessing his minions fall, he began to use powerful magic of his own. The fumes from his noxious blasts infected all within its bounds.
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Despite the efforts of our Heroes, the Necromancer did not lose resolve. He had an unshakable faith in a dark prophecy that promised his victory.[?IMG]

He continued to wake servants of death each stronger than the last. They managed to push our Heroes outside of the Cemetery.
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From their new post the courageous adventurers dispatched the Necromancers undead slaves. As they rushed back inside the gates of the Cemetery, the High Priest woke the Ancient Ones from their deep slumber to defend him.
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After slaying his hoary liches a seed of doubt took root in the mind of the Necromancer. It was at this moment he called upon his greatest champion, the Lord of Bones.
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His horrific guardian began to rend the flesh of those foolish enough to charge him. The Necromancer continued to use his death magic to aid his servant.
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The Lord of Bones even called upon his own army of skeletal warriors. Conjuring them from piles of bones.[?IMG]
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Ultimately, the Lord of Bones was overwhelmed and surrounded. The Heroes put an end to the Necromancers rampage.
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Lives were lost, but the Necromancer was forced to retreat back from whence he came. Before he disappeared from our land he promised to return, his prophecy yet unfulfilled. However, the people of Britannia can take solace in the knowledge that when the forces of death emerged they were able to band together and send them back to the void. Let us hope they are able to repeat this effort upon his inevitable return.