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  • Secret Societies

    [[Assassins]] [[Children of Utnapishtim]] [[Cult of the Head]] [[Followers of Ibn Sina]] [[Holy Vehm]] [[Knights of the Temple]] [[Lodge of the Rose and Cross]] [[Mithradites]] [[Mysteries of Dumazi]] [[Order of Bitter Piety]] …

  • Terminology

    [[Adamic]] [[Agartha]] [[Alchemy]] [[Arcana]] [[Athanor]] [[Cha'we]] [[Connection]] [[Dark Path]] [[Elixirs]] [[Enochian]] [[Golden Path]] [[Homunculi]] [[Ka]] [[Ka-Vision]] [[Ka'im]] [[Khaiba]] [[Litharge]] …

  • Nephilim History

    *IN THE BEGINNING (500,000,000 BC)* When the world was young, it was bathed in magical the fields ([[Ka]]) of Solar, Fire, Earth, Air, Water, and Spirit. The creatures that roamed the earth possessed either Solar Ka, or some combination of the others. …

  • Saurians

    The Saurians are a race of intelligent reptiles closely related to dinosaurs. They were the first true civilization on Earth. However, their experiments with Dark [[Ka]] awakened the [[Ka'im]], who quickly became their competitors for control of the …

  • Characters

    *Elemental Beings* [[Baphomet]] [[Guardian of the Nile]] *Humans* [[Abdul AlHazred | Abdul Al'Hazred]] [[Gilgamesh]] [[Nephertiti]] [[Sargon]] [[King Solomon | Solomon]] [[Utnapishtim]] *Ka'im* [[Enki]] [[Enlil]] [[Isis]] [[Prometheus]] …

  • Part 5 - Across the Mountains

    An Egyptian merchant appeared before the Priest-King of Urik. It was quickly clear, however, that he was there to see the [[Nephilim]]. His name was Sehreset, and his master was also a Nephilim named [[Besini]]. Besini had learned about the existence …

  • Occult Items, Texts, and Locations

    *ARTIFACTS* [[Black Monolith]] [[Black Tetrahedron]] [[Brazen Head]] [[Bronze Blade of Gilgal]] [[Excalibur]] [[Eye of Ishtar]] [[Forge Demon Tablet]] [[Ghoul Idol]] [[Golden Fleece]] [[Golden Tablets]] [[Hoffman Lenses]] [[Holy Grail]] [[ …

  • Kartia

    A member of the [[Devil]] [[Arcana |Arcanum]], Kartia attempted to [[Part 8 - The Dragon and the Jackel | destroy the world]] by summoning [[Baalzog]] in 1900 BC and [[Part 5 - Enter the Dragon | tried to awaken]] the dragon [[Baphomet]] in 600 BC. During …

  • Creatures

    *Elemental Creatures* [[Cthonians]] [[Guardians of the Dead]] [[Ghost Worms]] [[Harpies]] [[Silver Death]] [[Wyverns]] *Dark Creatures/Undead* [[Darkling]] [[Doom Guards]] [[Ghouls]] [[Grave Guards]] [[Vampire | Vampires]]

  • Part 5 - Down in the Depths

    The three went to work in the depths of the mine. In the lower levels they began to see the tunnels that the miners spoke of. The tunnels were not chiseled or hammered, but were very smooth as if they were naturally formed. They were working down …

  • Knights of the Temple

    The Knights of the Temple is a powerful organization, possibly the strongest of all the secret societies, and the largest human threat to [[Nephilim]]. They take the strongest stance against Nephilim, since the days of the [[Orichalka Men]]. Some say …

  • Chapter 5 - Roman Empire AD 100

    [[Part 1 - When in Rome]] [[Part 2 - Roman Intrigue]] [[Part 3 - A Demon Met]] [[Part 4 - A Demon Fought]] [[Part 5 - Forged Knowledge]] [[Part 6 - The Black Monolith]] [[Part 7 - Rat Race]] [[Part 8 - Binding the Djinn]] [[Part 9 - A Demon …

  • Part 9 - A Demon Returned

    Sixth months passed uneventfully. [[:rylan | Cosmo]] was visiting [[Kimbata | Pliny the Younger]] when he was told that the divinations indicated that the evil that had [[Part 3 - A Demon Met | came to Rome]] 10 years ago was returning. A week later …

  • Part 10 - A Demon Revealed

    The next day, [[:sesshomaru | Clemens]] and [[:rylan | Cosmo]] paid a visit to [[Kimbata | Pliny the Younger]], and told him [[Part 9 - A Demon Returned | what had transpired]] at the Temple of Jupiter. Pliny explained that it was likely the girl was a …

  • Part 11 - A Demon Tracked

    It was an almost four week journey by boat and by boot to make it to the city of Kerenda. When they arrived, they found it to be mostly just ruins. They could see the old roman barracks, a community hall, and three temples. The “newest” temple was a …

  • Part 12 - A Demon Found

    The next day, they returned to the temple to deal with the statue. They inspected it, but other than the Demon [[Ka]], there seemed to be nothing unusual about it. [[:rylan | Cosmo]] struck it with a sword and it erupted into a mass of tentacles. It …

  • Anciah

    Anciah was a lesser known god known as the Goddess of Mercy. She was depicted as a young woman with outstretched arms. She would never assist anyone seeking to do harm to others. She did possess the ability to relieve humans and other creatures from …

  • Triganus

    Triganus was a lesser known god often referred to as the Three-Eyed Demon of Vengeance. Triganus was depicted as a winged gargoyle with three eyes. Those "blessed" by his spirit could be empowered to carryout their vengeance in the extreme, making them …

  • Part 13 - A Demon Forgiven

    They took the two ladies to see [[Kimbata | Pliny the Younger]]. He sensed a presence around Phimbria and cast a divination on her. Unfortunately, the news was not good. He said that all the futures led to the destruction of Rome except the one where …

  • Chapter 6 - Frankish Kingdoms AD 650

    [[Part 1 - A Frank Awakening]] [[Part 2 - The Manuscript]] [[Part 3 - Death of a Consort]] [[Part 4 - True Detective]] [[Part 5 - The Eastern Threat]] [[Part 6 - Barbarians at the Gates]] [[Part 7 - The Devil's Due]] [[Part 8 - Fantari Island]] [[ …

  • Part 1 - A Frank Awakening

    [[:janu | Janu]] incarnated to find himself standing before a podium with an open book laid upon it. Upon a stone slab lay a woman who became the [[Simulacrum]] for [[:rylan | Rylan]]. She was covered in painted markings. Around them stood a crowd of …

  • Prieure de Sion

    The Prieure de Sion has been dedicated since its inception during the Jesus Incident to undermining the power of the [[Knights of the Temple]]. In 1314, it scored its greatest victory when, with the help of [[Nephilim]], it was able to convince the Pope …

  • Part 2 - The Manuscript

    Almost a full year had passed since [[Part 1 - A Frank Awakening | their arrival]]. [[:danel | William]] had been wooing a young lady named Vera. On the 27th of May, they were wed. On their wedding night, the post ceremonial festivities were interrupted …

  • Part 3 - Death of a Consort

    In mid-summer, the village of Poulton got word that its taxes had been raised considerably. The [[Nephilim]] figured that they had [[Part 2 - The Manuscript | Doma to thank]] for that. Things remained uneventful though the summer. In early October, …

  • Iulionos

    Iulionos was a [[Nephilim]] belonging to the [[Magician]]. During the Dark Ages, he worked against the growing power of the Catholic Church due to its stance against occult knowledge. He was known to be a devout pagan and was known to have an alliance …

  • Part 4 - True Detective

    They searched the consort’s room but turned up nothing of interest. They then searched [[Sendoneel-Kedosch | Maradue’s]] room and found some letters and manuscripts. It appeared from briefly looking at the letters that Maradue and King Clovis were close …

  • Part 5 - The Eastern Threat

    In late spring, Commander Bosch, Knight of the King, and member of the [[Prieure de Sion]] arrived with several of his knights in the village of Pulton. He informed [[:janu | Mayor Lorenzo]] that barbarian hoards had been attacking from the east. …

  • Grasgarban

    Grasgarban is a [[Nephilim]] of the [[Justice]] [[Arcana | Arcanum]]. It prefers to manifest in the [[Simulacrum]] of a warrior or enforcer. Embracing the Justice credo of balancing power, it often places itself in the middle of ongoing political strife …

  • Holy Vehm

    The Holy Vehm, or "Righteous Judges" is a sworn enemy of [[Nephilim]], and was created to destroy them. Not since the days of the [[Orichalka Men]] has anyone aggressively hunted Nephilim as the Holy Vehm have. They were originally known as the …

  • Part 6 - Barbarians at the Gates

    [[:rylan | Kristen]] travelled by horse back as quickly as she could. She slept in the saddle and pushed the animal to the limit. She had to travel much farther south that she had expected to avoid patrolling raiders, which cost her more time than she …

  • Part 7 - The Devil's Due

    The rest of the year passed by uneventfully. "Pope Eugene":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Eugene_I was elected as the new pope. Rumors began to circulate that the Muslims were taking more ground from the Roman Empire. In winter, they learned that …

  • Bronze Blade of Gilgal

    The Bronze Blade of Gilgal is a Sumerian Weapon, named after the city it was forged in. The blade is infused with Earth [[Ka]] making it far stronger than any normal bronze blade. It is also very light and maneuverable, with a razor edge that never …

  • Silver Death

    Silver Death is the name given to these creatures that appear to be made of liquid metal. Their bodies are completely amorphous, yet any shape they choose has the toughness of steel. They are a grave threat to [[Nephilim]] as they are made of Orichalka …

  • Part 8 - Fantari Island

    The [[Nephilim]] returned home after their encounter with [[Kartia | Hupert]]. The next 10 months passed by uneventfully. In early spring, they were visited by a messenger named Herman, from a place called Fantari Island. He originally went to see [[ …

  • Part 9 - Run in with the Devil

    In the spring of 655, Friar Brain pays a visit to Pulton. He speaks with [[:janu | Lorenzo]] inquiring if he or his companions had heard from [[Iulionos | Maxim Theurge]] recently. It seems that he and his entourage were heading back to his home in Rome …

  • Homunculi

    Homunculi are the result of [[Alchemy]] at its darkest. A homunculus is a [[Nephilim]], who is bound to its [[Simulacrum | Simulacra]], and then has its Simulacrum distilled down into a debased form. The result is a creature that stands about 12 to 18 …

  • Brazen Head

    The Brazen Head is an artifact of unknown origin. It is in the shape of a human head on a stone base. When the proper ritual is conducted, the head opens its eyes, at which point it can be asked one question. The Brazen Head will then speak the answer. …

  • Cult of the Head

    Gerbert of Aurillac was an [[Order of the Black Star | Black Star]] sorcerer who broke from the Order in 999 AD when he began using an artifact called the [[Brazen Head]]. It is unknown if he constructed the device or simple discovered it somewhere. …

  • Chapter 7 - Holy Roman Empire AD 1125

    [[Part 1 - A Corpse Out of Water]] [[Part 2 - The Pope and the Thief]] [[Part 3 - War in the Holy Land]] [[Part 4 - The Imam in the Oasis]] [[Part 5 - Old Friends, New Enemies]] [[Part 6 - Dinner with Death]] [[Part 7 - The Queen of Jars]] [[Part …

  • Part 1 - A Corpse Out of Water

    The [[Nephilim]] were once again reborn. [[:danel | Danel]] incarnated into Gaspar D’Moley, a herald, [[:sesshomaru |Seshomaru]] incarnated into Valentine DeVesey, a merchant with a charter from Holy Roman Emperor "King Henry V":https://en.wikipedia.org/ …

  • Khaultan

    Khaultan is a [[Nephilim]] of the [[Hermit]]. A skilled sorcerer, he decided to study the element of water by finding a way to place his [[Simulacrum]] into a death like torpor, and casting himself into the water off the shores of Genoa around A.D. 1125. …

  • Part 2 - The Pope and the Thief

    Five days by ship and another three days on the road took St. Claire and his entourage to Rome. While the knight and his herald [[:danel | Gaspar]] headed to the St. Peters for an audience with "Pope Honorius II":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ …

  • Part 3 - War in the Holy Land

    After six weeks at sea, they arrived on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean. They journeyed for a week inland before arriving in the village Zahir, about 15 miles from Azaz. A large encampment was set up containing the supplies for the army of "King …

  • Part 4 - The Imam in the Oasis

    The next six months were very quiet. Other than reports of a few minor Muslim incursions, there was little to interrupt a quiet life. This peace was interrupted in the following spring when St. Claire tasked [[:janu | Vincent]] with looking into a …

  • Assassins

    The Assassins is the name used to refer to the medieval Nizari Ismailis, particularly those of Persia and Syria, by Westerners. Often characterized as a secret order of assassins led by a mysterious "Old Man of the Mountain," the Nizari Ismailis were an …

  • Part 5 - Old Friends, New Enemies

    About a month later [[:rylan | Gulliam]] was fulfilling his duties as an apothecary when he was visited by a traveler named Gregor suffering from dysentery. Finding his mannerisms familiar he began to ask questions and realized that the man was [[: …

  • Part 6 - Dinner with Death

    The next year was very quiet and the [[Nephilim]] settled into more routine and mundane lives. That would end with a visit from an Arab man baring a message that he risked life and limb to deliver. [[Part 4 - The Imam in the Oasis | Imam Oslum]] needed …

  • Part 7 - The Queen of Jars

    After passing through the long narrow steep tunnel, they found themselves with in the buried ruins of [[Irem]]. As they passed through numerous structures they noticed a pattern in the artwork. The oldest artwork worshiped the ancient god [[Enlil | …

  • Part 8 - The Search for Kadralhu

    They emerged from an identical monolith to find themselves in a vast desert with a walled city in the distance. They immediately felt the absence of the elemental [[Ka]] that normally surrounded them. They suspected they were in an alternate dimension. …

  • Part 9 - The Cult of Rebirth

    They emerged from the sewers when they reached some streets that were not buried. They found that part of the city had homes and buildings too small to house giants. Then they happened upon some red skinned lizard creatures who had been recently killed. …

  • Irem

    Irem is the lost city of sorcerers. The people abandoned their gods to worship serpent folk they called the "Dwellers Beneath". The Dwellers taught them much technology and magic, but eventually their hubris led them to believe they no longer needed the …

  • Abdul AlHazred

    Abdul Al'Hazred was in his youth a great poet who impregnated the daughter the Sultan that sponsored him. After being disfigured and beaten and left to die as punishment, he wondered the desert until he was taken in by a clan of [[Ghouls | ghouls]]. …

  • The Witch of Irem

    The nature of Namia, The Witch of Irem, is not entirely understood. She has Solar [[Ka]], indicating that she is human, but she wields more power that any human sorcerer has ever had. She seems to be immortal, and has near limitless stores of …

  • Al Azif

    Al Azif was written by the mad Arab [[Abdul AlHazred | Al'Hazred]] around AD 600. In it he detailed his extensive necromancy and eldritch knowledge. It is said that madness is required to truly understand the knowledge contained in the book. When it …

  • Part 10 - The Upside Down Garden

    They traveled to the hanging gardens and found that the entire section of the city was upside down. Apparently, this section of the city, which was once a vast garden, had somehow inverted when the city crashed. They had to climb the vines that overgrown …

  • Part 11 - A City Reborn

    [[:danel]] dug into the memories of its Oklu [[Simulacrum]], a strange endeavor when done with a non-human creature. It was able to recall the location of a water fountain that lead to the water works. They travelled through the city and found the …

  • Part 12 - The Necromancer

    They [[Nephilim]] returned to Acre to discover that seven years had passed since they had left. St. Claire had left so they had no chance of returning to their former lives. Releasing [[:rylan]] and [[:danel]] from the jars they were placed in, they …

  • Part 13 - The Ghouls of Paris

    In spring of the following year, the [[Nephilim]] took a trip back the lake where they were [[Part 1 - A Corpse Out of Water | twice incarnated]]. There they retrieved the items that had been deposited there nearly 500 years ago. They then returned to …

  • Ghoul Idol

    This stone idol is about two and a half feet tall and looks like some sort of human/goat hybrid in the fetal position. What exactly it means to the [[Ghouls]] or what it does for them is unknown, but they seem to have the ability to sense its location. …

  • Order of Bitter Piety

    The Catholic Church has always enjoyed making a spectacle of its battles against the forces of evil. However, Pope Boniface V in the year 621 created the Order to combat evils in the world that the church did not want the public to know even existed. …

  • Hoffman Lenses

    Hoffman Lenses, were created by a German Monk named Hoffman who crafted the lenses to allow the wearer to see [[Ka]]. The lenses require a ritual to activate and are only active for an hour or so before a new ritual must be performed. When active, the …

  • Part 14 - The Hot Fair

    They began the journey to Troyes. On the way, they linked up with a merchant named Naban, who was headed to the Hot Fair. He hired them on as guards. They learned that in addition to doing some trading, he also was bringing a contract from the merchant …

  • Part 15 - The Lord of Misrule

    They headed out to the leper colony. There they found all of the lepers had declared themselves followers of the Joyous One. Apparently he preached a heaven on Earth scenario to those who followed him. The lepers said that the Joyous One could be found …

  • Key of Solomon

    The Key of Solomon was a series of Hebrew scrolls that combined contained the writings of [[King Solomon]] on the nature of the demon. They text is a valuable source of information for those studying demonology or [[Summoning]].

  • Lord of Misrule

    The Lord of Misrule is a spirit of madness and disorder, also known as the Joyous One. It seeks to bring down existing order through madness. In human terms, it is both evil and mischievous – it claims to be a creature of chaos that brings joy but its …

  • Part 16 - The Crow Tower

    Using his ability to sense [[Khaiba]], [[:danel | Tangis]] was able to detect the residual effects of the [[Lord of Misrule | Lord of Misrule’s]] passing. They decided that the demon was heading back towards Paris. They travelled for three days until …

  • Part 17 - Monastery of Madness

    The group travelled for four days to the city of Orleans, on the trail of the [[Lord of Misrule]] and the mummers. At Orleans, they learned that the mummers were headed to St. Nazair to book passage on a ship. Before they left however, they were hired to …

  • Part 18 - Dark Harvest

    The [[Nephilim]] continued their pursuit of the mummers and the [[Lord of Misrule]]. As they travelled along a rural road they came across three large sacks sitting in a hollow. Two were filled with apples, but the third was filled with human heads. …

  • King Solomon

    King Solomon, son of David, was King of the Hebrews form 970-931B.C. Although legendary for his great wisdom, vast wealth, and 700 wives, lesser texts speak of his vast occult knowledge. The Testament of Solomon speaks of how he once raised and …

  • Tomb of Solomon

    The Tomb of Solomon is the final resting place of [[King Solomon]]. Along with much of his wealth, it contains the spirits of many demons that he bound during his life time. The tomb is designed to represent the "Sephirot":https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ …

  • Part 19 - The Abbot of Unreason

    As the [[Nephilim]] approached St. Nazaire, they came across the caravan of mummers. They were conducting a performance of the crucifixion. They told the Nephilim to prepare for the final performance. The Nephilim attacked, and though the mummers were …

  • Part 20 - The Last Stand

    The [[Nephilim]] made their way back toward Provins. On the way, they studied the [[Key of Solomon]] to try and find a way to contain the [[Lord of Misrule]]. It was difficult reading as none of them were fluent in the language it was written in. …

  • Part 21 - The Faithful Six

    In mid-October, the [[Nephilim]] disembarked from a ship at Tripoli. They traveled to the city of Tadmir, and then on to Damascus, and finally to a village on the edge a desert wasteland called Palmyra. The region was under the control of the Caliphate, …

  • Followers of Ibn Sina

    These are an order of Islamic sorcerers, who believe that the world is a collection of chaotic dust motes that move at random but are held in a form of ordered stasis by the will of God. If God were to withdraw his attention, even for a moment, then the …

  • Part 22 - The Tomb of Solomon

    Having found the [[Tomb of Solomon]], the [[Nephilim]] prepared for their journey inside. They pried away several stones revealing steps descending into the ground. Fahdal and David stayed outside, refusing to enter the tomb. Fahdal told them he …

  • Rylan

    *Past Incarnations* 2778 BC - Tor - Hired thug - Killed by raiders while [[Part 4 - Trouble Back Home | rescuing kidnapped villagers.]] 2777 BC - Ishme - Farm Hand - Killed by earth elemental at the [[Part 9 - The Undying King | Horn's of Simnesh]] …

  • Danel

    *Past Incarnations* 2778 BC - Uut - Hired thug - Killed by raiders while [[Part 4 - Trouble Back Home | rescuing captured villagers]] 2777 BC - Yihattie - Farm Hand - Killed by [[Sahdi]] in [[Part 6 - The Red Wastes | The Red Wastes]] 2776 BC - Osum …

  • Janu

    *Past Incarnations* 2778 BC - Kuri - Leader of hired thugs - Killed by an assassin when [[Part 9 - The Undying King | returning from the Red Wastes]] 1895 BC - Yatadum - Slave Girl - [[Part 2 - The Crypt of Gilgamesh | Consumed by a ghost worm]] …

  • Sesshomaru

    *Past Incarnations* 2778 BC - Sessra - Princess of the City-State of Urik. - Seshomaru was [[Part 8 - Ibnath Revisited | expelled from her body]] as the Great Ziggurat in [[Ibnath]]. 1895 BC - Demethes - Son of a wine trader from Babylon - [[Part 19 - …

  • Jehoram

    *Past Incarnations* 2778 BC - Kadashman - Hired Thug - Killed by an assassin when [[Part 9 - The Undying King | returning from the Red Wastes]] 1895 BC - Gamlot - Slave Girl - [[Part 2 - The Crypt of Gilgamesh | Consumed by a ghost worm]] in the …

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