The many threats on Aransula strengthened the superstitions of its inhabitants, a business the Castel quickly exploited by providing services related to occultism.
But it may be preferable not to know what fate holds you…
The Temple’s hierarchy follows the traditional positioning of chakras, thus ranking the 7 most influential members of the faction from the highest, the Crown, to the lowest, the Root.
Here’s the second-ranked, right-hand of the leader and unmatched martial artist.
Few people ignore Sir Bardroy’s story as he’s the only known survivor of a confrontation with the Demon of Insanity at the cost of an eye and his right arm.
Although he remarkably fulfills his duty as the militia leader, the traumatic patterns of this event sometimes manifest through paranoid hunts through the Aransular cities.
The Guardians channel their magic through communion with the fauna. Called synergy magic, one of the elementary techniques consists of manifesting the attributes of an animal the user has bound with.
Those under the sign of the Lion reconnect with their basic instincts and demonstrate great bestiality when fighting.
Within Demaria, words have been elevated to real art resulting in the creation of a unic form of magic called display magic, allowing to alterate one’s presence.
While this ability is often combined with language, some prefer to use their bodies as a medium of communication to gain more exposure.
An ancient security system created by the Sanarcosium.
These unique sentries, found deep in Aransula’s wilderness, attack intruders indiscriminately by taking this deceitful appearance to drown them or shooting them highly pressurized water.
But are they really keeping from coming in or preventing something from coming out ?
She’s perfectly aware that the status « Mistress of Festivities » she’s been given aims to prevent her from getting too much influence but she doesn’t intent to let her displeasure ignored…
Having developed a spiritual bond with their environment has made the Guardians of Az-Kenah evolve their perception of the life cycle. Whenever they feel their time has come, nature itself sometimes manifests to take them away.
All bodies eventually return to earth but feelings never die.
Within Demaria, where words are weapons, a private order has renounced speech and taken a vow of silence.
The Unheard Legion acts as a local security force but having its abilities based on quietness makes it unpredictable.
Some dark rumours plead that the members have their tongue cut off during their knighting ceremony but it’s just hearsays, isn’t it ?
The Mitrecian Homes built their reputation upon tenacity and hard work. Having the highest manpower among other factions, they made themselves indispensable to Aransula’s economy, thus becoming the first labor force.
Although their members often work tirelessly, they sometimes take a moment to watch the sunset and appreciate the beauty of the scenery.
Due to their affinity with the sea, the Children of Azurestorm managed to develop a unic form of arcana known as flux magic, revolving around the manipulation of streams and atmospheric pressure.
Only the Aquamarine College provides its teachings to members of the faction, and this education is closely guarded.
Arques Champions believe there is an inner fire within each individual, concentrating strong feelings such as passion and temper.
Lighting this fire is already an achievement but maintaining the one of others deserves a honourable mention known as « guardflame ».
Champions use this flame to channel their ardour into battle resulting in a fierce determination and a supportive frenzy.
The Temple mastery of illusions also made its way through the medical realm. This therapeutic unit consists in a restricted group of monks, able to manipulate senses to create a wholy different environment around them.
Their healing methods mainly rely on psychosomatic medicine, thus their nickname « Appeasers » but also bring them to conflict with the Sanarcosium traditional doctors who see these practices as charlatanism.
The Church of Bellclaire dedicated itself to bringing out the truth, whatever means are used. Sometimes, over-zealousness emphasizes failures. Even if they are hidden underground.
« People mistake about my art. The human body is such a wonderful instrument. From the sharp cry of a nail removal to the long lamentations of the skin being scorched, there is nothing able to compete with the music coming from the very deep of the lungs. »