The first one is my most ambitious realm, and the only Aligned Realm, with a presiding deity, among the lot. Introducing…
THE DOCKS OF FAREWELL
Floor: heavy, if battered wooden docks, supported by thick, wooden beams.
Walls: A waveless, lifeless sea, slightly greyish blue.
Effect: Pouring rain.
Presiding Deity: Cordemis, the Goddess of Mercy.
The Docks of Farewell, are the domain of the Goddess of Mercy, long-abandoned and forgotten, to the point where it was considered a myth. But, as it turns out, the destruction of the deified ruler of Siralim, while it unleashed a vast amount of magic that revealed many new realms, also shed light upon this dreary, rain-covered place, where souls unremembered drift ashore and languish until they can pass on. That’s not to say this place does not have its dangers, as monsters, too, wash up here and the seas themselves teem with threats galore…
NOTABLE REALM OBJECTS
Wooden Gravestone: Similar in look to the ones in Azural’s realm. Pay your respects at these to gain Favor with Cordemis.
Shipwrecks: They look like the shipwrecks from Friden’s realm, but they work more like Imp huts. The crews here are working on these ships to pass on, but they need something extra to help them shove off. Usuaully loose planks, like in Lister’s realm. Give all shipwrecks the parts they need for a nice item cache and a big boost of Favor with Cordemis.
Skull Pile: Like the ones in Erebyss’ realm. Purify the skulls, and the grateful souls once bound to them will bestow a buff.
Lit Campire: Snuff these campfires to get a quick lot of Power.
Crates: Like Tartarith’s ones. These are the regular breakables for this realm.
Whirlpools: Like the quicksand pits in Yseros’ realm, except water-colored. These lead to a miniboss arena, which are usually led by Ravagers.
Normally, I’d end it here, but as this realm isn’t Unaligned…
CORDEMIS, THE GODDESS OF MERCY
Element: Officially none. In gameplay terms, she’d be Death-element.
Bio: Cordemis isn’t a new God. In fact, she’s unbelievably old, coalesced from the prayers of people who were tired of suffering. As such, she delivered to these people, her blessings granting them relief and comfort…or, if all else failed and their lives were forfeit anyway, she granted them a quick, painless end. Over time, however, worship of her dwindled, with people associating her domain with Surathli, and both she and her realm were forgotten, becoming unaccessable…to be revealed anew a great many years later, when the defeat of the ruler of Siralim, unprepared for Godly power and driven mad by ascending to it, unleashed a torrent of magic that brought forth the Unaligned Realms.
Cordemis has a somewhat imposing figure. She’s a tall, female deity, much in the same vein as Surathli and Erebyss, but she stands out in her own way. Her skin is blue, but seen mostly on her upper body, as the white, flowing, slightly-torn, foot-obscuring dress she wears leaves her four arms bare, and exposes a fair bit of her impressive chest. Her face is covered with a slightly torn, white veil, and reveals nothing of her features but a glowing, yellow eye on the right side of her face. On occasion, little droplets of a shining liquid drip away from her veil, as if it’s worn to obscure her tears. The same liquid stains the very bottom part of her dress.
Her four hands are each busy. Two of them are clasped in front of her, as if pleading. Her remaining left hand is lowered at her side, and her remaining right hand holds a misericorde dagger, like this one with a gleaming, pristine blade.
As a person, Cordemis reflects her realm. She’s gentle and very soft-spoken, as well as caring for those who end up washing up on her shores, and very fond of those who call upon her name, but the sound of her voice is a morose one. She approves of acts of mercy, and allowing others to let go of their grief and move past it, and disapproves of pointless cruelty, which is why she dislikes Tartarith.
On the off-chance that Cordemis here is approved as part of the Realm, she ties into a few of the monster-types I suggested in the other thread, though their lore can be rewritten: the Grievers and Vengers are her direct creations, the Ragmen are her most notable remaining followers, and the seas of her realm are full of Ravagers.
And hey, a quick idea for an associated godshop Talisman:
Name: Cordemis’ Innocence
Max. Level: 100
Where: Docks of Farewell Godshop.
Effect: Creatures now gain 1% more Knowledge for every action performed that increases Knowledge gain.
Lv. 100 Effect: All bonuses that result from certain tiers of Knowledge gain are now doubled.