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  • #16
    Re: Terminus After the End

    Annihilist Madigral Martinet Cult



    Home Planet

    Frost

    Leadership

    Annihilist Madigral Martinet

    Overview

    The faction controls 25% of the Terminus and is locked in a battle with the other Annihilists to take a majority of the Terminus as its own. Driven by the cold hearted and tactical Madigral Martinet, this faction of all others is the most feared for its ruthless tactics, complete disregard for honor, and endless drive for total domination of the Terminus. On of the scariest weapons the factions yields is technology to make its ships undetectable by sensors. When they want to be seen, it is a warning or usually too late. To most, its objectives are simple power, like most factions. To those in the know still living in hiding and some floating rumours there is much more behind Madigrals Martinets push for complete ruling of the Terminus. To the inner most circle of its top generals, a prime motivation is to make Madroga suffer, bring him to his knees, and make him swear fidelity to Madigral Martinet like he did Omega. Any love that was there is gone with all that remains being obsession. To this end, the faction directs a large part of her efforts in conquering Annihilist Mandroga's forces and territories giving only token, but still formidable, attention to the other parts of the Terminus.

    Post Fall History

    Off "training" on a world being decimated while Omega fell with his top Annihilist Steelgrave, Madigral Martinet knew that directing her armada to try and take Nihilor was futile. There was too many who would go straight for the Doom Coil. Rightly anticipated, the planet became the floating grave yard for many powerful forces. Instead, the armada quickly sprung into action taking smaller worlds of strategic value such as the one housing Omegas mystic academy and off world drone armory. Having secured this tiny holding very quickly, the brilliant minds Madigral always kept around her as war council went to work strengthening the armada into one of the most poweful forces in a short time. They even managed to make their leader even more powerful through magical augmentation.

    When the dust settled and space around Nihilor was filled with those stupid enough to ignore good tactics, Madigrals forces had already swept up nearly a quarter of the Terminus using some of the planets as examples by wiping out whole populations. Those who saw her forces coming sometimes sent notes of surrender long before the grand armada arrived. They still lost a tenth of their population as a test of loyalty. Eventually, the armada established a main base on a frozen planet inhospitable to life where its capital was established. Establishing a home base on such a barren and hostile world only added to the reputation of the armada and its leader. Also around this time, Madigral tried to reunite with her former love Mandroga in an attempt to take over the Terminus together. She was rebuffed in the cruelest way, a massive attack on her new base by his army of dragons.

    Winning the day, but losing her heart, Madigral's generals assembled and where given a new directive to destroy Mandroga. Crushed, she still had the presence of mind to have some of her forces continue taking smaller worlds as to not tip her new plan. Day by day, the faction grows in power and inched ever closer to bringing Mandroga down. Of course, if she could get the Doom Coil under her control it would end all the battles, but everyone is doing that and the odds of success are low until her mages find a way if ever.
    Last edited by mrdent12; 07-28-2018, 09:49 PM.
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    • #17
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      Annihilist Mandroga Cult



      Home Planet

      Fuego Draconis

      Leadership

      Annihilist Mandroga

      Overview

      Harsh but fair, Annihilist Mandroga drives the faction with a sense of honor and duty to reunite the Terminus back under a single rule and to than work to take Nihilor back for the Doomcoil. So far, 25% of the Terminus is under this faction and of all the options, aside from self rule, it is the most preferable one. Mandroga keeps the council of very few and has slowly built up an army of dragons who lead the charge in his attempts to conquer everything. While honorable, anyone who crosses his forces are severely punished. Whole worlds have burned in the flame of his dragons because they dared to rebel or not follow a direct command from Mandroga. As a result, members of the factions are extremely loyal to Mandroga and the directive to unite the Terminus under him. One of the most noticeable attributes of the faction is that its army is comprised of a large contingent of space dragons and mystical ones bred by Mandroga. Coming into battle, it is not uncommon to see Mandroga at the head riding on one of the dragons.

      Post Fall History

      Mandroga was off world hunting down a rebel base being setup by the Furions when Nihilor was attacked. He came as quickly as he could to render aid with his retainer of five dragons, but it was too late. Omega had fallen already and the forces kept in check by Omegas power smelled blood and a power vacuum they were all too eager to fill by taking the Doomcoil. Instead of staying around to fight though, Mandroga took his dragons and forces to his off world base Fuego Draconis to regroup and plan his next moves now that his oath to Omega was irrelevant. On its way out from the pandemonium around Nihilor, the force made sure to leave a lasting impression by having whole ships torn apart by the five dragons retainers. Some tried to follow in hopes of taming the dragons, but they became the dragons snacks.

      With his most trusted advisors, Mandroga decided to take the Terminus as his and become the new Omega except more honorable and faithful to entropy. If he could prove himself, the Doomcoil, he figured, would submit to him. Dispatching his forces in all directions, he gave them the simple directive to conquer and burn all those who refuse to submit to his rule. With a dragon at the helm of the four forces, they quickly took a quarter of the Terminus before running into serious resistance that caused them to regroup at Fuego Draconis and to reinforce the border worlds. Mandroga, for his part, set out to recruit more dragons to his cause with great success. Some tried to burn him and others eat him, but everyone he tamed and brought to heel forming the largest ever group of space dragons and magical ones.

      While at a war council meeting, Mandroga was informed of an entreaty from Madigral Martinet to join forces and rule together. Too much had transpired though and what love he had for her had vanished as her tactics got colder and more ruthless. Instead, he treated her as a threat and sent his dragons to burn her world to the ground only to be rebuffed by her massive armada and superior tactics. Since that day, he tries to avoid direct conflict with her forces focusing on his own conquests, but everyday his borders are tested.
      Last edited by mrdent12; 08-06-2018, 10:54 PM.
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      • #18
        Re: Terminus After the End

        Annihilist Dreg Cult



        Home Planet

        Paradiso

        Leadership

        Annihilist Dreg

        Overview

        One could be forgiven in thinking that Annihilist Dreg wasn't as bad as the other two former generals of Omega who also have a 25% share of the Terminus. Paradiso, the capital planet of the faction, is a paradise with everyone happy and living an idyllic life that is the envy of the rest of the Terminus. All outward appearances indicate, that the planets who join the faction joined willingly without any form of coercion. In fact, that is parroted by his messengers and the word is spread around every place in the Terminus. While his fleet is impressive, it mostly seems to act as a peace keeping force for the planets under the factions sway rather than an occupying army. Underneath it all though is the psychological attacks and deception on a grand scale that is in some ways worse than the other factions. Dregs mental powers almost felled Omega a long time ago before he bent to Omegas will as the Psyops general. Now those powers are used via proxies in some instances to take whole worlds. To the Terminus, he spreads a message of peace, but underneath it he wants control. The faction is most reknown for fighters who voluntarily join up to fight in the games he regularly hosts.

        Post Fall History

        Before Omega fell, Annihilist Dreg was an anomaly among the Annihilists. He employed psychic powers and lead the covert operations of Omegas armies. When Omega fell, he was on Paradiso training the next group of mentalists for Omegas armies. After one of them remote viewed Omega falling, he decided to setup shop on the pleasure planet with his trainees being his proxies and evangelists for his message of "peace". Dreg's influence spread like a virus through the Terminus causing worlds to come under his sway by the mere arrival of his messengers. Those not fortified by fear of the other Annihilists easily fell prey to Dregs insidious mental prowess. Once taking a quarter of the Terminus, he started to wain in power so decided to slow down his spread to recharge his energies.

        Mandroga and Madigral Martinent both saw his rise, but took what they could before confronting him. In this vacuum, he solidified his power base and lured the greatest warriors into his arenas to prove themselves. If they won, they were given a chance to join his forces. As such, Dreg grew his armies from the greatest fighters in the Terminus showering them with pleasures beyond their wildest dreams and planting his mental control at the same time. For anyone watching, creatures flocked to join Dreg's armies based on his raw charisma, but to those with mental powers, they knew something was up. Those who knew, didn't live long.

        Annihilist Dreg on numerous occasions has tried to absorb the weaker factions, but when they joined up with the Independent Alliance or other faction with mental prowess he was rebuffed. Sometimes he would send his forces in on the pretext he was attacked with enough manufactured evidence to alleviate any doubt, but sometimes he let it go for the time being. Mandroga has attacked Dreg's forces a couple times, but the battles generally ended in stale mates. Others also have recently made advances, but often times the forces not aligned with the former annihilists fall under his sway soon enough.
        Last edited by mrdent12; 07-28-2018, 11:28 PM.
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        • #19
          Re: Terminus After the End

          Warpwold Drone



          Description

          Classified

          PL: 10

          Abilities:
          Strength 7 Stamina 4 Agility 1 Dexterity-1 Fighting 7 Intellect -1 Awareness 2 Presence 0

          Skills:
          Deception 2 (+2), Intimidation 5 (+5), Perception 7 (+9), Stealth 11 (+12)

          Powers:
          Creature Movement (Movement 3 (Slithering, Wallcrawling 2), Speed 4 (32 MPH)
          Twisted Sight (Senses 2 (Darkvision))
          Armored Chitin (Immunity 3 (Corrosive Blood, Suffocation)), Protection 7)
          Corrosive Blood (Secondary Penetrating Damage 7 Linked to Drain Toughness 7, reaction—When it fails a Toughness check)
          Teeth and Claws (Strength-based Damage 4)

          Advantages:
          All-out Attack, Close Attack 2, Set-up, Teamwork

          Offense:
          Initiative +1
          Close +7
          Ranged -1
          Teeth & Claws +9 DC 26 toughness
          Corrosive Blood DC 22 damage and DC 17 fort save drain toughness

          Defense
          Dodge +9, Parry +9, Toughness +11, Fortitude +14, Will +6
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          • #20
            Re: Terminus After the End

            Keepers of Knowledge



            Home Planet

            World-Library of the Source Book

            Leadership

            Tomen the Archivist

            Overview

            If knowledge was truly power, the Keepers of Knowledge would be gods. Instead, the Keepers tread lightly. Throughout the Terminus, members of this group are known to popup where needed to distribute the required knowledge and disappear just as quickly. Principle among the members, aside from Tomen, is Scrivener Jones who handles tasks off world and coordinates the lower members as Tomen is too busy in his work. While limited to one world, no one is foolish enough to attack the groups home planet for fear of the awesome powers ascribed to the Source Book. Even Omega in his prime dared not attack the planet. Everyone thinks the groups motives are purely knowledge attainment and charity, but underneath it all is an obsessive drive to figure out how Tomen could not see what was going to happen to Omega and to keep a balance of powers through pawns who are given just enough information to act.

            Post Fall History

            Tomen was organizing his collections of histories of the proles when a hurried Scrivener rushed into the collection room. At first, Tomen was incredulous upon hearing of Omegas fall. Surely, an event that large couldn't be hidden from him. Not even the shadow worlds that can cast blinding spells could hide such a monumental event. So, Tomen had Scrivener teleport back to Nihilor. Fierce battles raged all around the planet as it was consumed in entrophic flames. If not for the protections provided by the Source Book, he would have been just another victim. Even hearing the horrible account didn't sway Tomen. So, he did what he hadn't done for far too long. He left the World Library. When he saw the destruction and savagery taking place around the planet he did another thing he hadn't done for a very long time. He cried.

            Back at the World-Library, he spent the next little while scouring the books and pleading with the Source Book for answers. While the Annihilists took territory, his head was in the books. Despite his search, he came up blank. Nothing even referenced Omega and Nihilor falling as it had or even the remote possibility of it. Instead, the contents of the book and his writings bared out a much darker picture. At the end of the wars now raging for control of the Terminus and the Doomcoil, was a terrible secret he kept to himself*. The sheer horror of it was too much for anyone to bear. So long as the wars raged and control was split though, many might die, but the secret would not come to be. There was hope if a group wth the right intents won, but they would take much longer to build up strength and could only rise if balance between the current warring groups kept at stalemates.

            To keep the balance, Tomen recruited various creatures throughout the Terminus to be his eyes, ears, and mouth for the Terminus as a whole. He had to know more from his books. The new recruits were for spreading information as needed. The outside would see it as Tomen doing what he has always done. Even lower level members would see themselves as emissaries of the knowledge. Only Tomen and to an extent Scrivener would know the truth.

            *The secret is left up to the GM
            Last edited by mrdent12; 08-08-2018, 09:31 PM.
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            • #21
              Re: Terminus After the End

              Redigarna Trough





              Background

              In the early days of creation, before there was any substance, there was pure concepts. As creation kicked off, the concepts manifested as forms. Still, compared to Unus, they were paled in comparison and had not been fully formed. So, they waited and gathered strength as creation formed around them and dimensions start manifesting. Redigarna, as it styled itself, was seething at all the creation of new life and spoiled purity of Edanth that it viewed as a result of the Alpians and resultant races. Unus and its relative weakness was the only things holding it back from raining down destruction to restore the purity. In its nonpure form, it had limitations and benefits it didn't posses when it was a mere concept.

              When it finally had enough and amassed enough energy in physical form from the destruction inherent in creation, Redigarna struck. It swept in with a wave of destruction consuming an outlying planet used mainly as a sporting planet by the Alpians. The speed and raw power of it shocked even Unus who had largely been diminished in power. Planet after planet fell to its might and those who opposed it. It took the combined strength of the Alpians and positive concepts of the universe to counter the destructive energy it emited only succeeding in annihilating its mutated creations and imprisoning Redigarna in an energy draining crystal.

              Time passed and Redigarna became a myth, legend, and eventually only whispered of in ancient tomes long forgotten. Those learned in the ancient ways knew of an ancient power banished to the space between dimensions, but not the full history of the force or its true nature. Its prison drifted back into what became the Warpwold drawing the attention of Omega who sent an expedition to harness it as a weapon only to never hear from the ship ever again. Unknown to the rest of the multiverse and omega himself, the expedition had retrieved the prison and opened it releasing a weakened Redigarna Trough who took over the crew with madness only to realize how alone she was in the Warpwold. For centuries, it was her and her small army until it got close enough to a drastically changed Terminus to be detected.

              Character Sheet

              Refer to Cosmic Handbook 3E Avatar of Destruction.

              Personality

              It is it's way or death. The downside is that it's way involves mutating into a creature of pure destruction under its' command. When needed, Redigarna can be tricky, but when feeling in a position of strength she is not afraid to let her true destructive energies loose.

              Motivations

              Its' motivations are simple. Destruction of all life until Edanth is made pure again. Even its' own forces will be consumed once they have served their purpose.
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