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Visionary Realms, Inc.By Visionary Realms, Inc.
First created
Visionary Realms, Inc.By Visionary Realms, Inc.
First created
$460,657
pledged of $800,000pledged of $800,000 goal
3,157
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 22 2014 7:40 PM UTC +00:00

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The Human

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Resourceful Explorers
Origin World
: Daera
Current Homeland: Kingsreach, Plains of Triundia, Desert of A’Moka
Pantheon: Trinariad
Language: Triundan
Classes: TBA

Resourceful, tenacious and inquisitive, Humans have overcome many obstacles to become one of the more populous races on Terminus. No less than four tribes of Humans found themselves upon the continent of Celestius, each within their own realm and divided by many leagues. Unlike other races, Humans quickly adapted to their displaced environment as well as those of others. Driven by their curiosity they began to disperse beyond the fragments that ferried them. Once beyond their borders, their wide array of ideologies allowed for tolerance or alliances with most of the other races. Although their physicality claims no trait as supreme among the many races, they are masters of survival whose ability to acclimate to new environments has allowed them to settle many of the diverse regions of Terminus.

Humans originated on the diverse world of Daera. Four fragments of their world were transported to Terminus, bringing with them four empires. Resting in the west was the feudal kingdom of the Briggaens. Adjacent to them appeared their rival empire, the militant Maratans. Far from these two warring tribes sat the desert empire of the mystical Ethosians. The final tribe was the erudite Platocians, whose entire realm was swallowed up by the watery abyss with the survivors finding refuge among the Briggaens. The Human tribes quickly established the foundations for their survival with the aid of their deities. Not one, but four Human pantheons arrived, two of which had long been at war. The Maratan Briggaen War that started on Daera was continued on Terminus. Supported now by the divine might of their gods, the bloody campaign took many casualties. Through council with the surviving Platocian god, Ulenicus, the warring tribes made a pact to cease the conflicts and unite as the Kingdom of Triundia. Overseeing them would be a united pantheon to be called the Trinariad. Opposing this union was the Maratan god of warfare, Oranthel, who continued his destruction of Briggaen temples. This led to his exile and descension into mortality as a god-king. But the new tyrant god-king continued to rebel and after failing to form an alliance with the Ethosians, instead formed a dangerous alliance with the dragon god, Kaul’Odun. With an army of Maratan soldiers, Revenant warlords and war drakes, he began a massive campaign to destroy the Triundan capitol that ended in failure. With their great threat removed, the Human Kingdom of Triundia flourished and expanded its borders. The mysterious Ethosians kept to their desert empire, preferring isolation to other tribes and races. Several smaller groups of Humans set off in search of freedom, riches and exploration. With this, the Human population swelled to become one of the more common species of the world of Terminus.

The Revenant

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Undead Warlords
Origin World
: Terminus
Current Homeland: The Dead Ridges
Pantheon: Myraxian
Language: Chatter
Classes: TBA

Faithless in life and bound by ancient rites, Revenants have been doomed to walk the lands of Terminus as the undead. Once nothing more than powerful spirits of atheistic warriors, the revenants are now powerful corpses bound to service through the use of Myraxian death magic. Due to their minds and bodies being dependent upon dark magic to sustain their forms, Revenants are most often malicious and psychotic, welcome traits for their original service as soldiers in Oranthel’s army of the damned. Now unchained from that service they are free to roam the world, but finding no refuge within mortal society, many have retained their sinister ways and continue to terrorize the living. Yet, there are those Revenant’s of strong will that have overcome their maddening desires to reap the living. These few have overcome great hardships to form a new life in undeath.

When the planar collisions brought the alien races onto Terminus, there were some who turned their backs on the belief of deities, preferring to live atheistic lives in a world filled with fragments of many pantheons. The unfortunate souls soon found that their lack of faith offered them no afterlife. Their souls came to drift in the winds of Terminus. It was not until the Maratan god of warfare, Oranthel, used an ancient Myraxian death ritual to raise an army of the undead that these homeless spirits found their new undead lives. Called Revenants, these new abominations were the backbone of the armies of Oranthel. After the defeat and exile of Oranthel following the Dragon March campaign, the Revenants became free of their arcane shackles, no longer forced into service. Unfortunately, with their brains rattled, rotting stench and decayed visage, they continued to be viewed as monsters to be feared and hunted. This led most of these undead to retain their malicious activities within the dungeons and dens of Terminus. However, a community of near civilized Revenants has risen in the far eastern caldera of the Dead Ridges. It is here in the ruins of another civilization that some Revenants hope to forge an undead society.

Community Q&A Video #6

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More answers to the community questions. These are great folks, keep 'em coming!

The video has also been added to the main page.

The Ogre

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Brutal Behemoths
Origin World: Gruundark
Current Homeland: Icehammer Steppes
Pantheon: The Shattered Maul
Language: Gruun
Classes: TBA

The Ogres are a nomadic race of barbarian behemoths. Nearly twice the size of a man, they are massive brutes with an uncontrollable rage and an anarchist view of the world. They take what they want and respect no one except those of their own clan. With dense muscle that can wield titanic weaponry and thick blubber to mitigate the harsh environment, the Ogre is an imposing figure that will send fear into most men. On Terminus they form small, but powerful raiding clans that have been pillaging the frozen northlands for over a century. If not for their internal clan wars, they would have united and invaded the empires to the south. Whether by choice or exile, some Ogres have begun to migrate to the south in search of mercenary work. With a reputation of brutality and iniquity, they are often shunned at best in communities that tolerate their presence.

When the ogre clans first found themselves upon Terminus, they quickly began a savage and merciless power struggle for survival. The deities of the Ogre pantheon, The Shattered Maul, sparked the internal strife that has endured to this day. Driven by fear and greed, their clan wars went on for decades and saw the Ogre population dwindle. Eventually this caused the Ogre gods to fall from their divine status, having each lost many followers to their selfish wars. Since then, the deities have become god-kings and each is chief of their own horde that they use to plunder and pillage the frigid lands of Icehammer Steppes and the foothills of the Strontian Mountains. With no supreme ruler and no compromise, the Ogre clans and their god-kings remain divided in their pursuits. Only recently has there been hope of mending the fractured pantheon with the unexpected arrival of the Plunder God, Djrodn, a deity thought lost between the worlds of Gruundark and Terminus.

Watch Vu Create on Twitch.tv and Brad Does an AMA

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What a week! The Pantheon community spoke loud and clear this week as we grew in backers, pledges, and community. A big thank you to all who've been helping spread the word about the project, and a warm welcome to all the new faces.

Tons to go over this evening, so I'll try to keep things short.

Media Coverage

A big thank you to all the networks who took time to interview and speak with us this week. Without your help in getting the word out we'd have far fewer friends here with us today. So a big thank you to Massively, Ten Ton Hammer, 9lives, MMObuff.tv, K-TAM, Curse Gamepedia, MMORPG .com, ZAM, Cliqist, and Gamasutra who all took the time to speak with us this week. Be sure to check out their sites for all the goodies they talked to us about this week.

We've got more interviews and features lined up next week, so look out for those around the Internets.

Brad's on Reddit for an AMA

Brad tweeted the other night that he created an account on Reddit. We can all guess what that means, and your guesses are right (well, most of your guesses. Some were really bizarre.) Brad will be doing an AMA this coming Wednesday at 1pm Pacific Standard Time to talk directly with the community, redditors, and random passers-by. You'll want to check this out as he's strapped on his turbo-gloves and is ready to type like no man has typed before.

Watch our Twitter @PantheonRotF as we'll be tweeting the link once it's up.

Reward Grid Updates

Now flowy-er and with 30% more fiber, our reward grid on the front page will make all your reward choosing sessions easier and fat-free. There's a lot of detail in there, so be sure to check it out when you're deciding which reward tier you want to claim.

A /salute from Woody

If you played EverQuest in the early days (and even in the not-so-early-days) you'll certainly remember Woody Hearn of /gu comics fame. In the spirit of a lot of our community here, it was pretty heartwarming to see Woody give us a shout out with another comic. Please go check it out, and send him our thanks for thinking of us. The comic (which is pretty awesome) can be seen at http://www.gucomics.com/comic/?cdate=20140124

Vu's on Twitch!

So, cool deal here. Throughout this campaign we've been asking your feedback. And while we got a ton of awesome suggestions, one really popped out to us. So, we've teamed up with the Rob and Dan Show to bring you Vu's master game design skills live over Twitch.tv. The show airs tomorrow night (Monday) at 4pm Pacific Standard Time. There you'll see Vu creating all sorts of cool stuff in Pantheon and even get to see part of Terminus! While Vu does his Vu-magic, Salim and Ben will be talking with Rob and Dan about the game, and fielding questions from the audience. How cool is modern technology? You can bookmark the Twitch channel by clicking the banner below. See you at 4pm PST Monday!

Coming Up This Week

This coming week we get to start telling you more about the races in Pantheon. There are five races in total, which we'll go into detail about Monday through Friday. We've also got two more class details to share with you this week, several more interviews lined up, and even a famous YouTube face or two. Add to it Brad's AMA and Vu's streaming, it's going to be a pretty epic week for Pantheon.

In the meantime, thanks again for your support, and please keep spreading the word. We will reach the goal together!

Ben,
PR Manager
Visionary Realms, Inc.