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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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Introducing... The Crusader

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Role: Tank 

Style: Proficient in most melee weapons and can cast beneficial spells when following a god. Can equip two shields for ultimate defensive abilities. 

Specializations:

  • Cavalier: a warrior who uses physical prowess to overpower his or her enemies
  • Paladin: a holy knight blessed by their god to smite down their foes

The Crusader

The Crusader is a powerful knight whose devotion to king or deity is so great that he has been blessed with divine powers. A paragon of virtue, the Crusader commands the battlefield and defends the weak. Brave and bold, the Crusader is always at the front of any fray, guarding his allies against harm with armor and faith. 

What is a Crusader?

The Crusader is a knight sworn to serve their king and country, to protect the lives of those who cannot protect themselves. A Crusader will pledge his or her allegiance to one of the kings or pantheons. They will abide by their laws, serve the people, defend their lands and travel great distances to strike down the enemy. This is the life of the Crusader, to prove their allegiance to any they serve. As the Crusader fights in the name of their god or king, their loyalty grows which allows them access to a vast assortment of benefits blessed by their lord. Their unwavering faith grants them the ability to deliver divine judgment and intervention. Many stories tell of the “white knight” in full plate armor on the hilltops accompanied by their squire proudly carrying the king’s banner. Wherever the Crusader may travel, whoever they may serve, word of their high loyalty spreads and the citizens will offer themselves up to become a squire under their stead. The squire yearns to please the knight, as they know they can easily be replaced. As the Crusaders loyalty and fame become stronger, so too does the squire that follows them. It has been known for Crusaders to change their allegiances from one country to another, though there may be consequences involved.

Crusaders are leaders, motivators and champions. Their leadership is inspiring to others around them, strengthening them in various ways and encouraging them to win the battle. Some Crusaders have been seen to focus their efforts in harnessing the powers of their faith. While still holding shield and weapon in hands, their attacks mostly consist of divine magic. The undead are abominations in the eyes of these shining knights and they use the power of the gods to banish them.

The Crusader shields their allies from the enemy onslaught using a giant tower shield. On Terminus, the size and shape of the shield can be as important as the metal it’s made from or the magic imbued upon it. Larger shields covering wider areas are easier to block with. Being a master of warfare, the Crusader is very capable of wielding most combinations of weaponry, from dual swords to giant axes. Their arsenal also consists of various spears, hammers & lances. While wielding two swords or a giant two-handed weapon, their damage is increased significantly as is their ability to destroy enemies both living and undead. Tales have been told of the Crusader’s magnificence when during intense battles they have been seen to grab a second shield. The Crusader may dual wield shields to protect his group and bash his opponents. Some have their shields turned into dangerous weapons. The safety of the Crusaders allies comes first and they never hesitate to put themselves in the way of danger. Whether it is healing wounds, empowering allies or striking with holy resolution, Crusaders have become a symbol of honor, valor and justice.

Community Q&A Video #4

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Hot off the presses, or the reel, or the SD-card, comes Q&A Video #4. We've gathered some of the most asked questions and put them together in this video to get you your answers.

More of these are coming up, so stay tuned!

The Timeline of Terminus

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B.C., Before Collisions

The Celestial Era

Before the age of Pantheons there was the Celestial Era, a time where one deity would rise to rule the universe. Although her true name is unrecorded, her followers, the Celestials, came to name her Nexus. Over many millennia the Celestial war wizards of Terminus spread her influence across the universe eventually forcing all other civilizations and pantheons to bow before her might and benevolence. Under the gaze of Nexus, peace reigned for centuries until the corruption of Myraxys began to take form.

The Dark Era

From dark regions within every corner of the universe, a mysterious and malevolent force began to consume the souls it touched. This sinister force overtook many words including the throne world of Terminus. Although she was powerful, Nexus could not keep the corruption from advancing. Using the magic called the Terminus Arcana, Nexus destroyed all life in the universe, purging it of the taint of Myraxys. And so the Dark Era came to a close. But as planned, a spark of Nexus remained and would come to form a new age on Terminus.

The Lost Era

The time before the first planar collisions and following the Dark Era was a near lifeless void. The universe of Nexus was nothing but rocks drifting in the darkness. It is during this time that the residual forces of the Terminus Arcana began to reform into a spark of Nexus. In time, Nexus was resurrected and using her divine powers reached across the fractured veils of reality to seek out new life for her dead universe, creating the first planar collisions. 

A.C., After Collisions

The Cataclysmic Era

Impacting on Terminus were thousands of chunks of other worlds, appearing and colliding with one another. So began the Cataclysmic Era. The patchwork landscape was in constant upheaval as the foreign environments attempted to settle into place. Fear and panic ruled the populations. Nexus made herself known to the people of Terminus, saving what she could with what little power she had. The reptilian race of the Vrilaska’s sunk into the ground and formed the great Lost Lake. Soon after, the land settled and war began.

The Martial Era

When the land settled the wars erupted as pantheons attempted to survive. Without their origin planes, the misplaced deities relied upon their followers to retain and gain power. Conquest and crusades consumed Terminus. The Dwarves from Strontia stood their ground, keeping to their fortress lands that ferried them to this world. Others such as the Ogres from Gruundark found themselves scattered by civil wars sparked by the greed of their own gods. By uniting their three warring Pantheons, the Humans from Daera were able to gain the most ground. The bloodiest campaign of the era was known as the Dragon March and its brutal climax signaled the end of the Martial Era and the defeat of the tyrant godking, Oranthel whose dragon and revenant army nearly toppled the Elven kingdom.

The Pantheon Era

Although this era would not be free of conflict it stood as a time of peace and coexistence within Terminus. It was at this time that many of the pantheons began to reestablish their hierarchies and civilizations set the borders that would hold for centuries. The deities’ powers rose as their civilizations prospered. With greater powers most of the pantheons were able to create majestic planar sanctums, pocket realms that mirrored their divine origin planes. This was also the era in which Oranthel struck down his former ally, the dragon god of Skyfen and claimed his throne.

The Risen Era

The world of Terminus had seen three hundred years pass when the second wave of planar collisions erupted. Along with this came the reemergence of Nexus and the appearance of fallen heroes once thought lost in the first planar collisions. This is the current age of Terminus.

The Player's Role in Pantheon's Story

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What role will you play as a risen hero?
What role will you play as a risen hero?

The Risen Heroes of Terminus

Every player in the Pantheon universe is a “fallen hero” that has “risen” upon Terminus to begin new adventures in a strange land. When the planar collisions erupted and fragments of worlds were transported to Terminus, many lives were lost along the way, left adrift within the void between here and there. Many of these souls were too fragile to survive and were lost forever. But for those who were strong enough, divine rescue would come. Nexus did not abandon those souls and so she reached into the void in search of the fallen heroes. Plucking them from a sea of nothing she deposited them upon her world of Terminus. There the fallen have risen and are left to discover the fates of the fragments of their origin worlds that most assuredly preceded their arrival centuries before. But their ties to Terminus not only rest in chunks of home worlds, but also the legendary artifacts that each hero once called their own. Lost in the world of worlds, their artifacts wait to be reclaimed, as do those of other heroes that were not so fortunate to find refuge upon the world of Terminus.

Tony 'Vhalen' Garcia,
Senior Game Designer & Content Lead

More Screenshots of Sunken Sanctum, Tier Updates, and Later Today

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Exciting updates today!

New Screens

Vu's been working hard on the Sunken Sanctum this week, and he just sent over some current screenshots of the area just outside of the dungeon's entrance. You'll see a night time and a day time capture of the area below.

Outdoor area by Sunken Sanctum Entrance (Work-in-Progress)
Outdoor area by Sunken Sanctum Entrance (Work-in-Progress)

New Tiers

Your feedback continues to be invaluable, and as an example of that, we've added two more really cool reward tiers in response to your suggestions.

The Cartographer's tier will get you into alpha and beta, name reservation, pledger's forum access post-kickstarter, two copies of the game, 'Pantheon Explorer' and 'Pantheon Founder' titles, the tunic, the mount, the pet AND a limited edition cloth map.

And, by extremely popular demand, we've added in the Journeyman's Pledge, which combines both $250 tiers of Paragon's Pledge and Pathfinder's Pledge so you get very early access to help us test, and the $1/year subscription rate. Again, please ONLY select this tier if you're very serious about testing and providing feedback and filling out surveys. The extra-early game access can be revoked if you are not participating.

Later Today...

Coming up later today in the spirit of Lore Week, our resident Loremaster, Tony 'Vhalen' Garcia will be letting you know the player's role in Terminus and how you fit in to the story of the pantheons.

Can't wait to share more, and thank you all once again for your continued support to this project.