Valley of the King

Domain Summary

The citizens of the Valley of the King are, one and all, followers of King Pascal, now ascended to divinity as the God of Sacrifice. Only a small portion of the Valley exists in this reality. A majority of it bleeds through from the Shadowlands where over thousands of years Pascal and his loyal followers have been carving their own underworld kingdom. Underground it is a lush cavernous jungle with ancient structures rising high in the impossibly large earthen wombs. It truly is a wondrous sight to behold.

Dominant Races

Shifter and Mummy

Paradigm: Mages are rare here. Those that can be found tend to follow religious or thanatoic paradigms. Celestial Chorus and Euthanatos would be most at home here. Dreamspeakers and Verbena might also find it to their liking. 

Costuming Archetypes

Mayan Priest, Aztec Warrior, Modern Mayan Merchant, Post Apocalyptic Tribal

Politics & NPCs

All Hail King Pascal, the Resurrected Lord! Prior to his ascension as the God of Sacrifice, the wise King Pascal chose Sadiki, his trusted advisor for the past several centuries, to succeed him as the Domain Lord of the Valley. None would challenge the wisdom of this decision. 

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Umbral Realms

  • Low Umbra - Shroud 1
  • Middle Umbra - Gauntlet 3
  • Dreaming - Mists 1
  • High Umbra - Periphery 4

Historical Information

Rise of King Pascal

In the early 20th century explorers in the Death Valley region stumbled onto a rare find. While traversing the caverns of giant crystal they came upon a chamber that held artifacts of Egyptian and Pre-columbian origins. But once leaving the site they could not return to find it again.

Read more: Shroud Fall: Valley of the King

Pascal's Introduction to Dischordia

King Pascal’s first exposure to Dischordia, was at the invitation of Alice MacGregor. The ambitious Appalachian Boggan sought to establish relations with the wealthy Pascal. Pascal determined that Dischordia was too chaotic for his balanced sensibilities. He did enjoy a close relationship with his neighbors, the New Faith, Vancouver, and Sept of the Black Sun.

A Western Coalition

What would later become the Empyrean Dysambigua began as several independent domains. The New Faith, Vancouver, and Archive, all attempted to bring Pascal into Dischordia. They worked to form a strong alliance dominating the western half of the kingdom.

Read more: (Foundation Era) Western Coalition

Xibalba War

The New Faith went to great lengths to grow the alliance with Pascal and the Valley of the King. But their efforts would put them into peril. The neighboring kingdom of Aztlan sought to destroy Pascal for past transgressions. The New Faith was caught in the crossfire, and defeated Aztlan's army.

Read more: (Foundation) Xibalba War

Surveyor's Court

Early in the Surveyor Era, the Valley of the King came into the fold as one of the Kingdoms of Balor. The Sept of the Black Sun accompanied it. The imperials demanded that they follow the long standing laws of fealty. Pascal claimed the role of Domain Lord, and Uzumati served as his second, ruling over the Sept itself.

Read more: Surveyor’s Era: Valley of the King

Odin Returns

During the War, Odin returned to the Wolves of the North, After two and a half centuries of wandering. Upon his return, he sought to break from the control of the Society of Deus.

Read more: (War of Aether) Odin Returns

War of Maelstrom's Rebuke

During the Court of Empires, diplomatic relations between Dischordia and Lazarus' Kingdom failed. Dischordian nobles learned of a dark ritual planned by the Prince Alyosha Buljiev. In response, Dischordia launched a coordinated attack on Buljiev's domain of Carpathia. Their attack, seen by Lazarus' Empire as unprovoked, precipitated the conflict. The hostility between the two kingdoms erupted into the War of Maelstrom's Rebuke.

Pascal, God of Sacrifice

The kingdoms of Aztlan and Ukhu Amarumaya were quite hostile towards Dischordia. As with the Xibalba War centuries earlier, Pascal was the focus of much of their animosity. The ambassadors levied accusations against him of theft and treason against their kingdoms. Dischordia’s courtiers could not find a diplomatic solution to their grievances. They insisted that only Pascal returning to face judgement could ease the discontent.

Read more: (War of Maelstrom's Rebuke) Pascal, God of Sacrifice

The Sublime Cataclysm

The tides of the war began to turn to their enemy’s favor. The Dischordian lords of prepared a spectacular attack to bring a swift end to the conflict. Sultan Suleiman, a master of spirit magic, led the largest ritual the kingdom had ever seen. New Faith ritualists, students of the Arcane Academy, and a million occultists gathered from all domains aided him. The sky itself bled with the power they summoned. Chunks torn from the spirit realms themselves bombarded Lazarus’ Empire. As each realm struck, it laid waste to thousands of miles of Lazarus' territory. Millions perished in an instant, as the realms destroyed immense swaths of land.

Read more: (Sublime Cataclysm)

Treaty of Maelstrom's Rebuke

The war ended one year, to the day, after the events which marked its beginning. Delegates from Dischordia and Lazarus met to solidify a treaty and bring the war to a close. Every kingdom sent diplomats to witness the signing, but each had ulterior motives. Each hoped to see their kingdom's goals reflected in the final document. The Treaty detailed terms of ceasefire, such as returning prisoners and withdrawing troops. Yet it also contained several initiatives which advanced specific agendas.

Read more: (Treaty of Maelstom's Rebuke)