Ceoris

Domain Summary

Pending. 

Dominant Races

Vampires (Tremere, some Tzimisce) and Mages (Primarily Order of Hermes)

Paradigm: Almost exclusively Hermetic.

Costuming and Archetypes

Pending.

Politics & NPCs

Pending.

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Umbral Realms

  • Low Umbra - Shroud 4
  • Middle Umbra - Gauntlet 7
  • Dreaming - Mists 7 / Banality 9
  • High Umbra - Periphery 4 (Vulgate - Periphery 3, Elemental Courts of Occident - Periphery 5, Fortress of Government - Periphery 6)

Historical Information

Pending.

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.

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.

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.

Over the course of the war, officers on battlefields across Europe reported witnessing magical duels. In each case, an unknown man appeared and challenged a Lazarean Tremere officer to a Certamen duel and defeating them before vanishing once again. Before long, the man was identified as the infamous Primus of the Society of Deus, Damien Vryce, long-absent since the opening volleys of the War of Aether two decades earlier. The nobles of Ordo revealed nothing of their founder's plans or the reason for his re-emergence. Yet, month after month, Vryce continued his campaign of Certamen, and it soon became clear that each challenge was more powerful than the last.

Vryce's plan came to fruition in the final months of the war. On a contentious battlefield in the city of Kiev, Vryce appeared to challenge Grimgroth for his control of the Ceoris council. The circle was drawn and the two set upon one another in a flurry of magic and blades. In the end, Vryce emerged wounded, but victorious. Vryce retrieved a talisman from Grimgroth's ashes before vanishing once again.

Even as Vryce dueled Grimgroth, the armies of Ordo laid siege to the Tremere city of Vienna. Hundreds of magi chipped away at the Tremere's wards, as the methuselahs of Deus hammered relentlessly at the physical structures with unmatched force. Once the wards had fallen, the outer walls offered little resistance. When Vryce re-appeared, brandishing the talisman of the fallen Grimgroth, the Tremere of Vienna surrendered, and he claimed the now-vacant seat on the Ceoris council.