Sept of the Black Sun

Domain Summary

The Sept of the Black Sun occupies a sprawling area of dense forest which encompasses much of western Dischordia. These are forbidden lands, outsiders will be met with unbridled hostility from the wildlife, the residents, and the land itself. It is populated not only with predatory wildlife, but ravenous trees and vines which hunt prey just as surely as any animal. The Wyld energies of the Primal Umbra have made many of the native creatures undergo a form of rapid evolution, sometimes changing whole species between each generation to more adequately survive the extreme conditions of these lands and other animals.

Dominant Races

Shifters, Nunnehi Fae

Paradigm: Mages are rare in the Sept, and they embrace naturalistic paradigms: Dreamspeakers and Verbena.

Costuming and Archetypes

Native American Tribal, Modern native American, Tribal Wastelander, Native American Shaman

Politics & NPCs

The citizens of the Sept live simple lives away from most modern comforts, practicing the traditions of their ancestors in mostly nomadic whom follow seasonal herds throughout the lands. Most are kinfolk of one persuasion or another, or are dreamers for the nunnehi. Generally children follow the same trades as their parents, and men and women tend to have equal rights and are expected to provide equally. As each member of the Sept comes of age they go through a rite of passage signaling their entrance into adulthood in which they undergo ancient Gurahl rites of fertility and bear offspring, ensuring the Septs continuance.

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Umbral Realms

  • Low Umbra - Shroud 7
  • Middle Umbra - Gauntlet 0 (Pangaea, Legendary Realm - Gauntlet 2, Erebus, Wolfhome - Gauntlet 3, Atrocity Realm - Gauntlet 5)
  • Dreaming - Mists 0 (Far Dreaming - Mists 3, Deep Dreaming - Mists 6) / Banality 4
  • High Umbra - Periphery 8

Historical Information

A Black Sun Rises

When the Shroud fell, the lands that would become the Sept of the world descended into chaos. Planes of the primal umbra ripped their way into the reality of the material plane. Most places descended into dead wastelands, but some places experienced the opposite. The lands that would become the Sept of the Black Sun became overgrown and nigh impassable.

Read more: (Shroud Fall/Founder's Era) A Black Sun Rises

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

After the merging of the two Domains, the Sept and the Wolves controlled a vast amount of land. Yet much of it remained uninhabited. That same wilderness that withstood the Aether, was likewise inhospitable. Yet the forests provided a vast amount of natural food. With the loss of Domain of the Dead in the earliest days of the war, all domains came to rely on the Sept to feed their people. Appalachia, who once threatened to conquer the Sept for their resources, aided with distribution.

Court of Empires

Tzeentch, vassal to Uzumati, represented the Sept during in the Court of Empires. His latent hostility towards others caused only difficulties for his lord and domain.

Read more: (Court of Empires) Sept

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 Maelstrom's Rebuke)