Sense sees ‘light’ that bounces of runes, closer to the right thing but both gained and lost ground.
Verinal starts thinking about/focusing on his current life and how he came back recently. How he is dead and undead and dead again?
When he tries to think about his first life, he gets a sense of fire and life and flames.
In the first dawn war there were 3 dieties and 5 elements.
The high seraph was the first one with death domain.
Ravaanos and death.
Firestar and life.
He can sense phoenix. Every true phoenix in this d&d realm can teleport to or teleport it to him. Phoenixes have never died, only been born and born again.
Switches to ‘living and reborn’. He notices a ringing sound to some extent. Balance is everywhere. Orb is what who and what Zodiarch. The whole thing is balanced against it, and not.
Verinal claims it. A lock clicks. Life, death, balance all interlink, become basically a single domain. They are more separate now than they were before, though he has them. Zodiarch is still Zodiarch in the center area. Zodiarch started with balance, then reigned in the other two. HE was a sys-admin but now he does have the depth anymore? He doesn’t have the balancing act anymore/a lot of that wisdom is gone. Zodiarch seems tired, worn. Angels stopped crying.
Chain at the middle is twisted at 45 degrees to awk-ward
Exploring the temple: Verinal walks down a hall to an area that is not broken. He walks through a membrane of religious energy. Verinal passes through. Rest of party goes back, don’t pass it.
Not a lot of traffic in this area. Sees two sets of footprints, one set bigger than the other. Smaller feet are 5’ 6" range of person, larger set over 6’. Continuing down, the stone just stops, and continuing on is just earth/soil. The tracks continue onward. Male and female. Suddenly branches out into a ‘small’ room, rocky area with some trees and a line of tombstones. Each of the tombstones has an emblem. 13 are marked, the 14th is blank. Each one also seems to have a something written underneath. More like obelisks, glassy.
The steps walk through the gravestones to a church with the mark of Zodiarch on them. The doors open at his touch, there’s a stone thing/altar with markings- to what god? He wonders.
In the far end there is a stained glass. When he tries to focus on what’s behind it, it’s wavy and can’t tell/hard to look properly.
The two people are there. They seem mostly faded away. (She’s more jagged?)
Life and death, building and/or altar is a third aspect. Warmth/human look and cold analytical aspect to look at things/keep balance.
Zodiarch may have betrayed things/ he gave the ideas that helped lead to mortals.
Even Evening Glory isn’t watching in here.
He spends more time with the obelisks. These are true names/concepts that represent that god. Could probably think of a bring forth a bit/some of a summon of their power. Underneath is Zodiarch’s impression of them/thought of them/ what they were to him.
He also finds a fountain. Representation of Firestar. There is also possibly a studying area where even Zodiarch studied.
Behind the church are a bunch of shallow graves.
3. Heat, smoldering
4. dried out but cold
one in the far corner with a metal spike driven into it, gnarled and rusted. Someone is in it with only a dusting to cover. Gets a sense of concussive force.
4th side of the church: bench, cliffside, view off into a variety of beautiful views. Starry atop, water, fjord, etc. Place of relaxation.
As he walks around to the front of the temple again. Something hits him. A chip- metal, stone, crystallized metal? Reality warps a bit as he looks around/ foreign mental impression that changes the perception of things. Gets a mental picture of Zodiarch in one of his forms made of this material. He’s in the corpse of Zodiarch. Sensing true thoughts, feelings of him.
As he preps, if feels like the essence of Zodiarch is helping a bit to do this. It’s easier to do this here because he’s inside of a god. What he’s trying to do, gods are already partway there. So using the god as a material component helps to achieve this. So the other locations are likely to be dead gods, TRULY dead gods.
He meditates, trying to remember all the motions. When the moment is as close as he can to Solstice, he steps through the doors. He rolls a 1.
Gets impressions of revenant vampire partway through the Kingdom (still Kingdom). Started out human. Became a vampire. Would then ‘reincarnate’ to more powerful fey as he moved up. Their worship had to do with ancestral worship. Great heroes were worshipped as minor deities. They achieved ranks higher than Archfey. Transmutate into different type of fey. Archfey is 6, THE Archfey is 4.
Paid token reverence to the deity of the cycle. Character made it to upper hierarchy, but he isn’t getting clear images from later onward. This guy was on a mission involving time and the gods. They were dumping all their ancestral power behind this to work on this. The gods were weak. Then the Fall, the Time of Troubles, and the died during the Something. Died youngish at 1400 in this disaster.
Love and Tolerating people to pieces! He achieved beyond Archfey. He confused people and made them all super nervous.
Percentage goes up by 12 for David.
Balance snaps in and it’s time for choices:
1. Life: Civil: Impression of an area, a flower garden, a walkway, a vegetable garden. Social way, organization, through physical things. Clan’s emblem embedded in the stones of the walkway.
2. Balance: Serene: Sense of stillness, a calm pool in a meditative garden. Socially structured but quiet place. Internal thing that reduces conflict with others.
3. Death: Emotion: Interacting with people, saying just the right thing, how people interact, why they interact, why they begin and end. Stopping conflict, stopping peace. Stopping unhappiness. Intuitive, insightful ability.
4. Life: Marshal Unity: A variety of small effects that add up to something large. Taking advantage of small openings that your allies give you adding up to advantages for you.
5.Balance: Gamer’s Mind: In timed things and tense moments, removing elements that factors that would cloud. Basically, could make snap judgements with this. Time slows for him and he can assess info more ‘normally’.
6. Death: Death by Koala. From physical to mental, like dreamscapes. Attack mental situations on opponents. Someone’s mental endurance- able to make mental attacks of people. Psy-ops campaign on steroids.