Rybrinia - rise of a new age
of all the deities, none hold such a place of fear in the hearts of all who hear her name as the Dread WitchQueen, lady of nightmares. once a mortal wizard of breat beauty so it is said, she was ridiculed by her fellows and cast out of the fabled city of iseadar in disgrace for her studies into the blackest of the black arts, not knowing the depth of her plans and her hatred. she was of a rare bloodline of magus, the Charae, or soul eaters. hers was the ability to eat the souls of the dead and gain power from it. such arts were forbidden amongst the mighty Wizards of Iseadar, but not amongst the dread witches of the north, whom practiced soul eating. it was amongst these whom she developed her skill through her black arts, and she used it to slowly increase her own power, for its power as great and evil as it was, had limits, dark souls were easier to eat but at a cost of ones sanity. it is said she even defested and devoured the soul of her mentor, a powerful witch feared even amongst other witches. it is from this act that she was given her name now known to all today – WitchQueen
She had apprentices, loyal to her and hungering the power she sought. 15 apprentices all great magus in their own ight, but only a fraction of hers. it is through them that she dug through the ancient tomes of iseadar for a source of greater power, one which would put her above her peers and allow her to seek the revenge she so desperately sought. Through them it is said she learned of a great power locked away for millenia by the ancients, a weapon created for purposes unknown but never used. it is through this she began her plan.
She forged a crown and 15 great rings of power, one ring each for her apprentices, and the crown for herself. through these rings she had direct link to the souls of her followers allowing her to magnify her own power through them. a direct link from soul to soul. the crown allowed her to magnify her own power and control the ancient weapon, which after years of search, finally was within her grasp. Raising followers by the thousands, she turned her wrath upon the Lord of Hunger Noh, an Incarna known for his temperment. calling him down in insult and mockey, she dared wage war against one of the founders of creation. His wrath was terrible, and laid to waste much of the land and slaying manhy of her followers. but too late did he see the trap laid out for him, when the WitchQueen activated the weapon and turned it against im, specifically designed to fight beings of creation. the resulting battle was terrible, but Noh was the one who fell, the weapon sundered beyond repair, and his divine essence absorbed through the crown and into her, twisted, corrupted.
Her wish finally realized, she felt the power of creation itself flowing within her body, twisted by the power of the ancients and her own darkness within her soul.