The Story of the Pillars
Once upon a Century ago,
The lands of Skrey were wrought with nations at war, mass plagues, corruption, lack of faith and honor.
A small group that called themselves, The Faithful remembered and taught of an Old God who helped bring stability and honor in years past, Braun. These followers journeyed through a mass war of three nations, to the center of Skrey.
A fortress centered on a large mountain was what they sought, just as each nation which fought did. The Faithful lost many of its numbers fighting and sneaking into this Fortress named Kingsground. Through the night they became victorious and in the morning raced to the top. It held a giant spear like pillar with which runes were carved into it and it always seemed to have a warmth to it.
The leader of the Faithful , Holy Father Mandu, was injured but alive, he took his 11 disciples and placed them around the single pillar.They later named that small tower the Pillar of Heros. Bringing out a lost relic, the Bright Key, Father Mandu was lifted up and inserted the key into a hidden slot. The pillar began to glow like the moon and a light burst forth into the night sky.
The sun rose that morning to show Mandu’s body drained of life, looking like a starved beggar. With the Key still in Mandu’s hand, his most ambitious of Disciples, Yaunda took the key, and made a prayer to Braun. Just as she was praying above Mandu, his body pulsed and lifting up like a ghost he faded into the pillar, a giant rune glowing and then a shrouded spectral being appear out of it.
He gave off a feeling of Bravery and Courage. Looking about him, he asked why he had been called back. Yauna told of how all the people of Skrey were killing themselves and letting the civilzation waste away. She begged Braun to help save the people who he gave the wisdom and knowledge to be great.
Looking at the 11 priests, his face shifted and became that of a monkey-lion. Smiling, he ushered them to him, and putting his elongted arms around the group asked if all were willing to give themselves for this belief. After accepting all their confidences, he asked them to travel to each Nations capital or where the help was needed the most.
Before sending them off, he broke off a different rune for each. Reaching in he brought out a glowing rock, which looked like nothing they had seen, obsidian but glittered like gold. He formed 11 spikes, handing them out he named them The Callers.
With a look to the sky, he tells them to Plant the runes into the ground and standing ontop of the rune, draw blood on the Caller. You will each summon a Guardian to help this world, ones that may be stronger than I.