Asgard

Overview

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The Power of Asgard is both recently come to the stage in Creation and one of the oldest Powers known.  Originally created by Oberon in his guise as the One-Eyed Odin, the Power was created as an alternative to the more staid and static Amber.  Within Asgard, Oberon was able to experiment wildly and grow his practices and policies, setting the stage for his later life.  Much the same as the foretold doomsday, Ragnarok did apparently come to those lands eventually, breaking the Pattern, scattering the inhabitants across Creation, and causing massive destruction to the Nine Worlds.  Time passed, and the Realm fell into memory, it’s glory days forgotten by all but its King and those handful of creatures that managed to tap into the erratic Power-that-Remained.

Fairly recently, the Power was rediscovered by Oberon’s children.  His son, Magnus, took up residence and began the process of rebuilding the storied Homeland of the Gods from his youth.  Years of effort eventually resulted in a massive ritual that proved able to repair the Pattern, breathing immediate life into the ruined lands and sending shockwaves through the other Powers as the poles of Creation shifted.

Asgard is a conflicted society, with one foot firmly residing in feudalism while the other refuses to accept any lordship.  The very nature of Asgard and the other 8 Worlds ensures that the lands constantly struggle toward Balance, splitting power amongst the various reflections of the Great Rune and the peoples and creatures that abide within its reach.  That said, Holy Asgard has always shone the brightest, and this has never been more true than in the modern days.  Casting aside the Prophecies of Ragnarok as failed, Magnus has broadened the diplomatic ties to the other peoples and creatures, realizing that, divided, their powers are set against one another rather than presenting a united face against those foes who wish destruction upon all.

 

Content Outline

  • The Races of Asgard – Summary of the various races found within Asgardian Space.
  • The Nine Worlds – Summary of Asgard’s celestial geography and links to the individual Nine World pages.
    • Nilflheim – Summary of the description, inhabitants, ruler(s), notable places, and dangers of Nilflheim.
    • Muspelheim – Summary of the description, inhabitants, ruler(s), notable places, and dangers of Muspelheim.
    • Svartalfheim – Summary of the description, inhabitants, ruler(s), notable places, and dangers of Svartalfheim.
    • Nidavellir – Summary of the description, inhabitants, ruler(s), notable places, and dangers of Nidavellir.
    • Jotunheim – Summary of the description, inhabitants, ruler(s), notable places, and dangers of Jotunheim.
    • Midgard – Summary of the description, inhabitants, ruler(s), notable places, and dangers of Midgard.
    • Vanaheim – Summary of the description, inhabitants, ruler(s), notable places, and dangers of Vanaheim.
    • Alfheim – Summary of the description, inhabitants, ruler(s), notable places, and dangers of Alfheim.
    • Asgard – Summary of the description, inhabitants, ruler(s), notable places, and dangers of Asgard.
  • Yggdrasil – Description of the Great Ash Tree, Yggdrasil, its roots, the three wells, and the Norns.
  • Bifrost – Description of the great Rainbow Bridge used to connect Asgard to other realms.
  • Magic – Summary of the magic of the Asgard Sphere, including the Great Rune, the role of Balance, runes, item qualities, the Seiðrhol, and technological advancements and capabilities.
  • The Asgardian Warband – Description of Asgard’s military.
  • Iron Ring – Summary of the Iron Ring of Asgard, the equivalent of Amber’s Golden Circle.
    • Personal Realms – Summary of personal lands under the supervision of Aesir, Vanir, or other powerful individuals/creatures.
    • Hrafnborg – Summary and description of the gateway city of Hrafnborg.
  • Government and Diplomacy – Summary of the governmental (King, Council, Specific Governmental Agencies and Appointees, and Special Organizations and Groups) and diplomatic offices (ambassadors to and from Asgard).
  • Economy – Summary of the Asgardian economy (imports and exports)

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