I’m very excited to get back into the Magical Readathon: Orilium again this year, after the creator, Book Roast, hosted The Novice Path last year. I successfully passed The Novice Path, which you can check out here.
Now we’re up to the fun part: character creation, choosing guilds, powers, and setting up TBRs for the first round of callings!
- Name: Morgan
- Guild: House of the Archivists
- Calling: Godseer
- Certification: Initiate
- Background: Urban
- Province: Kerador
- Heritage: Human
- Conduit: Polearm
- Guild’s Legacy: Kovas, the God of War
Guild: The House of the Archivists
The Guild that I have chosen to join is the Archivists.
The Archivists are a guild of lore keeping. They are the guardians of knowledge, both lost and forgotten. They deal in Ancient magic, bestowed upon them by greater powers.
The Archivists select a deity they wish to make a pact with, and if successful, they act in their name henceforth. In turn they are able to channel their magic as their own. They nurture this bond and are able to call upon otherworldly aid in times of need. This can manifest as physical or magical gifts, summoned creatures, healing, or miracles.
The ancient art of book keeping is one of their specialties; The Archivists are more likely to be granted access to the Great Libraries of Aeldia than any other guild, and are highly trusted with rare records. In Orilium, members gain access to the Temple Archive, an impressive sacred library, rumoured to have underground levels that reach the very crater of the Ammerlorite meteor.
Guild Calling: Godseer
As a member of the House of the Archivists, we get to choose a career path (calling) to follow and the Archivists unique calling is that of the Godseer, which I have also selected.
As part of their magic enhancement, members of The Archivists make a pact with one of the Gods (also called the guild’s legacy). This allows them to syphon their energy, learn ancient powers, and beckon their protection. There are dozens of Temples across the lands that will also offer refuge, aid, brotherhood, and accommodation if it happens to be on your path. This is a lifetime commitment.
Guild Legacy: Kovas, God of War
The God I have chosen to make a pact with is Kovas, the God of War. Learning and mastering all combat related spells and incantations is much easier for those bonded with this God. Physically, the patrons are also enhanced, making their bodies strong and resilient. None of the Gods are particularly known for being lenient, but of them all, Kovas is the most rigid. He requires absolute loyalty and rewards those who work with him closely. Patrons are gifted with an ability to rile a crowd, influence the weak of will, and encourage the undecided. The temples are constructed from the swords of the fallen patrons.
TBR for the Godseer Legacy
Astronomy: Asteroids and Comets – Top of your to be read pile — completed
Inscription: Glyph Strength – Intimidating read — completed
Psionics and Divination: Clairsentience – Book set in the future — completed
Restoration: Cure Wounds – Book featuring healers — completed
Demonology: Shadow Demons – Word ‘shadow’ in the title — completed
Conjuration: Conjuring of Light: Source of light on cover — completed
Lore: Myths Most Known – Mythology Inspired — completed
I’m so excited to finally start this readathon! Are you joining as well? Which Guild have you joined? What’s your calling? Let me know!