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By Ties That Bind

By Ties That Bind


1x1 Roleplay between Shu and Myself, however feel free to read along.

268 readers have visited By Ties That Bind since Clarent created it.

Copyright: The creator of this roleplay has attributed some or all of its content to the following sources:

the concept and idea for the roleplay was created by shu and so all right towards content etc. naturally go to him.




In the beginning of creation there was nothing, and then like a spark brought to a blaze up sprung life forged from the fires of the Gods. But as every being shall have its opposite so to did Death follow Life into the world at that moment. They were to be opposite though much akin to Life, Death would be shackled to this world and given a name. So on that day Thanatos would come into being. He was a being ever chained to his cause, which would be a never ending journey to usher those who have departed our world to the next.

He however would not be tasked to bear this burden alone....

No the Gods would give onto him three servants to aid him in carrying out his task and they would be called the "Absentii". Their task was much akin to Death's as they would guide the souls of the dead onto their final resting place. Minor gods in their own right they are of kind demeanor as well as caring beings, two traits Death's cold facade would not allow and show great compassion to those souls the are tasked to protect and guide. In the end they are the regulators for all who are to be ferried by Death and so it has been a smooth operation over the years without almost any incidents.

However as the Gods creation of man would begin to blossom, they began to harbor a much darker side to them and so Nemesis was sired into this world to blunt this dark tide. She was retribution incarnate and was tasked with culling the unjust, so she was too to be given three servants. They were to be named the "Keres" and would serve as her instrument of judgement. They would deny the souls of the unjust passage into the afterlife by devouring them whole and sending them into oblivion, as for them this was justice.

However their actions would not be received by Death favorably as to him this was an transgression of the highest degree as it usurps the role he was given long ago. He would lash out towards Nemesis by sending his Absentii to collected the souls of all who the Keres would come for which would then send Nemesis into rage. This malice between the two would begin to form a sort of powder keg effect, as if the world sat in wait for a match to ignite the issue. It smoking gun would never come...that is until many centuries later when finally the match was lit and the powder set ablaze...

It would start with an agreement between the two Gods that would soon spawn into a borderline brawl and finally an enraged Nemesis fearing Thanatos had become disillusioned and arrogant in his role did something unthinkable. She on that peaceful morning would let the Keres off her leash setting them free of the chains that bind them and like rabid wolves turned lose on the world they would set out on a warpath of unimaginable horror, devouring every soul in sight.

Once Nemesis realizes what she has done she attempts to stop her once loyal servants, but now it is too the flame has now reached the keg...and one of the Keres will attack one of the very servants of Thanatos to state its hunger. Now with the balance of power in jeopardy and threats of an all out war between forces the world has never seen before it will take nothing sort of a miracle to save us...


Oh and did I mention they had to go and get a mortal involved?...


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