Dominions II: Shepherds of Creation scenario


Nergal

Lord of the Summer Plague
Death and Disease
The Summer Sun



Parched land.
Wasted land.
Land of lava deserts.

And He came.

He was a bodied spirit and had the power to create.

He said: I am the creator, I am Nergal.

And He brought life to the wasted land.

Under His dominion the deserts and lava fields came alive with creatures and beasts of the sand. And He protected them from the searing heat.

And the Shepherd of Creation said: I am the creator, I alone decide who will die by heat.

And he took from his own spirit and gave to the creatures of the lava deserts so they became aware.

And he said: I am the creator, I have made you what you are. You are abysians and above all in the creation, you have my spirit.

And the abysians multiplied and populated the lava deserts.

But soon the abysians met with lesser beings. Humans of cool flesh and strange ways. And they were many. The abysians were concerned by their numbers and asked of their lord to destroy the humans. Nergal tested their strength and found that they were weak and died in the heat. He slew them with disease and fire.

He said: I am the creator, I decide who dies and who lives.
And he taught his minions to use fire and flames and the humans were slain.

But the humans lived in halls of wood and stone and the abysians were unable to burn them and asked their Shepherd why the lesser beings had castles to live in and they did not.

So the Shepherd of Creation went to the mountains and learned how to form metal and rock.

And He said: I am the creator, I make it all.
And he carved caves in the smouldercone for the abysians to live.


Then came the Demiurge.
It said: I am the creator. I am your God. I am Baphomet.

And the abysians answered: You are not the creator, we worship Nergal.

The Demiurge became fire and rage. He called on Nergal, ready to devour him, but Nergal was of the same spirit and refused to heed the call.

The Demiurge retreated to the center of it all, the Throne of the World, where the humans were born. Here he brought angels into existance and sent them to command the humans and unmake the abysians of the lava deserts.

Nergal realized the weakness of the Demiurge and called the abysians to arms. He saw that other bodied spirits followed his lead. If one of them would capture the Throne of the World there would be a new Demiurge and a new era would begin. An era without humans.

And the war began.




Nergal

Lord of the Summer Plague
Death and Disease
The Summer Sun


Nergal, lord of the summer sun, death and disease is one of the seven shepherds of creation. He commands the summer heat and strikes his servants' enemies with death and disease. The lava born are his servants. He is armed with a bow that strikes the target with deadly disease. Nergal has now turned the burning fevers against Baphomet and his human servants.

Magic:
* Fire: 9
* Death: 6
* Earth: 4

Dominion strength: 6
Scales:
* Order: -1
* Productivity: +1
* Heat: 3
* Growth: -3
* Fortune: 0
* Magic: +1
* Desert Sun

Fortress: Dark Citadel