Three Who Would Serve

Across time and space, Exterminis reached through the veil between the worlds, and corrupted the minds of men. He could not escape his prison, but his power could not be contained so easily. On the world of Erdael, newly created by his hated enemies the Gods of Creation, he found three men who were hungry for power.

Three men filled with desire.

Three men desperate for a solution.

Three men willing to serve.

A’Etenkah

A’Etenkah was a slave in the gladiatorial pits of Bloodshire. More than anything, he craved power. His lust for power drove him to freedom, and on to the founding of the First Empire. Insatiable, he led his armies to conquer the known world. Hungry for more power, he delved deep into the center of the world, where he came upon a door guarded by two angelic beings. As the most powerful priest alive, he felt no qualms about engaging them in battle. The battle was long and furious, but eventually, he destroyed both of them and opened the door. A searing white light flayed the skin from his body and blackened his bones. Only his strength of will kept him alive. The pain brought knowledge with it, and A’Etenkah became the world’s first undead lich lord. With his new power, he began raising an army of the dead to aid him in his conquest of the mortal world.

 

Kullervo

Kullervo was a knight of high regard, well known and respected for his honor, courage, and dedication to good deeds. He rose through the ranks quickly, and was the general of Calymstar’s armies while still a young man. He won many victories for the Good Kingdom, as it is often called, and served as a paragon of goodness, justice, and faith in the gods of creation.

Tricked by sorcery, he slew an innocent child in the heat of battle, and was never able to forgive himself. Seeking redemption, he traveled the world alone, looking for ways to atone for his sin. Atonement could not be found, and Kullervo sank deeper and deeper into darkness and depression. When Exterminis whispered in his mind, Kullervo abandoned the light forever. Delving deep into the Tomb of A’Etenkah, Kullervo found a weak spot in the veil between the worlds. He drew his corrupted blade, and sliced through the veil. Thousands of demons began streaming through the hole, and into the Mortal Realm.

 

Karan-Kell

Karan-Kell was a mage obsessed with amassing wealth and power. He performed countless experiments, always trying to turn worthless materials into precious metals and gems. He had some small successes, but these only increased his desire and infatuation. His obsession drove him to madness, and left him open to the evil machinations of Exterminis.

Exterminis gave him the secret of transformation magic, and Karan-Kell used the secret for his most ambitious experiment yet. The magic backfired, and a great explosion ripped the very fabric of the Mortal Realm, releasing pure chaotic energy into the world and opening portals across the land.

The Three Who Would Serve became the Three Who Would Rule. They unleashed hell upon the Mortal Realm, and now they rule over the wasteland they created. This is the world we live in…the world of Exterminis.