In the beginning, it was only the ilim, and the land. In time, humes discovered their safe-haven, and the ilim welcomed them with open arms, readily sharing what they had. But, humes ever desire more than they have, and pushed further across the continent, building cities, and nations. The ilim were driven into a smaller and smaller territory, now called Galace, the last stronghold of the children of Azaleon. 

And the ilim knew war. The hume nations slowly whittled away until there were but three: Dalmasca, Jihon, and Macenia. Dalmasca and Jihon were always at war with Macenia, seeking to reach Galace's resources and claim them for themselves, but the Macenian humes refused to bow and let them pass. 

In hope that they would understand the ilim, and learn to live in harmony as they did, the gods bestowed unto humes magic, but it was not the gift they'd intended, most hume magi going crazy, over time. The people became fearful of hume magi, many casting them out when they were found, more outright executing them. 

A prophecy was told, that foretold the coming of a mage called the Messiah, that would rid Azaleon of all humes incapable of using magic, and bring a new dawn to Azaleon. But some do not rely on prophecies and would- be. In Dalmasca, a storm rises, as a young boy aims to claim the imperator seat for himself, and stop the fighting. He has much opposition. Do you stand with the cobra, or will you seek to behead it? 

Messiah is no word count, no app, no character caps/bans/limits. Due to its varying themes, however, it is not suitable for users below sixteen (16), though the overall board rating is high-side PG-13/3.2.2. It does go above this, and users can opt into seeing such content, or not. We are the second site to be running on the Gaia software! It is very intuitive and easy to use, though, don't worry! You'll love it. We use Discord for chatting.

Messiah

The era of silence draws to close,
With this gift the gods bestow,

Within the humes of lacking aura,
The seeds of magic we now sow.

Through the years, stronger that magic becomes,
The change is fought, but the battle is lost,
Mages they will be, connected with the world,
Mind the journey, for it comes at a cost.

The chosen of Oanke, the bright Messiah,
Brings forth Azaleon's salvation,
Today, humes live in darkness,
Tomorrow, a new foundation.

One by one, day by day, they vanish,
Those humes that cannot hear,
The thrum of magic beneath the earth,
The day is drawing near.

When the Messiah unleashes the power,
No hume will stand devoid of aura,
A new age will dawn for Azaleon,
On the wings of the Messiah's aurora.

-- Prophecy of the Messiah


For a quick, easy, skim-it-and-go, read the story premise, and you should be able to spring-board from there. Unfortunately, it is simply not possible for us to include every part of our site's lore in its lore section. There will be things you still don't know, and sometimes, mistakes will be made. However, if you dive in and go, and pay attention to others' posts, you'll learn a lot as you go through immersion. We do have a larger, more thorough lore database, but it wasn't really helping anyone get going, it was just a lot of reading that didn't help because it also didn't cover everything. If you'd like to read this larger lore database, we'll have the larger wiki adjusted and back up soon.

Welcome to Messiah! We are an original fantasy play-by-post RPG, built and maintained by its member-base. Over the last three years, we have shaped and built onto the world of Azaleon, and we hope you come to love it as much as we do. Within these pages, you'll find all you need to know to get started with us, about our world and setting, and openings for new characters to fit into the world and take part in Azaleon's journey. Messiah was carefully and lovingly crafted by the members that now continue to build onto and expand the world as they play, and you can certainly help do the same!

If, at any point, one should have any questions, you can certainly ask these in the Guest Services board! We love questions, and love the opportunity to engage interested guests and potential players. Our Discord embed is also always open to questions and similar; please never be afraid to interrupt ongoing conversation with questions! The Discord embed allows posting as a guest, so you don't need to get a Discord account to use it, or join the Discord with your handle. Those more comfortable speaking to just one person can PM either hephaestus or andromeda. Please remember that all members on this site had some hand or another in building the world; despite not being staff, yes, they can often answer your questions.