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    Player: hi
    Mazarius: Greetings, my friend. It is good to see you again, well and healthy.
    Player: ascension
    Mazarius: Ascension is a fascinating topic that dates back to efforts and philosophies of some of the most ancient, and mostly extinct, races which fought in the godwars. …
    Mazarius: Probably born out of desperation, they extensively researched ways to acquire godhood themselves. …
    Mazarius: Some of them at least even met with moderate success. But the process is complicated at best, and may vary from race to race or even from one individual to another. …
    Mazarius: The theories differ vastly and waxed and waned in popularity over the centuries if not aeons. Even today and in human society there are a number of obscure ascension cults. …
    Mazarius: Some of them claim that humans are most suitable for ascension because they already own a bit of divinity through Banor’s godly spark.
    Player: ferumbras
    Mazarius: Although already powerful in his own right, it is obvious that his ultimate goal seems to be the ascension to godly powers. …
    Mazarius: His whole existence seems to be centred on becoming a name that strikes fear into the heart of men and to become a persistent figure in the minds of humanity. …
    Mazarius: This gives him a hold in reality and a kind of mould to fill with his power and conscience. It’s also obvious that this kind of belief of the people alone won’t be enough to empower him sufficiently. …
    Mazarius: Therefore he has to tap into other, probably even more sinister power sources. I can’t tell what these sources are, but my scrying revealed that he has reached massive amounts of power. He has probably been infusing himself since years. …
    Mazarius: By now he is apparently reaching the end circle of his ascension and could make his final move any day.
    Player: banor
    Mazarius: Ascensionists claim that Banor’s spark is in everyone of us. Therefore we are, for a very small part, gods ourselves. Now some argue that this spark could be stolen and fused with another. …
    Mazarius: So if someone were to steal enough sparks, he would become more and more godlike. …
    Mazarius: Usually, such theories lead to violent cults and bloodshed, some going so far as to claim that the last human in existence will have accumulated so much power that he will become a god.
    Player: gods
    Mazarius: My research on ascension lead to more question about the nature of gods than it provided answers. They are beings or entities of vast powers, but removed from the world. …
    Mazarius: It is unimaginable that something so mortal, short-lived and powerless as a human being might gain their true attention. The chances to gain a god’s attention, or even to become of importance to him, are as good as non-existent. …
    Mazarius: You might call yourself lucky if a god recognises the existence of your own race as a whole but that’s it.
    Player: godbreaker
    Mazarius: For a long time, I thought the godbreaker to be some apocryphal myth. But apparently others had learned about the godbreaker in the aeons past and lusted for its power. …
    Mazarius: They had gathered hint after hint – until, ultimately, they were squashed by the Seven or their minions; which only made the leads that hinted at them all the more probable. …
    Mazarius: What Zathroth hoped to accomplish with the creation of such a weapon can only be subject to speculation. Assumedly he already had slain Tibiasula, so the godbreaker might have been even more powerful, more absolute. …
    Mazarius: However, it has to be assumed that in the end the sheer power of his creation scared Zathroth, who had to fear the weapon could one day be used against him. So he disassembled it. …
    Mazarius: He kept the parts hidden and guarded, and if the resources can be trusted and my interpretation is right, moved them again and again, never satisfied with a hiding place. In the end he entrusted the parts to the Ruthless Seven. …
    Mazarius: Knowing that they would never, ever allow one of their own to come in possession of all parts. Since then, the parts have been hidden in a demi-plane shared by the Seven.
    Player: Ruthless Seven
    Mazarius: Given the internal power plays amongst the Seven, they are the ideal keepers for individual parts of an powerful artefact. Not one of them would allow his compatriots to hold such a power, and neither would trust the other.
    Player: demi-plane
    Mazarius: It is a place, so to say, not completely of this world. It is separate of, yet strongly connected to, our own world. I would imagine it is quite limited in size and its laws of physics and magic should be roughly the same as ours. …
    Mazarius: Being home to a host of demons for a while, I expect it to be an hostile and dangerous environment.
    Player: long
    Mazarius: You have to know I’m a scholar of some renown. In the course of my latest studies about ascension, I stumbled upon disturbing facts about the person of the all to well known Ferumbras, the fiendish. …
    Mazarius: He obviously had taken an interest to the topic of ascension, and I came into possession of some of his early writings. …
    Mazarius: This, combined with investigation and divination, bit by bit led to the conclusion that all that Ferumbras has done in the past may be part of a cunning plan. …
    Mazarius: Considering his writings and the books he based them upon, it became clear that Ferumbras is planning his ascension to godlike status. …
    Mazarius: All of his attacks and defeats only served one purpose: to become an integral part of the people’s knowledge, fears and beliefs. …
    Mazarius: He actually used this as an energy source, and combined it with some sources of power which might not all be of our own world. …
    Mazarius: He uses this energy to increasingly empower himself and will eventually be prepared to take the final step to transform himself into a godlike being. …
    Mazarius: He uses his public awareness to anchor himself and bides his time to infuse himself with power, step by step. …
    Mazarius: With the knowledge what to look for, I acquired expensive but powerful artefacts to scry the world for the expected power signature – and indeed I made contact. …
    Mazarius: To my horror I had to recognise that Ferumbras had already made significant progress, and his final bid for ascension is imminent! …
    Mazarius: His power levels are already too high for there to be any hope of stopping him with conventional means. …
    Mazarius: But not all is lost yet. During my studies about godhood, I learned that the dark Zathroth himself had created a weapon so powerful that it could actually slay a god. …
    Mazarius: Yet even he deemed this so-called ‘godbreaker’ too dangerous, and split it into seven parts. These were at some point entrusted to his powerful minions, known as the Ruthless Seven. …
    Mazarius: Ancient, forbidden texts hinted at a hellish place where the seven built deadly dungeons, and placed some of their most fearsome and terrible minions as guards, before they sealed the place off. …
    Mazarius: I’m confident that I can prepare a matching ritual that will breach their protection and allow someone to enter their realm; but I’m in no way suited to handle the horrors to be encountered there.
    Player: Zathroth / Uman
    Mazarius: Uman-Zathroth was once revered like the other gods. Political and religious shifts relegated Zathroth worship to a shunned faith. In view of the ascension theories, it would be interesting to learn how this shift into obscurity affected his power. …
    Mazarius: On the other hand, Uman is now being worshipped even more than in the past; and as a dual deity, he might perhaps not be subject to the same rules as the other gods.
    Player: short
    Mazarius: My studies indicate that without all doubt Ferumbras the fiendish is in the process of accumulating nearly godlike powers. We have to stop him. …
    Mazarius: Therefore I need you to enter a hellish dimension and acquire the parts of a weapon, the godbreaker, powerful enough to stop him once and for all.
    Player: elf / ab’dendriel / elves
    Mazarius: The elves are like lost children. Their potential might be great, but they lack focus and dedication to truly improve. If their myths are true, some of the more early elves might have accomplished ascension. …
    Mazarius: Yet even if hints strongly suggest those stories are true, the sheer inaction of those assumedly ascended beings is disturbing. Perhaps what those legendary elves achieved was something completely different.
    Player: dwarf / kazordoon / dwarves
    Mazarius: The dwarves are leftovers from a time long gone by. They have outlived their usefulness to the gods and seem to have come to terms with that. …
    Mazarius: They are as unchanging as rock and no greatness awaits them any more. They missed their chance, if they ever had any.
    Player: thais
    Mazarius: Thais has become a melting pot of some source. Yet whatever you melt, if the ingredients are corrupted, the outcome is always flawed.
    Player: carlin
    Mazarius: Instead of banding together and starting to change something, they and Thais keep wasting resources in hostilities.
    Player: venore
    Mazarius: An almost laughable greed is persistent in that city. At least this makes knowledge and materials conveniently available to those who can match their prizes.
    Player: edron
    Mazarius: Edron has become as stagnant as the teachings in its academy. No new idea has been thought there for decades. The whole Edron is an example for what happens when humanity has become fat and lazy.
    Player: darashia
    Mazarius: I like the quietness and the climate. And admittedly it helped my studies not to be constantly disturbed by petitioners.
    Player: yalahar
    Mazarius: It’s a shame that such a centre of knowledge lies in ruins in our days. On the other hand, it might be a symbol for what we should aim our ambitions at.
    Player: demon
    Mazarius: With all their powers and vast magic knowledge they are still more pawns than anything else. Given their resources, ascension might seem within reach. …
    Mazarius: The absence of any ascendant demon might prove that they are no true beings at all and literally damned to be stuck in their accursed forms.
    Player: arkhothep
    Mazarius: I’m not sure how to evaluate his claims of godhood. He undoubtedly accumulated enormous powers. That might only be based on his occult knowledge, though. Also, it is universally believed that ascension would mean to leave one’s mortal body behind. …
    Mazarius: The pharaoh, on the other hand, claims that he left human weaknesses behind, by becoming undead. I’m not convinced that this is sufficient, though. …
    Mazarius: Yet he certainly is revered by a great number of his people, which might provide a vital step to ascension in many of the more popular ascension theories. …
    Mazarius: At the very least he is an interesting topic; but one I’ll investigate later, when I have more time and less pressing issues to attend to.
    Player: bozarn
    Mazarius: Ah, a good man and a competent aid.
    Player: mission
    Mazarius: You have to find the parts of the godbreaker which are hidden in the hellish place the Ruthless Seven created.
    Player: portal
    Mazarius: I can open a portal to the place where the parts of the godbreaker are kept. I think there is a demi-plane of existence that connects seven hideouts, each built by one of the seven. …
    Mazarius: In their depths will lurk some of the most fearsome demons that are at the seven’s disposal, and probably even worse. I’m in possession of ancient artefacts and the knowledge necessary to open a portal to this lair of dread. …
    Mazarius: Yet in order to breach the wards protecting this foul place, I’ll need some basic fabric of evil. …
    Mazarius: Bring me 30 demonic essences and I should be able to imbue a portal with the power of the demons, and allow you free passage whenever you feel prepared to enter.
    Player: demonic essence
    Mazarius: We already opened the gates of hell.
    Player: variphor
    Mazarius: That is a name I sometimes encountered in my studies. I strongly encourage you to further investigate. Everything you might learn could prove invaluable.
    Player: bye
    Mazarius: Good bye!

     

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