The Dark One, The Endbringer

The Dark One, The Endbringer

Trickery & War (CE) – Endsday

Favors the insane, destructive, deceitful, murderous, and malicious Favored by cannibals, muderers, madmen, sadists, and the hateful

The Dark One is rarely invoked in public, other than as a spiteful curse to someone you wish the worst upon. In the darkest corners of dungeons, or in umbral ruins where the light never touches, some few worshipers of the Endbringer may gather to offer a sacrifice in his name. Mostly, the Dark One is responsible for helping to protect and refine the skills of those who carry out his twisted will before they ever realize who it is they truly serve. He rarely gets involved directly in the affairs of mortals or gods, preferring to unleash his minions seemingly without cause or purpose from time to time, while he awaits (and perhaps attempts to expedite) the fulfillment of the End Time Prophecy, when he will be released from his own realm to consume all others.

Surprisingly, the Day of the Dark One is actually one of the more joyous celebrations of the year. During the last day (or two if it’s the fifth year) of the year, the people gather together all of the goods they can find that are perishable and will not last through the winter months, and they feast and drink and dance about an effigy of the Dark One, tossing burning scraps of paper, on which is written their hardships from the past year, onto the effigy with taunts and insults letting him know that the End Times did not come this year, and that they live on. It is considered good luck to be the own whose paper ignites the effigy first, and each person at the festival takes some of the effigy’s ashes to sprinkle on or in their first spoils of the next year.

The Dark One, The Endbringer

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