brief History of ASH
Long ago, before the coming of the Drakkar, when the
Elder Gods held sway over the land, ill news was
fortold by the one known only as the Seer. He
foretold the dying of the Elder Gods and the coming
of the Drakkar. Of all the Elder Gods, only one had
the wisdom to see the truth in his words. The Goddess
of Heart, the one known as Ashley, saw that the Elder
Gods had gotten too haughty in their power. In their
self worshiping attitudes, they had forsaken the
So Ashley left her home with the Gods, and walked
among the mortals. In them, she saw people who ,
while mere mortals, had more heart and goodness in
them than all the Elder Gods together. She saw brave
fighters giving their all to help their partners.
Mentalists who by the virtue of hard work, had gained
command over the elements. Healers who with a touch
could ease the pain of their friends. Barbarians who
showed no fear in their fight against the evils
around them. She saw martial artists and thieves who
by their cunning and ability assisted those around
them. She saw holy paladins who gave no concern for
themselves in their fight for good.
As Ashley looked at all the good around her, she
wept. For in their laziness, the Elder Gods had
doomed all of this. All the good that these noble
people had done was to be no more. Soon the Elder
Gods would allow unspeakable evil to come to the
Ashley went off into the woods to be be alone. There
she wept 8 golden tears. In each of the first seven
she sealed all that was good and best and noble of
each of the classes of people she had met. Then she
bound them together with the eighth tear. With this
eighth tear she wrote a scroll. Written with the
blood of her broken heart.
"Someday I know you will find this my son. I can
not see who you may be, but I know you will be a
giant among men. Noble of heart and giving of soul.
You will be a healer of the injured and a helper of
the weak. This eighth tear will seek you out for it
was made for you. With it you must take the other 7
tears. You must find those who the tears will lead
you to. You will know them by their heart. They may
be the weak of body, but their heart will make them
strong. You will know them. I trust in your wisdom.
When you find those who embody all that these tears
hold, then you must reform the Council of Elders. A
Council made up not of haughty Gods, but of mortals
worthy to bear the tears. And wear my name. As the
guild of Ashley, the Goddess of Heart, so you may
always remember the value of the heart. Good luck to
you and those who will join you. I hope someday I can
return to meet you. With Heart, Ashley"
Ashley took the tears and the note and hid them,
where the one worthy of them would find them. Then a
final tear fell, sealing the scroll, as Ashley's
heart broke and the Elder Gods faded away. To be
replaced by the evil of the Drakkar.
The Beginning ....
Just give credit to the 'Seer of ASH'
words, my Seer!(Arey recorded that after
"Tecumseh" The Seer of ASH mentioned one
day on IRC)