Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods, came to an end. As the smoke settled, Only a few Norse gods survived. Vidar, a son of Odin, is a fantastic swordsman despite his perminantly crippled left leg and an inheritant of Odin's unbound wisdom. Vali is another son of Odin who could wield a bow better than any other god. Modi and Magni, both the sons of Thor, were two who received Thor's strength. Hoenir is the brother of Odin and the last surviving member of the Vana, the fertile gods (as for farming.) As these survivors gathered, they saw Odin's twin sons Baldr [bald-er] and Hodur return from the realm of Helheimr [hel-him], the realm of the dead. The twins had an escort, a mysteriously cloaked figure. The survivors welcomed this man into their ranks as a survivor of Ragnarok. As the eight returned to Asgard, the realm of the gods, they saw their homes in ruins save one, the golden hall Gimli that shone like the sun. Upon entering Gimli, the survivors were surprised to see some Valkyries and Einherjar [ein-her-yar: the glorious dead] were relaxing after the victory. It was here that the gods began their rule over the Nine Realms. It was also at that very time that the only two surviving mortals, Lif and Lifthrasir, left their sanctuary deep inside the World Tree, Yggdrasil [Ig-dra-sil]. The man and woman began to repopulate the barren realm of Midgard.
It has been 1000 years since, and man began to prosper even further. Man has been able to create steam-powered technology with the help of their runic magic. With this, man created two factions to govern over them: the Faction of Cen and the Faction of Is. The Faction of Cen was to regulate the steam tech that was produced while the Faction of Is governed over the magic users. However, these two factions began to fight with each other for some unknown reason. This conflict became known as the Faction War. During this war, a mysterious cult that worships Loki, the disceased Norse trickster, that took over as the government over mankind. Despite mankind's pleas, the gods are not listening for some reason. What is going on with the gods? What caused this Faction War? Where did this Cult of Loki come from?
Essentially, this is a 2e campaign with PL 8 caps. The world is a Steam punk under Norse Mythology, so steam powered tech and magic are allowed. NO POWERS except for the steam punk tech, magic, support powers* like Super Senses or Immunity, and devices. Also, there are three races: Man, Elf, and Dwarf. Dwarf characters will IMMEDIATELY DIE when exposed to sunlight; however, they recieve a device that lets them turn invisible FREE OF PP CHARGE and can only work for Dwarves. The device, when activated, also protects them from sunlight.
As for magic, it MUST be based off of the chart below:
So, for example, with the Is Rune, you may have Cold Control as a Power feat, and so on.
any questions, please DO NOT HESITATE to post.
More will be added soon due to the inconvenience of my laptop being stupid.
*=THERE MUST BE A REASONABLE CAUSE FOR THE SUPPORT POWERS.