This is a idea for a hack. For now it’s just the background story and I don’t know if it will ever evolve beyond this but still I think I’ve made a cool story so I want to present it to you all.
Note that nothing here is final and thus is a subject to changes. Also ignore any grammatical errors, the language is not yet important here.
So, let’s begin.
Long ago humans populated the entire world and grand cities stretched all across the globe. Countries rose and fell, people lived and died. However, one day everything changed.
The Veil came.
Noone knew what it was. The only thing that was knows is that it was dark, scary and had monsters in it.
In the face of a total apocalypse, people started losing their shit. The Veil was seemingly unstoppable and any efforts of combating it or even stalling its progress proved in vain.
Cites were abandoned in haste as people migrated to the places not the consumed by the veil en masse.
There was however one person that didn’t succumb to the total anarchy and desperately tried to find a way out. To this day only their name remains in human memory: the great Scholar Atis.
After years and years of study Atis discovered that by sacrificing some of own life force a person could perform seeming miraculous acts. They discovered… magic.
And thus Atis set out to the center of the biggest and most populated of the pockets yet not consumed by the Veil. Using all they managed to learn, they performed a great ritual.
It was successful. For a brief moment a blinding lights covered the land and soon after an invisible barrier formed around the place where the ritual was held that blocked further the Veil from creeping.
Mankind, or at least what remained of it was safe in this pocket of light in total darkness. However, Atis was not to see the effects of their work as they sacrificed everything for the spell’s success and crumbled into dust near the newly formed Source.
The light of the Source shone bright. Hoverer after time it begun to dim and the Veil once again started creeping in. Thus it become a burden of Atis’ descendants to sacrifice themselves to prolong the Source’s light each time it starts to dim and protect Mankind from certain doom.
They established a great house and fashioned themselves as kings of the land. They’ve prounded themselves from their eternal sacrifice making it a devine ritual and source of their right to rule.
And thus Mankind persists… Once again the light of the Source dims and bells ring, for the time is now for the king to offer himself for his people…
The story might be sorrowful and beautiful and yet it contains so many lies…
The Veil did not came at it’s own, no, it was us who made it. What it true purpose was is unknown but it might be deducted that it was intended as a weapon. Atis did not invent magic, no, they just used it. As both the Veil and the Source were born of the same matter they are enterally bound. Also the bloodline of Atis’ was bound to this terrible aberration and only their blood can light it anew. And thus the royal family does everything to keep it pure even if it means doing really despicable things.
Is this cycle to continue forever or should we just embrace our fate and pay for our sins? Or maybe there’s a different way to break the Veil and bring a new dawn for the world?
Feel free to criticize the story and present your own ideas how to improve it. I won’t bite .