Rise of Heroes
Current Version: [Closed] Alpha v1.0.1
Skywardens Rise of Heroes is an exotic ORPG in which the players decide the fate of the realms. It is strongly centered around story, setting, and exploration. Supported by an ever-growing community, this game can see it’s goals and will not hesitate to reach them.
What makes Skywardens Rise of Heroes great is it’s creativity and originality.
~Amazing Game World
The game takes place on a series of floating ‘islands’ named Sharda. These islands are part of the core game mechanic, accompanied by the addition of flying an airship, the world of Sharda is sure to leave you wanting more!
What kind of ‘living’ game wouldn’t have these? The world of Sharda will grow and adapt based on player’s actions!
At Skywyre we have a standard depending on the game we’re making. For something of this caliber, we’re going to try to be as professional as possible!
The general story of Sharda/Skywardens is long and complex. Make sure you’re comfortable before starting!
(Story is prone to change!)
It all began with the Shatter…
An event, known only as ‘The Shatter’ changed Earth forever. This cataclysmal event split the earth into groups of floating ‘islands’, huge landmasses that flew through the air before eventually finding a somewhat permanent place. The people who survived this catastrophe called the new world Sharda.
Writings from this period in time claim that the Shatter was an attack. This was dismissed as heresy and most of these records were burned.
Several hundred years after the events of the Shatter things have quieted down. Science has altogether but dissipated and was cast down by almost all of Sharda, as they believed it the cause of the Shatter. Magic slowly crept back into the world and with the reality of the new living conditions brought rise to fantastic Airships that were used to travel from island to island.
Mutations, a side-effect of chemical disasters that had taken place on the planet before the Shatter, slowly began to change several populations at a time into completely new races. These new races soon began to create cultures of their own, and were soon recognized as Free People of Sharda.
During the rise of this new world, several Kingdoms began to rise from the ashes of civilization. Among these Kingdoms, two quickly begin to emerge as the leading powers of Sharda.
The Ursan Kingdom, a great people that were among the first to create Airships. Their peoples are adept at arts of literature and music. They seek the peace of their lands and are constantly fighting off terribly destructive monsters.
The Nyroc Empire, a powerful nation with an imperial mindset. The Nyrocians are responsible for loosing monsters back into the world and, while not all Nyrocians are the same, they are infamous for their continued line of maniac Emperors.
These Kingdoms fought great and terrible wars that once again rocked the surface of the very earth. It was during one of these wars in which it arrived…
The Dawn Sentinel.
Upon it’s appearance, all wars ceased. The scholars took this as a sign that the Dawn Sentinel was a holy being and was to be sought out for it’s wisdom.
Little did the peoples of Sharda know, the Dawn Sentinel was something of evil purpose…
Unknown to the peoples of Sharda, the Dawn Sentinel was actually a Hive Mind of a race called the Dishalathi.
It was the Dishalathi that attacked Earth so long ago, causing the Shatter. Masters of deception and with many shapeshifters among their dying ranks, they were easily able to infiltrate to positions of power amongst all of Sharda. The Dishalathi are dying. For too long have they been feeding off the life-forces of other worlds. They seek a permanent home.
The Dishalathi have made a grave mistake, however. They grant noble heroes of the realm the gift of the Sky. They become ‘Skywardens’ and are charged with the protection of all of Sharda. Created to balance chaos while the Dishalathi try to silently gain control of all Sharda, the Skywardens have free wills, not connected to the Hive Mind. While the leaders of the Order are still in the pockets of the Dishalathi, the new recruits to the Order have begun to question the order of things.
With betrayal and deceit in every corner of Sharda, and the Dishalathi secretly taking control, there is only one last question.
This is where the player comes in!
What part will you play?
Want more lore? Head over to the ‘Sharda’ board at our website!
We have more features planned!
If you cast ‘Fire Torrent’ enough times, it level’s up! Almost every single spell/skill in the game has 3 or more progressions!
I’ve completely fixed quests for a DX8 Engine and you will be thrilled by some of the quests you will encounter!
I’ve created a unique stealth system for Skywardens. While in stealth, you are invisible to AI and you are rendered as semi-transparent. If you attack before your alotted stealth time is up, you are automatically un-stealthed and deal bonus damage.
We can now re-color nearly any graphic through the editors and the color values will be saved. Pretty nice feature!
~NPC Projectiles and Spells
NPC’s can shoot projectiles at you and can also cast some nasty spells! With additions like Blind, Silence, and Stealth spells, you’re going to absolutely DESPISE some of the more challenging bosses. It also makes it MUCH more rewarding when you defeat one though!
I’ve made a new system for handling Elements. Now 1 element has a variety of strengths and weaknesses!
A fully functional Guild System with a new sleek interface!
No more linear projectiles
Items now have a weight and your character now has Stamina. The more weight you have on, the slower you move. Slow movement can mean DEATH.
Upon reaching level 10, you will be given a choice of which class to advance to.
~Vastly Improved NPC Spell System
My new NPC Spell System preforms well and is unparalleled in nearly all Eclipse Based titles.
Players and NPCs can now have Allegiances. Depending on your Allegiance, NPCs will choose not to attack you, or attack you even harder!
Of course there are more than these, but I highlighted the main points I think players will enjoy most.
Will add to this as we add more features
More Pics soon!
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