What Is Immortal?
Originally created in the 1980's with
a public release during '93 & '94, Immortal Invisible War is the 3rd Edition of the role-playing game developed
by artist and writer Ran Valerhon. You discover that you are part of an ancient race of shapeshifters with the power to alter reality itself.
Immortals have the ability to literally reinvent themselves through a special form of
reincarnation-like evolution; you may have been an ancient god, mythical creature or legendary hero in ages past. Reborn into the modern world, you and other immortals wage war against dark forces to save your last bastion in the universe, Earth.
The forces you stand against are comprised of many foes; immortals like yourself that have given in to their darkest
natures and mortal agents both normal and twisted by dark powers. Chief among these enemies are the mighty Abzulim, an ancient draconian race known to be the first
immortals; former masters of all the other immortals who they enslaved for millions of years. The crux of this war centers on humanity and the vital role it plays in the grand scheme of the universe.
Humanity is not yet ready to understand the truth about the immortal race; however,
it is slowing coming to a turning point that could lead it down a path of ultimate destruction, or into a new beginning. Your race feels that if humanity takes the darker of the two paths, it will also lead to your destruction as well.
Are you up to the challenge?
IMMORTAL UNIVERSE BACKGROUND
Millions of years ago the dragon immortals known as the Abzulim
enslaved nearly all other immortal creatures. They created an empire
spanning the cosmos and made war with the Primals: elemental entities older
than the universe itself. When the war ended, the Abzulim fled this world and the
Primals all but vanished from existence. Now freed, the various himsati species of slave immortals wandered in groups called Prides until the coming of humanity.
Both blessed and cursed by mortal faith, the immortals were transformed into
human-like guises; they were exalted as gods, monsters and supernatural heroes
by the infant human race. But internal strife and hatred between the
Pantheons led to their own wars and the end of their stewardship over
humanity. The immortals went into seclusion for eons until they eventually
filtered back out amongst humanity, in secret, several thousand years ago.
their return, they fought against other immortals who served dark
ancient powers from before the dawn of time. After many bitter
defeats, and with scar-laden souls, they beat back their enemies and
thought they had finally won; it was only the beginning. Somewhere out there the Deepwalkers, mightiest of the Abzulim, have
returned to Earth and evolved beyond the ability of normal immortals to
see them for their true selves. Now the Twelve Tribes of the
himsati race -- descendants of their own mythical past -- wage war against
the Droves, groups of dark twisted mortal creatures and their immortal
leaders known as the Progeny. Possessed of supernatural powers and
the ability to shapeshift into primordial forms of animal, plant, and
element, the immortals must wield their awesome powers in order to save
their last refuge, Earth. All the while the mortal world continues
on close to what we have always known, unaware of the invisible war that
transpires around and within.
the end of the modern world draws near as the facade of the myths humanity holds
dear begin to crumble; ancient gods, myths and legends are rising from
their secret places to fight this final war against the forces of
darkness. A new age of legend is dawning, terrible, magical and
breathtaking. Centuries ago, a small handful of immortals were
chosen; to be the last salvation, or damnation, of the immortal
race. You are one of the Reborn, one of the chosen immortals lost
to the himsati race for centuries. You have returned; but can you
discover the truth of your past, assume the mantle of your destiny, and
take your rightful place as a champion of your people? Or will the
darkness consume you and make you one of its own? How
will you handle the challenge?
"The future is the inexorable consequences of the
past. Exalted as gods in one era, reviled as monsters in the
next. The pages of history turn; they turn, they turn, and soon enough
become Legend. And yet we remain, Ageless, Eternal, Waiting. But
what if one day there were no pages left to turn? That last day would be
the end of History, a time of revelation in which our supernatural faces would
be plain for man to see. The last day would mark the beginning of our
last War against the Beast. Now ask yourself this single question; What if that last day
were today?" - - Shade, Scourge of the Shadowen circa 2000A.D.