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Dominators & Orc Mages

PostAuthor: Jazz » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:20 pm

Do ALL Dominators hunt down Orc Mages? I know not all Valokians hunt them down or even hate them, but how about Dominators?
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Re: Dominators & Orc Mages

PostAuthor: Ronan » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:07 pm

It's kind of in their job description.

Long ago, after the Great War, the Dominators of Valok were founded as a deterrent against orc mages. Their mission was to finish the extermination of mages that began with the great explosion they caused at the end of the war. Even today the Dominators are not fond of arcane casters, though they are willing to accept their existence unless they are of Orcish blood. They still see it as their holy mission given by Valok to eliminate any Orcish arcane casters, whether covertly or overtly.

Dominators are closely associated with the Church of Valok. They often act as guards or emissaries for Church business. Dominators see the Church as their key to self-advancement. By serving the Church they plan to find favor in Valok's eyes and thus gain riches and glory. Serving their god is the price they pay for their own advancement and they do it gladly, whatever it may entail. It was rumored that the first Dominator was Valok's own immortal son, though this has never been confirmed. Even so, Dominators see themselves as the sons and daughters of Valok in the image of the first of their order and run their lives in accordance with his philosophy: gain power through subtle means, prepare for everything, if all goes wrong, fight another day, do not break your word once given, but do not give more than necessary.

Dominators uniformly wear heavy armor, carry shields and typically wield longswords or bastard swords. In the old days this was the best method of attack against mages and it is still traditionally employed today.
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Re: Dominators & Orc Mages

PostAuthor: Jazz » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:17 am

Very true. But I suppose things could have changed over the years and since that lore was written?
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Re: Dominators & Orc Mages

PostAuthor: Darkfire » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:48 am

Jazz wrote:Very true. But I suppose things could have changed over the years and since that lore was written?



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Re: Dominators & Orc Mages

PostAuthor: Sunscream » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:41 pm

As far as anyone is aware it is Dominator doctrine to hunt down Orc Mages.
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Re: Dominators & Orc Mages

PostAuthor: Jazz » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:03 pm

Cheers, guys.
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Re: Dominators & Orc Mages

PostAuthor: slow feet » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:20 pm

I have question about this as well. When took mage test I read this (found nearly identical quote on Gold Order wiki page so I'm quoting it).

History According To The Gold

The position of the Gold Order of The Sand is unique among the other orders of magic because of its prior incarnation in the old Fold of Nine, where the old Gold Order was obliterated in the explosion that history refers to as The Great Orcish Destruction. In the ensuing years, orc mages were hunted down by their own kind and the practice of magic was suppressed among that race. Since most of the original members of the old Gold Order were orcs, this effectively prevented any mage order of that type from arising since. However, several years after the creation of The Trust and the new orders of magic, certain events brought the Archmage of the Ebony Order of the Moon, Damar Ogdem, to Valok's fortress deep within the Nine Hells. There, an immortal servant of Valok revealed to the Archmage that Valok wished for a Gold Order be reformed from the ashes of the old. Surprisingly, the deity’s message declared that the newly reformed order was also to include orc mages. After more than two thousand years of shunning the use of magic by orcs, Valok was willing to put aside the past to gain a foothold in the arcane arts once more.

When he returned to the Prime Material Plane, Damar prepared for the new order, recruiting some of the continent’s most renown spell casters. In time, Damar was introduced to Kasaan, a spokesman for many of Brekon's underground cults of Orcish mages. Kasaan and his companions had been sent to the city of Visimontium by a dream believed to have come from Valok. With Kasaan's help, the Gold Archmage recruited many of Brekon's mages who had been practicing magic in secret up to that time, which would form the core of the Order.


This makes me wonder if Dominator's mission has changed to be chasing non-trust Orc mages (above some level).

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Re: Dominators & Orc Mages

PostAuthor: Ronan » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:35 pm

Dominators haven't changed, though they're stuffy fellows set in their ways anyway.
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