Pantheon

Pantheon The Game [VR] Teaser

The Rise And Fall

You stand at the gates to great citadel of Kairos, the last bastion of man, believers and supporters of the God of Time, mounting a stalwart defence against the ancient God of Death.

The relentless onslaught of the Soul Reaper has bought his armies to your capital city, and with the God Kairos on your side, aiding the battle in his ethereal actions, you lead the charge into combat.

Standing guard at the walls of the city as your comrades fight off the innumerable waves of undead servants and mutated abominations cursed under the command of the great master of the underworld.

Battle rages all around you, shield maidens, holy priests and mighty warriors stave the advance of the enemy with frightening vigour and strength. Siege weapons launch volleys of necrotic energy at the walls to the citadel, striking with unending malice and devastation as your tower defences respond in turn with powerful counter offense. The sound of war horns and battle cries fill the air, and the deafening rumble of corrupt souls marching into combat grow louder and more terrifying.

Suddenly, a moment of silence, as the armies pause and stop their advance on the citadel, your comrades question the turn of events “HAD ENOUGH VILE DEMONS?!”… “What is happening lord, why have the armies stopped their advance?”

The servants of the master of darkness disperse to open a path towards you as your comrades morale begins to falter "RUNNN.. THE DARK ONE IS UPON US" - "Fall back, FALL BAAAACK"....

A manifestation of pure evil surfaces on the battlefield, darkness creeping from the cracks in the ground to form a godly apparition of the Dark One himself. Fear sets upon you as the apparition creeps awkwardly and unnaturally towards you, as if his form is unstable with power. Black essence reaches from the creature like tentacles grasping prey, snapping in and out from every angle...

… Darkness begins to surround you, and a small glow appears on the ground, a glimmer of hope amongst the evil that is attempting to consume you…

The screams and terror or your brethren fill the air as the demonic footsteps and gasping breathes of death approach closer, louder, painfully terrifying you...

The light upon the ground glows, beckoning you, and as you lean down a pendant of the god Kairos falls to the ground... you scrawl the holy symbol in the dirt, your faith undaunted, with sword in hand and shield at the ready.

"STAND AND FIGHT FOR THE GLORY OF KAIROS! HE SHALL PROTECT US, EMPOWER US AND DELIVER US FROM EVIL!

You're time is nigh dark one..."

An Evil laughter erupts from the manifestation of death, black essence flowing from the peons and servants amidst the battlefield as they fall lifeless to the floor, your fellow soldiers collapse in heaps on the ground around you as their souls are pulled towards the evil figure.

Slowly towering above you and laughing manically the figure speaks softly and without nerve…

“Fool, your god will not come, your faith is ill spent, you will not find absolution, and your cities will fall, your friends will fall, and your family … THEY will live in TORMENT and PAIN… for he who dares oppose me, shall know my wrath!”

Evil laughter erupts from the shapeless form as your sword glows briefly in your hand, power flowing through the runes and carvings in the blade...

… and then it stops, the light fades, and darkness consumes the sword, as it turns black from tip to hilt, your hand becomes tainted, the darkness spreads and overcomes you, the sword falls to the floor, the shield to your side, and beneath you, the body you once possessed falls limp and lifeless...

Rebirth

You witness the wrath of gods, the call to action and aid from the warriors around you.

The call is unheard, your faith betrayed, you and your comrades are doomed.

As the city falls to the enemy, engulfed in the GreenFire, you rise from the battlefield, slowly, majestically, witnessing the final cries of your once prosperous and faithful city as the God of Death lays ruin to the land.

You continue to rise further above the battlefield, clouds begin to pass and as the world becomes smaller and more distant the sound of wind rushing past your ears becomes more intense, the screams and evil laughs echo in your ears, and the vision suddenly pauses with a deafening CRACK...

There is silence, for a moment, and as the world falls further away from you paused as if a single moment in time, the vision continues to fracture. It soon bursts into several shards which stop moving seconds later.

The broken image of your past life falls away into darkness, stars begin to rush past, galaxies, planets and eventually, as the final star light fades, darkness surrounds you, and nothing but the slight ringing of an almost chime like note can be heard.

Peaceful, quiet, and at ease, you rest your mind and soul, and the final note echoes into the distance.

Moments pass and the emptiness surrounds you, the void that is the end....

... but slowly, in the distance, small lights begin to flicker, the lights are few and far between, gracefully floating towards you in a majestic dance, a heavenly sound teases your ears, a hymn, a calling...

The lights begin to amass in pools around you, as you push your hands through them you notice that they begin to gravitate towards you, ebbing and flowing around your hands. The song becomes louder in your ears as more lights join the pool.

A constant stream of orbs gravitate towards you in the void, they begin to tease your hands, forming into shape.

Suddenly the lights grasp and pulse away from you as if pulling and tugging you towards the bright star that is appearing in the distance! The last sight of reality you remember, the star, grows larger and brighter as the lights pull and envelop your body.

The lights orbit you faster and more aggressively, more appear the more you struggle until the star is approaching you at full speed, your hands glow solidly, burning symbols and ancient texts emit from the surface, and a voice beckons and taunts you from beyond the star...

"Come back warrior, you have been summoned!"