co-hosted by KuriGod
In the beginning, there was nothing. Well, not really nothing, just nothing substantial. There were exactly 6 of these unsubstantial things, in fact. They sat there, gathering what can only be described as pure will. They sat there gathering until there was enough to fulfil the most basic desire: to become better.
So they did. These six things now had substance. The first was a Drop, the second an Ember, third Stone, fourth Breath, fifth Glimmer, sixth Silhouette. With their new substance, came more will, and with more will came more growth. Soon enough, they were fully formed, at least enough to represent themselves as they pleased. We know them now as the BOPE, the Beings of Pure Essence.
After some time, the new beings found themselves uninterested in gathering will for themselves. They decided it was time to play. So, they made The Point and their inhabitants. Each Being of Pure Essence contributed to their playthings. The Drop gave the fluids and feeling of sadness to them. The Ember gave the warmth and the feeling of anger. The Stone gave the flesh and the feeling of calm. The Breath gave, well, the breath, and feeling of excitement. The Glimmer gave the sight and feeling of joy. The Silhouette gave the whispers and feeling of curiosity.
The creatures, with no name given to them by their creators, were cast into the world. We call this world The Point, and we are those same creatures, who we've come to call Pawns. In ancient times, the BOPE set a spectacular game for themselves. Scattered throughout The Point there are twelve items imbued with the Will of the BOPE. Six weapons and six raiments, each granting something special to the wielder. Those relics have long since vanished, lost to the ages.
But now, there are other creatures entering the point. Terrifying creatures. The Point is no longer a safe haven for us. That is why you, a simple pawn in their game, has gone out on a quest to find and wield the treasures of old.
Remember, in this great game, Pawns can’t look back.
If this gains interest somehow I'll do my best to flesh it out further. If someone wants to help me do that, I wouldn't object.