Loki

Loki
CategoryHigher Powers
PowerLesser
SystemLimbo
RaceSpecies 32
Gendermale
Alignmentchaotic neutral
Symbolplaying card showing the merging of the number 7 and the joker
DomainIllusion, Luck, Mind, Trickery
EnemiesAperoq
Born6 Lunar 720 DE
Creationist2 Witchrite 8972 GE
Godhood13 Bliss 9485 GE

Loki was born in the Dawn Era. He was one of dozens that made up Species 32, a group of bipedal humanoids created by Bruh Kreniik. Those that proved the best at surviving on a frontier world, had the potential of becoming the trunk of a human sub-race, those that did not were considered a bad design or unlucky.

In his teen years, Loki got into considerable trouble, pick-pocketing, swindling the less wise, and creating bawls, yet often watching from the sidelines. He was known for his ability to escape surveillance and like a sixth sense, know if he was in imminent danger. Still young at the time, not wise to be manipulated by someone even more cunning, he was assigned to making complex locks, vault doors, and then after mastering these he moved into trap design and then to the art of manipulating others. His trickster nature got him in a lot of trouble during this time, something that even those trained in psychic encouragement as they once called it, failed to weed out things that the Covenant did not like in their up and coming stars - the best of the best that would hopefully rise to the rank of archangel. Loki's knack for mischief got him into units focused on gathering intelligence, then into those pulling off heists deep behind enemy lines, planting false evidence to stir up discontent among the primordials. In the next great war with the demons, Loki was working on manipulating the demon lords. His ways of dealing with the demons were much harsher than against the primordials. Some say he was influenced by Asmodeus, others say just the opposite, with Loki having a secret desire to knock Asmodeus down a few notches.

In the Creation War, Loki joined the Covenant's armies, battling the primordials attacking worlds across Nawirrûs. Loki proved quickly his skills in clandestine activities, foiling enemy plans, once capturing a primordial lord deep behind enemy lines. He was perhaps too good, with jealous rivals saying he was one of Bruh Kreniik's special creations, one that got undo attention.

In addition to doing spying and subterfuge work for the Covenant, Loki was very good at getting information from prisoners. His methods of getting such information were often looked down upon by the Covenant's goodly elements, particularly with Athena and Danzar-Khâl. Yet, a few times, necessity overruled morale virtue.

In the Demon Spawn War, Loki served as head of the intelligence services under Asmodeus. It is during this time that he became much more devious and bent on mischief. Loki and Asmodeus were usually in agreement about doing whatever was needed, including torture, against captured demons. Some even claim that Loki had some doings in corrupting the then archangel, eventually sending Asmodeus down the path to becoming a Fallen Angels.

On 2 Witchrite 8972 GE, the same year as the starting of the war with the demons, Bruh Kreniik gave Loki the power to become a Tier 3 Creationist. One of Loki's most notable creations is the Tragaran race. They were to help in the war effort, though mostly they served as Loki's own personal army. They were called the Krotoan, put to battling the demons invading Bal-Kriav.

After roughly three centuries of loyalty to Loki, who was now an archangel, the Krotoan were duped by a demon agent. This deception led to what would become known as the Great Betrayal. Late in 9343 GE, for falling to ruse, Loki abandoned his people to the wilds of Gurutharni.

One ancient Tragaran legend of the Lith-Crillion Era, was that Loki would redeem the descendants of the Great Betrayal, but only if they defeated the demons of Varelay. The Varelay Upheaval (2608 LE - 16 HE) made fulfillment of this redemption difficult. This is because the people of Tilnangau were dealing with a cataclysm that made some join the ranks of Blibdoolpoolp as their capital city sank or seeking safety in lands less wracked by volcanic eruptions and pursuit by Varelay's demons. As a result of Loki turning his back on the Tragarans he has never gained much hold among them as a religion.

The symbol or imagery of Loki is a common theme in gambling halls and in thieves guilds. Many rogues, even if they don't worship him, say a few words to him when they feel his blessing is needed before undertaking a task requiring stealth or sheer luck.

Loki is such a master of stealth and deception, that he once waylaid Aredhel, and then impersonated her in one of the meetings of The Balance. Since then, The Balance takes extra precautions on those who enter their meetings.

Sources of Divine Power
Core WorshipProselytizers
Illadvard
Malshirk'issAldassinen
Orchish EmpireRealm Stalkers
Raci-TucSanguine Whispers
Ren-JoruskTearberon
Tári Súrion
Known Powers
TraitDescription
Divine Toughness+4,000 hit points as Lesser Power
Loki's Chanceon any skill check or save, Loki can re-roll the check, taking whatever happens as fate
Army of LokiLoki's blink and mirror image spells are three times more effective
Modulating Energy+20 modulating energy damage for all attacks
Follower Boons
TraitDescriptionRestriction
Convincing Words+1 Bluffnone
Skullduggery+2 on trip attemptsworshipper, at least level six
Trained Mind+1 on saves versus mind attackspriest