Welcome to Hell on Earth
Welcome to Deadlands - Alternative Universe.
Deadlands A.U. is based off of Pinnacle Games "Deadlands: Hell on Earth". The world, history, and NPCs are all based straight out of that tabletop universe, the rest here is up to you, waster.
Site is still a work in progress, but basic and basic arcane characters are open for roleplay - hit up our discord to the left!
A Quick Intro into the world of Deadlands AU
The Reckoning began when a vengeful Indian shaman named Raven released long-imprisoned evil spirits back into the world. The Indians call them manitous; Westerners call them demons. Their purpose is to carry fear and other negative energy to the Hunting Grounds, where the forces of destruction, in the form of the Four Horsemen, feed upon it. The Reckoners regularly reinvest some of their precious energy to create new horrors, which in turn create even more fear. Unfortunately, the return of the Reckoners occurred during one of the most violent times in human history, especially in America, where the Civil War raged. (The Reckoning began July 3, 1863.) That war eventually ended and established the Confederacy as a new nation. The two countries even mended their wounds and fought side-by-side in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and even a war in space. During this time, a secret war was taking place between the Reckoners and those who had learned of their existence. Pinkertons, Texas Rangers, other national security forces around the world, and independent heroes battled the horrible creations of the Reckoners until they had nearly been banished from the Earth.
Because of their efforts, the forces of evil were nearly defeated. But the vanishing Reckoners did not give up easily. They broke the cosmic rules and cheated. The Four Horsemen used the last of their power in a one-shot effort to make a rift in the Hunting Grounds. Through this they sent their most deadly agent, Stone, back to the Weird West. The undead gunslinger hunted down heroes and helped create Deadlands until the Reckoners won the next time around through history’s timeline. The combined efforts of Stone and his dark masters culminated in the “Last War” of 2081, a massive, worldwide conflict that ended in an incredible conflagration of irradiated ghost-rock bombs. Billions died. Worse, the bombs created Deadlands, areas where fear was so strong it actually warped the landscape and gave life to obscene horrors drawn from humanity’s worst nightmares. With most of the world one vast Deadland, the Reckoners had “terrorformed” the Earth in fear and could walk upon it as physical beings. The Four Horsemen first appeared in the American West. There they slaughtered thousands, then stalked off across the Mississippi and haven’t been heard from in nearly 13 years. Rumors persist they are “touring” the world, reveling in the destruction they’ve caused. If true, they will inevitably return to the Wasted West. And soon.
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