children of discord
Children of Discord In the beginning, Order and Chaos ruled equally, in balance. Humankind, however, lusted for power, power greater than that of the gods. This lust ultimately destroyed the world's balance, shattering Chaos and dispersing it throughout the land. For a time thereafter, it seemed that Order alone ruled, but Eris, She of Vengeance and Discord, nurtured the unnoticed fragments of Chaos. These tainted all they touched, planting seeds of Chaos wherever they fell. From these seeds grew the Children of Discord. Their paths guided by Eris, the Children do her bidding, instilling anger, envy, and unrest among those they wish to destroy, causing war and hatred among mortals, and creating fierce disputes among immortals. Their Goddess is a strict master, demanding perfect devotion from her followers: the Children are her pawns. They accept this willingly, however, in desperate hope of gaining her favor. Many people follow the Goddess of Chaos, be it for personal greed, revenge, a sense of belonging, or some other reason, but the truth is that only one thing is accomplished: the Will of the Goddess. The most valued possession of the Goddess and her Children is the Golden Apple of Discord. Bright as the sun and cold as revenge, this apple feeds two desires: lust and greed. When the apple rests within its home, the grip of Chaos on this world is almost palpable. But be warned! When it is loosed upon the land, war, plague, and unimaginable horrors are soon to follow.