Disciplines - Introduction

Born the vestigial twin to a Valkyrie of Heaven, Kier was broken and incomplete, an abomination in the eyes of the Heavenly Host. And so she was cast into the void between realms to wither and die. This is where Death found her, and within her pitiful form saw a reflection of what he once had been – A helpless and lost child unwanted by both the powers of Heaven and of Hell.

And so, for the first time in many an age, Death raised a new creation by his own hand – a loyal daughter who would stand at his side. She became the Valkyrie of the Dead, a warrior who serves the Court of the Dead by scavenging the unwanted souls broken by the battlefield and giving them a new purpose – a chance at redemption within the ranks of Death’s secret army.


Death - Lord Supreme of the Underworld


Lord Supreme of the Underworld

When Kier was cast out of Heaven to wither and die, and all that she had been was stripped away, it was Death that gave the Valkyrie new purpose. As such, Kier is fiercely loyal, yet desperate to prove herself to her father, the Lord of the Underworld, and show that his faith in her was not unfounded. But where the Valkyrie struggles most is within her Faction. While most find their path through nature and instinct, Kier’s role as the leader of the Spirit Faction was chosen for her by her father – and it is not one best suited to her quest for vengeance.

Gethsemoni - Queen of the Dead


Queen of the Dead

Privilege. Arrogance. These are the traits that Kier sees when she looks upon the Queen of the Dead – a creature borne to power who has never known true suffering, who has never known struggle. This contempt overshadows all else, and consequently Kier is unable to perceive those rare moments when her step-mother acts in a capacity that serves the Valkyrie’s best interests. It is unfortunate, though perhaps for the best. For though Gethsemoni has used her influence to shield Kier from some of the darker elements of court intrigue, it is often the Queen’s own machinations that serve to cause Kier the most difficulty.

Mortighull - Reaper Captain


Reaper Captain

It is a rare thing within the Court of the Dead to find kindness and compassion, particularly from one who has aligned with a different Faction. Yet such is the relationship between Kier, leader of the faction of Spirit, and Mortighull, the Reaper Captain from the faction of Bone. For within Mortighull, Kier has discovered a kindred spirit – a being who understands what it is like to fight for a place of belonging.

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