THE WYTCHEN - Imperian Online Help
Around 165 AA, a young Noctusari, Valencia Pyralis, stumbled upon new aspects of magickal enslavement. Using a type of doll sewn in the image of her subject, she began to develop her newfound power into what would become known as Vodun. While many were afraid of her discovery, a small group chose to follow Valencia when she branched off from the Noctusari, leaving the city of Stavenn to venture into the wilderness in hopes of furthering her studies. Eventually, several rogue magick users could be found in many of the small villages. It was not until the first demon invasion occured, and their homes were threatened, that they banded together to form a group that came to be called the Wytchen. Together they saved countless lives, but fearing possible extinction, they moved deeper into the wilderness to Renfrewshire Swamp where they built a mystical fortress that was designed to potentially allow a small group of the mortal races to survive even if the demons overran the world. For decades, the Coterie, was based on neutrality, a neutrality that would later be used against them by the majority of the world, based on their tolerance of demonology. Eventually growing tired of the betrayals and abuse, the Wytchen tried joining the city of Stavenn to better defend their goals and those of the Empire. Unfortunately during this time, unrest within the Wytchen regarding leadership led to a separation of the Coterie, and the forming of the Limorasi. With this, the remaining Wytchen returned to their fortress within the Renfrewshire Swamp. Once again alone, and now being pushed to extinction by self proclaimed Wytchhunters, the Wytchen strive to stand strong and rebuild what they once had. Using the arts of Runelore, Curses and Shamanism, the Wytchen have also studied the Spirits in an effort to accomplish their goals. Runelore grants them the ability to strengthen and fortify both themselves and their allies through sketching runes upon their bodies or on totems for a broader defense. Curses and Shamanism allow them to act as mercenaries as they draw upon the illwill of those opposed to them, oft times able to destroy an unprepared adversary outright.