What is the Storyline?
The Storyline is an innovative addition to The Realm that provides
the context for changes and enhancements to the game
environment as well as a level of interaction new to any MMORPG.
By listening to the prophets (human controlled game
representatives), and interacting with them, a player may discern
what is coming and gain some advantage in what to do about it.
But, just like prophecies of old, the Realm prophets do not simply
say what is coming. They hint, they riddle, they conceal even as
they reveal. It can take a clever mind to fully understand what is
being told. And increasingly, the players are being tasked to
perform some act(s) to help to bring about these changes and, in
the process, affect the progress and outcome of events.
Understanding the Prophets
Each of the three prophets has their own style, manner, and mode of speech. They are three very separate characters and they do not always agree with each other. Each seeks to paint events in a way that makes their god look the best, something like the spin doctors of political campaigns. And to make matters worse, all of the three use riddles, metaphors, obscure references, foreign languages, and just about anything else you can think of to make digging out the true meaning of their messages a challenge. But with time, players can develop an "ear" for what is being said, and when that is achieved, what is being revealed is quite intriguing
How Can I Participate?
Getting involved with the storyline is easy. There are established followings for each of the 3 main gods, easily contacted by visiting the temples; or a player can go it alone, listening and acting as their interpretation of events dictates. There is no right or wrong approach. But a good place to start is right here. By reading the words of the prophets, the analysis of our storyline editors, the Realm "history", and biographies of the gods, any player, new or old, can know as much as anyone about what is coming and how best to prepare.
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