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{{Prehistoric}}{{Infobox_character|name={{PAGENAME}}|image=Sardior.png|caption=Sardior's appearance after his resurrection.}}'''{{PAGENAME}}''', also known as '''Abzu''', is a Lesser God of Knowledge and Trickery, and the '''Ruby King of Gem Dragons'''. He was shattered sometime in [[Prehistory]] and nearly forgotten to the ages until being resurrected in 826 [[PR]]. He presides over his '''Ruby Court''', a royal court of five '''Thanes''' each representing a different type of [[Dragon#Gem Dragons|Gem Dragon]].
{{Worldbuilders}}{{Infobox_character|name={{PAGENAME}}|image=Sardior.png|caption=Sardior's appearance after his resurrection.|alias=|field1=Domains|field2=Aliases|value1=Knowledge, Trickery|value2=Abzu, The Ruby King, The Third Pillar}}'''{{PAGENAME}}''', also known as '''Abzu''', is the [[List of Dragons#Dragon Deities|Dragon Deity]] of knowledge and trickery, and the [[Dragon#Gem Dragons|Ruby King of Gem Dragons]]. He was shattered sometime in [[Prehistory]] and nearly forgotten to the ages until being resurrected in 826 [[PR]]. He presides over his '''[[Ruby Court]]''', a divine court of five seats each representing a different type of [[Dragon#Gem Dragons|Gem Dragon]].


==Ruby Court==
== History ==
The '''Ruby Court''' consists of five court seats, each representing a different gem type. The [[Dragon#Gem Dragons|Gem Dragons]] who occupy seats on the court are called '''Thanes'''. Sardior transforms his Thanes to enhance their size, strength, and power for the purposes of serving him and acting as [[Quelmar Deities#The Servants: Exarchs|Exarchs]] for their gem types. Thanes also seem to possess some level of immortality, as most of the original Thanes have lived for at least several millennia and likely longer.
 
Other roles also exist adjacent to the court at various times such as '''Advisors''' (close friends and consultants of the court), '''Harbingers''' (able to sit in for their gem type at court meetings when their Thane is not available), '''Knights''' (champions and protectors of the court), and '''Acolytes''' (disciples and officiants in the preparation of ceremonies).
 
The five court seats have always been filled by an '''Amethyst''', '''Crystal''', '''Emerald''', '''Sapphire''', and '''Topaz'''. However, an '''Obsidian''' or any other wild card of gemkind may also hold a position on the court, given they are in the right place at the right time.


=== Prehistory ===
=== Prehistory ===
It is undocumented how far back in [[Prehistory]] that '''Sardior''' was shattered, but the '''Ruby Court''' disbanded not long after the destruction of their King and each of the original '''Thanes''' went off to follow their own pursuits.
{{Prehistoric}}Sardior was one of the [[List of Dragons#The Four Dragons|Four Dragons]] who predated the formation of [[The Quelmar Realm|Quelmar]] by the [[Quelmar Deities#The Creators: Greater Gods|Creator Gods]].
 
As difficult as it is to find any records of this original court, it is near impossible to find any documentation of '''Kristang'''. His thousand-year-long imprisonment between the [[The Quelmar Realm|Material Plane]] and [[The Shadowfell|Shadowfell]] at the hands of '''Feredemius''' had the effect of partially undoing Kristang's existence, insofar that even '''Bleucorundum''' could no longer remember him.


==== Thanes ====
It is undocumented how far back in [[Prehistory]] that Sardior was shattered.
* '''Veneleth''' the Amethyst
* '''Eros''' the Crystal
* '''Feredemius''' the Emerald
* '''Bleucorundum''' the Sapphire
* '''Tushello''' the Topaz


==== Advisors ====
=== BR Era ===
 
At the start of history, only two known fragments or remnants of Abzu's existence remained in the realm: the existence of [[Abzcar Canyon]], and the many mysterious [[Existence Crystals]] scattered across [[Kiston]].
* '''Kristang''' the Obsidian


=== PR Era ===
=== PR Era ===
The '''Ruby Court''' remained disbanded throughout the [[BR|BR Era]] and most of the [[PR|PR Era]] until it was reassembled in 826 [[PR]] in order to resurrect '''Sardior''' and dispel the [[The Shadowfell|Shadowfell]] which had overtaken [[Isonhound]]. This event, also accompanied by the recent un-banishment of [[Bahamut]], the return of [[Tiamat]] following [[Kiston|Kiston's]] unlocking, and the ascension of [[Chronepsis]] to godhood, meant that all '''Four Dragons''' from the original creation story of [[The Quelmar Realm|Quelmar]] were now working their influence on the realm simultaneously for first time since [[Prehistory]].
The crystals of Sardior began to draw new attention in the realm when they became the focus of an emerging force of people known as the [[Warforged]]. Somehow these shards of the lost god were essential to the creation of their souls and purpose, and as a result, these people were granted a natural [[Draconic Boon]], having the ability to hide from other Dragons of the realm. Some theorize this could be Sardior's attempt from beyond to protect all the little bits of itself left in the realm.
 
The role of '''Kristang''' in the reassembled court is uncertain as he disappeared shortly after his rescue and took [[Trina]] as his '''Obsidian Knight''', enhancing her magic and revealing himself to have secretly been her '''Great Old One''' patron.
 
Additionally, some adventurers were gifted '''Harbinger''' boons by activating the long-dormant '''Topaz Astrolabe''' set by '''Tushello'''. Being imbued with gem essence enabled them to be court candidates for the resurrection ceremony and they could presumably claim a Harbinger role with the resurrected court, should they choose to pursue it.
 
==== Thanes ====
* '''Veneleth''' the Amethyst
* '''Echemus''' the Crystal
* '''[[Durzibethinus]]''' the Emerald
* '''[[Spinel]]''' the Sapphire
* '''[[Delphi]]''' the Topaz
 
==== Knights ====
 
* '''[[Trina]]''' the Obsidian Knight
 
==== Harbingers ====
 
* '''[[Rooney]]''', Harbinger of Durzibethinus the Emerald
* [[Cobalt (shifter)|'''Cobalt''']], Harbinger of Spinel the Sapphire
* '''[[Blaze]]''', Harbinger of Delphi the Topaz
 
==== Acolytes ====
 
* '''Herneldo''', Sorcerer of the Third Path
* '''Most Sanctified Disciples of Sardior''' (MSDOS)


== Resurrection ==
== Resurrection ==


=== Battle of Five Lights ===
=== [[The Battle of Five Lights|Battle of Five Lights]] ===
The ceremony to resurrect '''Sardior''' was performed in 826 [[PR]] at the five peaks of the [[Northern Snowy Mountains]] under heavy assault from a shadow-corrupted '''Feredemius''' and his army of shadow monsters. '''Veneleth''' was the only member of the [[Prehistory]] court to reclaim his original seat. '''Echemus''', the son of '''Eros''', took the '''Crystal''' seat after his father failed to arrive to the ceremony in time. The other court seats faced similar complications. '''Tushello''' was dead and his soul refused to be revived, '''Bleucorundum''' arrived late to the ceremony, and '''Smargarg''' (a young '''Emerald''' [[Dragon]] the team had enlisted) failed to arrive at all. This resulted in the final seats being filled by [[Durzibethinus|Durian]] and [[Delphi]], '''Harbingers''' by blood, as well as [[Spinel]], Harbinger by a '''Sapphire''' boon. The power of the ceremony burned away their original bodies and instantly reincarnated them as full-grown [[Dragon#Gem Dragons|Gem Dragons]].
The ceremony to resurrect Sardior was performed in 826 [[PR]] at the five peaks of the [[Northern Snowy Mountains]] under heavy assault from a shadow-corrupted Feredemius and his army of shadow monsters. [[Venaleth]] was the only member of the [[Ruby Court#Prehistoric Court|Prehistory court]] to reclaim his original seat. [[Echemus]], the son of [[Eros]], took the Crystal seat after his father failed to arrive to the ceremony in time. The other court seats faced similar complications. [[Tuschello]] was dead and his soul refused to be revived, [[Bleucorundum]] arrived late to the ceremony, and [[Smargarg]] (a young [[Dragon#Gem Dragons|Emerald Dragon]] the team had enlisted) failed to arrive at all. This resulted in the final seats being filled by [[Durzibethinus|Durian]] and [[Delphi]], Harbingers by blood, as well as [[Spinel]], Harbinger by a Sapphire boon. The power of the ceremony destroyed their original bodies and reincarnated them as [[Dragon#Gem Dragons|Gem Dragons]].


=== Gem Artifacts ===
=== [[Ruby Court#Prehistoric Artifacts|Gem Artifacts]] ===


Performing the ceremony required each court member to attune to their respective gem artifact, consisting of the '''Amethyst Tome''', '''Corundum Egg''', '''Emerald Blade''', '''Crystal Moonwell''', and '''Topaz Astrolabe'''. Once all five artifacts had been synchronized, the final step of the ceremony required the wielder of the Emerald Blade to shatter the Corundum Egg, from which Sardior would finally be resurrected. The Amethyst Tome contained precise instructions for the ceremony to be properly carried out.<gallery>
Performing the ceremony required each court member to attune to their respective gem artifact, consisting of the '''[[Amethyst Tome]]''', '''[[Corundum Egg]]''', '''[[Emerald Blade]]''', '''[[Crystal Moonwell]]''', and '''[[Topaz Astrolabe]]'''. Once all five artifacts had been synchronized, the final step of the ceremony required the wielder of the Emerald Blade to shatter the Corundum Egg, from which Sardior would finally be resurrected. The Amethyst Tome contained precise instructions for the ceremony to be properly carried out.<gallery>
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</gallery>These artifacts were absorbed as part of the ceremony, and an item of close personal significance to each of the reborn court members became the new gem artifacts (for example, the [[Selune Splinter]] belonging to [[Durzibethinus|Durian's]] clan transformed into the [[Selune Splinter#Emerald Splinter|Emerald Splinter]]).
</gallery>These artifacts were absorbed as part of the ceremony, and an item of close personal significance to each of the reborn court members became the new gem artifacts (for example, the [[Selune Splinter]] belonging to [[Durzibethinus|Durian's]] clan transformed into the [[Selune Splinter#Emerald Splinter|Emerald Splinter]]).


Additionally, an '''Obsidian Artifact''' existed which could be molded into the shape of any of the other gem artifacts, embodying its essence and allowing it to serve as a stand-in during the ceremony. This feature became invaluable when the Corundum Egg was briefly lost to '''Feredemius'''.
Additionally, an '''[[Ruby Court#Prehistoric Artifacts|Obsidian Artifact]]''' existed which could be molded into the shape of any of the other gem artifacts, embodying its essence and allowing it to serve as a stand-in during the ceremony. This attribute became vital when the Corundum Egg was briefly stolen by [[Feredemius]].


== Appearance ==
== Appearance ==


=== Prehistory ===
=== Prehistory ===
The lair of '''Bleucorundum''' holds several tapestries portraying '''Sardior''' as he appeared in [[Prehistory]] as well as the '''Four Dragons''' creation story.<gallery>
The lair of [[Bleucorundum]] holds several tapestries portraying Sardior as he appeared in [[Prehistory]] and the [[List of Dragons#The Four Dragons|Four Dragons]] creation myth.<gallery>
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=== PR Era ===
=== PR Era ===
'''Sardior's''' immediate appearance after his resurrection was far different from the immense [[Dragon]] seen in [[Prehistory]] depictions, instead taking the shape of a slender '''Ruby''' [[Dragonborn]]. This smaller form is possibly the result of being nearly forgotten to history for so long, meaning that the god must accrue new followers in order to rebuild his power to where it once was.
Sardior's appearance just after his resurrection was far different from the immense [[Dragon]] seen in [[Prehistory]] depictions, instead taking the shape of a slender ruby [[Dragonborn]] or wyrmling. This smaller form could be the result of the god being nearly forgotten to history for so long, meaning he would need to accrue new followers in order to build his power back to where it once was. It could also be due to his shattered [[Prehistory]] form remaining scattered amongst the planes in the form of [[Existence Crystals]], meaning he could potentially gain more power by reabsorbing these fragments found throughout the realm or even by harvesting additional fragments from across the multiverse.
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Latest revision as of 14:49, 10 May 2024

Sardior
Sardior's appearance after his resurrection.
Domains Knowledge, Trickery
Aliases Abzu, The Ruby King, The Third Pillar

Sardior, also known as Abzu, is the Dragon Deity of knowledge and trickery, and the Ruby King of Gem Dragons. He was shattered sometime in Prehistory and nearly forgotten to the ages until being resurrected in 826 PR. He presides over his Ruby Court, a divine court of five seats each representing a different type of Gem Dragon.

History[edit | edit source]

Prehistory[edit | edit source]

Prehistoric Article

This article contains information said to be from Prehistoric Times. The validity of prehistoric content is dubious at best due to poor recordkeeping in the era, and should be considered unreliable, or at best: Legend.

Sardior was one of the Four Dragons who predated the formation of Quelmar by the Creator Gods.

It is undocumented how far back in Prehistory that Sardior was shattered.

BR Era[edit | edit source]

At the start of history, only two known fragments or remnants of Abzu's existence remained in the realm: the existence of Abzcar Canyon, and the many mysterious Existence Crystals scattered across Kiston.

PR Era[edit | edit source]

The crystals of Sardior began to draw new attention in the realm when they became the focus of an emerging force of people known as the Warforged. Somehow these shards of the lost god were essential to the creation of their souls and purpose, and as a result, these people were granted a natural Draconic Boon, having the ability to hide from other Dragons of the realm. Some theorize this could be Sardior's attempt from beyond to protect all the little bits of itself left in the realm.

Resurrection[edit | edit source]

Battle of Five Lights[edit | edit source]

The ceremony to resurrect Sardior was performed in 826 PR at the five peaks of the Northern Snowy Mountains under heavy assault from a shadow-corrupted Feredemius and his army of shadow monsters. Venaleth was the only member of the Prehistory court to reclaim his original seat. Echemus, the son of Eros, took the Crystal seat after his father failed to arrive to the ceremony in time. The other court seats faced similar complications. Tuschello was dead and his soul refused to be revived, Bleucorundum arrived late to the ceremony, and Smargarg (a young Emerald Dragon the team had enlisted) failed to arrive at all. This resulted in the final seats being filled by Durian and Delphi, Harbingers by blood, as well as Spinel, Harbinger by a Sapphire boon. The power of the ceremony destroyed their original bodies and reincarnated them as Gem Dragons.

Gem Artifacts[edit | edit source]

Performing the ceremony required each court member to attune to their respective gem artifact, consisting of the Amethyst Tome, Corundum Egg, Emerald Blade, Crystal Moonwell, and Topaz Astrolabe. Once all five artifacts had been synchronized, the final step of the ceremony required the wielder of the Emerald Blade to shatter the Corundum Egg, from which Sardior would finally be resurrected. The Amethyst Tome contained precise instructions for the ceremony to be properly carried out.

These artifacts were absorbed as part of the ceremony, and an item of close personal significance to each of the reborn court members became the new gem artifacts (for example, the Selune Splinter belonging to Durian's clan transformed into the Emerald Splinter).

Additionally, an Obsidian Artifact existed which could be molded into the shape of any of the other gem artifacts, embodying its essence and allowing it to serve as a stand-in during the ceremony. This attribute became vital when the Corundum Egg was briefly stolen by Feredemius.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Prehistory[edit | edit source]

The lair of Bleucorundum holds several tapestries portraying Sardior as he appeared in Prehistory and the Four Dragons creation myth.

PR Era[edit | edit source]

Sardior's appearance just after his resurrection was far different from the immense Dragon seen in Prehistory depictions, instead taking the shape of a slender ruby Dragonborn or wyrmling. This smaller form could be the result of the god being nearly forgotten to history for so long, meaning he would need to accrue new followers in order to build his power back to where it once was. It could also be due to his shattered Prehistory form remaining scattered amongst the planes in the form of Existence Crystals, meaning he could potentially gain more power by reabsorbing these fragments found throughout the realm or even by harvesting additional fragments from across the multiverse.

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