Corvus (Lore)

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Corvus (formerly known as Knaifu or Red by the community) is high-ranking secret operative in the Magistrate and the son of Karne, the grand magister of the Magistrate. He as the Magistrate's Blade was a tool for the Magistrate`s purpose. He rose to the ranks of the Magistrate and worked for a few Tribunal Judges. During his time, he experienced some things that were closed to the public eye, horrible things that came from the Supernaturals and the Abyss. Due to his experience with supernatural encounters, he was now firmly involved in such encounters at the Magistrate. For this reason he became an expert of abyssal powers and developed his own. After he was tricked by the Abyss by releasing Raum, which cost him his reputation in the Magistrate, he was sent to exile. Now he wants to fight and directly control the Abyss and supernatural elements of the Realm. [1] He still feels connected to the Magistrate, but now he makes his own decisions.

Name[edit | edit source]

Before he was officially named, the community had named him "Knaifu the Waifu Stealer", or simply "Knaifu" due to his initial appearance with a knife, along with his "stealing" of Abby to sacrifice to the Abyss in Rise of Furia. He was also known in the community as "The Unknown" or "Red". Thunderbrush had referred to him as "Coat-Guy" .

In-Game Lore[edit | edit source]

The most difficult decisions test even the strongest of wills, but his will has never wavered, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. He is Corvus, The Magistrate’s Blade. He is the son of Karne, the powerful leader of the Magistrate, but it is by his own merit that he has earned the absolute loyalty of his men and instilled fear in his enemies.

A charismatic leader and brilliant tactician, Corvus will stop at nothing to see his goals realized: a peace to surpass that of the Golden Age, under the Magistrate’s rule. With the near-limitless energy of the Abyss, bent to his iron will, and those soldiers still loyal to his vision of peace, he is doing what no other is capable of. By his own strength, the Resistance will fall, and peace will be forged for the Realm’s citizens, with or without their cooperation.

History[edit | edit source]

Rise of Furia[edit | edit source]

Believing the Abyssal portal in the village of Seris demanded to be fed, Corvus would arrive to offer the girl known as Abyy to the Abyss; though there was resistance from her sister Sarah, she was not strong enough to prevent Abby from being taken. Corvus would offer Sarah a lock of her sister's hair, before proceeding with the sacrifice. However, it soon became apparent that the Abyss did not hunger for a soul to satiate its hunger, but for a body. The Abyss was unleashed, and the village was completely destroyed; Corvus one of the few to survive, protected by an unknown force.

Shattered Goddess Return[edit | edit source]

At a later point, Corvus would lead his troops deep into the Shattered Desert, likely hoping to use the shards of the moon that had fallen there centuries ago, in order to defeat the Resistance and end the war. However, he would come into conflict with the Resistance yet again while in the desert city of Bazaar, the battle causing immense destruction. Despite having led the Resistance to Bazaar in order to change history, Atlas still struggled to match the power of Corvus' troops. It was here at the urging of her contemporary, Jenos, that the goddess of the moon, Io, would come out of hiding and protect her people.

Releasing Raum[edit | edit source]

After the battle at Bazaar, Corvus had barely escaped with his life. Shaken by the Resistance seemingly having two gods on their side, Corvus was desperate for a solution. The Abyss took advantage of this desperation, using the body of the girl sacrificed at the village of Seris, she offered him immense power from the Abyss; control over an Abyssal Lord. She tricked him into opening a portal, releasing Raum into the Realm, who would later come to battle with the warrior, Tiberius. This action cost him his reputation in the Magistrate, and after being tried for his crimes, was exiled from the group. Furious at the Abyss for deceiving him, and also disappointed in the Magistrate for not seeing the reasons behind his actions, Corvus created his own group, one that he intends to use in order to control the Abyss, and bring about a new golden age of peace unlike any seen before, no matter the costs.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Seris[edit | edit source]

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Journal Pages[edit | edit source]

Page 1[edit | edit source]

I've earned their respect, and I have been invited to join the Judges with an honorary place at the cadet's table, but I'm struggling to come to terms with the medal they're (short indecipherable portion scratched out) awarding me for "bravery" on our patrol. It's hollow. I never would have imagined such a monstrous thing could exist in the Realm. So many lives were lost. What does 'bravery' matter if I failed to bring everyone home? Apparently, it has also earned me some new assignment that everyone refused to speak about. None of it matters, though. As long as in a month from now, this new position gives me the power I need to keep my people safe.

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Page 2[edit | edit source]

They say the most difficult decisions test the strongest of wills. Mine was tested today. Nobody but I understood why it had to be done - that this was the one chance to save everyone. One girl's life was to be given at the exchange for the entire town's - but in the end, it didn't matter. The entire city of Seris was destroyed by the Abyssal explosion that her death was meant to prevent. It is m my burden duty to protect as many as I can. If deciso decisions like this mean that the people I seek to protect despise me, then at least they are alive to do so.

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Page 3[edit | edit source]

I had to try. How many lives have been lost already? How many under my command had died in this endless conflict with the misguided 'Resistance'?

This was meant to turn the tides - an Abyssal Lord under Magistrate control would have ended things quickly. The Resistance, with their star-god and the moon goddess; their vision will see the Ma Magistrate gone, and with it, the Realm. So I did what I needed to be done.

That lying oracle took advantage of our desperation. She whispered her lies, and I believed them. No more. All I've done in service of the Realm, and the Magistrate, and this was no different. I'll be the one to fix this, all of it.

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Page 4[edit | edit source]

So it has come to this. I've been tried for my "crimes" against the (short indecipherable portion scratched out) Magistrate and the people. This morning, I heard them list off why I should be chastised, and I laughed. They have no idea what this Realm needs to survive.

I now control power my father has deemed "unfit" for humanity; my men still stand by me. Only I have the strength. Only I have the willpower to bend the Abyss. No more proxies. No more lies. I will put the Resistance in its place and usher in an age of prosperity the likes of which this Realm has never bef before seen.

I will do what must be done.

For the Magistrate.

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Videos[edit | edit source]

Corvus Champion Teaser[edit | edit source]

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A sacrifice was meant to save the town of Seris, but... I couldn't save everyone. The Abyss always wants more. Thousands of lives... gone. But I survived. Something... protected me. I knew this power could end the war, could save the Realm. But... the lying oracle tricked me, and these horrors I've unleashed, are worse than any war. The Abyss is volatile, deadly. But by my own hands, it will bend. For I am Corvus, son of Karne! I will control the Abyss and I will save this Realm! For the Magistrate.

Releasing Raum[edit | edit source]

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Another failure. Another weak man, desperate for a solution. No matter the costs. They turn to us. They always do. And they always regret it. No man can control the Abyss! No man can control Raum!



Lore

Affiliation
Resistance (aka Paladins)  •  Magistrate  •  The Abyss  •  Darkness  •  Neutral

Directions
Anti-Abyss  •  Anti-Darkness  •  Nature Protectors

Groups
Corvus' Group  •  Deepwerks  •  Eternal Pyre  •  Followers of Io  •  House Aico  •  Outer Tribunal  •  Paladins (Former)  •  Red River Orcs  •  Sentinels  •  Summer Court  •  Thousand Hands Guild  •  Warders  •  Wekono

Noteworthy Items
Crystals  •  Warder's Key  •  Warder's Relic

The Realm
Abyss  •  Aico Tundra  •  Crosswind Hold  •  The Eight Oceans  •  Enchanted Forest  •  Greenwood  •  Lunar Coast  •  Seris (Village)  •  Temple Isles  •  Trade Row  •  Warder's Watch

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Complete Timeline
Complete Timeline

Time Periods
The Age of the Paladins  •  The Golden Age  •  The Age of Resistance  •  The Lost Future

Notable Events
Dragon Scourge  •  Goblin Scourges  •  Golden Age  •  Crystal War  •  Koga's Revenge  •  Destruction of Seris  •  The Fight of Ascension Peak  •  Warders Return  •  The Fight of the Shattered Desert  •  Shattered Goddess Return  •  The Summoning of Raum  •  The Darkness Released

Other
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