Milan, May 2010 -“Craft of Gods” ( www.craftofgods.eu) is a 3D MMORPG, based on Slavic mythology. The world characters live in is called Akvilon, a huge world with 25 different maps. There are many wonderful places to discover, many enemies to fight and an infinite number of things to do. In Akvilon, there are deserts, desolate steppes, magical ancient forests, frozen icy plains, where the cold can even freeze your very thoughts. There are hundreds of different monsters and more than 70 unique creatures, including the legendary Serpent, fiery Dragons, and the slimy Kikimora. There are six races in the“Craft of Gods” world. Two of those races and some humans follow Svarog, while the other two races and the rest of humans worship the Black Snake. The races hate each other and battle for the world domination. Players can choose their side when they are creating and customizing their characters.
In Craft of Gods’ virtual world the social aspect has a fundamental role: players’ real time interaction will be the core of every game action: new groups will form, new alliances will rise and the opposing factions will fight each other. But the creation of this virtual world is awesomely completed day by day with the possibility to choose a profession between the many available. Players can choose between 14 different schools each one with 15 different abilities, for a total of 210 abilities that make the player really free to choose the path he wants. Players can also build their houses and villages while attending one of the 8 crafting schools and then they will be able to reply all the typical relationship of the real world.
Characters can travel through this world by foot, but they can also ride one of their pets. Pretty much any animal can be tamed. On every map, there are also dungeons: these are unexplored places, where Darkness has focused its efforts to attack the world. They are very dangerous places and exploring them will be a real challenge!
There are also some places dedicated to the battles between Light and Darkness. If a player is successful in completing a difficult task, the Gods will recognize him as a hero, and they will give him a Demigod rank, which will enhance his abilities beyond any human imagination.
There is also a mysterious race that don't want to participate in the battle between gods’ followers, but they are also important to the world’s equilibrium. They are the Atlantians, the neutral race. Atlantians’ main goal and ideology which they absorb with their mother’s milk is preservation of peace at all costs. They believe in life without compromises, even in the face of the Apocalypse. They try to bring the words of wisdom to turbulent Akvilon, and convince the inhabitants to think about their actions, as war only brings death and destruction. Motivation is the Atlantians’ strength, knowledge is their might and their wisdom lays in their ability to make their message clear to every creature. Every Atlantian understands that, sooner or later, he will have to use violence in the aims of preserving peace, but only in situations where words are useless. He knows what punishment is awaiting him for using brute force, but this is his duty and the cross that he must bear.
For centuries scientists from all over the world tried to find a location for the mysterious world of Atlantis, some over the legendary Pillars of Hercules, others in America or in Antarctica or in the Mediterranean Sea, but the answer is written in her own history: Atlantis disappeared in only one day and then reappeared in the legendary, mysterious and magic universe of Craft of Gods!
Craft of Gods Background
At the beginning there was darkness… only darkness. Creator Rod escaped from his prison by using his magical powers. He created the entire Universe, and three worlds within it - Jav, Prav and Nav, filling them with everything living. Then, by breathing out his Divine Spirit, he created the Bird Mater Sva and Svarog, the Heavenly Father.
Svarog lifted his hammer, and the world bowed to his will. Svarog created the sky and twelve columns that support it, and then Rod created the water and Great Ocean and the Alatyr Stone, the Stone of all stones, the first Stone.
In the beginning, it was small and hidden deep in waters. But Svarog saw it, was amazed at its beauty and raised it from the deep. He spoke magical words and Alatyr grew larger and larger - thus Mountain Alatyrskaya was created.
Alatyr contains the entire knowledge of Veda, mediator between gods and humans. Veda can be small and big, light and heavy, someone you know and a stranger... he simply exists.
Svarog got tired of being alone, and he smote Alatyr with his magical hammer, striking it with infinite strength. Flying sparks lit up the warm surface of the stone, and joined together to form the bodies of fiery Semargl, and Svarog Warriors, known as Ratichi. Semargl’s smoke is his flag, and fire is his horse. His path in the world is marked with a long path of black ashes. The Great Black Snake, born from the Darkness where Rod was imprisoned, looked at the world, smiled at Svarog's heaven and decided to imitate him.
He slithered towards Alatyr stone, and smote it with his black hammer.And from this demons were born, known as Dasuni. Semargl immediately felt the evil presence of the Snake and ordered Svarog to fight the evil Snake.
When Rod saw the battle, he was afraid that this conflict will cause the destruction of the world, and he decided to cut the world in half– and those halves were called Avi and Navi. Svarog and Semargl settled in Avi, and the Black Snake in Navi. And on the mountain Alatyrskaya, the place of this battle, grew a sacred tree. Its roots connected the two worlds as though with a chain. Two magical birds built their nests on this tree - Bird Alkonost on the east side of the tree, Sirin Bird on the west. But the Black Snake desired more lives and souls, and he created his soldiers and settled them over the entire world. To battle the Black Snake, Svarog created humans, but in this he made a mistake. Humans were not brave or powerful enough to conquer the Snake’s army. Then Svarog created Giants, and give them strong bodies and mighty spirits.
And so the War began....
Genere: Fantasy Publisher : Kalicanthus Entertainment Prezzo:€ 8,90 monthly subscription
Kalicanthus Entertainment ( www.kalicanthus.com ) is a MMOG developer and publisher, Italian market leader and the only Italian operator publishing online games on the most important Italian Web portals. It born in 2006 thanks the past experience of same MMO players and same employees in former Italian MMO company which join together to create through passion and job a new, big Italian referral point for the MMO market. Surely Kalicanthus is a company with the larger experience in MMO market here in Italy and his way of acting is strongly based on players, because comes from players.