Where is Obelus?
We have been searching for millennia.
Where are the Obeli?
We are everywhere.
The Obelus Canon is a site-wide metaplot built on the premise that nearly every single individual instrumental in shaping human history on Valucre are descendants of four siblings: Davant, Nomalis, Ingsol, and Malark.
The aim of the Obelus Canon is threefold:
- first, to explore genres that subvert the largely fantasy/adventure themes of Valucre such as sci-fi, superhero, speculative fiction, mystery, and psychological thriller.
- second, to facilitate a long-term, interconnected, character-driven international plot involving as much of the original lore of Valucre as possible, giving these more depth through character actions and player contributions.
- third, to create a hybrid roleplay-ARG experience through OOC and IC puzzles, riddles, codes and ciphers.
The Obelus Canon aims to be player-driven, with OBELUS in a facilitator role.
Integration of existing plots and lore into the Obelus Canon is encouraged.
Collaboration is key.
Three hundred years ago, two brothers and two sisters ran away from home, hearts heavy with resentment and impossible dreams. Wandering the Great Pine Barrens, the four watched a star fall from the sky.
It called itself Obelus.
In their sleep, it searched their minds. It found their deepest desires and detestations. It gifted each child what they needed — to make their dreams reality, to annihilate what they loathed.
Three hundred years hence, those of the Obeli bloodline number among the most influential individuals in human history. The knowledge of their ancestry is largely forgotten, but for a select few who guard their bloodlines’ secrets. Most only know glimpses of the Lachalom, the subconscious dream-realm shared by all of the bloodline.
Their stories are many, their lives varied. But one thing remains true; to be Obeli is to be extraordinary.
—acta non verba—
Chapter 1: The Sancturion and the Enlightened