Vigil was a world that has been protected for millennia by the Great Seal, keeping the realm free from divine influences. It was put in place after an ancient war with a corrupt god, Samael the Fallen, when it was decided that none of the gods should be able to interfere. But now, the Seal is failing, and nightmarish Monsters that had been forgotten are breaking through.
The Sun Rises on a New World
When the worlds were born, there were five gods, each endowed with a unique spark of creation. After they created Vigil, they squabbled over how to rule it, eventually retreating to realms of their own design. Centuries turned to millenia, and the gods were content with their realms and followers - all except one.
The Fallen God Samael's insatiable hunger led him and his plane of Deofol on a dark quest that would unite the realms against him. After countless wars, he met his end at the hands of the other gods and their allies. Samael's death threw the universe into disarray, as dark forces sought to ascend Deofol's throne, thinking that it would lead to their own ascent to godhood. One by one, the realms defeated the would-be conquerors, but the universe's need for a balanced pantheon could not be ignored.
What was once thought to be the result of centuries of struggle and conflict, Adayu's unraveling was not the result of madness. It was the inception of a new divine spark, awakening Adayu to a new destiny that awaits him. The awakening of a new god unleashed a wave of energy across the realms, sending them colliding into each other to form a new unified world of New Vigil. The factions adapted well to the new world, learning to work together and develop new technologies that utilize their combined strength. But Deofol had also been merged into New Vigil, corrupting heroes and twisting them into a dark army to serve the Cult's new leader, a shadowy figure from Vigil's past.
Hoping to avoid repeating history, Adayu and the other gods have retreated beyond New Vigil, leaving mortals to guide their own destiny - one to be determined not by gods, but by champions.
New Vigil is the setting for the Ascension card game by Stoneblade.