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Virindi Exemplar

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The Virindi (alternative spelling: Virin'di[1][2]) are a mysterious race shrouded by cloak and mask. They are known for their mastery of Planar Magic,[3] their ruthless logic[3], and their experimentations on "meatlings".[3]

Notable Virindi include: Aerbax, Levistras, and Claude the Archmage.

History

The origins of the Virindi are unknown.[3] The only official theory is that they are residents of Portal Space.[3]

Early Dereth History

No Empyrean texts have been discovered which mention contact with the Virindi prior to The Sundering. Asheron himself has stated that the Virindi arrived on Dereth far after the Sundering,[3] and prior to the arrival of any of the other races.[3][4] Some point after their arrival (it is not clear when) the Virindi fought with Asheron over something and lost.[3][4] The circumstances and cause of the conflict are unknown.[3]

Despite Virindi arriving before all of the other displaced races, it seems as though humanity was not aware of them for some time. This is perhaps due to the fact that humans spent their first 15 years fighting against the Olthoi, a conflict which seemed to take place mostly on Osteth, and as late as 10 PY most Virindi sightings were in the Direlands.[5] The earliest documented human encounter with Virindi is that of Lord Cambarth's meeting and subsequent trading with a Virindi using the Isparian identity of Lord Sarvaen, which occured on Frostfell 4th in the 13th year of Cambarth's Exile and lasted up to Seedsow 22nd, in the 15th year of Cambarth's Exile[6] Throughout Cambarth's Journal, he only refers to Sarvaen as the "Thing" and never as a Virindi,[6] possibly indicating that neither he nor his workers had ever encountered a Virindi before. It is not clear what the conversion is between Cambarth's year of exile system and the portal year system. However, the events with Sarvaen had to occur after 0 PY, since Cambarth had a Gharu'ndim associate named Asjan who was from Qalaba'r, and the Gharu'ndim people did not begin to arrive and settle until after the death of the One Queen.[7]

Tumeroks

At some point prior to 0 PY,[8][9] the Virindi discovered the Tumeroks trapped on Marae Lassel.[8] The young Tumerok rebel Aranpuh was the first to be altered by the Virindi (possibly by Aerbax itself[10]) to look more human. After Aran successfully took control of the Hea tribe of Tumeroks and gained the name Hea Arantah, all of his new tribesmen were altered in the same way. At some point after the alteration of the Hea, but before the Hea invaded the mainland (though after 0 PY[11][12]) Lilitha was captured by Hea Temenua on Marae Lassel.[13] She was given to the Virindi, who told the Hea, "Here are the ones we have gifted you in the image of. Behold! We will open Wind and Light to you, that you may go among their holdings. Bring them to us. We wish to understand them, and the one they are protected by."[13]

In the early years after the defeat of the The One Queen[8][9] (the exact date is unknown, some time between 0 PY[8][9] and 7 PY[14]) Tumeroks first began to attack human settlements. It wasn't until Leafcull, 12 PY when Marae Lassel was opened that humans discovered the true nature of the relationship between Tumeroks and Virindi.

The Fourth Sending of Darkness

The Virindi were one of the parties joining forces to defeat the Ilservian Palacost. At that time, the New Directive was not yet formed.[15] In the month of Frostfell, P.Y. 11, a desperate alliance formed between Asheron, the Virindi, the undead Dericost, a rogue follower of Bael'Zharon named Isin Dule, and the Isparians. The Virindi refused to give up the Fragment of the Singularity, which could be used to defeat Bael'Zharon, but the alliance managed to obtain this item anyway. Bael'Zharon was driven off of this plane of existence, but he was not destroyed.[16] [17]

The Rise of the New Singularity

See also the separate article on the Directive and New Directive factions.

In Portal Year 12, during the The Rise of the New Singularity Story Arc, Levistras and other Virindi such as Aerbax and Adirred the Theoretican rebelled against the Singularity, the core of Virindi existence in portal space. They were straining against the constrictions of the race's communal mind, and were largely responsible for the aggression against humanity. They sought ways to free themselves totally from dependence on the “Singularity” – where the race evidently resides – and separate themselves from the shared Virindi consciousness, the “Quiddity.” They called themselves the New Directive and were determined to keep their individuality at all costs.[18][19][20] In the course of the process of establishing the New Singularity, factions split off from from Levistras and his group.[21][22][23][24]

The resulting war between their minions and Virindi forces loyal to the Singularity nearly destroyed Isparian civilization on Dereth. The Singularity sought to wipe Dereth clean of life to ensure that this never occurred again, and the New Directive's goal of creating a New Singularity would have destroyed Dereth as we know it.[18]

In the end, the Virindi were no match for Isparian strength. With the assistance of Ecorto the Lost Director, who was instigated by Candeth Martine[25], Isparians stormed the Seat of the New Singularity and slew Levistras. [18][26][27]

Aerbax & Favored Sons

See also the separate article on Aerbax and the Aerbax's Virindi faction.

Apostate Virindi

See also the separate article on the Apostate Virindi faction.

After time, the Virindi, under leadership of "The Consul"[28] determined that Levistras failed in its construction of a New Singularity because it was unaware of the spatial and temporal potential of the energy contained within the ore used. Levistras sought to build a New Singularity from imperfect materials. The Consul and its peers calculated that a mass of Aetherium would retain and diffuse portal energy at a rate a thousand times more efficient than Pyreal. It was determined that a large array of Aetherium could serve as the center of critical mass for the New Singularity.[29]

After the Virindi discovered the use of Aetherium for establishing a New Singularity, they called upon their former allies, the Gotrok Lugians, to direct the excavations. Preliminary investigations also revealed that the artifacts at the site containing Aetherium were remnants of a long-thought-vanished race of mechanical entities from an unknown world. The Virindi also believed that, if these entities could be reproduced or reconstructed, they would make superior servitors and guardians. These subverted Gear Knights were seen as a possibility to replace the Renegade Tumeroks and Lugians, since the Renegades were deemed as "too unreliable". [29]

Their mingling with portal space resulted in quite a few notable temporal disturbances.[30] Geraine, Aerfalle and Rytheran cooperated with the Apostate Virindi to disturb the Ley Lines and change the timelines.[31] [32] Together with Ben Ten, Harlune investigated the activities of the Apostate Virindi and Aerfalle's involvement with the disturbances in the ley lines.[33][34]

Culture

There are two important aspects to the Virindi culture: the Quiddity and the Singularity. The Quiddity is a shared consciousness that all Virindi are connected to.[3][35] The Singularity the place where the Virindi race resides.[35]

Texts

Directive and New Directive Texts
Atual Arutoa (Rumor) Icon Atual Arutoa (Rumor)Aun Enemies Icon Aun EnemiesText Icon Parchment Dirrich's JournalText Icon Parchment Edicts of the QuiddityText Icon Parchment Edicts of the SingularityHea Tuperea's Reedsharks Icon Hea Tuperea's ReedsharksText Icon Parchment Translated Inculcation Cells NoteText Icon Parchment Mask Clan NoteText Icon Parchment Mount Lethe DirectionsOrb of Clarity Icon Orb of ClarityPack Levistras Icon Pack LevistrasQuiddity commands Icon Quiddity commandsText Icon Parchment Scrawled Note (Aerbax Laboratory)Text Icon Parchment Simulacra RumorText Icon Parchment Translated Sotiris NoteText Icon Blue Letter The Tah of AhurengaText Icon Book Torn Journal (First Half)Text Icon Book Torn Journal (Second Half)Text Icon Parchment Translated Asteliary Crafter's NoteText Icon Parchment Translated Northern Infiltrator NoteText Icon Parchment Translated Singular Chorizite NoteText Icon Parchment Translated Singular Obsidian NoteText Icon Parchment Translated Singular Pyreal NoteText Icon Parchment Translated Southern Infiltrator NoteText Icon Parchment Translated Virindi Envoy's NoteText Icon Parchment Scrawled Note (Translation)Text Icon Parchment Translated Tumideon NoteVirindi Weapons Icon Virindi WeaponsVirindi on the Plateau Icon Virindi on the PlateauText Icon Parchment Virindi's Note
Martine Texts
A Crumpled Note Icon A Crumpled NoteA Cryptic Note Icon A Cryptic NoteText Icon Book A Dry Withered Leather Bound JournalA Folded Note Icon A Folded NoteText Icon Book A Journal by MartineText Icon Book A MeetingText Icon Parchment A Near Illegible NoteAn Unsigned Message Icon An Unsigned MessageText Icon Book DenouementText Icon Book FacilitationText Icon Book InterludeJosef's Wish List Icon Josef's Wish ListMenacet's Orders Icon Menacet's OrdersPack Martine Icon Pack MartineText Icon Book Puppet ShowText Icon Book StorytellingText Icon Book The BeginningThe Weapons of the Singularity Icon The Weapons of the Singularity
Aerbax Texts
A Note from Aerbax Icon A Note from AerbaxText Icon Scroll CodaText Icon Book Destructions and BeginningsText Icon Parchment DirectivesText Icon Book Energy SourceExecution Log of Strathelar Modification Icon Execution Log of Strathelar ModificationText Icon Book FailureHarker's Journal Icon Harker's JournalHarker's Orders Icon Harker's OrdersText Icon Parchment Hidden NoteText Icon Parchment Inner Sea DirectiveText Icon Parchment Instructions (Monouga Feeding Pit)Text Icon Parchment Letter to NomeaMonouga Experiment Log Icon Monouga Experiment LogText Icon Book Observations and Instructions: Dojiro SangiText Icon Book Observations: Harraag (Attuned)Text Icon Book Observations: Harraag (Unattuned)Olthoi Experiment Log Icon Olthoi Experiment LogOrb of Clarity Icon Orb of ClarityText Icon Book Parallax AuguriesText Icon Book Personal Research Notes: TuskersText Icon Parchment Piece of Paper (Translated)Text Icon Book Research Notes: "Children of Darkness"Text Icon Book Research Notes: MattekarText Icon Book Research Notes: MosswartRheaga's Journal Icon Rheaga's JournalText Icon Parchment Tanada House of Water OrdersText Icon Book The MirrorText Icon Parchment Translated Black Water Watcher's ShardText Icon Parchment Translated Shadow Artifex ShardText Icon Parchment Translated Thief of Dreams Message ShardTusker Experiment Orb Icon Tusker Experiment Orb
Apostate Texts
Text Icon Parchment Apostate Excavation Master's OrdersText Icon Parchment Apostate Orders

Internet Articles

Factions

Items

Weapons
Aerbax's Defeat Icon Aerbax's DefeatAsteliary Orb Icon Asteliary OrbEnergy Crystal Icon Energy CrystalImbued Asteliary Orb Icon Imbued Asteliary OrbQuiddity Orb Icon Quiddity OrbQuiddity Weapons Icon Quiddity WeaponsQuintessence Sickle Icon Quintessence SickleRift Orb (Tenebrous Rift) Icon Rift Orb (Tenebrous Rift)Rift Orb (Umbral Rift) Icon Rift Orb (Umbral Rift)Shard of Harraag's Dagger (Weapon) Icon Shard of Harraag's Dagger (Weapon)Sharpened Virindi Scalpel Icon Sharpened Virindi ScalpelSickle of Azaxis Icon Sickle of AzaxisSingularity Weapons Icon Singularity WeaponsVirindi Implant (Purple) Icon Virindi Implant (Purple)Virindi Implant (Red) Icon Virindi Implant (Red)Virindi Scalpel Icon Virindi ScalpelWhite Virindi Wand Icon White Virindi WandYellow Virindi Wand Icon Yellow Virindi Wand
Armor
Doll Mask Icon Doll MaskEnergy Crown Icon Energy CrownEnhanced Energy Crown Icon Enhanced Energy CrownMartine's Mask Icon Martine's MaskMartine's Robe Icon Martine's RobeMask of the Depths Icon Mask of the DepthsNexus Crawler's Mask Icon Nexus Crawler's MaskObsidian Director's Mask Icon Obsidian Director's MaskShroud of Levistras Icon Shroud of LevistrasVirindi Consul Mask Icon Virindi Consul MaskVirindi Desecrator Mask Icon Virindi Desecrator MaskVirindi Inquisitor's Mask Icon Virindi Inquisitor's MaskVirindi Mask Icon Virindi MaskVirindi Profatrix Mask Icon Virindi Profatrix MaskVirindi Shroud Icon Virindi ShroudVisage of the Shadow Virindi Icon Visage of the Shadow Virindi
Accessories
Band of Shielding Icon Band of ShieldingCirclet of Shielding Icon Circlet of ShieldingDark Amber Ring Icon Dark Amber RingDark Ruby Ring Icon Dark Ruby RingDark Sapphire Ring Icon Dark Sapphire RingDoll's Eye Icon Doll's EyeRing of Shielding Icon Ring of ShieldingVirindi Servant's Amulet Icon Virindi Servant's Amulet
Decorations
Pack Aerbax Icon Pack AerbaxPack Levistras Icon Pack LevistrasPack Virindi Icon Pack Virindi
Miscellaneous
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References

  1. 2000/12 The Child of Daralet - Asheron's Missive
  2. 2000/12 The Child of Daralet - Asheron's Second Missive
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 2001/11 Dark Majesty - Bestiary: Virindi
  4. 4.0 4.1 2001/11 Dark Majesty - Ages of the Empyrean
  5. 1999/11 Release - Zone Bestiary - The Virindi
  6. 6.0 6.1 1999/11 Release - Torn Journal
  7. 1999/11 Release - Asheron's Call Manual p. 27 - Samsur
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 2001/11 Dark Majesty - Bestiary: Tumeroks
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 1999/11 Release - History of Fort Witshire
  10. 2003/01 The Slumbering Giant - Destructions and Beginnings
  11. 2001/11 Dark Majesty - Lilitha's Bow
  12. 2001/11 Dark Majesty - The Legend of Lilitha
  13. 13.0 13.1 2001/11 Dark Majesty - The One Named Lilitha
  14. 1999/11 Release - Asheron's Call Manual p. 25 - Rithwic
  15. 2001/04 A Reign of Stone - Scrawled Note (Aerbax Laboratory)
  16. 2004/04 - On Bended Knee - Pack Bael'Zharon
  17. 2007/10 Masked Memories - Delving into Claude's Mind#Lore & Dialog
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 2004/11 On Bended Knee - Pack Levistras
  19. AC:DM CD Lore/Historical Overview/Portal Year 12 - The Rise of the New Singularity
  20. 2001/07 Lost in the New Horizon - Dirrich's Journal
  21. 2001/09 Keep Your Enemies Closer - Simulacra Rumor
  22. 2001/09 Keep Your Enemies Closer - Translated Northern Infiltrator Note
  23. 2001/09 Keep Your Enemies Closer - Translated Southern Infiltrator Note
  24. 2001/09 Keep Your Enemies Closer - Translated Asteliary Crafter's Note
  25. 2001/10 The Widening Gyre - Teaser
  26. 2001/10 The Widening Gyre - Recap
  27. 2001/10 The Widening Gyre -New Singular Repositories#Lore & Dialog
  28. 2009/03 Who Watches the Virindi? - Teaser
  29. 29.0 29.1 2009/08 Reclamation - Apostate Excavation Master's Orders
  30. 2010/10 Hopes and Fears - Empyrean Rescue Quest#Lore & Dialog
  31. 2010/05 Celebration - Announcements - 2010/05 - Celebration#Rollout Article
  32. 2011/03 Hidden In Shadows - Announcements - 2011/03 - Hidden In Shadows#Rollout Article
  33. 2009/06 Old Ghosts - Teaser
  34. 2009/08 Reclamation - Rollout Article
  35. 35.0 35.1 2001/11 Dark Majesty - Portal Year 12 - The Rise of the New Singularity
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