This is a quick preview of possible upcoming plot - please leave feedback as comments (anon or not) on the main, or feel free to contact the mods (Sam or Cas) if you want to chat about anything!
The Thirty Aethyrs are actually part of real angelic / enochian lore. Each of them is represented by a symbolic description. The idea is that these Aethyrs become the new ‘seals’, much like the 66 that were used to open Lucifer’s cage. However, when all 30 Aethyrs are present, the gates to both Heaven and Hell will be unsealed, angels/archangels/demons etc. will once again be able to return to their respective domains and have full access to the powers granted by each.
Each of the Aethyrs will be attributed to a character or a specific event within the rp (your mods will keep track of which Aethyrs are for who, and which have been triggered on the main rp blog).
You will receive a notification of which Aethyr has been assigned to your character with possible suggestions of how it could be triggered and how it could manifest. It’s up to you to decide when/if this is going to happen - but be aware, the angels and demons will be looking for Aethyrs so they can open the doors again…
When the Aethyr assigned to your character is triggered, it will manifest - the trigger could be a character action, or it could depend on another character or event. This will have both an advantageous and disadvantageous effect on your character. You may lose/gain abilities depending on what your Aethyr is. The mods are happy to provide suggestions on how this could manifest (no godmodding please), or you can interpret the ‘symbolism’ of your Aethyr however you wish - remember, this should have both a ‘good’ and a ‘bad’ effect.
Sam Winchester - Aethyr number 7. The description of the Aethyr is as follows…
The stone of vision is divided with the left half dark, the right half light; a door like a keyhole in the shape of a Venus symbol opens and flames of blue, green and violet issue forth. A question concerns the key to open the lock.
…As you can see, they’re pretty ‘vague’, so they’re open for a lot of interpretation.
Triggering; Sam is always asking questions, so in relation to his Aethyr, Sam will probably find out the answer to something that has been bugging him for a long time. As soon as he gets the answer, that will trigger his Aethyr.
Manifestation; This could be taken literally or figuratively. In Sam’s case, with the ‘stone of vision’ and ‘one half light, one half dark’, it could quite literally mean he goes blind for 12 out of 24 hours.
Effects; Obviously the ‘bad’ effect would be being blind as a bat for 12 hours every day. The ‘good’ effect is that when he can see, he can see more than normal, possibly seeing into other light spectrum’s, the ability to see grace or souls or spirits etc.
Dean Winchester - Aethyr number 8. Description as follows…
A pyramid of light fills the Aethyr, and in the pyramid is the child of the union of light and darkness. Instructions are given by which may be attained the knowledge and conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.
Triggering; Dean has effectively been Sam’s ‘Guardian Angel’ his whole life, so as soon as Sam’s Aethyr is triggered, Dean’s goes right along with it.
Manifestation; In this case, it’s likely that Dean would actually gain some of his very own angelic attributes, literally turning into a Guardian Angel.
Effects; Dean is likely gonna be pissed about the whole thing and with grace suddenly at his disposal, and likely out of control he’s going to have to learn how to control both it and his temper - a little like ghost!Bobby trying to be ‘zen’ - or there will be random smiting of things. Also, with wings suddenly trying to cut out of his back, it’s not going to put him in a better mood. Good effect - Dean has his own grace to wield. Bad effect - he has to learn how to control it…
Summary / Endgame;
Hopefully this will give you some idea of how things will work with this story arc, and that you’ll enjoy playing out the effects of the Aethyr on your character. (Please be aware, the above were just examples to illustrate the possible ways this could happen and these haven’t been set in stone as of yet).
The endgame will come when 29 Aethyrs have been triggered - Aethyr number 30 is as follows…
A vast crystal cube surrounded by a sphere; about are four archangels robed in black, with wings and armour outined in white.
Which is basically the archangels coming to a head and it’s a scramble for control of both Heaven and Hell when the doors are opened… Which leads us onto something altogether new…
Feel free to feedback on this with any questions or comments…