A friend and I came up with this idea when we were screwing around with RPG Maker XP, wanted to see what you people thought about it. Here's the little lead-in/ In the beginning there was the Creator, who lived up to the name and created the world, through little more than the instinctive knowledge that existence should exist. Fait lux, the Creator created everything, ex nihilo. As the years went on, the Creator vanished from It's creation. Some say the Creator became one with the creation. Others say that the Creator never existed. Still others cried out "Our Creator sees our suffering and does nothing!" Whatever the reasons, the Celestials, the Creator's 'children', got along fine. Even after a great Earthquake ravaged Eden and split the continent in two, the Celestials were still a single people. The first the sides did was build crude boats to sail across the channel and trade and socialize with their brethren. Eastern Eden and Western Eden were still one. As time went by though, the physical divide extended to a social one. Soon the Celestials became two people separated by a channel instead of one. The Celestials in the East became known as the Angels, the Celestials in the West became known as Demons. Their minor differences grew, and trouble brewed into conflict. No one knows who threw the first assault, but the First Celestial War ended in Eastern Eden, in the fields of Tir na Nog. Michael, leader of the Angelic Celestials fought his twin brother Lucifer in single combat. Michael clipped his brother in the leg, Lucifer fell, his sword knocked away. Michael had defeated his brother, and in doing so the Demonic Celestials. The war was over, and the Demons were exiled to Hell. Under the guidance of Lucifer, the Demons made the best of their situation and built the city of Pandemonium in Hell's Elysium Fields. Suffering from their defeat though, the great city slipped into a depression. Azazel, Lucifer's lieutenant during the War, blamed his captain for the depression, as well as the defeat. Azazel swayed popular opinion, and the Demons rebelled against their leader. Once more Lucifer was banished from the world he had helped create. Now, Years later another Celestial War is on the rise. Metatron, the "voice of the Creator" foresees the coming of the Riders, Four Celestial Horsemen, neither Angel nor Demon, Heralds of Rebirth or Destruction. The creature Apollyon has begun to stir. A strange child named Yeshuah has began to tend to Metatron. The War is coming, and both sides need someone to tip the scales: The missing Lucifer. ----------------------------------------------------- Characters Metatron- a young girl who either knows the will of the Creator, or is deeply disturbed. She speaks in riddles and metaphors and lives in Empyrea, Heaven's capital. Yeshuah-An orphaned child who cares for Metatron Michael- Head of the Angelic Celestials, Adonai to the Angels, Satan to the Demons. He knows his brother may be the only one who can stop Azazel. Gabriel- Michael's second in command Azazel- The new leader of the Demonic Celestials, Adonai to the Demons, Satan to the Angels. He also knows that Lucifer will tip the scales in his favour. Araqiel- Azazel's second in command Apollyon- A creature from the Abyss, his only purpose to destroy the world and devour existence. Amity/Strife- The First Rider, mounted on a white Horse and carrying a bow. Peace/War- The Second Rider, mounted on a Red Horse and carrying a sword. Famine/Feast- The Third Rider, bearing a scale and riding a black horse. Life/Death- The Final Rider, mounted upon a pale green horse and carrying a scythe.