Rings of Honor

Rings of Honor
The Keepers of Earth

Tower of Earth

The Tower of Earth isn't very visible as a tower, as it is embedded into the great cliff-face of the western mountains. There is no visible doorway to this tower, only a keyhole in the cliff 100' from the ground. As the Keeper approaches the doors, a stone stairwell will emerge from the cliff leading to the entrance. The Key of Earth is made of solid obsidian, set with an emerald.

Keeper of Earth Powers

So long as the Keeper carries the Key of Earth, he has access to the powers conferred by the Tower. All things that are "of the earth," sand, dirt, soil, stone and even metal, are his to command. The sole exception is brass, which "belongs" to the element of Fire. Passing through these substances is as easy as a fish swimming through water, and he does not need breath if immersed within. None of these materials may harm, or even touch, the Keeper of Earth unless he should permit it. The earth, itself, will answer to the Keeper's will, moving and flowing as he sees fit, even vanishing or appear from thin air as he sees fit. The Keeper may also transform the various sub-elements of earth to others within its class (i.e., sand can become soil, rock can become gems, steel can become lead, and so on). Earth elementals may be summoned and banished at will, and any such spirit encountered will obey the Keeper's commands. All creatures native to the earth will recognize the Keeper for who he is, and never attack him. Only free spirits or those of unique power can retain their own will. The Keeper may also transform himself into a being of any of the "earthly" elements and back to his normal form at will.

The Keeper of Earth, however, is very vulnerable to the most plentiful element of all: Air. Air itself is not harmful (as he does need to breathe) but toxic gasses and other air-based attacks will have increased effect upon the Keeper should his basic defenses be breached. Air elementals and all such creatures will know the Keeper for what he is and are likely to attack him on sight. The Keeper of Earth's powers will ebb should he ever lose contact with the earth (such as being levitated against his will) and will fail altogether should he be taken too far away from the earth which grants him his powers.

Keeper of Earth Unique Ring - Titan

Crags and mountainous spears of rock pierce the grounds of the ring, fusing and smashing against one another constantly to form a flat mid-level playing field with spindly pillars of earth rising to various upper-level platforms that tilt and could tumble with a single misplaced step, not to mention the presence of treacherous holes into the darkened and labyrinthine first level's Underdark. The Keeper and his/her opponent must battle it out while remaining aware of their surroundings, watching their footing, and making sure only to cause rockslides when it would be advantageous to do so.

The Keepers

Name Date
1st Xerzes Maureen (XerzesM) 21 September 2000 - 21 November 2000
Xerzes placed in the top four of the first Keeper tournament, choosing Earth.
Xerzes was deemed inactive and stripped of the title.
2nd Ceoz Knight (Elvessoldr) 27 November 2000 - 31 March 2002
Ceoz won the Key in the Keeper Tournament.
Defenses:
Xavier Blight was unable to press challenge, 26 April 2001
Taree, 11 July 2001
3rd Russ Strong (SinfulDawg) 23 April 2002 - 4 August 2002
4th Cassius Maxim 4 August 2002 - 16 March 2003
Defenses:
Illusia Marcine, 23 January 2003
5th Tim Enralyte (ImitationTim) 28 March 2003 - 8 June 2003
Tim won the key in the Keeper Tournament.
He abdicated to press challenge to the Archmage.
6th Xerzes Maureen (XerzesM) 2 Novemeber 2003 - 16 November 2003
Xerzes won the key in the Keeper Tournament.
Xerzes abdicated in order to press challenge to the Archmage.
7th Xerzes Maureen (XerzesM) 8 February 2004 - 5 April 2004
Defenses:
Max Blue, 17 February 2004
8th Max Blue (Vx Max Blue xV) 5 April 2004 - 22 April 2004
Max won the key from Xerzes.
Max abdicated two weeks after winning the key.
9th Harris D'Artainian (HarrisTheHeckler) 26 April 2004 - 16 November 2004
Harris won the key in the Keeper Tournament. He had a choice between Fire and Earth.
Defenses:
Vincent Smith (LunarMask), 27 May 2004
10th Max Blue (MaxOfTheBlack) 16 November 2004 - 28 February 2005
Max gained the key without a fight when Harris failed to respond to his challenge.
11th Joshua Skinner (Gork292) 28 February 2005 - 25 July 2005
Josh won the key from Max.
12th Artemus Kurgen (Lutzartemus) 25 July 2005 - 13 Feb 2006
Artemus won the key from Josh.
Defenses:
Artemus was challenged by Max Blue, but the challenge was recinded.
Vincent Smith, 16 October 2005
Vanion Shadowcast, 25 November 2005
13th Vanion Knightwood-Shadowcast (insertprofoundsn) 13 February 2006 - 31 March 2006
Vanion won the key from Artemus.
Defenses:
Vanion was challenged by Mur Ollavan, but the challenge was recinded.
Artemus Kurgen, 31 March 2006
Vanion abdicated after winning the defense.
14th Random McChanse 17 April 2006 - 25 April 2006
Random won the key in a Keeper Tournament.
15th Kelathe Skelicia 25 April 2006 - 8 July 2006
Kelathe won the key from Random.
16th Artemus Kurgen 8 July 2006 - 12 March 2008
Artemus challenged Kelathe, and she forfeited without a fight.
Defenses:
Vincent Smith, 22 September 2006
Liena Hope, 22 July 2007
Artemus voluntarily retired from the tower.
17th Xanth Van Bokkelen 18 March 2008 - 21 April 2009
Xanth won the key in a Keeper Tournament.
Defenses:
Liena Hope, 15 May 2008
18th Soerl Lute 21 April 2009 - 2 September 2009
Soerl won the key from Xanth.
Retired due to inactivity.
19th Lem DeAngelo 11 September 2009 - 7 January 2010
Lem won the key in a Keeper Tournament.
Defenses:
Guillermus Iulius Fortis, 11 November 2009
Retired to become Archmage.
20th Mart Di'Luna 19 January 2010 - 13 May 2010
Mart won the Key in a Keeper Tournament.
Retired voluntarily after becoming inactive.
21st Harris D'Artainian 19 May 2010 - Feb 3 2011
Harris won the key in a Keeper Tournament.
Defenses:
Neo Eternity, 8 January 2011
Retired to become Archmage.
22nd Vincent Smith 16 February 2011 - 19 May 2011
Vinny won the key in a Keeper Tournament.
Defenses:
Mur Ollavan, 24 March 2011
Retired to become Archmage.
23rd Shadow 22 June 2011 - 22 September 2011
Shadow won the key in a Keeper Tournament.
Retired to become Archmage.
24th Chythraul Cubuklu 26 October 2011 - 21 August 2012
Chythraul won the key in a Keeper Tournament.
Defenses:
Tasslehofl Momus, 28 November 2011
Seirichi, 6 March 2012
Sarah Matthews, 4 June 2012
Chythraul was unable to accept Sarah's challenge within the required 7 day time period.
25th Sarah Matthews 21 August 2012 - 29 November 2012
Sarah won the Earth key by defeating Vinny, who championed the Earth Tower in Chythraul's absence.
Defenses:
Jacen Balthazar, 17 October 2012
26th Jacen Balthazar 29 November 2012 - 27 February 2013
Jacen won the key from Sarah.
27th Jesse 27 February 2013 - 10 April 2013
Jesse won the key from Jacen.
28th Mur Ollavan 10 April 2013 - 31 May 2013
Mur won the key from Jesse
29th Jesse 31 May 2013 - 5 July 2013
Jesse won the key from Mur.
30th Siofra Kelley 5 July 2013 - 25 July 2013
Siofra won the key from Jesse
31st Venalia Dawnblade 25 July 2013 - 28 September 2013
Venalia won the key from Siofra.
Defenses:
Kalamere Ar'Din, 6 August 2013
32nd Colleen MacLeod-Fenner 28 September 2013 - 19 December 2013
Colleen won the key from Venalia
Defenses:
Rand al'Tan, 3 November 2013
33rd Vincent Smith 19 December 2013 - 18 January 2014
Vinny won the key from Colleen.
34th Claire Farron 18 January 2014 - 24 January 2015
Claire won the key from Vinny
Defenses:
Bile, 13 March 2014
Gren Blockman, 5 May 2014
35th Ahni Valyntine 24 January 2015 - 9 December 2015
Ahni won the key from Claire
Defenses:
Matt Simon, 7 April 2015
36th Xanth 9 December 2015 - 6 May 2016
Xanth won the key from Ahni
37th Bob 6 May 2016 - 6 September 2016
Bob won the key from Xanth
38th Jacen 6 September 2016 - 27 November 2016
Jacen won the key from Bob.
Stripped of his title due to inactivity.

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