The Brothers Rune
A technadept born in Vertisa in Alm’s Third Age, Alosh was abandoned by his parents and forced to fend for himself on the rough streets of the backwater town. After a failed attempt at suicide by jumping from a rooftop, he was taken in by a group of technadepts, and quickly rose through their ranks to become one of the most powerful the underground society had ever seen. When these technadepts turned on Alosh due to jealousy, he was fought nearly to the death, and only escaped after killing them all by bizarre coincidence. After fleeing his home city, which had given him nothing but pain and suffering, he wandered Alm for years in a drunken haze, before falling in with another group of technadepts, who introduced him to the Coven of Highfair. He continued his learning there for years. While he was without question one of the most remarkable technadepts the Coven had ever seen, his brash nature kept him from ascending to the highest ranks of the organization.
When brothers Jonus and Kirin Rune brought the Solen Crucible to the Coven of Highfair, Alosh saw this as an opportunity to grasp the power that had so far eluded him in life. The easily manipulated Jonus fell prey to Alosh’s machinations, and Alosh transformed him into the terrible Jonus Contraption. Jonus’s power eventually grew too great for even Alosh to contain, however, and he was killed by his own horrible creation.
Alo was the God of the Sea from the planet’s earliest remaining mythology, The Legend.
Born from the feet of the Father of Time, Vana, after the early Dischords, Alo was responsible for vanquishing the terrible Dista’s, the first offspring of Vana, who had covered the world in smoke and fire. Originally the most powerful of Vana’s children, it was not until the Fifth Age, when Vana met the Goddess of the Universe, Trin, that Alo’s position was usurped. Alo raged and covered the world in horrible tsunamis and rainstorms as a reaction to his deposition, causing much destruction, but was ultimately appeased when Trin granted him one of her daughters, Baoulemiere, for a wife. The two were married in happy accord for millennia until the First Fall, which saw the moon goddess knocked out of her position in the sky.
Alo is still a popular figure in modern Alm, with sailors and airmen alike keeping images of him onboard for good luck.