Trials of the Seven Heroes
Legendary ruler of the world, and of A Thousand and One Worlds. It is said that in times long past the Purple Emperor became ruler of all the world now know as the Capitol, and from there, rode his mighty stallion across the walls of the worlds, establishing in a single day (or a single day and a night) the massive collation of worlds that, until somewhat recently, it was possible to travel to. His empire was unchallenged, except by the gods, who he turned against, and in his power and rage destroyed one of, the god of death. Ever since, the worlds have been plauged by ghosts. His knights, the Purple Riders, were sworn to continue in his task, and kill all the gods. What became of the Purple Emperor is unknown; his reign was a thousand years ago, and after his fall, the worlds were no longer united under any one ruler, but instead splintered into thousands of seperate polities. A cult of his followers has persisted, most often in secret, ever since, waiting for the prophecied return of their ruler, who now appears to be a young man by the name of Gavan, one of the Seven Heroes.