This is a roleplaying persistent world well suited for
players both with an interest in intensive
characterization and story-based conflict as well as
considerable mechanical challenge. Average character
level is around 7 with exceptional characters
occasionally reaching level 10. Although there are
rules to prevent mindless griefing, legitimate
story-based pvp conflict is accepted and being killed
by another character almost always represents a
permanent end to your PC. If you're not certain you're
a good match for our server, spend some time reviewing
our forums or reach out to us on IRC or Discord:
|IRC:||darkmyst.org, channel #efu|
Getting Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
Note that Neverwinter Nights 2 is a different game.
In order to acquire the custom content that is mandatory to play EFU, please review this page .
All kinds of Forgotten Realms character backgrounds and all standard classes and races can work in EfU. However, bear in mind that much has been changed from canon. The best characters for EfU are ones which are richly characterized, complex in their strengths and weaknesses, and are not built simply for the purposes of optimized mechanical power.
Your Character’s Story So Far
The beginning of the end was when the Red Star rose into the night sky, and magic stopped working in the way it once had. Waves of wild magic crackled across all of Faerun, inflicting a terrible price of destruction and still birth. Doom-speakers spoke with greater certainty of the approaching end times. Magic had once been kept in check by the moderating influence of Mystra; but with Mystryl’s rebirth and a weave that refused to be controlled there was no predicting what might become possible.
Yet this catastrophe was nothing compared to the doom that came less than one year later.
Released by distant and obscure ritual, a sinuous shape of blackness rose from the south, arced across the sky in the direction of the sun. The Night Serpent Dendar, grown strong on its diet of nightmares, engulfed the sun in its terrible maw and so was this ultimate life-giving source of light and warmth extinguished.
With the Darkening, the civilisations of Faerun were plunged into chaos. The Night Serpent continued its celestial rampage, devouring many gods and destroying their realms. Violence, famine, murder, plague, and environmental collapse ruined populations. Deprived even of hope for divine rescue, the apocalyptic catastrophe resulted in near complete devastation of the surface world.
It was then that the Illithid Empire struck. Waiting with cold patience, they had first succeeded at enthralling many races of the Underdark and fashioning them, along with legions of enslaved surfacers and other monstrous creatures, into a cyclopean host of twisted thralls capable of conquering all the Planes.
Illithid servants roam uncontested upon the barren wastes of the surface. Cities are being raised to the majesty of their masters. Grotesque intellects gaze at the stars, where their counterparts plot to consume other worlds and stranger races.
Most of your kind has long since perished or been enslaved by the mind flayers, yet somehow you endured. Somehow you survived. Now you wander, alone in the wastes, searching.
Searching… searching for what?