Tantra History

Into the Realms of Tantra

The journey begins here and the way is fraught with dangers and tribulations. Infinite thrills and edge-of-your seat adventures await the gritty gamer who dare venture into the realms of Tantra. Get ready for the gaming experience of a lifetime!

Tantra is not your usual, run-of-the-mill Online Role Playing Game. With its crisp, cutting-edge 3D graphics, engrossing storyline and mind-blowing gameplay, Tantra is an enthralling cyber-gaming foray that will surely excite and captivate both hardcore gamers and newbies alike. Let your imagination ran wild as you set forth to vanquish evil and save mankind from impending doom.

Eight noble and powerful heroes are at your disposal; each one possessing colossal skills and attributes. Customize their names and appearances for that added personal touch. Equip them with armors, accessories and weapons as you annihilate the monsters and bosses with ease. More than just eye-candy, the eight tribes of Tantra are swashbuckling warriors and defenders on a daring mission.

Embark on perilous quests and be amply rewarded with a plethora of items and weapons. Trade, repair, buy items or weapons with the NPCs (non-player characters) and fellow gamers in any of the various towns. You can even form guilds or parties and fight as one massive force of destruction. All of these commands and options are easily accessible thru the use of helpful in-game shortcut keys

You can also engage in guild wars – a battle to the death for tribal supremacy. The Ashram guild master gets the added incentive of choosing the guild name and logo. If guild wars aren’t your fancy, you may opt for the God’s Warfare Area, a slam-bang spectacle where you get to defend your chosen deity (Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu). Finally, you can choose to go for the more conventional one on one battle royale with the PVP or Player vs. Player mode.

These are just a sampling of Tantra’s treasure trove. The possibilities are definitely limitless once you’ve explored and experience its multi-faceted realms. Thrills and mysteries lurk at every twist and turn. Let this game guide serve as a handy roadmap to your journey ahead.

The fate of Tantra is in your hands. Get into the game now!


The Story

Prologue

Tantra traces its roots to an ancient language used by the gods; its origins predating the dawn of mankind. The advent of life spawned an age where gods and humans peacefully co-existed. Everything was a perfect cycle of natural order, an equilibrium undisturbed for a long, long time. But an evil terror came forth to threaten this balance. Great wars erupted and cataclysmic battles between gods and humans escalated. From the horrors of war, arose a powerful evil – Mara.


Introduction

Haima Yuga: The Golden Age

A period of tranquility between gods and humans ushered in an era known as Haima Yuga or the Golden Age. This epoch saw the three high gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva living together in Shambala Castle at the Mantra Plateau. They ruled over this dominion while bringing balance and order in the realms of Tantra. For a great period of time, everything was in harmony and coordination. It seems nothing could disrupt this utopia. But then the humans began to feel restless and uneasy.

The immense superiority of the gods provoked a deep envy among humans. They were starting to question the great order of things and their reason for being. This reawakening triggered a mass exodus from the Mantra Plateau and humans scattered about to start a new life. They traveled wide and far until they finally settled into the eight regions.

Even though they migrated from the Mantra Plateau, humans never completely severed their ties with the gods. Oracles found within their settlements provided the channels from which they communicated with the gods of Mantra Plateau.

The world of Tantra was slowly taking into shape. A shared reality made possible by gods and humans united towards their vision of a utopian ideal.


The Breaking of the Three

Life was relatively idyllic and calm in the world of Tantra. However, this fragile peace was eventually extinguished by a god’s murderous rampage.

Chaos ensued when Shiva slaughtered Brahma by slitting his throat. Shiva’s motives were a great mystery to all and his treachery resulted into an imbalance within the sphere of Tantra. The Power of Three was no more.

Several heroic middle-class gods rushed to the Gates of Shambala in a desperate bid to realign the balance within Tantra. It was an exercise in futility as a mysterious and powerful force intervened, sealing the gates for all eternity. This was an ominous foretelling of the great evil heading towards the land of Tantra.

The absence of the three gods (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva) and the closure of the Gates of Shambala saw a reign of chaos and terror pervading the land. The diabolical Mantra and his legions invaded the world of Tantra from the Mantra Plateau. Caught unaware and outnumbered, the Gatekeepers, God’s own army, put up a stubborn defense but were greatly overwhelmed by the marauding forces of Mara.

Mara’s nefarious scheme was like a mysterious cloud looming over the horizon. His insidious plans a great enigma to all. The annihilation of the Gatekeepers leaves the humans to rely on their own cunning and resources. The road to redemption would have to be trudged by mankind alone.


War of the Eight Kings

With the collapse of the Gatekeeper’s defenses, the humans from the eight regions banded together for one last stand. Each region was commanded by eight noble heroes who rallied them into war. Their heroic resistance proved to be a match to Mara’s army and they went on to engage the dark forces for 1 yogi year (10 years).

The war raged on with both sides incurring massive casualties. Mara and his minions staged a desperate final assault but were eventually repulsed by the gallant humans. It turned out to be a bittersweet victory as the humans paid a terrible price for their valor. Mantra was reduced to rubbles and the eight heroes sacrificed their lives to lock away the evil Mara from Tantra for eternity.

As a fitting tribute to the eight heroes selflessness, the grateful humans renamed them as the Eight Kings. Their acts of courage became tales passed on through generations. Unfortunately, the memories of the war and the Eight Kings were eventually erased from the collective memories of the humans they once saved.


The Coming of the Dark Age

Seven yogi years (70 years) passed and the humans were gradually recovering from the effects of the terrible war. A once barren land turned into fertile grounds where new cities sprouted. They christened one of the cities Mantra Plava, the place where the descendants of the eight tribes lived in relative peace and harmony.

The untimely departure of the three gods left a gaping hole in the people’s quest for enlightenment. Many started to question the established truths and beliefs. They started to argue over the tenets of their religion including the real version of Brahma’s death. These bickering led to conflicts in ideologies which resulted into many religions being established and various questions unresolved.

In this age of confusion and discord, the fragile peace that held everything in check was beginning to unravel. Rumors about sightings of malevolent creatures spread like wildfire. Fear was creeping in on the populace and an emerging threat was lurking in the shadows. It was a widely held belief that these beings were Mara’s descendants, otherwise known as Mara’s Blood.

Sightings of Mara’s Blood became widespread, prompting the humans to leave Mantra Plava. They migrated south and began building shelters and defenses from these evil entities. Sadly, lives were still lost during this hurried evacuation.

Numerous assaults were undertaken on the lair of Mara’s Blood. These gallant attempts failed to hold back the impending threat. Devoid of the leadership of the Eight Kings and experiencing division from within, the humans were simply helpless against the evil that was about to engulf their lands.

The era of peace that pervaded for so many years was no more. A new and more vicious evil was about to unleash its fury. It was the epoch of the Dark Age – a time of unspeakable terror and evil.