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magic has a price.

anathema \ ə-ˈna-thə-mə \ noun

  1. a person or thing detested or loathed.
  2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.
  3. any imprecation of divine punishment; a curse; malediction.

ANATHEMA is a freeform writing/art rp game for hoofed characters (equine, cervine, suid, bovine, and camelid) that rewards hard character choices and puts an emphasis on collaborative, player-driven narrative.

Anathema tells the story of a kingdom protected by monster-slaying mages, and the beasts of wild magic that threaten it. Mages are the strongest weapon against abominations, but are in constant danger of being corrupted into monsters themselves; the stronger a mage is, the closer they are to a terrible transformation, and to being the quarry of the next hunt. Your character's choices determine their fate, potentially steering them toward a monstrous destiny.

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New to Anathema?

Welcome to Anathema! If you're interested in playing with us, head to the Intro to Anathema page for our rules and basic information about the game.

As you create your first Mage, the character guide and magic & corruption pages will introduce character basics, and how magic works in Anathema.

If you're feeling overwhelmed or want some help, please ask staff (or any of our ultra-friendly members!) for a hand in our Discord server anytime! We're happy to help, and hope you join us! ✨💖

Updates & Events

Event
5/8/22

Great Hunt: Paroxysm

The hunt is on the for the corrupted mage Paroxysm!

Event
5/2/22

Great Hunt: Ravenous

The hunt is on the for the corrupted mage Ravenous!

update
5/1/22

April 2022 Roundup

This month's story prompt, updates, and new arrivals!

update
4/3/21

March 2022 Roundup

This month's story prompt, updates, and new arrivals!

Event
3/12/21

Anathema Anniversary Bash!

New site, new faction, new story prompts, new shop, and more!

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since 2021

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Click above for an archive of all Anathema's past changes!

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Discord Server
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Item Shop
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Gold Bank
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Prompts
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Destiny Shrine
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Grace Shrine
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Fortune Shrine
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Staff Roster