The champions – the player characters in the Age of Legends tabletop role-playing – are ordinary mortals chosen by the gods. The mortal has no choice in this. When a god a calls, a mortal answers or faces a terrible fate for defying the divine will. For some mortals it may rescue them from slavery or a similarly wretched experience. Yet others will have happy lives with families they must abandon so they can obey the will of the gods.
The artwork features in the Archetypes section which provides the players with templates for different types of characters. It is a quick way of creating characters which is a great introduction for new players who may be overwhelmed by the choosing from all the character paths in the game.