The ordination of Shaitan took place in the ninth century of Avalon's post-divine war period. His contender in Ordination was Gandalf, Prince of Mercinae and member of the mystics guild. Supporting Shaitan were the followers of Nostradamus, god of darkness, and Mephisto, god of the night - his people were the Thakrians, the Gaurthangis and the evil doers. On Gandalf's side were the Mercinaens and the Parrians, the followers of Apollo, and Orthwein. Shaitan was first to obtain the amethyst, and the method he employed to keep it was simple; he waited, surrounded by the rituals of Singe, and the swords of Morgan, and Ammon, for Gandalf and his allies to launch some assault.
Surprisingly few times did the good people pull together sufficiently to even worry their opponents, and only by the guile of Sebastien the Parrian were Singe's rituals dislodged even for a time. While Gandalf and his second, Ithakus, remained without ideas and direction, the evil doers continued to hold onto the amethyst. It was only towards the end of the three hour period that Taliesin, a relatively new young Rogue managed to generate a little momentum. A few times he made forays into the rituals of Singe and the defences that Shaitan had built up - each time unsuccessful in stealing the amethyst from Shaitan and fleeing.
However, with but a minute to go of the three hours, Taliesin made one final run into the village of North Ogg where the evil group had gathered to hold onto the amethyst. Taliesin kept his head and dove into the fray, attacked on all sides by the rituals, Shaitan and his entourage of demons. Before the Morgan and Ammon (the swordsmen) could react, Taliesin had taken the amethyst from Shaitan. With seconds to go, Taliesin rushed away from North Ogg. The three hours ran out, and all across the land Shaitan's supporters rejoiced, little knowing that their leader did not hold the gem.
Taliesin held it - and he had only to take it to Gandalf, and the Prince of Mercinae would hold aloft the sceptre of the divinities instead. Fate did not favour the good folk, though, for Gandalf was standing inside by a seeing stone and Taliesin could not use his traversal magic to go to him without losing the amethyst. So while Gandalf realised the situation and began to move out of doors, and Shaitan panicked, Sir Morgan chased Taliesin out of North Ogg and attacked him just south of the village.
Taliesin could not escape the blades of the Guildmaster of the Cavaliers and was slain. The amethyst tumbled to the ground and before Gandalf's supporters could take the gem, Morgan had the presence of mind to pick it up and sprint back to North Ogg, where Shaitan still waited. Morgan handed over the amethyst and the Ordination was over.
Shaitan had prevailed by the skin of his teeth, and he was Ordained at the Rock Pinnacle and became, first, The Messiah, and then Lazarus, the god of pain.