World Locations

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Areas and locations you can visit.

Myth & Magic

Myths and Magical tales and facts from around the realm.

The Provinces

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Each province has a great and long history behind them

The Great Houses

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See the Great houses you can work for and influence.

The Characters

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See the characters you will meet on your adventures.

The History of the Old World

2015-01-08_08.29.47The old world is an ancient and strange place. Mighty Empires rule the lands and Huge Towns dominate their surroundings. Kings Queens, empresses and emperors strive to create bigger and better civilisations in the old world, outdoing their neighbours with the splendour of their cities.

The nations strive to expand, and the frontier lands have become a violent place, Towns and nations hold little sway over the new world, and life is hard for the settlers.

The priests of the many gods preach to the unconverted, bringing them into the benign folds of the watchful deities, and the citizens of the Empire go about their business as they have for hundreds of years.

But below the surface, a darkness has begun to stir, unrest has spread like wildfire in the far lands. Rumours of a long forgotten god have once again been heard in the dark places of the world.

The undead have begun to rise and wander the lands in search of mortal victims, evil infections have begun to spread throughout the land claiming innocent souls who are afflicted with the curses, turning them into ravenous beasts or blood sucking shadows.

The Empire is at a turning point, will it fall to the onslaught of evil, or will it be the shining beacon of hope to it’s citizens.

My approach was carefully observed. This was not a Hold unused to watching its boundaries. I got the impression that if I’d been one of his cousins, our meeting would’ve been swift and bloody. That is, if I’d been allowed to find the passage at all. As it was, he was polite and efficient, and he knew well the current market for everything he offered. Clearly their isolation is not because of fear, and certainly not disinterest. Among his wares, I saw the latest fabrics and volumes by a poets three centuries dead. This only added to my doubt of the official year of Kal’Valammars “rediscovery” as declared by the Assembly of Re-Education and Propagation. I didn’t mention this to my host. As curious as I was, there was an undercurrent I found unsettling. I must stress that he and his helpers were professional and honest throughout. But there was something I can’t describe. While he remained hooded the entire time, he looked me square in the eye when our deal was struck, unashamed.

Trading With Kal'Valammar

On meeting Zeidan Kazimir in Kal'Valammar, excerpted from the journals of Durid Noblemaul Silvermane, noble merchant-scholar.

The race to the west

21st June 1650

The race to the west

With the decline of the slavers after their great defeat in the central seas, the great houses and nations are once again prospering, and with the new found wealth are expanding their horizons. The discovery of a large elven settlement on an island in the western seas, has prompted the rush to colonise islands there.

The Rise Of the Slavers

7th February 1635

The Rise Of the Slavers

The empire was at peace the realms united in harmony, nobody realised a series of small events would pave the way to instability once more, the oracles school fell into ruin and disease, the slave revolt in Althiem pushed the slavers guild to look further afield for their wares, and were stronger than any anticipated! Bands of slavers and fleets of cage bearing ships suddenly arrived at the shores of many unsuspecting towns… The fight to defend liberty has begun!

The Age Of Peace

20th December 1620

The Age Of Peace

The internal conflicts in the Empire settle down and the Varden and the rebellion make their peace, however temporary, with the Imperial court. To the east the land of Helion still rages against the Emperor but that is far enough away for most to forget. The Oracles Waypoint school starts a new age of learning and cooperation. The peace and prosperity only slightly marred by rumours of the resurgence of the evil slave trade within the Riek. For now there is a rest to war.

The Great Divide

27th October 1607

The Great Divide

The Rebellion suffered a great setback after their failed attack on Rivenhall, The defeat there cost them many soldiers and materiel, and public support began to wane. The chieftains argued over the loss of the rebel forts surrounding the city and what plans should be made, and finally split from the rebellion. The loss of a single clan hit the rebels hard, and the majority of them left the alliance and went their own way, forming independent groups, some hostile, others not.  Smaller attacks from the independent clans became common, but the main threat to the Empire had subsided… for now.  

The Rebels Attack

2nd August 1607

The Rebels Attack

The Rebellion gathers enough support across the world to form armies and start to assault the towns of the empire. Starting with the assault on the southwoods at the heart of the empire, The rebels found an ancient stone they were searching for, withdrawing suddenly from the battlefield to the surprise of the imperial troops. The stone was later user to terrible effect by the rebel arch-mage on the town of Brightland, a loyal imperial town, as a demonstration of the power of the rebellion..

The Taxation of the Nations

8th February 1600

The Taxation of the Nations

Despite the years of calm in the world the eastern Isles and the Empire continue to bicker and fight on the borderlands, to fund the continual expense of war, the Empire levied a tax on all towns and cities in the Empire, so it could itself share in the new found wealth uncovered by the trade guilds. Many residents did not like this, and formed an alliance against the Empire, attacking imperial ships carrying tax revenue inspectors. The Empire responded branding these brigands outlaws, but to the general populace they were known as the rebellion. The fight still wages today, not just on the eastern fringes but throughout the land and on the seas around the old world…

Imperial Age

26th May 1590

Imperial Age

Out of all the great family houses in the world, one rose above all others. House Raglan helped restore the peace to the world and from their lands in the north of the realm claimed the throne. With the support of other ruling houses, they formed the provinces into what is now The Empire. A force for good the Empire have ruled over the midlands for many years and trade and prosperity have flourished. Behind closed doors however there are things afoot of which even the emperor is unaware.

The Expansion Age

2nd February 1514

The Expansion Age

With peace came the great cities and new nations, filling the land with scattered outposts of civilisation. Many people came to live in the mighty cities and create alliances. Some of the bigger cities became restless in their pursuit of land and started intruding on the smaller nations, many wars, both large and small were fought over the ruins of once great cities. Outposts of the great wars can still be seen scattered about the land. Peace was one again brought about by the mediation of a knight, the governor of Newport, who along with his advisors beat out an agreement with the nations to cease hostilities. The mighty nations turned their eyes further afield to the frontier lands, The frozen northlands, the eastern isles, the craggy south lands and the islands in the western seas.

The Dark Ages

1st March 1003

The Dark Ages

The dark ages arrived with the coming of a mage. A pioneer who was a founding father of Newport itself. Rages frequented this wizard and one dark night his true nature was shown to all. Lava, lightning, fire and death was rained down on the inhabitants of Newport, turning houses to flaming ruin and hard earned possessions into ash. Summoning a dark god to aid him he destroyed Newport, and brought  ruin upon the outposts in the east and west, the oceans themselves turning to stone The other founders fought with the usurper and finally vanquished him to the dark realms and banished the dark god from the world.Stone by stone they rebuilt the cities and wove protective magic over the stones and bricks themselves to protect them from any further evil. Many years have passed since that fateful night and much of the mage and the dark evil that assisted him are lost in time. Forgotten by the citizens, who tread the same paths as the ancients once did.

The Beginning of time!

24th January 0000

The Beginning of time!

A traveller staggered ashore on a small island, how he got there no one knows or can remember.  Making a small home for himself on the island he sent messages out to sea via bottle, calling for help. Help did arrive, but by that time, the island was the travellers home, he knew nothing of what had come before, only what was now. The settlement grew on the island and became the flourishing town of Newport.

The Oracle’s Visions

The visions of the seer have been set into magic orbs allowing you to see events through the ages. Past, present and future have been foretold or relived by all…