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  • Half-Orc

    [[Races | Back]] ==== The similarities between half-orcs and their bestial fathers are subtle, yet important. There is a certain hardness around the eyes, a sense of pits newly formed from the hard bone of the wild, a certain curl in the lips and …

  • Fatties

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== When entering the city of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] in a legal and official manner, one of the only ways to travel from the high gates to the basin and the urban sprawl proper is by funicular cab, or "fatty". So-called …

  • Year's Light

    [[The World | Back]] ==== Year's Light, so named because of the huge [[Soon-Net | soon-nets]] that extend on rickety ladders high above the settlement, was never meant to be permanent; it was originally a tent city, perched on the edge of the deadly …

  • "Water Whores"

    [[The King's Road | Back]] ==== These slender bronze towers, properly named Downpour Management Vortices by the [[Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium | Merchant's Consortium]], moulded in the form of kneeling caryatids, are [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest's ]] …

  • The Bolus Market

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== A minor market not far from [[Zenith Square | Zenith Square]], at the heart of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]]. It is so-called because of the narrowness of the streets surrounding it, which has starved it of the popularity …

  • Pik's Particulars

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== A small merchant’s store in the [[The Bolus Market | Bolus Market]] of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] run by one [[Pik | Pik]] the [[Halfings | halfling]], a scion of the [[The Merrinj | Merrinj]] dynasty who was ejected from …

  • High Mastiff

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== The highest executive position within the [[Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium | Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium]]. It was devised in the year 1032 by Governor Haxas, an [[Elves | elven]] councilor who was tired of indecision …

  • The Eviscerate

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== This singular building was originally constructed to be a warehouseman's dwellings for "Mac ap [[Ilio | Ilio's]] Comestibles and Submersibles", a trading conglomerate with vast storage facilities in every major civilised …

  • Bricks And Fingers

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== A place of business only to those who know of it and who know where to look, the [[Man | mannish]] locksmith Mr. Brick, and his [[Dwarf | dwarven]] wife Mrs. Fingers Brick, are actually a thieving outfit who left the …

  • Kobolds

    [[Races | Back]] ==== Always living at the fringes of civilised society, kobolds are widely considered vermin and pests, sentient but unlearned, war-like but fearful, cowardly creatures that exist in the ruins of the grandeur of others. They …

  • Ladder Spume

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== “The [[Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium | Consortium's]] Guide To [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]]” states that the Ladder Spume, the statue at the centre of a large fountain in [[Zenith Square | Zenith Square]] is a tribute to the …

  • Polly's Prosy

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A magical disease, rarely contracted but debilitating in its severity. Cases have existed since the [[Saeml Gor | Saeml Gor]], and some have said that it was deliberately created during that hideous conflict as a form of …

  • Winterhaven

    [[The World | Back]] ==== The first mention of Winterhaven in the annals of history was not written down; in fact, it was only heard once, and few are now alive to remember it. It was during the deathbed speech of the [[Eladrin | Eladrin]] historian …

  • Winterhaven Codices

    [[Winterhaven | Back]] ==== [[Winterhaven | Winterhaven]] exports very little in the way of goods; the reef it sits on holds barely any fish (at least those that are non-sentient and therefore liable for capture), and it has not the land nor the …

  • The Droonrun

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] is built on more air than earth, goes the popular saying. It is certainly the case that below the beleaguered city there runs leagues of old mines, subterranean villages subsumed by urban sprawl, …

  • Cloud Terminus

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== Built twelve years after the famous [[Cloud Compact | Cloud Compact]] was signed, and opened with a rare public appearance by the then [[High Mastiff | High Mastiff]] Bulish Fror, the Cloud Terminus is one of the largest …

  • Fallcrest City Guard

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] has not had a true standing army since its days as a barony; no plumes or regalia stand now, no fluttering pennants or the decorum of trumpets. With the rise of the [[Fallcrest Merchant's …

  • Resurrection Men

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== Death used to be a fearful end for many primitive races; entire modes of thought and philosophy were constructed around the inevitability and loss that surrounded such an event, especially amongst the shorter-lived races …

  • The Pinion Brigade

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== Founded by [[Rakk | Rakk the Foliaged]] almost as soon as he came of age and emerged amongst the slum-dwellers as a wily, canny young man, the Pinion Brigade was a gang operating in the [[The Crampons | Crampons]] of [[ …

  • The Haze

    [[Miscellania | Back]][[The Hearthlands | The Hearthlands]] ==== The origins of the Haze, the magical field that blankets the known world and provides mages with their power, the "Taste Of Burnt Ash", as it was often known in the [[Eladrin | Eladrin …

  • Pik

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== Pik began his life on the tug-islands of the Merrinj dynasty, one of the [[Halfings | halfling]] dynasty-fleets that spend their days lazily working their way up and down the [[The Drench | Drench]] coast, trading with …

  • Pauper's Wrack

    [[The Nentir Plains | Back]] ==== A hardy evergreen shrub native to the [[The Nentir Plains | Nentir Plain]]. Its leaves are hard and waxy, with a thin, needle-like profile. This serves both as protection from the persistent and plentiful herds of …

  • The Abyss

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== The vast, high wall of exposed granite and basalt that rings [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]], the final legacy of the city's over-eager mining operations. Desert sands constantly blow down into the city, and many of the poorer …

  • Giants

    [[Races | Back]] ==== There are some more conservative elements of various urbane societies that would, against all laws and in the most hush of voices, state that giants, named "sky-scrapers" and worse by the unkind, are still beasts, wild animals …

  • Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== Once, [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] was a small market town, ruled by an ancient barony, a corrupt plaything of the distant [[The New Kingdoms | New Kings]] who ruled over the entirety of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]]. …

  • Dragon

    [[Races | Back]] ==== The [[The Hearthlands | Hearthland's]] relationship with dragons is complex, one mired in myth, fear, circumstance, rumour and the fragmented, internecine relationships between the various races; some, like the [[Man | mannish …

  • The Plummeting Twelve

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== A group of twelve passengers who were aboard the ill-fated Funicular Transit 113 when the brakes failed on the morning of [[Baffin Day | Baffin Day]], 1233. The event, while tragic, was considered incredibly fortuitous in …

  • Apellus

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== A [[Man | mannish]] explorer and devout [[Bahamut | Mutian]] smallholder from the sothern states, Apellus spent much of his life mapping and charting the extensive mountain ranges to the nourth, leading to their initial …

  • Mark Of Kord

    [[Kord | Back]] ==== Every formal worshiper of the [[Kord | Lord Of Roar]] will wear his mark somewhere on their body; as a testament to their courage in battle, they must bear a grievous wound. This may never be self-inflicted, but may be inflicted …

  • Brosh

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== Commonly thought of as an individual, but actually a triumvate composed of the [[Man | mannish]] monarch [[Grey Duiloc | Grey Duiloc]], the [[Elad | Eladrin]] general [[Cromaucl | Cromaucl]] and the [[Dwarf | dwarven]] …

  • The Accord Of Brosh

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A series of treaties drawn up on the scrub of the unnamed moors nourthweast of the [[The Nentir Plains | Nentir Plains]], at the close of the [[Hidden Putsch | Hidden Putsch]], the war between the civilized races and the …

  • Murderwatch

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== The most holy day in the [[Bahamut | Mutian]] calendar, when Bahamut was supposedly visited by twenty-two [[Scoretwin Devils | assassins]] from the tribes of [[Man | man]], losing his fingers to the surviving pair in an …

  • Gnome

    [[Races | Back]] ==== There are around twelve thousand gnomes alive today, and there will never be any more, as far as most can tell. A few will die, at a time, from disasters, war or sickness, and eventually they will disappear from the face of the …

  • Dwarf's Ruin

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A game played all over the known world, famous for its controversial ruleset and apparent role in race relations over the past two hundred years. The games rules are labyrinthine, and constantly updated and customised …

  • Department For Civil Reassurance

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== The propaganda wing of the [[Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium | Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium]], overseen by [[Liasion | High Liasion]] member [[Lucan Damakos | Lucan Damakos]]. Whilst the [[Fallcrest City Guard | City …

  • Elad

    [[The World | Back]] ==== In the [[Old Elad | Old Tongue]] of its denizens, this land is called _Elad-Brill-Fore_, "A Good Beginning", and for time immemorial the eldritch and fey [[Eladrin | Eladrin]] have dwelt on this thin spit of land that juts …

  • Sky-Watchers

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== From _The [[Leat's | Leat's]] Companion To Intermediate Incesology And The Minute Lessons Of What Lies Behind_. "One must be golded to study the sky; the gods, in all their wisdom, saw it unfit to grant us the benefit …

  • Baffin Day

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A holy day of [[Bahamut | Bahamut]], this time commemorating the day that the Hobbled Son journeyed to the [[Rakshasa | rakahasa]] lands, to judge the highest of the judges of the holiest courts of then-fledgling Pr. …

  • Rakshasa

    [[Races | Back]] ==== The image that most sums up the attitude of much of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]] towards the secretive rakshasa can be found in the Governor's Palace of [[Winterhaven | Winterhaven]], in a lonely, coral-lined corridor …

  • Resurrection Schools

    [[Miscellania | Back]] These places of learning, more commonly called cromurn in rememberance of one of the first [[Resurrection Men | resurrection men]], are privately owned institutes where male students with the talent of resurrection go to learn …

  • The Drench

    [[The World | Back]] ==== The rough, cold channel of ocean that runs along the weastern shores of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]], looking out onto the open sea and dotted with small islands holding stout, roughened communities of fishermen, …

  • The Swale

    [[The World | Back]] ==== The area encompassing the Nentir Delta in the sothern [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands.]] The area is thick with pirates, smugglers, refugees, and the rest of the detritus that flows with the [[The Nentir Rush | Nentir]] on …

  • Eyrie Meet

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A semi-fictional imagining of the final congress between the warring tribes of [[Man | Man]]. Though the official date marked the beginning of the mannish [[Dating Systems | calendar]] some 1300 years ago, there is no …

  • The New Kingdoms

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A fanciful retelling of the Oath Of The Screaming, the symbolic coronation of the [[The New Kingdoms | New Kingdoms]] of [[Man | Man]]: _"We, the circled where no man be a prominent, or an isthmus, we, the twelve new- …

  • Boasts Of Tullus

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== Some of the most famous writings and essays of [[Tullus | Tullus]], the [[Bahamut | Mutian]] scholar famous for his caricatures and philosophical poems. The Boasts form a vast body of work that are essentially self- …

  • The Scimitar

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== As the rest of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] began to fall away under the relentless pace of mining operations, there was one small sliver of land that did not fall. A seam of basalt was stuck through into the city limits like …

  • Dwarf

    [[Races | Back]] ==== Dwarves have been part of the pantheon of [[Higher Spirits | Higher Spirits]] for as long as any race can remember or record; along with Eladrin and gnomes, they can be counted as the most venerable race in the [[The …

  • Bulobka

    [[The World | Back]] ==== Deep in the ancient forests on the sothern foothills of the [[Apellian Mountains | Apellian]] mountains, a land haunted by woodkids, briarwulfs and the legends of thousands of years of superstition and murder, where sheer …

  • The Yawn

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== An ancient quarry on the outskirts of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] that has become an unofficial and extensive dumping ground for the waste of the rich who live in the [[The Scimitar | Scimitar]] above. Many of the [[Fallcrest …

  • Swift Osu

    [[The World | Back]] ==== This phrase denotes both the ancient [[Elves | elven]] god, also known as De Swaddletwain, and the forests to the est of [[Elad | Elad]] that now bear his name. After being ejected from Elad during the [[Wostun | Wostun]], …

  • Undulathm

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== The collective term for the [[Dwarf | dwarven]] hives in the [[Undulate Hills | Undulate Hills]], a strong alliance that has existed, in the past, for the purposes of war, trade and politics. The Queens of the various …

  • Grey Duiloc

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== The recently deceased king of Folc Walda, the hardy, primitive kingdom of [[Man | mannish]] in the barren tundra between the [[Apellian Mountains | Apellian]] mountains and the holy city of Hamat-Bright-Upon-The-Brow. A …

  • Cromaucl

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== The legendary [[Eladrin | Eladrin]] general, slayer of giants and signatory of the [[Brosh | Brosh]] treaty after the [[Hidden Putsch | Hidden Putsch]]. A formidable sorceror, his army consisted of [[Gizzaerd | gizzaerds …

  • Monastery of the Ten Rimes

    [[The World | Back]] ==== A [[Bahamut | Mutian]] monastery complex high up in the inaccessible peaks of the [[Apellian Mountains | Apellian]] mountains; one of the largest in the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]], it is actually comprised of two …

  • The Zenith Square Massacre

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== A terrible tragedy that took place in the year 1222, by human reckoning, in the central [[Zenith Square | square]] of the city of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]]. The [[Fallcrest City Guard | City Guard]] of the time was mainly …

  • Slither

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== A [[Man | mannish]] zookeeper by trade, Heiron Slither ran his small shop out of the [[The Bolus Market | Bolus Market]] in the backstreets of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]]. Slither came from a minor merchant's family, and his …

  • Arc

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== Huge ships constructed in the Helshod wet docks on the northern coasts of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]], these wooden monstrosities, nearly as wide as the [[The Nentir Rush | Nentir Rush]] in places, wend their slow …

  • Lucan Damakos

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== A member of the [[Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium | Consortium]] of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]] since his twenty-third year, Damakos has risen through the ranks of clerks and administrators with oiled words and ruthless …

  • Scoretwin Devils

    [[Bahamut | Back]] ==== In the time of [[Bahamut | Bahamut's]] prime, as told in oral song still chanted in temples up and down the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]], and alluded to in the famous [[Moonglow Tempest | Moonglow Tempest]] in the [[Rowd …

  • Shivering Poe

    [[Bahamut | Back]] ==== A minor demon from the lunar mansions of the [[Bahamut | Mutian]] pantheon, a messenger to the mortal world offering an unholy and selfish union between the devils and Bahamut himself. The demon was struck with Bahamut's …

  • Rowd Scrolls

    [[Bahamut | Back]] ==== The most complete tale of [[Bahamut | Bahamut's]] life, completed some time before the [[The New Kingdoms | New Kingdoms]] arose, probably adapted from folk tales told by [[Eladrin | Eladrin]] traders arriving in [[Man | …

  • Gruuloksh

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== A native of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]], Gruuloksh was named by the orphanage into whose care he came for the [[Prel Ud | Prel Ud]] phrase "born in mud" (Gruuloksh's mother, like those of so many [[Half-Orc | half-orcs]], …

  • Dirrnyg's Land

    [[The World | Back]] ==== An uncharted and hostile desert stretching the length of the [[Haunch Peninsula | Haunch Peninsula]], separating the fertile sothern lands from the civilization of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]] proper. Few cross …

  • Cloud Compact

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== This trade agreement, signed aboard the floating city of Ohp in 1104 by representatives from several major city-states, marked the first commercial implementation of powered flight, something that the Ohpa had been …

  • Dayward Sea

    [[The World | Back]] ==== The largest mapped ocean of those that surround the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]], its given name bestowed by the [[Man | mannish]] kingdoms of the nourth; it sits [[Dayward Sea | daywards]] of their domains, and so its …

  • Warforged

    [[Races | Back]] ==== The warforged have been nicknamed "tin gnomes" by some, for like those [[Gnome | strange creatures]] they are undying, eternal and require no sustenance. Short of war or accident they will continue, unchanging, until the ground …

  • Goliath

    [[Races | Back]] ==== A race of barely-sentient ogres only partially recognized as [[Higher Spirits | Higher Spirits]], recently discovered in huge numbers on a few tiny, nameless islands on the nourthern coasts of the [[The Hearthlands | …

  • Eladrin

    [[Races | Back]] ==== Elad'rin means "the good folk" in [[Old Elad | Old Elad]], which gives some insight into the cultural viewpoints of this nepotistic and distant race. Naturalised solely in the [[Elad | Elad]] peninsula, they have remained …

  • Hidden Putsch

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A bitter, attritious war fought between an alliance of [[Eladrin | Eladrin]], [[Man | mannish]] and [[Dwarf | dwarves]] against the ferocious [[Giants | giants]] of the un-named moors of the nourthern [[The Hearthlands | …

  • Rakk

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== His lineage is unknown, his birth ignoble, but Rakk rose amongst the [[The Crampons | Crampon's]] denizens like the bird he sought to be. Some say that he was the chosen of the Raven Queen herself, though most saw him as …

  • Bou-Ni

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== A [[Resurrection Men | Scalloper]] of [[Kord | Kord]], an old [[Man | mannish]] from the sothern islands, with swarthy skin, hooded eyes, straggled hair and long nails with which it is reputed that he performed …

  • Halfings

    [[Races | Back]] ==== A sea-faring race of short, [[Man | mannish]]-looking people, an old breed yet mentioned in writing for the first time as late as the [[Boasts Of Tullus | _Boasts_ of Tullus]]; he called them "a swarthy little bilge-people …

  • Saeml Gor

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== The largest and most devestating war recorded in the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]], that lasted almost ninety [[Man | mannish]] years and led to the deaths of nearly a million [[Higher Spirits | Higher Spirits]]. It …

  • Elenaor Callabrixion

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== The most powerful of the infamous [[Elenaor Callabrixion | Callabrixion]] dynasty, and ruling [[High Mastiff | High Mastiff]] of the [[Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium | Merchant's Consortium]] in [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]]. …

  • The Crampons

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== Land is at a premium in [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]], especially as more of it disappears with every year that passes; many of the poor and labouring multitudes of the city cannot afford to rent solid ground, much less buy it …

  • The Panopticon

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== A towering edifice of local sandstone, and one of the oldest buildings in [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]], the Panopticon was originally the ancestral keep of the Baron, ruler of the then-insignificant border city during the time …

  • The Nourth and Soth Locks

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== A series of controlled waterfalls, vast floodgates billowing water in ever decreasing amounts from the raging torrents of the [[The Nentir Rush | Nentir Rush]] amidst the dry [[The Nentir Plains | plains]] into the turgid …

  • The Nourthern Waists

    [[The World | Back]] ==== There is dim concept of "the world" in the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]]. There is nothing beyond the hearth. No-one is even sure that there is even any land to be found past the mists. The hearth, the fire, is the only …

  • Ingvild

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== The jovial Queen of [[Shale | Shale]], the above-ground [[Dwarf | dwarf]] hive at the nourthern edge of the [[Undulate Hills | Undulate Hills]]. The hive's cosmopolitan profile is almost entirely due to Ingvild's …

  • Dwarven

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== The dwarvish tongue can barely be called a true language, in the same sense as others with a similar lineage, and a similar usage to this day. It cannot be truly learnt, like [[Common | Common]], and its use is intuitive, …

  • Sehanine

    [[Religion | Back]] ==== The [[Man | mannish]] philosopher [[Uruden | Uruden]] famously stated that "the only two certainties in a man's life are that he will fight, and he will gamble." His words are truer today than they have ever been, and for …

  • Poet-Moss

    [[Races | Back]] ==== Watchers across the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]] often disappear into the wilderness without a word to colleagues, or their families, for slow passages at a time. They always return, dirtied, thin, but with a look that is …

  • Shoylman

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A native-born [[Man | mannish]] of [[Shoyl | Shoyl]], one of the largest port-cities on the [[Dayward Sea | Dayward Sea]]. The term was originally used to describe anyone born in Shoyl, but in the last three hundred years …

  • Corpulence Hives

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== Many [[Higher Spirits | Higher Spirits]] still, after nearly one hundred years, do not feel safe in an airship. The planks are never solid enough, the bolts never sufficiently deep-seated, and the leagues of freezing air …

  • Pontij

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== A famous half-elf potion-maker in [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]], operating from a [[Buoyant Holding | Buoyant Holding]] above the Plucktoun in the soth of the city. A singular individual, he lowers orders by rope down to his …

  • Hazeprow

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A singular formation caused by a buildup of [[The Haze | Haze]], usually in areas where a meg-battle has occurred, being punctured by the force of a storm. It is so called because the Haze starts to elongate and lengthen …

  • The Last Dry Palace

    [[Winterhaven | Back]] ==== It was designed to be more of a monument than a home; a symbol of lasting piece and understanding between the Depthcrown and the dry races. After the Broiling of Winterhaven in 677, the [[Chancellor Of Winterhaven | …

  • Chancellor Of Winterhaven

    [[Winterhaven | Back]] ==== [[Winterhaven | Winterhaven]] has always been a city of borders. Far from other civilised nations, beyond [[Dirrnyg's Land | Dirrnyg's Land]] and bordered by the vast [[Dayward Sea | Dayward Sea]], its remoteness has …

  • The Breathen Litoral

    [[The World | Back]] ==== A glittering arm of pearlescent coral thousands of leagues long, the Breathen Litoral is home to largest concentration of wet races in the oceans. The natural bed of coral is home to an abundance of life, much of it …

  • The Sapphire Duke

    [[The Breathen Litoral | Back]] ==== Very little is known about this figure; one of the most powerful beings in the [[The Depthcrown | Depthcrown]], the Sapphire Duke commands healthy respect amongst the wet races that live in the [[The Breathen …

  • Chancellor Shaalqo

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== The current [[Chancellor Of Winterhaven | Chancellor]] of [[Winterhaven | Winterhaven]] has ruled since his thirtieth birthday, after the death of his predecessor, the [[Dragonborn | dragonborn]] Yuaelt. An [[Elves | elf]] …

  • Depth-Skaters

    [[Races | Back]] ==== Depth-skaters are a type of flying fish, found in large shoals around every coastline of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]]. They are extremely thin and silvered, like a fine sword, and about the length of one. They are …

  • Uor

    [[Races | Back]] ==== A grey-furred, muscular beast of burden, originally from the weastern coast of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]] but now found all over the peninsula. It is well-liked for its strength, stamina, placid temperament, and ease …

  • Haunch Samovars

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== These huge copper kilns are used on the [[Haunch Samovars | Haunch Peninsula]] by small, isolated communities who have need of large quantities of [[The Haze | meg]], for creating spells not available to them in their …

  • Soon

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== _Doiros Segomani saw it first,_ _Using the clouds as a kaftan._ _His wife Bimmos poured him beer,_ _They watched until their eyes puckered._ _The orb cackled._ _It was too quiet to hear._

    Carafey

    [[Winterhaven | Back]] ==== These specialist emporiums originated in [[Winterhaven | Winterhaven]] with the boom of the [[Coftea | coftea]] industry in the early 900s. Often owned by influential farming families themselves, they sold the leaf in …

  • Wearies

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A method of fishing whose roots lie before recorded history. Considered unnecessarily cruel, it is now only practiced amongst traditional farmers on the [[Haunch Peninsula | Haunch Peninsula]], who prize the languid, …

  • Haunch Peninsula

    [[The World | Back]] ==== Anchored into the underside of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]] like a bunched, muscled leg (hence its name), the Peninsula is bordered on three sides by deep, temperate ocean, and many of the most prosperous fishing …

  • Myltutslyul

    [[Races | Back]] ==== A founding race of the [[The Depthcrown | Depthcrown]], and second only to the Chultytyl in their use of drool-meg. They are rarely seen at dry conferences due to their fearsome appearance and secretive nature. With eight …

  • Chulytyl

    [[Races | Back]] ==== The Chulytyl are the de-facto rulers of the [[The Depthcrown | Depthcrown]], though this is mostly due to the interest that they take in dry affairs. A truly wet race, their fragile forms cannot survive above the waves, though …

  • Obfusc

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A blue, sharded ceramic, speckling with mineral veins and salt crystals, that is the primary ingredient in [[Chulytyl | Chulytyl]] alchemy and a product of their birthing rituals. Eggs, lain in clutches one hundred …

  • The Depthcrown

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== The wet races, before the establishment of [[Winterhaven | Winterhaven]], had never cared about governance or alliance; the oceans were wide enough, and deep enough, to hold them all without interference or war. But when …

  • The Sky-Egg

    [[Frendale | Back]] ==== The city of Frendale presents something of a problem to the secretive [[Eladrin | Eladrin]]. No other [[Higher Spirits | Higher Spirits]] are permitted to view, much less enter, the [[Elad | homeland]] of the Old Ones. …

  • Log 3i - Food Fight

    [[Adventure Logs | Logs]] - [[Log 3h - Mulltime In Dun | Back]] - [[Log 3j - Grey Skies Are Coming | Next]] ==== [[:dazriael-pelkor | Dazriael]] plunged forward towards the [[Rakshasa | rakshasa]], who did not seem to expect the assault; [[Ivan Of …

  • Hazesalt

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A manufactured, [[The Haze | meg]]-infused substance, similar to Hazesand but with a far stronger effect. It was originally produced by hireling wizard-watchers during the Wilderness Possessions, in order to combat the …

  • Buoyant Holding

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== In city-states where there is little space for expansion, pilgrims and immigrants often are forced to live on the streets, hawking their wares and waiting desperately for a home to become available. In [[Fallcrest | …

  • Lightning Bilge

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== Even when airships began to burble their way across the skies of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]] after the [[Cloud Compact | Cloud Compact]] had been signed, their journeys were often delayed by days, or [[Dating …

  • The Rise And Fall

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== Excerpt taken from the _[[Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium | Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium]] Soaring Vessels And Miscellaneous Dirigibles Registry 1219-1239, Volume 18, Sub-Volume 3:_ *Vessel Name:* _The Rise And …

  • His Prar

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== In the time before the [[The New Kingdoms | New Kingdoms]], when there were no generals, or medals, or even armies of [[Man | mannish]], there were still those who rose above their fellows. Whether they were cunning …

  • Liasion

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== A term used to refer to any meeting of members of the [[Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium | Fallcrest Merchant's Consortium]] within their own headquarters, the [[The Panopticon | Panopticon]]. These meetings, by their nature …

  • His Prar Samuel Conrad

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== Samuel is the son of Justiciar Archibald Conrad of [[Winterhaven | Winterhaven]], and godson of [[Chancellor Of Winterhaven | Chancellor]] [[Chancellor Shaalqo | Chancellor Shaalqo]], the self-styled "prince" of the …

  • Edith Conrad

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== Edith was the youngest child of three, but [[His Prar Samuel Conrad | Samuel]] was the only brother she ever knew as Rickard died before she was born. Edith has always idolised her brother. Growing up, he got her into …

  • Vessel

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== Vessel appeared at the nourthern soil-gates of [[Winterhaven | Winterhaven]] fifteen years ago, on the last day of a ferocious dust storm from [[Dirrnyg's Land | Dirrnyg’s Land]] that had scoured the painted rooftops of …

  • Airship

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== symbol of a wave symbol of a rearing steed *Points Of Interest* [[Breezewalk | Breezewalk]] [[Wheel Room | Wheel Room]]

  • Melt-Fire

    [[Apellian Mountains | Back]] ==== When [[Apellus | Apellus]] and his fellow explorers began to make the long trek up into the [[Apellian Mountains | Apellian Mountains]], they found it locked up like a strongbox. In the mountain passes, snow lay …

  • Noom

    [[Religion | Back]] ==== Noom is not in itself worthy of followers. It is not an idol to be worshipped, a relic to venerated, or a god to be feared. For nearly every [[Higher Spirits | Higher Spirit]] of the world it is an unspeakable force, one …

  • Half-Elves

    [[Races | Back]] ==== It has always been said that the [[Elves | Elves]] are the ruddy sole to the silken boot of the [[Eladrin | Eladrin]]; hardy, mirthful, coarse and a little dull, representatives of the soil more than any other of the [[Higher …

  • Looping

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== An early symbol of anachronism in a culture where tradition and craftsmanship is usually prized, the looping was a disastrous attempt by a group of Hamat dissident watchers to provide a very material answer to the classic …

  • Soil Gates

    [[Winterhaven | Back]] ==== Simply put, any exeunt from the city of Winterhaven which lies along the land wall. The two largest are the Nourthern and Sothern Soil Gates, huge iron affairs. The Sothern is a haven of trade and agriculture, a large …

  • Shallnot Trail

    [[Frendale | Back]] ==== The Road That Ends is part of the [[Swift Osu | Swift Osu]] forest network, paved with a thick orange stone that some say are the almost-infinite strata of [[Seasons | Mull]] leaves packed down by the feet of pilgrims and …

  • Soil-Arc

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== The roads of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]] are long; the [[The King's Road | King's Road]] stretches for more than two thousand leagues from the [[Undulathm | Undulathm]] to the sea and Hamat in the weast. They …

  • Null Objects

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== "Null" is a watch-word for objects that contain no [[The Haze | Haze]] whatsoever. In a land infused with the stuff (a popular belief is that if you leave an object outside for one hundred years, it will grow legs and run …

  • Undulate Hills

    [[The World | Back]] ==== A vast hill-land in the east of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]], carpeted with thick green grass and a few solitary copses. In the valleys, dark rocks hold springs of bright, mealy water, and herds of wild [[Uor | uor …

  • Perpetuum Muzzle

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== New mines bring new metals. New metals bring new heat, new furnaces, new watchers and workers and engineers. In the hills of the [[Undulathm | Undulathm]] the [[Man | mannish]] signed contracts in rock that they did not …

  • Elemental

    [[Races | Back]] ==== _The [[The Haze | Haze]] brings new friends together._ This famous adage is true, in any sense; mages vastly distant from each other commune through a shared transformation. It binds every [[Higher Spirits | Higher Spirit]] as …

  • Mawp

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== The proper name for the vast chasm dug by the adherents of [[Kord | Kord]] beneath their temple in the city of Fallcrest. Stretching nearly a league below ground, it is ringed with a carved city, a riddling of tunnels that …

  • Shoyl

    [[The World | Back]] ==== *Points Of Interest* [[Cetanacea | Cetanacea]]

  • Cetanacea

    [[Shoyl | Back]] ==== The ruling body of the city of Shoyl, an ancestral seat of simple farmers, fishermannish, sinkers and pilots who have maintained a steely yet jovial grip on this prosperous city for the many generations since its inception. …

  • The Various Fages

    [[Religion | Back]] ==== [[Higher Spirits | Higher Spirits]] do not only worship those deities considered benevolent. Any practical devotee would see such a practice as foolish, incomplete, and courting with disaster. [[Bahamut | Bahamut]] or [[Ioun …

  • Preparations

    [[The World | Back]] ==== A vast area within the secretive Harrow, dedicated to the development of new crop infused with the [[The Haze | Haze]]. Covered by arching mirrors of glass and hair-fine instruments that ripple in the valley breeze, the …

  • Gosa Brolt Mir

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== The name means "Smile Means All", and is often uttered with a twinge of affection, and comfort. Fires are lit and candles sheltered in his name, and many [[Man | mannish]] still honour the tradition of naming him " …

  • Ten Cratermannish

    [[Bahamut | Back]] ==== One for each of the moons of the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]], the Cratermannish were the first students of the Hobbled Son, and the teachers of his word to the Peninsula. Their names were never recorded, or perhaps were …

  • Citylouse

    [[The World | Back]] ==== For half of the year, the settlement of Citylouse is hidden, contained beneath the resting bulk of [[God's Hand | God's Hand]], the walking city of the Blanki. However, every [[Seasons | Furr]], over a period of torturous …

  • Harboor Yutep

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== The first Harboor of the Harrow, taking power officially in 880, after capturing the Wighthaus and claiming it as the symbol of his new nation. Little is known about his personal life, but outside of the Harrow he is …

  • Dwarven Crisis

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A racially motivated massacre in the city of [[Shoyl | Shoyl]] in the year 1097, obstensibly due to a card game but universally accepted as indicative of deeper-seated problems in the sothern fishing states. Mobs of [[ …

  • The Isle Of Hogs

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== Pleasure-[[Arc | arcs]] and balance skiffs coming nourth from the [[Dayward Sea | Dayward Sea]] enter the city of Fallcrest through its [[The Nourth and Soth Locks | Sothern Locks]]; after the comparatively rapid descent, …

  • Mynyddcwmcadair

    [[The World | Back]] ==== _Though I sit at the bottom of the stairs,_ _The steps are too high for me,_ _And me ma and da wont't lift me by the arms,_ _It's so fine to play at sea._ This shanty, and countless others like it, were composed …

  • Weastharp

    [[The World | Back]] ==== *Points Of Interest* [[String Manor | String Manor]]

  • String Manor

    [[Weastharp | Back]] ==== The old crier towns enjoyed some of the greatest wealth ever known in the [[The New Kingdoms | New Kingdoms]]; the business of early warnings was a serious one, and most of the [[Currency | glod]] of the [[His Prar | His …

  • Leat's

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A vast series of grimoires, as well as a network of watcher-_lens_, founded after the [[Saeml Gor | Saeml Gor]] by the genius [[Man | mannish]] inventor, explorer, warrior and poet Leats, friend to Finneradla in his white …

  • Plucktown

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== A city within a city, the Plucktown serves as barracks for the [[Fallcrest City Guard | Fallcrest City Guard]], an ever-flowing stream of mercenaries, murderers and fugitive soldiers from actoss the Hearthlands, hired to …

  • Warforge

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== An artifact of the [[Haze Era | Haze Era]], frequently copied, and never bettered. A wide font filled with fine delicacies of soft bronze, including hundreds of tiny tendrils that scutter and trill, these devices repair, …

  • Jgrl

    [[Rakshasa | Back]] ==== The Furspeak is unpronounceable by non-rakshasa, and so these Spirits have been named "marrow-jig", or the "death-caste", by those few who have studied them and fought them. Translated, their name approximately denotes " …

  • Horrage Callabrixion

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== What Horrage Callabrixion, the quiet, unassuming ancestor of the current [[High Mastiff | High Mastiff]] of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]], did for a living, is the subject of almost constant conjecture in both the high and low …

  • Gadwgan

    [[Religion | Back]] ==== A member of the [[Eladrin | Eladrin]] pantheon, best friend of [[She What Walk | She What Walk]] and the Pillarist, the only gay _ged_ in the Hearthlands. The Eladrin songs of happier times spoke of his awakening beyond the …

  • Heleg Krux

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== The only child of Lord and Lady Krux of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]], and heir to their political and military fortune. Named after the [[Heleg | daughter]] of [[Bahamut | Bahamut]], Heleg became the darling of the city, …

  • Niall

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== Niall is a city [[Giants | giant]], one accustomed to crouching and ducking and generally attempting to be as inconspicuous as possible; he listened to his father's stories of sky that did not make one's neck ache, and of …

  • Freg Callabrixion

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== The eight-year-old granddaughter of the [[High Mastiff | High Mastiff]] of [[Fallcrest | Fallcrest]], [[Elenaor Callabrixion | Elenaor Callabrixion]], and the ultimate heiress to the [[The Callabrixion Dynasty | …

  • Queen

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== The [[Dwarf | dwarves]] have never codified their civilisation in a way that is meaningful to other spirits; it may supposed that in the deepest, first tunnels of their hives, long before they rose above the ground, there …

  • Haze-Sand

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== The proliferation of unstable, expensive "luxuries" infused with artificial [[The Haze | Haze]] energy that have been produced in the last century, many of them introduced with the [[Cloud Compact | Cloud Compact]] and …

  • Kitterling

    [[Rakshasa | Back]] ==== A transliteration of the Furspeak word Krr'Lnn, referring to the young of the rakshasa species. Like [[Dragonborn | dragonborn]], rakshasa are born in litters, though do not emerge from eggs. Rakshasa society maintains a …

  • Knuckle-Boles

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== These sand-rounded, bleached balls of wood seem to have been left all over the [[The Nentir Plains | Nentir Plains]] by an errant child, but attempts to move them with often be met with failure. Knuckle-boles begin their …

  • Hon-Hon

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== A [[Gnome | gnome]] rare amongst his kind for the simple fact that he has never been encountered within the Harrow. Like many of the Uunage, he has appeared in numerous texts and accounts throughout the centuries, …

  • Duncan Bowstride

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== _“Uyun p-p-poritudil, uyun maen, uyun torr. Uyun ilqwyf, fijnof oo sjf. Corisot. Corisot. Corilsot...”_ A portion of Duncan Bowstride's welcome speech, the year after the [[The Accord Of Brosh | Accord of Brosh]] was …

  • Hobgoblin

    [[Races | Back]] ==== _I thought I saw, one night at least five years through my confinement, a circle of fat enamel torches, pulsing under each grain of sand in the dunes around us. There was a chattering of their voices, and the mewling of some …

  • Concord Of Martyred Memory

    [[Fallcrest | Back]] ==== In an existence hemmed by diverse faiths, such as that provided by the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]], it is singular for any law to forbid worship and veneration. Religion is a political tool as much a spiritual …

  • Ampreyole

    [[Races | Back]] ==== A parasitic worm that lives on many larger [[Lower Spirits | Lower Spirits]] across the [[The Hearthlands | Hearthlands]]. It is often called the "love-snake", as its long body burrows its way into its host's body, wrapping …

  • Liver-Wort

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A gigantic flowering plant native to the hotter climes of the [[Haunch Peninsula | Haunch Peninsula]]. It contains within its fleshy flowers a potent but sweet alcohol, which may be siphoned and drunk by travellers with …

  • Hazefarer

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== A hazefarer is [[Currency | glod]]-heavy for an airship captain; a rare commodity for problems that may never arise. With the advent of [[Dwarf | dwarvish]] fey and the rekindling of old religions there is little need for …

  • Nen

    [[Religion | Back]] There is a small peopling of [[Higher Spirits | Higher Spirits]], in the estern foothills of the [[Apellian Mountains | Apellian]] mountains, who worship a house. It is built into the rock of the steppes in which they live, and …

  • Herrius Cymberbulch

    [[Characters | Back]] ==== _"Yiss, I knew Cymberbulch, Prince Herry, as he liked to be called, even though he frowned at us when he heard_ that. _He was of a good fucking, you could tell that, the way he spoke, the way his nose went, and the hairs …

  • Herbalist

    [[Miscellania | Back]] ==== When one is not gone enough for a [[Resurrection Men | Resurrection Man]], one will turn to the herbalists. Their craft, though not a united one, is as old as the sea, and the knowledge that they hold is as deep and wide. …

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