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  • Imperial History

    h3. Pre-Imperial The [[Empire of Nerath]] is hardly the first empire to rise in the area. In fact, it is the latest in a long line of states that have formed and fallen over the years, centuries, and millennia. Most recently, the ruins of [[Lost …

  • Lost Arkhosia

    The remnants of the shattered dragonborn empire of the followers of Bahamut lie lost beneath the sands and in the canyons of this barren land, scoured from the world by their horrific war against the tiefling empire of [[Bael Turath]] many centuries ago. …

  • Bael Turath

    Tiefling empire destroyed in battle with the dragonborn empire of [[Lost Arkhosia|Arkhosia]]. Forged bonds with ancient devils after opening the iron doors to Hell, mixing the blood of human noble houses with those of devils. Also called the Hell-Chained …

  • Cendriane

    High-elven kingdom, long fallen. Also called the Ruined Realm. Notable for the violent and quick manner of its destruction. Legend speak of the mighty works of the eladrin empire that thrived before [[Bael Turath]] fell into shadow. The Cendriane eladrins …

  • Shard of Evil

    Before the [[Chained God]] brought this back from beyond creation, there was no evil in the world. There was no good, either. The gods and [[Primordials]] strove against each other over possession of the world, but neither side attached value judgments to …

  • Ruler of Ruin

    The mysterious force behind the army of mad gnolls that swept over the [[Empire of Nerath]] in IY 895. Tales speak of a demon-possessed gnoll shaman, but no eye-witness reports exist to identify the creature.

  • Giants Dance

    Circle of standing stones on the southernmost [[Turanni Islands|Turanni Island]], said to have been erected by the [[Sea Giants]] before they sailed west and away. The central stone, called the [[Drawstone]], is a strong magnet, and can affect compasses …

  • Sea Giants

    Legendary race of giants who plied the seas south of the [[Empire of Nerath]] in ancient days. According to stories, they created a thriving empire on the coasts of the [[Reavers Sea|Reavers' Sea]] and the [[Broad Sea]], raising mighty earthworks and …

  • Drawstone

    Central stone of the [[Giants Dance|Giant's Dance]]. It is a perfect cube twelve feet on a side, and strongly magnetic. It can affet the needle of a compass up to a mile away, and makes wearing or using iron objects in its vicinity extremely difficult. …

  • Ironbones

    Ancient dwarven empire, reputedly founded just after the [[Age of Chains]] by the first freed dwarves. Only a few ruins and artifacts in the caves beneath the junction of the [[Aerie Mountains|Aerie]], [[Axefall Mountains|Axefall]], and [[Bitter Mountains …

  • Age of Chains

    The period of time when dwarves were enslaved to giants, before [[Moradin]] freed them.

  • Chariot Kings

    Ancient tribal confederacy of nomads who ruled the [[Delian Plains]] up to the foothills of the [[Axefall Mountains]]. According to the historians of [[Durkelwood]], they built hill forts and howes for defense and shelter, but would migrate between …

  • King Elimys II

    Later, Emperor Elimys I, founder of the [[Empire of Nerath]] and architect of the [[Gleaners Treaty|Gleaner's Treaty]]. First Emperor of Nerath.

  • Gleaners Treaty

    Founding document of the [[Empire of Nerath]], between [[Irdath]] and the budding empire. Lays out standards of responsibility and conduct between the signatories that became the template for governance within the Empire, and between provinces.

  • Du Rikel

    Mixed elven and eladrin coalition of city-states that joined the [[Empire of Nerath]]. Copying errors and difficulties in pronounciation led to the official name of the province being rendered as [[Durkel Province]], and the forest that forms its heart as …

  • Emperor Amadyr IV

    Called The Builder. Ascended the Imperial Throne in 1Y 641, and reigned until his death in IY 677. Designed and began construction of the [[Eastern Line]] and [[Western Line]].

  • Emperor Elidyr I

    Ascended the Imperial Throne in IY 883, and still ruling the [[Empire of Nerath]] when the [[Phoenix Covenant]] sealed the village of [[Covenant]] behind the [[Phoenix Gate]] in IY 897.

  • Bloodspear War

    Centred around [[Fort Bloodspear]], the Bloodspear War was a long and brutal campaign against the Bloodspear Tribe of orcs out of the [[Daggermoor]]. The Bloodspears had formed alliances with other humanoid bands and mounted a lengthy guerilla offensive …

  • Bloodspear Totems

    Religious relics captured during the [[Bloodspear War]]. They consist of an enchanted spear, a blood-dipped banner, a crystal eye, and a breastplate of meteoric iron. They are on permanent display in [[Fort Bloodspear]].

  • The Jewelled Tower

    Abandoned remnant of the high elven empire of [[Cendriane]], the Jewelled Tower is a fanciful ediface of half-shattered crystal in the [[Snow Wood]]. It is held to be taboo ground by the elves and eladrin living in the wood, and rumours among other races …

  • Little Sister

    A bare knob of granite rising out of the [[Cold Lake]] east of [[Kayil]] and [[Blackrock]]. The fisherfolk of the region provide support to a lighthouse keeper on the island. The lighthouse itself is set in an ancient stone tower said to have been one of …

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