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  • Raylack Farmers Guild

    An organisation consisting of the vast majority of farmers in and around [[Raylack | Raylack]]. A union of workers in agriculture has existed for much of Raylack's recorded history, with varying degrees of power. Between 50-70 U.I. its power was greater …

  • The Old Ones

    "The world we inhabit is a ruin, a husk, drained of its once plentiful resources by those who came before. Though precious few texts remain from that ancient time, the presence of these Old Ones, as they have come to be known, is still felt all around us, …

  • The Mist

    "Though very little is known of the Old Ones, there is one certainty. They inexplicably vanished from the surface of the earth thousands of years ago. Remarkably, texts have been found which are believed to shed some light on the events leading up to …

  • Factions

    A list of different known factions: Governmental: * [[Alba]]'s monarch, King Ostran Gaern, who rules from [[Gerelden | Gerelden]], Pranx. * [[Alban Politics | Lord Kedeva]] Horatio Keating, represented throughout Kedeva by the great and terrible [[: …

  • The Isalfyrne Year

    A season-based time measurement system used on the great island of [[Isalfyrne]] where the current year is determined by the number of years since the system was introduced. For example, if the Isalfyrne Year system has been in use for 372 years, the …

  • Empire's Echo

    _Empire's Echo: A History of the World_ is an academic textbook researched and written by [[:professor-oliver-finnagin]]. The book describes and discusses compiled research into the ancient race known as the [[The Old Ones | Old Ones]], the [[The Mist …

  • Hostilities of Isalfyrne

    _Seasonality: The Kingdom of Alba vs the people of the Volcanic Plains and Na Beantann Alam_ Every Spring, the huge armies of [[Alba]] march north out of their kingdom to assert authority over (and collect dues from) the princedoms and duchies on the …

  • Alban Politics

    Supreme authority is vested in [[Alba | Alba]]'s King or Queen. There is no higher power. The monarch nominally has complete control of all national affairs worthy of their concern. Each ruler declares who will inherit the throne after their death. This …

  • Chapter One Timeline

    First of all, a guide to [[Isalfyrne to Gregorian Calendar | Isalfyrne's Calendar]]. h5. _Autumn, 372 U.I._ * *22*: Father [[:father-malley | Fraedlen Malley]]'s wife Bonnie is killed by unknown assailants. Malley writes a final entry in his church …

  • Chapter Two Timeline

    *Winter, 372 U.I.* * *9*: The Third Battle of Branock's Gorge. * *15*: [[:wistark-shizbitts | Professor Wistark Shizbitts]] leaves Raylack Village, arriving at his home on Winter 30th. * *33*: Wistark submits a report on his adventure to the [[ …

  • Gravilla's Missing Page

    On the 12th of Winter 372 U.I., a boy from the village of [[Raylack | Raylack]] snuck into the house of [[:big-sol | Big Sol]], which had been damaged by a foul creature a few days earlier. The youth had been dared by his friends to return with something …

  • History of the Knights of Arcelor

    The account of the formation of the [[Knights of Arcelor | Knights of Arcelor]] is recorded in the Manual of Reverence, one of several significant books the group possesses and [[Gravilla's Missing Page | often carried by its members]]. Though supporting …

  • Timeline of World Events

    A list of important events in the known history of the world. Dates are given relative to the [[The Isalfyrne Year | calendar of Isalfyrne]]. * *~800 P.U.:* First written records of wide scale dragon cults. These are later linked to the activities of …

  • History of the Elves of Alba

    The history of the [[Elves of Alba | Elves of Alba]] is entwined with that of [[Alba | Alba]] itself and the Elven Empire, the two polities which have shaped it the most. In 184 P.U. the clans of [[County of Wellis | Wellis Island]] learned of [[Maera …

  • The Dunns

    The ancient, nomadic war tribe that came from the southwest plains of Isalfyrne (an area which today is also called Dunn) and founded the Kingdom of Alba, putting Chief Temyu Djinn upon its throne approximately 575 years ago. Though the Dunn armies …

  • County of Wellis

    Wellis County is a province of [[Alba | Alba]] which covers the entirety of Wellis Island, a landmass off the southern coast of [[Isalfyrne | Isalfyrne]]. Battered by storms coming in from the Atlantean Ocean, it can be a harsh place to live and remains …

  • War of the Burning Steppes

    The War of the Burning Steppes (also known as the War of Veriibel) was a military conflict between the Elven Empire and the [[Maera | Maeran Confederation]], precipitated by the ambitions of the former to create an outpost from which to conduct trade and …

  • Maera

    The origins of the Maeran Confederation lay in a private agreement between four tribes, living along a lush valley in central [[Isalfyrne | Isalfyrne]], that they would cease their regular feuds and instead lay out rules for peaceful conduct which would …

  • Eglath Manneo

    A [[Goliaths | goliath]] nation based in the [[Gol mountains]] that controlled a significant portion of south-central Isalfyrne until its demise at the end of the Alba-Eglath War. Eglath Manneo was formed in 244 P.U. when the nine Gol clans were united …

  • Chapter Three Timeline

    *Spring, 373 U.I.* * *4, 5 or 6*: [[:euven-dielenath | Euven Dielenath]] kills a rogue ex-imperial spy in the village of Goxhill, Aridin. * *7*: The [[Greil Mercenaries]] take "their first contract":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaign/the-whisper …

  • Duchy of Charn

    Charn is a large settlement in western [[Isalfyrne | Isalfyrne]], sited on the banks of the Sharnaruss river. It serves as the capital for the Duchy of Charn which comprises the city itself, a pair of market towns and a network of farming villages in the …

  • Timelines

    Explanation of Calendar System: [[The Isalfyrne Year]]

    Main Story Timelines (contain spoilers): [[Chapter One Timeline | Chapter One]] [[Chapter Two Timeline | Chapter Two]] [[Chapter Three Timeline | Chapter Three]] …

  • Fall of the Number 3 Chimney

    The Fall of the No.3 Chimney is an event which occurred during the siege of the city of [[Duchy of Charn | Charn]] by the armed forces of [[Alba | Alba]]. It is also sometimes used by residents to refer to the entire period from the liquidation of [[Maera …

  • The Hergerfort

    Located in the northern areas of the volcanic plains, but not far north enough to gain the benefits of the Winter Sun, the Hergerfort has been the site of a fortification since the time of [[Maera | the Maeran Confederacy]]. It has a somewhat mixed …

  • The Phantasm

    [[Duchy of Charn | Borc Caelhagan]] visited the [[The Hergerfort | Hergerfort]] on his way to face the elves as part of the [[War of the Burning Steppes | War of the Burning Steppes]]. Records by his chroniclers mention shadowy figures lurking at the …

  • Albert Dunwithy

    Not much detail survives about the early life of Albert. It is known that he was from a farming family, and that he inherited his fathers lands at a relatively young age and under unknown circumstances. He was a charismatic man and a wildly successful …

  • Professor Oliver Finnagin

    Professor Finnagin is particularly widely traveled, but has attracted criticism over his bestselling textbook, [[Empire's Echo | Empire's Echo: A History of the World]]. Several notable academics, while perhaps agreeing with some of his arguments, …