A Captain’s Tale

He sauntered through the aftermath of the battle whistling tunelessly to himself, following a trail of blood to a human crawling away from the carnage. Bright colours and armour, a noble probably, but he didn’t really care. A quick look around showed him the usual post battle events. The crew were already looting; new feathers Read More …

A Wizard’s Loss

In my 20 summers, I have lost a great deal. Families, friends, comrades, but my greatest loss came only recently. On our forth expedition to The Vale, I was wed to Blade of House Fenix, Blade. part attraction, part deal to Lord Fenix. Blade and I had met during the second expedition, after I had Read More …

Academy of Magic

The Academy of Magic and Practical Studies, to give it its full name, which covers the elemental schools of fire, lightning, and ice, and the schools of spirit, mind, and ritual magic. Before the Cataclysm learning the arcane arts took place in many schools and colleges in varied forms and levels of aptitude. Among The Read More …

Alchemists

Alchemical laboratories are home to some of the strangest smelling, poisonous and most volatile substances in the known world. As such, alchemists are usually given an extremely wide berth: the only other guilds willing to have the Approved Alchemy Association anywhere near them at the time of founding were the forge-blackened War Smiths’ guild and Read More …

Almitra

Known as the second city, Almitra is the jewel in the crown of the Theocracy’s coast; situated to the west of Sarqand. The bay of Almitra offers natural weather defences, and the port-city itself is fortified by a great boom-chain, hung between arcane mirror towers. It guards the approach to the bay from any naval Read More …

At the table of the King and the Khan

Let me tell you, I was there the day the Voice of our king reached across the map of the world. I saw his cold dead hand wrapping around the meaty fingers of the Great Khan as they agreed to divide the world of men between them. I saw them agree to the details of Read More …