Tarnova is known as the water city, built at the head of the estuary of great river Zybris before it flows into the Rime Sea at the Thundermouth. Above it lie the Northlands; with the dark forests, with the keeps

Temple Guard

Due to their extensive use of Janissary soldiers, the martial pursuits are less prevalent in The Theocracy than in other human lands. Local militias exist, but for the well-to-do citizens of the temple cities, the ultimate military honour is to

Tenets of the Faith

There are two forces in this world: those for Good, and those for Evil In the beginning, there was a great war in the Afterworld between all gods. The darker ones were defeated and cast down into the Burning Abyss,

The Barrens

A harsh and unforgiving wasteland filled with the ruins of the Qadaq Republic, and are the largest area of the Shieldlands. It is here that many mercenary settlements have grown in the dust of the old regime to earn a living

The Collected Stories of Livia

Here follows the story of Livia, according to the approved holy texts of the Islanders: There was much discontent and spiritual loss on the streets of the Qadaq city of Magna Ventis in the windswept north of the region. The

The Faith

Beyond all the concerns of the Crown and the Guilds lie the princes of the Faith. The priesthoods of the various gods, although having the King as their monarch, also answer to higher powers. These holy men and women are

The Father

One of The Four, the primary gods worshipped by the Theocracy. Self-proclaimed owner of the Fane. The Father protects our souls when we die. Ensures that our souls are not taken by the demons but pass over properly into the

The Four

The Father The Mother The Warrior

The Guilds

Set against this background of feudalism and heraldic compliance are the guilds. Guild members work towards different goals and live within Elland providing the goods, services and training that are required to give human lands the edge in the war

The Legio Canis

The Beastkin that are in service to and are allied with the Northern Alliance are generally treated as commoners by the people of the Elland. The one notable exception where the Kingdom is concerned is the Legio Canis or Legion