World Building: On the Founding of the Aionian Empire

The following is a summary from The Aionian Empire: A History, by Feas Mayoros, Court Historian to Imperator Konstantian IV. The full text of that book has been lost, though fragments (including this one) are found in Marike Stratenes' Chronicles. For a thousand years after the fall of the Old Ones, the continent of Aridikhos was in … Continue reading World Building: On the Founding of the Aionian Empire

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Character Sketch: Childerick

Childerick Merovais is the foremost duke in the Imperium. His bloodlines are impeccable, and for many of the Great Houses his claim to the throne is greater than that of the current Imperator Talinissia, whose mother was a foreigner. His own mother was the younger sister of Talinissia's father, and while relations were always cordial … Continue reading Character Sketch: Childerick

World Building: “The Song of Princes” and the Fall of Old Korray

The following is an extract from Alexias Korenas' A History of the Korrayin People, Their Customs, and Legends. Compiled roughly 200 years ago, it remains the definitive work on the Korrayin people. Among the Korrayin, there is no tale more sacred nor terrifying than the Fall of Old Korray. It is related in full in an … Continue reading World Building: “The Song of Princes” and the Fall of Old Korray