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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World Building: On the Steppes

Far to the east in Haranshar there are the steppes, arguably the most inhospitable and dangerous of the four xhusts. While the deserts of the west are known for their arid climate and unruly natives, the steppes are known for their sweeping grasslands, the vast herds of bison, horse, and deer, and the fiercely independent … Continue reading World Building: On the Steppes

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