Thursday, November 19, 2009

Battle of Grethorin

And so we fought, not for money or for glory, but for our families and homeland we wanted our children to see. We wanted to look up from the heav’ns to see our children’s children playing in the streets of Dagfar, in the waters of Hurreson, and in the Harmonic Woods. This was our dream, and we would achieve it, though not in my life time I believe

The Battle of Grethorin was the final battle in the War of Freedoms for the people of Retheren as they fought the Tyranny of the Yetereth Empire.  Though outnumbered a battalion of 6000 men fought off the armies resting only when the roads were so clogged of dead that the Yeterethians could not pass.  The legends say they fought for a week straight without respite, drinking their sweat and the blood of their enemies.  This terrified the armies of the Yetereth, but for Retherens, it was simple survival, they would fight to the death for their homelands and it was on this battlefield during the few respites, that the Poetry of the Damned began to appear for the first time

My Child I yearn to see thee
The black clouds of death and greed
We fight for mercy, apathy and freedom
We will die in this place
And we will be forgotten
By those who did love us
And By those who spat on us
We are the Damned

The crude poems inspired the people still in cities to rally towards their troops, the men; young and old took up their arms.  The women worked for the men, and the courage of the people of Retheren drove them off and in the 125th year of the 2nd Age.  Retheren had their home, and have maintained until the 3rd Age

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Map: Rethern

Map: Ledre

Navigating Prothorum

Prothorum is a smaller city on the coast of Rethern. Because of its small size, there is a large gap between the rich and poor castes. Fortunately the castes tend to get along quite well, with a large market for food which farmers are paid quite well for. The city was founded during The Great Expansion in the last age. It is the third largest city and the largest on the Eastern side of the country. When journeying in this area, you don’t have to worry about many hostilities; however there is a standard way of doing things as tradition is important in this city. It is uncommon to see the poor raise to the rich and the rich descend to the poor level. This is what Joshua did and is why he was rejected by his family. A word to the wise, never attempt to sway a Prothorim that he is wrong.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dagfar: Finding your way around the Capital

By:  Lost in the Void
                Dagfar is an interesting place to live.  Because it is so close to the Castle and filled to the brim with Nobles, remains a place of heavy debate and the head of Politics in the nation.  There is close to 150 000 people in the city and surrounding area, though the city’s wealth is centered around 10 000 of them, those people either Noble or of the Shop Caste.   Peasants rent from the Lords who charge them extreme rent prices keeping the peasants weak.  In the last three years a rebellion group known as the Shingites have taken the hearts of the common folk by storm as they advocate for equality.  Because of the extreme political turmoil it is always wise to avoid talking about politics openly in the street as it could warrant an arrest
                The city found it’s roots in the founding on the country Rethern.  Because the tribes were finally uniting under one banner, they needed a common city that granted now favour to any Clan.   This place was chosen for it’s idea location from each tribes major city.