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Building Bahlaer, Part 1

In my previous post, I talked a bit about how I’m jealous of other people’s fancy maps.  As you probably know by now, I have lots and lots of my own maps, but the one I was specifically jealous about … Continue reading

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History 13: The Nemesis, the Long Darkness and the Rise of the Phoenix Light

Even before the sudden darkness, the Heartlands kingdoms were not the only places where strange things were happening.  Several decades prior to 240 Age of Kingdoms, the Goddess of Knowledge had begun behaving erratically—even by the standards of eccentricity to … Continue reading

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History 12: The Masks and the Plagues

What followed the death-throes of the northern empires was a time of insularity, when all the new subdivisions that called themselves kingdoms isolated themselves from their neighbors as much as was possible.  The east once again fell out of contact … Continue reading

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History 11: The Slow Collapse and the Age of Kingdoms

Though Altaera and Ruen Wyn had ceased to exist as formal empires by the end of their war, the Age of Empires was not officially considered over until twenty-three years later.  The time in between marked the disintegration of the … Continue reading

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History 10: The War of the Lion and Eagle

By this point in history, the Rift had been surmounted by magic and engineering, though it remained a significant obstacle between east and west.  Over a span of five years, the northern empires of Altaera and Ruen Wyn collaborated on … Continue reading

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History 09: The Flame of Chaos and the Owl Emperor’s Fall

As the new southern empires solidified, the new northern empire–Ruen Wyn—traveled a rocky road.  Its policy of electing a new Emperor upon the retirement of the old, rather than allowing the crown to be passed to a son or chosen … Continue reading

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History 08: The New Empires, Part 3: Ciritheen

In the wake of the Seals, the southeastern landmass that had been known as Shangal, or the Dragon Coast, found itself riven by quakes and inundated by the Rillian Ocean.  Where it once had been connected to the northeastern landmass … Continue reading

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