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    [[Estea]] is a world that has gone through much turmoil. Over a thousand years ago a [[Gods War]] sent nation against nation and shook the shape of the land and the very fabric of reality. Few sages know even fragments of the truth of what led to …

  • The Company of Light

    This is the name that has stuck to the hunting party which represented the elements of Light in this year's Great Hunt. Representing the Shadow of Light is [[Chen]], a scout of the Black Watch on [[pelors wall | Pelor's Wall]] - recently off duty due …

  • Arvandor

    the afterlife of the [[elves | elven people]]. Arvandor has many realms within in, including the Happy Hunting Grounds of the [[wood elves]].

  • Sylvanithus

    The ancient forest city of the [[wood elves]] - destroyed in a war between the elves and shadow dragons - culminating in a battle between [[Correlon Larethain]] and [[Tiamat]] which destroyed Sylvanithus but drove the dragons away. The resulting …

  • Correlon Larethain

    Solyn is credited with the creation of the [[Elves]] – and is god of the Sun, Spring, and Valour. His nickname of “Eldest” leads some elven scholars to believe that he is the first of the Gods and the Elves are the first of the noble races. It is said …

  • Tiamat

    Queen of Evil [[dragons]] and fierce opponent of [[Bahamut]] - Lord of Noble Dragons. Tiamat's hatred of the world that killed her father colored her every deed and attracted dragons given to rapacity and suspicion: the chromatics. Chromatic dragons …

  • Gods of Estea

    *Known Gods:* *Human Gods* [[Perun]] - God of Summer Sun, Agriculture, Light, and Paladins [[The Goddess]] - Goddess of Nature, Life, and Green Growing things. [[Hadur]] - God of Tyranny and Conquest - often worshiped by [[Hobgoblins]] as well …

  • Myths and Legends

    These legends are listed in rough chronological order, from the distant past to the present. The [[Astral Sea]] The [[Far Realm]] The [[Elemental Chaos]] [[The World Tree]] The [[Underworld]]. [[Midrealm]]. The [[Upper Realm]]. The …

  • Ky Ruath

    Ky'ruath is the red comet that sages say fortells chaos and upset in the arcane realm. It appears in the skies above [[Estasia]] approximately once every hundred years and is usually visible in the night sky for about a week. [[:Coryn]] knows of Ky' …

  • Correlon

    Correlon Larethain is credited with the creation of the Elves - and is god of the Sun, Spring, and Valour. His nickname of "Eldest" leads some elven scholars to believe that he is the first of the Gods and the Elves are the first of the noble races. …

  • Selhaine

    Goddess of the Moon, Mystery, and Magic - also the same name used for the moon. Consort to [[Correlon Larethain | Correlon]] and one of the 3 original Elven Gods who gave birth to the elven race and many of its lesser gods. Most of her worshipers …

  • Underdark

    Many consider the Underdark to be a myth to frighten children. Surely no great civilizations could live in the cramped darkness of a cave. But there is a whole other world below the surface. Far below the mines and dungeons of humanity is a whole …

  • The World Tree

    Comparative mythology suggests that all races have a legend of the World Tree. To human mystics, it is called The [[Tree of Life]]. To dwarves it is known as [[Yggdrasil]]. To elves and the fey it is [[Ailanthus]]. To halfings it is simply The …

  • Silver Road

    This book was found in the hidden library of [[Queen Illestra]] in the [[Tilting Tower]] before it collapsed into [[Mere Illestra]]. It is challenging to read because it is written in a dense and scholarly ancient Elven Tongue – and on frail and crumbling …

  • Heartwood Spear

    A popular human legend is that [[the World Tree]] was destroyed by forces of darkness and only the heartwood remains in the shape of The Heartwood Spear – created by druids in an ancient hidden monastery as it was beset by an army of undead and fell …

  • the Blight

    The Blight is a broad term used by many to describe the breakdown and decay seen in nature and the land over the last many years. Some claim it is because of a moral and spiritual breakdown on the part of humanity, and that this is the punishment of [[ …

  • War of Shadows

    Over a thousand years ago [[Gods War]] culminated with The [[Breaking of the World]]. As nations rebuilt and reformed - [[goblins | goblin hordes]] and other fell creatures took advantage of the chaos to wage war upon the civilized world - wiping out …

  • The Goddess

    Goddess of Nature, Life, and Green Growing things. [[halflings | Halfings]] almost exclusively worship The Goddess—attributing her with providing life-giving streams to a thirsty land. Some perceive worship of The Goddess to be a recent cult, arising …

  • Llolth

    Llolth is sister to [[Selhaine]], and originally reigned over the dark side of the moon. Originally Llolth and her twin sister [[Selhaine]] were both lunar goddesses. Llolth represented the dark of the moon, with skin the rich black of a moonless …

  • Bane

    God of Conquest and Tyranny – often worshiped by [[Hobgoblins]] as well. Bane often is credited with manipulating and corrupting powerful individuals in order to gain power and control of governments, armies, mercantile houses, and other organizations …

  • Timeline

    _This is a rough timeline as the players grow to understand the history of the world._ 4000 Years ago the King of [[Sardia]] waged a genocidal war on the [[elves]] of [[Andilhar]] and the [[dwarves]] of [[Karakas]]. This war is described in the …

  • Dragons

    Only the most arrogant enthusiast might claim certain knowledge of dragons’ origins, and such a claim should be taken with a grain of salt. Legends and the knowledge that sages do have, however, stretch back for centuries and hint at what might have been. …

  • Primordials

    Primordials are living elements of Fire, Earth, Air, Water, Shadow, and Light. They are natives of the [[Elemental Planes]] but find their way to the [[Material Plane]] from time to time - especially in areas where their element is abundant. The [[ …

  • City of Light

    The mythic place where the faithful gathered before leaving the [[Gods War]] and [[Estea]] behind. The [[exodus]] was said to last 50 years, as those loyal to the High King fought there way to the City of Light. They vanished at the peak of the [[Gods …

  • Elemental Lords

    The Rulers of The [[Elemental Planes]], before they merged into the [[Elemental Chaos]] It is supposed that they may have been responsible for the creation of the material world, before the [[gods of estea | gods]] overthrew them. (more info to …

  • Faerie

    Faerie is the magical, fantastic reflection of the world. It is home to fey, [[eladrin | eladrins]], wondrous animals and beasts, some [[elves]], and many other unearthly beings. It is also known as The Feywild, or the Plane of Faerie. Faerie came …

  • Bahamut

    The Platinum Dragon - god of the metallic [[dragons]], nobility and honor. Over the ages, as Bahamut upheld justice, opposed evil, and liberated the oppressed, creatures other than dragons came to honor him as the deity of justice, protection, nobility …

  • Grummash

    Grummash is the chief god of [[Orcs]] and Cyclops - The God of Rage. He lost his eye in an ancient battle with [[Correlon Larethain]]. The animosity between his people and the elves is immense.

  • Venimar

    As of yet the group does not know much about Venimar Al'manzor, except that he was the ruler of the Sea Trading nation of [[Sardia]] over 4000 year ago - and that his xenophobic war against the [[Elves]] and [[Dwarves]] led to an unprecedented alliance …

  • Meristan

    A mage that is the subject of many folk stories and legends. It is unclear as to when and where this mage rose to eminence. It is believed that he played a role in the liberation of the land that is now [[Istarnia]] during the [[War of Shadows]] a …

  • Yggdrasil

    The dwarven name for [[The World Tree]], which they believe to be a living pillar of rock, ore, minerals, and crystal - that bridges and connects the planes of reality.

  • Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life is another name for [[The World Tree]]. Sages visualize the Tree of Life as being a metaphysical network of alternate planes and planar pathways that connect the realms of reality together. Knowledge of these pathways give power to the …

  • Upper Realm

    The Upper Realm is a way of describing the Higher Planes - which speckle the [[Astral Sea]] and are home to [[Gods of Estea | Gods]], [[Archons]], and other powers. They are also supposed to be connected by the highermost branches of [[the World Tree]].

  • Archons

    Powerful servants of the [[Gods of Estea | Gods]], [[Primordials]], and other divine beings. They include angels, demons, devils, elementals, and the like.

  • Colossus of Sardia

    This immense statue is one of the wonders of ancient [[Estea]]. It guarded the harbours of the lost kingdom of [[Sardia]]. Legends say that the kings of Sardia had the power to give life to the Colossus to defend their nation in times of trouble. …

  • Elemental Planes

    The mythic homes of the [[Primordials]] and [[Elementals]]. Sages believe that in ancient times there were unique planes for each element: Fire, Earth, Water, Air, and possibly Shadow, and Light. Stories of planar travellers in the last several …

  • Material Plane

    The physical universe that contains [[Estea]] and other planets, the moon, sun, and stars - realm of mortal beings for the most part. Also known as [[Midrealm]].

  • Underworld

    Also known as the Lower Realms. At the bottom of the roots of [[the World Tree]], amongst its dark and twisted roots, is the Underworld - with pocket realms ruled by demons, devils, and dark forgotten gods. These realms include: [[Hell]] - where …

  • Elemental Chaos

    Beneath the world lie the churning forces of the Elemental Chaos - an alternate plane where the elements rage in raw form - clashing, merging, and flowing in an unending cycle of creation and destruction. The landscape of the Elemental Chaos is broken up …

  • Midrealm

    Midrealm is what sages call the physical universe that contains Estea and other planets, the moon, sun, and stars – realm of mortal beings for the most part. This is to distinguish it from the [[Upper Realm]] and the [[Underworld]]. Also known as …

  • Astral Sea

    Above the world, amongst the upper reaches of [[the World Tree]], is the Astral Sea, a shallow ocean of silvery liquid with the stars visible beneath the shimmering surface. Sheets of starlight like gossamer veils part to reveal the [[Dominions]], the …

  • Worldforge Mountains

    A massive and majestic mountain range in Eastern Estasia - in the centre of the dwarven empire of [[Karakas]] and mythic birthplace of the [[dwarves]]. It is believed that [[Moradin]] created the world in this place, with the dwarves being the pinnacle …

  • Abbathor

    Twin brother to [[Clangeddin]] and son of [[Moradin]] and [[Hestia]]. This god of battle was once the patron of berserker [[dwarves]]. At one point, Abbathor turned on his brother, and became shamed and cast out from the family of dwarven gods. …

  • Clangeddin

    Twin brother to [[Abbathor]] and son to [[Moradin]] and [[Hestia]]. Clangeddin is the god of Duty and Defense in War. He was once balanced with his brother, Abbathor, who was the God of Berserkers and Battle Zeal. Together they embodied the defensive …

  • The Raven Queen

    The Raven Queen is a strange Goddess - neither good nor evil - she is the Goddess of Fate, Winter, and the Afterlife. Though some feel harmed by the winds of winter or the fate life has dealt them, her followers would say that any suffering attributed to …

  • Shadow

    Also known as the Shadowfell, this plane is where the dead are said to travel before moving on to their final destination. It is also home to strange beings, unrestful spirits, source of necrotic energy, with many sub-domains within the Shadowfell. …

  • High King Reborn

    Many look back to the fabled peace of the [[High Kingdom]], which supposedly united [[Estasia]] for two thousand years before the [[Gods War]] shook the land, culminating with the [[Exodus]] and the [[Breaking of the World]]. Legends are obscure, but …

  • Tower of High Sorcery

    The Tower of High Sorcery is an ancient training ground for human mages in [[Estasia]]. It looms over a rocky cliff, just outside the walls of the city state of [[Estarcul]] - once the pride of [[Sardia]].

  • Spiral Tower

    Not much is known about this secret tower of [[elves | Elven]] Sorcery. Rumours and myths place it in so many locations that they cannot all be true. Some say it is in the misty isle of [[Albanon]], others say the [[Elder Forest]], others say the …

  • Forging of the World

    The [[Dwarves]] have a myth of the creation of the world that corresponds with the human story - though it varies in detail. The [[dwarf religion | Dwarven Gods]] are a race of Elder Beings that once were enslaved to work for [[Elemental Lords | …

  • Far Realm

    The Far Realm is theorized to exist beyond the planes of existence. If that seems like a contradiction - it fits the apparent nature of this realm. Obscure sages suggest that in the dark void beyond space and time exist elder beings that existed …

  • Dawn War

    The first [[Gods War]] is said to have taken place between the [[Gods of Estea]] and the [[Primordials]], [[elemental lords]] who claim some hand in creating and shaping the world. The Dawn War and it took place when Estea was still young. The war …

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