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April 2, 2012 at 9:37 am #40793Xukkuth d’ BarraParticipant@xukkuth
We call for a gathering of all ritual casters and poweful magi loyal to the Kingdom of Haven. We call for those Spell-Weavers willing to give of their own essence and strength, and those brave enough to find allies amongst the many families, great and small, which are the foundation of our land.
A meeting is to be held within the City of Vol on the 3rd day of April, to discuss ancient magic, and to offer a worthy prize to those who commit themselves to our cause.
Matron of House Shin
Kingdom of HavenApril 12, 2012 at 6:57 am #43999herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Word has come from the north of a mighty undertaking within the heart of the Falconcrest kingdom.
Nobles, magi, and commoners from all the kingdoms of Terath have gathered along the banks of the great river which flows through the kingdom of Falconcrest. The spectacle which they have come to witness defies description, leaving the spectators in breathless awe at the ancient ritual power being harnessed before their eyes.
On a large isle which rests in the center of the mighty river, an ancient elven artifact has been awakened through the use ritual magic. Where once stood the worn stones of an old ruin amidst high grasses, rocky outcroppings, and small groves of deciduous trees – a great transformation is taking place.
At the direction of those casting the ritual, a vast and sprawling citadel is slowly taking form. Pillars of shimmering stone rise, growing from the earth alongside spires and towers which first appear only as patterns of ethereal light. Great deep swaths of shifting earth transmute to form sewers, cellars, and other underground structures. And two mighty bridges slowly manifest themselves, spun into existence from threads of crystalline power.
It seems as if the process will take days before it is finally complete. The ritual casters responsible for summoning this creation can be heard chanting their words of power, but halt these incantations far before the small city has fully manifested. Yet when their chanting ends, Rhoum The Peacekeeper, High Lord Venai, Lady Claire, and the Falconcrest Sage each seem to alternate between resting, and carefully guiding the progress of the transformation.April 24, 2012 at 5:17 am #44000Anji PetrizzoParticipant@anji
Today the inhabitants of the western coasts of Terath witness an ominous portent. The Hadrian capital ship, having disembarked from the large port-system of Westerland with its accompanying longships, seemed to meet some sort of trouble with an unseen assailant just outside the country’s coastal waters. General Shaw quickly ordered the remnants of Westerland’s navy to their aid. As dusk fell, the sounds of the great sea battle were drowned out by a low, unnatural keening noise, and for the space of an hour the waves that crashed upon the shores of Westerland were red with blood.May 16, 2012 at 11:25 am #44001Paul IversonParticipant@paul_iverson3000
A caravan of gypsies were found dead in the northern reaches of the Falconcrest Kingdom. Of the 14 members of the caravan only 3 returned safely through the circle. No account as to what happened could be learned from the shaken trio. The bodies of the remaining 11 members of the Rateski family were found with their necks slit open and their bodies placed in a ritualistic fashion. A letter was recovered from the massacre with the following message:
“Your people will know true pain and sorrow when I am finished with you. Until you bring me the head of the ‘Chain Breaker’ I will continue to slaughter your people one helpless caravan at a time.
Gypsies from all across Terath mourn for the loss of Juliana Rateski and her husband, notable for their kindness throughout Terath and their ability to place smiles on all they met. Magistrate Jonathan Gables of Feldon’s Crossing in Chindius had this to say:
“Juliana and her husband Rico were close friends to me and mine. They would do nothing to cause mischief and always would come to our aid if ever we were in need. I saw their family grow from simple nomads into something proud and noble. Their loss truly is something to be missed.
I don’t know who this Obrus person is, but they have made an enemy of Feldon’s Crossing. We will stop at nothing to bring this person to justice.”
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-Template: Gypsy)May 25, 2012 at 1:34 am #44547Anji PetrizzoParticipant@anji
People of Terath,
We find ourselves the targets of alarming sabotage. Since yesterday late afternoon, poison seeps from the sea itself inland. Wildlife and men are falling prey to the contamination at an alarming pace. The High Queen bids you guard yourselves and your livlihoods: check your well water for purity, drink not from streams feeding the mighty rivers unless you can purify it. Dam the rivers that lead to the sea. At this time, the reservoirs of the mountainous countries and the rainwater appear untainted, but be vigilant. Citizens, appeal to your nobility to address the possibility of a shortage. Cities without access to clean water may petition the High Queen directly.
The vile things of the deep wage war upon Terath, but we are united in our opposition and prepared to defend ourselves against the threat of the Father of All.
For the glory of Terath,
scribe to His Grace Hector Pretia of Chindius,
on behalf of the High Queen of TerathMay 30, 2012 at 6:15 am #44583herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
White Knights of Terath,
By now, it is likely that you have heard of the devastating attack upon the Ebran town of Hortrellis by the demon lord currently known only as Baphomen. To be certain, this is a matter of great concern. We will need to be stalwart in our attempts to combat this demon, and vigilant in our efforts to prevent further encroachment from The Abyss.
Yet there is another powerful and immediate threat which seems to endanger a greater number of our people. Reports indicate that The Father of Monsters is somehow responsible for the poisoning of many of our sources of fresh water – a corruption which is only becoming direr with each passing day.
Brothers and Sisters – there is great need for your aid. The powers of purification offered by The White Knight path are quickly becoming the greatest hope for purifying vast quantities of water in the centers of civilization throughout Terath.
If you are able to lend aid towards this cause, I ask that you contact myself, or Lord Knight Jacen Yabesh of The King’s Lands. We are working together to rally sufficient support from across all of Terath, and will begin making arrangements with the monarchs and nobles of the many kingdoms immediately, in the hopes of organizing our combined efforts in a way that will serve to provide the greatest amount of aid to as many people as possible. Lord General Gilrandir Galathule of The Falconcrest Kingdom has already begun asking our Druidic allies for aid in this matter as well, and we would urge any with friends or contacts amongst the druids to seek out for information and assistance in battling this plight.
Honor Above All,
Sir Xefrom Venai, The Morning Sword
High Lord of FalconcrestJune 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm #44002Anji PetrizzoParticipant@anji
By order of his Majesty King Severius and the ruling counsel of Narovo:
The borders of the nation are closed effective immediately. All non-citizens must be prepared to leave the country within the week or they may lose the opportunity to do so.
Hazara Mi’ereJune 9, 2012 at 1:00 am #44700herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
The legendary Elentari Warrior King, Satana Akida of Myzentius, has travelled to the Broken City in The King’s Lands to visit the High Court of Terath. Court whispers and tavern talk indicate that he has been spending many mornings in private discussions with Duke Christopher Vendracis and his advisors.
Rumors suggest that their private discussions revolve around the coming dangers presented by The Father of Monsters, as well as more domestic concerns involving unrest and revolt within the borders of Myzentius.
Reports of disorder and rebellion from the mountainous south-eastern region of Myzentius have been attributed to a number of unaligned and independent warlords grasping for power. These warlords, whose territories lie mostly within sight of the lofty mountains known as the Peaks of Adjua, are attempting to forge their own small kingdoms in the chaos following the Draconic Domination of Terath, and amidst the fear generated by the rumor of coming dangers from the sea.June 12, 2012 at 4:45 am #44003Anji PetrizzoParticipant@anji
By order of King Roivas Gilbereth of Ethlinspire:
The Ethlin borders are hereby closed to non-citizens. Orcs, Parthan and Thorgg will be expelled immediately. Other non-elves will be forcibly expelled should they be found within the city after the space of one week. His Majesty regrets having to take such drastic action, even temporarily, and calls for understanding during these trying times. We appeal to Her Majesty the High Queen to take the situation in Narovo to heart and act with all haste to defend her subjects from the treachery on our flank.
Baroness Callisthene Gilbereth of Ceridwin
on behalf of his Majesty the KingJune 26, 2012 at 1:31 am #44819herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Rumors indicate that the Kingdom of Falconcrest has somehow obtained a magical artifact of significant power, appearing to be a glass or crystalline egg. The Falconcrest Sage is said to be examining this artifact with considerable caution, believing that this artifact will soon be used to greatly enrich all the denizens of the Falconcrest Kingdom, from the highest lords to the most common shepherds.July 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm #45172herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
News has spread far and wide, detailing the terrible destruction of two of the mighty fleets belonging to the navy of Hadrianus. The 8th Company has been destroyed in its entirety, along with the majority of the 9th Company. Military councils across Terath have convened to speak of a great whirlpool which has formed to the South East of Vallis Bay, resulting in the destruction of these two fleets, which had been scouting the seas for signs of Typhon’s influence. To the horror of sailors everywhere, this great whirlpool is not the result of a vast storm or natural disaster, but is instead the manifestation of power which has been brought to bear by The Father of Monsters.July 11, 2012 at 5:10 am #45377herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Rumors have begun to circulate regarding small points of purification across Terath; tiny havens from the poisonous influence of The Father of Monsters. Stories claim that a Master Druid of The Arcadian Grove has appeared in over a score of different locations ranging from Chindius to Westerland, and even including Narovo and Ethlinspire. Wherever this druid is sighted, small regions are suddenly blanketed in wave of druidic energy which cleanses the poison from the surrounding land.
However, the areas of safe-haven are naught but infinitesimal points of light in a vast, dark sea of corruption and death. The protection and safety offered by these regions of purity has given many people hope, but a true solution to this blight of poison still seems far out of reach for the great majority of Terath’s people.July 20, 2012 at 12:36 am #45381herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Duke Vendracis, Steward of Rhoum and current ruler of The King’s Lands, has left The Broken City with a small contingent of soldiers and is en route to the Kingdom of Myzentius. Rumors claim that the Duke is attempting to facilitate a meeting with the leaders of various independent splintering factions within Myzentius in order to offer aid, to organize mercenary efforts in the struggle against The Father of Monsters, and to reinforce King Akida’s dominion over the independent warlords attempting to claim their own territory within the Kingdom of Myzentius.July 24, 2012 at 1:36 am #45431herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Political ambassadors of Lairroth representing the nation of Nadrak have been sighted in the Hadrian City of Vita, appealing for an audience with Queen Embla and The Synod of Five. Rumors claim that one of the Lord Generals of the Nadraki Army has accompanied these ambassadors with over one hundred soldiers; having traveled to Terath to offer their aid in the struggle against the Father of Monsters.July 26, 2012 at 5:33 am #44004James BernardParticipant@james-b
Rumors fly around Terath that demons have secured a stronghold around the Ruins of Kvu’ul. While Ebrus is remaining quiet on the situation, many peasants have fled the southron portions of the country seeking safer quarters.
It is being said that a Great Vampire is visiting the circles of life in Terath, enhancing them with Abyssal magic. Rumors state that all should be wary of this very powerful, ancient being.
Rumors state that the borders to Dragonheld have been closed to outsiders.July 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm #45489herogoethKeymaster@herogoeth
Shouts of celebration reach far and wide telling of a great battle with a vast and mighty Herald of Typhon in the eastern territories of Myzentius. Stories claim that the creature, known as Hephaestion, was a moving mountain of magma and flame, well over one hundred feet tall. His small army of burning golems met in battle with military forces from Chindius, Hadrianus, Falconcrest, The King’s Lands, and The Argent Tide; all fighting alongside the various mercenary companies of Myzentius.
Rumors and tavern-talk claim that many well-known figures of Terath participated in the battle first-hand. Witnesses report having seen Alaver of The Arcadian Grove, King Akida of Myzentius, King Aleric Falconcrest, Master Elxa of Ethlinspire, Lord Talandar of Haven, Lord Knight Tristan of Falconcrest, Lord Jacen Yabesh of The King’s Lands, and even the exiled Falion ‘The Red’ upon the field of battle. A few story-tellers fervently claim that the ancient dragon Cureanon took to the field as well, although this last detail is believed to be naught but fancy and hearsay by most.
The specifics of this great battle are still being sorted, but there seems to be little debate over the final outcome – Victory!. Hephaestion, Herald of Typhon, has been laid low upon the slopes of the Myzentian Peaks of Adjua.
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