It is interesting that you say the vermin were daemonic followers of the Dark Gods. Perhaps you do not realise your deviation from orthodoxy on this point. With the notable exception of the rat King slain by Sunna, vermin are mortal beings. Likewise as the scriptures state in Genesis 3: In the final years of the Avrasi the vermin came forth, born of a triple treachery. Gaius Dexion, the proud soldier, betrayed the Senate; and the high priest Quintus Augustus betrayed mankind. As Dexion and (...)
It is interesting that you say the vermin...
Fly above the fields of war,
above the bones of the enemy.
grim and ancient Crimson Raven wandering.
From the deadly shore of the battlefields,
Protect our deeds of war and glorify our bleeding weapons,
Exalt our heroes, consume the blood of our victims,
Witness our prowess, witness our strength,
Fly above the fields of war
Fly above the bones of the enemy.
Olaron and the Elven Gods
Q: Who is Olaron? Is s/he part of the universal elven pantheon or unique to the Dread Elves?
A: As always, divine matters are no simple matter to untangle. I once debated theology with an elf, but unfortunately, I dozed off before she’d explained half of their web of deities and interrelations. Still, from what I recall, Olaron is known by all elves, but only considered to be a true god by the Dread Elves. Should he ever cross the Veil though, I believe we’d all live to regret it, fuelled as (...)
Preaching of the Fanatics
Humanity is doomed by those who do nothing! Sunna calls on each one of us to play our part, and those who stand idly by sin in Her eyes as unforgivably as the worst of heretics. So believe me when I say to you truly, in the name of our saviour: if you are not with us, you are against us!
Rats and Religion
The traders in the east are unable to provide the same quantities as last year. They blame the vermin. As you know, in parts of Sagarika, men and rats live side by side, oblivious to the clear danger. Until recently, these vermin worshipped rat gods – twisted versions of the gods of old Avras. But when plague struck the land, they say a rat went among them, preaching of a new god, the Plaguebringer, who offers salvation through the touch of disease. The pestilence lingered around those who (...)
Sunna Myth - Part One
The Sun Maiden came, in our time of greatest need. Let her mighty deeds be written here, that she might not pass out of memory, but be remembered evermore.
It was in the cold years, when the sun was pale and the summers were short, that the goddess came to us. In that time of darkness, the beasts of the wood, barbarians of the wastes and brutes of the mountains descended upon us, and we were swept before them as reeds before the flood. First to rise from the mass of foes was Bragh, the (...)
The Ballad of Korontav Moor
Died in vain, heros all. Duthar and Telvan did stride among them; Two Seekers striving to meet their Gods.
Their foe was the Rat-Men, five-thousand strong; Dark magics, fell machines and monstrosities thronged! With heavy hearts did the Clan sally fourth; Led by Seekers, upon the Moor.
Late was the hour that the two forces clashed; The wrath of the Rat-God sending fire and flash. Woe to the Clan. A meteor was called; Blazing from the sky.
Brave and foolhardy, Telvan stood tall; (...)
The Battle of Korontav Moor
We found vermin in those hills and not the kind that you might keep as a pet. These were big bastards, walking on two legs! They gave us a right hiding that day… Yeah, ill tell you the tale. But it’ll cost you another ale and a few more by the time I’m finished.
We had been mining the tin in the hills. Sending it up the river to Vanez. The vermin problem had been there from the start y’see. But the Clan had invested too much to back out of the operation. To begin with we suppressed them. But (...)
The Kraken’s Logbook
The Gaze of the Kraken’s Logbook. 28th of Bomudh, 2682 DD A dozen leagues from the West Coast of Vetia
We left Caen Dracin two weeks ago. The ship’s company is in a good mood after the past days’ trials. When the storm came, we faced it with the iron temper of our people. The slaves revolted under the cover of the tempest, seeing a chance in the turmoil of the seas. We shattered the revolt quickly and ruthlessly, avoiding the loss of slaves when possible. It was unavoidable at times. The (...)
The legend of the goblin city
It is said among the tribes of this land that in the most ancient times, the oldest prophet-leaders of the goblins, called Darrmu, created a vast labyrinth under the Great Mountains. At its center stood what they called the Earthly Garden of Delights. This was their most secret abode and refuge between Augea and Vetia, protected by the monstrous creatures of the deep - the gogyag.
No man, elf or dwarf was allowed to enter such a secret and holy place, the goblin city. It was imagined as a (...)