The All Father
The patron diety of the Narsikan Republic, regarded as the only true god by most of his worshippers. The Church of the All Father has official status in the Republic, and the mail-clad members of its monastic orders are highly regarded by the populace.
The governing body of magic-users in the Narsikan Republic. Crimes involving magic, including the casting of illegal spells or unlicensed wizardry, are policed by the feared Archons.
Arcanum officials that act as shadow Justicars, with near absolute power to dispense justice in matters involving magic. As it is with Justicars, the ruling of a single Archon may be over-rules by a triumvirate of three other Archons. Archons have an aura of mystique about them and their black-clad presence inspires fear in non-conformist mageborn.
The Artificers of Gat-ne-Zthon
Secret society of artificers and alchemists with suspected sinister intentions. Ned Whirlbottom fled the organization when he discovered some of their plans. He would late learn that the conspiracy may have been masterminded by Gil Karen and the name "Gat-ne-Zthon" is really Sa Karen, rendered into a standard Black Ice code.
Members of this important human minority group within the Nariskan Republic are known for the dark skin and spicy food.
Encryption method popular among the elves of House Forodril.
The Black Leviathan
Mysterious submarine watercraft discovered by the Aksenhamer brothers. It is the inspiration for the Legend of Jub-Jub Lake and likely over a thousand years old. The craft resembles an enormous black fish, with room for a single pilot (and enough cargo space to hold three adult humans). It is powered by a strange glowing globe that radiates magical energy.
An obscure ancient god of light, fire, and healing associated with Sûl.
The Church of the All Father
Not strictly descended from dragons, these humanoid reptiles evolved independently (possibly with dragon guidance). It is not commonly known that they were once the rulers of the Old Ilsûthrin Empire, as they were eventually supplanted by the Imril Houses. There were several distinct races of dragonkin and all are believed to be extinct.
They are possibly the oldest of the corporeal sentient races. They were venerated in the Old Ilsûthrin Empire, and may have been its true masters. They were certainly highly magical beings, with great knowledge gained from their vast lifespan. Today, all five breeds of dragon are believed to be extinct, though rumors of sightings persist in backwater regions.
Clan of goblins based on the shores of Jub-Jub Lake.
The White Elves (House Forodril) were the least numerous of the Imril and had a terrible reputation for cruelty. They stood shorter than most, with fair skin, white hair, and cold blue eyes. They favored the northern climates and alpine environments, far away from the rest of their kin.
The Green Elves (House Galendiril) survived in greater numbers than the rest of the Imril after the fall of the Empire, and it is their physical features that are most common in the elves of today. The stand shorter, and lighter than most humans, with green eyes, blond hair, and slightly pointed ears.
Succulent golden fish native to Lake Falsathan. Widely regarded as one of the tastiest fresh-water fish that can be found in Thorbarden.
The elves (Imril in their own tongue) were the first servitor race bred from human stock. In time, they ascended into positions of power in the Old Ilsûthrin Empire and continued breeding experiments on their own. There were five noble houses that dominated Ilsûthrin politics, each choosing a breed of dragon as a patron. They were the White Elves (House Forodril), the Black Elves (House Morendil), the Green Elves (House Galendiril), the Blue Elves (House Maradiril), and the Red Elves (House Narendiril).
Important human minority group within the Nariskan Republic.
The Legend of Jub-Jub Lake
The Fishtail Goblins have a legend about a great fish, the Black Leviathan, who swam in the depth of Jub-Jub Lake and who slew the great Jub-Jub Bird. With the discovery of the real Black Leviathan, the legend appears to be misremembered history of the time before the Sunsûl Uprising.
Originally a term for people who have spontaneously manifested magical powers, it has recently come to refer to all members of the pro-magic counter-culture.
Created: 16 January 2006 / Last modified: 25 March 2006
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