Living Mystara: Red Arrow, Black Shield
BC 1500: The Nithian culture climbs to its greatness in the lands today known as Ylaruam. One colonial expedition, led by the Nithian wizard-priest Traldar, travels southwest to the lands now known as Karameikos.
Traldar creates the Eyes of Traldar (the Black Opal Eye and the Fire Opal Eye), powerful divination artifacts designed to help protect his clan in their new home. Unfortunately, the Eyes were lost at Traldar’s death.
The Immortal Pflarr creates a jackal-headed servitor race he calls the Hutaaka. He uses many of them as agents, heralds, and servants throughout the world; he plants a large colony of them in the mountains southwest of the Nithians.
BC 1400: Within five generations, the Nithian Traldar settlers have suffered enormous population losses (through bad winters, animal attacks, and disease). They have lost most of the materials and time necessary to forge metal (and consequently have forgotten how), and have reverted to a pre-agricultural lifestyle. They now fall under the domination of the Hutaaka humanoid people from the northern mountains.
BC 1050: Great wizards of the Nithians, inspired by the Immortal Pflarr’s servant-race (the Hutaaka), create the gnoll race by magically blending the Black Moon horde of trolls with gnomes. However, they’ve been deluded that the results might be an equivalent servant-race for the Nithians. Gnolls rebel; they escape and head south and west towards Traldar lands.
BC 1000: Zirchev, a man of extraordinary intelligence who’d been educated by the Hutaaka, finds the Eyes of Traldar and is warned of the coming gnolls. He warns the Hutaakans, and the High Priestess sends out word to the Hutaakans living in the lowlands to return to their valley and bring all traces of the Hutaakan race with them. Meanwhile, they inspire the humans with a holy zeal to fight these invaders – allowing the humans to defend them as they bolt for safety.
A large clan of Traladarans flees west to the nation of Sind, closely followed by a horde of gnolls. Upon arriving, the gnolls abandon their pursuit and try to settle in the fertile lands. The Sindhi welcome both groups as unskilled labourers.
Seeing the response of his hated Hutaakan masters, Zirchev flees the valley and contacts the only two human leaders who could lead the abandoned people: Halav (king of the fortified village of Lavv) and Petra (queen of the more southerly Krakatos and widowed early in the gnollish wars). These three, joining forces, hold the line of the gnollish invasion at the Volaga River. By the time the gnolls retreat, the Traldar population is 20% of its pre-invasion amount. The Traldar Golden Age has ended and its Dark Age has begun.
Halav and the gnoll leader kill each other on a large hill east of the village of Lavv (across the moors) near the Volaga River.
BC 980: Rumours that Halav did not die and is, in fact, travelling among his people doing great deeds have spread like wildfire over the past two decades. A former spear-bearer of Halav (who was present at the final battle) vehemently denies the tales and establishes a sort of worship of what he calls “The Death and Sacrifice of King Halav.” He gains a few followers and they build a monastery at the place of the death of Halav. Although never widely popular, the Philosophy remains in one form or another and becomes the roots of the Cult of Halav nearly two thousand years later.
BC 975: Zirchev, as one of his last mortal acts, sets apart the first Seer of Traldar. He bestows the Eyes of Traldar upon the Seer with the admonition to watch over and protect the Traladaran people and their lands. He also encourages the formation of a wide-ranging group of assistants informally known as the Watchers.
BC 900: The formation of the Witches of Dymrak, a cabal of hags who live in different locations of the Dymrak Forest. Little is known about them as they keep to themselves and deal harshly with curious intruders. For their own mysterious reasons they keep their number at nine. When one dies, another is quickly initiated into the circle.
BC 800: Elves, led by Mealiden Starwatcher leave the Sylvan Realm via the magical rainbow. They land in the forested reaches of what would later be called Thyatis, but are driven out by the warlike humans there, and flee northward. The Callarii clan breaks with Mealiden and heads west to settle in Traladaran territory.
BC 600: The Traladarans in Sind (now referring to themselves as the Dom) never quite fit into the local culture – the Sindhi acceptance of the gnolls really didn’t’ help matters either) and as a whole leave the region and become wandering gypsies. The Darine, comprise the bulk of the Dom refugees, and are the largest of the three Dom “nations”. They return to their ancestral homes in Traladara, but never truly settle down in one place again.
BC 500: The Traldar are in the midst of their Dark Age. Communication between communities is infrequent. Local dialects begin to widely differ. The national epic of King Halav is the only thing that gives the people a sense of unity. Linguistic changes are already advanced enough that the people consider themselves no longer Nithian, but Traladaran – descendants of the Traldar, the people of King Halav
Having preached against some of the major precepts of the Song of Halav, the followers of “The Death and Sacrifice of King Halav” are rejected and reviled by the majority of the population. Those living at the monastery never number more than a dozen in any given year.
BC 500-the Cruth Lowlands, in Northwestern Traladara, are claimed as a kingdom by Achelos Chardastes. He claims direct lineage from Halav and is accorded a healer and worker of miracles. His lineage will continue unbroken until the 10th century AC.
BC 470- Chardastes abdicates the throne to his daughter, Dalia, so that he may begin a great pilgrimage; miracles and healings, great deeds and tales follow him wherever he goes. The legends continue for more than a century, and it is widely believed that like his ancestor, Chardastes has followed the path of immortality.
Dalia Chardastes marries Petrica Vargos, crowned Queen Dalia Vargos I. In her lifetime, the veneration of her father will grow to become a cult, fanned by the legends that follow his wanderings.
BC 400-Built on the ruins of King Milen’s city, the village of Marilenev begins trading and enjoys a slow gradual growth. Thyatian clerics learn the “Song of Halav” and commit it to writing for the first time. Traders bearing the curses of vampirism and lycanthropy settle in Traladara’s deep woods and flourish there.
BC 107: Elyas, a young slave of Thyatian descent is trained in magic by his Alphatian master.
BC 77: Elyas is freed from slavery by his master’s deathbed wish. Wanting to escape human society and the guilty feelings he has because of the more poorly treated slaves, Elyas leaves for the remote lands of Traladara. There he befriends a group of Callarii elves who give him a place within their forest where he constructs a tremendous tower.
BC 27: Elyas spends his life learning the elven ways and becomes known as a great philosopher and mystic among the Callarii. He spends much time studying magic, but also meditating and praying. The Immortal patrons of his ancestors had never seemed concerned about his peoples’ slavery, but he found comfort in the worship of the elven Immortal Theleris (Terra). He founds a new philosophy in her honour, the Silent Way, which becomes widespread among the Callarii.
In the Lost Valley of the Hutaaka, the descendants of the Traldar finally free themselves from Hutaakan rule and begin warring on their former masters. This racial war is destined to go on for another 1,100 years.
BC 7: Although not Traladaran, Elyas receives the Fire Opal Eye and becomes the next Seer of Traldar.
BC 4: Elyas recovers the Black Opal Eye from the tomb of Trinkla the Black Seer.
AC 0: The Traladarans begin a period of re-growth as trade is slowly established with other peoples. Peaceable races (most notably the Highforge gnomes) settle in Traladaran territories; warlike races (goblins, hobgoblins, and orcs) do as well, in lesser numbers. Some of the hostile tribes ally with (or are dominated by) a member of the Witches of Dymrak.
The order of the “Death and Sacrifice of King Halav” ceases to exist as a formal organisation. The monastery remains empty over the next several centuries with the exception of the few marauding bands of humanoids who wander through the area on their way to more inhabited regions.
AC 2: Karelena, Solorena, and Trilena, three sisters who seek great magical power, strive to become part of the Witches of Dymrak. They are driven away by the cabal and encounter a demonic incarnation of Orcus. In an unholy pact, Orcus enhances the sisters’ magical powers and gives each a demonic ally (quasit) in the shape of a black panther.
AC 3: In Orcus’ service, the three sisters settle in Radlebb forest and attempt to turn it into a dark realm of their own. The Callarii and Elyas, who used the Eyes of Traldar to learn of the sisters’ plan, thwart them. Orcus in his fury calls down a grey mountain to crush Elyas and his tower. In his final moments, Elyas is able to draw the sisters inside where he trapped them. However, Elyas himself perishes.
In his memory, the Callarii begin to build a temple on the mountain. They find and return the Fire Opal Eye to the Lake of Lost Dreams (traditional home of the Seers and current seat of Watcher council), but the Black Opal Eye is never recovered.
AC 200: The dwarven policy of colonisation outside of Rockhome is well underway. The Stronghollow clan settles in Traladara among the Highforge gnomes.
A group of Stronghollow dwarves help expand the Callarii’s Temple of Gray Mountain. The temple becomes a place of quiet meditation and learning. Elves who stud there and follow the Silent Way become known as the Siswa.
AC 400: The village of Marilenev begins doing more trade business than fishing and begins a slow, gradual growth from the increasing trade. Thyatian clerics learn the “Song of Halav” and commit it to writing for the first time.
AC 500: Traders bearing the curses of vampirism, wolf, bear, and boar lycanthropy settle in Traladara’s deep woods and flourish there.
AC 550: As a response to the increasing lycanthropic “demon” presence, a large group of Traldar people, led by religious leaders, leave for the Savage Coast far to the west after hearing tales about the lands from traders coming to Marilenev village.
The Traladaran Witch-lord Aristicles, constructs his Red Granite Tower, south of modern day Penhaligon. Nearby he discovers the ancient Hutaakan Gate leading to the faraway valley of Thunder Rift.
A Mysterious Healer known as Chardastes appears, curing people and speaking out against the worship of the Traladaran Three. His sanctuary later becomes incorporated with the Church of Karameikos, though his cult remains more popular with Traladarans than with Thyatians.
AC 730: Another groups of settlers leave Traladara and head towards the Flaemish lands in the north.
AC 899- King Achelos I of Vargos dies; he is succeeded by his son, Achelos Vargos II, King Chardastes XVII by the annals of his patron, the immortalized Chardastes I.
AC 900: The Empire of Thyatis, under Gabrionus IV, begins a new expansion policy. Marilenev is a flourishing trade village of 500 in the Traladaran lands. The Empire of Thyatis moves on Marilenev, conquers it, and claims the entire Traladara region as a Thyatian protectorate. Marilenev is renamed “Specularum.”
AC 901- The military governer who named Specularum was Stefanos Machetos, scion to the small but wealthy Duchy of Machetos. At the time of the conquest, the Thyatian quarter of Marilinev was named Karameis, and Stefanos thus renamed the lands of Traladara west of Specularum “Karameikos”. Imperial records confirm that he was invested as Duke Stephan I of Karameikos within a year of the conquest.
AC 906:The Dymrak forest east of the river Highreach is almost entirely held by humanoids, while the lands to the north are perceived as the domain of the elves. Duke Stephen I sends Colonel Rosentos with a company westwards to explore the lands west of Luln, but only a single soldier returns. This soldier, Captain Fondalus, relates his account of the doomed mission to Tharakemios the scribe, where the ancient legend of the “Treasure of the Hideous One” takes root in local lore.
Stefen I vanishes in the western frontier on campaign against the humanoids, gaining the dubious nickname of “the Hermit”. His widow, Almeda Korizegy, of the powerful Traladaran family, raises their only son, Boris, and runs the Duchy as a regent until his coming of age.
AC 929: Boris marries into the Hattian family of Von Hendriks, having two sons, the elder Stefen II, and Victor. Stefen II will succeed his father as Duke, while Victor will become the Baron of Machetos.
AC 942: A human smith along the Savage Coast discovers red steel.
AC 948: Stefan Karameikos III is born in Thyatis.
AC 950: A traveller from the Savage Coast befriends the Seer of the Lake of Lost Dreams. After hearing stories of Trinkla the Black Sage, the lost Black Opal Eye and its legendary dragon claw pedestal, he takes the Fire Opal Eye of Traldar and mounts it in a dragon’s claw setting fashioned from red steel that he had brought with him.
AC 959: Alphatia attacks the Thyatian prefecture of the Pearl Isles, inciting rebellions and insurrections across the Imperial territories.
For their treason against Thyatis in the war against Alphatia, all Knights of the Order of the White Drake are captured and executed. Some survivors are secretly incorporated within the Retebius Air Fleet and the Knights of the Air.
In Haven, the conjunction with the Spirit Plane is overshadowed by the Dimension of Nightmares. This is set in motion by Catharandamus, high priest of Arik, who with the use of an artefact known as the Eye of Arik attempted to bring Arik’s avatar onto the prime plane. Catharandamus is driven out of the land. Princess Argenta marries Prince Ellis the Pure, a former Knight of the White Drake.
AC 960: Stefen II “Elf-Friend” dies combatting a Traladaran rebellion led by Valar Marlinev. A “Traladaran Interregnum” sees the cohesion of the families, and the country as a whole, deteriorate into oligarchy and feudal states ruled by warlords and petty kings.
AC 970: Stefan Karameikos III sells his ancestral lands to the Emperor of Thyatis for independent rule of the Traladara region, which is renamed the Grand Duchy of Karameikos. Duke Stefan sails to and takes possession of his duchy, then begins parcelling out land and titles to his Thyatian followers, including giving land near the Five Shires border to his cousin Ludwig von Hendriks. Duke Stefan begins building roads across the Duchy and a strong military to protect it. A minor rebellion and several assassination attempts follow his move to Specularum.
The large multi-generational homestead of the Sielo family welcomes the influx of Thyatians. The head of the family, for his own private reasons, persuades the Duke’s men into a military presence in the region. The homestead is renamed Sielo’s Fort. Neighbouring communities are at first resentful until the greater protection the fort provides them is proven.
977 AC: Desmond Kelvin II is born.
AC 979: Duke Stefan marries Lady Olivia Prothemian.
AC 980: Lady Adriana Karameikos is born.
AC 982: Lord Justin Karameikos is born.
AC 985: The rise of a hobgoblin warlord named Vlack. It becomes his desire to build a Great Horde and take the mystical (among the humanoids in Dymrak at least) title of “The Dymrak Dread.”
AC 986: Lord Valen Karameikos is born.
AC 989: Large numbers of Traladarans fleeing the Black Eagle Barony prompt Baron von Hendriks to invade the Shires without the permission or knowledge of Duke Stefan. Three successive expeditions from Fort Doom are annihilated by the hin ere Hendriks turns his attention elsewhere.
Mustapha-ibn-Ibrahim is assigned to the Court of the Duke of Karameikos as Ambassador of the Emirates of Ylaruam.
AC 990: An expeditionary force launched from Sielo’s Fort reacts to the growing threat of humanoid organisation. They enter the Dymrak Forest and are victorious over several humanoid strongholds. Vlack escapes.
Desmond Kelvin II enters the Church of Karameikos.
AC 991: Realising the roadblock Sielo’s Fort is to his Dymrak Dream, Vlack plots ways to destroy it. He discovers the ruins of the Halav monastery on the hill across the river from the Fort. Although dangerous by proximity, Vlack begins to rebuild his horde right under his enemy’s nose.
AC 993: A young cleric of the Church of Karameikos named Elwyn is seduced by the promise of power and joins with an evil temple located in the remote wilderness mountains of northeast Karameikos. They help fund construction of an outpost halfway between the temple and Elwyn’s home in Specularum – only a few days travel from Sielo’s Fort.
Mustapha-ibn-Ibrahim and the Lady Evelina Kelvin begin a passionate love affair.
AC 995: Wholly converted to evil, Elwyn steals a holy relic from a shrine in Specularum and flees to her sanctuary. She is captured by Vlack, but negotiates her freedom in return for an alliance between Vlack’s horde and the evil temple.
995 AC: Confronted with irrefutable evidence of his wife’s affair, Baron Desmond Kelvin I challenges his rival Ambassador Mustapha-ibn-Ibrahim to a duel. Kelvin is killed, and ibn-Ibrahim is extradited back to the Emirates of Ylaruam for his part in the scandal.
Desmond Kelvin II succeeds his father as Baron. Lady Evelina Kelvin joins a convent of the Church of Karameikos. The stoic Sheik Abdallah ibn Hamid is sent by the Emirates of Ylaruam as the new ambassador.
AC 998: A female black dragon begins to lay eggs in numerous places across the nation of Karameikos. Trying to avoid as much attention as possible, she keeps to the waterways and steers clear of most human settlements. While travelling up the Volaga River, she finds an underwater tunnel leading to a cave perfect for her brood. The only downside is Sielo’s Fort across the river. The dragon spends a few days scouting the Fort from the hilltop. There she meets Vlack and Elwyn. An alliance is made:
1) Vlack is to protect the eggs until they hatch
a. The dragon sees the humanoids as a food source for her hatchlings
b. Vlack, being smarter than that, banishes a rebellious goblin family to the dragon caves and then ignores them
2) The Dragon is to destroy Sielo’s Fort aided by forces led by Elwyn
a. Vlack sees the opportunity to destroy the Fort with no loss to his own Horde
b. The dragon is confident in her ability to destroy the under garrisoned fort. It will also remove a danger of her eggs being discovered
c. Elwyn plans to use the chance to get a hold of black dragon eggs. She is aware of a large force coming upriver headed to Castellan Keep. They should keep the dragon busy enough for Elwyn’s force to steal the eggs
Late AC 998: The black dragon attacks Sielo’s Fort. The dragon is killed, Elwyn is only able to steal one egg, and Vlack (who accompanied the dragon to gloat over his victory) becomes aware, too late, of Elwyn’s betrayal and barely escapes with his life. He loses an eye to a human child (a lucky hit).
Early AC 999: The Duke’s men investigate the dragon attack, but determine the dragon was not native to the area and acted alone – it is not a cause for further concern.
Three black dragon eggs hatch – two beneath The Hill and one at Elwyn’s Sanctuary.
AC 1000: Millennial Celebration. A young group of humans at Sielo’s Fort enjoy their Shearing Ceremony and prepare to explore the surrounding region.
In Penhaligon, The Wizard Cavorcius (Kaworqian) Penhaligon dies. He is inherited by his adoptive son Lord Kaerin.
Clifton Caldwell, a Threshold Merchant buys Antilles Castle, which lays about 5 miles west of Threshold.
Roghan the Fearless is enlisted by the Black Eagle.
Penhaligon is made a Barony.
In Thunder Rift, dwarves capture the wizard Chambrin. He manages to escape, fleeing deeper into their mountains until he discovers what he was looking for all along: The Hutaakan Gate. He uses it to escape to Karameikos.
Abelaats appear in Penhaligon. The dragon Verdilith wrecks havoc on Bywater, also destroying Artisticles’ Red Granite Tower on the way. With the help of Johauna Menhir, Sir Fain Flinn regains his honour at the Penhaligon court and sets out to kill his nemesis, the green dragon Verdilith.
Johauna Menhir learns more about the Abelaats who plague Karameikos. Johauna slays Verdilith. Fain Flinn is resurrected and embarks on the path to Immortality with the aid of Braddock, the dwarf. A gate is opened to the Abelaat homeworld into Karameikan Armstead. Karameikan Armstead destroyed.
Massive Abelaat invasions of Karameikos. Penhaligon destroyed. Baroness Arteris barely escapes. With the help of the Immortal Flinn, Johauna Menhir stops the invasions.
Wrath of the Immortals: Conflicts between the Immortals sets the Known World in turmoil, changing its face forever. Thunder Rift seems unaffected by these events.
Kingdom of Karameikos: Master Terari makes a diplomatic mission to Alphatia. On his return Stefan Karameikos declares himself King of Karameikos. Princess Adriana marries Lord Devon Hyraksos. Elsewhere, Alfheim is corrupted and conquered by Shadow elves.
Refugees from Alfheim settle in Karameikos. Princess Adriana’s firstborn son, Lucien Hyraksos is born.
Plague year in the lands north of Karameikos. Karameikos relatively unharmed.
Reconstruction of Penhaligon is completed, but it loses its baronial status, and is now once again only considered an estate.
Karameikan School of Magecraft founded in Krakatos. Wandering mage Terari is made headmaster and Minister of Magic.
Halflings invade Black Eagle Barony, capture Ludvig von Hendriks with Stefan’s approval. Von Hendriks later escapes.
AC 1012- King Stefan changes the name of Specularum to Mirros which means “City of Hope” in Traladaran.
AC 1019- With the Darokinian Chancellor presiding, Karameikos enters into alliance with both Alfheim and Rafielton, what is later called the Alliance against the Serpent.
AC 1019- An economic plot to undermine the authority of the finance ministry takes place, colluded between the Veiled Society and a little known, permanently banned Darokinian family named Thuol.
AC 1020- The Great Orc Wars begin with the joint Darokin-Thyatian push into the Orcland. Humanoids of the Broken Lands, Kolland, Denagoth, and even the distant lands of Yazak and Orc’s Head, have traveled by night overland or through underdark, to join the swelling ranks of the Blue Horde, led by a towering giant of an Orc claiming to be Thar reborn (Thar has not been seen since his disastrous attack on Darokin in AC 1014.) The goblinoids of the Alton Tepes, Cruth, and Black Peaks Mountains bordering Karameikos drive south. All across Brun, heightened, simultaneous humanoid aggression against the civilized lands points to the unavoidable conclusion: something is galvanizing them all to action.
AC 1021-Stefen again takes ill in the winter, beginning to show signs of frailty. Dispute along succession lines begin to show among ministers, barons, and all levels of society in the country, as Olivia rules in her husband’s place. Princess Adriana and Prince Justin ride to war against the gnolls occupying the Cruth settlements.
AC 1019- What history now dubs “the Bastard of Karameikos scandal” is concocted; the legitimacy of Stefen’s first two children is called into question with a startling revelation that Olivia was in a relationship with the previous trade minister. As Stefen names Adriana his heir, Olivia announces her supposed affair and blasts Stefen with a revelation; neither Adriana nor Justin are his children, leaving Valen as supposedly the only legitimate heir to the throne.
-Lucien, the grandson of Stefen and Olivia, firstborn son of Queen Adriana and Devon Hyraksos, is kidnapped by the Thuol family to be randsomed for the coffers of embezzled money from the trade ministry, some 3,000,000 krona. A group of adventurers rescue the prince, also exposing the Veiled Society’s involvement in the Royal family’s scandal.
AC 1025- the Watchers contact a group of heroes. They are brought to the Lake of Lost Dreams and meet the Seer. They are charged with uncovering the “greatest boon to the realized destiny of a unified Karameikos”.
-the Sword of Halav is recovered by the heroes in the crypts of ancient Lavv, beneath Kelvin.
-on the field of battle in the last conflict of what has now been called the Second Beastman War, a snow-capped Stefen Karameikos rides to battle against the gnolls of the Black Peaks, leading the Order of the Griffon and Church of Traladara. Flind, a Gnoll avenger of Ranivorous, channels the spirit of the slain Yeenoghu, the war chief who fell on the plains of Traldar to King Halav in antiquity, and leads a tidal surge of the jackal-headed humanoids, supplemented with ogres, trolls, hill giants, and even a green dragon (a vassal of Argos the Worrier, in good faith from Orcus) into the Cruth Lowlands. What follows is conjecture of witnesses:
-the Sword of Halav is born to Stefen by a group of adventurers calling themselves messengers of the Seer.
-Stefen takes the field bearing the great bronze blade. Flind and his bodyguards punch into the interior of Karameikos’ lines at the very gates of Kevin, which collapse around the Gnoll avenger’s flanks.
-Adriana Karameikos, Stephen’s eldest child, is crowned Queen Adriana I. The Lavvenstag, the new parliamentary body of Karameikos (and brainchild of Queen Mother Olivia), convenes as Adriana’s first royal act, making Karameikos a Constitutional Monarchy. Her brothers, Valen and Justin, are named Lord Protector of the United Church and Royal Foreign Finance Minister of Karameikos, respectively. The Lavvenstag is an effort to begin the dissolution of the baronial holdings and move toward gubanatorial city-states, thus weakening the land-holding Thyatian elites and moving the burgeoning middle classes of the city centers into a more active role and out of the influence of the Families. Both the Traladaran families and Thyatian barons see the new legislative branch as a threat to their power bases. The level of education from Olivia’s public school systems on this newer, gentrified Traladaran generation has begun to expose holes in the Families’ grip over the city centers. The Thyatian barons have begun to see the cities fill and the fields empty. The feudalism of Karameikos will not survive another 2 generations.
AC 1029- the Second Shadow, together with the Veiled Society, moves to cut off the head of the Karameikos family. The Second Shadow has never forgotten the leadership position Stefen I took in denouncing and expunging the followers of Atzanteotl, in league with the traitorous Princess Tandelayo and King Doriath of Alfheim.
AC 1035- Stefen Machetos III, King Stefen Karameikos I, “the Great Unifier”, “the Halavite”, dies in the Tepes monastery, aged 95. His memoirs, final will and testament, what he calls his “attempts” at verse and poetry, and philosophical musings are compiled into 3 volumes, One Faith, One People, One Nation: Annals of a Servant of Karameikos. It remains a seminal literary work on Traladara, even to the present.
AC 1050- the Verdunite Corsair Affair, a near call to war for much of South Brun and the Elves of Minrothad and Alfheim.
AC 1165- The Thyacosian Nationalist party gains majority in the Lavvenstag. They disband the Stewardship of the Hyrakos family, and install a central oligarchy
Desert Nomads from Hule attack Darokin resulting in war throughout the Known World. At this time, Karameikos has once again been reduced to pre-Thyatian petty kingdoms, presided over by a powerful church head in Kelvin and the Hattian noble oligarchy under the flimsy guise of the Thyacosian “people’s” regime.
-Duke Stefen VI (of Marlinev) rules the Southern territories and ports with aide from powerful Family collusion.
-After 3 months of joint land, sea, and air siege, Specularum is retaken by Crown Royalists. Led by a new Western League Coalition, the young heirs, Duchess Anita Korrigan and Victor Devon Hyraksos, both sheared and adventuring wanderers for the better part of a decade, prepare to lead the heartlands to fight off all comers. This includes the humanoid mercenaries of the Black Eagle, the baronial forces of Duke Marlinev, a forced indulgence from the Church head and its defender in Kelvin, and the numerous pirates, thieves, and brigands that were allowed to run unchecked in the country under Thyacosian rule.