The Pearl of the Medician Sea
As beautiful city as I've ever seen
And to a great many I have been
Where the sands are fair
The sea breeze in my hair
And women too beautiful for my eyes to bear
A Guide to the Island
Brightwater is home to the most renowned restaurants, bars and markets. Whatever your culinary preference you’ll find it here. Why not try some local specialities such as Sweet-smoked Bluefin or Spiced Lobster?
The White Pearl
If you’re looking for an enthralling entertainment then look no further than the White Pearl.
Residents of Iona having been bathing in these springs since it’s founding and they claim it is the secret to their longevity and clarity of mind (and the blue tint to their skin).
The Aether Tower
The library is open to visitors however no books are permitted to be taken from the collections. Not only is the tower open to visitors, the order also hosts guided tours so you can learn about Aedean history, the construction of the tower and the process of Aether crystallisation that creates Aether Stones!
If you're interested in studying at the tower or joining the librarians, ask to speak to Addamaeus, the orders representative.
A brief History
A Flee to a Founding
Stricken with grief he departed Aedean lands and fled south, eventually setting sail upon the Medician Sea and coming across this uncharted island. Initially intended only as a break from the voyage, Daesildur fell in love with the island and decided to settle it, naming it after his late wife. Daesildur wrote the tenets that lay the foundations of an idealised society and the new settlers began to put these plans in motion.
The Hidden City
After 434 years the Ionians came into first contact with another civilisation. They were merchants from Averia. Following on from the teachings of Daesildur the Ionians offered the merchants safe harbour and in return were presented with gifts. A year later the same merchants returned and told them the state of affairs on the lands they once knew as Aedea. As time went on more and more ships sought out the island and the influx of visitors bought wealth and prosperity to the Ionians.
From Isolation to Infuential
Iona continued to grow in fortune and fame for over a thousand years, it's influence spreading to the known edges of the world. Whilst the original Ionian elven families maintained hegemonic authority but many peoples of all races and creeds came to call it home.
Facts & FiguresType
Medician Sea Motto
Protection, Peace, Prosperity Demonym
3% Other Birth Rate
2.16% p.a Mortality Rate
Law & Order
The Triumvirate Council
The Triumvir of Protection commands the White Fleet and the Aetherknight Order. They are responsible, for the defence of Iona, enforcing law and keeping order. During any military campaigns, the Triumvir is the de facto leader.
The Triumvir of Peace is responsible for diplomatic relations overseas and at home and plays a key role in balancing the distribution of power within the Triumvir. They are also responsible for law making and distributing justice within Iona.
The Triumvir of Prosperity oversees trade and economics. They are responsible for resource management and construction projects.
The Ionian Order of Aetherknights
Around the age of sixteen the Aetherknights come into duty with the order proper, and will often be assigned to Guard Duties at the beginning of their career. As they advance through their career they will be assigned to a ship on the White Fleet, and will become responsible for it's protection on missions abroad. The most highest ranking Aetherknights server as elite guard and councillers to the Triumvirate, though no Aetherknights are permitted to hold those offices themselves. All Aetherknights are called upon to serve in the Ionian army at times of war.
The White Fleet
The ships themselves are made from whitewood trees native to the island. The wood is durable and has a high burning temperature making it even more difficult to do damage to the ships themselves. Each warship is manned by an Aetherknight who typically provide artillery support in battle but they can also use their magic to influence the wind and sea currents which can improve the speed of travel for the Ionian ships.
The Tenets of Daesildur
Protect the Peace.
Prosper in Peace.
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