Of course we do not know when, but soon. Soon enough the Empire will restore the thousand year peace. We have but to be patient, and at the ready when they call.
OverviewTradition, order, and loyalty are but a few of the hallmarks of Kungaroun's seventh seat of power at the table of Elders. In House Rykov's mountainholds can be found some of the Kingdom's most conservative Dwarves, still clinging to the Imperial propaganda of the First Age. That is:
- The Elves were destined to rule the land.
- The next 1,000 year peace can only be achieved through restoring Imperial rule.
- The Kynekin were born to serve.
House Rykov and the Great WarRanks of Rykovs flooded to the aid of the Empire during the war, a fact that hope will not be forgotten when the Elves return to power. Their ships proudly and tirelessly sailed side-by-side with those of the Empire both on the outer oceans and the inner Upanje Sea, ferrying soldiers and supplies wherever they needed to go.
House Rykov in the Second Age
Stand at the ReadySo confident is the seventh House of Kungaroun of the coming protracted war, much of their energy is spent hoarding goods and supplies that might be needed. Their axes are kept sharp and their skills honed through extensive volunteer service to House Dyber's protective force, the Deepwatch.
Ships of the SeventhBeyond their significant ideological differences from their Dwarven cousins, Rykov is also known as the second of the seafaring houses. They comprise the bulk of the fleet in the Saltcutter's Guild. Unlike House Orborin's Sixth Fleet though, Rykov ships have changed little in the nearly 60 years since the war. They doggedly hold onto their Imperial designs with little innovation or advancement. In fact, many of the newer Imperial ships sailing out of Khalismyr were built by Rykov hands.
GeographyThe lands of House Rykov, running 155 miles North-South and 960 miles East-West are rich, heavily wooded, and fertile, fed by an extensive network of moutain streams flowing down from the Stormbreak mountains. The Southernmost House with access to Lake Pokruhn, Rykov operates a major inland trading port for Kungaroun, which generates significant taxation revenue. On the shores of the Khazwa Sea, they boast the second largest Eastern port of all the Houses.
|The peace and prosperity of the Empire has been shattered, but that does not wash away our ancestors' pledges of fealty. We must support the true Lords of Gokrenxia and restore order to the land. We maintain close ties with Khalismyr and regular patrol routes along the Eastern coasts of the remnants of the Empire.
|Our wayward servitors need to be reminded of their place in the order of things. When the time is right, Rykov's banners will join the remnants of the Imperial forces in Al'Jymoor to ensure this travesty is made right.
|Our Human cousins wander aimlessly in the darkness, cut off from the sage wisdom of the Empire. We must maintain our relationships with these fellow Myndikin and counsel them back to right thinking.
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