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Skull by Vladimir Belochkin from the Noun Project
Pentagram by Stanislav Levin from the Noun Project
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The Gravenight Pact finds itself in just a month devoid of members and scattered to the winds and planes. Horace, Edgar, and Mar are presumed dead.
The Pact spends a couple weeks getting some much needed rest in Lev Wynmenor, as well as cleaning up the tower and setting up the treant grove.
Within Lev Wynmenor, the party finds a curious construct left over from when the tower was still inhabited.
An obscured derelict tower stands carved into the mountain side, which the Pact decides to spend the night in.
Judgment from on high falls on the Gravenight Pact for their transgressions.
After a long circuitous journey, the Waywatcher Pact gets rewarded for their efforts and are given a more significant task to complete.
With the savage hurricane moving in, the Waywatcher Pact decides Shardholm isn't safe and evacuates.
After almost a week of travel, crossing through an unnatural fungal forest, the group climbs northern side of the Shardtooth mountains and descends upon Slate.
The Pact comes across a troupe of arguing dwarves, and opts to help them with their plight.
The Pact spends some time exploring their construct companion, and deals with some unfinished business.
The use of the artifact has unforeseen consequences with potentially cataclysmic fallout.
The pacts explore a place they were most likely never meant to go, and find a convenient yet precarious artifact.
The Waywatcher and Gravenight Pacts investigate Shorebreak Mausoleum, running into an unlikely horde of enemies, and find something particularly unexpected.
After allowing the Gravenight Pact to rest from their travels, the two groups spend some time together, then traverse back towards Shorebreak Mausoleum to deal with the Unfallen threat.
While waiting for their allies to arrive in Shardholm from their adventures, the Pact takes time to explore the town, get some rest within the safety of its walls and get some personal work finished.
Despite high profits and years of success, the local Dwarven clans of Shadmir destroy the Shadmir Quarry and flood it to the brim. Claims of dark beings and horrific visions plague those that travel near the dwarven-made lake.
In trying to find a safe place to plant Oryn's treant sapling, the Pact finds an unhallowed crypt and graveyard dozens of miles from civilization.
A massive deposite of Blackstone, Iron, Bauxite, and small amounts of Gold. The Dwarves quickly capatlize on this and claim the area as their own, even at the cost of both Dwarven and Beastfolk lives.
Armed with superior craftsmanship and extensive military training, the Uderkith (ancient Blackhill Dwarves) begin to conquer much of the Throat of the World.
Traveling from their home continent of Moorwald, the Dwarves arrive on Haven. Their reasons for journeying so far have been buried and forgotten.
The construction on a training ground for the Unseen Order begins.
As the two brothers struck down the Titan Bemyriq, her ichor seeped around their feet until they could stand no longer. Ancient oaths were spoken and the blood of the Titan was consumed. Together they achieved divinity.
Sculpted from the corpse of the titanic corpse of Bemyriq, the City of Marble is made both home and temple to Argous and Telia.
Laying her firstborn to his final resting place, Lady Death allows her grief and rage fuel her so that she could sanctify the land around the grave. This land would be sacred to herself, and her remaining son, Elias.
Mankind begins to build cities along the shore, claiming Haven as their own. The Beastfolk attempt to quell this invasion.
The first religious text of the Unseen Faith is written, quickly attracting a small following of deeply religious monks.
Armed with steel and rage, Mankind invades Haven, the home of the Beastfolk, bringing their gods of war with them.
Formed from the Blacksea, Haven rises above the near endless waters of Ravare.
After a run with some Unfallen in the plains of the Verdant Expanse, the Waywatcher Pact arrives at the centaur encampment.
After the dissolution of the Wyldworn Pact, two of its former members, Oryn Runescar and Dead Night, are reassigned to a pair of inexperienced Gravehunters, Baranir Blackforge and Crimm Turtenwald, and form a new pact.
Two gravehunters agree to work together for a time.
Publically, and loudly, the workers of the Graystone Quarry within the Gray Mount join together in the name of economic freedom and safety from the slaving hands of their taskmasters.
Having only been a successful Pact for about a month, the Wyldworn Pact was disbanded after the Disaster at Hallen. Its name only found in ledgers of coin counters, all members involved hope that this Pact will not haunt their Gravehunter careers for too long.
As the Unfallen begin to rise the nations of Haven begin to find the cause of the growing "undead" problem. Hundreds of Necromancers are slaughtered, tortured, or executed in the largest witch hunt in Haven's history. It did little to stop the growing hordes of starved, raging Unfallen that began to appear all over the world.
As the Unfallen began to ravage the rest of Haven, many of the Unseen Faith began to seek refuge in the temple. Its population tripled over the following year.
Slowly built with reverence and respect for the land, the temple was nothing less than a masterpiece hidden away in the Throat of the World.
Stranded from their distant home the Kushtaka find themselves on the island they would come to call home for generations.
Established as the first island settlement of Haven, Shorewall's original purpose was to maintain naval superiority over The City of Marble. Its name originates from the large quay built along a large portion of the shore that was nicknamed Shorewall.
Having won the revolution, the Miner's Guild renames the Graystone Quarry and promises to make a city where hard work will always pay.
A grand ceremony of wealth, flesh, and wine is hosted within Ravenpeak by the Slaver's Guild. This event lead to the nearly region-wide acceptance of slavery as a way for governments to reclaim lost taxes.
The newly established Elvenkind trade their arcane secrets with the Dwarves of Trumnig Quarry (Glass Sea) in exhange for a capital to be built purely of Blackstone. Aided by magic and a few rented Golems, the city was constructed quickly.
Six families, all with deep ties to the slave trade, meet within Ravenpeak to form the Slaver's Guild. As coin was passed around quickly, little political resistance led them to quickly take root.
Finally free from the restraints of civil society, the dwarven clan of Giststeel claims the southern shores of the Abyss in the name of uncontrolled progress. Their various inventions powered by ichor harvested from the corpses of slain Abyssal Leviathans.
Two small hordes of Unfallen attack the mining village of Twinhill. Luckily, a group of Gravehunters were there to save the village.
Vile pools of green, scalding liquid are found gathering around the city of Scourge. This liquid has unique property that forces undeath upon anything that touches it. Trade between the Verdant Expanse and the Solemn Expanse is nearly decimated.
Plague quickly overcomes the population of Orswall. Those in charge have the gates collapsed to rubble to stop the plague from spreading. It takes only a month for the last living person to give in to unlife, leaving the city a haunted waste of starving undead. Orswall is renamed Scourge as a warning.
Known for its walls of stone and lumber, Orswall is founded upon the premise of safety in numbers as it rests on the harsh Solemn Expanse.
Before the Fall, the Gravehunter's guild was established under the name of the Huntsman's Guild. Specialized in both beast and bounty hunting.
As war claimed most of the lands East of the Wyld the people known simply as the Eld sought to escape through the Wyld into Haven.
The journey through the timelost Wyld took a grave toll on the Eld settlers. Warped into the Elves we know today, the first Faefolk are discovered escaping the Wyld into Haven.
Directly between two impassable hills a village begins to grow.
As the ranks of Unfallen grow to unprecedented sizes, the Raven Council has hired the entirety of the Gravehunter's Guild to attempt a second Grave March. All Gravehunter's must answer the Raven's Call.
Built upon the corpses of fallen soldiers, Shatterhold is erected as a beacon of solidarity against the Unfallen hordes. It is quickly established as major influence in the political landscape of Haven.
Hundreds of Gravehunter's gather to march upon Death's Cradle. Though the battle was considered a success, enough bodies lay in ruin to build the foundations of Shatterhold.
Rebranding itself as the Gravehunter's Guild, the ex-Huntsman's Guild now focuses on slaughtering hordes of unfallen and destroying for the various graveyards and mausoleums that they crawl out of. Many Hunstmen leave, not having the stomach for the dangerous nature of their new tasks.
After years of wandering and deep prayer Kelden leaves the Throat of the World and vows to protect the land and those who call it home.
Considered by most, the greatest master of the Unseen Order is found undead within the temple.
A group of monks are gifted 12 Marble Warforged in exchange for never meddling in the affairs of the City of Marble. Having lost many of their number, the monks hastily agree.
Wandering the Verdant Expanse, a third type of Warforged is found with no memories of her past.
The great sculptures of the City of Marble craft new, less bulky, Warforged.
A dark winter where countless lives were lost to the environment, and each other.
The ninth Festival of Resurgence. Attended by Oryn Runescar and Kelden Ru.
Gravehunters band together to fight off a horde Unfallen that had organized around Hagnill. Sadly, the village was lost but a few survivors remain.