he Realm of Qal'ath
is situated at the centre of the Erdàn Savànii
- the Known Lands. A mostly-Paràntii
race, having deposed the original inhabitants many centuries before the current year (553AFD), established the stronghold of Bezélan
, seemingly out of wood and metal.
However, during the year that would see the change of era, a devastating war with the Queendom of Shevezz
was brought to an abrupt halt by the return of the original Qalathii who, along with a White Dragon caused untold chaos in an event that would be known as The First Destruction. While the new Qalathii and Shevezzi forces drove their enemy back, the scars would last for many years after. Their only ray of hope was that the wood of Bezélan
had been burned away, revealing a strong, white stone structure beneath it.
At the Table of Accord
and the Queendom of Shevezz
signed their peace treaty and so ushered in the years that would be counted as After the First Destruction
While the rebuilding of lives, trade and structures required immense amounts of work, the peace agreement with Shevezz bred apathy. Until 553AFD, the Realm suffered under one lazy ruler after yet another lazy ruler. Despite the efforts of the Crystal Circle
Mages and The Four, inequality and injustice is rife, especially in Bezélan
. Add to that the recent phenomenon of every day being intense downpours and unnaturally cold nights, it seems the Elements are turning against the Realm.
The fragile peace accord with the Queendom of Shevezz
hinges on the Shevezzi not being able to use Alchemy to convert seawater to freshwater, a factor outside their control.
With non-native black birds beginning to appear across the Realm and the current King, Carnael II
, continually stirring animocity with the Woodsmen
to the North, can he keep his Realm together, or be the first King of Qal'ath
to see it torn apart?
Time is his only ally, and that is running short.
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