The Borderlands

The Provinces

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These are lands where the great tide of an empire has drawn back, leaving its old provinces to fend for themselves but still trying to hold its ancient grip upon them. Unlike the Ivory Duchies to the east, the Borderlands are not enjoying a period of relative peace.   It is an eternal truth that gaps left by the slow retreat of a decaying and decadent civilization are inevitably filled; either by young and vigorous new civilizations rising to offer new hopes and aspirations, or by a self-devouring maelstrom of war, pillage, plague, and barbarism. Such times are the knife-edges of history, where the deeds of heroes may shift the course of entire kingdoms. They are times of struggle and fear, times of desperation and wild hopes, times when legends are made. And these times have arrived.

Geography

The regions of the Borderlands are geographically and culturally quite distinct from each other, all with their own different histories and heroes, all facing their own particular threats. They are united, however, by a single, historical watershed event: the slowly receding tide of the influence and protection of the Kingdoms of Foere.
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Maps

  • Map of The Borderlands

    These are lands where the great tide of an empire has drawn back, leaving its old provinces to fend for themselves but still trying to hold its ancient grip upon them. Unlike the Ivory Duchies to the east, the Borderlands are not enjoying a period of relative peace.   It is an eternal truth that gaps left by the slow retreat of a decaying and decadent civilization are inevitably filled; either by young and vigorous new civilizations rising to offer new hopes and aspirations, or by a self-devouring maelstrom of war, pillage, plague, and barbarism. Such times are the knife-edges of history, where the deeds of heroes may shift the course of entire kingdoms. They are times of struggle and fear, times of desperation and wild hopes, times when legends are made. And these times have arrived


Articles under The Borderlands

Aachen Province
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

Province in the northern Borderlands still loyal to the Kingdoms of Foere.

Amrin Estuary
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

Small, semi-autonomous region around the mouth of the Great Amrin River under the control of Westden.

Eastreach Province
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

A loyal vassal province of Foere, Eastreach is a land plagued by corruption where money is power.

Exeter Province
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

A defensive, loyal vassal of Foere that acts as a buffer zone for incursions from the south.

Gaelon River Valley
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

A large region of free towns and cities in the heart of the Borderlands.

Keston Province
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

A province reeling from a tribal war in addition to the political and natural disasters the Borderlands have faved, Keston is nonetheless a staunch ally and vassal of Suilley.

Old Burgundia
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

A land decimated by invasions that is populated more with monsters than people.

District of Sunderland
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

A dry, flat plainsland where little occurs and few live.

Kingdom of Suilley
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

The kingdom that originally declared independence from Foere and now the de-facto power in the Borderlands, despite thinly stretched resources.

County of Toullen
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

A small southern county in the Borderlands struggling to recover from natural disasters and a change of allegiance.

County of Vourdon
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

An independent vassal-state of the Foerdewaith overking, caught between the receding empire and the growing power of Suilley.

Yolbiac Vale
Organization | Jan 21, 2020

An isolated woody mountain valley sparsely populated with strange folk and stranger customs.


  • 25000 AE


    Coming of the Atlanteans
    Population Migration / Travel

    In the continent of Lados the Atlanteans arrived from the north, marching southward and conquering everything in their path. Despite resistance from the native elves, the invaders occupied the region in totality.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 24573 AE


    Exeter Province Founded
    Founding

    The Atlantean Empire establishes the Exeter province and lay foundations for forts at Albor Broce and Sylvos.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 24313 AE


    Gaelon River Valley Codified
    Founding

    The Atlanteans demark the lands around the Gaelon River as a territory of their empire and call it The Valley.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 23509 AE


    The Great Darkness
    Metaphysical / Paranormal event

    A mystical darkness descends over what was known as the Gulf of Akados, now the Black Sail Bay, stopping all trade to the region with the exception of the small port of Zobek, which allowed it to grow into a much stronger sea-trade power.

  • 23030 AE

    22430 AE



    The Infestation
    Disaster / Destruction

    Beginning on the coast of the Borderlands, terrible creatures called malites dug themselves out of the ground and were followed by colossal vermin. These invaders rapidly wiped out all life in western Lados from the coast to the Towers. For five hundred years the region was a wasteland of insectoid monsters until an alliance of heroes and a strange sect of Gith calling themselves yaut'ja slew the malite queens and destroyed the nests. It was a hundred more years of cleanup before the land was habitable again.

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    Lados
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  • 22280 AE


    Rise and Fall of Foere
    Political event

    The Kingdom of Foere, based in the Isle of Princes, arrives and takes over the Borderlands easily. Due to internal problems back on the Isle though, their grip eventually weakens and begins to fracture.

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    The Borderlands
  • 22249 AE


    Burgundia Province Founded
    Founding

    Province of Burgundia established to maintain garrison forts at Salyos and Parthos; Construction begins on city of Trevi.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 22004 AE


    The Great Curgantium Fires
    Disaster / Destruction

    The destruction of the ancient Atlantean city of Curgantium resulted in the spreading fires southward through drought-dried plains and forests of the Borderlands. The fires caused famines and incalculable damage, massively depopulating the entire region and culling the arable land to a fraction of what had once been cultivated and tamed. This set civilization back a hundred years or more in the region.

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    The Borderlands
  • 21780 AE


    Founding of Aachen Province
    Founding

    The Province of Aachen is established by the newly formed Kingdom of Foere extending out to the Great Bridge.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 21755 AE


    Suilley Province Founded
    Founding

    The year after he is crowned Overking, Macobert establishes the province of Suilley around the Plains of Suilley where the Overking's knights' destriers were bred.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 21735 AE


    Eachreach Province Founded
    Founding

    After the death of Overking Macobert, his heir Magnusson takes the throne of Foere and issues the Eastreach Decree, establishing the province of Eastreach.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 21678 AE


    County of Vourdon Founded
    Founding

    The county of Vourdon is founded by order of the Overking of Foere.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 21657 AE


    Amrin Estuary Region Formed
    Founding

    The Amrin Estuary region is officially ratified as a separate region of Foere control once the town of Eastgate is built.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 21644 AE


    County of Toullen Founded
    Founding

    The county of Toullen is founded in the southern region of the Borderlands.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 20714 AE


    Keston Province Founded
    Founding

    Keston Province is founded and construction begins on the garrison-town of Kingston.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 20295 AE


    Theft of a Kingdom
    Political event

    The Province of Suilley crowned its Lord-Governor, Ghienvais Pas, as Ghienvais I, King of Suilley. Essentially the gesture was intended by the Suilleyn nobility to commence the formal process of being treated as equals of the nobility in Foere. They were no doubt influenced by the disorder in the provinces on the Isle of Princes, seeing an opportunity to improve their own status, but only a very few seem to have anticipated how badly the Overking, pressed on all sides, would consider the coronation as a threat to his own authority in a vital part of the empire.   Instead of considering the essentially loyalist nature of the Sulleyn coronation, the Overking declared all the nobles anathema, traitors who would be stripped of their lands and executed when captured. The shocked nobles of Suilley suddenly realized that they now had no choice if they wished to live other than to escape entirely from the Overking’s rule. Perhaps matters might have gone differently if the Overking’s army had subdued the province quickly, but the course of the short war reversed all expectations when the Foerdewaith army was crushed at the Battle of Bullock’s Bale. With the great province of Suilley thrown into the status of an independent realm in the midst of war and rebellion on all sides, the shape of events in the provinces was utterly and irrevocably changed. A new player had been forced to join the game, and the new player, the King of Suilley, stood in a strategic position at the geographic center of the provinces.

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  • 20078 AE

    20068 AE



    The Fiend Rains
    Geological / environmental event

    Unseasonal torrential rains begin to fall on the eastern slopes of the Towers, the rains continue virtually nonstop causing extensive flooding, washout of roads, and undermining of city walls and building foundations; Kingdom of Suilley, County of Vourdon, Keston Province, and County of Toullen are hardest hit.   Casualties from flooding and mudslides have reached the tens of thousands, the destruction of property is on a massive scale, and trade on the South Road has virtually been brought to a halt, causing economic recession in the lands east of the mountains. The noted scholar and philosopher Oscobar of Vermis declares the rains to be the work of the forces of Darkness and calls them the Fiend Rains, he predicts they will continue for another 13 years. The strange blind mystic Lun of the Mountain calls the rain Ryna’s Tears, but she gives no explanation why; Lun says the rains will end in 6 more years.   After 10 years, the Fiend Rains come to an end. The Borderlands begin to dry out and dig themselves out of the mud; Drainage to the lowlands of the Hearthglen have become a spreading marsh that is eventually known as the Creeping Mire.

  • 20011 AE

    20008 AE



    Wilderlands Clan War
    Military action

    Humanoid and barbaric human raiders descend from the Wilderland Hills and burn the village of Byrnum, beginning the Wilderlands Clan War in 20011. The war continues in Keston Province for three years before a coalition of forces from Keston, Suilley, Vourdon, and Exeter led by General Cormien defeats the Wilderland clans at the Battle of Broch Tarna and sending their forces fleeing into the Forlorn Mountains.

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    The Borderlands
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  • 20001 AE


    Recent Years
    Miscellaneous

    The various locales in the Borderland Provinces have encountered different problems and opportunities from the slow erosion of Foerdewaith dominance. Some areas, Zobek in particular, have benefited greatly. Suilley is faced with the problems of becoming an imperial power far too quickly. Eastreach and Aachen are collapsing from within, for different reasons. Exeter Province is isolated and calcifying, and Keston Province has been shattered by slow military response to border threats. Toullen works to recover from the unchecked disaster of the Fiend Rains, supported only by the inadequate assistance Suilley can manage to scrape together. The situation is by no means irretrievable; given time and peace, the Borderland Provinces have a good chance of riding out the turbulence of Foere’s retreating tide. On the other hand, any catastrophe, war, or powerful assault by the forces of evil could throw the provinces into a dark age reminiscent of the time following the great fires of Curgantium. The forces of good must be at their most vigilant when times like these arrive, for rest assured, the forces of evil are ready.

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    The Borderlands

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