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Sydon is the Lord of the Oceans and all that flows from them. He takes the form of a colossal, bearded man with three eyes, and he carries a terrifying black trident. He surveys both land and water tirelessly, summoning storms to punish those who displease him. Sydon is a jealous and vengeful god who makes no allowances for the worship of any god but himself or his sister-wife, Lutheria. Every temple in Thylea fears the wrath of Sydon. Daily sacrifices are offered to him in every village, even as the settlers continue their silent prayers to the Five. Whenever thunder rolls through the skies of Thylea, you can be sure that someone has provoked Sydon’s anger.


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His symbol is a Lidless black and red eye.



Piety

Earning and Losing Piety You increase your piety score to Sydon when you expand the god’s influence in the world in a concrete way through acts such as these: Smiting the unwise and foolish in Sydon’s name Publicly denouncing the Five Building or restoring a temple to Sydon Your piety score to Sydon decreases if you diminish Sydon’s influence in the world, contradict his ideals, or make him look ridiculous or ineffectual through acts such as these: Jeopardizing others through rash or foolish actions Willingly subverting or impeding a wise course of action Bowing to the desires or demands of another god Using magic to calm the sea’s fury

Earning and Losing Piety

You increase your piety score to Sydon when you expand the god’s influence in the world in a concrete way through acts such as these:

  • Smiting the unwise and foolish in Sydon’s name

  • Publicly denouncing the Five

  • Building or restoring a temple to Sydon

 

Your piety score to Sydon decreases if you diminish Sydon’s influence in the world, contradict his ideals, or make him look ridiculous or ineffectual through acts such as these:

  • Jeopardizing others through rash or foolish actions

  • Willingly subverting or impeding a wise course of action

  • Bowing to the desires or demands of another god

  • Using magic to calm the sea’s fury


Rank

Piety Needed

Devotee

Piety 3+ 

Votary

Piety 10+ 

Disciple

Piety 25+ 

Champion of Storms

Piety 50+ 

A nondescript brick building with carved white stone accents, the popular public house distinguishes itself by the sheer amount of activity in and around it. Patrons regularly drift in and out in varying states of sobriety. The scent of food and sounds of raucous conversation emanate from the open door and windows.

Stepping through the door, you see that the busy street outside the tavern barely hinted at the sheer number of patrons crammed inside. Locals and travellers from across Thylea crowd around the bar and an assortment of wooden tables, sharing the latest gossip.

The owner is Delphion, a wiry older man.

The storm relented. Light broke through the clouds, spilling down onto the marble pediments and wet paving stones of the city. Dazed citizens beginning to emerge from their homes. Before long, the silence that came after the storm is replaced by a wave of sound as thousands of citizens started clapping and cheering.  Cries of  “The Heroes of Thylea!”, “The Chosen Oness” and “Peacebringerrsss!” could be heard. As The Heroes of Thylea and the Gods recovered there was a wooshing noise, King Acastus riding Icarus in the sky, surveying his domain. The Dragon roared and headed back to the castle. Everyone helped each other on their feet, Talieus taking the opportunity to explain how he thinks the New Dragonlords are a force for good to Tryntia. She told him that her ire was not directed to him but againt King Acastus, the descendant of Estor Arkelander.

The chosen ones headed back to the King, where they were praised and given a map leading to the legendary Ultros as a reward. The party raised some concerns that some of his closest advisors were allied with the Titans but the King explaiened how important to peace was keeping a balance between all the factions in the city. The King showcased a keen understanding of what makes people tick. However while he spoke he revealed that the Ultros was captained by bandits which rang false to the heroes. They kept quiet about it but it was noted. As he finished his speech he dismissed the heroes and wished them well on their journey out of his city. As the heroes were leaving they were intercepted by the Queen's bodyguard Makhaira who informed them that the Queen wished to speak to them. The heroes promised they  would but set to securing lodgings first. Taran, a powerful noble descended from Adonis Neurdagon himself offered his house to them for no cost. While his guards seemed similar to the soldiers that served the Temple of Sydon, his hospitality was impecable and they were invited to a feast in their honour. Before this was done however, Praxos called a team meeting, to discuss the heroes next steps. Much talk was had, around the reappearance of Dragons and all the events they had seen so far.

After this talk they headed to meet Queen Vallus. They saw the Queen being extremely busy, tending to the administration needed to rebuild the city. She warned them not to trust her husband and suspected him sending them to the Ultros was expected to end in their death. He was not always such a paranoid man but she admitted that he had trouble sleeping and seemed distrubed by something. She does not know from where he obtained Dragons All that withstanding, she admited that the ship needed to be rercovered if the heroes wanted to venture to the sea. To that end, she asked the heroes to come straight to her when they retrieved the ship as if the public was made aware that it was THEY who reclaimed the King would have to honour that and not claim The Ultros for himself. Additinally, the Queen asked them to do anything they could to help the city and spread the word of the five. The ritual that they cast to dispell the storm had left all of them euxhasted. Things like damaging the reputatyion of the Titans temples or looking into the flooded sewers would all help.

In the end she revealed information that could help the heroes such as the location of one of the old flying fortressess of The Order of the Dragonlords which could be found in the Garden of Unknown. She said that while he thinks himself as a god he is a vain and foolish creature. The garden of Helios is found under the constellation of the chariot with the heart tree being under the constellation of the heart. Finally she warned them to beware Sydons and Lutherias children, known as the The New Titans.

The heroes then went to The Academy of Mytros where they engaged in debate and sought knowledge. Their day ended in the feast at Tarans where they were asked to elimintae Unknown for a large monetrary amount and perhaps future funding of their expedition. He explaiend that her activities were extremely damaging to the cities prosperity and slowed down the rebuilding needed to be done. Sullas, Tarans song tried to use the heroes influence to secure an audience with Vallus who he wanted to seduce but when that did not appear achiavable he asked Euryale out. To everyones suprise she agreed and they would meet at the great gardens on the morrow.

In essense they now need to discredit the temples of the twins; fix the sewers; reclaim the Ultros; romance Sullas; travel to the heart tree; find the garden of helios; find the dragonlords’ flying fortress; deal with the lady of coins for Taran; find the island of Helona; head back to the island of Themis; find the lotus witch; find the seers; defeat or reason with the twin titans, and probably a lot more.
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Not much is known about Gregor. He was an explorer and one day...he never came back.

Draped over a cushioned kline, the hooded figure basks in the heat of the room. The robes that hang from her slender frame, though of fine make, show telltale signs of age and wear. Her sandals look poorly suited to travelling, yet bear the wethering of long miles. With a shrug of her narrow shoulders, her hood falls back to reveal a pale face of disarming beauty. Of more concern, however, is the nest of vipers that unfurl from her head, inspecting their surroundings with ophidian indifference. She avoids direct eye contact with those around her, keeping the lids of her green eyes low. Gently - delicately - Euryale strokes the neck of one the serpents and smiles, as though the creature had imparted a most private joke. 

She hails from the family Sideris but has recently gotten married to Sullas Neurdagon.



This mighty silver Dragon chose to serve as the mount of Xander "Dragonshield" Huorath, the greatest of The Order of the Dragonlords

Porfirodermi was a Red Dragon, Oathsword of Astraea

The histories of the First War are vague, having been passed down through the centuries in the form of decaying scrolls and tapestries. What is known for certain is that the native races were driven into exile. The centaurs retreated into the steppes, while the satyrs fled into the forests. The Gygans, an ancient civilization of cyclopes, were annihilated, leaving behind the crumbling ruins of their fallen cities.

The cost of victory was great: by the time the war ended, the last of the dragons had been killed defending the city they loved most. Although the Dragonlords are remembered as the great heroes of this age, their noble dragons came to be equally venerated as guardian spirits. The blood of their sacrifice is woven into the stones of Mytros, and to this day the city is said to glow radiant bronze at sunset. Perhaps most miraculous of all, however, was the appearance of the Five Gods. These immortal figures descended from heaven when the tide had turned against the Dragonlords.

Some have claimed that they were manifestations of Thylea’s own desire to protect her immigrant children. They took the form of mortal men and women, but their eyes were alight with the fire of divinity. Each of these new gods manifested some portion of the power that had once belonged to the Titans. Pythor, the Lord of Battle, took command of the centurions of Mytros and, after many gruesome battles, the armies of the native races were broken. When the final spear had been thrust into the heart of the Gygan King, the Five Gods fell into a torpor, apparently to recover their strength.

The city, it seemed, was safe. But Sydon and Lutheria swore vengeance. The mountains shook, the seas boiled with rage, and spine-chilling nightmares descended upon the mortal armies. Such was the anger of the Titans that their retaliation threatened to sunder the very foundations of Thylea. In the end, Mytros, the goddess of dawn, sacrificed herself and ascended once more to the heavens in order to rescue her beloved city from destruction.

Pericles, his wife Pelagia and their kids, Aura and Erotas live in a small homestead at the plains before the Mithral Mountains as a way to avoid the competitiveness of The City of Mytros. He works as a craftsman and woodcutter.

The Lady of Coins kept her lair in the head of the Colossus of Pythor. Although few in the city know it, her true name is Moxena as the part discovered when they were in the Nest of the Forgotten.

What began at first as furiously independent polis has now become a collection of closely knit city-states that have banded together to protect themselves from roaming bands of bandits and monsters.

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