Three things strike you about Aella on first meeting her.
- First: she stands at every inch of her seven and a half feet and seems to almost accidentally dominate nearly every space she is in.
- Second: her armour is a hodge-podge of dull and damaged parts from across Thylea, except her perfectly polished bracers.
- Third: her face is weathered and worn as if it has seen a thousand storms and twice as many fights, highlighted by the eye-patch over her scarred right eye.
Tryntia stands slightly over 5ft tall with long, thick hair that is a slightly unusual colour for a Triton, being a dark purple. Her body is slight but that of a soldiers, toned with the occasional scar from years of training and battle. Though her face is young, her eyes have been battle-hardened, to protect herself from the tragedies of war.
Her light blue skin slightly shimmers in sunlight from her scales but is only really noticeable if you're looking for it. She proudly wears traditional clothing and armour of her race, mainly things they have fashioned from the seafloor, held together by rope from sunken ships. She wears a bronze circlet to signify her bonding with Yklezion, her bronze Dragon.
- (S27) The Heart of The World
- (S26) Into the Depths and out again.
- (S25) Attack on Yonder
- (S24) The Winners Depart
- (S23) The Great Games Continued
- (S22) The Great Games
- (S21) Liberating the Minotaurs
- (S20) Reclaiming the Ultros
- (S19) A Wedding, A Trickster and a Ghost Ship
- (S18) The Ascent of The Colossus
- (S17) Emerging into the Light
- (S16) Knee Deep in Duty
- (S15) Meeting N' Greeting
- (S14) Breaking the Storm
- (S13) The Journey to Mytros
- (S12) The Labyrinth of Death
- (S11) Learning the Truth
- (S10) The Telamok Peaks
- (S09) The Long Journey Back
- (S08) Descending into the Forge
- (S07) Entering the Mithral Mines
- (S06) The Sacrifice
- (S05) Return To Estoria
- (S04) Demetria's Lair
- (S03) Trip To Estoria
- (S02) Seek out the Oracle
- (S01) The Corrupted Boar
- (S00) The Sour Vintage
There's no mistaking the short, winged, birdlike figure of an Aarokocra; ruffled dark grey feathers mottled with patches and smears of copper adorn the wings, head, chest, and bare arms of what seems to be a bright eyed, adolescent birdfolk.
Clothed lightly with only leather and cloth straps on the chest and cloth trousers, the only possessions that are carried seem to be at the figure's sides - a thick book and a small satchel. Standing at just under 5 feet, his head darts as he nervously scans the environment, clearly out of place in this new land.
The most striking thing about Praxos, is the bow he carries everywhere he goes. It is made of black locust wood with a green silk bowstring and a horn and an auroch leather grip.
I am Praxos, the archer, legion's bane, the fate twisted, born under the dreamer, but wide awake to the hardships of a cruel world.
Eurytus stands just over 7 ft. tall, a lean man’s body standing proud from the shoulder of a chestnut workhorse.
He always appears kind and approachable with his hair tied back, his coat well-groomed and tail tightly braided, though his sheer size lets him cut an imposing figure. From his neck hangs a sprig of mistletoe, though closer inspection would show this to be finely carved jade, with a single berry of darkened lavender crystal.
1) Group Loot & PIETY & CRAFTING:
2) Link to the player's guide:
3) Piety Player Guide:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ixqxov497opi-i36Rn1KacZR4mYo9eIduhV-XZuHHIc/edit?usp=sharing
4) World Primer:
5) Mithral Forge Recipes
Thylea is a small continent surrounded on all sides by an ocean called the Forgotten Sea. The natives of Thylea are Centaurs, cyclopes, gygans, nymphs, satyr's, and other fey races. Thousands of Human settlers arrived in Thylea five hundred years ago. There are numerous languages spoken and there is a specific clothing style.
The Laws of Thylea are extremely important.
- Sacred Oaths. Oaths are taken very seriously in Thylea. The punishments for violating an oath are severe
- Mortal Curses. Breaking oaths or violating the laws of Thylea may cause you to be afflicted by dreadful curses.
- Thylean natives. Centaurs, satyrs, nymphs, and other native races live and work alongside the settler races. The peace with their many tribes is precarious.
All major events that happened in Thylea in the last 2500 years can be found --> here <--.
Thylea is named after the mother goddess who watches over the continent. She and her husband, Kentimane the Hundred Handed, bore many children. These ancient gods form a pantheon called “the Titans.” The two most powerful of their children are:
- Sydon, Lord of Storms. He is the ancient Titan who once ruled over Thylea, long before the arrival of mortals. He seeks to dominate the land once again—to be worshipped by all mortals. He controls all the waters of Thylea, including the weather, and sacrifices must be offered to him daily.
- Lutheria, Mistress of Death. She is the sister-wife of Sydon. She has dominion over the underworld, and she seeks to corrupt mortals and capture their souls for her own amusement. In spite of this, she is honored by frequent sacrifices and wine festivals throughout the land.
For many ages, Thylea was a wilderness of centaurs, satyrs, cyclopes, and other creatures who worshipped the Titans. Mortals who came to Thylea lived in small, defenseless tribes—until the arrival of The Order of the Dragonlords. The Dragonlords were an order of heroic, dragon-riding mortals who came to Thylea five centuries ago. They initiated the First War against the Titans and defeated their armies. Most of The Order of the Dragonlords and their dragons were killed during this conflict
When all seemed lost, the mortals of Thylea were saved by the sudden appearance of the Five Gods, who walked the land in mortal guise. They forced the Titans into a temporary truce, called the Oath of Peace.
• Volkan, God of Forges
• Kyrah, Goddess of Music
• Mytros, Goddess of Dawn
• Pythor, God of Battle
• Vallus, Goddess of Wisdom
The Oath of Peace has prevented open warfare with the Titans for five hundred years. But now, the truce is ending. The power of the Five Gods wanes, and the Titans prepare to wage war upon mortals once again.
The Oracle is a water nymph named Versi. She is Thylea's most famous prophet, and she has recently had a terrifying vision of the future. She has called for a band of mortal heroes to join together to confront the Titans.
There are three major kingdoms in Thylea.
The Kingdom of Mytros was the first kingdom founded by the Dragonlords. It is the largest city in all of Thylea and the center of commerce, religion, and politics. The ruler of Mytros is King Acastus, one of the last descendants of the Dragonlords.
The Kingdom of Estoria is an ancient stronghold that has resisted centuries of attacks by centaur's, cyclopes, manticores, and other dangers which thrive in the steppes. The ruler of Estoria is King @pythor, the God of Battle.
The Kingdom of Aresia has long been a rival to the
kingdom of Mytros. The two cities have been engaged
in dozens of wars over the last several hundred years,
which are collectively known as the Aresian campaigns.
The ruler of Aresia is Queen Helen.
You are one of the heroes who has been called by the
Oracle's prophecy to save the world from the tyranny
of the Titans. Whatever your personal background, be you a native or an outsider you
know that you are destined for greatness.
Mytros is ruled by the mighty King Acastus, the last true descendant of The Order of the Dragonlords. Acastus is revered across all of Thylea and he is the husband of Queen Vallus, the wisest of The Five Gods. Through some miraculous feat of magic, he has recently resurrected the race of dragons, which were thought to be extinct since the end of the first war. He now seeks to rebuild the ancient order of the Dragonlords and restore the The City of Mytros to its former glory.
Blemys are cyclopes that have no heads. Instead, they
have a single great cyclopean eye, along with a nose and
a mouth, in the center of their chests. The blemys are
cursed cyclops who live alone, filled with anger and bitterness. Their simmering anger often boils over during
battle, making them an even more fearsome foe.
"The brightest star in the night sky is called the Golden Heart. You can see it high above us on any clear night. It represents the tree that sprang up when Thylea, the Great Mother, sacrificed herself to create our land. If you look closely, you can see a cluster of fainter stars scattered around the Golden Heart; these represent all the islands that sprung up from her roots.
And if you look slightly to the west, you'll notice a single red star watching over the Golden Heart and the islands: Kentimane, Thylea's husband, who honours his vow to protect his lover with an endless vigil.
We cut to Eurytus who had accompanied Euryale above ground for her date with Sullas. After helping her prepare by magicking a floral decoration he toured the city ending at the docks closely observing an octopus. This peaceful moment was shattered by wailing sounds coming from the Colossus Of Pythor. He instantly knew it was his companions. Approaching the statue he found a scene of devastation with statues shattered and a window that seemed remarkably out of place embedded in the bronze foot of the Colossus. He spotted one of his companions. Praxos had not only mollified the guards but finding a young captain he had met before, Demetrios, had managed to take charge and commanded them to circle the statue and close any possible exit points.
Joining the others in the Colossus, The Heroes of Thylea fought their way up, through devious traps and ruthless members of The Cult of the Snake, even convincing a few of the Minotaurs to give up and seek refuge in the Nest of the Forgotten and one joined them on their fight. Finally, they made their way to the head of the statue, finding a chamber decorated in a luxurious way with curtains enveloping it and most menacingly petrified victims, all of them appearing to be bards of some sort. Aella, The Whirlwind pulled a cord which moved the curtains to reveal mirrors lined upon the walls and the party curiously gazed at a large orb in the centre of the room. Before they could investigate further Margot, the second in command of Moxena, spoke from the outside of the head, telling the party that Ismeretlen would speak to them when she wished and that they should be more curious about their own employers as she may not be the only monster in this particular story. The party lunged forward to grab her but she fled, rappelling down a see-through rope that led all the way to the Stygian Row. Rekken pursued but when she entered The Satyr's Tail he lost her among the hostile clientele.
Out of leads, they decided to stake out the dead drop they had seen The Cult of the Snake use. Seeking a place to lie low they entered The Siren's Roost, the local den of iniquities. Immediately, as is wont, their cover was blown when the proprietor recognised Aella, The Whirlwind. Leira was apparently quite close to Aella in the past and they withdrew into her office to talk. When Aella emerged she had secured free lodgings for the party but alas Rekken had already booked a night with a supposed son of Narsus who informed him that there was a rumour that the children who were given to Temple of Lutheria were not seen again.
Sleep came easy but was interrupted by Tryntia having a nightmare where she wandered among a destroyed Mytros and was attacked by a Manticore. When she awoke she informed everyone that she had to do something important. Following her, the party found itself in the Great Gardens, particularly in a garden behind the Observatory. Opening a secret entrance Tryntia was able to gain access to the Dragon Necropolis and performed a ritual which brought forth the birth of Ismeretlen, the Bronze Dragon!