As you depart the ship on the measly docks, you immediately feel the baking sun open your skin, the air is dry and warm, and your gaze sees only minor patches of trees stretched over dry grass and plains. The land is barren and hot here, perhaps even a little too hot for your liking. A dark-skinned man clad in a simple linen robe of bright colours, his face partly covered by the distinct type of linen cloth wrapped around his face and head to protect him from the sun.
“Welcome Ghareeb! To the Land of the Sun - the Island of Danesh.” his exotic accent rolling off his tongue, as he smiles brightly, as his arms open in a wide welcoming motion. “I am Shakir Maroun, Son of Mosao Adib Maroun, a humble trader and leader of the Dhahabi Nomads.” “I wish to welcome you to our sunny island, and warn you as well... I am sure you will find these lands like no land you have ever seen before, nothing like your home - from the tales I have gathered from other of the new arrivals. So be wise when settling your homes, be wise when travelling the lands - resources are not unlimited here, as you might have noticed.” he nods seriously, before his wide and bright smile reappear. “But! The Dhahabi Nomads are here to assist you, Ghareeb! We are travelling traders, and will be happy to assist in what we can… for the right price of course.” he grins mischievously.
Shakir leans in slightly, as if whispering you a secret, with a dramatic and serious expression. “Be aware not all who lives here is as welcoming to ajanib as the Dhahabi Nomads are. We ourselves come from the city of Issa in the Sebekian Empire, just south of here on the mainland of Shamyra. When we arrived here several moons ago, we were met with much skepticism, and even hostilities from the tribes governing the regions. We have lost both brothers and sisters to their arrows, but for now we are left alone.” For a moment he looks serious, his lips tightening in anger and sadness.“But! That is a tale for another time. I will take no more of your precious time, Ghareeb, and may Animath be with you in your search and protect you from his glorious rays.”
With that the man leaves you to talk with other fresh newcomers, and before you awaits a venture into these new, exotic and warm lands. What will Danesh bring for you? Only time will tell.
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Notable Settlements: Astrania, The Black Hand, Shadowmoor, Woodhurst, Icenhilde, Ulfr’s Strand (Vassal of Icenhilde). Notable Conflict(s): The War of the Two Priests, Dawn & Francia vs. Clan McDonald. Notable Character(s): Brother Knif, Albert, Lord Sicarius, King Dorian, Dominca & Xlair of Woodhurst, Cain of the Black Hand. Notable Event(s):
Warden’s Fall - The Survivors (Late Summer, 2015) GM Team: Cain, Cas, Sicarius, Dominca, Dorian.
Notable Settlements: The Serene Republic (City of Mercia), Krysuvic, Woodhurst, Astrania, Knavesmire, Raven's Roost. Notable Conflict(s): The Defense of Knavesmire, The Attack on Krysuvic. Notable Character(s): Lord Copper Steadfast, Lady Athena Ravenhold. Notable Event(s):
Notable Settlements: Blackthorne Kingdom, Applewood, Aberon, Shadowmoor, Ilara (Tindobel, Ravenhold Valley, Nyr Kottrborg), Skyhill, Rouen. Notable Conflict(s): Siege of Skyhill, Blackthorne vs. Applewood. Notable Character(s): NotableEvent(s): Assasination in Applewood.
Nelumbra - The Lineage (Spring, 2016) GM Team: Fae, Brother, Sicarius, Campaign Junkie, Quin, Domica, Kelrae, Kiro, Sprezak, Robert Garcia.
Notable Settlements: Blackwood, New Holsworth, Cromwell. Notable Conflicts(s): Blackwood vs. The Republic. Notable Character(s): NotableEvent(s):
Maldath 3 - End of an Era (Spring, 2016) GM Team: Kelrae, Dominca, Kiro, Fae, Brother, Sicarius, Vyrandil, Lulu, Quin.
Notable Settlements: Blackwood, Sanguine Empire, Fairbreeze, Windhelm, Ironhold. Notable Conflicts(s): The Siege of Sanguine Empire, War of the Gods. Notable Character(s): Whisper NotableEvent(s): The Labyrinth, Slaying the Giant,
Notable Settlements: Kingdom of Ironhold, Duchy of Gerbronia, Novrger, Paravan's Pass, House Bergstrom, Taboriste de Minafera, Ridgeport. Notable Conflict(s): Sharpe’s Regiment vs. Novrger. Notable Character(s): Ragnar The Bandit, Grendal the Troll, Artanis Sharpe. Notable Event(s): The Spring Fair
Notable Settlements: Ironwatch, Skara, Ravenfeld, Morrisburg, Auchindale, New Fairbreeze, Fladais, New Haakonsvern, Eskild. Notable Conflict(s): Iron Coalition vs. the Realm, Southern Alliance vs. Auchindale, Skara Rebels vs. Arendor Loyalists. Notable Character(s): Notable Event(s):
Notable Settlements: Pyrewatch, Tyrla, Halsgrof, Fort Lyon, Blackstone, Frostmaw, Krimridge, Blackmoor, Orden av Gral. Notable Conflict(s): Ashborne vs. Frostmaw, Fort Lyon vs. Krimridge, Grove of the Wild vs. Valhalla Knights (The Brotherhood), Blackstone Regiment vs. Iron State (The Brotherhood). Notable Characters(s): Notable Event(s):
Bazhu - The Path of Golden Misfortune (Spring/Summer, 2018) GM Team:Sam, Subso, Subtext, Alex, Thormyr, Lulu, Odd, Vyrandil.
Notable Settlements: The Lu Estate, The Order of Leda, Fortune Landing Inn, Hillcrest, Flanders, Avenhold. Notable Conflict(s): Lu Estate vs. Lindens Thicket Notable Characters(s): Notable Event(s): Death of Tengru Heydin
Wyrmrokk - Mysteries of the Valkion Sea (Summer/Fall, 2018) GM Team:Sam, Subso, Nick, Alex, Thormyr, Lulu, Odd, Vyrandil.