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A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: Dezeldenia

This history of Dezeldenia is one of cruelty, disease, and death.

   The land of Dezeldenia lays to the North of Mirlethia, separated from their neighbor by Targin’s Rot. The river continually flows with blackened water, yet is commonly traversed by Mirthlethians and Dezeldenians alike as they plunder resources and take slaves from their neighbors. The two human lands have been at war longer than even most elves remember, though neither has managed to expand far into their enemies territory. Those that have founded settlements on the opposite side of the river rarely see their work last more than a decade before it is reclaimed by it’s native inhabitants. Targin’s Rot seems to continually reintroduce itself as the eternal border between the two peoples.  Continue reading “A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: Dezeldenia”

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A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: The Kashkuli

 

“Qua Jon, father of magic, was not a worldly man. His magic came not of “things.” It came of himself. It came from enlightenment. We but seek the same.”

– Garnosh, Mithrelian Kashkuli

 

“A magical beggar is still a beggar.”

-Carwinth Brass, Del Harun Merchant

 

  The Kashkuli, first and foremost, have given up all the material possessions and comforts of the world. They roam the streets of Varrek, subsisting on that which they can scavenge and beg for. They reason that any material possessions or participation in greater society robs them of valuable time they could put toward enlightenment and the pursuit of what they see as “Ishtalla,” or “Perfect magic,” loosely translated. They believe what the world perceived as Insanity in Qua Jon was but Genius too far removed from the layperson to understand. They seek to follow in his path.

  Only men are allowed to become Kashkuli. The order holds itself to absurd standards in that regard.

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