Wyrlynth is lady and protector of Zan Zan Turina. In her draconic form, The Eternal Wyrm is snake like, without wings or appendages. Two massive horns protrude from her head. The elder Drake, having complete control over her size, can grow to such a magnitude that she dwarfs all other dragons of the world. Yet, at her smallest, she is the size of a tiny snake. Her size at any given moment is not her most impressive feature, however.
The City of Sin. The Den of the Snake. The Blood Sands. Zan Zan Turina is known by all of these names. It sits in the middle of Qua’ Lorn, it’s walls standing in defiance to the world. It lays upon the only known mine of darkstone, the rock that the gnomes refine into gunpowder. It also hosts multiple gem mines as well as a gold mine. It’s wealth makes this singular city more powerful than many nations. Continue reading “A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: Zan Zan Turina”
Qua’Lorn resides where the ancient empire of Shilan once stood. It consists of leagues of desert separating scattered city states. Among all the lands of Samsaras, Qua’Lorn has the least unified cultural identity, as it consists of many different peoples. Each city tends to differ vastly from those around it. Continue reading “A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: Qua’Lorn”
Shilan was an ancient human empire that spanned Qua’Lorn and parts of Sunisia. It was the strong hold of the demons power, a land where every city held a different fiend in highest esteem. Dark deeds were done under a jungle canopy so dense and tangled that the people of the land rarely saw day light. Continue reading “A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: Shilan”
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”
“The Demon King was born into the void. The void was nothingness, the true source of power. The he was wrath and evil and pain. The she was eternal nothing and calm. This knowledge is the true magic of the ancients.”
-Adrasteia, Elven Mustes. Continue reading “A Traveler’s Guide to Samsarras: The Mustes”
“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.