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  • Cara Fahd

    In the centuries before the Scourge, the Ork nation of Cara Fahd was founded by Wudra Muntak, and lasted for nearly 240 years. Destroyed by wars and ambition, the shattered remains of the kingdom did not fare well during the Scourge, and much of the grand …

  • Parlainth

    The Forgotten City of Parlianth lies in the furthest northwest corner of [[Barsaive]], deep within the Spiderspike Jungle. Before the Scourge, Parlainth was the provincial capital of Barsaive, created by the [[The Theran Empire | Therans]] during their …

  • Throal

    The ancient Dwarf Kingdom of Throal was founded more than 1000 years before the Scourge, and has stood as a bastion of civilization and freedom since shrugging of the chains of [[The Theran Empire | Theran ]] dominance after the Scourge. Although Throal …

  • The testimony of Morgrim Maltaka

    _This writing was found in a journal in the Western Catacombs of the Forgotten City of Parlainth. It details the confession of Morgrim Maltaka, a Theran mage from the city's ancient past._

    My Name is Malgrim Mortaka, and I go now to what may …

  • The letter from Chantrel

    To Brimmel Troddenfoot of the Kingdom of Throal, Greetings,

    My name is Chantrel, and I am a Troubadour of some renown. No doubt you are familiar with my name, not because of my skill as a performer, but because of the Horror that has dogged my …

  • Regarding the Invae and their manifestations

    _*GM Commentary:*_ _The following document was found in the ruins of the city of Emmerlich, in the fallen Human Kingdom of Landis. It's age is quite evident, and in many cases the document itself has disintegrated._ h3. Regarding the Invae and …

  • Samsara

    The village of Samsara lay in the south-western corner of [[Barsaive]], south of the Liaj Jungle and east of the Delaris Mountains. It was populated by a wide variety of Name-givers, mostly Humans, Elves, Trolls, and Dwarves. The few Orks that had lived …

  • The Library of Legends

    Deep beneath the ruins of the lost city of [[Emmerlich | Emmerlich]] in the ancient Human Kingdom of [[Landis | Landis]], there is a doorway that lies untouched by age. Beyond the doorway lies a tremendous library, with books, scrolls and papers stacked …

  • Journal from Kaer Ordona

    *_GM Commentary:_* _The following writings were found in Kaer Ordona, the ruins of which were discovered in the eastern lowlands of Barsaive by the Passion's Champions. The kaer was infiltrated by a Horror who took pleasure in setting the residents …

  • Kaer Ordona

    Kaer Ordona was created by the residents of a small town of the same Name. The residents were mostly peaceful people, ruled by a council of elders and an appointed judge. They sealed themselves in their new home in 973 TH, in the years just before the …

  • Reavers

    Reavers are corrupted and maddened Name-givers twisted by the Mad Passion Raggok. They are in a permanent state of rage and berserker fury, often taking out their rage on themselves. They mutilate and twist their flesh, causing tremendous pain and driving …

  • The Broken Chains

    The Broken Chains are a loosely-organized alliance of followers of the Passion Lochost and of his champion, [[:vfd | Valaria Florrent Darkfire]]. When Valaria's legend began to spread across [[Barsaive]], many dozens of Name-givers wanted to emulate her …

  • Denairastas

    The Denairastas were a clan of Dragon-kin Humans, the children of the [[:17558 | Great Dragon whose name they share]]. They were the rulers of the city of [[Iopos]], and for a time were worshiped there as living Passions. When Denairastas set about …

  • Null

    The Null is a mysterious force that is sapping the magic and life from the world. It seems to have appeared in the ruins of the Forgotten City of [[Parlainth]], where it drained all magic from the city and seems to be having an entropic effect on the …

  • Great Humans

    Great Humans are a Dragon-kin race, born of the mating of a Great Dragon and a human. They possess an even greater drive to explore and understand than most humans do, and they are naturally inclined towards the magical Disciplines. Many Great Humans find …

  • The Abyss of Aras Nehem

    The Abyss of Aras Nehem was once a kaer, near the Nehem Liferock. During the Scourge, the Horror Ristul manifested in the kaer, transforming the sanctuary into an endless pit of corruption and darkness. The residents were subsumed into Ristul's infinite …

  • The Ash Plains

    The Ash Plains are south of [[Bartertown]] in central [[Barsaive]]. This area was once the battleground between [[Throal | Throalic]] and [[The Theran Empire | Theran ]] forces, as they fought in the airspace around [[Sky Mountain]]. When the Horror …

  • Blood Wood

    The Blood Wood was once known as the Wyrm Wood, before the desperate acts undertaken by [[:17355 | Queen Alachia]] and the magicians of the wood. The Ritual of the Thorns transformed the wood and the Blood Elves living there, permanently embedding painful …

  • Fort Eidolon

    Fort Eidolon was once Kaer Eidolon, an abandoned kaer created by a group of dispossessed Elves from [[Blood Wood | Wyrm Wood]] who had lost faith in the Queen's ability to protect them, and decided to create their own kaer. They never completed it, and …

  • Hastoria

    Hastoria was a small town in central [[Barsaive]], south of the kingdom of [[Throal]]. [[The Passions Champions | The Passion's Champions]] journeyed here in pursuit of adventure, and met the Wizard [[:17524 | Ufgood Swarin ]] and battled the Horror [[: …

  • Iopos

    The city of Iopos once stood in the furthest northwestern corner of [[Barsaive]], a few miles east of the north reach of the Serpent River. It was founded before the scourge, and it's leaders made it into a citadel to survive the Long Night. During …

  • Jerris

    The city of Jerris is in western [[Barsaive]], west of the Liaj Jungle and right on the edge of [[the Wastes]]. For years Jerris has been a center of airship production, responsible for creating most of the airships that ply the skies over Barsaive. …

  • Kratas

    The city of Kratas is commonly known as The Thieves City in [[Barsaive]], and rightly so. There was no central government in Kratas, only the influence wielded by the two most powerful gangs - Broocher's Brood and The Force of the Eye, led by Garlthik One …

  • Landis

    The Human Kingdom of Landis was a thriving independent nation before the Scourge. It was considered a place of great learning and knowledge, eventually rivaled and finally overshadowed by Nehr'esham, which eventually became the island empire of [[The …

  • Emmerlich

    The city of Emmerlich lies in the ancient Human Kingdom of [[Landis]], which was destroyed in the years before the Scourge. Most of Emmerlich is now underground, the ancient catacombs and tunnels having been the only thing to survive the Scourge. …

  • Ravenholm

    The town of Ravenholm was a small Troll settlement in the north-eastern section of [[Barsaive]]. Not far from the Serpent River, it was a peaceful village of craftsmen and traders, specializing in woven goods and fine cloth. When [[:trostlos | …

  • Scytha

    The ancient Dwarf Kingdom of Scytha was founded centuries before it's better known neighbor, the Kingdom of [[Throal | Throal]]. For centuries, Scytha waged a war of conquest with it's neighbors, constantly battling to conquer and enslave them. Over the …

  • The Servos Jungle

    The Servos Jungle is a sprawling jungle dominating the center of [[Barsaive]]. It is the largest forested are in Barsaive, and contains an uncounted number of plants, animals and even primitive Name-givers. Thousands of hidden villages dot the interior, …

  • Travar

    The trading city of Travar lies in the southern part of [[Barsaive]], right off the Byrose River, south of K'tenshin. The city straddles the Byrose with a bridge stretching across the river. The nicer part of the city is on the eastern side of the river, …

  • The Twilight Peaks

    The Twilight Peaks lie in the southern section of [[Barsaive]], bordering Death's Sea. They are home to several of the Sky Raider Trollmoots of Barsaive, including the Stoneclaws, Ironmonger, and Bloodlore clans. The Passion's Champions first visited …

  • The Undead Kingdom of Vivane

    The Undead Kingdom of Vivane was founded in the ruins of the city of Vivane after the Second Theran War. [[:17515 | Queen Twiceborn ]] marched her people from the depths of [[Parlainth]] all the way across [[Barsaive]] to occupy Vivane. Once there, she …

  • Urupa

    The trading city of Urupa lies on the shores of the Aras Sea in southeastern [[Barsaive]]. It was founded by the members of several different kaers in the area, as well as the displaced members of the Nehem Liferock Brotherhood. It is a fairly …

  • The Wastes

    The Wastes lies on [[Barsaive | Barsaive's]] furthest western border, buffering the space between Barsaive and the Theran province of [[Vivane Province | Vivane ]]. The Wastes is a desert of ash and dust, populated with a few small plants and an uncounted …

  • The Badlands

    The Badlands was once the richest farmlands in [[Barsaive]] before the Scourge, but afterwards the land was a blasted rocky wasteland, with the highest concentration of Horrors in the land. Legend holds that a large number of breached and undiscovered …

  • The Angry Tskrang

    The Angry T'skrang was a tavern favored by [[The Passions Champions | The Passions Champions]] when they lived in [[Throal]]. The tavern was Named for it's owner, a grumpy t'skrang Named Ramon who was known for his short temper. Ramon was an excellent …

  • Bartertown

    The town of Bartertown was established outside the gates of the Kingdom of [[Throal]]. While it depends on Throal for it's livelihood, it has insisted on maintaining an independent stance in matters of governance. The merchants who founded the township …

  • Brazas Kingdom

    Braza's Kingdom was a section of [[Throal]] originally excavated as an expansion by King Braza, hundreds of years before the Scourge. Eventually, the project was abandoned as too costly and ambitious, especially after Braza died 55 years after it was …

  • The Citadel of Tirthon

    The Citadel of Tirthon was created before the Scourge by a group of [[The Theran Empire | Theran ]] sympathizers who brought their slaves into the citadel with them. During the Scourge, when the Passion Erendis became the Mad Passion Dis, Lochost acted to …

  • Grieg Troddenfoot's Journal

    *_GM Commentary:_* _Returning to Throal after adventuring, Brimmel is met by a distant uncle who has some of his familys belongings, including a journal written by a distant relative, Grieg Troddenfoot._


    The book your uncle gives you is a large …

  • The Forge of Upandal

    Hidden on the far side of [[the Twilight Peaks]], covered in ash from Death's Sea, the ancient ruins of the Forge of Upandal lie disguised from mortal eyes, until Upandal himself sees fit to reveal it. In the centuries before the Scourge, the legendary …