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    h1. Fame and fortune waits beyond the gates of Blanos! Men, dwarves and halflings, take heed! You could be missing the chance of a lifetime! Buy a blade and prepare to pay your way, for the life of excitement and riches is just across the ocean …

  • Main Page

    On the northern coast of the continent-sized desert called Algama, the city of Blanos perches like an oasis. Filled with beauty and mystery, this city has become the focal point for the rise of great guilds of heroes who trek across the desert in search …

  • Timeline of Äresta

    h3. New World calendar *0 NW –* The Gods lead mankind through the worldgate in what men call the Exodus. This establishes the New World calendar. *66 NW –* Men encounter the Quista for the first time. The term ‘halfling’ is first heard and the …

  • Religions of Äresta

    The religions of the world of Äresta are characterized by the Gods of Men, the Duhorovan Trinity and the Quistan goddess Uma Tobo. These pantheons are accompanied by a few unaligned gods native to Äresta but not bound to any particular people. * [[The …

  • The Gods of Men

    Three thousand years ago, the race of men was saved from a great cataclysm. The world was dying, and the gods collected the faithful and led them through a doorway from that world to this one. Not everyone was saved, and to this day, many people offer …

  • The Faiths of Men

    Mankind is known for its ability to agree on major philosophies but disagree on the finer points. As a result, there are a number of different religious faiths that all worship the same set of gods. Conflicts between the different religions of mankind …

  • The Duhorovan Trinity

    The Duhorovan people, known to mankind as dwarves, worship three brothers. Their fables all tell of the history of the brother-gods playing and fighting amongst themselves. The Duhorov believe that they were conjured from the darkest places in the …

  • The Faiths of Duhorova

    h3. Ur Guzoh. The most common system of faith amongst dwarves says that the parables of the brothers should teach dwarves lessons about how to behave toward each other and even toward men and halflings. Primarily, a valuable lesson regarding …

  • Uma Tobo

    Uma Tobo is the only goddess of the Quista, the halfling people. Their name for her translates to “great old mother Tobo”. She is a nature goddess, and the Quista revere nature and its power above all else. Uma Tobo has a number of different facets …

  • Other Gods

    The gods represented here are of much lesser stature and are not represented by more than token handfuls of followers. h3. Fondos, the quaking god. Fondos is the god of the land of Äresta. He is the land and the forests and all the animals. He …

  • Nordard

    The language of the north. Nordard is primarily spoken in [[Thondria]] (notably Thutondy and along the coast of [[the Cantirian Sea]]), [[the Mendies]], [[Boran Dun]], [[Breddesa]], [[Glilis]], [[Augamaderia]], [[Cly Gunaus]] and [[Zugät]]. Nordard …

  • Southard

    The language of the south. Southard is very commonly spoken as a trade language except on the Cantirian Sea and northward into the Cirges Mountains. Southard is spoken throughout [[Thondria]] (except Thutondy), [[Glanacia]], [[Gordony]], [[Tuland]], …

  • The Cosmology of Äresta

    h4. Cosmology of the Planet Äresta Äresta orbits a golden star, and is orbited by three moons. *Heinos* is the moon of life, *Daimos* is the moon of thought, and *Rumos* is the moon of power. Each moon appears a soft yellow color, except on an …

  • The Firmament

    The firmament is quite simply the earthly realm and all of its environs. It is to this place that all other realms are connected, and it is here that the mortal races must live and die in service to, ignorance of, or defiance of their gods. This realm …

  • The Shadows

    Beneath the earth, in the darkest cracks and under the weight of millions upon millions of tons of stone, soil and sea are the Shadows. The Duhorov race knows most of this, having reportedly been spawned by its gods from that darkness. The things that …

  • The Heavens

    When the gods of man came to Äresta, there were no stars. In founding a realm for themselves, the gods sank their fingers through the very roof of the sky and created the Heavens. The Heavens have a softness, like the clouds above the earth, and are …

  • The Infinite Wild

    Nature, the elements, and the many birds, beasts and fish of Äresta spring from the Infinite Wild, a realm that goes on forever in the densest forests, highest mountains, roiling caverns of fire, deepest oceans, and tallest skies. h4. The Evertree …

  • Discordia

    The realm of conflict between order and chaos is called Discordia. In this place, all battle takes place between the power of stability and reason, and the power of bedlam and turmoil. Bastions of harmony stand strong against the constant roiling …

  • Detritoria

    Detritoria is also known as The Unwanted Place. All things forgotten, all things abandoned, everything destroyed utterly and anything never known is sent to this forsaken place. It is described as a place of refuse and rubbish. h4. The Forgotten …

  • Terra Cognita

    Translated from [[Southard]] as "the Land of Knowledge," this realm is where all things are known. Only the things so utterly forgotten that they travel to [[Detritoria]] are not represented here. This place is a metaphysical representation of the …

  • Aurufar

    The language of the desert. Aurufar is spoken all throughout the continent of Algama by the Auruk and by races that have frequent contact with them. It is also the native tongue of Blanosians and some of the people of the Raider Ports on the coast of …

  • Quisti

    Quisti is the native language of the Quista, the halflings. It is spoken by all of their people, but may not be the favored language of halflings that have adopted the culture of the human nation they live in. Quisti is an entirely fantastical …

  • Duhorova

    The language of the Duhorov. Duhorova is spoken amongst the dwarven people all over Havisa, but most faithfully in [[Mo Gorgod]]. Duhorova follows very strict rules of consonant and vowel combinations. In practice, it sounds vaguely like Russian. …

  • Life in Blanos

    Joya is a junior adventurer from Dalagaera (one of the provinces of Glanacia), currently not signed on with a guild. She was with a guild until a set of her cohorts - veterans to tomb-raiding - failed to return from the desert for an unknown reason. …

  • Abyssal

    The language of the Shadows. Even knowing this fel language is considered a nearly unforgivable sin in some religions, including [[The Faiths of Men|Thondirum]], [[The Faiths of Men|Praxea]] and [[The Faiths of Duhorova|Ur Budoh]]. The sounds of this …

  • The Material Realm

    The material realm is quite simply the planet of Äresta and all of its surroundings. It is to this place that all other realms are connected, and it is here that the mortal races must live and die in service to, ignorance of, or defiance of their gods. …