Key Names and Places

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Key Names and Places

  • Emperor Coaltongue: Drakus Coaltongue has ruled Ragesia for decades, slowly expanding its borders through cunning and conquest. He is rumored to be immortal with a desire to unite the world under his leadership at any cost. Stories abound, but are rarely consistent about him. One tale has him eating children to fuel his magical powers given to him by demons, others speak of him as a noble warrior-poet seeking to enlighten the world.
  • Torch of the Burning Sky: Coaltongue’s success heavily depended on the Torch, an artifact he acquired years ago. All the common person knows is that when the emperor lights the torch, he calls a pillar of fire down from the sky that carries him and his armies to wherever he desires.
  • Gate Pass: The Free Citystate of Gate Pass lies in the Otdar Mountains, which is the eastern border of Ragesia. The pass is a major conduit between Ragesia and their elvish allies to the east, the Shahalesti. Control of it is vital.
  • Shining Land of Shahalesti: The elves of Shahlesti cast their lot in with the Ragesians years ago, which allowed the rather insular nation to rise to power, but now their alliance is strained. Everyone knows that the elvish ruler, Lord Shaaladel, has his sights set on ruling his elvish kingdom forever and will not willingly bow to an usurper. But Coaltongue will not be denied. Shaaladel’s daughter Shalosha is not as power hungry and seems to have the greater long term interest of her people at heart
  • Supreme Inquisitor Leksa: One of Coaltongue’s closest advisors, the aged witch named Leska has trained a mighty force of clerics specialized in counter magic. Concealed by bear skull masks, the ‘inquisitors’ as they are known do Leska’s every bidding.
  • Dassen, Sindaire, Ostalin: Three nations on the borders of Ragesia and Shahalesti, who might be allies or enemies
  • ChuckNo, Master of the East Wind: The monk-sorceror ChuckNo, a master of air magic and the creature sculpting art of biomancy, see the various wars as an opportunity to test the might of his abbey of monks who have been training for decades.

Key Names and Places

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