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    The great god Io created the world and populated it with creatures in his own image . Known in modern times as the Immortal or Great dragons each of these beings wielded the power of a god in their own right . They created music and science and …

  • The Assassination of Duchess Margravine

    On Ascension Day , the holiest of holiest , one of the most wicked crimes in recent memory was committed . The Duchess Margravine of Vichy was murdered by her own personal bodyguards Aesir "Ace" Shadain and Vistor "Victor" Alyuba . Her young daughter …

  • The God of the Bloody Tongue

    The shadow of Tiamat hangs heavy over the Protectorate of Menoth and all those who dwell within it - an enduring and relentless evil that occupies the minds and prayers of the faithful . But some scholars worry that as the great minds turn all their …

  • Smivohzia

    Little is known of the history of the first great non-Irda civilization other than the sad story of its destruction by Alphaas . What scant records and stories survive imply that in the chaos of the collapse of the Irda kingdoms and the diaspora of the …

  • The Battle of Five Thousand Thunders

    While not much is known about Smivohzia in general there do exist many records of one of their early conflicts , that has become known as the Battle of Five Thousand Thunders . Discussed endlessly by scholars and laypersons alike , immortalized in song …

  • Kayvan the Cudgel

    Little known in modern times Kayvan the Cudgel was one of Menoth's friends and companions at the time of his ascension to godhood . Kayvan's life and deeds are well documented although rarely commented on or celebrated by the church for despite his …

  • The Walker in Yellow

    The titles of the heads of the Church of Menoth , the Walker in White and the Walker in Black , come from an incident in the early history of the church . At the time a mysterious being or force that appeared as a humanoid figure in a yellow robe came to …

  • The Fickard Riots

    The town of Riverbend is an unremarkable community undistinguishable from many other small towns . Its one claim to fame , being the home of the investor of the steel tipped quill pen , is also the reason the community has fallen on hard times . Callery …

  • The Five Storms

    During the days of the Undead Plague a group of arcanists and other faithful of Menoth came together dedicated to the preservation of the world and the destruction of undead , particularly undead dragons which seemed to be the source of the deadly plague …

  • The Nelevan Hersery

    A few very rare historical documents that document Menoth's mortal life when copied mistakenly replaced Menoth's name with that of one of his mortal companion Neleva in a handful of key places . These mistakes would eventually be the basis of the Nelevan …

  • King Macar

    Known as Macar the Mean (in the sense of miserly) and sometimes as Macar the Gilded , Macar was the third Elector-King and the first to wield true authority . Macar was terribly afflicted with avarice and while he is not the worst king in Calbarian …

  • For Love and Honor

    Penned by the aging priest Elmnor Editus For Love and Honor is the tale of his travels with the vampire hunting mage Maygar Kranne , who claims to have killed a vampire when he was eight years old with a sharped wooden staff . Elmnor first met Maygar …

  • Building of the Great Road

    Six decades ago the orc explorer Moru discovered massive veins of silver and other precious metal deep in the Desolation . This discovery was to trigger the biggest military , civil , and cultural undertaking In modern Calbrian history . For several …

  • The Zombie Plague

    Although it happened barely more than two centuries ago few but the Forsaken Elves recall the Zombie Plague and how close the world came to utter ruin . A graduate with high honors of the Dradench Academy Curwen Bloch served as a battlemage during the …

  • The Sad Tale of Lorig Dragonslayer

    Legends say that in times past there was a great elven dragon slayer by the name of Lorig . After his death Tiamat set her followers to sacrificing thousands of slaves , saying that the slaughter would continue until Mordin gave up Lorig's soul to her . …

  • The Battle of Cold Vale

    The last major engagement between the Hobgoblin Empire and the nations of the Protectorate resulted from the slow expansion of Hobgoblin fortified encampments into the Cold Vale , displacing and enslaving the few hardy settlers of this land shared by Imir …

  • Ronove

    The origins of the slayer of Mokujin the Dark Hand are a mystery , but it is known that after her epic defeat of this horrible tyrant she founded an order of her own - teaching that enlightenment comes from denial , first of the needs of the flesh , then …

  • Qussien

    The founding of the elven nation of Qussien saw its germination in the Battle of Five Thousand Thunders . The Hobgoblin satrapy that was defeated so decisively by Smivohzia relied heavily on elven slaves that took the opportunity granted by the weakening …

  • A brief history

    The pre-revolution history of the area now called the Protectorate of Menoth is largely unknown . Fragmentary information from the time of the Great Irda kingdoms indicates that these lands were considered undesirable and populated by those exiles and …

  • War of the Golden Skull

    Belligerents - Vichy County , United Counties , Knights Immortal , Swords of the 8th Sanctum | Vardoon County , Astor County , Red Redemption Commanders and Leaders - Elector-Count Rellian , General Kerwyn , Commander Freylise | Elector-County …

  • Cymril county constabulary crisis

    Long dogged by a reputation for corruption the constabulary of Cyrmil county was the subject of a royal investigation overseen by former Witch-hunter Astor Chaelmas , the result of what was the bulk of the law enforcement personnel in Crymil county were …

  • Gnollish invasion

    The beginning of the recent Gnollish invasion begins with the emancipation of the orcs and the land known now as "Bradenton's Promise" which was given to freed orcs as reparations . As the land was unsuitable for farming it was largely abandoned as the …

  • The Thenolian Annexation

    During the recent crises in Cymril Thenol was able to annex all the lands east of the Old Even Road by employing various destabilization tactics through intermediaries and by offering protection from the rampaging gnollish hordes to communities who felt …

  • Vulkoor uprising

    The conquered Vulkoor people of the Scablands benefiting from a recently influx of wealth from an unknown source , are arming themselves to attempt to throw off the rule of Calbaria . Arms are being supplied by several Imirian merchants which many say …