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  • Galea

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    _the breadth of the party's knowledge_ There's a lot you know about the Empire of Galea already. Goblins, Kobolds, and the like really do live together in warbands in caves and …

  • Hammerite

    h2. Summary The Hammerite Religion, or Way of the Master Builder, is a dogmatic, universal-church religion spread throughout the Galean Empire. Its tenets state that the ways of nature and the old gods are inferior to the ways of the church and …

  • Land's End

    Land's End is the Northernmost city of the [[Galea|Galean Empire]] - and the outpost on the edge of the desert. Nomads and Villagers from further north travel there to sell handicrafts and buy supplies throughout the year, and some stay for a longer …

  • Experientialists

    h2. Summary In our terms, this group would be called something like radical hedonists. They seek out experiences for their own sake, and see experience (especially pleasurable experience) as the sole virtue. What this means for each individual, of …

  • Stilthe

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    _Sees above the light of Stilthe flaring like a dreary dawn._
    _-Sir Artorius_ Stilthe is many things: * the capital city of the [[Galea|Galean Empire]] * the [[ …

  • The Building

    Imagine, if you will, a four-story-tall modern office building suddenly appearing without warning in a medieval city, taking the place of a sword shop. The party investigated this building alongside [[the city watch]], and turned on the power. Shortly …

  • Barton's Bridge

    Barton's Bridge, in [[The West]], is a very small farming community where the party met each other. The mayor had been murdered, and with the party's help the villain was brought to justice. Barton's Bridge consists of an inn, the mayor's house, a …

  • Empress

    The Empress of [[Galea]] is the supreme ruler - officially the embodiment of [[the Master Builder]] himself (regardless of the sex of the ruler of the time) though few take that seriously. The current Empress has earned herself a reputation for …

  • The South

    The south incorporates a broad stretch of coastline from [[Stilthe]] down the coast to the [[Mossrock and Northtown|Halfling coastal fishing villages]] of Mossrock and Northtown. All along this wide swath of land, rolling lush hills and valleys hide a …

  • Mossrock and Northtown

    h3. Mossrock Mossrock is the northern halfling village, and home to some three hundred individuals, mostly Halflings. h3. Northtown Northtown is the southernmost town in [[Galea]] - renamed "Northtown" by the inhabitants in cheeky response to …

  • unification

    Unification was a [[history|historical]] event occuring at zero year on the [[Galean calendar]] - it marks the date when the final peace treaty was signed between the [[Old Galean Empire]] and their opposition from [[the Eastern Baronies]].

  • Old Galean Empire

    The Old Galean empire took up the space of what is now the province of Stilthe - an area of some hundred miles around the capital city. Its warfare with other kingdoms and the resulting conquest of the southern half of the continent is today's New …

  • North Quarter

    This is the Wealthier side of town, composed of walled manor grounds near the river, and row houses internally. In this District, the [[Merchants' Alley]] extends all the way from the School of Magic's Tower to the Eastern Gate, forming an almost …

  • South Quarter

    The South Quarter is the home of the less well-off, the urban proletariat, and factory workers who live in the city full-time. It is connected by bridges across the river to the docks and the north quarter, but not to Rockholm. It is also connected to …

  • Docks

    In times of unrest, they raise the bridges into and out of the Docks at night. In other times, they still raise the bridges into and out of the Docks at night. That should tell you something about the character of the people who live and work there. …

  • Rockholm

    Rockholm is the centre of the centre of the centre of the world: it’s where the Empress sits, meets with advisors, and lives – and where many of those advisors live. Across the street from [[Imperial Palace|her palace]] lies the [[Hammerite Central Temple …

  • Imperial Palace

    This is the home of the [[Empress]] and the political centre of the [[Galea|Galean Empire]]. It is a magnificent palace, adorned throughout with Gold and Gem-encrusted artifacts, paintings of previous Emperors, and masterpieces of furniture.

  • Mages' Tower

    The Mages' Tower composes the School of Magic and residences for some prominent court magicians under the Empress. The School of Magic is a fairly closed community of Wizards and Sorcerers, among other magical specialists, who train together under the …

  • Regions

    [[Regions]] [[Land's End]] and [[The Great Desert]] [[The Ironwood]] and [[The Darkwood]] [[The Eastern Trade Cities]] - [[Canton]] [[The Great Flatlands]] [[The South]] [[The West]]

  • The Ironwood

    The Ironwood is one of the two largest forested areas of [[Galea]], and where much of the forestry industry goes on - [[Darkwood]] being unsafe for travel through and industry in. However, the Ironwood as well is not completely safe. It is so thickly …

  • Highrose

    Total population: 847 Humans: 424 Elves: 85 Half-Elves: 212 Halflings: 85 Other: 42 Total guard: 8 Total hammerites in town: 11, 1 priest. |/5. Services in Town: | | Inns | 1 | | Taverns | 2 | | Blacksmiths | 1 | | Healers | 1 …

  • The Darkwood

    It's just what they call it. It's not *really* any darker than a normal heavily-overgrown forest. It is dangerous, though, especially at night. And there aren't any roads through it, and it's surrounded by a ring of Imperial watchtowers. And things …

  • The West

    This is a vast region in [[Galea]] from [[Stilthe]], where it borders [[The South]], and the Western city-on-the-bay of [[Wothir]] It surrounds [[The Ironwood]] and includes many smaller towns like [[Athorti]] and [[Barton's Bridge]]. |/2. Cities and …

  • The Great Flatlands

    The Flatlands are a broad region of the Empire that stretches across almost a third of the continent, and provides a large quantity of the Empire's food crops. It is also, rarely, called The Empire's Breadbasket. It is sparsely populated, though the …

  • The Eastern Trade Cities

    The Eastern Trade Cities of [[Canton]] and [[Sangne]] are a source of foreign goods, and they routinely send their trade ships around the coast to [[Stilthe]] and even as far as [[Wothir]] on the opposite side of the continent. As the last Kingdom to …

  • Stonekeep

    This small castle, built of pale grey stone and set on the crest of a hill, belongs to a generous knight. It contains a maze built of red stone and appears to be populous. It is approached by a narrow dirt path. Nearby is a crowded mining outpost in …

  • Fleurille

    This medium-sized castle, built of dull brown bricks and set deep in the desert, belongs to a benevolent governor. It contains a luxurious guest suite and appears to be well-populated. It is approached by a wide dirt road. Nearby is a populous farming …

  • Hadis

    This small outpost sits next to an oasis - the only source of water for miles. The people here are friendly, but unaccustomed to outsiders. They deal chiefly with the nomadic people of the desert who come here for supplies on occasion. |/2. Towns …

  • Tayma

    Tayma is a more permanent encampment of one of the larger desert clans. They have clustered around a small patch of arable land around a brook that flows down from a nearby hill before it disappears into the sands. Their clan is friendly towards …

  • Kumlu

    Kumlu is a small shanty town that surrounds a quarry where rubies were discovered some time ago. The rubies provide a decent life for those in command of the quarry, but the isolation and difficulty of reaching the mine provide captive labour status for …

  • Imperial road

    The Imperial Roads were built by the first Emperor of the [[New Empire|New Galean Empire]] after [[unification]], as a way of showing the people of the newly conquered lands that he meant no harm to them, and that they were welcome into [[Galea]]. They …

  • the Eastern Baronies

    The Eastern Baronies were the last kingdom to fall to the might of the Old Galean Empire in the years before [[unification]]. They held out for so long chiefly due to the hostile terrain of the Darkwood, through which the Emperor launched what he hoped …

  • Wothir

    Wothir is a prosperous trade port on the West Coast of [[Galea]]. It thrives chiefly due to trade, and people remark on how crowded and dirty it seems even from the hills surrounding it. These hills are notorious for their bands of kobolds and bandits …