The One Land
The Korthian Valley

"Behold the days grow dark! Chaos this is a sure sign of... Beware the encroaching goblins from the north... They follow the Cold God intent on smothering the One Land in utter darkness..."

-Chraakental, Lizard Lord
Scriptures, Book VII

KRAE - Tales of the Korthian Hold is set in an ancient mythical world, replete with grim peril and wondrous treasures. It is a world dominated by the emerging society of Man and the long reticent Elder Races. Scattered across the continent, like so many hidden gems, are the relics and ruins of past societies, wars, and civilizations.

Man has come to call this world The One Land, a name that has its origins in the philosophy that society is set around their coastal realm to the south: the world n ot unlike a large island. The Dwarves, with their roots solidified in the mountain realms of the world have come to call the land Daergoss, which roughly translates to "the self which upholds the mountains." In their forest kingdoms the Elves, who first developed civilization, called their world Aerindia. It translates to "trees beneath the deep," and really has no bearing on the lands outside the forests. The Elves consider the forest realms of the land to be the only real world, and anything outside of their realms is widely considered inhospitable, akin to a kind of purgatory.

In this world lay scattered the communities of the Elder Races. The Dwarves remain hidden in their mountain holds in the Korthian Valley and ruined kingdoms to the north. These strong holds, for the most part, were created a thousand years prior, as stations to the old Dwa rf Kingdoms. The great mountain of Gal'Jertam beyond the Northern Ridge, with it's carved faces looking to each distant end of the compass, is a weary reminder of the power of ancient gods.

The mountain monolith Gal'Jertam in the far northern wastes. The remains of the Black Wizard is said to be buried beneath it.



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