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 +====== Eyressia ======
  
 +Preliminary name and brief notes for a new fantasy setting for use with **YAGS**. The basic idea is a high fantasy genre similar to a typical **D&D** world. Magic is common, and there are a wide range of monsters and races.
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 +The world is based on an alternate Earth, with a very similar geography but quite different history.
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 +Cultures are very varied, to allow a wide range of setting types.
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 +===== Geography =====
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 +Centred on human kingdoms in '​Europe',​ northern '​Africa'​ and the '​Middle-East'​. The names of these places will be different.
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 +There is an '​Atlantis'​ in the mid-Atlantic,​ and a central sea in mid-Asia just east of the Urals.
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 +There are human empires around Italy, France, Egypt and Baltic Sea. There is a dwarven kingdom based in the Alps. Italy has the largest cities (largest has a population of about a million).
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 +There are the remnants of an elven world tree in Iberia.
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 +There are dinosaurs in central Africa, as well as serpent folk.
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 +===== History =====
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 +  * Originally, the world was ruled by the serpent folk, who enslaved early humans.
 +  * Then the Elves came, who overthrew the serpents, and enslaved humanity themselves.
 +  * Humans used a powerful ritual to destroy the elven world trees and break their power, in the process summoning the Tarrasque that destroyed the elven cities.
 +  * Humans gained their freedom, and built an empire to rival that of the elves and serpents.
 +  * A thousand years after the fall of the elves, the Tarrasque arose again, and destroyed the human cities.
 +  * Humans rebuild, and it is now the 8th century since the previous devastation. No-one is sure whether the Tarrasque will return.
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 +===== Races =====
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 +Humans are dominant.
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 +Dwarves are relatively common, and have their own kingdom. They live over two hundred years.
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 +Halflings are thought to have been bred from human stock by the elves.
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 +Gnomes are part-fey. They live about a hundred years.
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 +Half-elves are the descendants of humans and elves, and are more human than elf. They live about a hundred years.
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 +Elves are very rare, and generally disliked and mistrusted. They live about a thousand years.
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 +Catfolk come from Egypt, or maybe India.
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 +Trolls are found in Norway, and are intelligent in the cold north.
settings/eyressia.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/09 15:18 by sam