Saturday, June 25, 2011

Legends of War: Synnefopolis, the Cloud City

The Stygians had only a few centuries ago gained Steam technology, which is seen quite rarely, except for a single city, a city built from that technology, and then lifted into the skies, carrying along with it thousands of Stygians, most of which are engineers, working daily to sustain this marvelous piece of technology, and then there are hundreds of warriors, armed with the state of the art armor & weaponry. This ship has been airborne for less then a century and it was designed and lead by Michanikos, the Stygian who had developed Atmomichani, the Stygian version of Steam Technology. The land of Stygia does not have any gunpowder, so they are lacking in rifles or cannons, but instead, the brilliance of Michanikos had lead him to utilize the power of the Sun God himself, so he constructed huge Mirror Towers, to harness sunlight & focus it into a beam of pure burning energy.

But even though this city is stationed high above the clouds, it did not have a smooth ride. Many times did Garmaria, Chaos followers, and even Dwarfs try to take the city and claim it as their own or destroy it, but the city had managed to survive, it was even known as a trade port for some friendly(-er) Gnomes or Dwarf fliers and even a rare Dragon. The closest time Synnafopolis got to destruction was when a huge fleet of Cyro Ice Barges attacked at night, so the Mirror Towers were useless. Many Elementals reached the city and the cities defense force tried to fend them off. It was a bloody night & it was thought that the city would fall, until the Sun God blessed them with a very sunny day. At Dawn, the mirror towers were capable of blinding the enemy, at Morning, the Ice Ships had started to melt at their light, & finally at Noon, the Mirror Towers were capable of slicing the Ice Barges in half with ease.

By the end of the battle, the bodies of the fallen Chaos warriors had been dropped from the sky, on to a cloud, but little did the Stygians know, is that just below the cloud was da 'oly 'ead, and later that night, the Trolls had a larger then normal ritual dance. But after that incident, the city did not have many major conflicts, & had been sailing through the clouds smoothly.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Legends of war: Lysandra, Chaos' Gift

Lysandra is a small island fiefdom near the vissarian-dwarven borders. It is a very religious and productive area which, do to how close it is to the Norther Wastes, the Iron Clad naval foundries, and MY CITY, helps produces soldiers and sailors who would put to shame even Garmarian's finest. But despite this nobles dread to call upon their soldiers, admirals would rather lose a battle then include ships crewed by them, and peasants won't even say Lysandra with holding some sort of relic. This is do to the fact that none of the buildings, fortresses, farms, windmills, docks, or anything were ever made, in fact the island shouldn't even be there. The story behind it is well know and is whispered during particularly strong storms.

Around 900 years there was no Lysandra but only an unusual area of water known as Storms' Ambush do to the tendency of ships nearby to be attacked by voids and because of the tendency for violent storms to come out of the area. However it was also an extremely popular fishing and salvage area and some divers and fishermen have made hundreds of gold do to a single very successful day. One day there was an especially violent storm that raged for 5 straight days and forced all of the fishers, salvagers, and a goblin Radin' Fleat to remain in port. The moment the storms were done the salvage ship "Lysandra's Maiden" went out to claim the remains of all the ships who had been in Storms' Ambush. Instead they discovered a fully inhabited and developed island kingdom.

When news of this strange (and awfully wet) island reached the Lord Priest Vesnerez he immediately claimed the island for Vissaria (which the nobles there readily accepted) and installed the captain of the ship as the Head noble and allowed him to name the island after him (which they did not and which lead to a minor revolt). However, the fact that the island came out of nowhere and the fact that it used to be Storms' Ambush, have lead to the island's nickname, Chaos' Gift.