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The Realm of Valadöria

Valadöria is a land-locked realm that is situated south of Frigöris. Famed for its castles and keeps, Valadöria’s military is the most highly trained of all the realms while its extensive grass plains are patrolled by tribes of nomadic horsemen. There are more noble houses in Valadöria than in any other realm giving Valadörians a certain aloofness that others find unappealing.

Insignia:                     Lightning Bolt
Ruled By:                   Morinthí Royal Family
Capital City:               Dolasie
Other Cities:              Holtsdain
Villages/Towns:         Rymsgate
Ports:                           No Ports
Ruins:                          No Ruins
Resources:                  Armour
                                      Precious Stones

The City of Dolasie

The realm of Valadöria has dozens of noble houses all vying for the attention of the Morinthí Royal Family. Castles and keeps pepper its land and each lord tries to outdo his neighbour in terms of their entourage of men-at-arms. In times of war each lord sends its best troops meaning that when Valadörians take to the field of battle there is no shortage of knights on horseback.

No other realm trains its armies like Valadöria. Whether it is through fear of being attacked by the horse tribes that roam the plains or by the barbarian hordes that come from the neighbouring realm of Frigöris, the Valadörian Army is in a constant state of readiness, eying the other realms suspiciously and waiting for the next war.


Valadöria is an affluent realm whose gold and silver mines still produce while those belonging to other realms have long ran dry. With this wealth the realm’s lords are able to enhance their military might; building grander castles and keeps while being able to afford the finest cavalry and artillery.

The Thirteen


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The lands within the Northern Realms range from arid deserts to frozen tundra, and the vast majority of them are filled with untamed wilderness and untold dangers

The Ruins of Argdönsgate

The Realm of Ashensörth

The people of Ashensörth are guarded and furtive and so it is apt that Ashensörth has adopted the Shield as its emblem


The Realm of Caulderon

The forests of Caulderon are vast and expansive covering over half the realm and so the emblem of Caulderon is the Tree

Blackwood Forest

The Realm of Delathorn

The stone masons of Delathorn are the most experienced in the Northern Realms which is why the Castle is the emblem of their realm

The City of Neotherm

The Realm of Frigöris

Frigöris is a realm of ice and snow where warlords and tribes battle for the realm’s meagre resources. The emblem of Frigöris is the Bear

The City of Thanatüs

The Realm of Kankulēsis

The realm of Kankulēsis is known for its harsh laws and war-like tendencies proving that it is no coincidence the realm’s emblem is Crossed Axes

The City of Wittinshade

The Realm of Landledusk

The greatest navy in the Northern Realms belong to the realm of Landledusk which is why they adopted the Ship as its emblem

The City of Shadowvale

The Realm of Mantaras

The Horse is the emblem of Mantaras due to the fact that Mantarasian horses of pure stock are faster than those in the other realms

The City of Helystus

The Realm of Narquiss

The warriors of Narquiss are trained from their early teens and are ferocious in battle. It is their Horse Hair Helms that is the emblem of the realm

The Town of Pinedale

The Realm of Pholôs

Pholôs is a realm of contrasts; some cities are a beacon of civilization while the others are a pit of vipers. The Cobra is the emblem of Pholôs

The Town of Barrenstone

The Realm of Tantoräc

Tantoräc is an untamed realm of forests and mountains. Wars with neighbouring realms has left Tantoräc in disarray. The Wolf is the emblem of this realm

The City of Dragonov

The Realm of Umberöc

Umberöc is made up of five islands each with a city at its core. Dragons nest on the surface of each island and it is they which is the emblem of this realm

The City of Dolasie

The Realm of Valadöria

The realm of Valadöria is famed for its storms and tempests leading its Royal Household to adopt the Lightning Strike as the emblem of the realm

The City of Perethos

The Realm of Varahil

Varahil is a proud and noble realm whose gold mines ensure their army is both well equipped and well paid. The Eagle is the emblem of this realm

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