Blood of Arden

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Blood of Arden.

There are places across the Nine Worlds where Creation happened early - the first places, appearing, in one form or another, across all the early Myths and legends known.

Such is Arden. The first forest, surrounding the homes of the first gods, the creator spirits. Home of the Green Man, the Great Mother, the Deep Woods.

There is an Arden in every world. Their deep roots touch each other across the nine world, tied to the Great Tree that supports all creation.

Arden is a homeland for you. As a citizen of Arden, you grew up amongst the many societies that make up its people, grew up sheltered by an old and deep society that lived, in large, apart from the rest of the world.

Quick history.

Ancient Times. Creation Myths. The Great Powers form/find the realms known as the Nine Worlds.

              Reptilefolk and Giants fight vast battles. Dragons are born.
              The first Gods appear, bringing various races into creation. 
              Gods wars, adventures.
              The various owners of the Nine Realms are settled.
              The beginning of the Worlds.

Dawn of the World

              Various races find their ways into the world. Early lifestyles established.

Over a Thousand years ago. The first Council of Immortals formed.

360 years ago. Night of the Moonburn. The Immortal Council and all of its works are obliterated when a piece of the Moon falls to Earth, releasing a huge amount of physical and magical energy.

240 years ago. The hill tribes of the Lees mountains unite in a campaign to conquer the lowlands to the North and East.

210 years ago. Empire of Lees formally declared.

160 years ago. Sucession crisis. Thirty years of civil war.

130 years ago. High Mountain Republic unites most of old Lees empire as Lees Republic.

120 - 40 years ago. Slow accumulation of small border kingdoms and island nations into the Republic. Undeclared rivalry with Rhygian colonies.

40 - 20 years ago Golden Age. No wars. Spread of Trade and Culture. Peace Treaty with Rhygia.

20 - 5 years ago. Goblin Wars. Culminates in the Battle of the Lees. A good half of the Republic has been despoiled. Many of the ruling classes and Men at Arms killed in the final battles.

5 years ago. Post-War skirmishing with remnant goblin armies. Many refugees in the healthier parts of the Republic. Rebuilding efforts in some areas.

Humans from Arden have 1 extra point in class abilities.Demi humans are as per normal.

Human Fighters.

    Heroic fighter: As fighter with d10hd.
    Ferocious fighter: As fight with monster to hit chances.
    Temple fighter: with 1/2 clerical.
    Arcane fighter: with 1/3 magical.
    Skilled fighter: with 3 proficiencies.