The Coming of the Zioth

The Game World

Aerv is the world on which the Zioth campaigns take place. It is a typical world, much like medieval Earth, but for one major difference: every one thousand twenty years, when the five moonsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Five Moons

Five moons rise and set in the sky of Aerv, never crossing paths. At the end of the world, they will all wane together, and diminish to nothing for the Zioth.

Quite a lot of mythology centers around the moons. Zahirans' theology revolves around the Moon Children. The Moon Wanderers in the Shirahjat Cohilition migrate with the rising and setting of the moons in ways that only they fully understand.
are all new at once, the world is destroyed and rebuilt. No one knows quite what this event, the Ziothplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Zioth

The Zioth is the night when all five moons are new at once. It is said that on that night, which occurs once every 1020 years, the world is destroyed and rebuilt. Zioth is an acronym for the initials of the five moons (Zabrigar, Ilsapeich, Ot, Tirop, Halkak). The word Zioth refers both to the 1020 year period, and to the event itself.
, entails, or whether it's real at all, but it is fast approaching.

The Kingdom of Rang

Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
is by far the largest largest kingdom in the area, covering about a million square miles.

    • The City of Duerstadt, the capital city of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

      Overview

      Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
  • The Dutchy of Ostmark is the largest Dutchy in Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

    Overview

    Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
    , just recently annexed.

The Barony of Huerten

At the southernmost border of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
, just north of the Koril Mountains, lies the Barony of Huerten, whose baron, for historical reasons, is subject only to the king. The entire campaign so far has taken place in this barony.

Barony of Huerten main page.

  • Huerten Cityplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigHuerten City

    With ten thousand people and a disproportionately large military, Huerten City is the largest and most powerful population center in Rang. Baron Huerten lives in the center of the city, in his castle, the outer walls of which long ago crumbled to ruin.
  • Maelbourgplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigMaelbourg

    [This map is obviously missing a lot. There aren't huge open spaces in Maelbourg.]

    Maelbourg is a walled town in the Barony of Huerten, with a population of approximately six thousand. Its primary exports are textiles, wool and coal, the last of which it acquires from deposits in the nearby hills. The land on which the town sits was added to maelbourg index
  • Malaenerplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigMalaener

    When the party traveled to the year 577, they found themselves in Malaener, the Morenthian-dominated region which includes Maelbourg.
  • Yunim / Dunweigplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigYunim / Dunweig

    by Arnell, edited by the DM

    Yunim

    Yunim is (in the year 577) a cosmopolitan trade center in the region of Meheiral, run by the Orithoran religion, led centrally from the great Temple of Justice. It is on the edge of Yunim Lake, making fishing one of its principal industries. The

Nearby Lands

  • The Free States of Terradia, a loosely affiliated collection of city-states, are to the southwest of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

    Overview

    Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
    , separated from Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

    Overview

    Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
    by the Koril Mountains.
  • The Three Kingdoms, consisting of Mezoneeplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Three Kingdoms

    All three of Rang's western neighbors are dominated by the same variety of Andrithanism as is Rang. All share the same language, Gallian, but the Mezonese commons do not speak it. Rather, they speak a hybridized offspring of Rouch and Gallian known as Mezonese. As in
    , Galliaplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Three Kingdoms

    All three of Rang's western neighbors are dominated by the same variety of Andrithanism as is Rang. All share the same language, Gallian, but the Mezonese commons do not speak it. Rather, they speak a hybridized offspring of Rouch and Gallian known as Mezonese. As in
    and Lyonneleplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Three Kingdoms

    All three of Rang's western neighbors are dominated by the same variety of Andrithanism as is Rang. All share the same language, Gallian, but the Mezonese commons do not speak it. Rather, they speak a hybridized offspring of Rouch and Gallian known as Mezonese. As in
    , lie to the west.
  • The mysterious Eastern Kingdoms are to the east, separated from Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

    Overview

    Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
    by a great mountain range.
  • The Shirahjat Coalition has little contact with Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

    Overview

    Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
    , except by means of occasional merchant ships. The Coalition is south of the Great Sea.
  • The Skendu Islands are north of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

    Overview

    Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
    , in the Ice Sea.

Other Places of Interest

The Empire: Every once in a while, someone, usually a king of Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
, decides to hold elections for an Emperor of the Realm. The Empire includes Rangplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Kingdom of Rang

Overview

Rang is a huge kingdom, covering more than a million square miles, and extending from the Great Sea to the Ice Sea. It dominates the area politically, militarily and religiously. Rang is a monarchy, led by King Diure LXIV, but its immense size weakens the central government. Most feudal lords manage their lands independently, and only answer to the king in the loosest sense. The king does have several pockets of power, such as in Huerten, which allow him to maintai…
and whichever of the surrounding kingdoms choose to participate.

Brundash, a mysterious land of mages, which may or may not exist. In the past, there was an organization of the same name.

People

  • Player Charactersplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigPlayer Characters

    Current PCs

    Former PCs
  • The Diure Dynastyplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigThe Diure Dynasty

    The Diure family has, with few interruptions, ruled Rang for hundreds of years. They have been the driving force behind the History of Rang.
  • Maelbourg NPCsplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigMaelbourg NPCs

    By the DM. Some additional descriptions added to the townsmen by Brendan Bridgeland.

    Major Players

    Forgolon is a minstrel who seems to have a hand in everything.

    Galgewe is an ajent of Balban who supplanted Ulan to prepare for Balban's arrival.
  • People and Places Referenceplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigPeople and Places Reference

    This is how I used to keep track of NPCs! It's a huge list of every character who appeared through turn 91, with the turns they appeared in. Numbers in are turns where the person was named, but doesn't actually appear. Current and former player characters have their names in