Jul 14, 2016
the time of fraught paladins and wavering wizards, of contemptible
fighters and indignant druids, of wide eyed rangers… and of bards,
the people of the continent of Hieron recover and rebuild in the
aftermath of a cataclysm.
But, after all, for
every inside there is an outside—no disaster was the first of its
kind, except, of course, for… well...
so, in the years prior to the event that would come to be called
the Erasure, in a time of civil conflict, the people of Hieron
faced calamity, and they sought to recover and
a long while, blessed Samothes led His Somber Campaign against the
heretical armies of the Boy-Traitor Samot, clashing steel in
valleys and volleying arrows across plainlands. In time, though,
your wise lord, the god-alive, recognized that there had been a
stalemate, and that you, His people, were suffering.
so, He returned to you, to His home, your city in the south, moving
at fast pace, the dust of the Traitor Charioteers rolling like
thunder behind him. And as they pursued, Samothes climbed the
mountain of fire from which He forged our first tools, with which
He built the first bridge, and He reached inside that mountain, and
turned the ruddy summit just so.
because He is Great, it bent to His will: Viscous fire erupted,
rushing down the peak and into the riverways that separated the
city of light from the continent. He pulled up on the blaze like a
reined mare, and yanked the city and its surroundings further away
from Hieron. The ground itself shook without mercy, ocean water
filled the new gap in the land, and then fire fled into that
self-same sea, creating an inseparable blend of liquid
Now, Samothes has
returned to the mountain to work on some new holy device, and we
have been left to rebuild the city as His faithful
the wake of this destruction we’re left with this. One quiet year
in a city we now call Marielda. Come Winter, the Frost Shepherds
will arrive and we might not survive the encounter. But we don’t
know about that yet. What we know is that right now, in this
moment, there is an opportunity to build something.
This week on
Marielda: The City of Light Pt. 1
some ways, I guess you could say that that this is where it all