Easthalen tagged posts

[World Anvil] – Necromantic Octahedron

Necromancy Octahedron

The octahedron was larger than expected, could barely fit in my hands. It had a golden-white glow about it and was deathly cold. When I found out what it was, the phrase “deathy” seemed quite apt…

— Necromancer Negee’s Unnamed Apprentice, Canticle of Death Magic

 An octahedron is a polyhedron with 8 faces. Some say it looks like two pyramids stuck together. It was this realisation which gave the necromancer Gulan Negee, famed throughout the land for being one of the few popular necromancers, her most famous idea/Creation was, what became known as the “Necromancy Octahedron”. Necromancy is the magical art of interacting with the dead...

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[World Anvil] – Chaos Fire

Today is, hopefully, the start of a regular feature in which I combine the showing off the most excellent World Anvil and my game world, Easthalen, in one. The format/layout will evolve over time and fingers crossed, energy and health (mental and physical) this is something I’ll be aiming to do each week, even if it’s just highlighting an older article, Without further ado, here is the first I have picked – Chaos Fire, a arcane version of napalm.


Chaos Fire

It raced across the deck of the ship like it was alive, so fast and silent, seeking out the crew and burning them. One of the deckhands thought they could put it out with water…by the gods i still wished he hadn’t as that just made it worse…

— Aluan, survivor of the burning of the HMS Trudor

 A potent type of the so-called G...

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Nation-House Profiles 2 – Biblios

Nation-House Profiles 2 – Biblios

“Knowledge is Power”

Designers note – This is the second of the great house profile for Easthalen and deals with the house-nation of Bilbios, scholars and covert agents

There is a common saying amongst the various races and houses that translates to “knowledge is power”. The House-Nation of Bilbios is the living example of that saying.

It is well known that their name comes from another world, as they were one of the first to cross the planes. In fact, the legend goes that the founder of what became Biblios, one Michael Dibosa, was if not the first to travel to another plane of existence and return with proof of the multiverse, then he was the first who was officially recorded doing so...

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Easthalen – Nations of Easthalen  1 – Corlak, land of the sentient items

Nations of Easthalen  1 – Corlak, land of the sentient items

Note: When I had my HD crash a couple of months ago, some of the files lost were to do with Easthalen, something I only found out this week. So I am taking this as a chance to re-do everything one more time, with a bit more organisation than before. So here is the first of the articles about the Great House Nations.

At the time of writing there are, in the land known as Easthalen, 12 Great Houses. All but one House is in control of a particular nation. Some are large, some are magically advanced. The 12th “House” is the Archivers, officially they have no control over any nation, their only land that of the area called in the common tongue the Vault, which holds the most potent of magical artifacts, knowledge and technology...

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Easthalen – Classes

One thing I have been trying to do with Easthalen is to make it unique. Or as unique as a world with elves, orcs, dragons etc can be. I liken it to a cake recipe – We might have the same ingredients as each other but its how its put together and any unique changes that we add that make it stand out from other equally as good cakes. One such feature is a few unique classes and races. Today I’ll be talking about the classes I have planned to add, that go alongside the traditional paladins, wizards etc. These names are placeholders for now and will probably change at some point

  • Archiver
  • Channeler
  • Keeper

Archiver

Easthalen is a place full of the arcane energy. So much so that even the dumbest person can use magic...

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