Brold is unusual kingdom, its home to a species born of magical experimentation of the deity Vorseth; as such the snake like humanoid creatures, know as Kandoi are malicious beings filled with a eternal resentment of the rest of the world.

Governed by a enormous Kandoi female, who rules from her mighty palace at the foot of the mountains, she rules with a ruthless vile, slaying any who show to oppose her, and sending her armies off to foreign lands to seek riches, artefacts and slaves.

Leadership

Goverment: Despotism

A form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power. That entity may be an individual or it may be a group.

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Established: circa 3000 years ago

Diplomacy

Philosophy: Warmongering

Aggressive and consistently looking to wage war, attacks for pure sport or to revel in the disruption such activity creates.

Geography

Capital City: Sestoria
Regions: The Jungles, The Mountains
Geography: 60% jungle, 20% forest, 20% Mountains
Landmarks: The Palace of Sestora

A mighty stone palace built on a plateau in the mountains, an undeniable fortress to protect the serpent queen from any attack, built by the first queen and built specifically to accomidate her size and shape, its filled with hidden tunnels that only the queen can use.

Built overlooking the kingdom, and above the river the queen wacthes her vessles leaving and returning from her throne room atop the palace, while deep in its bowles sits the Maturation Chamber,


Location: In the mountains
Built (Alliance Year): -1500
The Fighting Pits

A huge circular stone building deep within the jungle, built with rings of steps to allow the spectators to watch the fight to the death in the pit.

The pit itself is a twenty foot deep hole in the ground, the top edge is ringed with wooden spikes to prevent escape, and the only safe way in and out is through heavy wooden gates opened from outside of the pit floor


Location: Centre of the jungle region
Built (Alliance Year): 267
Tower of Vorseth

This tower appeared overnight after the death of the first queen, the nation was in shock at the serpent queens's sudden death and had no idea of who to turn to next. The Kandoi took the towers sudden appearance as a sign of Vorseth annointing a new queen, crowds gathered around, and several hours later the doors opened, out slithered the new serpent queen.

The facial features were immediatly recognised as the first queens loyal commander, a postion of authority second only to the queen herself, such selection continued to this day, the new queen placing a subject in the postion would indicate the future queen, but that postion was only granted for as long as the queen allowed


Location: Northwest of the Island, in a walled clearing
Built (Alliance Year): -1434
The Maturation Chamber

Deep within the palace is huge cavernous chmaber, the floor has been leveled but the rest of the chamber is natural. Accross the floor lies iron vats, the liquid within is a foul concoction revealed to the Kandoi by Vorseth herself, into these vats are placed living slaves, those that have served their other purposes for the last time.

Each unfortunate slave placed in the vat undergoes a transformation, but not all survive, and not all turn out as expected


Location: Deep under the palace
Built (Alliance Year): 823
Climate: Hot

Theology

Primary deity:Vorseth (The Many Eyed One)
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Secondry deities:
Prohibited deities: All Others

Demography

Population by Race:

[ Approx: 3,000,000 ]

Population Total: 3,000,000

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Spoken Languages: Aspian

A language used by the Kandoi, virtually unknown beyond this race, its serpentine noises untranslatable by outsiders that somehow hear it.

Demonym: Snake People

The people of Brold are referred to as snake People by outsiders due to their unique racial features rather than by their nation of origin.

Laws and Justice: Martial Law

Soldiers patrol the land rather than law keepers, any crime is immediately dealt with by them as they find it, they are judge jury and often executioner, even when little or no evidence supports them.

Expected punishment for theft:

If caught in the act, immediate execution.

Magicial Law: Unrestricted

Magic is permitted and not monitored, often those with skill are sought after by the government or wealthy individuals for protection.

Architecture: Brold Architecture

Stone and Wooden buildings, bare walls, Tarred wooden roofs, Houses are damp and cold because they want them to be, Plain in design, single level, Bigger Kandoi live in caves which have wooden frontages to them with doors. Mud roads, No sewage, No farms.

Economy

State: Moderate

A moderate economy means high value goods are sometimes available, and occasionally wealthy induviduals will seek warriors for quests.

Taxation: High & Fair

The poeple are all taxed evenly, although it is a high proprtion, but this will often drive the nation towards a singular goal or advance their society in some way.

Minerals:Slaves
Commodities:
Main Exports:None
Main Imports:None
Trade Partners: No Trade Partners - Aggressors

This nation doesnt trade, it just takes and cares little of any consequences.

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Military Forces

Infantry:Serpent Guard

Serpent Guard

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Brold

Race:

Kandoi

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Infantry

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None

Armour:

Light

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Weapons:

Shortsword & Claws or
Bow

Description

The core of the Brold army, lightly equipped fighters that patrol the island, always seen in packs led by an individual Serpent Lord


[ Approx: 100,000 ]

Infantry:Blessed Serpents

Blessed Serpents

Region:

Brold

Race:

Kandoi

Type:

Infantry

Mount:

None

Armour:

Light

Shield:

Weapons:

Heavy Warblades & Razor Claws

Description

A transformed Kandoi is bigger, faster, stronger than the others, often given units of infantry to lead, but in times of war they are organised into units of their own. As a unit they search out the flanks or other week point in the enemy line, striking hard and fast, before withdrawing.


[ Approx: 2000 ]

Cavalry:Serpent Scouts

Serpent Scouts

Region:

Brold

Race:

Kandoi

Type:

Cavalry

Mount:

Horse

Armour:

Light

Shield:

Weapons:

Spear & Claws

Description

Horses are a rarity on Brold, the breading stock is often consumed if food is scarce. Those given horses to patrol the island protect them like children.


[ Approx: 500 ]

Cavalry:Abominations

Abominations

Region:

Brold

Race:

Kandoi

Type:

Cavalry

Mount:

Nelyani Horse

Armour:

Medium

Shield:

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Hugh Razor Claws

Description

One in a hundred Kandoi emerge from the transformation with terrifying appearance, over ten feet tall and with muscles thicker than tree trunks, although called abominations these creatures are revered in Kandoi society. They forgo the patrolling duties to spend their time at war, either on an attack vessel or taking to the battlefield as a Supreme Commander.


[ Approx: 200 ]

Unique Unit:The Touched

The Touched

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Brold

Race:

Kandoi

Type:

Infantry

Mount:

None

Armour:

None

Shield:

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Claws

Description

The touched are female Kandoi who have individually been visited by Vorseth, chosen to receive special power over the serpent kind, these divine mages have the ability to summon forth whole swarms of lesser serpents, or a handful of large serpents, or if they reach a greater understanding, they can transform into a great snake of legend, known as a Constrictor. A constrictor is as large as a dragon, able to spit forth corrosive venom, bite clean through armoured foes and crush small buildings.


[ Approx: 4 ]

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Ship Class:Asp Waiting info

[ Approx: 100 ]

Ship Class:Adder The Adder of Brold is more fearsome than its name might imply. A small attack craft designed for raids on coastal villages, it has a surprising array of weaponry given its diminutive size.

[ Approx: 20 ]

Ship Class:Viper Waiting info

[ Approx: 10 ]

Ship Class:Python The Python?s primary goal is to soften the crew of a target, before any other ship from the fleet can take the material onboard for use in furthering the Broldic people.

[ Approx: 10 ]

Ship Class:Cobra Waiting info

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Flagship:Konda To ensure it can reach its target, the forward Scorpion launches harpoons, that are wound in by capstans to drag enemy ships into range. Regardless, all who have faced

Characters of Renown

Elishhar ( Priest

Priest

A spellcaster that channels the divine power of their deity while in the service of them, the longer they devote their life, the more powerful they become.

Their service is inherently tied to the persona of the deity, and their actions will most often reflect that.

Abilities

Priest Spells: HealConsecrateAnointCure

Priest Skills: Ritual: FealtyDetect: UndeadDetect: Magic


Priest Profiencies: Proficient spellcaster of divine magic. Proficient with all common melee weapons and all armours.

Priest Spell Casting: Spells require a holy symbol and verbal commands.

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- Leader of the Touched
The Abomination (Human

If you don't know what a human is, you're in trouble.

Quick to learn and adapt, they survive in all bar the most extreme of environments with ease.

 Warrior

Warrior

Extremely versatile combatant, warriors will focus down one enemy at a time, moving from duel to duel vanquishing their foe before selecting another.

Their focus is melee, it's the only way they know how to fight, but this makes them perfect soldiers

Abilities

Warrior Manoeuvres: TauntDuelHeavy StrikeDisarm

Warrior Skills: MedicLinchpinWeapon Care


Warrior Profiencies: Proficient with all common and uncommon melee weapons, all shields and all armours.

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- The largest, strongest and most terrfying of Brold's serpent commanders.
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Characters of Infamy

The Grand Alliance

Formed to maintain peace and equality through the member kingdoms by Karla Raeger, Roller Masif and Vila Songbird.


Founders: Talax  |  Alantor  |  Razell
Members: Yuduku  |  Mekis  |  Ra  |  Nazakir
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Elfinihiar Creates the elves

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