Talax is a proud nation led by a just and honorable queen, who looks to see no human, elf or other held in slavery, unjustly imprisoned, or suffering. The nation is wealthy and prosperous, a powerful army stands ready and the worlds most impressive navy watches over half the worlds oceans

The queen ensure the nation stands ready due to the large number of world ending threats that she keeps in check. The most dangerous is the Lord of the Dead, Arkarzan, his constant attemps to destory the living world is Talax's greatest threat. The formation fo the Grand Alliance key to keeping the world safe.

Leadership

Current leader: Queen Karla Raeger
Goverment: Monarchy A monarchy is a form of government in which the right to rule is absolute until death or abdication, at which point the right is inherited by a predetermind other.
Line of Sucession:Xvania Raeger, Jozin Raeger
Established: circa 4500 years ago

Diplomacy

Philosophy: Loyalism Aggressive but with values, will only go to war to provide a better world for either their own nation, or to liberate another.
Will seek alliances with larger nations for security, smaller nations to protect them.
Alliances: The Grand AllianceThe Grand Alliance consits of Talax, Alantor, Ra, Razell, Thraw, Drakis and Mekis., nazakir
Embassy Locations: Berkit (Alantor), City of Brass (Mekis)

Geography

Capital City: East: , West:
Regions: Talax East, Talax West
Geography: 50% Farmland, 30% forest, 10% Mountains.
Landmarks: The Talaxion Palace

Built for Gwanhail Hoardrin by the people of East Talax for her to take residence after her coronation, extended each time a new monarch took the throne.


Location: Talax City (East Talax)
Built (Alliance Year): -1369
, The Raeger Library

Built by Karla Raeger during the rebuild of Talax West, it boasts the largest collection of books, tapestries and maps in Terrainia.


Location: Asifamel
Built (Alliance Year): 2
,
Elven Cairn Stones

A historic site protected by the people of Talax, though they do not know what they signify.

Clerics of Talax find a deeper connecting to their deities while within the ring of stones.


Location: West of Talax City at the foot of the mountains
Built (Alliance Year): Pre Talax
, The Ruins of Alir

A once mighty fortress now in ruins, it once protected East Talax from invaders across the desert, destroyed during the berserker uprising, now it honours those who fell defending it.


Location: North-east of Chaue halfway to Jelles
Built (Alliance Year): -1350
Climate: Temperate

Theology

Pantheon Aspect: The Forces of Light

The Aspect of Light comprises of Victirus, Rayis, Mathandria, and Elfinihiar. They are four of the five the children of Frahuden and as such older civilizations refer to this aspect as the the Aspect of Frahuden.


Dieties: Victirus, Rayis, Mathandria, and Elfinihiar
Collective Term: The Gods of Light
Primary deity: Rayis
High Priest: Louis Paggil
Secondry deities: Victirus, Mathandria, Elfinihiar
Prohibited deities: Katrinix, Nazitsor, Abixlion

Demography

Population: 14 Million. 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.


Playable Race

(90%), Half Elf

An offspring of an Elf and a Human.

A blend of the two species, resulting in a shorter lived, more adaptable elf.


Playable Race

(5%)
Elves

A catch all term for the elf races of the world, it includes the:
Nelvari (Dark Elves), Nelyani (Elves), Nelothi (Wild Elves),Neltani (Frost Elves) and Nelquani (Sea Elves)

(1%), Halfling

Creation of Mathanria, a more naturalised huamn, but shorter and stockier to live within the world.

Much more intuned with nature than other species, except possibly the Nelothi (Wild Elves).


Playable Race

(1%)
Others(>1%)
Spoken Languages: Common The widley used langauge of Terrainia, although it varis a little, through dialect and acent, it remains interprettable by anyone with the most basic of understanding of it. , Elvari A langauge common amongst elves, recognised by most other races and can be learnt by anyone.

Typically refered to as elvish, but only amongst those who don't speak it.
Demonym: Talaxian The people of Talax.
Laws and Justice: True Justice. The Laws of the land are fair and right, neither favouring the monarchy or the elite, those found to have broken any laws are put on trial by jury, although punishments are extreme.

Theft Example:
If proven by trial, will typically result in the loss of a finger or hand.
Magicial Law: Schooled: Magic is permited and through schooling, encouraged. Various Sites
Architecture: Talax Architecture Stone buildings, Rendered Walls, Angular Clean lines, Multiple stories, Tiled roofs, Arched and glazed windows, Columns, Blaclonies, Roof Terraces. Roads are paved, Underground sewage systems. Farms are fenced privately owned property.

Economy

State:Strong

A strong economy means high value goods are readily available, and wealthy induviduals often seek warriors for quests or for personal guard.
Taxation:Low & Fair Taxation hits the rich more than the poor, and is managable for all
Resources:Farming. Mining (silver and gold)
Main Exports:Cotton, leather, wheat and grain
Main Imports:Steel and other metals
Trade Partners:Alantor, , Mekis

Map

Hover over image to enlarge and see major cities.

State of War

Enemies at War: Blackmarsh, Isle of Bones
General of WarGeneral Katlin

Military Forces

Core Infantry:Men at Arms Trained for two years in all forms of combat, each man at arms can wield a bastard sword and shield or a longbow, often they carry both.

Fighters on foot.
Medium Armour, Shield, Bastard Sword and/or Longbow.
 (400,000)
Core Cavalry:Light Cavalry After serving as a man at arms for at least one year, these soldiers will get trained to fight on horseback, once they master the horse and spear, they are placed in a cavalry regiment.

Fighters mounted on Horses.
Heavy Armour, Shield, Bastard Sword and Spear.
 (40,000)
Elite Infantry:Dragon Guard Only the best of the Talax regiments get inducted into the Guard, each must not only be a formidable warrior but possess a strength of will to endure any mental attack.

Knights on foot.
Heavy Armour, Shield, Bastard Sword.
 (2,000)
Elite Cavalry:Dragon Knights Only the best of the Talax cavalry regiments get inducted into the Guard, each must not only be a formidable warrior but possess a strength of will to endure any mental attack.

Knights mounted on Heavy Horses.
Heavy Armour, Lance, Bastard Sword.
 (5,000)
Warmachines:Trebuchet Wooden constructions which requires a whole squad of soldiers and serfs to opperate.

Large rock throwing device.
 (2,000)
Warmachines:Scorpion Wooden construction which requiers two soldiers to operate.

Medium bolt throwing device.
 (3,500)
Unique Unit:Knights Asari The most pious of champions from the armies of Talax can inducted into this unit and granted the power to summon a celestial in the formed of a winged lion (Leo-Asari)

champions mounted on Leo-Asari.
Heavy Armour, Lance, Bastard Sword.
 (500)

Naval Forces

Escort ClassTalax Interceptor

Armed with a light ram and wither a scorpian or Ballista these ships are fast and angile

 (2,000)
Escort ClassTalaxian Sprinter
 (2,000)
Ship of the LineTalaxian Accoster

The Accoster is designed to act in concert with other ships of the same class, outranging most other navies’ vessels and often just sitting lengthwise of the port to make full use of its immense bulk before closing on weaker vessels to seize contraband being smuggled in or out.

 (1,000)
Ship of the LineTalaxian Corvette
 (1,000)
FlagshipTalaxian Phoenix

The Phoenix is a prototype ship designed by the eccentric shipwright Tamuric of Jelles. A man who has spent years as both sorcerer and cleric who decided to combine his three muses into an ‘image of perfection’. The ship is itself a symbol of the land of Talax, whilst the fire element is part of Rayis’ attributes, and the reliance on the arcane his love of magic.

 (20)
FlagshipTalaxian Dragoon
Designed by the ship builders of Talax; The Dragoon is a heavy warship armed with swivel mounted balistas and twin deck mounted catpults. One of its key features is an increased height for the rear deck to aid the ships mage during battle.
 (5000)

Renown Heroes

Admiral Talin; Admiril of the Talax Defence Fleet
Captain Gelen; Captain of Talax West 1st Company

Notorious Enemies

Arkarzan; Evil lich intent on world annihilation
The Frozen Horror; Undead abomination
Ferik: The Zombie King; Bloodthirty sorcerer from the deserts
Commander Blackstone; Warlord Tyrant of Blackmarsh

Wildlife

Boars, Small Woodland Mamals, Rodents, Birds, Horses, Snakes, Wildcats













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  • The Abandonment of Talax

    -2000 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    During the fall of the Duergar Empire he barbarian tribes were left to fend for themselves, the land quickly devolved into a hundred small tribes.

    The tribes fought each other continually for the merge resources the land still held.

    The coming of Gwanhail

    -1798 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    A series of unfortunate events sees a single elf wash up on shore, Gwanhail Hoardrin is forced to take refuge inland.

    The first tribe she encounters, the Talaks takes her in, but she soon proves to be an asset to them.

    She shows them new ways to hunt, build better shelters, retrieve cleaner water and within months their health and physical state improves.

    Leaderless No More

    -1795 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    During the last few years Gwanhail fulfils the role of hunter, warrior and healer.

    A surprise attack from a rival tribe leaves hers without chief or sage, Gwanhail quickly fulfils both which saves the tribe.

    Stride Forward

    -1790 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    With Gwanhail as their chieftain the tribe make leaps forward in their society, quickly taking in three other tribes nearby and forming a much larger tribe, rendering them safe from smaller raids.

    She is careful to allow each tribe to retain their chieftains, while she became the High Chieftain whom they swore alliance too.

    Gwanhail's Vision

    -1787 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    Gwanhail's tribe now numbers in its thousands, organised defences and training provides the first peace experienced for thousands of years.

    Schools set up to teach the next generations, and temples built for the tribes-people god of the sun, Rayis.

    Gwanhail seeds the foundation of a hierarchical system to manage the growing area.

    War Comes to Gwanhail

    -1935 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    Half of the land of Talax is now either allied or part of Gwanhails tribe. But this amalgamation runs into problems when a tribe who holds dominion over much of the remaining tribes-people openly declare war on Gwanhail.

    The war claims the lives of hundreds but is short lived, the strategical knowledge and military teachings of the ancient elf are no match for terrible brute force.

    The enemy chieftain is soon killed and their obviously inferior skills leads the other tribes to surrender shortly after and accept Gwanhail as their rightful leader.

    Centenary of Gwanhail's Arrival

    -1698 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    The Talak tribe now stretches from the southern shores to the edge of the northern deserts.

    In such a short time it was hard to accomplish great things, but Gwanhail laid the foundation for so much, education, art, mining, weapon craft, farming and architecture.

    To mark the centenary of Gwanhail's coming, the people held a grand celebration, with a series of signal fires marking the path she took on her quest to unite the realm.

    The Weight of Generations

    -1665 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    Gwanhail feels the effect of ageing, her elven lifeforce was dwindling and there was only so much time left, for a elf this was an unknown sensation.

    She knew of such things, for elves were only immortal while they remined on Dasima. But she also knew that another century or two was still easily within her.

    Knowing time was limited she set about making plans to return home, first she needed to build boats.

    Shipwrighting

    -1664 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    The first boats were launched, enabling tribes-people to fish further and land bigger catches, an inadvertent side effect of her quest to return home.

    This latest creation quickly spread through her land, and soon hundred of fishing boats were being built.

    But Gwanhail needed a bigger vessel, and soon has a dozen of the best carpenters working other project.

    Coronation

    -1663 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    Her boat is finished, a simple one man vessel she is sure it can take her home, but after four years word spread she was planning to leave.

    The people banded together to present her with an offer she couldn't refuse, Gwanhail was called south to the biggest of her towns, when she arrived it was filled with thousands of her people all chanting her name.

    Her carriage was led through the main streets into the market area, where a group of people all stood waiting, everyone of the fifty chieftains that had allied with herself.

    As she disembarked and approached they all dropped to one knee bar one, the most respected allied chief approached her carrying a golden crown, inset with a single jewel from each tribe, as he knelt down in front of Gwanhail he lifted it up as an offering and uttered three immortal words 'be our Queen' The biggest celebration anyone had seen marked the coronation of the lands first queen.

    Unification of Talax

    -1661 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    She declared the land, now her queendom, would from that point on be known as Talax, and all her chieftains would be the Lords of Talax.

    Just a few years after unification Talax comes under fresh attack. Out from the deserts marched a heavily armoured army intent on destroying what Gwanhail had created.

    The army sacked the closet settlement and slaughtered its inhabitants, before word could reach its Queen the northern most region was lost.

    Three Year War

    -1658 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    With both armies severally depleted, a final battle was looming, the powerful warlord behind the invasion faced off across the field from Gwanhail herself.

    The battle was in her favour, but the Warlord had brought more than soldiers, a cohort of robed figures stepped forward and brought their magic to bear. At the last moment Gwanhail stepped forward had unleashed her own latent elven power, shielding her army from the dark wave of energy.

    When the light shone once more after the darkness was dispelled a new glorious Queen was present, glad in golden armour covered in symbols of Rayis, her crown resplendent on her head, her army were in awe and the enemy were shaken.

    Gwanhail charged the enemy warlord, faster than any horse, and the encounter was over just as quick, his head separated from his shoulders in a single strike. The remaining enemy immediately fled into the desert

    A New Bloodline

    -1567 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    Gwanhail develops a romantic attachment to a human male, and realising her mortal life was nearing its end, she ensures she bare a child, probably the first Half-Elf ever.

    Citizens from all across Talax journey to see the child, named NAME HIDDEN an amalgamation of Gwanhails fathers name and that of his father.

    Like Mother Like Son

    -1547 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    Her child grows into a fine man, and a superb warrior but Gwanhail takes great care to raise him as a just and fair leader, wise and honest to one day become King.

    He is given the title steward of the North to give him experience of command, his men grow to respect and love their future King and from a early stage signs of a true King are evident.

    A Princely Quest

    -1522 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    Twenty five years of stewardship proves NAME HIDDEN a successful leader of men, the queen rewards him with a special quest, one that will mark him out and prove to their citizens he's worthy of leading them.

    Gwanhail publicly awards this task to her son so the populous can bare witness, the quest; to enter the deserts and locate the source of the continual attacks.

    A Nation Worries

    -1516 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    With the prince's return past due the queen, and nation, begin to worry, a signal is formed at the western border, drawing so many followers that a settlement begins to form.

    Return of the Prince

    -1513 AC The Alliance Calendar is the most widely used date system in the world, and even those who dont use it in their own kingdom will understand it and know how to convert to and from it.


    Three years after the original date for retune the prince staggers out from the desert alone, no army in sight, armour in rusted tatters.

    The first to notice his retune were the watchers on the Tower of NAME, the Everwatch Guard, their role completed.

    It took several days for the prince to be fit enough to recount his adventure, but soon he told of a impassable desert, home to impossible creatures, most notably a colossal Sandworm which torn through his ranks and left him injured, only his elven heritage allowed him to endure the slow walk back.

    This monumental test of endurance captured the heart of his people, rumour quickly spread that he was blessed by Rayis and soon these stories became legend.

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