Codex: History of Ovid Kings

History of the Ovid Kings

 

Year Events:
0 Kinos, a young traveling magus, slays a “chimera” attacking the settlement of Bentley. Is declared warchief and given the title Kinemos Regalum. Kinemos would lead the villagers of Bently to drive back the horrors surrounding their land and establish the Kingdom of the Heartlands, stretching from Bently Forest to the north shore of the Brightlake.
75 Kinemos Dies at age 93. Is succeeded by his only surviving grandson who takes the name Kinemos Regalum II. Kinemos is buried upon Tear of Brightlake, a small island off the north coast.
123 Kinemos Regalum II dies at the battle of Lowenhill. The trufflekin village of Lowenhill is raised to the ground by his brother who is proclaimed Kinemos Regalum III. Kinemos founds the city of Highchurch upon the top of Lowenhill, sealing the older chambers of the city. A shrine of Alethia is established upon the top of the hill.
154-625 The Black Court. Kinemos Regalum III and his chirldren die of poisoning by his nephew, who takes the crown as Kinemos Regalum IV in a bloody coup, eventually killing most of the established nobility, using elements of Chimi hill tribes and dark sorcery. Called “The King of the Black Court,” Kinemos Regalum IV begins a period of hundreds of years of rule, extending his life through dark sorceries and is largely considered the founder of the Black Court of Vampires. Is eventually slain by a band of heroes led by a Clont warrior and his court is dispursed.
626-1054 The first interregnum. The Kingdom of the Heartlands, finally free of Vampire rule, fails to stay a cohesive entity with the death and flight of the vampire nobles ruling them. During this period the region becomes highly decentralized, mostly fucntioning as city-states with minor wars between them and their neighbors. During this time a small cabal of mages on the Isle of Versity begin to rule the surrounding shores, including the village of Waterford and much of the Southern Downs. Their rampant experiments and curelty towards the villagers make the force of magic known as a terror throughout many realms.
1055-1111 The Worlen Restoration. With the heavily implied aid of the Fae Court of Summer, a Versity con-artist turned “magus” named Worlen appears to slay a chimera in the center of the town of Bentley using Kinemos Regalum I’s famous blade, Genesis, taken from the tomb at the Tear of Brightlake. Convincing Bentley that he is the long lost decendant of the son of Kinemos Regalum III, who survived posioning five hundred years before, his attempt to gain a minor noble title spirals out of control and eventually he is crowned King of the Heartlands in one of the least violent unifications in Ovid history. Crowned as Cinemus Regalus V, reflecting the evolution of the language over five hundred years, his reign is remarkably stable and prosperous. He unwittingly founds the Cathedral of Alethia as a means of covering up acciedently destroying the previous shrine, repoens the lower city to the public upon getting caught looting ancient tombs and ends up using the treasures found within to pay for many elaborate public works. Upon being asked to return to the Tear of Brightlake he comments offhand that the island is where everything began, and in a drunken conversation suggests building  residence upon the island to get away from the public eye to his son. Upon his death, the tomb of Kinemos Regalum I is opened to inter Worlen with his bloodline only to find the original Genesis still within the tomb. Worlen’s reputation only grows when his son announces this to the public and he becomes known as “Worlen the Accidental.” Is the only king in the Regalus bloodline not refered to by his title in most histories. Worlen becomes the source bloodline for the two kings that followed and his line is yet living within numerous illegitimate children throughout the Kingdom of Ovid.
1112-1145 Worlen’s son declared Cinemus Regalus VI, rule is generally peaceful until his death in 1145 of an unspecified illness.
1145-1172 Cinemus Regalus VII, son of the previous king, declares his rule in Highchurch. His rule is known for being extremely frugal leading to a massive influx of the treasury. Upon his death in 1172 he leaves the Kingdom of the Heartlands extremely wealthy compared to their neighbors. Growing old with his heir missing, the King calls upon a group of adventurers to find his long-lost son. These adventurers find the missing prince being pursued by a band of lupine werefolk seeking to end the bloodline of Worlen once and for all. Rescued by these heroes, he is returned to Highchurch and appointed as heir apparent.
1172 Cinemus Regalus VIII declared king, begins reorganization of the Heartlands armies, re-establishment of the royal line.
1178 A bard named Hearld Silverbell leaves Waterford with a small band of refugees seeking a new place to live without the tyrannical rule of the Mages of Versity. Eventually settles the village of Carillon and establishes the first belltower to warn of bandit attacks. Over time the throp grows to be one of the largest cities in the region.
1180-1192 Cinemus Regalus VIII begins the invasion of the western Heartlands and Malundi Plain, driving the Chimi people from their hillands around Mullenstone and laying seige to the walled city of Malund. Town of Southwatch (later Mullenstone) established by elements of the Third Army of the Heartlands.
1202-1219 Cinemus Regalus VIII dies, succeeded by son, Cinemus Regalus VIX. Cinemus Regalus VIX continued his fathers expansion, leading to the conquest of Sandford and much of the Tuskwold, with the northern nobles only coming to peace at the Treaty of Willow Springs, a one sided affair granting  Heartlands nearly total control. He eventually dies in a hunting accident in 1219.
1220-1243 Cinemus Regalus X rules a period of general peace, exploration, and consolidation within the Kingdom of the Heartlands. While shortlived, this era saw Heartlander explorers reach Tarchay, Lambrey, and even Revalia.
1244-1304 Wars of Ovid Unification. In 1244 Cinemus Regalus X was assassinated by Albertian apothecaries due to the dissatisfaction of the Treaty of Willow Springs. His son, Cinemus Regalus IX (The Blood King) declares war on the city-state of Albertshire and by winter 1245 raises the city to the ground, killing every living inhabitant. Upon the ashes of the city he declares that he will Unify the entire continant to prevent such petty men from causing harm to his people. Begins the Wars of Ovid Unification. 1246-1268 saw the conquest of Charm with the aid of local werefolk, establishment of the Bird Island Sanctuary, and the disasterous first invasion of Winterark which led to the complete collapse of the Arkmines, making movement between Winterark and the Heartlands impossible. After a short three years of peace, Cinemus Regalus XI turns his eyes on the Adairan Penensula and launches a new invasion to spread the kingdom of the Heartlands all the way to the Sea of Forohate. CInemus Regalus the XII dies at the battle of Parish Pointe in 1278, is succeeded by his eldest son who takes the title Cinemus Regalus XII and fights the devestating 23-year Adairian War, losing territory and regaining it multiple times. During this period the mechanists of the island of Grandmill, originally a leper colony, pray to Daedalus for a cure to their plague and are granted both new life and hidden knowledge to craft the first firearms. These early weapons are tempermental and rarely used as anything but imprecise mines. By 1301 early cannons were developed, which led to the death of Cinemus Regalus the XII. Succeeded by his child, who took the title Cinemus Regalus XIII, the new monarch arranged the final peace of 1304 when Adair surrendered and joined the Heartlands kingdom with some self-governance. Grandmill granted special status in the kingdom as entirely self-governing on the condition they come to serve when needed in war. Cinemus Regalus XIII declared first King of Ovid at Mullenstone Watchtower, refering to the entire contenant. While Heartlands only contained the areas north of the Econ, Grandmill, and did not yet include Winterark it became one of the largest unified kingdoms of the age. Cinemus Regalus the XIII was a benevolent monarch, and is now believed to have actually been female and hid her gender in the public eye while staying openly her gender within the royal capital of Highchurch.
1312 A band of apprentice mages, pirates, merchants, poets, and soldiers assault the Mage’s Council at Versity and manage to overthrow the Council of Elders ruling the Southern Downs with a magical fist. In it’s place they establish the Versity Mages College, which eventually splits into the College of Pragmatics, to govern the proper training of spellcasting. Many of the older mages who consent to this rule eventually form the College of Theoretics, devoted to the same unrestrained spells they cast in previous eras. The heroes of this band largely return to Waterford to become the first Village Cuncil, laying the groundwork for the government of the Free City for centuries that follow.
1324 Morgaine, vampire and Daughter of Kinemos Regalus IV, arrives in the wrecked village of Tainstville in the Lockwood. After many years of wandering the world from place to place. Seeing the downtrodden villages being killed by bandits, feral werefolk, local necromancers, wild mages, and uncaring lords she grows increasingly frustrated at the lack of order. Realizing that her own people essentially did the same thing during the rule of the Black Court, she decides that there is another way. After saving a pair of orphans, Dylan and Raine, from a villager that would slaughter them, she kills the villager and takes his home to raise the two children. In time they ask to have her gift and, after explaining it in detail to them and what it entails, they still wish to serve her in life and death. Together the three vampires begin to protect and improve the quality of life in Taintsville through being a force bandits, beasts, and monsters grow to fear, asking only the blood of the willing or criminals in return. Over time a New Black Court is formed within the village and the stability causes Taintsville to grow from an impoverished throp to a thriving city, albeit one with a darker side.
1355-1356 The Highchurch Terrors. With the declining health of Cinemus Regalus XIII, the chief minister of faith Varis Demoro declared the worship of Alethia illegal, blaming clerics of the goddess as being responsible for the declining heallh of the monarch. Over the two years that followed worship of all gods aside from the newly established “Pharasma” faith outlawed in Ovid with those who resissted being put to the torch. Cinemus Regalus XIII dies in 1356, succeeded by son: Cinemus Regalus XIV.
1357-1398 Wars of Southern Unification. Cinemus Regalus XIV, with the support of the Church of Pharasma, begins the invasion of the Charm Headlands, balks before the might of a Clont army standing before him. Manages to broker a peace between the Aviary of Bird Island to support him in passing around Castle Charm to ignore the keep and focus upon the region’s villages. This leads to the establishment of the Bird Island freehold, the first and only Ovidic sanctuary for all Werefolk. Charm surrenders in 1364. Soon after Ovid brokers a deal with the flagging and failing Knights of Carillon and House Silverbell to lift the Seige of Carillon if they swear fealty. The Black Court of Taintsville is driven back across McCulloch’s Crossing and County Carillon is established in 1367. The gurrilla fighting in the Lockwood continues between 1367 and 1375, with no clear victor. Waterford petitions to join the Kingdom of Ovid as a free city and is admitted in 1371. The battle of Black Keep is fought in 1375 against the final remaining members of the Black Court at the battle of Deadwood, “liberating” Taintsville and the Northern Lockwood and folding it into Ovid.  1382 the highland Clonts of Genevia invite King Regalus XIV to their hold to honor his conquests, the first human ruler to be so honored, and swear fealty to his line so long as they remain strong of heart and fair in rule. From 1384-1398 battles with the hill folk of the Chuluotan Foothills continues until the establishment of Goldridge and Fort Tanner in 1398. This would be the furthest expansion of Cinemus Regalus XIV’s reign, and given that he doubled the size of the nation he is known as the “Lion of Ovid.”
1401 Cinemus Regalus XIV dies at age 83, is followed by his son Cinemus Regalus XV who dies within the year of smallpox at the age of 56. Is survived by his daughter, the second female King as Cinemus Regalus XVI.
1408 Lady Rachel Artimage, a young Carillon Noblewoman, is courted by a suitor from Taintsville named Dylan. She discovers that Dylan is an agent of the Black Lady of Tainstville, not dead as believed after the war and slowly regaining her power through making lesser nobles her vampiric minions. Before she can warn Lord Silverbell she is slain in her own home, with her body left unburied in a basement chamber.
1428 Orland invades the Meridian Islands and Nodegan region, consolidating their hold on the western continant and overthrowing the Meridian Monarchy. A guirrella war begins between the now defunct Meridian royalty and the Governor General of Orland controlling the islands.
1448-1449 The Years of Murder. Cinemus Regalus XVI dies of mysterious circumstances, presumed poisoning. Within the same year the reigning lords of Merrydale, Malund, Carillon, and the headmaster of the Versity Academy all die under similarly strange circumstances and “accidents.” IVI’s eldest son (just days after being crowned XVII) and daughter both die in a strange explosion before either can be crowned king. The Black Lady of Tainstville appoints herself as regent to the throne and brings the surviving child of XVI to Taintsville for protection with the aid of General Castin of the Night Watch. With the help of Castin and his elite band of Night Watchmen the assassins responsible for the deaths of so many are uprooted and revealed to be Orlandian agents preparing for an invasion. The remaining high houses praise Tainstsville for quick action and promote Castin to cheif of the Ovidian Army and his leutenants are granted special immunity within the nation. The stigma against the Lockwood and the Black Lady within the nation is lifted from the Southern Unification War and the Northern Lockwood is granted it’s own fiefdom, seperate from County Carillon. House Silverbell of Carillon claims they have evidence showing at least some of the murders were of Night Watch doing, but is largely ignored. The remaining son is crowned Cinemus Regalus XVIII.
1450 First Orlandian Invasion. The Emperor of Orland commits a massive naval fleet to invade Winterark, Malund, and Adair. With the support of Grandmill, Adair holds it’s noth shore and fighting is intense within Winterark. The Seige of Merrydale lasts the entire year with no Orland Victory. The Ovidian General Castin leads a brutal scorched earth campaign through the heartlands to take the City of Malund, eventually driving all of the Orlandian forces to the seaside city of Howlia. During this time, the Orlandian forces in the Meridian Isles are overwhelmed by a coalition of the Islanders and Ovidian soldiers, restoring the Meridian Monarchy to the throne. With the aid of the Meridian Navy, Ovidian forces are able to prevent an extraction fleet from reaching either Howlia or the Winterark base camp. A hurricane strikes Howlia in september of the year, flooding much of the city. Taking advantage of the chaos, General Castin uses Grandmill technology to quickly blast a trench through the hills above the city, allowing the Malund river to flow into the basin of the city from above, killing tens of thousands in the subsequent flooding, plague, and mass slaughter of Orlandian forces that follow and ruining the city. Orlandian forces in Merrydale surrender and the Empire signs a peace accord that leads to the loss of all of the Meridian Isles and self-governance of Revalia and all Melokian possessions.
1453 Cinemus Regalus XVIII reaches age of maturity and takes throne from his “stepmother” the Black Lady of Taintsville, granting her and her court full immunity from past wrongdoings for her service to the nation and granting her governance over the Chuluotan Foothills. This same year XVIII marries the reigning queen of Meridia, merging the two states into one.
1458 The Breach. Cinemus Regalus XVIII and his wife Chelsea of Roleto die in Gloriana Brevardrim on their tour of the neighboring nations when the Breach Consumes the city. The Breach, a massive collapse of land into a huge cavern of the Underlands, is beleived to be caused by a cleric of Vein seeking to gain the status of godly avatar. The Avatar of Vein is apparently stopped just before ascention by a band of Tarchay Gladiators and Mercinaries, but not before the disruption of the Underlands leads to a massive invasion of the surface by infuriated Trufflekin, bringing their toxic tools of war to bear upon the surrounding nation of Brevardrim. Armies of Ovid, Avalonia, the Prefect of Tarchay, and Kendredai send soldiers to fight in the war, with Lord Tanner of Bithlo Territory ultimately building a mighty magic cannon called the Titan with the aid of the Versity Magic Academy and Grandmill engineers. This cannon is fired at the armies swelling from the breach and leads to a massive magic explosion, killing the trufflekin and most of the Tarchay army engaging them along with causing toxic and magical miasma to drift through an ahhailate most of the cities of Brevardrim. The land that remains becomes the Brevardrim Wastes, a desolate, and dangerous, land filled with toxic beasts, wraiths, and worse. Tarchay becomes independant of the no-longer existant Brevardrim Empire, much of which becomes parceled out to the coalition forces remaining. Cinemus Regalus XVIII’s cousin named King Cinemus Regalus XIX.
1459 Lord Tanner commits suicide in Titan’s Fortress.
1461 Jean Regalus burn to Cinemus Regalus XIX by wife, Daedria Yentz, Duchess of Grandmill. Daedria dies in childbirth, but son is strong and healthy.
1464 Pickett Regalus born to Cinemus Regalus XIX by second wife, Carea Baptiste of Highchruch.
1465 The Taintsville Times founded, first movable type newspaper in the kingdom. The Black Lady allows it’s posting and encourages expansion, though appoints a Night Watch reviewer for all publications.
1482-1485 The Border Wars. Pickett Regalus sent off to fight Tarchay and Avalonian mercinaries raiding Bithlo Territory. Establishes the farthest reach of the Kingdom of Ovid at Pickett’s Post. Durng this time he forges the Treaty of Three Kingdoms in 1485 with Avalonia and Tarchay, agreeing to make the borders between the three lands permanant with some concessions of territory to Tarchay. The treaty is controversial as it reverses the belief of centuries of expansion, but is largely seen as a huge boon by the people marking the end of the perpetual wars that were drafted from the common folk. A play was written honoring this event, called “Our Ovidian Neighbor” refering to Pickett as the exemplar of what Ovid represented.
1486 Pickett Regalus returns to Kingsbridge to celebrations in the streets. Somewhere near the grand park the spectators of his parade begin chanting “Cinemus” as he rides through the street. Jean Regalus and his wife, lady Toussan of Sandford, great Pickett frostilly. This incedent causes two factions to grow within the court, those backing Jean Regalus-Yentz as rightful heir to the throne and those backing Pickett Regalus-Baptiste for the throne. Nation generally divided in half over who to support.
1488 Farro Regalus-Baptiste born to Pickett Regalus.
1494 Sadine Yentz-Regalus born to Jean Regalus and Toussan of Albertshire.
1496 Cinemus Regalus XIX dies in Kingsbridge, appoints Jean as heir and he is coronated at Cinemus Regalus XX. Pickett leaves court and establishes new home in Highchruch with House Baptiste to raise his son.
1497-1500 Cinemus Regalus XX runs nation poorly, nearly depeleting the national treasury to pay for massive expansions of the Royal Capital, including the dredging of entirely new islands and building of new districts before the turn of the century. The Century Celebration held of the first day of the year in 1500 is to be the largest, grandest event in Ovid history and is witnessed by dignitaries and leaders from around the world. Standing upon the dias of the royal palace, Regalus XX declares that now is the begining of the greatest empire of the world, and has the dignitaries of each of the other nations slaughtered beneath the fireworks. Pickett manages to free the Orlandian dignitary, Gregmund Du’Lambrey, along with the Prefect of Tarchay and flee the city as war is declared by nearly every bordering power.
1501 Naval battles begin in the Straights of Semoran and Jessup Sea as Revalia and Orland forces try to avenge their fallen lords. Pickett gathers what forces are loyal to him at Fort Tanner, including a coalition of Tarchay and Avalonian soldiers flocking to his banner to end the madness of his brother. Small scale insurrections begin in nearly every realm within Ovid as those against the war rise up against the royal forces. In a shocking move for the court, the Adairian Council of Barons are the first lords to openly defy Cinemus Regalus XX and declare themselves as not recognising any king but Pickett. Adair is occupied and most of the lords flee to their county homes with their retainers in a large scale insurrection. Grandmill and House Yentz granted total dominion over the Adairian Hills. The Heartlands soon follows suit, with House Baptiste raising a large army to take the capital.
1502 Seeing the writing on the wall, nobles flee Regalus XX’s banner as Pickett returns to lay siege to the capital. Regalus is murdered by his wife, Toussan of Sandford, who declares herself Cinemus Regalus XXI. She poisons the Brightlake with a toxic compound and flees to the ruins of Albertshire through the Jones Swamp. Pickett follows and fights a horde of undead raised by Toussan’s sorcerers and clerics. Toussan eventually is cornered and killed by coalition forces. The Prefect of Tarchay and General Du’Lambrey of Orland demand Pickett be immediately named king else they will continue their wars. The remaining nobles loyal to Toussand agree and Pickett Regalus becomes Cinemus Regalus XII.
1511 Enzia Regalus born to Farro Regalus-Baptiste. She becomes Regalus XXII’s pride and joy and he is rarely seen without her.
1515 The Boarhardt Guild founded by Waverly Boarhardt along with her brothers Hamfast and Rupert. Early members include the Clont Bard Ebenezar and Saburo, a Meridian Monk. In one of their first jobs they manage to rescue the infant Lade Enzia from a brigand attack near Deanfields, leading them to be granted a Royal Charter by Regalus XXII.
1516 Sadine Yentz reaches age of maturity, granted pardon for her father’s sins by Regalux XXII. She is granted the demense of Grandmill and the Adairian Hills. During this time she begins to take active leadership in the steamworks of Grandmill and begins crafting an army.
1525 Ten years after their founding, the Boarhardt Guild now has over 60 mercinaries and holds a large home within Kingsbridge. Senior members include Arden fo Adaire, Mowngle of Carillon, and the wandering rifleman Preacher. George Clonter joins in this year.
1526 Farri Regalus dies in a storm off the coast of Tyver Isle as he returned from a delegation with Revalia. Enzia left fatherless. Pickett, heartbroken at the loss of his son, takes solace in Enzia and begins to groom her for the throne.
1529 Silverbell family murdered nearly to the last man by “Pumpkin Cultists” less than a week after Lord Silverbell schedules a meeting to speak with the king about the Black Lady of Taintsville’s actions within County Carillon. Out of pity the Black Lady, citing her experience with previous kings, declares herself ward of the last Silverbell lord, the child Edmund, and is appointed regent of County Carillon. Night Watch soldiers cross the McCulloch.
1530 Blamed for failing to protect the Silverbell family, the Carillon Musketeers are disbanded. Many of the Silverbell Knights begin to vanish under mysterious circumstances. Music is banned in the city for reminding Edmund of the night of his parent’s death.
1531 Children begin to go missing in Carillon. The Forest becomes dangerous as Night Watchmen refuse to patrol the woods for wolves and brigands west of the McCulloch. Lord Dylan of the Black Court appointed local custodian of Carillon, takes much of Mayor Brighton’s powers from him. Villagers that speak out against the Night Watch are shipped to Hagerty Prison.
1532 King Cinemus Regalus XXII murdered at the age of 68 during the play “Our Ovidiean Neighbor.” Blame is placed on the Boarhardt Guild, acting on the behalf of either House Regalus’s youngest heir (Enzia) or Duchess Sadine Yentz of Grandmill, the older heir and granddaughter of Regalus the XX. The Airfleet of Grandmill launches a surprize attack on the city to “keep order” but does not manage to keep Enzia from escaping. Elements of the Boarhardt Guild, including Arden of Adaire, flee north to Highchurch where Arden attempts to murder Enzia to preemptively end the war on the side of Sadine, this fails and causes the Bread Riots of Highchurch which ultimately bankrupt House Regalus and their House Baptiste allies. The Cathedral of Pharasma is looted and documents come to light revealing that Pharasma was a false god. Highchurch consumed in riots and religeous infighting for decades. In the south, elements of the Boarhardt Guild under Captain Mowngle and Guildmaster Waverly reach Night Watch occupied Carillon and find shelter under the beleagered Mayor Brighton. They manage to stop the kidnapping of the children of the city by Black Court Vampires and also prevent an assault on the Lockwood Abbey by Grandmill forces seeking a forward base. They also manage to accidently ressurect Lady Artimage by hijacking a vampiric ritual, creating a living reveanant in Lady Artimage. She swears to undo the damage done by the Night Watch and the Black Court and together she and the Boarhardt Guild begin gaining power. Captain Mowngle swears to become her protector and is rarely seen not at her side.
1533 The Carillon Revolution. With the revelation that Lord Silverbell has been murdered by the Black Court and turned into a Vampire, Mayor Brighton finally stands up to the Night Watch occupying the city of Carillon with the aid of the Boarhardt Guild and Lady Artimage. Together they, along with a band of former Musketeers reformed from the townsfolk, manage to liberate the city and begin forming their own army to protect the town. In the Summer of this year the Battle of the Songwood begins, with the Boarhardt Guild working side by side with the Carillon Musketeers and Lady Artimage to push the forces of the Night Watch across the McCulloch River. In autumn of this year the Boarhardt Guild led a daring infiltration mission across the McCulloch and deep into the Lockwood, striking at the very heart of the Black Court and crippeling their ability to cast a murderous plage upon Carillon in retribution. County Carillon once more established as a free land with Countess Artimage declared the new ruler by the townsfolk. The Silverbell Palace is turned into an Airship Skydock over the next four years to accomodate the modernization of the city.
1535 Arden of Adiare, along with Ferranto DuLambrey and elements of the Boarhardt Guild, travel to Castle Charm to seek aid in stopping the now widespread war tearing Ovid apart. There they find a sinister force has taken over the castle, an outsider demon somehow broken through the seals kept by the Regalus kings for generations. They manage to drive away the demon, but not before the House of Charm is left devestated. Ebenezar of the Boarhardt Guild, an elderly Clont musician, returns to the Charm Headwaters and eventually becomes the lord of the realm.
1539 The Orlandian Invasion. Seeing that the Kingdom of Ovid is falling apart, the Empress of Orland launches a full scale invasion of the former imperial provence of Merrydale, displacing the Duchess DuBious and her wealthy husband, Vincent Dubious of the Banking Clan. He sends forth a call to all mercinaries to help him rescue his wife and child and restore his wife to rightful rule over the cold, northern realm. Elements of the Boarhardt Guild, along with the Aviary Gale, take flight in the Airship The Lovely Gale to heed his call. The Airship drifts over the battle of Ruthven’s Field, the largest single battle of the war between House Yentz and House Regalus, and the Lovely Gale is shot down, crashing in the Tuskwold. After some misadventures, the party manages to lead a small force into Merrydale using a Trufflekin King’s tunnels and manages to rescue the lady and her daughter, kill the Orlandian general, and march most of the soldiers out of the city in a made up “Parade Festival.” Vincent DuBious managed to send a force of small airships purchased from Waterford Suppliers to rescue the party when surrounded and becan funding a mercinary war in the north. While the Boarhardt Guild would not be part of this, the war would ultimately be won thanks to their actions earning them the respect, and financing, of the lord.
1544 Trouble in Carillon. The Boarhardt Guild gathers in Carillon to celebrate the opening of their New Guildhall only to find it filled with Night Watch vampires and minions. The party discovers this is one prong of a multi-part attack orchestrated by an alliance between Grandmill and Taintsville. They manage to prevent Lady Artimage from being murdered, stop a plot to burn the town down, and prevent a hijacking of a Carillon Airship. For their efforts Preacher of the Boarhardt Guild is made a General and begins a reformation of the Carillon Musketeers.
1548 The End of the Era. With the resistence of Carillon against House Yentz’s attempts to break their stalemate with the north, Sadine calls for her fleets to destroy the city of bells. This leads to the Battle of Grandmill and the deaths of House Yentz and House Regalus. The Boarhardt Guild, alongside Enzia Regalus, launch a surprize attack on Grandmill using an airship provided by Vincent DuBious. With the backing of a small contingent of Carillon soldiers led by Captain Preacher, piloted by the aviary Gale, and including the valiant Boarhardt champions Arden of Adaire, Ferranto Du’Lambrey (seventy third in line to the Imperial Throne of Orland), George Clonter, the mysterious Hatman, Morana the Fae, Susebron and his Slime Friend, and Raysalian Ol’Sooty, a strike force made their way through the city, helped Enzia face Sadine in single combat. Along the way the Maestro, revealed to be Sadine’s assassin, attempted to kill the party and mortally wounded Ferranto, causing him to allow the party to escape by blowing up his bombs, collapsing much of Sector 3 of Grandmill. Enzia manages to kill Sadine, but not before the Maestro kills her in turn. Preacher and Clonter kill the Maestro, and the remaining party fled through the palace of Grandmill to take the royal Airship, blowing up their charges and destroying nearly all of the Yentz Airfleet. Before fleeing the city, the party chose to make the attack a terminal solution to the war and carpet bombed the city of Grandmill from the air, setting back technology on the continant for generations. With no royal heir, and both the armies of House Yentz and House Regalus largely spent, an exhausted quiet blankets the remains of the kingdom of Ovid.
1549 Lady Artimage of Carillon petitions the remaining lords of power throughout the Kingdom for a summit within the wreckage of Kingsbridge. Among the ruins the first meeting of the Council of Lords is held, including the Black Lady of Taintsville, Lady Artimage of Carillon, Baron Arden of Adaire, Lord Chilvarus of Eogan, Ebenezar of Charm, the reigning Great Clont, Duchess DuBious of Merrydale, Headmaster Hitt of Versity, and Councilwoman Umi of Waterford. The council is determined to keep the land stable and at peace while a new king can be founded. No king would be found for decades, and the council proved to be a more stable ruler for many years, slowly rebuilding much of Kingsbridge and fostering new noble houses for both Highchurch (Lady Quailen) and Grandmill (The Foreman).
1550 Susebron enters the Faewild with Morana the Fae. Is transfiguured by a summer court into a lapine werefolk. Before they can find a solution they are ejected from the realm and the gates of the Summer Court near Carillon close. In Goldridge a construct called Scavbot 3.2 begins operation in the gold mines of Josiah Tin.
1551 During the peace that follows the establishment of the Council of Lords, elements of the Boarhardt Guild including Morana the Fae, Susebron, George Clonter, Hatman, and Preacher meet up with Gale in Waterford. There they are approached by a local lord seeing his lost son out at sea. Together the Boarhardt Guild sailed to Sabu Island, uncovered a sinister plot to ressurect an Avatar of Selnoir, and put a stop to it before it could come to fruition.
1552 Sir Mowngle marries Lady Artimage upon the steps of the former Silverbell palace. Ever her faithful knight, he serves her to the rest of his days protecting and honoring the long forgotten code of the Silverbell Knights. Scavbot 3.2 discovers unusual ore deep within the earth causing plague of Goldridge Workers.
1553 Ol’Sooty Raysalian grnated pardon for his previous sins and readdmitted to the Versity Magic Academy’s College of Pragmatics. He begins offering a degree in Pyromancy which was known for having the highest placement rate, and highest mortality rate, of any program at the school.
1555 Under Arden of Adair, the Adairian Baron’s Council begins initial reconstruction of Grandmill’s residential areas.
1558 Susebron enters the Faewild with Morana the Fae once more, this time through the Gates of Winter in Melokia. They are never seen again on the Mortal Plane.
1560 ScavBot 3.2 discoveres secret underground cabal in Goldridge, reveals owner Ronald Tin as leading cult. Is rewarded with freedom from contract, begins mining way across the country.
1566 Fort Preacher established upon the banks of the Econ River and the edge of County Carillon. It becomes one the chief locations for the Musketeer Reforms and is one of the chief firearms training schools in Ovid. Preacher succeeds General Calhoun as chief of the Carillon Musketeers.
1569 George Clonter returns to Contstead and opens a tavernoffering a 70 oz keg challenge called “Clonter’s Intimidator.” To date none aside from George Clonter himself have managed to complete it in a sitting without bodily harm.
1572 Hatman hangs up his bowler and retires to Merrydale as Bruce Richards to run a small insurance company. He is succeeded by his apprentice Hatboy, now Nightcap, a similar hero who stalks the rooftops of Merrydale seeking justice using only his love of hatwear.
1575 Ol’Sooty Raysalian grnated pardon for his previous sins and readdmitted to the Versity Magic Academy’s College of Pragmatics. He begins offering a degree in Pyromancy which was known for having the highest placement rate, and highest mortality rate, of any program at the school.
1590 Tinakris born in Mullenstone.
1595 George Clonter declared Great Clont, retires to the Clontstead Temple to rule over his people.
1602-1605 Parole Events. Fifty years after the defeat during the Ovidian War of Succession, the Orlandian Empire is straining to hold together through a year of bad harvests and widespread economic collapse. As this occurs, a Cleric of Amalas breaks into the prison at Second Chance and frees a small number of hardened criminals, offering them total absolution for their sins if they do his bidding. If they defy him they will immediately die through magical collars placed upon them. Over the course of the next year this group of criminals manages to murder, bribe, steal, burn, and generally mess up the Orlandian Empire’s attempts to keep order, leading the the Winder Revolts. War breaks out along the Culares river between Winder and the northern portions of the Orlandian Empire with no clear victor. Over the course of the years that follow the band of criminals eventually manage to kill the Empress, burn Lambrey Harbor, seal their cleric master within a tomb instide Mount Claire, and finally escape to the Meridian Isles with a small fortune. The Orlandian Empire is left in shambles.
1610 Tinakris takes over the role of the Village Herbalist at the age of 20.
1611 Heinrich Pifferling arrives in the village of Mullenstone fleeing authorities in Sandford for graverobbing. Sets up a small apothekary shop with the help of his golem Hrim.
1612 ScavBot 3.2 arrives in Mullenstone to work at Old Mines.
1614 Professor Borpheus becomes Shrine Keeper of Mullenstone mostly by accident upon arriving to town. Calls it a win anyway.
1620 The Troubles of Mullenstone begin. Strange tidings begin to occur around the village of Mullenstone in central Ovid. The dead walk the fields, and ill winds blow into the village. Mayor Sterling calls a town meeting to address the concerns….