Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I'm going to take off the rest of the year so I thought I'd wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Solstice or what ever other wonderful holiday you celebrate this time of year!  I hope that all of you and yours are well and have a wonderful new year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 44

Year 44 AC
The Grand Meeting happens this year.  The meeting is much larger then it's first time, with villages, towns, and cities sending all sorts, even some from Ariella.  A match is made for one Tharion Thunderhead's younger sister, Christie, (though she will not be married for a few years), to the lord of Landshire.  There is much celebrating and exchanging of gifts.  Tharion is crowned leader of Karoon in practice and he is given many gifts to cement ties through out Taina, since Karoon has the largest standing army in all of Taina.  Much adventure can be found at the Grand Meeting and many a job can be found.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 43

Year 43 AC
The Pilgrimage of Faiths reaches Elvenhome.  Though the ancient elves will not tolerate any homage to the dark gods, they do allow small shrines to be set up at the base of their mountain home by the priests of the gods of light and neutrality.  Some of the caravan remained in Landshire, but some were gathered up there as well.  The wagon train is huge so bandits are an issue.

Rumors of an ancient ruin on the tip of northern Taina, north of Sundale, brings treasure hunters and historians.  Bards spread the news and many groups head north in hopes of finding riches or knowledge.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 42

Year 42 AC
The Pilgrimage of Faiths, as it becomes known, has made it to Landshire.  Several shrines have been put in along the way, but the priests decide to put several temples in Karoon. There is at least one planned for each of the different shades, (Light, Neutral, Dark), of faiths, but several other faiths also plan on building temples.  More workers and mercenaries, along with merchants, are called for.

The skeleton of a dragon is unearthed in northeastern Taina and scholars, mages, and treasure hunters converge.  There are scuffles and problems, so guards are called for to not only protect the area from problems between people, but from the native wild life and ogres.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 41

Year 41 AC
A pilgrimage of priests from Karoon all the way to the west coast begins this year.  They hope to visit all the holy places in Taina and stop to build shrines or temples along the way.  They are looking for merchants to supply them, engineers to supervise building and mercenaries to protect them.  The pay will be good and the challenges many.

Ogres attack caravans passing over the Tsalagi Mountains.  The call to take them down is issued. Many come to try and save the day while others come to recover the stolen goods for their own ends.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 40

Year 40 AC
After a cold winter and wet spring, the summer harvest is bountiful.  There are many celebrations around Taina and Ariella.  Merchant caravans hire many mercenaries and the guilds associated with agriculture and in high demand.  For the most part it is an uneventful year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 39

Year 39 AC
Stephan Thunderhead dies in a battle against the ogres, taking several of his trusted advisors with him.  His oldest son, Tharion, is only 13 and Stephan's mother, Sarah, becomes regent.  Stephan's advisors that are left also serve as a council, but they want some outside protection since they are concerned that others may try to kill Tharion and take Karoon for themselves.  Mercenaries and men at arms are in great need.  Caravans are also looking for mercenaries to help protect against bandits, since they appear in droves with Stephan killed and all the confusions about who will end up on top.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 38

Year 38 AC
The monks begin a printing press this year and start making a small quantity of books with plant and animal information, crop information, moon phases, and Gods.  Only the rich can really afford them, but they start to spread across both continents.

The small fishing village of Calabay saves the princess of the sea elves from ogre slavers.  The rumors as to how this was accomplished varies, but the sea elves are grateful to the small village, strengthening the bond between land and sea.  With the treasure they are given, Calabay hopes to hire tutors, engineers and ship builders.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 37

Year 37 AC
A magical lightning storm strikes the savannahs of southern Ariella. The area becomes a dead zone, but locals try to brave the area to gather dead, but cooked, animals.  They report strange blue forms and magic, so many don't make it in very far.  Priests of Targon make their way to the area and hope to hire mercenaries to protect them as the study the magical phenomenon.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 36

Year 36 AC
A snow fall so heavy this winter in Taina causes even the plains to the south and the coastal areas have a foot of snow.  Travel and trade are at a stand still and some cities begin to starve.  Anyone who can get supplies through to other places will be hailed a hero and paid handsomely.  Merchant caravans try, but many of them fail and find only death.