Monday, December 19, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 154

Year 154 AC
This year's gathering is huge.  Representatives from the monks of Ariella come to sign a treaty with the mages of Dragon's Fire to share knowledge for the betterment of all of Martapa.  A wall has been built around the town of Gathering proper and a small keep is set in case there is any incursions from ogres in the years that the Great Gathering does not occur. Each of the major cities promises to staff the city with a score of men each and provide for their keep and pay so the city can remain safe since it has become so important to the entirety of Taina.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 153

Year 153 AC
A score of lycanthorpes are spotted in the south west region of Taina.  Priests of Wesa ask for help in taking care of them before they become an issue and over run the nearby villages.  Because they are not organized like some churches, the priests of Wesa need all the help they can get.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 152

Year 152 AC
A new bizarre is set up in Gathering to sell magical items, such as lightstones, heated water basins, even floating carts.  At first mages are not happy to see their magic on sale like typical household items.  But as time passes they see how it makes peoples lives so much easier and take advantage of such market places.

A dragon carcass is found near Karoon and mages and scholars come to the area to study the body and to determine what may have killed the dragon.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 151

Year 151 AC
The Dragon's Fire College sets up small outposts through out Taina, hoping to have a better educated population.  These outposts teach all local children, and adults, how to read and tally numbers. Those who show promise are tutored in more advance subjects.

More permanent roads begin to go in between the major cities of Taina.  A lot of the work is done by mages, paid for by a merchant tax, but some work is done by workers, which helps the economy.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Expanded Time For After Chaos (AC) Part 150

Year 150 AC
A new type of magic spell is discovered.  This type of magic allows translocation of people over long distance.  Only a few can perform the magic and the magic takes a lot out of the user.  More study is going to occur at the Dragon's Fire, since this type of magic will be very helpful if wide spread.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 149

Year 149 AC
An ice storm passes between the Dwarven Islands and Taina mainland, causing the bay to freeze in spots enough for people to actually walk the miles between the Islands and mainland.  There are impromptu celebrations and trading and though the dwarves like to be pretty isolationist, they enjoy the small trading and get togethers.   Several trading pacts are made, but mostly it's just a social opportunity brought to them by the weather.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 148

Year 148 AC
A gathering of Akicitia occurs in the southern reaches of Ariella.  Clan hunting grounds are decided upon, gathering rights are discussed and apprentices are exchanged to expand knowledge.  Weddings are a big part of the gathering along with tall tale telling.  This is only open to those of the clans, including any non-Akicitia who have been adopted into the clans.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 147

Year 147 AC
A farmer near Gathering claims to have a chicken that lays golden eggs.  After such claims he is attacked, the "chicken" stolen and now he is looking for someone to find the "chicken" for him.

Weather is so unpredictable between Taina and Ariella that trade is almost nonexistent for most of the year.  The lack of trade causes shortages and hardships for many.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 146

Year 146 AC
There is a small village of people discovered on the northern most coast of Taina who seem unaware of the rest of the world.  They act as if magic is not normal, where as it is the most normal thing in Martapa, and think it's still the times of the ogres ruling.  They do not take kindly to strangers and don't like to talk, even though many are coming to search nearby ruins for treasure and knowledge.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 145

Year 145 AC
A huge snow storm traps the leaders of the Sunvale in the Tsalagi Mountains.  Rescue crews are sent to try and get them free.

A dragon is seen in southern Ariella.  The monks travel south in hopes of finding the dragon.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 144

Year 144 AC
The year of the grand gathering is here.  Treaties, marriages and trade agreements are made.  The trading company, Thunder Growing, begins to make stations in all the major cities and are looking for guards, mages, and traders to help make it grow.  Ogres are sighted near the northern reaches of the Tsalagi Mountains.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 143

Year 143 AC
A total eclipse of the sun draws all sorts to holy sites and to churches.  Many are worried that the Gods are mad at the mortals of the world.  Scholars try to send out the message that the eclipse is a normal occurrence.  The churches try to bring solace to their followers but less reputable people try to take advantage of the eclipse.  Some mages believe it is a magical time where magic is more powerful and magic items made during this time are even more magical.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 142

Year 142 AC
A small village on the edge of an ancient village is over run with scared fairy dragons.  The druids of the area don't know what is wrong, but they are asking adventurers to search the woods for what is frightening the little dragons.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 141

Year 141 AC
Rains sweep across Ariella, bringing flooding and death.  Yet in the north in Taina it is a huge drought.  Weather mages try to see if any magic is involved, but can't determine if there is.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 140

Year 140 AC
Magical items, such as lightstones, flame-less torches, enchanted bowls to keep food fresh and the like become available to all.  They are still expensive, but they become quite common place.  Businesses expand and trade becomes rampant.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 139

Year 139 AC
A dragon is spotted near the city of Varanath.  Pilgrimages begin, in hopes of seeing the dragon again.  The clerics of Catiana swarm the city, for the dragon is the child of their god.  Mercenaries are hired to get pilgrims to and from places and to protect the small city.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 138

Year 138 AC
A deep series of caves are found in southern Ariella. Many adventures go seeking treasure and monsters, many do not return.  There are rumors of dragons, ogres and other horrible creatures wandering the halls of this natural made maze.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 137

Year 137 AC
A healer is sought to try and allow the royal couple of City of Vandez to conceive.  They are not sure who is incapable, but they think that an early childhood injury to Lady Vera may be the cause so they are hoping a healer will be able to make things right.  They are willing to pay quite a  lot to have this happen.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 136

Year 136 AC
A man wanders the country side in western Taina saying that on the Fall Equinox that men and women should put out goodies for the dead so that they will not haunt the village, home, or city that the goodies are put out in.  Some of the people he tells think it's silly, but do it anyway, then make a celebration of it, giving the dead food, but sharing the banquet with the whole village.  In years to come it becomes a huge celebration and time to remember those who have passed, even if that wasn't why the man wanted them to honor the dead.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 135

Year 135 AC
A ghost ship is seen between the Dwarven Islands and the mainland.  When ever it is spotted, ships crews suffer some disease or ships crash into near by rocks.  Trade between the mainland and Dwarven Islands slow.

A strange little animal is found in the jungles of southern Ariella.  Standing about three feet tall, standing on their back feet with clawed forefeet. They are predators and hunt in packs.  They are causing issues with the local farm and wildlife and the local population is looking for help to take them out.  Scholars also want to study them so are looking for escorts, as well.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 134

Year 134 AC
The Great Gathering occurs this year.  Treaties are made and there is an idea of splitting up regions under a single ruler each.  Each area says they will talk with the other leaders and see what the consensus is for the next gathering.  People think it will be easier to raise troops against enemies such as ogres and other monsters. Also the roads would be easier to maintain which would make trade better and enrich everyone.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 133

Year 133 AC
Mages at Dragon's Fire create talking stones.  These stones allowed people to talk across battle fields to coordinate battles more effectively, for people to speak to a large group, or for captains to speak to the dock to avoid collisions.  Though they are hard to make, and thus expensive, people are lined up to get these magic stones.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 132

Year 132 AC
This year the school of healers at the Dragon Fire's school discovers a magic to heal bones without opening a patient up.  The healing magic is spread through out the lands in hopes of saving more people from a life time of pain and disfigurement.  There are worries that such magic can also be used to break bones and kill people.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 131

Year 131 AC
Wild big cats seem to be roaming in packs, which is not natural, and the druids seem confused as to why they are doing so.  Some of the "packs" are attacking outlying villages and livestock and they are looking for adventurers to look into the issue so more people and livestock are not lost.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 130

Year 130 AC
The spring rains bring flooding, causing people to head for higher ground.  In doing so, they encounter wildlife and monsters.  Many have to try and hire adventurers and mercenaries to protect them while they wait for the waters to recede.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 129

Year 129 AC
A treat called Cocoa is brought from the tropical islands off the west coast of Ariella.  Though available only for those of the highest means, people love the treat.  Whole boat loads and caravans are commissioned to travel through Ariella and Taina.  Guards for such caravans are needed and bandits are rampant.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 128

Year 128 AC
A large bay of clams with black pearls is found.  Local lords fight over the rights, while they all hire men to protect the area from poachers.

Fairies are seen in a glade near Karoon. They do not seem to be harming anyone, but many wonder why the magical creatures are there.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 127

Year 127 AC
A ship almost as large of as a small manor is washed up on the shores near the bay of Calabay on the west coast.  There are many different and odd items on the ship and there are survivors, but they run away from those who approach the boat.  The local lords ask for adventurers to find the survivors and perhaps poke around the boat more to see where it came from.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 126

Year 126 AC
This year is marred with magic going haywire, nature letting loose, and the black knights continuing to rampage across the country side.  Parts of Dragon's Fire are singed when magic turns a little unpredictable, but they manage to only lose one student during the whole incident.  Great tornados hit eastern Taina and a hurricane hits the eastern coast.  The black knights still have not been stopped and no one is any closer to knowing where they have come from.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 125

Year 125 AC
A war horde of black armored knights roams the countryside, attacking peasant farms and heavily protected city alike.  No one seems safe.  The rulers of the areas hit get together to try and form a defense, but they have no idea where the knights are coming from, who they are or what they want.  Adventurers are needed to root out the source of the problem and are offered great rewards if they can.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 124

Year 124 AC
The year of the Gathering arrives and the village of Gathering has become the city of Gathering.  The rich live in the grand inns in the town and those of lesser status live in tents in a huge field set aside for such thing.  Weddings are performed, alliances are secured and trade deals are made.  Mercenaries are in high demand as are apprentices looking for masters.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 123

Year 123 AC
Dragon's Fire expands once more to include a small wing for bards.  Though most are not magical, they do keep lots of knowledge about magic and magical items.  Those who want to spread their knowledge come quickly to help set up that wing of the school.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 122

Year 122 AC
The discovery of a language no scholar knows of turns into scholars hiring adventurers to scourer the world in search of more of this language.  The language project continues, but many scholars are holding their breath to figure out this old, yet new, language.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 121

Year 121 AC
Runner stations are set up between many of the major cities on the eastern side of Taina.  Smaller stations are set up for the runners to sleep in if it's a long stretch and larger ones that are staffed to tend to the runners and serve as a runner hub.  The money from the fees to run messages along with the local lords support make sure the runners are kept well.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 120

Year 120 AC
The Monks of Ariella and the mages at Dragon's Fire collaborate on working on language dictionaries so that no language is forgotten.  This project is scheduled to take years and the scholars are working in both Dragon's Fire school and the monastery.  Many of the local rulers are pleased with the endeavor and some are even donating to the cause.  Adventurers, who come upon random knowledge, are asked to contribute anything they may have.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 119

Year 119 AC
The Lord of the City of Daratone, near Sunvale, is dying.  He sends people out to find magical cures or some healer that may be able to slow his disease.  There are rumors of a spring that will cure all aliments and he begs mercenaries and adventurers to return with the magical water.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 118

Year 118 AC
Rumors of a lost island off the coast of the Dwarven Islands which reappeared start to spread.  There are rumors of treasure, lost civilizations and a race of people never seen before.  Captains avoid the area, but adventures try hard to get there as quickly as possible.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 117

Year 117 AC
The Princess and Prince of the Ancient Elves, Daphnia and Trenton, are born in this year.  The double birth, which is difficult for Queen Valonia, is seen as a blessing.  There is a year long celebration in the kingdom of the Ancient Elves and diplomats are sent to all corners of the globe to announce their birth.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 116

Year 116 AC
Magical creatures, unicorns, sprites, fairies, leprechauns, etc., run rampant through out the world.  Some cause havoc, some bring good fortune.  Some people are led to their deaths, others are led to caves full of treasure. The results are random, but many people are helped, and just as many are harmed.  This year is nick named the year of Strange Magic.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 115

Year 115 AC

Theran Gryphon begins the wall around his small, though growing, village.  He also goes to the nearby Akicitia clans and negotiates trade for things the village can't make or grow, like furs, wild herbs and game and metals.  The monks watch him with growing awe and concern, not certain if he is trying to conquer the area or truly help the people around the monastery.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 114

Year 114 AC
The Grand Gathering has some heated words thrown about during the duration of the gathering.  A mage supposedly killed a leader in northern Taina, so many of the leaders say that the mages should be banned, or regulated, or under the control of the leaders of the area they are in.  The mages object, obviously, though they do not know, for sure, if a mage truly killed this leader that many had never heard of.  Many of the mages and their supporters believe it is a few who want to control mages that have set up the unprovable scenario, not a true crime.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 113

Year 113 AC
Theran Gryphon starts a small militia to protect his small, reorganized city, after bandits attack.  They train 2 hours a day and blacksmiths are working hard to make weapons for all the militia members.

Dragon's Fire expands it's college, bringing on more nature minded mages and even accommodating the Druids that wish to stay and teach their ways.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 112

Year 112 AC
A huge typhoon hits the Dwarven Islands and wipes out connection with the mainland for almost two months.  Hundreds are injured and many die.  Karoon sends some aid, as does Stonehold.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 111

Year 111 AC

A runner system is set up in Ariella between the monastery and the near by cities and villages.  Runner stations are made, manned and stocked so the runners are well taken care of and messages can be quickly delivered. Many people start paying good gold to send messages and packages to people in far villages.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 110

Year 110 AC

Theran Gryphon begins to lay out a better village near the monastery.  He takes his knowledge and lays in pipes to bring water to all parts of the city and pipes to bring out sewage.  He makes a pact with a mage to make light stones that will light walk ways and roads and brings in strong stone for the buildings with the promise of trade for those traders.  Many come to his banner, despite his young age, for his intellect is cunning and beyond his years.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 109

Year 109 AC

The leader of Karoon offers a challenge.  Those finding the fastest route to the west coast will get a large reward and be able to charter the first trans-continent trading company from Karoon to the west coast.  Many people take up the challenge in hopes of earning the right for such riches.

Wildfires sweep across the plains on Ariella, displacing many and killing many animals and people alike.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 108

Year 108 AC
As the port near Stonehold in nearly finished, the dwarven made port is attacked by sea creatures. Not sea elves, but some other intelligent creature, the dwarves are not sure who they are or where they come from.  Calls are put out for adventures, scholars, and mercenaries to come to their aid.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 107

Year 107 AC
Theran Gryphon leads several young monks against a bunch of bandits who were attacking the caravans to the monastery and nearby city.  They take out the leader and most of the bandits.  Though the monks are not happy that Theran resorted to violence, they are happy with the results.  They allow him to continue training in both the academic and martial.

A new deep bay is being dug by the dwarves to allow them easy access to a port near Stonehold.  They assume it will take several years, even if they can get mages to help.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 106

Year 106 AC

The Grand Gathering is two years later this time because of the great famine.  Thousands of people come to make treaties, even the elves and dwarves, to trade and to just see all the sites.  The city, now dubbed Gathering, is run by the year round residents, around three thousand, and ruled by only the city council, no king or ruler.  The biggest ruckus is a group of barbarians from the western coast who wreck an inn and burn down a trading post.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 105

Year 105 AC

The small town of Stonehold rises up near the silver and gem mine of the dwarves north of the village of Sunvale.  Trade springs up between the two and Sunvale begins to prosper.  The dwarves put in a port a few miles away from Stonehold and ships leave every week for the Dwarven Islands.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 104

Year 104 AC
Theran Gryphon impresses his tutors, learning five languages in his first year there and picking up history quickly. The monks, though never choosing favorites, find the young man wonderful, respectful and a quick learner.  They also begin training him in the martial arts as well, though monks only use it as a defense.

Dwarves strike a rich vein of silver and gems in mountains north of the village of Sunvale.  Though the dwarves try hard to keep anyone away, they need caravans to get their finds to the sea to take back to the islands.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 103

Year 103 AC

A young man named Theran Gryphon presents himself to the monastery in Ariella to learn of languages, strategy and history.  The monks take him in, though he is very young, twelve at the time, and began his tutelage.

A bumper crop of food is raised this year and trade begins again, with some hesitation.  People are still very "clannish" and look warily at any strangers after the killing of the year before.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 102

Year 102 AC
With the famines of the year before there are many small, and not so small, skirmishes over food supplies across Taina.  A lot of the outlying villages seem to weather these better then those nearer the bigger cities.  Thousands die and even the mages lock themselves up in their school as to avoid taking sides on any conflict, since they don't want to use their power for evil.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 101

Year 101 AC
Swarms of rats, roaches and locus cover huge swaths of the northern and southern continents.  Crops are destroyed, fires start from the damage and many people die.  The priests of Iktomi are unsure why the plagues have happened.  The priests of Molestus, god of pain and misery, take credit for the plagues, saying their master is spreading chaos and pain.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 100

Year 100 AC

Fall out from the Year of Dead Magic is still being felt.  Whole libraries were lost to looting mercenaries and peasants a like.  Many mages, and healing priests, were killed because they were defenseless without their magic.  Cities, and some small villages, have to find healing priests to heal for them with great incentives because many healers are scared they will die.

Treasure hunters find ruins deep in the Ariellen desert.  Parties go out, but few return.  Those that do have rumors of horrible monsters guarding the ruins and no treasure.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Expande Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 99

Year 99 AC

This year is marked by mages and priests losing their abilities to use magical abilities for almost the entire year.  There are theories that the Gods are upset about something mortals have done, others think a magical dead zone happened because of Gods fighting, others still think it is for the best so no one has more power then others.  The Year of Dead Magic is marked by many deaths that could have been saved by magic and an attack on the monastery, because they don't have the protections of magic.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 98

Year 98 AC

There are rumors of elves fleeing some great danger in the Tsalagi Mountians.  Many are wounded, but have no recollection of how or why they are in such a state.  They are trying to regroup, but require help regaining their forests.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 97

Year 97 AC
There is a take over in the city near the monastery in Ariella.  Those who want to take over all of Ariella win and begin to build an army.  The monks watch, but do not get involved.

Sea serpents are in high numbers in the eastern oceans this year and the trading vessels of all cities and countries hire mages to take them down before they crush their ships.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 96

Year 96 AC
Simon Vandar begins to breed a large horse with a great temperament but large enough to carry men in armor.  They are trained to respond to leg commands, won't let anyone but their owner take them, and can attack with their huge hooves.  Though there isn't a great demand for chargers of any kind, Simon knows the rich will pay extra for horses that can't be stolen.  They are expensive, but people begin to flock to his door.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 95

Year 95 AC

An old ruins is found in the Tsalagi mountains, but all who go in never return.  There all sorts of rumors from vampires to ghosts, from traps to just stupidity.  But the adventurers keep coming so the near by village sets up shops to cater to them.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 94

Year 94 AC

This is the year of the Gathering.  The city is huge and a permanent gathering grounds is made.  A council for the Gathering, with representatives from all the major, and some minor, cities of Ariella meet to discuss treaties and other important matters.  Ariellen delegations also come and negotiate trade treaties, as do the dwarves.  A huge wedding for the leaders of Lakeshire is held and remembered for years.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 93

Year 93 AC

Several small villages in the northeast corner of Taina lose contact with the villages around them.  People are sent to check on the villages, but never return.  Adventurers are sought to find out what is going on, with the fear of ogres having ransacked the villages.

Gold is found in an isolated section of mountains in southern Ariella.  Expeditions of all kind go in search of wealth.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 92

Year 92 AC

The wandering prophet is killed in a freak lightning storm and the priests claim it is the gods striking him down for his heresy.  Others believe it's just an accident and others yet believe the priests of Furere are responsible.

Dwarves travel far to the east, looking for islands or land, and find a small island with only a few natives.  They do not speak any known language and they live rather primitively.  The dwarves are more interested in the strange gems they find on the island, but scholars want to study the culture upon the island.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 91

Year 91 AC

A supposed prophet wanders the land saying the Gods are false and that everyone should stop worshiping them, and instead help only themselves. Some take to heart what he says and follows him, but many followers of the Gods harass him as he travels Martapa.  Some try to change his mind while others try to kill him.  Every survived death attack only makes it clearly to the prophet and his followers that what he says is true.  The council of priests are worried about his influence.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 90

Year 90 AC
Wildfires run rampant on both Taina and Ariella.  Many people are displaced and the temples of the Gods of Light are busy trying to help.  Many people are taken advantage of and some of the refugees turn to banditry, which causes local villages and towns to hire brute squads.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 89

Year 89 AC
Strange crystals are found in an underwater cave off the eastern coast of Taina and near the Dwarven Islands.  They are magical in nature, but those who study magic are unsure what type of magic they have and what they could be used for.  Mages and sages from all over come to study them on the Dwarven Islands.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 88

Year 88 AC
Dragon's Fire adds a healing wing to the school, bringing many hedge mages in to strengthen their natural ability.  Many mages and clerics who know how to heal come to teach and swap ideas and techniques.  No one is turned away in hopes to save people who would normally die from small injuries such as broken bones or knife wounds.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 87

Year 87 AC
The fort at Pathfinder is raided by ogres and children are taken by the ogres.  Ben and his men are only able to save a few and Ben is devastated.  Ben leads an all out assault on the ogres and dies, though they do wipe out the ogres.  His last words are "for the children", which is put on a plaque on the gate of the fort.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 86

Year 86 AC
Ben's fort for Pathfinder is finished and allows the farmers and loggers in the area a safe place to escape from.  The fort brings trade from near by towns and even from the far east of Taina, but the trade brings more Ogre attacks.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 85

Year 85 AC
The small village of Pathfinder is being attacked by ogres.  To counter the effect as best as possible, a trapper named Ben Tradeson has united the farmers and loggers of the area and started building a fort and training a militia.

Ariella experiences a strange magical storm that sweeps over the continent.  There are deaths, but more strange things happen to people, giving them magical abilities where they had none or taking them if they did.  It only affects a few people in such ways, but it is life altering to some.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 84

Year 84 AC
The great gathering occurs this year and the city of Gathering is huge.  Permanent structures are many, people come from all over Martapa, even the Akicitia send representatives.  The most outrageous attraction is a pair of elephants the Ariellan party brings with them.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 83

Year 83 AC
Dragon's Fire, the mage college near the Tsalagi Mountains, accepts its 1000th student.  There is much celebration and everyone in the nearby area is invited.  Many of the rich merchants and self made nobles have hired a mage from the college to serve at their pleasure and so send gifts of money, food, and supplies so more mages can be trained so well.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 82

Year 82 AC
This year is full of strange weather.  Rain in the deserts, droughts in lush areas, large forest fires and tornados where none had been seen before.  Many think it is the gods getting back at some group of people who wronged them, though some think it might be a magical storm passing through.  What ever the case, many die or go hungry or at the very least lose their homes and belongings.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 81

Year 81 AC
A pact is made between the dwarves and the Abbey in Ariella to supply ore and gems for scholars to teach their young.  Though many think the dwarves are getting the short end of the stick, the dwarves are flush with such items, but want to better their young so they are more learned.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 80

Year 80 AC

A troop of Wizards storms the abbey in Ariella, trying to take the knowledge the monks have their.  The local militia, along with a traveling mage from the north, eventually stop them, but not before there is a lot of damage to the abbey and the knowledge within.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 79

Year 79 AC
An earthquake strikes deep in the heart of the Tsalagi Mountains.  Not many people are actually affected, though a few villages suffer some damage.  The largest problem is all the monsters it displaces from the mountains.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 78

Year 78 AC
An expedition finds a ruins in a lake bed that dried up during the summer.  Exploration leads to many subterranean  rooms and magical discoveries.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 77

Year 77 AC
A tribe of lycanthrope comes down from the mountains and wipes out a village.  The call for help to take them down is sent out.

A sickness runs through the monastery in Ariella, wiping out many of the monks and the villages that surround the monastery.  No one knows for sure what caused the sickness, but the monks that remain are looking into it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 76

Year 76 AC
This year goes well, with a good spring and a light winter.  Crops are good and trade is wide spread.  Unfortunately, this brings down monsters of all sorts on caravans, out of the mountains and from the wilds.  Many outlying villages, and even some cities, are attacked by monsters.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 75

Year 75 AC
A ship wreck off the eastern coast of Taina is supposed to house many magical items and treasure from a far off land.  A merchant group is looking for a adventuring group to come and search the wreckage for them, offering a good reward and some of the treasure as payment.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 74

Year 74 AC
This years great gathering is huge.  There are people from all over Taina, Ariella, the dwarven community and even the elves.  The highlight is a delegation from the winged elves, arriving on their gryphons.  Children will remember the event for years.  A kingdom named Sunvale is recognized and many of the larger cities think about doing the same.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 73

Year 73 AC
Karoon once again becomes the hotbed of conflict.  With the death of all the ruling family in Karoon, civil war breaks out, killing hundreds and burning down half the city.  A former general of the ruling family steps up and controls the unrest, soon after he is hailed the leader of Karoon.  Some blame him for the deaths of the ruling family, since he argued with them before he retired, but those who know him are positive he was a firm supporter of the family and is only trying to save the city he loves.  Torak Mantow takes a firm, but competent hand and begins to reshape Karoon so it may thrive.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 72

Year 72 AC
A guild hall for mercenaries is set up in Karoon.  The hope is to make sure mercenaries are paid fairly and aren't sent to their deaths needlessly, at least not for a poor price.  Hundreds come to see what it is about and discussions of making other chapter houses through out Taina are heard.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 71

Year 71 AC
Rumors of ghosts that kill with their gaze or a single touch are spread around the small village of Jaka near the Tsalagi Mountains.  No one goes out at night but rumors abound about why the ghosts are there.  It's blamed on Wizards, dead who were murdered, even an ancient civilization that the bones have been disturbed by the farming near by.  Many adventurers come to see if the latter is right in hopes of finding treasure.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (Ac) Part 70

Year 70 AC
Cocoa is brought in from the jungle region of Ariella to Taina for the first time.  Caravans of the product are spread out through out of Taina.  Mercenaries are hired to protect the strange new, but intoxicating product. Kings and popper alike find the cocoa wonderful and worth the coinage.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 69

Year 69 AC
An old temple, buried in sand and soil and ash, is found in the northern part of Tridon, just northeast of Sunvale.  The carvings that are unearthed appear to say that it was dedicated to the Gods of Light, but more study is required.

The Pilgrimage of the Faiths split, part going to the south coast and the rest heading for the north.  Many small temples and shrines are being made and many more people are being brought to the career of priest.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 68

Year 68 AC

Flooding for most of the areas near rivers of any size after a wet winter and spring.  Farmers are forced to wait later to plant, causing some shortage of food.  Though, where they can plant on time, food stocks are high.

Bandits are attacking caravans along major trade routes. Mercenaries are in high demand.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 67

Year 67 AC
A small city near Karoon tries to run things by consensus, instead of by a King or Emperor or some such.  The first year is rocky, with many not used to trying run anything but their households.  This small city, Vendora, is looking for police to patrol the roads and to take care of ogres and such creatures.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 66

Year 66 AC
This year is overrun with hurricanes, landslides, deep snow winters and floods.  Most people stay near home and trade is slow.  Monsters come down from the mountains to attack villages, bringing out the call for help to take them down.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 65

Year 65 AC

Spice trains from Ariella start to travel on a regular basis from the port near Karoon all the way west to Stormvale, and from Greenthorne all the way to Merryweather and everywhere north and south.  The owners hope they were gain more travel routes and more customers as time goes on.

A sea monster is seen off the northeastern coast of Ariella and take out several ships traveling near there.  It's rumored the sea monster may be a dragon hording gold.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Expanded Timeline For After Chaos (AC) Part 64

Year 64 AC

This year's grand meeting stretches for almost a month.  There is even a raid on the meeting area by bandits but a band of adventurers repels the attack.  A treaty is made between Sunvale and Karoon, sealed by the marriage of a cousin of Sunvale's leader and a cousin of Karoon's leader.  Dwarves come to this grand meeting and sell good dwarven goods.  Rumors are that elves will come to the next grand meeting.  Lots of mercenaries are hired to cover the caravans.  Several permanent inns are made in the small hollow where they meet, which has been named Stormvale for the random storms that pass through the area.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 63

Year 63 AC
The fishing village of Calabay rescues several large whales that beach themselves, though they butcher the few that did not live.  In doing so the sea elves grant them a boon.  The sea elves chose to guide the ships of Calabay to good fishing areas for the rest of the year.

A monster of unknown origin is found deep in the bowls of the dwarven mines on the Dwarven Islands.  Help in stopping the monster is sought.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 62

Year 62 AC
It is a boon year for fishing.  Dried fish is shipped everywhere in the known world.  Even the poor in fishing ports eat well this year.  Because of that, the rich send off expeditions to find buried treasure and forgotten cities, causing an expansion of adventuring groups.  There are some tiffs here and there, but it is an interesting year of discovery.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 61

Year 61 AC
Akicitia tribes meet for their yearly gathering, but are attacked by Tsula for no reason. The leaders of the Akicitia fear that the Tsula were cursed by some wizard and are searching for the source.  They call for aid in the search.

The monks of Ariella are putting together an expedition to search some ruins to the south of their home.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 60

Year 60 AC
A ship washes up on the east coast of Taina.  It is like no other ship anyone has seen.  The lines are sleek, the sails are made of material never seen before.  The equipment, though familiar, is not the same as most ships in the known world. The few dead that are found in the wreckage are small men, none reaching over five and half feet, with dark hair and slanted eyes, and a light tan skin.  Scholars and shipwrights from around Taina come to sift through the wreckage.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 59

Year 59 AC

A mysterious disease kills hundreds of house cats in the city of Landshire.  There is no real rhyme or reason to their deaths.  But the after affects are devastating.  Rats become more prevalent and a plague sweeps through the city, killing thousands.  Rat catchers are working over time and more house cats are brought in and loved greatly as they all kill rats to near extinction and the plague subsides near the winter solstice.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 58

Year 58 AC
A total solar eclipse sends many people into a frenzy.  Some think it's the end of the world, some think it's a punishment from the Gods.  The learned try to point out it's a natural occurrence.  This is a strong magical time and many magical items are made at this time and other not so benign activities occur during the eclipse.  In some places the people, such as the monks in Ariella, know of it's coming and plan activities around it.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 57

Year 57 AC

A school near the Tsalagi Mountains named Dragon's Fire for mages is opened.  There are three students the first year, but they hope to expand to let anyone who wants to learn the Arcane to do so.  The priests of Targon from the near by temple are helping with the effort.

A man claiming to know the will of the Gods wanders Ariella, hoping to gain followers to his cause.  Some call him crazy, some call him just a charlatan wanting money, others seek to kill him.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 56

Year 56 AC
A drought hits southern Ariella.  Sand storms run through the area and reveal a buried city.  Adventurers swarm the area in search of treasure and forgotten knowledge.  Bandits abound as do stories of vast riches.  Many people disappear, but even the monks are willing to pay for any information that is found with in.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 55

Year 55 AC

A blacksmith of great fame rises in Karoon and many come to request his services.  He becomes so swamped he has to hire people to help him, but he oversees every piece.  Worried about being kidnapped he hires mercenaries to protect him.

A large pack of wolves are seen many times in the mid range of the Tsalagi Mountains.  Farmers are worried so nearby lords are offering a reward for their killing.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 54

Year 54 AC

The Great Gathering happens this year.  There are many people traveling, so mercenaries are in great demand for caravan protection.  The topics to be discussed are a standing army for protection against the growing country of Ariella, bandits, pirates and ogres, trade sanctions, taxes, and borders.  The Gathering lasts for three weeks and many treaties and marriage alliances are made.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 53

Year 53 AC

Rumors of a treasure horde found in a large cave complex in the southern reaches of the Tsalagi Mountains circulate through out Taina.  They speak of great rooms of gold and jewels, art and tapestries.  Some say it's from a lost civilization, others say it may be a dragon's nest.  Expeditions head for the supposed location and maps abound.  People who say they know the way offer their services to those who would brave the depths, for a small portion of the treasure, of course.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 52

Year 52 AC

This year is an especially harsh winter.  The winter brings lots of snow, even to the lower elevations, and spring comes late.  The growing season ends up being very small and many places don't yield even half of their normal food levels.  Villages horde what little food they have and drive off strangers.  Trade is very limited.  Many in the city die from lack of food, the villages doing better since they can also hunt, fish and forage to supplement.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 51

Year 51 AC

A tunnel collapses in a mine in northern Taina, revealing artifacts.  But those who worked the mine think the items are cursed for those who have explored the caverns, filled with gold and other priceless items, have gone mad or died.

A huge migration of whales is seen off the west coast of Taina.  Some of those who follow Waya and Iktomi see it as a sign and go deep into the woods and wild places to commune with the nature.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 50

Year 50 AC
A small tribe of Akicitia appears at the monastery in Adria, Ariella.  They wish to add their knowledge of plants, customs, crops, hunting, and more to the knowledge base at the monastery.  The monks are ecstatic, letting the small tribe set up a village nearby and welcome their elders with open arms.

The Lord of Karoon is hiring mages, mercenaries and healers to supplement his army.  Some will be used as scouts, so they can work independently of the army if they wish.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 49

Year 49 AC
Sickness wraps around the world as people try to out run it.  The Healers of Tinaka try to keep up with the need, but even they can not heal all who need it.  One in five die, more in the cities where there are more people.  Those who are different and those of faiths not practiced in a certain area are blamed, many being killed. In many instances Healers of Tinaka are blamed and they run for their lives.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 48

Year 48 AC
The Pilgrimage of Faiths still remains near Vandez.  Funding is slowing as the Pilgrimage continues on.  They stay near Vandez to raise funds, gain supplies and farm for a few years to have their own food stuffs.  Later, when the Pilgrimage continues on, many of the priests and layman stay to help build the growing town of Vandez, since many of the men married while they helped build up supplies for the Pilgrimage.

Sea Elves are found washed up on the shore near the fishing village of Calabay and the villagers are concerned.  They can't contact their allies under the sea and are asking any near by mages, priests, or sailors to help them out.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 47

Year 47 AC
The Pilgrimage of Faiths reaches the future home of Vandez, right now just a small tropical paradise which grows a bean that makes a wonderful, thick and nutty drink.  Shrines are begun and supplies are purchased before they plan to head north up the coast.

Ogres attack several small towns and villages along the northern Tsalagi Mountains.  They take people and livestock and the call for help goes out. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 46

Year 46 AC
This year a long, hard rain hits Ariella causing flash flooding and the loss of many lives.  The monks try to get an organized response and are looking for any help they can get.  They can't pay, but certainly have knowledge some adventures might like.

Strange ships, similar to those seen several decades before, are seen on the eastern horizon.  Ariella and the Dwarven Islands both try to send out ships to talk with the strange ships, but the ships run and do not make contact or attack.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 45

Year 45 AC
The Pilgrimage of the Faithful cut across the tip of Taina toward the west coast.  They stop near a lake so huge, they thought it was the ocean.  Here each faith plans to build a temple to their God because it was so beautiful and God like.

A snow storm traps a large contingent of men and the head family of Sunvale in the Tsalagi Mountains.  Rescue parties are sent and more help is requested.  The city of Sunvale is paying well for any who help rescue them.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Expanded Timeline for After Chaos (AC) Part 45

Year 45 AC
Magic lights are seen in the northern reaches of Taina.  The faithful head north, thinking it might be the Gods themselves, mages head north to see what sort of powerful magic the lights may contain and adventurers head north in hopes of finding some mysterious city in the lights, since rumors say that it is a city that comes to the plane once every 100 years.  The rumors also state the city is full of treasure and no people to hinder the taking of the treasure.

The Pilgrimage of Faiths reaches the small fishing villages of Brightwater.  Some of the train stay here to put in shrines and a few temples, but most continue on down the coast.