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  • Kingsfell March

    Kingsfell March is the name given to the stretch of land in between two mountain ranges in the east, which marks a safe passage from the eastern coast to the central riverlands. During the [[Giant War]], the March saw some of the heaviest fighting and …

  • Bragi

    Patron of all story-tellers, artists, crafters, and traders, Bragi appears as a jovial fat man, lavishly dressed in fine clothes and expensive jewelry. He is the oldest son of [[Sigvodr]] and [[Vana]]. Always willing to make deals with humans, monsters, …

  • Sigvodr

    _Grant my shield arm strength, and my sword arm wisdom -Battlefield Prayer to Sigvodr_ Sigvodr is a master swordsman and tactitian. He is one of two twin sons of [[Jarl]], the other being [[Astorian]]. Champion of justice and righteous battle, the …

  • Astorian

    Astorian is the son of [[Jarl]] and the polar opposite of his twin brother [[Sigvodr]]. He values might and power over all else, and is a ruthless opponent on the battlefield. He is usually depicted as a tall and muscular Nord, armed in black …

  • Umbria

    _Well, ye've found the place alright..._ Umbria is a large island continent situated in the northern hemisphere of the planet. The inhabited landmass is about 3 million square miles, though there is a frozen wasteland of unknown size that extends up …

  • Clans

    h3. History The Clans date back for as long as the [[Nords]] have inhabited [[Umbria]]. The choice of an iconic animal for each clan is an offshoot of the totemic religion (thought by some to be worship of the [[Primordials]]) that at one point all …

  • Elk

    Values: Honor, Truth, Mercy Capital: [[Soryn]] Holdings: [[Highwater]], Eastvale, Westvale, [[Sharne]] Lord: [[Arthur Dale]] Color: Navy blue Often regarded as the strongest of the clans, the Elk Clan have the largest capital and have produced the …

  • Bear

    Values: Justice, Strength, Courage Capital: [[Bjorikston]] Lord: [[Erik the Quiet]] Color: Maroon Settled in the northern forests of Umbria, the Bear Clan hold to the traditional values of [[Nords | Nord]] culture. While they share the general good- …

  • Nords

    "Nords" is the name given to the humans who inhabit [[Umbria]]. "Nordic" is the adjective pertaining to their culture or language. While the arrival of outsiders with the start of the [[Third Era]] has broadened most Nords' worldview, they remain a …

  • Raven

    Values: Knowledge, Law, Order Capital: [[Hrafnsberg]] Holdings: [[Tall Trees]], [[Skald]] Lord: [[Horus Farsight]] Color: Black The Raven Clan has always been the most isolationist of the clans, making their home in the mountains to the north-east. …

  • Boar

    Values: Wealth, Speechcraft, Independence Capital: [[Trassfjord]] Lord: [[Ulfric Nine-fingers]] Color: Forest green While other clans may boast military prowess, none would dare openly contest the Boar Clan for their marketplace prowess. With their …

  • Fox

    Values: Discretion, Hierarchy, Loyalty Capital: [[Ortica]] Lord: [[Lady Astrid Vulpin]] Color: Royal purple The Fox clan are known for their cunning and far-reaching influence throughout Umbria. When things go poorly for a shopkeeper or a rival …

  • Wolf

    Values: Power, Dominance, War Capital: [[Fenris]] Lord: [[Kevan Wulfseye]] Color: Grey The Wolf Clan is the most barbaric and primal of the six major clans. Most of their cities are no more than a collections of tents and huts. Their capital, Fenris …

  • the Pantheon

    The Pantheon is the name given to the thirteen major gods and goddesses of Umbria. As the legend goes, these gods were created from the rational thoughts and concentrated effort of [[Ysmir]], the first being. Chief amongst the Pantheon is [[Jarl]], the …

  • Primordials

    The Primordials are entities spawned by the raw emotions of [[Ysmir]], the first being. As such, they are chaotic and mercurial. Some are minor spirits that have imbued themselves in various natural phenomena, from disease to storms to the elements. …

  • Mordrith

    Mordrith is the middle daughter of [[Sigvodr]] and [[Vana]]. She was rebellious and irate as a child, and that temperament has endured throughout her existence. She reigns supreme over the weather of [[Umbria]], particularly over the seas surrounding it. …

  • Stones of Ullr

    The Stones of Ullr are a set of magical artifacts said to be imbued with the powers of [[the Pantheon]]. While most scholars have dismissed the artifacts as mythology and rumor, there are always adventurers searching for them. Some scholars have …

  • Direwood

    The Direwood is the name given to the large expanse of forest that covers a good part of the western lands. The forest is very old, and mystery surrounds it. There is a path large enough for two caravans to pass each other that winds through the forest, …

  • Three Sisters

    The Three Sisters refers to three large islands off the eastern coast of [[Umbria]]. The sea between them is incredibly dangerous for two reasons: shallow reefs and sudden storms. Pirates often use this as a means of escaping pursuing [[Elk]] vessels, …

  • Vana

    Vana is one of the members of [[the Pantheon]]. She is the sister of [[Eir]] and [[Helgrid]] , wife of [[Sigvodr]], and mother of [[Bragi]] and [[Pyrinth]]. Vana is the goddess of nature, ruling over the wilds and all manner of living flora and fauna. …

  • Vaernir

    Vaernir is a member of [[the Pantheon]], and the god of death. He is the middle brother of [[Jarl]] and [[Loki]], and was sacrificed when the rest of the Pantheon fled [[the Primordials]] to Godsgard. He now rules over the land of the dead, and cannot be …

  • Pyrinth

    Pyrinth is a member of [[the Pantheon]]. He is the younger son of [[Sigvodr]] and [[Vana]], and god of travel and exploration. Anyone embarking on a long voyage murmurs a quick prayer to Pyrinth for safe passage. He is usually depicted as a young man …

  • History

    The history of Umbria is divided broadly into three Eras. Before the first era is considered myth and legend. The [[First Era]] began when [[Ullr]] united the clans as the first [[Patriarch]] and continued some seven hundred years after his disappearance …

  • Second Era

    The Second Era is a period of time in Umbrian [[History | history]]. It encompasses the period of time from the beginning of the [[Giant War]] until the arrival of [[the Mainland | Mainlanders]], spanning roughly 800 years

  • Dragons

    Dragons, while not completely unheard of, are very rare in Umbria. Their lesser cousins the drakes are quite easily found in their [[Drakespine Mountains | namesake mountains]].[[File:743977 | class=media-item-align-none | Nidhogg.jpg]]

  • Loki

    Loki is a member of [[the Pantheon | the Pantheon]], and god of chaos. He is the youngest brother of [[Jarl]] and [[Vaernir]]. As the legends go, Loki used to be a very benevolent and kind being, until the [[Primordials | Primordials]] killed [[Ysmir | …

  • Helgrid

    Helgrid is a member of [[the Pantheon]], and goddess of lies and deceit. She is the youngest sister of [[Eir]] and [[Vana]], and was deeply in love with [[Loki]]. However, after the gods fled to Godsgard and Loki became increasingly unpredictable, she …

  • Nidhogg

    Nidhogg is a member of [[the Pantheon]], and god of monsters and violence. He is a beast born from [[Helgrid]], and while [[Astorian]] claims to be his father to maintain appearances, there are some that believe he was begot by [[Primordials | the …

  • Jormundrasskr

    Jormundrasskr is the tallest point in [[Umbria]], situated in the southeastern [[Wyrmstooth Mountains]]. Legend has it that it was here that [[Ullr]] was approached by [[the Pantheon]] and given the legendary [[Stones of Ullr | stones]]. [[File:684065 …

  • Seidr√Ľnd

    Seidr√Ľnd is a member of [[the Pantheon]], and god of knowledge. It is said that he knows all things that have been and will be. As the legend goes, he was not an original member of the Pantheon, but came into being after [[Ysmir]] was slain, as the last …

  • Creation Myth

    h1. In the beginning In ancient times, before the stars and the sun and the moons, the world was a vast empty darkness, containing but one thing: The First Being, [[Ysmir]]. Ysmir floated along in the cosmos for 7 eternities before finally rousing from …

  • First Era

    The First Era is the name given to the period of Umbrian history marked by the emergence of [[Ullr]] and the beginning of what are now the six [[Clans]]. Everything before the First Era is considered largely myth and legend. It was at this time that the …

  • Umbrian Calendar

    A year on the Umbrian Calendar is divided into 10 months, each with 30 days. The year begins on the summer solstice, coinciding with the [[Dawnfire Festival]], which is celebrated throughout both urban and rural areas. The months are: 1. Ullrsmont …

  • Bronn

    Bronn is a mythical Nordic hero in Umbrian lore, long before [[Ullr]] came along in the times of pre-history. As the story goes, he was the first human who was given free will, which of course was an act of [[Loki]] once again rebelling against his elder …

  • Dawnfire Festival

    Celebrated on the first day of the new year, the summer solstice, the Dawnfire Festival is a celebration of light and growth in Umbria. Reaping the benefits now of both early and late harvested plants, the country is at its highest in terms of abundance. …

  • Dawnfire

    Dawnfire is the name of the first day of the year of the [[Umbrian Calendar | Umbrian Calendar]]. It is the summer solstice, when the daylight is at its longest duration. Crops of early harvests are still coming in, and just now the late harvests are …

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