CHRONICLE feature for the week
“The Chronicle” was a survey history of Asteranor written by Anil Docha in
Errensea before his famous journey into Vastos. Though he had the
considerable assistance of many more learned colleagues he singularly
failed to produce a finished copy at that time.
On this page I’ll feature weekly a section you may find interesting.
Writing tonight: a new section regarding Dragons and Gold!
Foundation of Garassa
previous: Library of Thibes & Greagorix
Foundation of Garassa. Where once the trade routes stretched all the way from Avenna to the Priests City of Zorost (said to be built upon the ruins of ancient Menelcamar), now chaos reigned. The fighting of the Central Tribes made travel, and therefore trade, almost impossible. At this time the settlement known as Vuelta del Rio (or Vuelta’ for short) had become prosperous as the site of the easiest crossing of the Hypodedicus south of the Riversea. The traders of this River’s twist, bitten with the excitement of trade and travel and unwilling to return to the land, now looked southerly to the Errensea and The Holy Isles. Over in the western parts of Aegarde the King and the Senate were similarly bitten and wondered if now it was time to look westerly.
The vast lands of Sullinor were, by report, fabulously wealthy but had seemed impossibly remote. Now news of the Herskerhavs forays into the West proved that the Sea of Birds was not the obstacle they had thought it to be. But they could not build ships upon the high plain of Avenna for adventures on the high seas. King Philemon II, “the shipbuilder” established a new city, Garassa, close to the wide mouth of the River
Rine. He built there quays and shipyards, and a palace for himself and a Senate House for use of the Council of Equals.
It was perhaps because of the inexperience of his Captains that most of Philemon’s ships foundered before ever reaching their objective. The Herskerhavs and their cousins on the Kelling Isles also played their part in denying the King his prize with a new wave of piracy. But the few mariners achieving the passage to Sullinor in safety were perhaps unluckiest of all. Angered by the slaving activities of the Herskerhavs, the Emp Radis III had fortified the key settlements of the south east coast; his soldiers had been instructed to make no distinction between raiders and traders. The mariners were taken to be slaves themselves in the fields of Ar’aldini and there worked to death. None of Philemon’s ships were returned.
21/02/2012 wkj fantasy