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  • The Tyrant of Kepala Book II

    *The Heroes of Sira Zelaad* have ventured north in a mission to rescue the well meaning, but ill-fated Delilah Dunn, younger sister of Dirk Dunn. In a bold move, Delilah had stolen Dirk’s one-time costume and taken up the mantle of “Rodrigo the Rogue” in …

  • Home Page

    h2. In an obscure corner of the world, the last heir to a hidden dynasty has emerged from hiding to challenge a tyrannical empire... Banded together by necessity, a group of fugitives has escaped with the last heir to the Corin dynasty, the Princess …

  • Main Page

    h2. The Chronicle h6. _(note, the story has now been presented in a 'read in this order' fashion, to encourage a familiarity with the world of Kepala, the Bloodthirsty Tyrant, and the brave heroes who seek to overthrow him. )_ h3. Book Zero (The …

  • The Hollow Men

    [[File:462675 | class=media-item-align-none | hollowManMarked.png]] _The eyes are not here_ _There are no eyes here_ _In this valley of dying stars_ _In this hollow valley_ _This broken jaw of our lost kingdoms_ _In this last of meeting places_ …

  • The Seven

    _“Did you think that you could oppose me? Death itself is no mystery to one such as I.”_ Not much is known of The Seven, but what little is known fills those who hear it with dread. It has been whispered that they have power over life and death, and …

  • Arrain

    [[File:435786 | class=media-item-align-none | arrain.jpg]] [[File:456954 | class=media-item-align-none | arrainMap.png]]

  • The Hunter's Moon Massacre

    [[File:442654 | class=media-item-align-none | fantasy_cities_5600-1280x1024.jpg]] The Feast of the Hunter's Moon was always a time for joy and celebration, a time for people everywhere to eat, drink, and sing under a bright and enchanted night sky and …

  • The Esperanzan Pirates

    The Esperanzan Monks were a peaceful order that lived in harmony with nature, letting the wonders of the world flow through them. They were considered widely to be the sole keepers of the Old Wisdom in Kepala, and all lands beyond. Inside their …

  • The Chronology

    h3. The timeline of events in the Kepalan Kingdom Note: YHC = Year of His Coming (referred to under the breath of the people as YT - "Year of the Tyrant"). BHC = Before His Coming 85 BHC - [[:the-rogue | Zerkanti Silvermane]] is born. 65 BHC - …

  • The Fiddle and Fat Trading Company

    _Good sir, good day, let me show you me wares!_ _Tis a good day for dealing and trading and parse_ _I'll make you a deal and you'll pay my fares_ _Or Fat Bill will throw you out on your arse!_ - Cally Fiddle's traditional greeting to newcomers to the …

  • The Slaver's Guild

    _Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a man's worth on the day when slavery comes upon him._ - Homer The Slaver's guild has operated in some form or another for hundreds of years, but only since the coming of The Tyrant have they been allowed to …

  • The Expulsion of Seriff Kotulo Bakalo

    h3. From _The Histories of the Kepalan Kingdom_ by Ermine Baundalier ***** In the solitude of his chambers, Seriff Kotulo Bakalo heard and obeyed the voice that had revealed itself to him. First it came as a whisper in dreams, then a waking presence …

  • The Liberation of Sira Zelaad

    h3. From _The Histories of the Kepalan Kingdom_ by Ermine Baundalier ***** They marched to war, and it was the proudest day of Brehon Veld's life. He was little more than a squire, a shield bearer for a great knight. But that great knight was …

  • The Prophecy

    [[File:468898 | class=media-item-align-none | prophecyStonesSm.png]] His stolen throne of blood and stone, Cannot be felled by blade alone. Guard the last of Hunter's Moon, With the crown of Ironfall's doom. [[File:462633 | class=media-item- …

  • Book 1, Chapter 1

    “YOU!” the two rogues, Rodrigo and Zerkanti, shouted at each other as the cell door slammed shut. The three other figures in the dirt-floored room looked at each other in bafflement. With only a small barred window near the top of the cell and cold …

  • Fel's Hope

    [[File:468496 | class=media-item-align-none | FelsHopeStreet.jpg]] Fel's Hope is a small village that is known for its gambling hall, the local's skill with growing exotic herbs, and their hunting population that pursues the game of the nearby hill …

  • The Hierophants

    Meageir Winev (deceased) Tijai Sthyr Bekir Baziros Xurwkir Baldaar Nurchiili Arprax Sepa Pahazar Ro Tobor [[File:468413 | class=media-item-align-none | hierophant.jpg]]

  • The Crux

    An expanse of land southeast of [[Arrain | Arrain]]'s woodland area. Twin expanses of hills funnel towards the village of [[Fel's Hope | Fel's Hope]]. [[File:468498 | class=media-item-align-none | lowMountainPass.jpg]]

  • WANTED!

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  • Book One, Chapter Two

    Rodrigo opened his eyes in the late morning, and for a moment had no idea where he was. Then he heard the voices of his companions ringing in the adjoining great room and the clockwork shifting of the mechanical dome’s gears He smelled the scent of …

  • Graybay

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  • Book 1, Chapter 3 - The Prophecy

    Dawn broke, and only Tala, keeping a silent watch with Echo, was awake to witness it. They sat together, backs to their campsite, watching the sun rise. The wolf pressed his muzzle to the cheek of his companion, and Tala giggled. Rodrigo stirred …

  • Book 1, Chapter 4 - Fel's Hope

    At the edge of a clearing, Fel’s Hope appeared as a pleasant-looking village that had been spared the ravages of the times. Its modest buildings sat on either side of a rivulet that branched off of the main river. Comings and goings from the town were …

  • Orain-Zer

    Orain-Zer is an island nation to the west of Kepala. In contrast to the temperate and inviting landscape of Kepala, Orain-Zer is a miserable, frozen wasteland. The settlers who had originally come to occupy Orain-Zer on the promises of a rich and …

  • Oi-Bai

    Main town on the eastern coast of [[Orain-Zer | Orain-Zer]]. Settled by the embittered pilgrims to the land of Orain-Zer, and their leader, Orson Fallowfield. The portrait of his dramatic departure from the world currently hangs in the main hall of The …

  • Book 1, Chapter 5 - Upriver

    “Par Tilian, I tell you. That’s where we should go. I happen to know of a lovely place we could go to ground. Shelter! It’s just what our aching bones need!” Wallace mused to nobody in particular. He sat at the boat’s stern and lazily manned the …

  • The Breaking of Brehon (or "Vengeance Tempered in Sorrow")

    h3. From _The Histories of the Kepalan Kingdom, Volume Four_ by Ermine Baundalier ***** Brehon's wedding day was a small but beautiful affair. He was not in general a fan of arranged marriages, but one look at Esmerea Helmlock, Old Portis Helmlock' …

  • The Humbling of Rodrigo

    The low road from Sira Zelaad to Sira Kepala was always the more treacherous of the two, in dangers both natural and unnatural, but the unnatural dangers on the low road also meant less of a chance of running across one of Old Ash’s gangs of enforcers. …

  • Princess Gia Corin, royal fugitive

    It was a balmy summer night, the night the order of Esperanza monks visited the palace. That’s what Gia remembered best. It was the last time she could remember being truly happy, when the world was a wonderful place full of enchanting secrets, and the …

  • Rodrigo the Rogue

    It was his birthday, and Dirk Dunn was shoveling shit. Dirk passed the morning of his seventeenth birthday with little fanfare, and even less salutation from his family. Being the only son of Derek “The Digger” Dunn often meant long hours toiling at …

  • The Gods

    All the gods, above and below... Sashārahet The mother of all the other gods. The overlord of all creation that died giving birth to the world. The world is called “Sashārahet” in Zelaadi, reputed to be her body. Jaghankortra A father-figure and …

  • Sira Zelaad

    [[File:552923 | class=media-item-align-none | city_walls.jpg]] In the beginning of the modern history of Sira Zelaad, it was found as an abandoned, but completely intact city that was suddenly vacated, for reasons and by means unknown, approximately …

  • Espera Esme Alloralla

    Your earliest memories were of the monastery, the way the tall towers stretched into the sky, overlooking the mighty, raging river below. There was a constant motion, yet at once a stillness that seemed to frame your life, and gave you a sense of your …

  • Zerkanti Silvermane

    h4. Rogue Abilities *Expertise* (doubles proficiency bonus for any ability check using: Persuasion or Slight of Hand) *Sneak Attack* (2d6 if Advantage) *Thieves Cant* (Hidden language in conversation takes x4 longer, hidden signs for scoundrels) * …

  • Gia Corin

    [[File:475056 | class=media-item-align-right | 200x200px | theCopperPrincess.png]] *Spell Casting slots* First Level: 2 *Sorcery Points* 0 h4. Spells Known h3. *Cantrips* * _Fire Bolt_ You hurl a mote of fire at a creature or object …

  • Tala Ravenwood

    Fighting Style - Archery: +2 with ranged weapons. Primeval Awareness: Beginning at 3rd level, you can use your action and expend one ranger spell slot to focus your awareness on the region around you. For 1 minute per level of the spell slot you …

  • Izar Harea

    Izar Harea was once the most learned and powerful wizard in the service of King Jory Corin. They were young men together in the old kingdom, and had more than a few adventures as a young prince and his magical companion, often in the company of a certain …

  • Verower Villalar Kotu

    He is known by many names, most of which are whispered in alehouses and trading posts around the kingdom - The Conqueror, The Eastern Blight, Old Ash, The Empty One... but the High Lord Verower Villalar Kotu is most often referred to, simply as The Tyrant …

  • Derrik "The Digger" Dunn

    A well known merchant throughout the kingdom, "The Digger" Dunn has amassed a very large fortune as a purveyor of the finest manure in all the land. After a tragic and spiteful conflict, he now searches for his estranged son on the roads of the kingdom …

  • King Jory (Killed in The Hunter's Moon Massacre)

    From _The Monarchs of Kepala, Part the Fifth_ by Ermine Baundalier ***** King Jory Corin was the most beloved monarch that Kepala had ever known. In his youth he was a charismatic prince that carried out philanthropic missions of housing and …

  • Duke Narcis Vask

    Duke Narcis Vask was from a noble house from the trading coasts, and rumored to be descended from the one-time masters of the once rich fruitful plane of Strata Vask, now the westernmost edge of The Wastes. Though his house was always a well moneyed and …

  • Quinneth Vask

    From _The Histories of the Kepalan Kingdom_ by Ermine Baundalier ***** Upon [[:the-source-of-all-your-trouble | Verower Villalar Kotu]]'s rise, many men of opportunistic instinct saw a way to use the upheaval for selfish gain. [[:duke-vask | Duke …

  • Rexus Novo

    A former associate of Rodrigo's, Rexus was a man who was used to running scams and getting away with it more often than not. When meeting Rodrigo and his companions at Fel's Hope, he invited the rogue to take part in a high-stakes game of Kings and …

  • General Legarto Reikung

    Passive Perception 16 Challenge Rating 5 General Legarto Reikung is worshiped as a god by the lizardfolk. After "going native" when the fall of Corin came, he's been hiding in the marshes enjoying reigning in ignominy. He was sent into the …

  • Wodan Veld (Killed at Brehon Veld's Wedding)

    Hailing from a humble farm outside of Arrain, Wotan Veld was instrumental in the breaking of the great siege of Sira Zelaad, and paved the way for the great free city's induction into the Kepallan Kingdom. He challenged Stral’d Thratch, the hobgoblin …