Greetings. I have been asked by the one known to you as Levi to present to you my journal of travels through out the world we call Kralis. My world. How best to describe my world. From what I have been told by Levi it would be very much like your middle ages around the 15th to 16th centuries. It is a world of harsh realities, where the more common men spend their days tilling their soils, tending their herds or forging their wares amongst the grand cities and small villages scattered through out the world.
Kralis is a very large place. There are very few that have seen its full breadth from the Sea of Tears in the east to the Sea of Ithangar in the west or traveled its long roads from the far north and the lands of Iztalik to the shores of the Blood Sea and the Sea of Tarn.
Most people are content to stay within a few miles of their homes, rarely traveling to the larger towns or the grand metropolis’, such as Dardura Sheva. Nearly all will die of old age in the very homes that they were raised having never stepped into the high mountains, dark forests or wide plains beyond their door steps.
And they would do well to do that. As I have stated before Kralis is a very big place, and it is home to more than just common farmers, villagers and city folk. It is also home to very terrifying things that survive beyond the civilized lands in dark holes, craggy mountains, and spider infested forests. Kralis is filled with dark creatures, dark places and dark plots, though it can be a place of warm home-fires and peaceful villages.
Through out the world civilization is always fighting back against the onslaught of the Wild Lands and the darkness that surrounds it. Scattered here and there are ports of civilization, like beacons in the night, where the more civilized thrive. There are large city-states, and nations that have fought back against the Wild Lands and the darkness. At the same time there are ancient ruins of towers and broken cities that are scattered through out the world that have fallen to the wilds and the monsters that live there.
The world is filled with great energy, positive and negative, magical and divine and those that look into themselves to wield great powers unlike magic or divine blessings. These individuals wield great powers that can reshape the very land they tread upon. Indeed, much of the great catastrophes that have shook Kralis have been at the hands of those wielding such powers.
Lastly, this world of mine is a land of adventure. It is filled with heroes and villains. A place where one man with the strength of his sword, the protection of his shield and the will to survive can hold his own against the onslaught of evil hordes. It is a place where legions of evil can gather to set upon the innocent. It is a time where nations may rise and fall on the tides of fate. It is a time where fortune smiles upon the quick or the witless.
Much of the information that I will pass onto is as I have seen it and encountered it. It may not all prove to be true but by Elal nothing that I write will be false. I hope that you enjoy what you read and find its information enlightening about my world.
Knight of Elal
4th of Lehet the Red Dawn
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