Land of the North

 
 

THE STORY

By Shaun Sullivan

In the North, life is harder.  The Northern Lands of Ram'aka are no exception, and those who spend their lives there are in a constant struggle against harsh nature on the one hand, and harsher neighbors on the other.  Living near the very edge of civiliation, kingdoms in Ram'aka are subjected to barbarian raids, animal attacks, and harsh weather.

The Orris Principality is perhaps the brightest spot in the cold north country.  Located near the ocean, the Kingdom of Orris has the advantage of limited trade with foreign merchants, providing access to strange and wonderful wares that are more commonly seen in the resplendent and decadent southern realms.  In addition to fantastic items and articles, their seaport also provides access to learning and academics from far-off lands.  Orris itself is well-known as the scholarly epicenter of the Northern Lands of Ram'aka.

With the opening of the magical rifts, visitors to the Kingdom of Orris grew fewer and less frequent - but those that did brave the global upheaval to visit Orris were different, stranger, and more diverse.  Even as attacks from the Further Lands increased, learning about the newly-unleashed arts fluorished.

Soon the future became clear; all of Ram'aka must embrace the knowledge and use of magic.  The mythological Sword of Agot has risen from its dark slumber, and only with it in hand can the Northern Lands of Ram'aka smite the Southern encroachments, defend themselves from the Further Lands, and assume the preeminence their histories have foretold.

And so the armies of Orris march south.  Nothing can stand in its way.  Certainly not any Draak Queens.

 

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THE PICTURES

 

Image Copyright Dan & Jennifer Boger.

Image Copyright Dan & Jennifer Boger.

Image Copyright Dan & Jennifer Boger.

Image Copyright Dan & Jennifer Boger.

Image Copyright Dan & Jennifer Boger.

Image Copyright Dan & Jennifer Boger.

 
 

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