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
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.