The land of 2 Duchies
Despite the ancient pact which was made, there still exists animosity between the citizens which has filtered in from beyond the town borders.
The majority of the realm is under the benevolent and honourable rule of the the Crown.
The Crown’s rule has spread from the inner mainland beyond the boundaries of Kernow.
The town of Chaosgate has a representative in The Duke of the Crown.
A man who had a swift rise to authority due to wars taking place in other lands. The cynics will mutter that his position was given too soon given his youth and inexperience, however, those that know him will whole heartedly defend him as a man of unswerving honour and justice to his people.
The royal Crown has sent him to Kernow to oversee that honour is maintained, especially here…
The Duke knows all too well of the Horrors of the Chaosgate, his sister was abducted by demons years ago and rumour has it that she was dragged screaming through the gate itself by a band of demon slavers, this quest is the only thing that the Duke of The Crown holds as high as the duties of the crown, he is the sovereign representative of the Crown Duchy.
A beacon of hope and honour whom many loyal folk flock to his banner of peace and justice.
From the far ends of the land, from the Isle of Scythes, a seed germinates…
Lord Scythe, an ancient necromancer sits on his grotesque throne of human bones.
For many years the necromancer’s influence was contained to the Isles thanks to the Sea spawn that live and patrol the waters, however a war broke out among the sub species of the sea spawn. Lord Scythe used this war to make allies with one half of the sea spawned, offering them power in exchange for passage to the mainland.
Time passes and now the Duchy of the Claw rises, with Lord Scythe manipulating the machinations from the shadows of his necrotic island. He has welcomed into his fold every feral beast, savage Ork, cutthroat pirate, undead creature and anyone who as is stated ” face does not fit the high moral code” of the Crown Duchy. Owing to this end, there are many who are flawed and have made mistakes who seek refuge from the Crown’s crusade.
In the town of Chaosgate, there lurks The Archduke.
No one knows or dares to question his royal lineage, he is the apprentice and herald to Lord Scythe.
The Archduke loathes the high moral standards practiced by The Crown, embracing the depravity and butchery of the more savage races, but he is not a fool. He is fully aware of the malice lurking within the gate. He seeks to somehow ally with the demons and with their combined might destroy the Crown Duchy, yet with every attempt, the Archduke is met with evil beyond even him OR Lord Scythe. His warriors sent into the gate, returned in pieces. Until he can one day find the secret to the gate and controlling it, he will abide by the towns prime law and fight the Creatures inside, even if he has to fight shoulder to shoulder with The Crown… For now.
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