A Very Brief History of Corvel
Here is a map of Corvel.
It is written in the beginning, there was only Creator in the heavens, and Rai in his fiery chair. And into the void Creator spat, and the endless sea was formed with Deyeus as its master. And into the sky above the water Creator blew a single word, and the wind was made real. Hausha was its mistress, and her husband, Zoen, was lord of the storm. First came the creatures of the sea and of the air, and then the great dragons, who sought dominion over the creatures in both realms. It is said Creator made the land to rise from the ocean's depths, and put upon it two guardians; Deain, god of mountains, and Dalah, the earth mother. And a long history of bargains, of wars, of promises and trickery did ensue. The elder gods of the world called this place Nia, and mortals still speak the name with neverence. For it is here they dwell among the works of gods and men, of champions and of villains, among the wondrous creatures and mystic places, caught in an eternal struggle between Order and Chaos.
-The Tarnia, Chapter I
Over a thousand years ago a great alliance was made between a number of small kingdoms. Barlo I, also known as Barlo the Just and later as St. Barlo, united humans and elves together against a great horde of invading Chaos creatures. This battle raged for two and a half decades in the frigid northlands before forces of evil were defeated and dispersed. This confederation stayed together and the Kingdom of Corvel was born.
Since that time Corvel has battled foes on all fronts and from within. Corvel has always managed to endure these struggles. Their greatest enemies have been the Kilmoorians across the Sea of Courage, and the savage Goblin Tribes to the north. Dozens of wars and hundreds of skirmishes have happend over the course of a thousand years. It is a testament to the resilience of the people of Corvel that they still endure.
Most recently King Cedric the Second has been assassinated by agents of Kilmoor and by traitors within his government. Another horrific war is just about to again roll across the landscape, sky, and sea . . .