In ancient times, the Great Kingdoms of the West joined together under the banner of the Xysian League. This mighty alliance, dedicated to peace and the advancement of knowledge, dominated the region for hundreds of prosperous years.But then, centuries ago, came the Black Wave.In the wake of this cataclysmic disaster, the members of the League turned against each other, fighting like dogs over the scraps of civilization. Wars between the Kingdoms of Berennia, Myrne and Fincourde raged back and forth across the vast frontiers in a seemingly endless cycle of violence. Endless, that is, until three years ago. In the 988th year of the Rebirth, a ragtag alliance of frontier folk, indigenous tribes and entrepreneurs joined forces to found The Witchgrave Covenant… a new nation, conceived in equality and dedicated to the ideals of freedom and opportunity for all. But, only a few years later, these high-minded principles are tested on all sides by greed, bigotry and violence, compounded by the ferocious beauty of the resource-rich wilderness itself.Now the inhabitants of this land must struggle to find their place in this grasping, pitiless world, and prove themselves worthy to be called Children of the Covenant.
Jeffry Glazer (Steve)Protector Aasimar Cleric(Life Domain)A medical prodigy from a young age, Jeff began manifesting curious abilities in his teenage years. With these powers came strange dreams and visions of a distant mountain, which Jeff felt were messages from an ancient divine power. In Matêba, Jeff’s homeland, divine magic and the worship of higher beings is strictly outlawed. Thus Jeff, troubled by what his dreams and abilities might mean, thought it best to leave. Taking up study at the University of the Five Virtues in Endrallion, Jeff quickly impressed the local faculty with his medical knowledge and healing skills. Before long, he was sent out to further his education at one of the University’s field hospitals, a small clinic attached to a refugee encampment called Camp Eltimar. The work is hard and thankless, yet spiritually rewarding. However, all the work in the world cannot drown out the strange Voice of the Mountain which calls to him in the night.Platan (Alex)Rural Gnome Wizard(School of Conjuration)Long before the founding of the Covenant, before the coming of the Myrne and back into the mists of forgotten lore, Platan’s people have called the Guirnam Forest home. Beneath the trees, they practice the rites long forgotten by the rest of the world; ancient magics steeped in the Pentacine traditions of the Xysian League, thought lost nearly a millennium ago.But now, this ancient vigil is threatened by outside forces. Settlers, vagrants, slavers and crooks have come to this land, seeking to claim its secrets and its riches for their own. Platan knows the ancient ways by heart, including the all important tenet, “Hide if you can, fight if you must”. But there is nowhere left to hide.But why fight alone when you can ‘befriend’ powerful allies to help you out? Peg (Kerry) Dunnic Dwarf Druid(Circle of the Moon) Peg was born in the frigid dwarven mountain hold of Dun Cerlin in the far north of the Covenant. In her youth she sought any excuse to escape the stony halls of her ancestors and would commandeer the family mule and wander for hours through the alpine meadows and glacier fields of the Tothenberg. There, she would catalogue the delicate plants and harvest cuttings and roots to bring home for further study.It was on one of these rambles that Peg fell into a crevasse, shattering her leg. Peg knew she would likely die before anyone found her, but the trusty mule Albert had other ideas. Travelling back to the Hold alone, the mule returned with anxious rescuers to save her.Since that day, Peg has been forced to walk with a staff. But her twisted leg has not stopped her from building a tidy business based just outside Camp Eltimar. Now, as well as trading unique and rare herbs across the Covenant and beyond, Peg raises quality mules and still dotes on Albert, who now is so old, even his ears droop.
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