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  • First and Forsaken Lion

    The First and Forsaken Lion is considered by the few scholars who seem to know much on the topic to be the chief threat among the [[Deathlords]]. That said, his activities in Creation itself have been very limited until the past few years, when his [[ …

  • Deathlords

    Not much is known inside of Creation about the Deathlords; perhaps scholars of the [[Underworld]] could provide more insight, but few in Creation have the skill to regularly communicate with them. According to [[:chiul | Chiul's]] research, the …

  • Disquieting Gardener

    The Disquieting Gardener is a [[Deathlords | Deathlord]] that has rather broken from the mold of his brethren, by opening diplomatic channels to a number of his mortal neighbors. The Republic of Chaya was the first to make contact with him, and has …

  • deathknight

    A deathknight appears to be an essence-user in service to one of the [[Deathlords]]. Beyond that its meaning is unclear; some appear to be the most literal meaning, armed warriors in service to death itself, while others appear much more civilized and act …

  • the Neverborn

    The Neverborn are those [[Primordials]] who were slain by the forces of the [[Incarnae]]. When they died, their names were lost, and [[Creation]] struggled and warped to reincarnate beings who were never supposed to die, who were bigger than the world …

  • Eye and Seven Despairs

    One of the [[Deathlords]], his lair is called [[Coldhouse]], inside of the nation of [[Harborhead]]. He has kept to himself for over a century, but recently made some diplomatic ventures through his servant [[:ash-fell-heavy-on-the-moor-that-day | Ash …

  • Bodhisattva Annointed by Dark Waters

    A [[Deathlords | Deathlord]], and the ruler of the [[Skullstone Archipelago]]. He rules the nation with an iron grip from his lair/capital, [[Onyx]]. Widely considered to be the third strongest naval force in the [[West]], behind [[House Peleps]] and the …

  • Mask of Winters

    The Mask of Winters shocked [[Creation]] when, a little over a decade ago, his armies took the city of [[Thorns]] in an open attack, the first of its kind and scale launched by one of the [[Deathlords]]. He has ruled from there ever since, and rumors …

  • Old Fire

    [[File:382092 | class=media-item-align-none | ghost_town_by_iidanmrak-d5hnnq9.jpg]] The Old Fire is a [[Shadowlands | shadowland]] to the west of [[Pyr'al-aih | Pyr'al-aih]]. At sunrise and sunset one sees a massive army encampment of the late [[ …

  • Underworld

    The Underworld is a plane of existence connected to and yet separate from [[Creation]]. It is a dark mirror held up to Creation, and geographically it looks the same. The landscape is gray and shadowed, and the waters have a bottomless black depth. It is …

  • The Thousand

    [[File:409711 | class=media-item-align-none | 3a55c018696c44ccbd79fdf827aa4a34_source.jpg]] The mountain stronghold of the [[First and Forsaken Lion]], hidden somewhere in the [[Cinderpeaks]].

  • Shadowlands

    Shadowlands are bridges between [[Creation]] and the [[Underworld]]. Typically they are created around places where many people died.

  • The Shroud

    The Shroud is a [[Shadowlands | shadowland]] island in the [[Tsu-Dian-Pei]], and home to the [[Temple of Do-Tsu-No]]. The island is frequently although seldom eagerly visited by sailors of the Sandsea, who wish to honor their fallen comrades, particularly …

  • Temple of Do-Tsu-No

    A long hall made of black and gray marble columns forms the temple proper. At the end of the hall is a fountain of flowing sand, into which sailors throw their offerings to [[:do-tsu-no | Do-Tsu-No]]. There the priests also consult with those who have …

  • Bishop of the Chalcedony Thurible

    One of the [[Deathlords]], he is generally considered the most religious of his fellows. He often wanders the [[Shadowlands | shadowlands]] as an itinerant monk, sometimes offering travelers counsel, sometimes devouring them. He is said by some to be …

  • Walker in Darkness

    One of the [[Deathlords]], the Walker in Darkness has strained diplomatic relations with the [[Confederation of Rivers]]. His lair is a former cathedral to the [[Unconquered Sun]], on which he has built minarets of basalt that now tower over the [[ …

  • Epiphany in Crimson

    One of the [[Deathlords]], she dwells in the far [[North]], wandering the icy [[Shadowlands | shadowlands]] called [[Wendigo]] with her cannibal band of followers.

  • No-Name

    The moniker given to the [[Deathlords | Deathlord]] whispered to serve the [[First and Forsaken Lion]]. She has been seen only once by mortal eyes, at the Battle of Yonshadd, where she crushed a [[House Cathak | Cathak]] [[Wing | wing]].

  • Do-Tsu-No

    Known to have held essentially the same position for as far back as the [[First Age]], he has little patience or understanding of the games of power that other gods, such as [[:ahlat | Ahlat]] or [[:yu-tian | Yu-Tian]] play.

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