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Origin Stories

Post by etherial » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:13 pm

When creating your character, it's important to remember that Throal opened its gates only five years after the Elemental Clocks stopped -- and had been sending out scouting parties even earlier than that. Theran Envoys won't arrive in Barsaive for another 29 years. The Earthdawn had returned after its yearlong voyage having only opened two Kaers, and then failed to return from its second voyage. Contact with the world outside of Throal is essentially nonexistent, and all characters should have grown up in the Throal Kaer unless otherwise listed here.

While there are populated areas near to Throal where Namegivers may have survived in Kaers, this is a game of exploration. If you desperately want to play a Cathan/K'Stulaami/Tamer/Serpent River T'Skrang/Blood Elf/whatever, let us know and we'll see if we can seed a few rumors allowing PCs to explore and "unlock" those regions of Barsaive.

Throal Racial Composition Table

[table]
[tr]
[th]Race[/th]
[th]Population[/th]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Dwarf[/td]
[td]44%[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Elf[/td]
[td]7%[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Human[/td]
[td]15%[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Obsidiman[/td]
[td]handful[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Ork[/td]
[td]25%[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]T'skrang[/td]
[td]1%[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Troll[/td]
[td]8%[/td]
[/tr]
[tr]
[td]Windling[/td]
[td]handful[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]

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Re: Origin Stories

Post by etherial » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:14 pm

Obsidimen
The small handful of Obsidimen who weathered the Scourge within the Halls of Throal were all trapped away from their Liferocks and spent most of their time underground torpid from the long isolation.

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Re: Origin Stories

Post by etherial » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:14 pm

T'Skrang
Throal is large enough that some T'Skrang may have chosen to eschew the hibernation their people purchased from the Dragons, but most slept the Scourge away down with the Pale Ones or in unfinished sections of the Dwarfs' Kaer.

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Re: Origin Stories

Post by etherial » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:14 pm

Elves
A number of Elves weathered the Scourge in Throal. The Separation from Wyrm Wood was a shock to all, and many chose to stay in the largest Kaer in Barsaive in order to have sufficient Community to keep from succumbing to Longing for home.

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Post by etherial » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:15 pm

Humans
Many Humans found refuge from the Scourge in Throal, after their Kingdoms of Landis and Marrek were destroyed by war and infighting before the long night.

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Re: Origin Stories

Post by etherial » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:16 pm

Dwarves
The Dwarf Kingdom of Throal is the center of culture in Barsaive, and is home to thousands of Dwarves and countless other Namegivers as well.

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Re: Origin Stories

Post by etherial » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:20 pm

Windlings
Windlings love the company of other Namegivers and take up relatively little space (at least while sleeping) and made small homes and enclaves for themselves in the Halls of Throal and in Kaers throughout Barsaive.

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Re: Origin Stories

Post by etherial » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:23 pm

Orks
With their short life spans and fast breeding rate, Orks rapidly become a significant population in any community they live in.

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Re: Origin Stories

Post by etherial » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:40 pm

Trolls
Many of the Trolls of Ustrecht traveled North after their Kingdom collapsed, refusing the condescension of the Highland Trolls in favor of the condescension of the Subterranean Dwarves.

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