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Granita

Clickable map of Granita
Khemit Rodinia Lucarcia Luxore City Ahnk Buto Rosetta The Nylle River The Lower Kingdom The Middle Kingdom The Upper Kingdom Lucar City Cansae Tunis Vacheron Providentia Selkie Frostgard The Head of Ursum The Spine of Ursum The Tail of Ursum Pontes Vacheron Lucar (Capital) Condate Providentia Sarnia Molesworth Petuaria Bannaventa Lemanae The Barrow Downs The Crags Coates Wood The Deadwood The Goblin Wood The Greenwood Wyre Forest Darkmoor Mere Marsh The Wildflow River Brakspear Castle Ravenspear The Sunken Fort Cansae Mamucium Tunis Manabas Ursum Ibini Granita Antissa Paradin Grunal Barusi The Verdant Palace Northern Ibini Southern Ibini Spilk Hillsend Epiedes Barusi Grunal Paradin Carmelo Aeer Eli Zaneth The Verdant Palace The River Ardeth The Church of the Light The Shack The Torrent The Manor House The Warehouses Church of the Light The Gull The Market Warehouses Church of the Light Favourable Zephyr Guild Office Smithy Market Place Warehouses Docks Church of the Light Drunken Mermaid Purple Parrot The Crafty Fox Warehouses Smithy Manor House Market Square Warehouse Church of the Light The Shining Light Tavern The Lighthouse Smithy The Manor House Warehouses and Docks The Church of the Light The Naja Tower The Barking Hound The Market Farside The Market Fisherman's Rest Church of the Light Warehouses The Cabin The Verdant Palace Selkie Frostgard Derketo Kelp Darken's Folly The Sahagu Inn The Frosthold Mountains Darken Downs Darken Woods Mithlond (Sanctuary) The Old Coast Road Iceflow River Littlebrook City Eastward Thistledelve Waymeet Ashtar Holytree Castle Fortuna Khazagrim Mount Macarack Abbey Dragon's Perch Sapporo Akihabara The Jagged Peaks The Furrowed Hills The Bandit Wood Deepwood Eldaran Southern Swamplands The Black Swamp The Barren Scrub Sylvandale Monastery of the East Winds Monastery of the North Winds Monastery of the West Winds Eastward Abbey Waymeet Abbey Newkeep The Empire of Rodinia The Empire of Honshu Marlek Nargastan The Jungles of Maya Athena Kiltland The Kingdom of Albion Mochica Tapirit The Wildlands The Great Desert Hishan Hawkmoon Ager Rodin City Rodinia Nubia Kurgan Weissland Dardania Elam Nung Semang Tana Toradja Ogre Province Naga Province Dragon Province Gryphon Province Sphinx Province Phantom Province Kirin Province Dominion City Elfhome Wetland City Westport Maard City Land's End City Smugglers Haven City Lakeside Bluff Pembrose City Woodend The Ruins of Gyal Elerelen Pinewood Murkwood Wetland Marshes Maard Uplands The Alley Leafy End Dreadwood Haven Plains Western Cliffs Sorcerer's Isle The Lake The Jagged Peaks Dominion Wetland Maard Pembrose Haven Land's End Elsir Vale Venusia Hommlet Frusina Herculaneum Savo Rodin City Messana Derona Londinium Tuscany Hills Lizard Marsh Devon's Holding Daggerfish Laughing Hollow Stormhaven Logazors Mine Jawa Silver Mines Sibu Jukai Kupang Otyugh Swamp Jawa Endau Marudi Roundwood Hills Roundwood Hills Worlds Edge Worlds Edge

Statistics

Category:Country
Location:Lucarcian Continent
Government:Lawless
Size:170 miles east to west by 110 miles north to south
Population:0 souls
Predominant Race:Human

Places of Interest

Towns:Coruba

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Overview

Around five hundred years ago, the House of the Sun and the Magenta House, both situated in the south eastern corner of the continent in the region known as Granita, grew increasingly competitive. They were engaged in some very advanced research which pushed the boundaries of reality and something went wrong. No one knows precisely which house was at fault, but in their efforts someone opened a gate to the Far Realm unleashing a devastating blight upon the lands. This blight was a plague of crawling insects, billions upon billions of them which crept out of the gate and simply consumed everything in their path. Only the sea would stop them. The infestation, which is now known as the Writhing Death, quickly destroyed the lands the two houses occupied, eating everything and anything in it's path, whether animal or vegetable. The whole population was simply devoured.

As this Writhing Death slowly advanced its way towards the rest of the Rainbow Empire the emperor called an emergency meeting of the heads of all 5 remaining Houses. There they laid their plans against it. But nothing they tried could stop this Writhing Death and each day billions more insects were pouring out of the still open gate to the Far Realm. Eventually it was realized that the only way to stop the Writhing Death devouring the whole continent was to bring together the might of the high magics of all five houses and shatter the lands. The high mages gathered in the citadel in Antissa and together worked the most powerful spells. Knowing that it would cost them and thousands of citizens of the Rainbow Empire their lives, the high mages shattered the lands causing a huge quake to strike the city of Antissa and the lands for miles around. The city subsided into the earth and the sea waters rushed into the gap left behind. And the effect split the continent, ripping it into four pieces, creating the Inner Sea and the Lucarcian Straits in the process. But the Writhing Death was stopped and the remainder of the empire saved.

A secondary group of high mages were sent to the location of the Gate itself, charged with closing it. They never returned, but the Gate appears to have been closed. A tidal wave crashed into the newly formed island of Granita and washed the Writhing Death into the sea. Perhaps the high mages who had gone to close the Gate perished in closing it, or perhaps they were washed away by the wave, either way the island itself was completely devastated with nothing left living there.

Since that day the island of Granita has remained desolate. Something in the Writhing Death poisoned the lands and nothing now grows here. Some contamination of the Far Realm still lurks over the lands, making the place strange and cursed. People who stay here too long report madness taking hold, and there are still abberations from the strangeness of the Far Realm stalking the lands. Perhaps the Gate was never properly closed and some connection with the Far Realm remains. Whatever the case, few people ever travel here any more and fewer still who do return unscathed.

Places of Interest

Coruba

Coruba is a port on Granita's west coast. The town is a place full of pirates and other criminals, and is almost sacred to them. Coruba is considered the last free port, which means that it is one of the few places in the Empire that is not under the control of the Guild of Master Merchants and Sea Farers. It was the base of the Pirate King, Nickolai Kester, until his defeat here recently.