The World of Eliair
The largest of the countries of Lycus, Erendor is the combination of the Damascan colonies of Lydera and the Kitsune and Nagaji kingdoms. After the First Baron Wars the colonies of Lydera were established to keep watch over the Drow and Necromancers to the south, and during the Second Baron Wars Lyderan troops were recognized repeatedly for their prowess on the open fields. After reaching an agreement with the Kitsune and Nagaji, however, the Lyderans waged a bloody civil war against Damasca to gain their independence. Renaming their land Erendor, they established a strong society of horse lords, all swearing fealty to the High King of Erendor. Erendor is best known for its cavalry skill, as Cavaliers and Samurai alike are trained in the arduous art of war on the open fields.
Government: Feudal Monarchy
Head of State: High King Eordan the Swift
Capital City: Yōjinbukai jōkaku, the Watchful Citadel
Racial Diversity: Primarily Human and Kitsune, Nagaji are common, some orcs, few others.
Primary Alignment: Neutral Good. From the flames of their revolution the people of Erendor seek to hold the honor they have and to promote a way of life dedicated to the destruction of evil. However their years of living under Damascan rule leave them wary of their lords becoming too powerful.
- Riddermark – You were born to the army of your local Horse Lord, and were trained from a young age in the handling of mounts in battle. You gain a +2 trait bonus to Ride checks, and Ride is always a trained skill for you.
- Blade on a Stick – You received extensive training in spear fighting, Erendor’s national weapon. You gain a +1 trait bonus to confirm critical hits with any spear-like weapon, including halberds, lances, glaives, and tridents.
The Kitsune Kingdoms
The kingdoms of the Kitsune are located in northern Erendor, near the border with Fysin. These well cultivated lands have housed the warrior Kitsune for generations, and their samurai are feared throughout the world. After the founding of Erendor the Kitsune swore fealty to the Horse Lord immediately, feeling a kinship with the riders who fought Damasca’s laws and won. They even offered their capital city of Yōjinbukai jōkaku to be the seat of the Horse Lord after the original capital of Eredas was burned down by the Barons.
- Rider of Yōjinbukai jōkaku – Training to defend the lands of Erendor, especially the most sacred capital, has given you a warrior’s spirit like no other. You gain +2 hit points at first level.
- Kitsune Favor – As a member of the kitsune, or else a close friend of many of them, you’ve learned quickly how to stay on their good side. You gain a +1 bonus to diplomacy checks involving kitsune.