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Healers

Healers

from Parkstone’s The History of Damensea Since before the Stone Wars, healers have worn symbols of their craft. These symbols help patients identify them during times of need as well as protect healers from harm. In Calatini, healers wear torcs rarely removed from their necks, even in sleep. Apprentice healers wear silver torcs, while masters wear gold. The design of the terminals indicate a healer’s speciality. Healers without magic wear leaf torcs. The leaves symbolize a healer’s reliance on nature…

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The Mara Clans

The Mara Clans

from Parkstone’s The History of Damensea A fruit of the first Nightmara-Calatini Treaty, the mara clans were sent to guard the nightmara from other humans and were originally comprised of Calatini’s calvary and other likeminded volunteers. Although they had intended to build a large city in the middle of the Nightmara Plains, this idea was abandoned before the first building was constructed. Instead the humans named themselves the mara clans (derived by removing “night” from “nightmara”), split into thirteen clans…

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The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 3

The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 3

That evening, Adrian and I returned to the Queen’s stables, now full of nightmara. Nightwind eyed Adrian with suspicion. :Why has your husband come?: Recognizing the nightmara did not trust him to allow me to negotiate, I soothed, “As co-ruler, he wished to come in an advisory capacity.” Adrian performed a small bow. “If it pleases you, your majesty, I shall swear to address my comments strictly to Sarilee.” Nightwind nodded. :Very well.: With the nightmara and my husband silently…

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The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 2

The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 2

from Queen Sarilee’s diary early Fall 613 AF Adrian captured my mouth in a fierce kiss. “Sarilee, thank the Goddess! No one knew where you had vanished, and I was becoming concerned harm had befallen you.” Suppressing a yawn, I gestured toward the inky nightmara. “Nightwind, queen of the nightmara, merely wished to discuss a pact between our people.” Adrian straightened, his husbandly concern supplanted by his kingly mantle. “And Her Majesty thought she could accomplish that by kidnapping our…

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The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 1

The Nightmara-Calatini Treaty: Part 1

from Queen Sarilee’s diary early Fall 613 AF ‘Twas over a month ago, that I awoke from the most vivid dream of my life in completely unfamiliar surroundings. (My husband later told me that servants had seen me traversing the palace whilst asleep. I am still surprised I made it through Ormas unscathed, but perhaps nightmara magic protected me.) Although I had nary an inkling of where I was, I felt no fear as I gazed upon the inky mare…

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Elementalball

Elementalball

from Addison’s Guide to Sports and Games Developed in Calatini during the eigth century, elementball has been a popular game among the affluent since its creation and has recently spread to the common classes through sports halls and taverns. An alchemic witch developed the game to show his students the weaknesses of elemental magic in different environments. However, the game was so enjoyable one of his students marketed it to gentlemen at court and elementball became an instant success. Elementball…

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On Calatini’s Founding

On Calatini’s Founding

from Parkstone’s The History of Damensea Calatini, the large western kingdom south of the Walle and north of the Tsarkan Empire, is rich in fertile farmland and precious ores and gems. Because of its central position and extensive western coast, Calatini dominates the seas as well, so Damensea’s sea trade is centered at Ormas, Calatini’s capital city and largest port. Most inhabitants worship the Goddess, although some worship the Sea God or the Twins. Calatini was founded a millennium ago,…

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