An introduction to the world of Argellath

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a prologue to my first book, a quardilogy of the series of Royal Lines.
This is merely just a presentation and a first look of the book. If you want me to send any images or the whole pdf file message me and we'll work iz out. Hope you like it :)

Submitted: July 10, 2019

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Royal Lines:

The Beginning of time

 

Migration of the Yordies

Argellath is the entire world.

It is a vast land which at it's narrowest point stretches over more than five hundred miles from the Old Ocean on the east to the western sea.

Three races inhabit the land: the northern, dark skinned mountain breed Yordies inhabit the tablelands of Darkland, dense wood higlands of Sledge and the cold hills of Garlin. They are descendants of the southern Yoorad tribe who took refuge in the highlands after the eastern tribes started pillaging the land.

The eastern race were the numerous Zinidar tribes who crossed the southern wasteland and started pillaging the area. With their pale skin and dark eyes they settled and later founded Enkartom as the capital of Sindor.  

The third race, the yellow skinned and dark haired people inhabit the inane Bloodland hills on the south. They are the descendants of one of the Zinidar tribes.

The province of Sledge is a dense woodland area which is surrounded by the Worhan Great Wasteland on the east and the sandy beaches by the coast of Dredgred on the west. Their southern and eastern border has only two entries using the passes between the mountains. The Yordies that live in the small valleys between the hills are mostly dark skinned stubborn highland warriors that rely on their heavy crafted weapons. They don't have paved roads and their economy depends solely on Darkland, who exports food in exchange for defence. The capitol is Solarik, where three chiefs rule. A small percentage of local farm mostly feeds the army situated nearby them.  They train their warriors to endure the harsh conditions of the impervious woodlands led by the clans, elite warrior families that stand proud of their heirtage of the first warrior Yordies.

Darkland is a tableland province surrounded with the impervious mountains of Sledge on the south, sharp stone cliffs on the west and dense snowy hills on the east that border with Garlin.  After the tribes of Yoorad settled here, they threw their warrior nature and started farming the rich dark land. With their economic wealth they feed the other two provinces in exchange for border defense. The main city Hellkar Haran is located on the western side of the tablelands, right next to numerous springs that feed the land. Their petite army only serves as a military police to protect the peace so their chiefs are mostly economists, not warriors.

Garlin is the last province of the Yordi Alliance. Located on the far north, it is inhospitable for the most of the poeple of Argellath. The winters are fierce, with blizzards that can last weeks. The few Yordies that live there built their cities in canyons and valleys between the frozen hills. Summers are a little warmer with a lot of rain and the people herd sheep and whitehair cows. The capitol Sangomes, practically a canyon filled with people, is located near the Southern boarder with Sledge and serves as the home of the chief that they pick through a ritual. Adventurers who wanted to know what's on the far north got trapped by the ever lasting winter. Garlin ice warriors are dark skinned warriors dressed in sheepskin or whitehair cow hide without any regular army. In Garlin, all of the Yordies rise to war, which is widely considered by the other provinces to be a great declaration of bravery. On the west through Hells pass Darkland delivers them food and on the east they border with Whilomland through the icy hills.

Sindor is the largest province in Argellath and leads in the number of soldiers and civilians. On the east it borders with the Great cliff, on the South with the Black canyon and the wastelands of Bloodland.Their province strecthes from east Garlin, borders with Sledge on the north and finishes at the Xaloner peninsula, where they later built the Cralan harbour that built the ships who sailed to and discovered Faladiuna, the Land Over The Sea. The people mostly farm the land and have large scaled vineyards. Their cities are grand castles that host noblemen who run the province. Twelve noble families serve the Argons, a descendant family of the Argoner royal tree. Their army is superior in any way; they have the Black war cavalry, heavy armoured horses with whom they once conquered all of Argellath. Alongside with the war cavalry, they have heavy armoured spear infantry units . The secret of their superior armor is in the black iron ore that they mine from the Black canyon.

Whilomland is a province of eastern Garlin inhabited by force. To settle the riots that occured while under occupation, Sindor populated the area with one of the remaining tribes of Aurhar who mixed with the locals and became the dominant race. The people are yellow skinned descendants of the Zinidars, but with bloodlines from the Yordies.

 

The rise and fall of the kingdom of Sindor

The kingdom of Sindor started with the arrival of king Argoner on the throne of Enkartom, and with the declaration of war to the northern tribes. In a fierce war that took many lives, king Argoner declared that the only one true kingdom is Argellath, and that all of the provinces must obey the one king. A kingdom that is only half the land is not a kingdom but merely a farm  are the words carved in stone at the walls of Enkartom. The kingdom expanded, reaching  all of Argellath when the northern provinces lost the First Province War. The death of king Argoner took a toll on the land and rebellions set off, with fires destroying whole cities. The heir, young prince Ronon, took his fathers position and silenced the riots.

After more than three hundred years, the warrior clans of Sledge united in a rebellion that started a new era. Separated from the kingdom, the northern provinces formed the Yordi Alliance and started the Second province War which ended freeing the north and signing a non-agression pact. 

After two hundred years of relative peace, the Argoner bloodline weakened and the provinces started applying different policies. An open trade agreement between the kingdom of Sindor and the northern provinces was signed, and Sindor ended the royal reign, forming a noble counsil that ruled the land. Whilomland and Bloodland remained as parts of Sindor, and the far descendant noble family Argon took the ruling of the land. A hundred years of peace passed.


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