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Lothern Introduction

October 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Lothern – capital of Ulthuan and seat of the Phoenix King. An isle situated in the Straits of Lothern that connect the Inner Sea to the Great Ocean. Strategically located, the isle-city commands the entrance to the Inner Sea with its crews of Lothern Sea Guards manning Repeater Ballistas on the high walls. Never has a foreign army set foot within its white walls or a foreign fleet sailed its Straits. Every citizen of the capital is a trained warrior of the Lothern Sea Guard. Any army foolish enough to break its strength on Lothern’s walls and defenders will turn the Straits of Lothern red with its blood.

Using the descriptions of the city I have access to and trying to work with the general shape Mythic has for the island behind the Shining Way fortress I have created my own adaptation of Lothern. Naturally in times of peace this city would fulfill the normal functions of a capital. There would be bankers, crafting merchants, armor vendors, trainers, the works! To anyone visiting the city it would be crawling with nobles elaborately garbed, seemingly defenseless and as the ripe fruit ready for picking. To the unseen eye all these nobles clad in silken cloth posed no threat, but should an army approach the walls of Lothern, then its peaceful populace would instantly transform into a host of the deadliest defenders. Naturally, the capital in times of peace would be accessible to players of an appropriate rank with quests and tasks to be achieved.

Lothern, the proud capital of the High Elves, seat of the Phoenix King is the target of Malekith’s jealousy. Burned by the flame of Asuryan when he tried to seize the Phoenix Throne, the Witch King has been eying the Phoenix Throne for centuries. Lauching an invasion of the island, Malekith has pit two rival houses against each other – House Uthorin and House Arkaneth. Approaching from the east, House Uthorin has breached the walls of Lothern first and now the forces of the Druchii flood the streets challenging her champions. Her white walls weep red tears of her defender’s blood. Lothern will not fall so long as there is but one defender within her walls and the Phoenix King lives. Read more…

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