The year is 1616, it is an evil year. Three centuries ago the god-king Belintar, the Pharaoh, unified the six nations of Kethaela into a single whole through his great magic. This land, the Holy Country, has been protected and prosperous throughout his reign. Now he is dead. This is not unusual, but this time he has failed to return with another body. The tournament of Luck and Death, where candidates for his revival compete was infiltrated by strange interlopers, assassins from the Lunar Empire, they whisper. Now the holy country stands leaderless and threatened on all four sides. In the west the Ditali barbarians led by their Warlord, Greymane, muster to pillage the rich lands of Esrolia. From the south, the living embodiment of Death, Harrek the Berserk and his wolf pirates have been spotted. From the north and the east the Lunar Empire gathers, eager to extend their grasp.
Now, in Autumn, the season of Earth, the children of an urban clan (sometimes called a house) in the city of Notchet, Jewel of the world and heart of Esrolia, prepare for their initiation into adulthood. In this trying time, Heroes will come to the fore, but not everyone can be a hero. For many, navigating the future and ensuring their personal prosperity and that of their kin will be challenge enough. Though for many Esrolians the future looks bleak now, Esrolia is a nation ancient and strong. It has weathered worse and prospered through it.
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