Once a united kingdom under Arthur before the Fall of Camelot, the Hundred Realms are what stand after years and years of fighting amongst monarchs and generals: a huge multitude of realms, each with a different culture and way of life; some vying for supremacy, others simply trying to deal with the next ogre attack. It's said that no two realms are alike, and this is yet to be proven false.
Despite their differences, each Realm has maintained the need for:
While some Realms have stuck to the old religion, worshipping The God of Albion, others have devoted themselves to new (or arguably older) Gods, or forsaken religion entirely.
Presented here are all Realms, and their territories, that currently exist and are known.
Once a great, wide realm, now a single city shrouded in mystery. Camelot is still known as the home of the once King Arthur, Guinevere and their Knights. For many, it is also a holy place - the final connection of The God of Albion. It is assumed that the Knights still practice this old religion.
Realm Name: Albion
Monarch: King Arthur
Realm Adjective: Arthurian
People from Albion: Arthurians
Once known far and wide as the Kingdom of Fairwynn, a Realm of peace and prosperity, The Archane Kingdom of Algaroth is a relatively new Realm, born five years ago through bloody revolution. Now ruled over by the Grand Warlock Skarn who appeared as out of nowhere. The Algarothi reject the God of Albion and follow instead 'The Dread Axioms' which they proclaim will lead them to Supremacy.
Realm Name: Algaroth
Realm Adjective: Algarothi
People from Algaroth: Algarothi
How to flatter an Algarothi: Complement their Dark Majesty, Depravity and Ruthlessness; or be visibly afraid of them
How to insult an Algarothi: Call them weak, call them pretenders, question the legitimacy of their throne; denounce The Dread Axioms
Arkenholm was formerly a prosperous land, shimmering with the precious stones of its deep quarries - but in recent generations, with the shining mountain of Maenwen hollowed out to a shell, the whole realm has decayed. Even the lustre of Eternal Birkendene Forest seems to have faded, with rumours of bandits abounding.
A popular yearning to reclaim past glories has seen Queen Ceindeg the Bright swept into power, overthrowing the ‘corrupt’ and ‘ineffectual’ Lloyd the Dull. A year on, Caerarian's palace of shining spires gleams once more, as Arkenholm takes its first steps towards a new golden era.
Realm Name: Arkenholm
Monarch: Ceindeg the Bright
General: Ceindeg the Bright
Realm Adjective: Arkenish
People from Arkenholm: Arken ('the Arkens')
How to flatter an Arken: Say they shine, or are radiant or brilliant; imply they are a valuable asset to their Realm / cause
How to insult an Arken: Call them dull, tarnished, pretend/imitation; imply they are worthless to their Realm / cause
Auralia is a difficult land to survive in; friends and enemies may often be one and the same. The upper class stay in power through a combination of political alliances, powerful magic, and brutal assassinations of those who pose a risk; whether perceived or actual. The only time there is unquestioning loyalty from any of the citizens is when put at risk from other borders. The people of Auralia will fight for their Queen at any given opportunity, apparently through a fierce desire to gain her favour, but who knows the true motives of any Socialite.
Realm Name: Auralia
Monarch: Queen Desirae Morgannon
Realm Adjective: Auralian
People from Auralia: Auralian or Socialite
How to flatter a Socialite: Praise their intelligence, tell them the Queen is lucky to have them in her court, offer them a favour.
How to insult a Socialite: Laugh at them, imply they are missing the joke, question their country and Queen.
A tough, sparsely populated land, Barrowfell is home to scattered bandit clans and common folk trying to scrape a living. It is a place where people take what they want by force and those who wish to keep their land, property and livestock must be prepared to defend it. Though they may be strong, Barrovians are a superstitious people who fear the demons they believe haunt their lands from the sinister Shadow Woods to the peak of Mount Knoll where the Lord Crow rules from their mountain fortress.
Realm Name: Barrowfell
Monarch: Lord Crow
General: Lord Crow
Realm Adjective: Barrovian
People from Barrowfell: Barrovian
How to flatter a Barrovian: Praise their skill and strength, admire the size of their holdings.
How to insult a Barrovian: Suggest their success was due to luck, question their strength.
A thick forest surrounds the entire Realm, intermittently opening up within to reveal large glades that play home to the towns and cities of Cedunon. These glades remain isolated from the world outside but not from the monsters that lurk within the depths of the woods.
The stoic green knights patrol the forests, forcing their way through the undergrowth to maintain safe routes between glades. Their code teaches that even the mightiest oak must give way before them for they are saviours and defenders of the people. Their chant: “Purity. Nobility. Divinity” can be heard echoing throughout Cedunon's great forest.
Realm Name: Cedunon
Monarch: Queen Endellion
General: Micheil Dunaid
Realm Adjective: Ceddish
People from Cedunon: Ceddian
How to flatter a Ceddian: Heroic, resolute, righteous
How to insult a Ceddian: Weak willed, cowardly, ‘a willow’
Cerrid was formed where druidic tradition met northern determination. A culture proud of its strength and craft, they put these skills to use tending the land rather than waging war. The Cerrid are fascinated with astronomy, the constellation of the Enfield hanging over their realm. They have no army, instead seeing that every soul is armed and trained to defend their lands. The Monarch’s identity is a guarded secret, only 2 things are known outside of the realm, that they are female and go by the title, The Morrigan. “Work the Earth, Trust the Sky”
Realm Name: Cerrid
Monarch: The Morrigan
General: Ranger-General Faolan Valcrest
Realm Adjective: Cerridish
People from Cerrid: Cerridian
How to flatter a Cerridian: Complimenting the realms produce and craftwork, sharing an interest in the stars, having a knowledge of the lands of Cerrid
How to insult a Cerridian: Rejecting food offered, comparing Cerridians to Saxons, harming wildlife without purpose, insulting The Morrigan
The Kingdom of Cotswell is a proud and noble kingdom. The people are loyal to their Lords and Ladies who are loyal to the Queen, and the entire kingdom has a long and great history of honouring the noble and rewarding the brave. The land itself is made up of fertile hills and fields, with the great castle of Cotswell always visible in the distance. Cotwell is also one of the Realms that still follows The God of Albion on a larger scale.
Realm Name: Cotswell
Monarch: Avarad the Bold
General: Alberic Longinus
Realm Adjective: Cotswellian
People from Cotswell: Cotswellian
How to flatter a Cotswellian: Talk about their land, their courage and complement their armour and crests.
How to insult a Cotswellian: Insult their Lord, Lady or Queen. Insult their pride.
A place of sharp mountains, cold lakes, and heather filled glens. The woods are as dark, deep and unfathomed as the seas off the rocky, island spotted coast. The weather is harsh, but the people are welcoming and resourceful. Magic is valued and respected here, as are old folk traditions.
Realm Name: Fiobha
Monarch: Muireall MacRòn
Realm Adjective: Fiobha
People from Fiobha: Fiobha
How to flatter a Fiobha: Remark on their independence and self sufficiency; ask about their totem animal, and compliment the ways in which they embody its virtues
How to insult a Fiobha: Mock their totem animal; refuse or insult their hospitality
Against the relentless advance of Melltith forces, one territory stood against them: their anger burning bright within them, and vengeance in their hearts. Fury has awoken.
Realm Name: Fury
Realm Adjective: Furious
People from Fury: Furies
How to flatter a Fury: Unknown
How to insult a Fury: Unknown
The thriving realm Halrgardr rose quickly under the leadership of a young queen immediately following the Fall of Camelot. All with good in their hearts are welcome in Silfrfold. The Shining City became a beacon for heroes and adventurers and all of the tradecrafts that support them. Halrgardians are welcoming and generous people, but dangerous if crossed.
The wolves of The Howling Forest rarely trouble welcome travellers and the trees eventually give way to a large lake that seems to glow softly green in shade or moonlight.
The realm is strongly in support of Arthur and makes an effort to trouble the Saxons.
Realm Name: Halrgardr
Monarch: Freyrna Mijadottir
Realm Adjective: Halrgardian
People from Halrgardr: Halrgardian
How to flatter a Halrgardian: Tell a story of their heroic deeds, ask for their help
How to insult a Halrgardian: Imply they couldn’t or wouldn’t help those in need.
An idyllic realm with peaceful forests sprawling at the base of fertile mountain valleys. Legion has had a history of fielding huge armies in aid of the realm’s interests but this has died down in recent years. Majestic walled settlements are commonplace due to this martial history. Wide roads allow easy travel through these immaculately clean and tidy cities. The common populace are incredibly busy and don’t have time to meet with travelers very often. In fact wanderers usually do business amongst themselves in front of the plethora of “out for lunch - back in 10 minutes” signs.
Realm Name: Legion
Monarch: Griselda Kyngeston
General: Robert Kyngeston
Realm Adjective: Legionary
People from Legion: Legionnaire
How to flatter a Legionnaire: Praise their cities or their armies. Praise their leaders (if talking to a normal citizen)
How to insult a Legionnaire: Imply the glory of the Realm has faded, cast doubts on their words
Divided into 3 main settlements, each built around a great college. Learning is prioritised above all else and those students who show arcane talent are held in highest esteem in their colleges and in the community. Those without this talent, are assigned different societal roles upon graduation, with the smartest assigned teaching positions in the colleges (whose faculties double as local governments and military officers) and the dimmest assigned to manual jobs
Realm Name: Mayga
Monarch: Finnegan Lunar
General: Finnegan Lunar
Realm Adjective: Maygian
People from Mayga: Maygan
How to flatter a Maygan: Invite them to perouse your book collection and borrow anything they like
How to insult a Maygan: Refuse the offer of borrowing a book from them, or insulting their robes.
Ancient dark forests surrounding several small mountains. A sulphurous mist flows from the mountains drenching the forest floor in a thick blanket. The realms inhospitable nature has lead to a tough, pragmatic people who value strength gained through trials and tribulations. Those in the realm who have overcome the daily struggles which keep the attention of most residents generally turn their attention to uplifting others, crafting bespoke trials for the less fortunate. Magic, and especially the ability to craft curses, tends to be well respected in the realm due to its philanthropic applications.
Realm Name: Melltith
Monarch: Myffanwy the Wise
General: Ffion the Dragon
Realm Adjective: Mellian
People from Melltith: Mellian
How to flatter a Mellian: Note their effort in overcoming challenges, their cunning in everday life, or their wealth of experience.
How to insult a Mellian: Imply that they have not/would not make an effort, would be afraid to try or to act.
The Realm of Nelaria was thick with forest. Great oak trees stood taller than anything in the realm, except the peaks of the towers of the castle. The people were accustomed to living in and amongst the trees, and it was generally considered easier to traverse their branches than to walk on the ground. “Groundwalker” was an insult, used to describe those who lack the finesse to leap from branch to branch, as well as the criminals who prefer to use the darkness from the tree-cover to conduct illicit affairs.
Nelaria was conquered completely by Svobodaskein and Melltith in the first year after Camelot's reopening.
Realm Name: Nelaria
Monarch: Princess Ganamede
General: Erek Wildtalon
Realm Adjective: Nelarian
People from Nelaria: Tree-Jumpers
How to flatter a Tree-Jumper: Bring them gifts from the highest treetops, bring them feathers from the most delicate of birds, complement their poise and dexterity.
How to insult a Tree-Jumper: Bring them mud, or animals from the ground. Call them a Groundwalker
Penmortid is a stretch of high cliffs, sheltered coves and dotted islands, balmy and rugged, consisting of Lysmalan (the realm's clifftop capital), Antewyn (a stretch of dunes with numerous fishing villages), and Desadberta (once a separate realm, recently subsumed into Penmortid following the betrayal of its people). Penmortid is the home of the Glorious Damned (or Fortune's Fucked, as they sometimes refer to themselves), a horde of pirates with a devil-may-care attitude and a love of poetry and adventure. The Glorious Damned take pride in their reputation for being cursed with bad luck - as far as they’re concerned, luck is for those who can’t get by on skill alone. Ancestor worship is ubiquitous throughout Lysmalan and Antewyn, and each pirate's surname alludes to a famous ancestor.
Realm Name: Penmortid
Monarch: Kenwyn Arverus
General: Kaswallon Setana
Realm Adjective: Damned / of the Damned
People from Penmortid: Damned / of the Damned
How to flatter a Damned: Compliment their poetry, be pissed off at their antics, call them unlucky.
How to insult a Damned: Suggest they got by on luck rather than despite it.
A very small realm, the only town of any note is Hamptonborough in the Middle Riding. Populated by simple farmers and craftspeople, they tend to keep themselves to themselves. The South Riding is more sparsely populated than the Middle Riding, and has more rugged geography with craggy hills and heather uplands. The bandit hills to the north (once known as the North Riding) are a dangerous place to be.
Realm Name: The Ridings
Monarch: Jeremiah Gubbins
Realm Adjective: Rider
People from The Ridings: Rider
How to flatter a Rider: Compliment their workmanship/craft/practical competency.
How to insult a Rider: Imply they have a monarch.
Rhyfel is an old land, with an ancient legacy. It is known for being steeped in magic, for its obsession with stories, its reverence of the God of Albion, and for its outspoken support for Arthur and all others who stand against evil. The Glimmering Vale is a place full of light and rich bounties, the Whispering Mountain echoes with tales of heroes past, and the Fields of Strife bear memories of too many historic battles. It is neither a populous nor a wealthy land, but one of expansive beauty, deep wisdom, and generally safe harbour.
Realm Name: Rhyfel
Monarch: Queen Arianwen
General: Cadfan app Caradoc
Realm Adjective: Rhyfellian
People from Rhyfel: Rhyfellians
How to flatter a Rhyfellian: Respect their ancient role in the struggle against evil, listen to their tales.
How to insult a Rhyfellian: Call their tales boring, accuse them of blood magic.
The forest thins out and a huge, dark fortress emerges. Skulls often adorn walls, which are labelled with huge signs written in blood, with anti-Arthurian messages such as “King No More” and “CAMELOT FALLS”. Saxons are brutish, ill-mannered, and warlike. They still revel in their victory over Camelot, and are rumoured to have designs to make the rest of the Hundred Realms kneel before them.
Realm Name: Saxon Lands
Realm Adjective: Saxon
People from Saxon Lands: Saxons
How to flatter a Saxon: Submit, or bring them tribute.
How to insult a Saxon: Imply they are subservient to anyone who isn't a Saxon.
The Spires is a realm named for its churches, each erected in praise to the Most Perfect Aspirant, a God of Power and Perfection. The Church teaches that the Aspirant is the spirit of perfection, and that those who die find themselves close to the Aspirant upon death; the more the deceased excelled in life, the closer they reside to the most perfect being.
In general, the Aspirants consider self-improvement a moral necessity above all others. Their farmers must be the very best farmers, their warriors must train to never fall. To insinuate that someone could not improve, or is already perfect, would deny an Aspirant the chance to become closer to their deity.
Rumours persist that the Aspirants make use of strange servitors for work which their people will not, citing that work outside of ones field of aspiration is not holy, and insisting that performing those necessary tasks by any means is therefor acceptable.
Realm Name: The Spires
Monarch: Archon Iolaus
General: Archon Iolaus
Realm Adjective: Aspirant
People from The Spires: Aspirants
How to flatter an Aspirant: Tell them that “They have gotten better” or improved at what they do. Tell them “You are on a path to becoming one of the best X in the hundred realms”
How to insult an Aspirant: Praise them without qualification
Stratiotora is a militaristic nation, with conscription and mandatory service for all citizens. They pride themselves on never retreating, and always being willing to face their foes in open combat. They’re brave and honourable and are very forthright and direct. Their land is rich in metal, as well as agriculture as all work for the whole. Five years ago their King began his ascension to Godhood, which has greatly pleased the people. Not known for having mages.
Realm Name: Stratiotora
Monarch: The Soon To Be God, Xenocrates
General: The Advocate
Realm Adjective: Stratiotorian
People from Stratiotora: Stratiotorian
How to flatter a Stratiotorian: Praise their forthrightness, respect their honour. Call it dedication rather than stubbornness.
How to insult a Stratiotorian: Lie, be duplicitous, imply that they’re lying or being duplicitous. Accuse them of being stubborn (they are).
A wet, misbegotten land of eery marshes and unending mudlands, Svobodaskein has been without formal monarchy or power structure since the collapse of Arthur’s rule. In its place, a tenuous alliance of village elders and local barons seek advice from a mysterious authority dwelling deep within the marshes of Thousand Drownings.
Svobodans are fiercely independent and individualistic. They reject all claims to hereditary power, and despise the vanity of titles and other such trappings of unearned authority. Lacking a formal military, willing freefolk band together as equals to repel invaders.
Realm Name: Svobodaskein
General: Caitlin Zweihander
Realm Adjective: Svobod
People from Svobodaskein: Svobodan
How to flatter a Svobodan: Praise their independence and autonomy, and engage them as equals
How to insult a Svobodan: Demand fealty, show subservience or question their self-sufficiency
There are more Realms than can feasibly be counted, and as such new Characters are welcome to be from an existing realm or to create their own along with their three starting territories.