History of Ferth
Must have Knowledge (History-Ferth)
- Year 79-The Choam Battle: A classic tale of a jealous man in love with a strong, independent woman, The Choam Battle began in Zell La Croix’s determination to secure the mutual love of his crush by rescuing her from her stifling existence as an heiress to the throne. After rescuing her, the Choam family releases their armies upon La Croix and the rebels that joined his cause simply to put an end to the tyranny. Mainoe Choam, the young heiress, falls in love with the rebel commander, leaving La Croix angry and alone, which resulted in his betrayal of the rebels and the capture of all those involved. Mainoe was burned at the stake, while the remainder of the rebels were imprisoned until a proper punishment could be devised. Young Nerinoe Choam rose to power when she came of age, and brought Ferth into a new meaning of tyranny, for she blamed the people for corrupting her sister.
- Year 126-Gallows of Isazus planned: Almost 50 years later, under the rule of Nerinoe Choam Grandsun-for she has married Isazus Grandsun-, the prisons were near overflowing due to the lack of imagination her enforcers had to devise punishments for her subjects. One night, in an interesting bout of fun, Nerinoe hung her husband in bed, the manner in which he struggled to his death being appealing to the queen. Therefore, in her late husband’s honor, Nerinoe had gallows constructed to dispose of her prisoners, and required the elites to attend every hanging.
- Year 133-Dragon smuggled into country: In the years of Asheal Grandsun Gittins’ reign, the young queen attempted to soften the harsh laws her mother put into place. One thing she was able to do was prohibit the smuggling of fantasy creatures into the land for arena fights. Despite her attempts, the smugglers paid her no mind, as she had no more harsh punishments, and simply raised the prices of their new wares. A renowned smuggler, by the name of Bronwyn, managed to capture a live, teenage black dragon, and bring it into Ferth. Appalled, Asheal confiscated said dragon and had it brought to the royal castle. This is how her son’s wife, Creryoci, became the Dragon rider Queen.
- Year 138-Creryoci of the Drof’s comes into power: Following the tragic death of the young Asheal and the laws preventing a prince to rule Ferth, Creryoci Drof Gittins became the Queen of Ferth. Creryoci was a young sorceress when the prince met her, and after the wedding, became bonded with the captive black dragon, Sivath the Clever. Using this dragon, Creryoci quickly gained control of a failing country, yet was still a gentle queen compared to some of her predecessors.
- Year 148-Cyclops used in an assassination: 10 years after the crown was passed on to Creryoci, a rebel group hired a cyclops to assassinate the queen. Although, because they used such an unintelligent creature, the cyclops killed the king instead, sending Creryoci into a rage.
- Year 154-the Arad invasion: After investigating the death of her beloved king and accumulating the forces necessary for absolute obliteration, Queen Creryoci the Dragon Rider demolished the tribe of Arad, killing every trace of their world, livestock, women, children, dwellings… nothing was safe from the widow queen. After the conquest, Creryoci returned home, handed her crown to her daughter Breenelle, released her dragon, and retreated into her chambers, poison in hand. Thus was the transfer of power to Breenelle Gittins Phrys.
- Year 162-Wyvern slain by famous adventurer: The rule of Breenelle Gittins Phrys was one of adventure and exploration. Mighty warriors were sent across the land to bring back trophies of their hunts for vast rewards. One such adventurer was one known as Bone Sword, who had brought back many of the pelts and magic items displayed in the queen’s personal collection. Her most prized item was the complete skeleton of a wyvern, brought to her by Bone Sword, which gave her so much joy, she demanded the adventurer marry her. Thus, Eiriol “Bone Sword” Phrys was admitted into the royal family.
- Year 171-Sudden price drop in cinnamon: After her marriage to Bone Sword, Breenelle discovered her beloved’s allergy to cinnamon. To prevent his tragic demise, she banned all cinnamon throughout the country, causing the vendors to drop their prices in order to flush out their wares and prevent their own prosecution.
- Year 175-Sprite smuggled into country: Despite the rewards for magical creatures, some smugglers were determined to make more money by bringing in goods under the table. Against all warnings, a foolish smuggler, Warpelt the Foolish, captured a sprite and brought it into Ferth. Not a single merchant, no matter how shady, would relieve Warpelt of his wares. Distraught and angry, Warpelt kept the sprite in horrid conditions and beat her on a regular basis. Eventually, the sprite starved to death, her skin cracked and peeling with blood oozing from her lips, toes, and fingers.
- Year 180-the Unending Plague: As retaliation for their lost sister, the sprites unleashed a curse upon Ferth to cause the same amount of pain and misery that was inflicted upon her, which came to be known as the Unending Plague. Crops and livestock had to be burned, while the people of Ferth had lesions on their skin which bled upon touch. The old, the sick, and the infants did not survive, including Queen Breenelle and her husband Eiriol. Having no daughters, the young prince, Niclas Phrys was forced to rule, forsaking the solely matriarchal government.
- Year 183-the 10 year Dodol Drought: Enraged by his brother’s stubbornness to refuse marriage, Prince Dodol murdered Niclas in order to bring his wife, Hywel Broderick Phrys, to power. Shortly after her ascent, the land was plagued with a drought, killing all trees, plants, and livestock. Due to Dodol’s genius, a purifying system was established for the ocean water to make it potable, thus saving the populace from certain death.
- Year 193-Faerie found mysteriously dead: After 10 years of drought, the land of Ferth was destined to become like Wiseri, a dry, devastated wasteland. In order to preserve her country, Queen Fanw Phrys Glines cast a spell over the land, freezing the earth and all that was below it. Unknown to the inhabitants, this spell would take the life of a fire faerie simultaneously. The unfortunate fire faerie was a furnace keeper at a local inn and suddenly dropped dead. To this day, the populace has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding this mysterious death. Due to the now frigid climate, most of the people to into or around the city of Leyber and abandoning all other settlements.
- Year 241-5 year Renaissance: Depressed by the drab white and grey surroundings, Queen Siany’s husband, Amser Poyner, proclaimed great rewards for any artisan who could bring joy into his wife’s heart. This spurred the great renaissance movement, which spanned over 5 years. Many great pieces of art were created during this time and were stored in the castle to brighten the queen’s environment. Unfortunately, after 5 years, the queen hung herself in the ancient Gallows of Isazus, thus ending the movement and bringing the princess, Tangwen, and her husband, Aeloud, into power.
- Year 247-Wall of Aeloud burned: Queen Tangwen was a weak queen, more interested in her birds than ruling the kingdom. Therefore, her position as queen was mostly ceremonial, appearing before her subjects as if the true ruler, but allowing actual decisions to be made by her husband, Aeloud Maddex. One of his first actions was to build a wall separating whom he considered the elite from the rest of the populace, forbidding any travel through this wall unless they were a part of the royal company. Enraged by the standards placed upon some portions of families, while others (wives, children, etc) had none, resulted in a rebellious group of “elite” and “commons” alike to set the wall ablaze. The entire rebel group was hanged, but the wall was not rebuilt.
- Year 251-15th Revolution: Again bored and angry with the matriarchal tyranny, a large rebel group known as the Fire Wasps, in honor of the burning of the Wall of Aeloud, rebelled against Queen Tangwen Poyner Maddex and her ways, although she was not in fact ruling the kingdom. Again enraged by their audacity, King Aeloud set out to squash the new rebellion, only to be assassinated in his royal carriage, along with the naive queen. Sad but emboldened by her parents’ demise, Mererid Maddex Seff, now queen of Ferth, killed every known or suspected rebel’s family first, then turned upon the group itself. Thus beginning the Blood Age of Queen Mererid.