By Tooth And Claw Dragons
World of Millirand
Darklands Jes're'en Noktureesah Rhidora Sudr'lund

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Realm of Dragons

An ancient Realm, once proud and powerful, and the original home of the great Dragon Royals. Now however, devastating wars in the past, and the splitting of the Ten, have resulted in a fallen Realm given in to despair. The once-mighty dragons have been reduced to a bare minimum, and the various kingdoms have turned their focus on their own personal matters. However, despite that, Millirand remains a Realm of beauty, mystery, and magic.

A shadow of its former glory, forever scarred by the horrible wars in its turbulent past. Once home of the Ten before their split and the creation of the Felnova, the Five who remained on Millirand have long since withdrawn from the affairs of the Realm.

Common Knowledge

Here is a listing of factions, native species, fauna and flora that can commonly be found in this Realm. Keep in mind, however, that these are not the only things that may be found within Millirand; different groups may travel, many species can be found abroad, and flora/fauna can be transferred with ease.

Mage Order
Centaur Dragon Dwarf Elf Faerie Gargoyle Giant Kamine Leviathan Mimic Minotaur Morra Nanook Pegasus Reguli Shriekan Snakekind Tca'ier Unicorn Yiboril
Common Fauna Common Flora
Realm Connections

The Markers of Millirand, responsible for the Realm's connection to the Void, and to its balance, Lizzarkyth, stand in Jes're'en, as befits the former kingdom of the great Dragon Royals, hidden away in remote locations and protected by powerful Guardians and spellcraft.

Millirand Marker Locations ::
Marker 1
Guardian: TBA; Marker destroyed.
Location: Deep within Zion; hidden inside the dwarven mines.
Marker 2
Guardian: Nakuya; a violent ice dragoness.
Location: At the tip of the northern pole; locked away in a canyon as deep as the Void. Light doesn't exist at the bottom where it lay.
Marker 3
Guardian: Yunai; an ancient avian she-mage.
Location: At the very tip of Angel's Peak, hidden by thick illusion. Protective spells wreath around it like the mist that covers the forest below.
Marker 4
Guardian: Gaziael; a water elemental of great power..
Location: Beneath the western ocean, at the base of an active volcanic trench. Protected from heat and corrosion by spells wreathed by each preceding guardian through many, many years.




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Space and Stars

Millirand Constellations click on the link above to learn about this Realm's constellations!

Millirand is known for its beautiful, shimmering Realm stars, that often have auras of silvers, blues, and golds. Starcharts are a frequent find in many of its markets, and most of the stars within its Sphere are fixed in positions that do not move. Void stars can faintly be seen and many scholars in Millirand have attempted to map the movements of Void hydras with these, though it is debatable if it has ever been successful or not.

Two moons and a single sun grace the skies of Millrand; the sun, Solari, has long been held sacred to the ancient dragon Court, and many tales surround its beautiful golden rays. One moon shines silver, and is called the moon of ice, I’zyk Lunari; the other shimmers gold, and is called the moon of fire, Fyraen Lunari.

Unique of all the Realms, the energy closest to the Veil is colored an odd, glinting gold, where the nebulous energy (normally colored purples and blues) touches the border of the Sphere itself. Almost electrical patterns may streak across this distant surface, unnoticed by all but the keenest of watchers, who may see such depths into the far-distant heavens.


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Timezones
1. Darkcoast time. 2. Apsinth time. 3. Einartoft time. 4. Asgard time. 5. Rift time. 6. Vrysinas time. 7. Ki-Lia time. 8. Noktureesah time.

This Realm's day/night cycle is split into eight distinct timezones, named for a notable city or landmark in that zone to differentiate from others in common speech. These timezones are split into eight sections due to time of day to avoid using numbered hours. They are as follows: dawn, midmorning, noon, afternoon, dusk, night, midnight, and predawn. Read more about the timezones on the time page and the current conditions thread.

The passage of time on Millirand is marked by the passage of the Realm's bright sun, Solari. While the hours of day and night are readily tracked, the two moons are an uncommon sight when seen in the sky together. Occasionally, Fyraen Lunari will rise before Solari, bringing a false dawn, while I'zyk Lunari will linger after sunset, causing a false dusk.

Home to the Millirandian Five, Millirand has occasionally been subjected to the passage of its time and day/night cycle being briefly altered. While Time and Lyfe do not dwell in Millirand for long, the other greater gods are capable of making brief changes to befit their own ends. Millirand is the third most common to have this happen following Felnova and Noctis.


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Local Plantlife

Millirand's native flora is quite diverse, with many trees and shrubs, and an abundance of herbs. Very few plant types can't be found if one knows where to look.


commonly found;; Millirand is covered in maple trees, as well as elms, cedars, and redwoods. Oak trees can be found near the White Plains, along the eastern border, and are sparse most other places. The Rynorel forest is home to many different herbs, and is considered one of the best places - besides the vast forests of Lizzarkyth - to find medicinal herbs and plants.
rarely found;; Though flowers are found everywhere across the Realm, in many different varieties and species, roses alone are considered very rare. Roses of all colors were hunted to near extinction for their beauty, and can only be found in the gardens of the rich and powerful. It remains to be seen whether or not they will return to the wild; seeing a wild rose is a very rare, and sacred, occurrence.
doesn't exist;; Oddly enough, Joshua trees and yucca plants cannot be found, as well as many of their relatives.


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Trade Specialties

The various regions of Millirand produce some truly unique trade goods. From Jes're'en comes various artifacts crafted from dragon scales, hides, and bones, whether from old carcasses or taken from more freshly slain dragons. There are rumors that some of these crafts actually come from sarka carcasses. From Noktureesah comes beautiful jewelry and talismans crafted from jade and gold, and various exotic fruits native to the jungles. Khidorah offers many talismans and amulets crafted from pearls and coral, as well as many paints and dyes made from the remains of various sea creatures. Rarely, a brave group of adventurers will bring back something of great value they managed to retrieve from the Darklands.


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Currency

The currency of the Allied Realms is called the jaden. They come in four denominations: the bronze coin, the silver coin, the gold coin, and the platinum coin. Each coin has a name, and these names have been shortened over time from their original labels; aelu was once aeslue, argel was once argentlue, aurle was once aurumlue, and ailu was once aithlu. These are known to have been crafted from the name of the coin's metal and the elven word for 'moon'.

BRONZE: AELU (1j)
SILVER: ARGEL (25j)
GOLD: AURLE (50j)
PLATINUM: AILU (100j)



The conversion rate for jaden to USD is 1 jaden = 20 cents.

Average prices for common objects are listed below:

Loaf of bread; 20 jaden.
Sack of potatoes; 50 jaden.
Carrot; 80 jaden.
A pig;; 230 jaden.
A chicken; 60 jaden.
Horse; 5000 jaden.
Average-quality sword; 2000 jaden.
Wooden shield; 400 jaden.
Steel plate armor; 1900 jaden.
Building block; 70 jaden per ton.
Wooden log; 60 jaden.
Average rent; 200 jaden per month.


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Accents and Dialects

Those who speak Common in this Realm often have location-based, regional accents. For ease of understanding, these accent names will be very loose, and will be referred to by their Earthrealm names! However, many of these accents may have Realm-based or the name of their region to refer to in-universe. Please do not use the Earthrealm language names ICly. Thanks!

The vast majority of Millirand has dialects very similar to the way the ancient dragons from the First Realm spoke; nearly all of the Millirandian races can trace their regional accents back to this period in time. Perpetuated by not only the royal dragons, but also the Cosmics, Celestials, Solars and Lunars - most accents in this Realm are reminiscent of Earthrealm European accents.

The densely-populated and much-varied country of Jes're'en has the oldest collections of regional dialects and accents, and the largely-Common-speaking populace uses an older form, especially in immortal individuals of ancient races. Elves have developed accents closer to their Evylonian counterparts, but the vast majority has similarities to Earthrealm British accents across the board.

The jotuns of Sudr'lund, and others that live in the arctic land are a strong, hardy population with unique cultures and indomitable wills. While their ways of speaking somewhat reflect the dragonkind who held such influence over Millirand in centuries past, it has evolved from its roots to become what it is today. Most, if not all, denizens of Sudr'lund speak with something resembling an Earthrealm Norse accent.

The minotaurs of Rhidora, and those few others who have taken to living in the isles with them, have developed their own regional dialect that is only superficially similar to the common dialects of Jes're'en. Among those minotaurs who prefer to remain on the islands, their accent is especially strong to the point where it can be nearly incomprehensible. Gregarious as they are, they have carried their accent, which strongly resembles Earthrealm Scottish, to many places across the Realm.

The various races of Noktureesah are mainly of Jes're'en descent, so speak with similar accents. However, long years of isolation have left them with a distinct regional accent of their own that sets them apart from the peoples of Jes're'en. Their accents resemble a mix of Earthrealm Greek and Italian accents, and the hearty, energetic residents often add flamboyant hand and arm gestures to their speech that serves no other purpose than to emphasize what they're saying.

The grim peoples of the Darklands, accustomed to their harsh environment and a daily struggle to survive, have developed their own distinct dialect derived from the languages of Jes're'en. The further inland one goes, where the people are more isolated, and often less welcoming, the accent gets stronger, and perhaps befittingly, harsher as the people are typically very laconic when talking to outsiders. The Darklands accent is reminiscent of Earthrealm German.


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Religion

While many inhabitants of Millirand pay lip service to the Millirand Five, particularly in Sud'rlund, true devotion is rare. In Jes're'en, worship of a deity called The One is gaining popularity. However, in Noktureesah, worship of the Five plays an important part in everyday life, and the minotaurs of Rhidora still honor Sago with unwavering devotion.

Trae'vinn Yi'fae'n

Worshipful Races: varied. Primarily Worshiped In: Jes're'en.

The Trae'vinn Yi'fae'n (Essence of Faith in Draconic) is focused on the ancient faith of the Ten, though it has revolved around that of the Millirand Five in the centuries after the divine split. Formerly, it was held by nearly every denizen of Millirand no matter their race or upbringing, and was involved greatly in day to day life. When the split happened - when the Felnovian Five abandoned Millirand and the remaining gods seemed to disappear - this religion was largely abandoned.

Within the last few hundred or so years, Trae'vinn Yi'fae'n has made something of a comeback, and the Great Temples are once again being visited by pilgrims and commoners alike. Swearing oaths by the Millirand Five - and sometimes the Ten - has become commonplace once more, especially among draconic individuals. Altars to specific gods of the Five or Ten may be found widely around Millirand, and can be seen in many homes.


Speaker of the Gods: Leader of the Trae'vinn Yi'fae'n religion, and organizer of the faith. Often a Seer, and one who offers guidance for those beneath him or her. The Speaker is often a cleric of high power, commonly associated with Fenrir, and may be taken over by their god to speak with their divine voice though this is relatively rare.
Saints: Individuals possessed of great holiness, those who have dedicated their lives in service to the good of the church and those who follow it. They are thought of being beacons of perceived perfection, and thus sainthood is very rare, given only to a select few. For the most part, saints are teachers who wander the land, touching the lives of all who come in contact with them.
Priests: The priests of the Trae'vinn Yi'fae'n are local religious leaders; many are not rich or well known, though most are gifted with healing and light magics. These priests are teachers over all, and the heads of small churches in multiple cities.
Monks/Nuns: Scholars of the faith. They often live in abbeys or monasteries, and are the practitioners of academic study of the Millirand Five or Ten.

Solari

Worshipful Races: varied. Primarily Worshiped In: Noktureesah.

Where the Trae'vinn Yi'fae'n was largely abandoned, and then refocused, in other parts of Millirand, in Noktureesah their own religion flourished and grew. Like the Trae'vinn Yi'fae'n, it is focused on the ancient faith of the Ten, and is called the Solari - meaning 'Sun' in Draconic. It is held by nearly every single member of those living within Noktureesah, and is involved greatly in day to day life. Because of its common name, images of the sun surrounded by effigies that represent the gods are common in Noktureesan art.

Unlike their parent religion, as it never died away and only grew stronger over the centuries of its life, the Solari is now quite different than the modern-day faith held primarily in Jes're'en. Led by the Priest-King, their worship of the Ten is immense, and is known by many specific rituals, holidays, and social practices held by the entire populace. Many of these include sacrifices, often quite bloody, of both non-sapient and sapient creatures and individuals.

The Solari is also very intolerant of the Order of Fraemyth, and will condemn any who they find to support it no matter their race.


Priest-King: Leader of the _ religion, and organizer of the faith as well as king the lord of all Noktureesah.
Speaker of the Gods: Often a Seer, and one who offers guidance for those beneath him or her. The Speaker is often a cleric of high power, associated with one of the Ten, and may be taken over by their god to speak with their divine voice though this is relatively rare. Each Speaker holds allegiance to a different god in a predictable, ten-year cycle.
Mage-Priests: Highly respected and prestigious priests, often part of the Mage Order, and highly gifted in an assortment of different magics.
Priests: The priests of the Solari are local religious leaders; many are not rich or well known, though most are gifted with healing and light magics. These priests are teachers over all, and the heads of small churches in multiple cities.

Sagoism

Worshipful Races: primarily minotaurs. Primarily Worshiped In: Rhidora.

Sagoism is a religion practiced primarily in the country of Rhidora, south of Jes're'en, by the minotaurs that live there. It is focused around the god of the sea, Sago, and while the practitioners of this faith recognize the existence of other gods, they hold allegiance to Sago and only him.

It is customary to pray to Sago for many things, but always before setting sail, fishing, or anything having to do with the sea. Tossing small offerings overboard to Sago is commonplace, and is held as something that will ensure the god's blessing when on his vast seas.


Blessed-Horns: The entity known as the 'Blessed Horns' or 'Blessed Of Horns' is the absolute leader of the religion of Sagoism, comparable to the Speaker of the Gods in other faiths. Often a Seer, and one who offers guidance for those beneath him or her. The Speaker is often a cleric of high power, associated only with Sago, and may be taken over by their god to speak with their divine voice though this is relatively rare. He or she spends little to no time on land, and sails the sea for the majority of their life.
Saints: Individuals possessed of great holiness, those who have dedicated their lives in service to the good of the church and those who follow it. They are thought of being beacons of perceived perfection, and thus sainthood is very rare, given only to a select few. For the most part, saints are teachers who wander the land, touching the lives of all who come in contact with them.
Priests: The priests of Sagoism are local religious leaders; they are known to be semi-monastic sages, and often offer guidance, lead ceremonies, and teach. These priests are frequently heads of small churches and monasteries in multiple areas across Rhidora.
Monks/Nuns: Scholars of the faith. They often live in abbeys or monasteries, and are the practitioners of academic study of Sago, his aspects, and his history.

Order of Fraemyth

Worshipful Races: assorted humanoid races. Primarily Worshiped In: Felnova.
A relatively new religion, it was created and maintained by the Faction of Hope and holds that the greater gods are not truly deities, but are simply tyrannical dragons who hold their power over other, weaker races. They dedicate their faith to a being they call the One God, a humanoid deity resembling an ethereal knight in full armor.

Unbeknownst to the religion's members, 'fraemyth' is a butchering of the Draconic - originally fae'n'amuth, which means 'faith and hope'.


High Priest/Priestess: Absolute ruler of the Order of Fraemyth. Is thought to be blessed and chosen of the One God, his will made manifest within the mortal Realms. Was once known as the leader of the Faction of Hope, he or she rules the spiritual lives of all who claim this faith, and makes sure that the One God is held highest in all Fraemyth lives. Also known as the Grand Hierophant.
Bishops: Nobles of the church, often leaders of the faith beneath the High Priest or Priestess. Possessed of the Sight and great magical power, though none are clerics as other bishops in other religions may be, though they might claim this in belief that they are.
Priests: The priests of the Fiv'ean are local religious leaders; many are not rich or well known, though most are gifted with healing and light magics. These priests are teachers over all, and the heads of small churches in multiple cities.
Inquisitors: Inquisitors are protectors of the Order and warriors of their faith. They work in secret to combat the faiths of the dragon gods and attempt to bring humanoids who do not believe in the One God to the Order, generally through reeducation.


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Politics

In the long lost glory days of Millirand, Kazule, king of Jes're'en and first of the dragon royals, was the realm's foremost ruler, and his kingdom the mightiest. Now, however, Jes're'en has fallen from its previous glory, and none of the other regions have risen to power over the others. Each region is largely content to keep to its own territory, and mind its own affairs.


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Military

The various national militaries of Millirand are as diverse as they are capable. From the knightly orders of Jes're'en and the fanatical warrior-societies of Noktureesah, to the stalwart shield-wall of the Jotuns and the enigmatic Empyreans of the Darklands, these brave warriors have kept the realm from falling into total chaos.


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