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  • The Path of Stars

    Followers of the Path of Stars are ascetic monks dedicated to enlightenment through intellectualism. They work to suppress their emotions and solve complex mathematical and logical problems. They are often found serving as advisers for wealthy and …

  • Devil KIng's Tower

    After consolidating his reign over [[Y'danna | Y'danna]] the [[:the-devil-king | Devil King]] used his potent sorcery to force open the largest first age spire in the city. Over the next decade he had the inside of the spire filled with the apparatus of …

  • Tower District

    When the [[:the-devil-king | Devil King]] built his [[Devil KIng's Tower | tower]], his closest flunkies and supporters decided to build towers of their own (without sorcery). Now the Tower District surrounds the [[Devil KIng's Tower | Devil King's Tower …

  • The Maze

    Before the rise of the [[:the-devil-king | Devil King]] the [[Cult of the Maze | Cult of the Maze]] was a major religious movement in [[Y'danna]]. They carved an elaborate maze beneath the city, according to their beliefs walking such a maze would grant …

  • The Ruins

    Not long after the [[:the-devil-king | Devil King's]] ascension a massive fire broke out in the city, the response was slow and a whole district was destroyed. Rather than rebuilding, the people simply abandoned the district, moving to other empty parts …

  • Artist's Quarter

    The Artist's Quarter sits between the [[Tower District | Tower District]] and the Wheel of Gold. The district is as run down as most of the rest of Y'danna, but far more colourful. Many of the residents of the Quarter are artists sponsored by [[Tower …

  • The Docks

    The docks were once a wealthy part of the city, back when [[Y'danna]] was still a trade hub. Despite their heavily run down state, almost all incoming commerce has to pass through them. The fishermen working from the docks provide much of the city's food …

  • The Nest

    Decades ago the Nest was a wealthy neighbourhood, but it has been in steady decline since then. Now it swarms with raitons and very few people ever travel up or down from there. *Security:* The Nest is over a hundred feet above the ground, the [[Devil …

  • The Wheel of Gold

    The Wheel of Gold is the commercial hub of [[Artist's Quarter | Y'danna]]. It is a large central bazaar, with radiating "spokes" and side alleys, full of merchants houses, taverns, stores and brothels. Despite the cities disrepair and hard times, the …

  • The Hospital

    The Hospital is a huge, blocky building sitting in the middle of an almost abandoned district. Citizens are terrified of the place, as they are sometimes sent there by the [[Secret Police]] to be made an example of. The staff of the hospital includes a …

  • Disciples of the Golden Sage

    The Disciples were founded immediately after the disappearance of the Golden Sage in RY 304. Although the current organisation likely bears little resemblance to its structure before the arrival of [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]] The modern …

  • Secret Police

    The Secret Police are the agents of the Ministry of Information, they are feared and ruthless enforcers of [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King's]] rule. In uniform a Secret Policeman wears midnight-blue clothing under a darkened steel breastplate and a …

  • Dancers Encarmine

    Before the rise of [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]] the Dancers Encarmine were the renowned graduates of the Y'Dannese School of High Arts. The School mainly educated the children of the cities nobility and wealthy, but it was well known enough that …

  • Azure Lions

    The Azure Lions are a mercenary company in the employ of the Y'dannese government. They are charged with keeping the surrounding settlements in line and protecting tax collectors. Their second duty is patrolling for external threats. *Goals:* Get …

  • Black Marauders

    The Black Marauders are a mercenary company in the employ of the Y'dannese government. They are charged with policing [[The Docks | the Docks]] and Sprawl districts. They are totally corrupt, extracting heavy bribes from the people of the Sprawl and …

  • Brothers of the Sword

    The Brothers of the Sword are a mercenary company in the employ of the Y'dannese government. They are charged with policing the inner city, including the [[Artist's Quarter | Artist's Quarter]], [[Tower District | Tower District]] and [[The Wheel of Gold …

  • Devil Guard

    The Devil Guard are [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King's]] personal troops. They are fanatically loyal, extremely well equipped and many are [[The Hospital | surgically]] "enhanced". Their primary duty is brutally suppressing rebellions and otherwise …

  • Cult of the Devil King

    Many, many people in [[Y'danna | Y'danna]] pray to [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]] as a terrible, capricious deity. Some take their belief in his divinity seriously enough to form his cult. Cultists carry out secret rituals and human sacrifice to …

  • Tower Families

    The Tower families were originally formed from [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King's]] supporters and flunkies on his rise to power. Since then other families have risen in [[Y'danna]], criminals, guildsmen, slave-traders, mercenaries. The Tower families …

  • Chosen of the Devourer Worm

    The Chosen of the Devourer Worm are a secretive, illegal cult worshipping a forbidden deity of cannibalism and rebirth. They believe that their god will devour the wicked and sinful, including [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]] eventually creating an …

  • Skull Wearers

    Sometimes otherwise normal people suddenly change. They become violent, cannibalistic and wear the skulls and bones of their victims as trophies. The cause of this violent insanity is unknown. *Goals:* Kill, Kill, Kill, Kill. *Organisation:* …

  • Cult of the Maze

    The Cult of the Maze, is the old cult which dug [[The Maze | The Maze]] under [[Y'danna]]. Like the[[Disciples of the Golden Sage | Disciples of the Golden Sage]] they were attempted to achieve the enlightenment said to be possessed by [[Y'danna | Y' …

  • Faithful of the Hidden Temple

    The Faithful were a rag-tag group of dissidents, who hid in [[The Maze | the Maze]] to avoid the [[Secret Police | Secret Police]]. They stumbled across an ancient temple to a forgotten sun god and found that the hungry ghosts of [[The Maze | the Maze]] …

  • War-Orderlies

    War-Orderlies are what the Y'dannese call the warrior-freaks shaped by the [[Backbenders]] in [[The Hospital | The Hospital]]. Similar creatures are made from [[Backbender]] slaves in [[Shinjok]] and other places where these creatures require bodyguards. …

  • Giant Spiders

    Giant spiders lurk in the thick jungles of the South-East and several breeds lurk in the dark, disused sections of the cities on the Dreaming Sea. These spiders vary in size, most approach the size of a large dog when fully grown. *Essence:* 1 * …

  • The Faceless Men

    The Faceless Men are monstrous servants of [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]], normally they reside high in his [[Devil KIng's Tower | tower]], acting as his last line of defence. On occasion through the [[Secret Police]] have led them into to city, to …

  • The Adamant Observatory

    Built high on one of the first age spires that border the [[Tower District | Tower District]], the Adamant Observatory was once the heart of the [[The Path of Stars | The Path of Stars]]. It was famous for it's array of finely crafted observation …

  • Wattana

    The Wattana family are devout followers of the [[Cult of the Devil King | Cult of the Devil King]] and the blessings they have received allowed to become one of the most powerful families in [[Y'danna | Y'danna]]. The Wattana's founder was one of [[:the- …

  • Kamon

    The Kamon family were founded by a bodyguard of [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]] and family has continued in his tradition of martial excellence, bringing in many foreign martial artists for instruction. They run a glorified protection racket …

  • Suhan

    Suhan Xuan relentlessly proclaimed [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King's]] divinity long before he ascended his tower. His descendants, the Suhan family are known to be devout followers of the [[Cult of the Devil King | Cult of the Devil King]]. Members of …

  • Kulpap

    The Kulpap were a criminal syndicate the supported [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]] in his rise to power. They have grown rich and numerous, with 8 sub-families sprawled across their individual towers. The Kulpap are fantastically wealthy, with many …

  • Metharom

    Metharom Malai was [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King's]] personal assassin and spy-master. The tiny family she founded are information brokers, trading information to the other tower families in order to maintain the status quo. They are extremely …

  • Prasert

    Prasert Kanda was [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King's]] favorite courtier, a scheming backstabber who master-minded the destruction of the [[Dancers Encarmine | Y'Dannese School of High Arts]] and was heavily involved in the creation of the ministries. …

  • Arthet

    Arthet Yuan was a career bureaucrat, [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]] placed him in charge of designing [[Y'danna | Y'daana's]] legal system and civil service. Now the family as a whole is formed of four sub-families, led by the matriarch Arthet Mai. …

  • Kanya

    Kanya is an old family, tracing their pedigree back to the founding of Y'danna. They were relatively late to support [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]], waiting to see which way the wind was blowing first. The family's age means they have ties with the …

  • Preecha

    Like the [[Kulpap | Kulpap]], the Preecha were a criminal syndicate that sided with [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]]. They used to dominate the docks, controlling smuggling and providing "protection". Now the Preecha family has five subfamilies …

  • Thaksin

    The founder of the Thaksin family was Thaksin Thuan one of [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King's]] closest advisors, prior to his [[Devil KIng's Tower | ascension]]. The Thaksin are a tiny family, living in only a single tower protected my their …

  • Anong

    Anong is a translation of the name of it's founder, a [[Mada | Madean]] mercenary named Aneng. She and her troops were vital to [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King's]] takeover of [[Y'danna | Y'danna]].. The Anong family has four sub-families headed by …

  • Siripon

    Siripon Dinh was a brilliant schemer who supported [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]] in his rise to power. Unfortunately his children proved to be far less capable and the Siripon family is the one of the smallest and definitely the weakest of the [[ …

  • Kanda

    Prince Kandanos, a renegade sorcerer-prince of [[Ys | Ys]] was a valuable ally and adviser of [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]]. He still leads his small tower family, having only aged slightly in the last 50 years. According to rumour this is thanks …

  • The Devil King

    The man who would become the Devil King appeared in [[Y'danna | Y'danna]] in RY 560, his life before then is a mystery. In a few short years he had taken over the city's criminal underground and in RY 565 he led a successful revolt against the Conclave, …

  • Morrigan

    Morrigan is the mysterious leader of the [[Bonepickers | Bonepickers]] in [[Y'danna | Y'danna]]. She sometimes works as a very expensive mercenary for the [[Tower Families | Tower Families]] or the Guild.

  • Twelve Perfect Wisdoms

    As a [[The Path of Stars |Path of Stars]] monk, she is dedicated to the fall of [[:the-devil-king | The Devil King]] and his [[Cult of the Devil King | cult]], in order to reclaim [[The Adamant Observatory | The Adamant Observatory]]. Although [[Mada | …

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