Few words about…
Few words about… is a series of sketches and texts I posted during early 2018 on my instagram account. These are stories, events and characters from world of Erenn, created to build fundation and background for Circles of Magic comic.
I just want here to drop a quick guide. Questing Era took place many many years after crucial events, which is Falling star of Undar and division of continents, and it’s a moment in history when people placed a seed for new Erenn, you can enjoy in Circles of Magic storyline. All previous events from creation of Erenn to vanishing of elders is considered ancient times.
Three hundred years after the division of the continents, courageous adventurers set out on sea travels to the east. The plague that once caused the catastrophe and destroyed the kingdom of Undar has passed. Countless treasures and old secrets were waiting to be found. Questing Era has begun.
Many many years ago, people left their homes and went to the west within weeks or even days. There was no time to pack goods and property. Whoever did not manage to escape, fall victim to a terrible curse.
The Questing Era belonged to fast and brave. Ones who ventured further came back with more loot. Treasure hunters soon realized that they could achieve more in larger groups. Creation of guilds was only a matter of time.
Pergallor the Swimmer decided not to return to the west and instead he sent his men for bigger ships. While he remained on the shore together with fellowship of the most treacherous treasure hunters.
They built a house from old boats, where they lived and from where they set out on quests – north along the river and east, to the borders of wild forest. House of Boats was the first building of a big city, which was later named Fargdad – city of fireflies.
Pergallor was greedy, arrogant but he had the qualities of a true leader and a talent for getting rich. Instead of taking the spoils west of the sea, he started trading on the Lost Shore. He traded with other treasure hunters and their guilds. He traded with people who traveled sea at him. He traded with the elves from the Golden City, who paid well for the artifacts of past times, thus, he gained a bad reputation and soon had to leave Lost Shore.
Pergallor the Swimmer was lost during the quest north – to the other side of the river, although his tomb was never found.
When it became clear that the Lost Shore would turn into the first settlement east of the sea, the leaders of the seven largest guilds met at House of Boats to discuss the creation of rights and duties in the new society. At the estuary nearby, they decided to build a big city and call it Fargdad. They had to seal their decisions on a document called The Constitution of Adventurers.
During the Questing Era, the treasure hunters landed mainly on the shores of today’s Brawia. The northern coasts were dangerous due to the labyrinth of rocks remaining after division of continents. The daredevils, who managed to reach the beaches in one piece, soon discovered that the lands north of the river were a home of very unfriendly forest spirits and, even more scary, the undead – the old inhabitants of Erenn, who did not manage to escape the curse.
For long time, these lands were out of reach.
It’s hard to say who exactly are the wood spirits that guarded the forests and lakes north of the river. The wisest said that they were elders or beings even older, from the time when Erenn was not yet inhabited by people. They forbid entrance to their territories and those who ignored the bans returned home without their senses or memories.
For many years the Land of Lakes was only a part of the stories told in Brawia to goodnight children – a fairytales about spiteful ghosts, undead and forest spirits who fought with them. Lakes, home for mysterious nymphs, were the last bastion that resisted the evil powers that began to invade these lands more and more, approaching the end of the Questing Era.
Many more will come…