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Stormreach is a small frontier city nestled on the eastern coast of the Skyfall Peninsula in Xen'drik. Despite its small population, Stormreach is an important city because of its location, allowing easy docking access to travelers wishing to enter Xen'drik. The city also acts as a center for trade and commerce for all who visit the lost continent of Xen'drik. Stormreach is known by some as the "City of Dungeons" because it was built atop an ancient city from the long-lost Xen'drik civilization of giants.

History

Stormreach was initially used as a hideout for pirates and smugglers who attacked vessels traversing the Thunder Sea to the north. From Stormreach, pirates could easily recoup, as well as trade among other pirates. In 800 YK, as the continent of Xen'drik became an interest to scholars and the Dragonmarked Houses, the houses petitioned the King of Galifar to cleanse the area of pirates and by 802 YK the Galifar navy had done its job.

The Age of Demons

Little is known about the Age of Demons, although modern scholars lurk great interest toward this time. It is known that Rakshasa rajahs ruled domains in Xen'drik, being opposed by the Dragons, Couatls and Titans, the gigants' ancestors.

Explorers frequently find relics of that far away history, such as rakshasa's magical blades or a brass spire of Ashtakala.

Rushemé storytellers believe a great curse was placed upon the land near the northern ocean, what might be connected to the terrible secret that lays deep beneath ancient ruins of the giants.

The Omaren Revolt

In 890YK, Castal Omarren, House Omaren's Stormlord, attempted to eliminate other stormlords, being the one and only ruler to the city. The coup failed, but family Omaren was allowed to maintein its lordship, not without heavy penalties.

The Fire Storm

In 946 YK, the city was attacked by the Battalion of the Basalt Towers, fire giants who controlled meteor swarms that almost destroyed the city. They were defeated by an alliance between the giants of Rushemé, the Stormreach Guard and the dragonmarked houses. The Basalt Towers were shattered, but some of the giants seem to have survived, and to be rebuilding their forces.

The Last War

Despite having sworn allegiance to Galifar, Stormreach and its multi-cultural inhabitants had no loyalty to the crown, remaining neutral throughout the Last War- at least in political affairs. Years after the Last war, its enmities still resonate in the city's militias and gangs, who have grown based on national themes. 

Leadership

Despite ousting a large majority of the pirates and smugglers, a few powerful smugglers, called Coin Lords, took advantage of the reduction in competition and became the first leaders of Stormreach. Their descendants continue to govern over Stormreach to this day. Currently, Stormreach is governed by five hereditary nobles. A Harbor Lord oversees all harbor activities, while four Coin Lords maintain the rest of the city. Together, these five nobles are called the Storm Lords .

Power Groups

Although the Storm Lords hold authority over Stormreach, other nations and the Dragonmarked Houses have consulates and enclaves there. The Five Nations acknowledge Stormreach, but none claim it as their own. Instead, they simply maintain business relationships with the Storm Lords hoping to turn a profit on all that Xen'drik has to offer.

The Dragonmarked Houses, particularly House Lyrandar, House Kundarak, House Deneith, and House Tharashk have great sway in the city, and the Storm Lords go to great lengths to make sure their presence remains.

Places of Interest

Notable NPCs

Merchants

Traders

NPC all others


Settlements in Xen'drik
Dar Qat | Korthos | Last Chance | Smuggler's Rest | Stormreach | Tal Esk | Three Barrel Cove | Zantashk


References

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