+- +-

PHP ezBlock

Please Support Us!

Help maintain Twilightpeaks.net

Donate with PayPal!

+-Dark Omega

A Warhammer 40,000 novel

 

Dark Omega

 

DOWNLOAD: DARK OMEGA - A WARHAMMER 40,000 NOVEL

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats

Members
Total Members: 142
Latest: Rhein
New This Month: 0
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 20686
Total Topics: 1792
Most Online Today: 8
Most Online Ever: 108
(September 02, 2009, 03:33:14 pm)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 6
Total: 6

Author Topic: Introduction to Aftane  (Read 535 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline DM B

  • Green Knight
  • Deity
  • Emperor
  • *
  • Posts: 5.207
  • Regency: 51
  • Gender: Male
    • Twilightpeaks.net - Hone of Ruins of Empire
    • Awards
Introduction to Aftane
« on: January 14, 2011, 01:50:48 pm »
Aftane is a large and wealthy Khinasi city-state. Unlike most of the other great cities is has no direct access to the sea. Instead it focuses its attentions on the mighty Zhaïnge River and all the lands connect to it. Wares and travelers go up and down the river, to and from such distant places as Molochev, Besaïam, and Kal Kalathor, and by extension to even further realms that are connected to these places by trade. Aftane is also the terminus of the overland route through the Tarvan Waste, especially since Shoufal became aligned with Aftane rather than Ariya. Further downriver lies the little Amirate of Mesire, which gladly handles Aftane’s need for maritime trade connections.

Aftane was not always so important. Its rise to power started only about a century ago, following a great revolt in the city that put the Red King on the throne. To this day the identity of the original Red King is unknown, for he always wore as cloth mask in public. There are many who claim that he was of el-Arrasi’s blood, a scion forced to flee a succession struggle taking place at the time in Ariya. But there many other tales regarding his identity, so it is by no means universally accepted. The Red King set about strengthening Aftane’s position in myriad ways, not least of which was recruiting to his side able and willing aides. These aides became his heirs and in time they were amply rewarded. Eventually there came to be seven such aides. Three ruled the three city-states of Aftane’s growing empire – Aftane, Shoufal and Adaba (the later two taken from Ariya’s dwindling domain). The next three oversaw the Brotherhood of Keth, Aftane’s secret police, the Temple of Khirdai which had come to dominate martial Aftane, and the sources of the land. The seventh and most promising aide had the honor of representing the Red King in public as the Red Herald. When the old King at long last died the Red Herald proved his worth by keeping the other six united in purpose. Thus was born Aftane of the Seven Red Kings.

In 1527 HC they came very close to defeating Ariya, but somehow the Brilliant City was able to turn the tables and rout Aftane’s army. The city-state of Adaba was retaken by the Ariyan and the Red king in charge of the city killed. Since then Aftane has bided its time, rebuilt its forces and reforged its old alliances. A new warrior has stepped forth, ready to take bring Ariya to battle again. If he succeeds he will be named Red King of Adaba and take his place among the other six. Only then they will make plans to bring Ariya down. And this time they will not be denied.

Those boring people with no sense of romantic adventure point out that one hundred years is a long time, and given he fact that the Red Kings (save the Herald) remain anonymous, means that there may well have been many Red Kings over the course of that century.
DM Bjørn

 

+-Recent Posts

Re: New PbP Birthright game by X-Ilien & PCE/GeM (Linde)
October 01, 2016, 10:14:12 pm

Re: New PbP Birthright game by Stjordvik Traders/SH (Tristan)
September 13, 2016, 06:45:22 am

Re: A question regarding Vassals by Lurk Skywalker
August 11, 2016, 08:02:10 am

Re: A question regarding Vassals by DM B
July 19, 2016, 12:35:37 pm

Re: New PbP Birthright game by DM B
July 19, 2016, 12:34:02 pm

Re: Happy Birthday! by DM B
July 19, 2016, 12:33:31 pm

Re: 5th Edition SRD by DM B
July 19, 2016, 12:32:48 pm

Re: Ruins of Empire: 1524 HC by DM B
July 19, 2016, 12:31:06 pm

Re: Ruins of Empire: 1524 HC by X-ETN/Maire Cwyllmie (Libor)
June 27, 2016, 09:53:32 pm

Re: Ruins of Empire: 1524 HC by Ruideside/OM (RP)
June 17, 2016, 04:06:52 am

+-Recent Topics

New PbP Birthright game by X-Ilien & PCE/GeM (Linde)
October 01, 2016, 10:14:12 pm

A question regarding Vassals by Lurk Skywalker
August 11, 2016, 08:02:10 am

Happy Birthday! by DM B
July 19, 2016, 12:33:31 pm

5th Edition SRD by DM B
July 19, 2016, 12:32:48 pm

Ruins of Empire: 1524 HC by DM B
July 19, 2016, 12:31:06 pm

Zaidan again? by Ruideside/OM (RP)
November 19, 2015, 08:52:07 am

BRFC #1: 5E language rules. by Ruideside/OM (RP)
May 14, 2015, 02:50:34 pm

D&D 5th Edition by Ruideside/OM (RP)
April 29, 2015, 02:47:26 am

Tollanar details by Ruideside/OM (RP)
April 29, 2015, 01:32:29 am

Bob's Aebrynis Maps by Ruideside/OM (RP)
January 12, 2015, 06:49:21 pm


+-Downloads

Book 1 - Dark Omega - A Warhammer 40,000 novel
Rating: (None)
Downloads: 184
Views: 1497
Filesize: 2988.49KB
Date: May 14, 2014, 07:31:39 am
Comments (0)
By: DM B
Regent's Guide v3.5 Draft 2.21 in PDF
Rating: (None)
Downloads: 376
Views: 2587
Filesize: 5059.11KB
Date: March 02, 2014, 12:10:11 am
Comments (0)
By: Ruideside/OM (RP)
Encyclopaædia Calixis - A Calixian gazetteer
Rating: (None)
Downloads: 1896
Views: 1673
Filesize: 5442.48KB
Date: January 02, 2014, 10:27:59 am
Comments (0)
By: DM B
The Emperor's Tarot v1.30
Rating: (None)
Downloads: 5154
Views: 1830
Filesize: 11575.49KB
Date: January 02, 2014, 10:20:26 am
Comments (0)
By: DM B

+-Gallery


Views:1655
Comments (0)
By: DM B

Views:1662
Comments (0)
By: DM B

Views:1828
Comments (0)
By: DM B

Views:2797
Comments (2)
By: DM B

+-Links

Fantasy Flight Games forums
Grim Dark Podcast
WarSeer
Bolter and Chainsword
Dark Reign
Birthright on Wikipedia
BR.net
Powered by EzPortal