A country which borders Calpheon, Balenos and Mediah. The landscape is a mixture of dense forests and wide open plains, home to many farms
The country joined the military expedition against Valencia after they were devastated by the Black Plague. Years later, after the war Black Stones were found on Serendian soil. For this reason Calpheon invaded, first annexed the town of Keplan and soon attacked Heidel. Very soon Calpheon won and Serendia became a tributary nation. The de facto leader of Heidel being Jordine Ducass, while the previous king has been demoted to a feudal lord.
More recently a peasant revolution took place in Serendia, lead by Al Rhundi.
For a more comprehensive and detailed look at the recent history of Serendia, please go here.
Heidel, Capital City
The capital of Serendia and a main residential area. Although Serendia has been lost to Calpheon, Heidel strived to recover and fulfill its goal. But the Grand Chamberlain, Jordine, is not pleased with the current situation. The Xian Alliance from Calpheon is threatening the local economy of Heidel and, due to the treaty made between the two cities, all extracted Black Stones are being taken to Calpheon.
Al Rhundi requested lower taxes for the peasants and support for agriculture separated from the military. After the conflict with the lord, he decided to leave the army with his friend and colleague Hervano Tito.
After the never ending conflict with the lord, Al Rhundi abandoned the army. But Hervano Tito decided to side with the lord and tried to capture Al Rhundi. Al Rhundi eventually found himself at the Castle Ruins in his flight after shaking off several attempts at his capture. He, and his army of rebels, have taken up residence there.
The stone statue at the Central Plaza was built to commemorate Serendia’s achievements. Oddly, the statue was built by a sculptor from the East. The mysterious sculpto Oyun took three years to complete this statue.
For a more detailed and comprehensive look at Heidel please go here.
Culture, Myths and Stories
Serendian children believe a tooth fairy will bring them a new tooth if they throw their old one up on the roof.
[The People of Serendia]
Even after having been demoted to the position of lord, he still enjoys a luxurious meal. His favorite wine is always in full stock in the basement, and he has his maid Carolin select the best ingredients everyday. He wouldn’t even try anything that was not made by a court chef. His staple justification: “By looking for the best and freshest ingredients I am providing crucial support for quality farms and their farmers.”
From a small farm in Serendia, became the first adjutant from the peasant class to become an officer, who were formerly selected exclusively among the middle class. He was the hope of the peasants.
After the war against Calpheon, Al Rhundi ran away from the army to find a better life for the peasants, who were being heavily taxed by the local lord. However, the authorities accused him of inciting a rebellion, which infuriated the peasants. Many peasants and soldiers supporting Al Rhundi gathered and are confronting the soldiers at the Eastern Gateway.
Captain Cliff (Constellation: Shield)
A Heidel native stationed at the Western Guard Camp to guard the western border of Balenos. He was a driving force in the campaign against Calpheon initially, leading troops to victory twice. However, he reluctantly surrendered after Lord Crucio Domongatt was captured by the enemy. The veteran that he is, he keeps an ever-vigilant eye on the rising star Jordine, while showing off his skills guarding the camp and capturing Ogres. There is a woman by the fountain in Heidel, donning a soldier’s uniform claiming to be his niece.
Grace Lauren (Constellation: Black Dragon)
Known as the Queen of Heidel Market Street, she once took over the whole of Heidel business operations using the power of her noble background and the help of the Lord Domongatt. She also became the first Head of the League of Merchants after tremendously contributing to the establishment of the union. She has handed over the presidency to her cousin Bobby Lauren, and is running a big inn near Heidel Castle now at the advice of Jordine.
Jordine Ducas (Constellation: Giant)
The young, enterprising, and ambitious Grand Chamberlain of Heidel. He lost his parents during the Calpheon invasion, and joined the military at the standard draft age of 19. Cliff recognized his intellect and, with Cliff’s recommendation, he became the chamberlain of the Lord of Heidel. He came to be called “Sir” at the age of 27 after being engaged to Jarette, the lord’s daughter. Because the lord has grown weary of governing, he now has Jordine engaging in domestic political affairs in his stead
Alugren (Constellation: Hammer)
Commander of the Central Outpost. He used to be decisive and magnanimous, but command at the Central Outpost has made him quite ornery over the years. Soldiers are always on edge in anticipation of his sharp commands. Still, he considers his work his calling and does his utmost to fulfill his duty.
Frehaurau (Constellation: Elephant)
The current chief of Glish and an alchemist. As a native of the first Glish, he is trusted by the villagers. He was fast friends with Donatt before the first Glish was reduced to rubble, but differences in opinion eventually caused them to grow apart. He blames himself for not preventing Donatt from heading down a dark path, eventually becoming a Mudster. He misses his old friend dearly.
Heidel, Upper class:
Female: Carolin, Grace Lauren, Jordine Ducas, Jarette Domongatt, Cleia
Male: George Fusto, Bobby Lauren, Lord Crucio Domongatt,
Female: Constante, Siuta, Melissa Brady, Lara (Shai), Ornella, Olivia Pietro, Puia (Shai), Dora Fonti
Male: Techthon, Luciano Pietro, Vangelas, Caresto Fonti, Plabiano, Lebyos (Mediah), Joel, Amerigo
Military & Guards:
Female: Ginta, Messian, Partia, Piarre, Maul (Shai),
Male: Alugren, Vype Stoner, Hervano Tito, Xaviero Vitello, Romano Prospero, Cheremio, Ceasar, Cruhorn Wyrmsbane, Theonil, Xenians, Breman, Anti, Francil, Di Lanoa, Barios, Ramart Moretti, Kael, Berman, Enrico Mancinie
Citizens of Serendia
Female: Jugruta, Zara Lynch, Mercianne Moretti, Ficy, Coco Elda, Larc, Daniela DeRose, Deborah, Amaranto, Laurena, Kanna, Seilane
Male: Alzath, Acher, Diochre, Torres, Hannes, Fatoos, Amadeo Alejandro, Murana Lynch, Mael, Hunt, Carlo DeRose, Bach, Frenil, Dernyl (Demi-Beast), Frehaurau, Urahr, Ambrosia, Kardash (Orc), Delmo, Publio, Oliviero, Allan, Izaro, Vanacil (Demi-Beast), Lorenzo Murray, Silen
The farm, once owned by the Lynch family, was ruined five years ago due to Imp raids. The owner, Murana Lynch, thought he lost his wife and ran away to the mountain top. His wife, Zara Lynch, is actually still alive. But shocked by the loss of her husband and her farm, she has lost her mind completely.
A farm located west of Heidel, owned by Amadeo Alejandro. Pumpkins from the Alejandro Farm keep rotting quickly. Some of these rotten pumpkins turn into violent ghosts. Some kids are also running around with these pumpkins on their heads to fool around. Alchemist Alustin came to the farm at Alejandro’s request and is using his Growth Spurt Potion to investigate why these pumpkins are rotting. Recently, it was revealed that this was the work of the Shadow’s Pawn, who causes misfortune wherever it goes.
Northern Guard Camp
A Guard Camp defending a strategic area north of Heidel. Located on a crossroads with Velia to the north, and Balenos to the east. It is a transportation hub for many people.
Northern Heidel Quarry
The Quarry itself has been blocked off, but mining is still being conducted in the area around it. Gold deposits used to be abundant in the past, but are scarce today.
Southern Guard Camp
This camp was built to protect travelers and adventurers from threats in Southern Serendia. But people here seem really anxious about the danger represented by the increasingly powerful Fogans and the group occupying the Shrine.
Central Guard Camp
A watch camp stationed in the center of Serendia. It was built to stop Nagas and Fogans from advancing north. People here are beset with insomnia due to the croaking sound of fogans.
Swampland located in the middle-eastern region of Serendia. Pokerab, the leader of the Fogans, roams this area, so extreme caution is necessary when passing through.
A swamp located south of the Glish ruins. This swamp is a major habitat of the Frogans. The deafening sound of croaking Fogans is a pain in the ass for local residents.
A town destroyed by a strange incident that occurred after the Fogan invasion. A huge explosion erupted at old Glish, right after it's villages resettled in a new location. There were no casualties besides Fogans, but directly after the explosion ghastly Mudmen began appearing here.
Northern Fogan Marsh
A region in Heidel with farmlands to the south and a marsh to the north. The southern marsh is occupied by Fogans. The northern marsh is the domain of Thorn Tentacles and Fan Flamingos.
Glish is famous for Naga craftwork. Though the town was founded by merchants from Keplan and Calpheon, the population here is still small and there is a somewhat strangely heavy atmosphere about the place. The original Glish was a bit further east, but it's residents relocated to avoid contact with the vicious Fogans who came from across the desert. This newly built town is led by chief Freharau and it is protected by guards led by Ceasar who were dispatched from Hidel at the request of the village.
Northern Naga Marsh
A farm and a low hill are located within this marsh in the south of Heidel. Some Nagas driven from their land by the Fogans live here.
Southern Naga Marsh
Marshland located right next to Glish. It is the only place left for the Nagas after being pushed out of their swampland by the Fogans.
The Serendia Northwestern Gateway located near the Extraction Mill. Its current roll is protecting travelers and the mill.
A large farm owned by the Moretti family. Most of the crops produced in here serve as food for Heidel. The current epidemic of lunatic workers and cursed scarecrows is slowing production.
A farm located south of Heidel, across the river. Potatoes are its main produce. Recent activity by beasts and monsters from the south is causing much concern and trouble here.
Peripheral Mountains of Serendia
A very humid part of Serendia.
Bandit's Den Byway
A byway leading to a bandits' den. Thieves use this path as a shortcut to Biraghi Den.
A gateway built to protect travelers and the Moretti Plantation. Its original purpose was to keep an eye on the Frogans. But currently, soldiers stationed here are dealing with a peasant uprising led by Al Rhundi. The soldiers’ morale is mixed, some are out for revenge on the rebels, others wish to go home.
The gateway is currently under the command of Captain Hervano Tito, a former farmer from the same village as Al Rhundi. He wishes he could go on vacation.
Southern Neutral Zone
A road to Keplan lies to the south of this area. In times past, it was full of various wild tribes buy they rarely moved due to the barren land. Considering it is in the Neutral Zone, this area is relatively safe and quiet these days.
The Moretti Farm, the most productive sheep farm of Serendia, and the Eastern Gateway of Serendia are located here.
A gateway that connects the Neutral Zone and Keplan. The last gateway built on Serendia territory. Passing through this Southwestern Gateway from the Neutral Zone will lead you to Keplan, which is currently subordinate to Calpheon.
This fortress once was a impenetrable defensive structure thanks to its outstanding location inside the surrounding mountains. But now, only piles of rubble remain. A group of rebels have occupied this place recently, and they are trying to negotiate with the lord.
Deep with the Castle Ruins lies a hill where soldiers who were taken prisoner are being held by guard and elite warriors.
When Hervano Tito decided to side with the lord and tried to capture Al Rhundi, Al fled and found himself at the Castle Ruins.
This is an offering altar used by the Kzarka-worshipping Cultists. Rumor has that Kzarka has actually manifested deep within the Shrine, but only halfway.