In the Shadows of the Last War
“Glory to the Silver Flame.”
Population: 2.3 million
Area: 500,000 square miles
Sovereign: Jaela Daran, Keeper of the Silver Flame
Major Settlements: Aruldusk, Sigilstar, Thaliost
Highest Point: Trumpet Mountain in the Starpeak Range, elevation 10,965
Founder: Thalin, second scion of King Jarot
With enemies on all sides and evil stalking the lands, Thrane is the light in the darkness, an island in a sea of corruption. lts pure. unwavering flame shines the way for all to attain salvation and freedom from the world’s cruelty.
Religion rules Thrane, it’s royal blood marginalized by a clear need to protect the people and religious institutions from those who would quench the holy flames and plunge the world into shadow. Thrane’s people cling to virtue and order, and look to the Church of the Silver Flame to guide them through the Last War’s wreckage to a future in which all embrace the purity of faith.
FIVE EDICTS OF THE CHURCH
1. Trust in the Silver Flame. The Voice of the Silver Flame never lies. It will light your way to glory and salvation.
2. Heed the words of the Keeper. The Keeper of the Flame is your emissary. Through the Keeper, the Silver Flame speaks.
3. Fight evil in all its forms. Not everyone can have the strength or conviction of a paladin, but there are many ways to fight evil that don’t require one to draw a sword. We must also remain vigilant, for the one thing evil does well is hide in plain sight.
4. Lead a noble life, and encourage others to do the same. Temptations abound, but the wisest of us can recognize and avoid them. If you die with a pure spirit, you will be forever bound with the Silver Flame.
5. Share the faith. The Silver Flame can purify the darkest spirit. Share the power of the Flame with those who have not yet embraced it.
The following turns of phrase are uniquely Thrane.
❖ “Crooked!” An expletive, similar to “drat!”
❖ “Flame forgive me.” An expression usually preceding or following a nasty curse or insult.
❖ “What filth!” An expression of discontent or an indication of nonsense, similar to “hogwash!”
Thranes usually have a personal name followed by a family-based surname.
❖ Male: Alestair, Arrun, Andri, Calemi, Coref, Demodir, Drego, Drosin, Egen, Javi, Jeffi n, Kaith, Lukar, Mizar, Ossul, Pentar, Rave, Sercyl, Sudro, Suthar, Syro, Taran, Tokorin, Urdan, Valtar, Vencyl, Verodin, Zoder.
❖ Female: Avaliah, Beref, Chantalyn, Draci, Ghanji, Hariel, Heken, Imperi, Irulan, Jahanah, Kahlia, Lycia, Maradal, Margil, Melindri, Morgana, Narvala, Norah, Nyllestra, Sede, Suspiria, Taris, Thradi, Varikah.
❖ Surnames: Aeyliros, Askarda, Atrelioth, Corliostor, Corus, Desekane, Drosin, Entarro, Eskeliendro, Ghastor, Hetrion, Imaradi, Irvallo, Karavastar, Krayci, Lerendazi, Marktaros, Neskus, Ovion, Ravadanci, Sarhain, Talandro, Tarravan, Teskelyndros, Vanatar, Vasiraghi.