Roads to the North
Frey Campaign Setting
A world once cloaked in shadow aches and writhes as if a corpse. Scattered scavenger kings rule over masses of carrion and debris, whilst attempts at bringing order anew to the broken world of Frey are met with equal or greater chaos. Kingdoms rise and fall with the tides of constant war. The greatest asset of the free peoples is a massive and overzealous monotheistic church, rife with corruption, itself tainted by the wages of sin. And somewhere, on the edges of the world, masters old and new await to claim Frey again.
History: The history of Frey is told now by the Solist church – and as a result, much of the history before the Shadowmaker’s rise and fall is unknown and undiscovered.
Religion: After multiple successful crusades, the Solist church, headquartered in Caer Sól in Noslith, has become the dominant religion over the demihuman religions and other pagan faiths of Frey.
Ilfaine: The cold empire of Ilfaine was born centuries after the six kings of the North cast off the yoke of the Shadowmaker. The lieutenants of Shadowthrone returned, and corrupted their descendants into powerful undead servants called only the Six.
Noslith: A powerful kingdom born of Ardal Arvendon’s usurpation of the throne of Agrawel and subsequent conquest of much of the Shrinelands. Today, King Richard II rules beside the first ever archmage, Tegwen the Enchantress.
Traewyn: A powerful imperialist nation formed when Dragomir III united the eastern kingdoms of the Shrinelands. Today, King Kresimir IV is of the third dynasty to rule Traewyn from the eastern city of Ceszprém.
Wraemore: This fertile stretch of land fell into the rule of Didacus, lord of Garsea to repel the attempted invasion by Kresimir I. Today, King Velasco II rules this mercantile kingdom from Garsea.
Istria: An opulent trade kingdom renowned for its artistry and craftsmanship, born out of the brutal genocide of the Ashforge clan by the Andriet dynasty. Today, Grand Duke Miles Andriet rules from within the innermost tier of Avredence’s many walls, unseen.
Hawkpoint: A small town wedged between a few hills that is a popular stopping point for traveling Solists due to the altar at the top of the main hill, said to be close as possible to Sol. Has started to become known for its talented smiths despite recent hardships.
Blithfield: A small principality in the Northern Marches founded on the ruins of a fallen Umbrian capital by Lord Blith that sits precariously between powers. Today, Prince Cedric Blith reigns over Lake Gormire from the Silver Throne in Hexham Keep.