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== Overview ==
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The land of '''Iobaria''' is on [[Casmaron]], north of the [[Castrovin Sea]]. It was once a mighty empire, but was brought low by a series of plagues.
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The land of '''Iobaria''' is located east of the nation of [[Brevoy]], but is considered part of the continent of [[Casmaron]].  Found north of the [[Castrovin Sea]], it was once a mighty empire, but was decimated two millennia ago by a series of plagues.<ref name="CS-153">{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|153-154}}</ref>
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
Iobaria was originally settled by [[Ulfen (human ethnicity)|Ulfen]] explorers from [[Avistan]], who crossed the polar ice cap.
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Iobaria was originally settled by [[Ulfen (human ethnicity)|Ulfen]] explorers from [[Avistan]], who followed the southernmost polar ice caps eastward. By the [[Age of Enthronement]], it had grown into an empire with colonies as far afield as [[Issia]] (now Brevoy) and [[Mendev]] in Avistan. The empire was brought down by a series of plagues, the worst of which was the [[Choking Death]] of [[2742 AR]]. These diseases killed three quarters of the population, and even today a host of illnesses keeps the population low. Thus weakened, Iobaria lost control of its vassal states, which rebelled against its control, only to collapse themselves once they were cut off from central support.<ref name="CS-153" />
 
 
By the [[Age of Enthronement]], it had grown into an empire with colonies as far afield as [[Issia]] (now [[Brevoy]]) and [[Mendev]] in Avistan.
 
 
 
The empire was brought down by a series of plagues, the worst of which was the [[Choking Death]] in [[2742 AR]]. These diseases killed three quarters of the population, and even today a host of illnesses keeps the population low.
 
 
 
Vassal states rebelled against control by the Iobarian government, only to collapse themselves once they were cut off from central support.
 
  
 
== Inhabitants ==
 
== Inhabitants ==
Most of the population live in a state of barbarism. They avoid the ruined forest cities.
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The numerous diseases which emptied Iobaria two millennia ago have never disappeared completely, and still serve to keep its population very low.  Most live in the endless forest wilderness in a state of semi-barbarism, and avoid the ruined cities of their ancestors altogether.<ref name="CS-153" />
  
 
==== Religion ====
 
==== Religion ====
Many worship a vast group of minor nature spirits. Most religious figures are [[druid|druids]].
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Today, Iobarans worship a vast group of minor nature spirits. Most religious figures are [[druid|druids]].<ref name="CS-153" />
  
== Sites ==
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== Places of Interest ==
 
; [[Orlov]]  
 
; [[Orlov]]  
: The fomer coastal capital of Iobaria manages to retain faint traces of its ancient grandeur. Its scheming prince dreams of re-establishing the Empire, but in fact doesn't even have enough troops to fully man the city's ancient fortifications.
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: The fomer coastal capital of Iobaria manages to retain faint traces of its ancient grandeur. Its scheming prince dreams of re-establishing the Empire, but in fact doesn't even have enough troops to fully man the city's ancient fortifications.<ref name="CS-153" />
  
 
; [[Hask-Uktharan]]  
 
; [[Hask-Uktharan]]  
: This is an enormous cairn of quarried stone blocks, marked in the script of the [[Cyclopes]]. The ''[[Record of Truan Iolavai]]'' describes how the scholar and his party investigated the cairn, against the advice of his local guides, only to be driven off by a howling mob of malformed giants led by the [[demon lord]] [[Kostchtchie]].<ref>{{Cite book/Campaign Setting|153-154}}</ref>
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: This is an enormous cairn of quarried stone blocks, marked in the script of the [[Cyclopes]]. The ''[[Record of Truan Iolavai]]'' describes how the scholar and his party investigated the cairn, against the advice of his local guides, only to be driven off by a howling mob of malformed giants led by the [[demon lord]] [[Kostchtchie]].<ref name="CS-153" />
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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[[Category:Nations of Casmaron]]
 
[[Category:Nations of Casmaron]]

Revision as of 13:42, 18 May 2010

Iobaria
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The land of Iobaria is located east of the nation of Brevoy, but is considered part of the continent of Casmaron. Found north of the Castrovin Sea, it was once a mighty empire, but was decimated two millennia ago by a series of plagues.[1]

History

Iobaria was originally settled by Ulfen explorers from Avistan, who followed the southernmost polar ice caps eastward. By the Age of Enthronement, it had grown into an empire with colonies as far afield as Issia (now Brevoy) and Mendev in Avistan. The empire was brought down by a series of plagues, the worst of which was the Choking Death of 2742 AR. These diseases killed three quarters of the population, and even today a host of illnesses keeps the population low. Thus weakened, Iobaria lost control of its vassal states, which rebelled against its control, only to collapse themselves once they were cut off from central support.[1]

Inhabitants

The numerous diseases which emptied Iobaria two millennia ago have never disappeared completely, and still serve to keep its population very low. Most live in the endless forest wilderness in a state of semi-barbarism, and avoid the ruined cities of their ancestors altogether.[1]

Religion

Today, Iobarans worship a vast group of minor nature spirits. Most religious figures are druids.[1]

Places of Interest

Orlov
The fomer coastal capital of Iobaria manages to retain faint traces of its ancient grandeur. Its scheming prince dreams of re-establishing the Empire, but in fact doesn't even have enough troops to fully man the city's ancient fortifications.[1]
Hask-Uktharan
This is an enormous cairn of quarried stone blocks, marked in the script of the Cyclopes. The Record of Truan Iolavai describes how the scholar and his party investigated the cairn, against the advice of his local guides, only to be driven off by a howling mob of malformed giants led by the demon lord Kostchtchie.[1]

References