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== History ==
 
== History ==
Iobaria was originally settled by [[Ulfen (human ethnicity)|Ulfen]] explorers from [[Avistan]] around [[752 AR]], who followed the southernmost polar ice caps eastward.<ref name="PF33-55" />  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" />
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Iobaria was originally settled by [[Ulfen (human ethnicity)|Ulfen]] explorers from [[Avistan]] around [[752 AR]], who followed the southernmost polar ice caps eastward.<ref name="PF33-55">{{Cite book/The Varnhold Vanishing|55}}</refIt soon grew 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" />
  
 
== Inhabitants ==
 
== Inhabitants ==

Revision as of 11:18, 27 May 2010

Iobaria
(Region)

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]

Geography

The region of Iobaria
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, the "Cairn of Many Torments"[2]
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]
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History

Iobaria was originally settled by Ulfen explorers from Avistan around 752 AR, who followed the southernmost polar ice caps eastward.[3] It soon grew 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]

References