After the strongest empire on the plane failed a rutial and created "The Gloom" many generations have passed and the world have forgotten most of the history surrounding the event. The empire, led by dark elfes is now gone. Only the High-Elves (Termalien) on the other side of the sea has some memory of the ritual. However, they are occupied in a war against a newly risen teocracy (Nakramont) built on the practice of necromany and is losing ground to the undead horde.

The gloom behaves like a slow spreading mist that erases memory of the things it touches. From the ashes of the forgotten ruins the Valdurian Union has risen. Valduria is mostly on a desert continent, but has recently started to expand in hope to compensate for the claims the advancing Gloom has started to make more rapidly as of late.

The northen empire: Norm has set a stop to Valdurais expansion and the two countries have signed a strenious peace agreement. A cold war is currnetly taking place between them and alot of it is being fought in the free province of Aspya. This is an impirtant trade hub that Valduria would need to get the upper hand in a real war if it where to take place.

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The Mask-Maker

The Mask-Maker Emlic Nasir Abbumahn

A central part of the valdurian culture is the mask and cast system they rest upon. The mask maker is the person in charge of making new mask molds used by the state for the population. while most people of means make their own mask to stand out. Everyone is given one at birth.

Apart form making the molds, the mask maker can choose to make new mask to fill holes in the hierarchy. This however is not something done lightly and has to go through the Emperor and the high preist of Illamin.

The current Mask-maker: Milander Kalihafa is pushing to remove/replave the Rat mask. This is having the noble cast of valduria up in arms.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Frail using a cane to get arounf. Smiling eyes. Thin somewhat hunched.

Body Features

Dark skin, bald and a white mustache

Facial Features

Sharp lines, sunken eyes and wrinkly skin.

Identifying Characteristics

Scar on his neck. from a blade.

Physical quirks

Prone to tap his kane to some tune in his mind

Special abilities

The mask maker is usually the most skilled in "true sight" a skill the Maskers practice for the masking cermony.

Also the mask maker usually have moe other magic centered around divination.

Specialized Equipment

Kane hides a sword.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

When Emlic was young he joined the army. This was frowned upon because of his mask not matching the usual prospects. He survived an ambush from the Norm empire an later joined the maskers. after many years of rising in the ranks he was considered the most insightful masker in the valdurian union. when the high priest saliman (an old friend from the war) sugested him to the post of mask-maker the wote was almost unanomus.


Military school. and the namers sect traning. Reads alot. owns a big library.

Accomplishments & Achievements

The first masker to "see" the mask of an elf.

Failures & Embarrassment

Getting his squad killed in the battle of Elminster Pass.

Intellectual Characteristics

Free thinking. Sense of humor. Philosophical. Careful.

Morality & Philosophy

While he is one of the best maskers he also se alot of problems with the system. he believe it is the best system we have. but it CAN be better.


Never let the mask of a person inform my opinion of them.

Personality Characteristics


Learn more of the world and find a way to stop the gloom. Remove or change the meaning of the rat mask.

Biological sex




Gender Identity










Known languages

Valdurian. Common. Elvish.

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Throne of Gloom
Creation Date
13 Feb, 2018
Last Update
28 Feb, 2018


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