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Orichalcum

Orichalcum is a metal mentioned in several ancient writings, including the story of Atlantis in the Critias of Plato. Within the dialogue, Critias (460 – 403 BC) claims that orichalcum had been considered second only to gold in value in many parts of Atlantis in...

Mount Karvalen

While the term “Karvalen” is often ambiguous and must be judged based on context, the mountain of Karvalen is seldom confused.  It is known my several names, usually depending on who you ask.  These include “the Mountain,” “the mountain...

Portrait, Baronet de Aixirivall

Dated at or around 1610 AD, the portrait was done by one Francisco Lopez at the behest of the Baroness, Sasha de Aixirivall.  Originally displayed in the manor house overlooking the village of Aixirivall, in the Andorran region of the Pyrenees, the Baronet had it...

Sicaricudo

Sicaricudo, loosely translated into English, is “Kill the Assassins.”  Broadly speaking, sicaricudo is a game.  Played in its original form, it consists of two or more teams of three, each consisting of a “king” and two “knights.” ...

Horzun’s Fabulous Firestarter

Horzun, a Magician of Arondael, is probably the most famous magician in the history of the world.  His fascination with fire led him to extensive researches into starting them and stopping them—the first by design, the second because he was quite good at the first...