Come student. Sit awhile and listen. You have been under my tutelage for eight weeks now. Today you shall learn of the World Spirits.
The World Spirits :
Scattered throughout the land are grotto’s in which these being live in relative peace. Strange and fantastical creatures, the World Spirits are the physical and spiritual manifestations of the lands surrounding them. Little is known of them, but we do know that they can range in size from truly gargantuan to absolutely miniscule. Normally very docile, they are quick to anger when their territory comes to harm, often becoming excessively violent and destructive. They are a common problem for settlers on the frontier, who encounter them every time a new village is settled or a town is expanded.
In the age before our own, the king of Reiben commissioned seven seals that could would be possessed by, and harness the power of, these spirits. Once completed he gave the seals to his most trusted generals who went and befriended the most powerful spirit in each of their regions. With these allies, Reiben became a truly powerful nation, throwing back all who came to claim their lands. After the king died, having left no heir apparent, his generals took one region each and split the kingdom into seven baronies.
Type: Place of Power
Next week we will overview the Seals that bind these spirits and make use of them.