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Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara

Gazetteer #2 – The Known World – The Emirates of Ylaruam

Source: The Emirates of Ylaruam (0e-gaz-02)

This setting was described as a desert Arab nation where women were given little rights. The main race here is human and genasi. Having introduced the Elemental Evil Players Guide as part of the world I incorporated both the Water and the Air Genasi into the setting from here.

Air Genasi became the “Pure blood” Alphatians invaders, with the water Genasi being one of the settlers of the region. Unlike with the supplement, I have the Genasi as an established race with a backstory fitting the setting of how they arrived in this world. The different sub races of Genasi were opposed to each other in an ongoing war of Air vs Fire, and I added in the elements of Water and Earth which were missing in the worlds backstory to fit other races in the world. I was surprised that in translating from 4th edition to 5th edition the 5 genasi races were simplified down to 4.

Ylaruam Character Options

  • Starting Languages: Common (Thyatian) and Ylari.
  • Religions of the Region: Ylari Pantheon.

(R) Restricted, Needs GM Approval or Not available to players

  • Review Classes:
    • BarbarianPath of the Ancestors,
    • Bard – College of Swords, College of Virtue
    • ClericDomain of Air, Domain of Earth
    • Druid – Circle of the Land (Settlement), Circle of the Moon
    • Fighter – Battle Master, Cavalier, Knight Surgeon, Samurai, Shieldbearer, Sword Dancer
    • Monk – Way of the Cobalt Soul, Way of the Drunken Master, Way of the Elements (Air, Earth), Way of Iron, Way of the Kensai, Way of the Open Hand
    • Paladin – Oath of the Ascetic, Oath of Battle, Oath of Devotion, Oath of Perfection, Oath of Vengeance
    • Ranger – Beast Master, Explorer, Hidden Guardian
    • Rogue – Assassin, Duelist, Fixer, Inquisitive, Mastermind, Scout, Swashbucker, Thief
    • Sorcerer – Divine Inspiration, Divine Soul, Draconic Bloodline (Green, White), Elemental Essence (Air, Earth), Pyromancer, Runechild
    • WarlockPact of the Genie Lord (Air, Earth)
    • Wizard – Angelic Scribe, Elementalist (Air, Earth, Fire), School of Abjuration, School of Conjuration, School of Enchantment, School of Evocation, School of Illusion, War Mage

NPC Only Races: – Monstrous (Gnoll)

Ylaruam in the Known World

Known World – Ylaruam

South of the Northern Reaches and Rockhome. North of Thyatis and Karameikos. East of Darokin. West of the Isle of Dawn.

This is a nation of Humans:
Alasiyan – most of the population is of this race.
Makistani – a group of horse lords who have settled the edge of the western desert.
Nithian – a reclusive disliked race due to an ancient curse.
Thyatian – settlers from the south are still found here.

Locations of Note

Emirate of Abbashan
Population: 30,000
– Town of Abbashan
> population 4,300
– Town of Fabia
>population 2,000
– Town of Jaboor
> population 2,000
Middle Coast of Ylaruam

Emirate of Alasiya
Population: 78,000
– Centre of the Alasiyan culture
– Village of Dar el-Tamyya
– Town of Deraan
> population 1,100
– Town of Hedjazi
> population 1,200
– Town of Kuznetz
> population 1,050
– Town of Sulba
> population 1,000
– Town of Tel al Kebir
> population 1,900
– City of Ylaruam (Capital of Ylaruam)
> population of city 13,000
> population of suburbs 7,000
Great Salt Basic to the north east
Southwestern Highlands to the south
Valley of Death in the central region
Marudi’s Lair hidden in the central desert
– Ruins of Ennaei
– Plagued by Gnoll, Giants and Kobolds to the north.

Emirate of Dythestenia
Population: 7,600
– Town of Ctesiphon (capital)
> population – 1,000
– Village of Kirkuk

Emirate of Makistan
Population: 31,500
– Centre of the Makistani culture
– Town of Anram
> population 1,500
– Town of Parsa (capital)
> population 2,000
– Town of Uruk
> population 1,500
– Town of Warqa
> population 1,500
Ust-Urt Valley – that last vestiges of the grasslands that used to dominate this region. Now where the horses of the nation can be found
– Ruins of Cynidicea
– Plagued by Gnolls to the east.

Emirate of Nicostenia
– Population: 65,000
– Town of Cubis
> population 1,000
– Town of Tameronikas (capital)
>population 4,000
Southern Coast of Ylaruam
– Plagued by conflict with the Empire of Thyatis to the south

Emirate of Nithia
Population: 17,600
– Centre of the Nithian culture
– Town of Cinsa-Men-Noo
> population 1,100
– Town of Surra-Man-Raa
> population 2,000
North Coast of Ylaruam
– Plagued by Kobolds to the north.

Ylaruam in detail

Organisations of the Ylari

The Eternal Truth (Religious Organisation)
The Way of the Follower
The Way of the Warrior
– The Order of the Pike (Order of the Crescent Shield)
– The Order of the Arrow (Order of the Swift Falcon)
– The Order of the Spell (Order of the Topaz Ring)
– The Order of the Mace (Order of the Open Hand)
– The Order of the Lance (Order of the Silver Scimitar)
– Council of the Desert Rose
The Way of the Scholar
– Prayer Leader
– Itinerants
– Dervishes

Section still under construction

Birdfolk (Ibis Aven) Can be found all over the region, but in larger numbers near inland lakes and the coast.

Blue – found near the Great Salt Basin and the Valley of Death.
Brass – found near the Great Salt Basin.
Bronze – found near the coast.
Copper – found in the highlands.
Red – found in the highlands.
Silver – found in the northern mountains.

Craftbound: Creator of all things wondrous, avoid if possible.
Hillbound – Known for working with nature and specialists in the reclamation of the desert back to liveable farmland. They also maintain anything created by other races.
Stonebound – All from Rockhome as the source of all mountain dwarves, known for fine workmanship.

Air – on the north coast, known as the Pure Alphatians.
Earth – found with the Makistani.
Fire – found with the Nithian people, and in larger numbers as Common Alphatains.

Wrath of the Immortals Timeline

Phase One (Levels 1-5)

AC 1000 (Tier 1 – Level 1)
TimelineAC 1000Ylaruam

Introduction to Ylaruam – Introducing the Arabian Nights region of the setting. Entering army service to become citizens in Ylaruam, a new group of recruits learn about life in the army.

Relic Hunter – Aladdin’s Cave. A chance from a mysterious benefactor to find a magical treasure.

Rumour Only
Mystery of the Hidden Kingdom of Dragons – Dragonborn arrive
– The first glimpses of Dragonborn on records are near the Wrymsteeth mountains, Atruaghin Clans, Karameikos and Ylaruam.
Mystery of the Magic Mirror – A band of thieves are rumoured to have discovered a Magic Mirror in the desert of Ylaruam. (X12 – Skarda’s Mirror – Levels 5-8)

Still to be Edited
The Jade Hare. A group of goblins have stolen a holy relic and the village has put out a contract to have it returned.

AC 1001 (Tier 1 – Level 2)

TimelineAC 1001Ylaruam

Relic Hunter – Dendan Oil. A chance to find a magical ingredient.

Rumour Only
Mystery of the Hidden Kingdom of Dragons – Dragonborn Militia
. Large numbers of Dragonbown acting as militia and protecting various areas of the world start to get noticed.

Still to be Edited
<-> Battle for the Ridge – an outpost on the edge of the escarpment needs to be retaken.
(dmt) The Dreamer’s Shrine – A lost shrine is rediscovered.
(dmt) The Broken River – A mighty river once crossed Ylaruam, its source appears to have been discovered.
(dmt) Buried Council Chambers – New ruins uncovered.

AC 1002 (Tier 1 – Level 3)

TimelineAC 1002Ylaruam

Relic Hunter – Magic Saddlebags. A chance to find a magical item.

Still to be Edited
<-> (B4) The Lost City – Wind uncovers a lots civilisation, a remnant of what used to be.
Grimalkin (kp)

AC 1003 (Tier 1 – Level 4)

TimelineAC 1003Ylaruam

Rumour Only
Mystery of the Travelling Dragonborn
– Part 1 – Travelling from Darokin City in three caravans. On headed North, though Ethengar and into the Heldannic Territories. One Headed South, into the Five Shires, through Karameikos, then Thyatis and up the coast of Ylaruam and the Northern Reaches before reaching the Norwold Region. The Last caravan headed east into Ylaruam, then up into Rockhome and out into the Northern Reaches before making it unto the Norwold Region. (Tyranny of Dragons)

Still to be Edited
Giant Migration – The giants are migrating to the eastern end of Darokin, southern and eastern Rockhome, western Northern Reaches, eastern Karameikos, and western Ylaruam. (rumour)
(GAZ2) Treasure Hunt – The Yellow Kohl – Kohl is a greasy pigmented eye makeup. An alchemist has discovered his apprentice in his shop sold it to a woman by mistake and he needs it back.
(GAZ2) A Bazaar Disturbance – A distressing encounter in the markets between Alasiyan and Makistani erupts into trouble.
(mdt) In the Garden of Death – request for help with caravan attacks.
(mdt) Arcane Academy of Thadrulex – a ancient ruin in rediscovered.
Grimalkin (kp)

AC 1004 (Tier 1 – Level 5)

TimelineAC 1004Ylaruam

Mystery of the Hidden Kingdom of Dragons – Dragon Settlements. First sightings of Hidden Dragon Settlements, with one located in the forbidden regions of the desert.

Mystery of the Long Road – Take a shipment from the Heldannic Territories to Thyatis City. (Princes of the Apocalypse)

Relic Hunter – Carnelian Idol. A chance to find a magical treasure.

Still to be Edited
(mdt) Nekh-ta-Nebi’s Tomb – A map to a pyramid in the desert.
(mdt) The Burning Temple – A site of fire worshippers is discovered.
(mdt) Throne of the Dwellers in Dreams – Another ancient vault discovered.
Grimalkin (kp)
Tome of Beasts II Lairs – Fight for Horseshoe Rock Oasis

Phase Two (Levels 6-10)

AC 1005 (Tier 2 – Level 6)

TimelineAC 1005Ylaruam

Cults of the Valley of Death – Investigating strange cults in the deserts of Ylaruam known as the valley of death.

Relic Hunter – Magic Lamps. A chance to find a magical treasure.

Still to be Edited
(dmt) The Palace of Ahmad Sahit – An oasis in service to the gods is inviting new blood to assist in their tasks.
(mdt) The Lapis Maiden of Serena Hortum – Investigate an oasis estate to find a missing person.

AC 1006 (Tier 2 – Level 7)

TimelineAC 1006Ylaruam

Cults of the Valley of Death (cont) – Having discovered Three cults belong to Gorm, Usamigara and Madarua they choose to find the fourth cult of Zargon.

Relic Hunter – Sparkling Spear. A chance to find a magical treasure.

AC 1007 (Tier 2- Level 8)
TimelineAC 1007Ylaruam

Relic Hunter – Ionian Gems. A chance to find a magical treasure.

Rumour Only
The Day Magic Died
– The wells across the desert dry up and people are forced into the few oasis the remain. The settlements all quickly becomes overwhelmed and crowded.

AC 1008 (Tier 2 – Level 9)
TimelineAC 1008Ylaruam

Rumours Only
Rheddrian’s Investigation Bureau – The Knight’s Rivett Inn expands out to Kelvin (Karameikos), Luln (Karameikos), Ylaruam City (Ylaruam), Ierendi City (Ierendi) with services to its employees at each site. (Wrath of the Immortals – Phase Two)

Still to be Edited
GAZ2 – The Lake of Many Colours – A strange storm bring s mysterious tower in a lake that was not there

AC 1009 (Tier 2 – Level 10)

TimelineAC 1009Ylaruam

Lair of Doom – The threat to the Giants needs to be stopped in Ylaruam. (Storm Kings Thunder)

Still to be Edited
GAZ2 – The Tournament of Three Crowns – Winners gain the right to found a stronghold in one of three locations along a well travelled trade route in Dythestenia

Phase Three (Levels 11-15)

AC 1010 (Tier 3 – Level 11)

TimelineAC 1010Ylaruam

Relic Hunter – Magic Tunic. A chance to find a magical treasure.

AC 1011 (Tier 3 – Level 12)

TimelineAC 1011Ylaruam

Relic Hunter – Golden Bridle. A chance to find a magical treasure.

Still to be Edited
Wrath of the Immortals – Event ZA – Winter 1006 – Ylari Raid Thyatis – With the Thyatian forces heading to the Isle of Dawn, the Ylari invade the mainland Thyatis region.

AC 1012 (Tier 3 – Level 13)

TimelineAC 1012Ylaruam

Relic Hunter – Brass Horseman. A chance to find a magical treasure.

AC 1013 (Tier 3 – Level 14)

TimelineAC 1013Ylaruam

Rumours Only
War of Thyatis – Part Four – With the Thyatian forces heading to the Isle of Dawn, the Ylari invade the mainland Thyatis region. (Winter Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZA – Ylari Raid Thyatis)

Still to be Edited
GAZ2 – Treasure Hunt – The Celestial Planisphere – This lesser artefact permits viewing and communication with the elemental planes and outer planes as a crystal ball permits viewing and communication on the Prime Plane.

AC 1014 (Tier 3 – Level 15)

Phase Four (Levels 16-20)

AC 1015 (Tier 4 – Level 16)
  • TimelineAC 1015Ylaruam
  • Still to be Edited
    • Wrath of the Immortals – Event ZL – Spring 1008 – The Plague Intensifies – The plague gets worse and spreads out from the Heldannic Territories and Ethengar to the Northern Reaches and Ylaruam
    • GAZ2 – Treasure Hunt – The Gold Seal Ring of Al-Kalim – This ring, crafted by the dwarves and enchanted by a Makistani sorcerer, was used by Al-Kalim to confine unruly efreet in containers
AC 1016 (Tier 4 – Level 17)

TimelineAC 1016Ylaruam

Relic Hunter – Lizardskin Bed. A chance to find a magical treasure.

Still to be Edited
War in Norwold – Part Seven – The plague gets worse and spreads out from the Heldannic Territories and Ethengar to the Northern Reaches and Ylaruam. (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZM – The Plague Intensifies)
GAZ2 – The Dead Place – The battlegrounds where the Immortal Thanatos fought and lost has reawaken

AC 1017 (Tier 4 – Level 18)
  • TimelineAC 1017Ylaruam
  • Still to be Edited
    • GAZ2 – Treasure Hunt – The Bead of Oblivion – Each of the facets of this bead has a power that suppresses, erases, or discourages recall of the Nithian Empire’s dark sorceries, worships, and necromancy.
    • GAZ2 – The Valley of Diamonds – Source of the wealth of Sinbad, a sailor of legend.
AC 1018 (Tier 4 – Level 19)

TimelineAC 1018Ylaruam

Rumours Only
War in Thyatis – Part Eight – The Empire of Alphatia invade Ylaruam and move south to take Thyatis from the North. (Winter Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZS – Alphatians Reach Ylaruam)
War of Darokin – Part Eight – The Heldannic Knights arrive to fight the great horde travelling through the Northern Reaches, Rockhome, Ylaruam and Darokin. (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZT – Heldanners Hit Thar)

Still to be Edited
GAZ2 – The City of Brass – An important relic has been stolen and taken to the City of Brass.

AC 1019 (Tier 4 – Level 20)

Phase Five (Levels 21-25)

AC 1020 (Tier 4 – Level 21)
  • TimelineAC 1020Ylaruam
  • Still to be Edited
    • GAZ2 – The Pilgrimage of Al-Kalim – A quest for Immortality.
    • This nation continues to promote the ideas of the Immortal al-Kalim. It becomes even more warlike than before, especially in view of Thyatian’s current weak state and the stunning victories the Ylari carried of at Biazaan.

Content Updates

  • 2022-01-15 – Added in AC 1010 to 1020.
  • 2021-10-25 – Updated the layout for the timeline.
  • 2021-08-22 – Added in entry for AC 1008.
  • 2021-08-17 – Update to assiated classes
  • 2020-10-28 – Moved the Mini Campaign information to the Gaz2 page.
  • 2020-08-24 – Timeline cleanup.
  • 2020-08-06 – Adding in Timeline for AC 1007.
  • 2020-04-23 – Migration of content from my google site.
  • 2020-03-29 – Structure clean up and moving Ylaruam pantheon to its own page.
  • 2020-03-03 – Added in Timeline for AC 1006.
  • 2020-02-18 – Added in Timeline for AC 1005.
  • 2020-01-14 – Added in Timeline for AC 1004.
  • 2019-12-31 – Added in Timeline for AC 1003.
  • 2019-12-24 – Added in Timeline for AC 1002.
  • 2019-12-17 – Added in Timeline for AC 1001.
  • 2019-12-12 – Changing the content layout and moving out content that did not suit this post.
  • 2019-12-11 – Added in timeline for AC 1000.
  • 2019-11-28 – Adding in some of the racial and religion changes I have made to the setting.
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Mystara setting

The Known World Region: Alfheim, Atruaghin Clans, Broken Lands, Darokin, Ethengar, Five Shires, Glantri, Ierendi, Karameikos, Minrothad, Northern Reaches, Rockhome, Shadowlands, Ylaruam

Other Places of Note: Alphatia and Thyatis, Norwold Region, Thunder Rift

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