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Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara

Gazetteer Dawn of the Emperors

(Empire of Alphatia and Empire of Thyatis)

This is the one setting that would have really set up my players for knowing what was to come, and why it was left till last to detail.

Then showing just how bad the empire of Alphatia can be in comparison when magic becomes the only currency of worth, and no matter how strong or wealthy you might be, if your not a spellcaster of some sort your nothing more than a slave in the society.

A cold war exists between these two nations fighting over the isle of dawn with many close calls and a few skirmishes that will be apologised for in diplomatic negotiations.

The sheer landmass owned by the Alphatian Empire dwarfs the known world, with more holdings to the east and south. The Thyatian Empire also owns more lands to the south but everything outside this region is too far for most people to travel. In comparison I had a group travel from Darokin to an Island to the south of the Isle of Dawn and that took six months via a sailing ship (in D&D 5E speeds) so unless you have fast moving transportation or instant transportation, aggression on this scale would be quite slow.

The intention behind this campaign was to illustrate the roman feel of the Thyatians and how they have spread their culture and people throughout the known world via conquest and “civilization”. Might and money can get someone far in this culture.

The Empires of Thyatis and Alphatia, split by the Isle of Dawn

Mystara Gazetteer – The Empire of Thyatis

 Thyatian – The First Common

People are mainly human, with a roman feel, there are many races of human available.

The elves are Eladrin and very mysterious.

The air forces of Thyatis ride creatures.

The gladiatorial pits of Thyatis is one of the only places in the world to learn how to become a grandmaster with weaponry.

Art and beauty are prized in the city of Thyatis as much as strength of arms and body.

Thyatian Empire Character Options

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

  • Review Classes
    • BarbarianPath of the Battlerager, Path of the Berserker,
    • Bard – College of Entropy, College of Lore, College of Swords, College of Valour, Greenleaf College
    • ClericDomain of Air, Domain of Darkness
    • Druid – Circle of Dreams, Circle of the Land (Settlement, Shadowlands), Circle of Shapeless and Primal Terror
    • Fighter – Battle Master, Cavalier, Champion, Griffon Knight, Shieldbearer, Weapons Master
    • Monk – Way of the Cobalt Soul, Way of the Drunken Master, Way of the Elements (Air, Darkness), Way of Iron, Way of the Kensai, Way of the Long Death, Way of the Open Hand, Way of Shadow
    • Paladin – Oath of Battle, Oath of the Crown, Oath of Mercy, Oath of Perfection, Oath of Redemption
    • Ranger – Beast Master, Explorer, Gloom Stalker, Monster Slayer
    • Rogue – Assassin, Fixer, Duellist, Fixer, Mastermind, Swashbuckler, Thief, Whisper
    • SorcererDraconic Bloodline (Black, White), Elemental Essence (Air, Darkness), Shadow Bloodline, Shadow Magic
    • WarlockPact of the Genie Lord (Air, Darkness), Pact of the Hexblade, Pact of the Light Eater
    • WizardElementalist (Air, Darkness), School of Enchantment, School of Illumination, War Mage

Human:
Hattian – about a quarter of the human population is Hattian.
Herendan – about a quarter of the human population is Kerendan.
Nuari (Pearl Islander) – are a small part of the population
Thyatian – about half the human population is Thyatian.

Thyatian Locations of Note

Thyatis 8 mile per hex
Thyatis 8 mile per hex

This cluster of islands is about 1,000 miles south of the main continent. What little is known about Thanegioth is buried in myth and superstition, but there is at least one plateau “lost world” area, and many islands have tropical jungles, wherein dwell primitive tribesmen, aranea (intelligent spiders), and rakasta (cat people).
The Isle of Dread – This is part of the Thanegioth Archipelago and considered to be inside the boundary of the Thyatian Empire, though there is currently no presence there besides pirates.

Isle of Dread Changes to the setting:
– Arenea (spider people) found on the Isle of Dread have access to extra planar connections.
– Rakasta (cat people) found on the Isle of Dread have access to magic allowing travel out of the atmosphere.
– Dragonborn – Green in the forests, Black in the swamps, Red in the mountains.

Wrath of the Immortals Timeline – Thyatian Empire

Phase One (Levels 1-5)

AC 1000 (Tier 1 – Level 1)

TimelineAC 1000Thyatian Empire

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(GAZB) The Thyatian Millennium. A big celebration for the new year, with foreign agents trying to spoil the festivities.
(DDA1) Arena of Thyatis. Life as a gladiator in the biggest area of the known world.
Bauldur’s Gate – Descent into Avernus – The Basilisk Gate. Drafting new immigrants into work.
Bauldur’s Gate – Descent into Avernus – Elfsong Tavern. Helping out a spy to find the source of the trouble for the city.
Candlekeep Mysteries – The Joy of Extradimensional Spaces – A Book leads characters on a quest to find a missing sage.
Tome of Beasts II Lairs – To Track a Thief

AC 1001 (Tier 1 – Level 2)

TimelineAC 1001Thyatian Empire

Mystery in Thyatis City – New ships are under construction, with more work being done than the nations shipyards can handle.

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Tomb of AnnihilationPort Nyanzaru – Set in West Portage, Isle of Dawn, calling for adventurers to explore the unknown.
Baldur’s Gate – Descent into Avernus – Dungeon of the Dead Three – A chance encounter with cultists of the dragon.
Candlekeep Mysteries – Mazfroth’s Mighty Digressions – A monstrous revelation sheds light on a book merchant’s scam.
Recruitment Drive – The national guard is hiring.

AC 1002 (Tier 1 – Level 3)
TimelineAC 1002Thyatian Empire

(X1) Exploration – Isle of Dread – Exploration of islands in the Thanegioth Archipelago, technically part of teh Thyatian Empire, but unexplored and unsettled at this time. (X1/OAR2 – Isle of Dread – Levels 3-7)

Mystery in Thyatis City – New fortifications have been ordered for the nations shipyards.

Mystery of Missing Delegation – An group of delegates from the Heldannic Freeholds were moving south into Vestland (Northern Reaches) and have disappeared. (Order of the Gauntlet and Zhentarim – Princes of the Apocalypse)

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(DDA2) Legions of Thyatis – Senator Helenites Osteropolus invites a group of heroes to help with the mistreatment of the gladiators in Thyatis.
Baulder’s Gate – Descent into Avernus – The Low Lantern – A son of a lord can be met at the Low Lantern looking for some adventurers.
Baulder’s Gate – Descent into Avernus – Vanthampur Villa – Another noble son, another puzzle.
(dwt) Neotomas’ Paradise – Disappearances have led to monsters in the sewers.
Candlekeep Mysteries – Book of the Raven – A treasure map tucked inside a book beckons adventurers to a remote hilltop chalet occupied by a secret society that shuns visitors.
Tome of Beasts II Lairs – The Forsaken Fort

AC 1003 (Tier 1 – Level 4)
TimelineAC 1003Thyatian Empire

(X1) Exploration – Isle of Dread – Exploration of islands in the Thanegioth Archipelago, technically part of teh Thyatian Empire, but unexplored and unsettled at this time. (X1/OAR2 – Isle of Dread – Levels 3-7)

Rumour Only
Mystery in Thyatis City
– Recruitment for the national guard units and orders to military supplies have caught the interest of other nations.
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)

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(GAZB) Escape from Borydos – A group of heroes are trapped on the Devil’s Island of Thyatis.
Tomb of Annihilation: Land of Chult – Journey into the reaches of the Isle of Dawn where very few have returned.
Baulder’s Gate – Descent into Avernus – Under the Villa (Thyatis AC 1003) – A quest to find the Shield of the Hidden Lord.
Baulder’s Gate – Descent into Avernus – Candlekeep – gather all the components needed to go to Hell.
Candlekeep Mysteries – A Deep and Creeping Darkness – A book describing a mining disaster prompts adventurers to search for a missing town.
Candlekeep Mysteries – Shemshine’s Bedtime Rhyme – A catchy and contagious rhyme traces back to a sinister clockwork book.
(dwt) Thelamos – Another venture into the sewer system.

AC 1004 (Tier 1 – Level 5)
TimelineAC 1004Thyatian Empire

(X1) Exploration – Isle of Dread – Exploration of islands in the Thanegioth Archipelago, technically part of teh Thyatian Empire, but unexplored and unsettled at this time. (X1/OAR2 – Isle of Dread – Levels 3-7)

(X8) Exploration – Sea of Dread – Rollo Bargmann has a quest to investigate an Island within the Thyatian naval waters. (X8 – Drums of Fire Mountain – Levels 5-8)

Mystery in Thyatis City – Changes in policy for the army with numerous effects felt around the empire.

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

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(X1/oar2) Exploration – Isle of Dread – Exploration of islands in the Thanegioth Archipelago, technically part of teh Thyatian Empire, but unexplored and unsettled at this time. (Levels 3 to 7)
Candlekeep Mysteries – The Price of Beauty – A book about beauty shows the way to a secluded temple where beauty is only skin deep.
Eldritch Lairs – Crypt of Green Shadows

Phase Two (Levels 6-10)

AC 1005 (Tier 2 – Level 6)
TimelineAC 1005Thyatian Empire

(X1) Exploration – Isle of Dread – Exploration of islands in the Thanegioth Archipelago, technically part of teh Thyatian Empire, but unexplored and unsettled at this time. (X1/OAR2 – Isle of Dread – Levels 3-7)

(X8) Exploration – Sea of Dread – Rollo Bargmann has a quest to investigate an Island within the Thyatian naval waters. (X8 – Drums of Fire Mountain – Levels 5-8)

Mystery in the Baizzan Hills – A tower in the hills of the Barony of Biazzan bordering the Imperial Territories is rumoured to have been destroyed by Hill Giants. (Storm Kings Thunder)

Relic Hunter – Dinosaurs – A group of hunters is challenged to capture some live dinosaur specimens for a wizard. (X1/oar2 – Isle of Dread)

Rumour Only
Mystery in Thyatis City – Spring with an issues with soldier, sailors and bread has developed in Thyatis City. (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – A – Thyatis’s Revolt)

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Candlekeep Mysteries – Book of Cylinders – Engraved cylinders contained within a book tell a gripping and portentous tale when rolled across wet clay.
Tomb of Annihilation: Dwellers of the Forbidden City – Rumours spread of a city in the middle of the wilderness of the Isle of Dawn.
Tome of Beasts II Lairs – The River Tomb

AC 1006 (Tier 2 – Level 7)
TimelineAC 1006Thyatian Empire

(X1) Exploration – Isle of Dread – Exploration of islands in the Thanegioth Archipelago, technically part of teh Thyatian Empire, but unexplored and unsettled at this time. (X1/OAR2 – Isle of Dread – Levels 3-7)

(X8) Exploration – Sea of Dread – Rollo Bargmann has a quest to investigate an Island within the Thyatian naval waters. (X8 – Drums of Fire Mountain – Levels 5-8)

Rumour Only
Thyatian Proclamation
– Thyatis warns Alphatia to stay out of the region. (Fall Event – Wrath of the Immortals – I – Thyatis Intrudes)

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(GAZB) Kerendan Days of the Hoof – The annual horse competitions are running, with one of the prizes being a chance to meet the emperor.
Candlekeep Mysteries – Sarah of Yellowcrest Manor – A haunted book points a ghostly finger at the perpetrators of an unsolved mass killing in Darokin City.
Tome of Beasts II Lairs – House of the Worm God

AC 1007 (Level 8)
TimelineAC 1007Thyatian Empire

(X8) Exploration – Sea of Dread – Rollo Bargmann has a quest to investigate an Island within the Thyatian naval waters. (X8 – Drums of Fire Mountain – Levels 5-8)

Rumours Only
The Day Magic Died
– The Thyatian Empire recalls all its troops on foreign soil, this is the first year in recorded history that the Thyatian Military has not expanded.

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Candlekeep Mysteries – Lore of the Lurue – Adventurers become immersed in a storybook conflict involving Lurue the Unicorn Queen and Malar the Beast Lord.
Tomb of AnnihilationFane of the Night Serpent – A hidden temple is unearthed in the Forbidden City on the Isle of Dawn.

AC 1008 (Tier 2 – Level 9)
TimelineAC 1008Thyatian Empire

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GAZB – Against the Storm Soldiers – Agents of the Emperor are sent to infiltrate and deal with the Hate group known as the Storm Soldiers
Candlekeep Mysteries – Kandlekeep Dekonstruktion – A stolen book leads adventurers to a tower in Candlekeep that is more than what it seems.

AC 1009 (Tier 2 – Level 10)

TimelineAC 1009Thyatian Empire

Rumours Only
Rheddrian’s Investigation Bureau – The Knight’s Rivett Inn expands out to Biazzan (Thyatis), Castellan (Northern Reaches), Minrothad City (Minrothad), Specularum (Karameikos) with services to its employees at each site.
Lull Before The Storm – The navy are recalled and refitted in Alphatia, Thyatis and Heldannic Knights Territory. (Event Summer – Wrath of the Immortals – O – Empires Build Forces)

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Candlekeep Mysteries – Zikran’s Zephyrean Tome – A djinni trapped in a book offers a wish spell to adventurers who find a way to release him.
Tomb of Annihilation – Tomb of the Nine Gods – Mystery and adventure awaits the bold.

Phase Three (Levels 11-15)

AC 1010 (Tier 3 – Level 11)

TimelineAC 1010Thyatian Empire

Rumours Only
Rheddrian’s Investigation Bureau – The Knight’s Rivett Inn expands out to Kerendas (Thyatis), Norrvik (Northern Reaches), Soderfjord (Northern Reaches) with services to its employees at each site. (Wrath of the Immortals – Phase Three)
War of Dawn – Part 1 – The Thyatian territory of West Portage on the Isle of Dawn is overrun and defeated. (Fall Event – Wrath of the Immortals – Q – West Portage Falls)

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Candlekeep Mysteries – The Curious Tale of Wisteria Vale – A book holds the key to unlocking a bard’s prison.

AC 1011 (Tier 3 – Level 12)

TimelineAC 1011Thyatian Empire

Rheddrian’s Investigation Bureau – The Knight’s Rivett Inn expands out to Dengar (Rockhome), Thyatis City (Thyatis), Zeaburg (Northern Reaches) with services to its employees at each site. (Wrath of the Immortals – Phase Three)
War in Karameikos – Part Two – Karameikos pulls out of the war with Alphatia and does not support Thyatis and declares itself a Kingdom (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – T – Karameikos Sells Out)

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Candlekeep Mysteries – The Book of Inner Alchemy – A search for the missing pages of a book puts adventurers in conflict with monks of the Immortal Lotus.

AC 1012 (Tier 3 – Level 13)

TimelineAC 1012Thyatian Empire

Rumours Only
Rheddrian’s Investigation Bureau – The Knight’s Rivett Inn expands out to Hattias (Thyatis), Retebiud (Thyatis), Tel Akbir (Thyatis) with services to its employees at each site. (Wrath of the Immortals – Phase Three)

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GAZB – Mists of Mositius – A magical mist arises from a volcano is unlike anything that has come before
Candlekeep Mysteries – The Canopic Being – A book brings several puzzling organ transplants to light.
Tome of Beasts II Lairs – Fire and Fury

AC 1013 (Tier 3 – Level 14)

TimelineAC 1013Thyatian Empire

Rumours Only
War of Dawn – Part Four – On the Isle of Dawn, the Alphatian Empire is attacking Redstone Castle. (Winter Event – Wrath of the Immortals – Z – Redstone Besieged)
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)

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GAZB – Knights of the Air – A detailed map of Norwold is needed to help with the campaign to keep Alphatian forces off the main continent.
Candlekeep Mysteries – The Scrivener’s Tale – A tome leaves its magical mark on the adventurers, dooming them unless they can find a way to remove it.

AC 1014 (Tier 3 – Level 15)
  • TimelineAC 1014Thyatian Empire
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    • Wrath of the Immortals – Event ZI – Winter 1007 – Possessions Revolt – The outer lying colonies of Thyatis revolt and declare independence.
    • GAZB – War-Hawks Over Helskir – The nation of Helskir has declared itself independent in the war and wants neither side to cross its borders.

Phase Four (Levels 16-20)

AC 1015 (Tier 4 – Level 16)

TimelineAC 1015Thyatian Empire

Rumours Only
War of Dawn – Part Six – The Alphatian Empire takes most of the Thyatian colonies on the Isle of Dawn, including Newkirk and Redstone . (Summer Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZE – Newkirk, Redstone Fall)
War for Thyatis – Part Six – The Ylaruam forces return home to avoid the Thyatian forces coming from the Isle of Dawn. (Fall Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZF – Ylari Withdrawal)

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Candlekeep Mysteries – Xanthoria – A fell grimoire helps adventurers end a fungal plague.

AC 1016 (Tier 4 – Level 17)
AC 1017 (Tier 4 – Level 18)

TimelineAC 1017Thyatian Empire

Rumours Only
War in Thyatis – Part Eight – The war moves to the sea of dawn, on the surface and in the sky. (Summer Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZO – Imperial Navies Clash)

AC 1018 (Tier 4 – Level 19)

TimelineAC 1018Thyatian Empire

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 in Thyatis – Part Eight – Thyatis stands alone against the Alphatian Empire. (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZU – Thyatis Gets no Aid)
War in Thyatis – Part Eight – The final battle for the empires commences, with the Northern Reaches, Heldannic Knights and Glantrian mages finally coming to the support of the Thyatian empire. (Summer Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZV – Alphatians Enter Thyatis)

AC 1019 (Tier 4 – Level 20)

Phase Five (Levels 21-25)

AC 1020 (Tier 5 – Level 21)
  • TimelineAC 1020Thyatian Empire
  • Still to be Edited
    • Emperor Thincol of Thyatis remains true to his word and respects the sovereignty of the new nation of Helskir in the north of the island. He does dispatch forces under the joint command of his daughter, Princess Stephania, and her husband, General Anaxibius, to re-take control of Newkirk, Redstone and West Portage.
    • Ochalea, a clerical nation remains independent of the empire of Thyatis for the time being.
    • The Peral Islands remain independent of the empire of Thyatis.
    • Bled dry by the years of war, Thyatis begins its slow recovery. The empire regains full control of all its mainland territories and of loyal area on the Isle of Dawn. All of the areas it formally held by force, such as Ochalea and the Pearl Islands have become independent. Much reduced in manpower, territories and prestige, Thyatis will be a long time rebuilding itself, even without competition from Alphatia. Nevertheless, it is clear that the empire will survive. Emperor Thincol’s health continues to fail, and he begins to consider whether his son Eusebius or his daughter Stephania should be his successor.

Mystara Gazetteer – The Empire of Alphatia

Alphatia – The Second Common

People are mainly genasi, with a majority of the nobility being air genasi. The elves are Eladrin and very mysterious. The Dwarves of Alphatia are not related to the dwaves of Rockhome, but something else with no issues with magic. The air forces of Alphatia ride in sailing ships designed to swim through the air as well as float on the sea. The Alphatians teach unique magic related to the elements and their genasi heritage, but shun fire magic due to racial history.

Population: 5,331,000
Races: Alphatian (Common), Alphatian (Mixed), Alphatian (Pure), Jennite, Thothian. Isle of Dawn also includes: Thyatian (Mixed)
Languages: Alphatian (official), Elvish (Shiye-Lawr dialect), Dwarvish (Denwarf-Hurgon dialect)
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard
Government Type: Numerous semi autonomous kingdoms owing loyalty to a central emperor or empress
Industries: Agriculture (very rich), foresting, exploration of magic

Alphatian Empire Character Options

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

Description of the Empire

Description: Alphatia is a mighty continent of spellcasters to the east of the Thyatian Empire; it is not shown on any of the maps in this volume. Alphatia rules numerous other lands; all together, the main continent and its subordinate nations constitute the Alphatian Empire.

The continent of Alphatia is a broad, rich land divided up into numerous interdependent nations. The southwestern regions, the areas best known to visitors from foreign lands, are sunny and temperate, good for farmlands and pastures. The northwestern regions are chilly and mountainous, far wilder and less settled than the south. The northeastern section of the continent is also chilly wilderness; it has few human settlements, but is dotted with wizards’ towers and the summer villas of Alphatian nobles. The southeastern part of Alphatia is flatland with rich soil, thick with farms. The central regions of the continent feature deep, dangerous forests where monsters thrive, where dangerous elves live free, and where the most evil of spellcasters conduct their grisly experiments. 
Ruler: Eriadna the Wise. Raised from childhood to be a ruler of men, she seized the imperial throne from her own father when the man launched a costly, failed invasion of Thyatis and the Alphatian grand council of wizards threatened to remove the imperial throne from her family line. She magically maintains her appearance at 30, though she is actually 80 and has five adult children.
Population: The Alphatians are not native to this plane. Their original home, far away in another plane, was destroyed in a war of opposing magic schools. The Alphatians came to the Known World and settled, building a new empire based on magic.
There are two kinds of Alphatians: common and pure. Common Alphatians have coppery skin and brown (sometimes red) hair. Pure Alphatians, a distinct minority, have very pale white skin and dark hair. Neither race has a social class advantage in the empire.
In the empire, all spellcasters are considered nobles; non-spellcasters have few rights. Spellcasters and non-spellcasters live under different sets of laws, laws which (naturally) favour the spellcasters.
Sundsvall: The imperial capital of Alphatia lies in the southwestern region of the continent. It is a vast city of 500,000 residents, and features innumerable huge palaces and other enormous buildings. As the capital of a magical empire, it is heavily decorated by and protected by magic spells, and is often called the “city built by magic.”
Adventure Opportunities: Alphatia is a magical land that teems with wizards. They like to create new spells (or steal them from one another) or new monsters (these often break out of their pens and run amok).

Continent of Bellissaria

Population: 455,000
Languages: Alphatian
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: TBA.

Guilds of Alphatia

Here are a list of Guilds that operate out of Alphatia:
– Azorius Senate (ggr32)
– Boros Legion (ggr38)
– House Dimir (ggr45)
– Golgari Swarm (ggr51)
– Gruul Clans (ggr58)
– Izzet League (ggr64)
– Orzhov Syndicate (ggr71)
– Cult of Rakdos (ggr77)
– Selesnya Conclave (ggr84)
– Simic Combine (ggr91)

Imperial Navy Boltmen

The Alphatian navy commonly uses troops armed with wands of lightning bolts. These experienced troops are well trained in the arts of aiming and firing such weapons, and they understand the limitations and risks involved in using such magic. They neither use it inconsiderately nor without orders.
The wands typically contain six charges each and can be recharged, normally by a navy magist after a battle. If a warship hasn’t engaged in battle for several days, it is likely that the boltmen’s wands are fully recharged as per navy regulations.
Boltmen are usually 1st-level magic-users or elves. Each wears knee-high boots, white knickerbockers, a laced shirt, a red padded jacket with epaulets, and a black velvet cloak. A boltman wears leather headgear and carries some equipment on his belt in a leather case. His equipment normally includes one or two daggers, a score of darts, his wand, food, and other minor field equipment (rope, hooks, spade, bandages, waterskin, torches, etc.).
Officers are higher-level spell-casters who use wands having more charges and causing more damage than normal boltmen’s wands. Officers wear magical headgear made of very thin metal over leather. This does not provide physical protection, except perhaps from the sun, but does provide magical protection granting a + 2 Saving Throw against any magical attack.
Each Imperial boltman squad usually has its own officer. Each boltman and officer has a different word to activate his wand, and has sworn never to reveal this word. However, many boltmen who have fought together know each other’s magical words. Officers ensure that these words get changed, especially after a major battle. See the Boltmen Table for game statistics on officers and enlisted boltmen.
In addition to the boltmen, various specialized troops may be added to the squad. They have the same game statistics as those of the standard boltmen but use different magical items. Dispel wardens use wands with six charges of dispel magic. Protection wardens use wands with six charges of protection from normal missiles. Light marines use wands with 20 charges of magic missiles (ld6 + 1 damage/round). Heavy marines are not commonly seen; these are low-level fighters complete with chain or plate armor and bastard swords. Heavy marines are used only during large-scale battles. Otherwise, non-spell-casting troops handle more menial tasks, especially in the navy (sailors, carpenters, KP personnel, etc.).

Alphatian Locations of Note

Kingdom of Aegos
Population: 5,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, Sheep products (wool and mutton)

Kingdom of Aeria
Population: 15,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, teaching of Magic

Kingdom of Ambur
Population: 180,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Logging, agriculture, scholarship (astronomy), entertainment (theatre)

Kingdom of Aquas
Population: 135,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Fish-rearing, pearl harvesting, mining, jewel-crafting, engineering

Kingdom of Ar
Population: 100,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, cattle, sheep, logging

Kingdom of Arogansa
Population: 135,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Tourism, wines

Kingdom of Bettellyn
Population: 325,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, cattle, sheep

Kingdom of Blackheart
Population: 45,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Magical research, privacy

Kingdom of Dawnrim (Bellissaria)
Population: 25,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, fishing, cattle, sheep, goats

Kingdom of Dunadale
Population: 78,000
Languages: Alphatian (Common), Thyatian
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard. Emperor (5 gp), Lucin (gp), Asterius (sp), Denarius (cp). Thyatian standard.
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Fishing, peat-moss

Kingdom of Eadrin
Population: 88,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Tourism, Agriculture

Kingdom of East Portage
Population: 10,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Trade

Kingdom of Ekto
Population: 48,000
Languages: Alphatian (Common), Thyatian
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard. Emperor (5 gp), Lucin (gp), Asterius (sp), Denarius (cp). Thyatian standard
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Mining, agriculture, steel

Kingdom of Floating Ar
Population: 50,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Naval, Air Magic, Exploration

Kingdom of Foresthome
Population: 85,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, fishing, logging

Kingdom of Fristland
Population: 79,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Cattle, agriculture

Kingdom of Gaity
Population: 5,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Amusement

Kingdom of Greenspur
Population: 565,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, military

Kingdom of Haven
Population: 895,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, cattle, sheep, art and education

Kingdom of Helskir
Population: 40,000
Languages: Alphatian (Common), Thyatian
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard. Emperor (5 gp), Lucin (gp), Asterius (sp), Denarius (cp). Thyatian standard
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Fishing, agriculture

Kingdom of Horken (Bellissaria)
Population: 30,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, shipbuilding, trade

Kingdom of Limn
Population: 223,000
Languages: Alphatian (Common), Goblin (Alphatian dialect), Kobold (Alphatian dialect), Orc (Alphatian dialect), Ogre (Alphatian dialect), Thyatian
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard. Emperor (5 gp), Lucin (gp), Asterius (sp), Denarius (cp). Thyatian standard
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Magical experiments

Kingdom of Lagrius (Bellissaria)
Population: 150,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Timber cutting, fishing

Kingdom of Meriander (Bellissaria)
Population: 100,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, alchemical research, education

Kingdom of Ne’er-do-well
Population: 20,000
Languages: Alphatian (Common), Thyatian
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard. Emperor (5 gp), Lucin (gp), Asterius (sp), Denarius (cp). Thyatian standard
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Smuggling, piracy, light agriculture

Kingdom of Notrion (Bellissaria)
Population: 50,000
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Trade, agriculture

Kingdom of Ochalea
Population: 125,000
Languages: Alphatian (Common), Thyatian
Coinage: King (aka Teng, 5 gp), One (gp), Tenth (sp), Hundredth (cp). Ochalea coins are octagonal and have square holes drilled in the middle
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Agriculture, textiles

Kingdom of Qeodhar
Population: 18,000
Languages: Alphatian (Common), Heldannic
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Fishing, whaling, seal trapping, light agriculture

Kingdom of Randel
Population: 128,000
Languages: Alphatian (Common)
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Military, mercenary forces, wine

Kingdom of Shiye-Lawr
Population: 55,000
Languages: Elvish (Shiya-Lawr dialect), Alphatian (Common)
Coinage: Crown (gp), Mirror (sp), Judge (cp). Alphatian standard
Government Type: Monarchy part of an Empire
Industries: Crafts

Section of notes still under construction

Thyatian Races

Elf:
Sylvan (Vylaia) – on the borders of Karameikos.

Alphatian Races

Elf:
Sylvan (Shiye) – elves of central forests.

Genasi:
Air – known as the Pure Alphatians, and make up a majority of the population and rulers.
Genasi: Fire – known as Common Alphatians.

Halfling:
Ghostwise – major settlement.
Halfling: Seacalled – along the coast.

Wrath of the Immortals Timeline – Alphatian Empire

Phase One (Levels 1-5)

AC 1000 (Tier 1 – Level 1)

TimelineAC 1000Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
Mystery in Aegos
– Surveyors and other Geologist specialists are gathering in Sundsvall for a conference regarding Aegos.

Still to be Edited
(GAZB) The Thyatian Millennium. Agents are sent to Thyatis City to cause issues with the celebrations.
(mdt) The Soularium – A shelter in the temple district looks after the downtrodden.
Strixhaven – A Curriculum of Chaos – Campus Kerfuffle

AC 1001 (Tier 1 – Level 2)

TimelineAC 1001Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
Mystery in Aegos
– A need for construction worker, equipment and earth focused spellcasters is made to travel to the Island of Aegos.
Mystery of the Dead Elf – The Empress assigns one of her spy’s Troikithus a task to infiltrate The Great School of Magic.

AC 1002 (Tier 1 – Level 3)

TimelineAC 1002Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
Academy Influx – The academies all over Alphatia are taking in more students that before. Their martial and magical studies have become required curriculum.

Still to be Edited
Critical Role – Call of the Netherdeep – A Fateful Competition

AC 1003 (Tier 1 – Level 4)

TimelineAC 1003Alphatian Empire

Still to be Edited
(GAZB) The Airship of Love – A airship is looking for a crew to fill in for a season of travel.
Critical Role – Call of the Netherdeep -The Leave-Taking
Strixhaven – A Curriculum of Chaos – Hunt for Mage Tower

AC 1004 (Tier 1 – Level 5)

TimelineAC 1004Alphatian Empire

Mystery in Aegos – The Alphatian Empire stages a Hollow World Incursion into the Neathar Lands, starting with numerous Alphatian gnome diggers popping out near the Azcan people. (Wrath of the Immortals – Phase One)

Still to be Edited
Critical Role – Call of the Netherdeep – Bazzoxan
Eldritch Lairs – Under the Devils Thumb

Phase Two (Levels 6-10)

AC 1005 (Tier 2 – Level 6)

TimelineAC 1005Alphatian Empire

Mystery in Aegos – A gathering of heroes under a new benefactor seeks to understand the madness gripping the world. A trio to the island of Aegos is arranged to investigate where the missing army of the region has gone. (Wrath of the Immortals – Phase Two)

Rumour Only
Mystery of the Alphatian Duellers
– Spring with an issues with magic duels and attitude from Alphatian wizards to Glantrian wizards. (Sprint Event – Wrath of the Immortals – B – Alphatia’s Pride)
Mystery of the Proclamation – Summer with an accusation from the Alphatian Empire directed at Glantri. (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – D – Alphatian Proclamation)
Mystery in Sundsvall – Summer with Glantrian heroes travelling to Sundsvall, Capital of Alphatia to deliver a message from the Princes of Glantri. (Summer Event – Wrath of the Immortals – E – Death of Torenal)

Still to be Edited
Critical Role – Call of the Netherdeep – Bazzoxan – Betrayer’s Rise
Strixhaven – A Curriculum of Chaos – The Magister’s Masquerade

AC 1006 (Tier 2 – Level 7)

TimelineAC 1006Alphatian Empire

Mystery of the Hidden Kingdom of DragonsGoing Backwards. A group of adventurer take the plunge and enter through the strange gate at the back of The Dragon’s Cart that appears to be a black door to nothingness described only as “Going Backwards”.

Rumour Only
Mystery in Aegos – Reports on massive loss of life, a catastrophe and a volcanic eruption damaging the infrastructure of the island. (Wrath of the Immortals – Phase Two)
Mystery of the Dual Memories – Summer with the case of the dual memories coming to a climax in Sundsvall, Alphatia. (Summer Event – Wrath of the Immortals – G – “Assassins” Escape)
Thyatian Proclamation – Thyatis warns Alphatia to stay out of the region. (Fall Event – Wrath of the Immortals – I – Thyatis Intrudes)

Time Travel – Castle Amber – After going backwards a group finds themselves in past of Glantri and into World War 1 in Francia. (X2/OAR5 – Castle Amber – Levels 3-6) Tue Group

Still to be Edited
(GAZB) Shaek in the Night – Travel to Blackheart to find a rogue mage and return with him alive.
Critical Role – Call of the Netherdeep – The Jewel of Hope
Eldritch Lairs – Palace of the Wind Lords

AC 1007 (Tier 2 – Level 8)
TimelineAC 1007Alphatian Empire

Rumour Only
Airfleet Recalled – The full might of the Alphatian Airfleet is recalled for refurbishment, resupply and staffing. (Fall Event – Wrath of the Immortals – GM Created)
And Let the Temples Burn – Temples to the god of thieves are burning all over the Alphatian holdings. (Fall Event – Wrath of the Immortals – K – Asterius’s Temples Burned)
The Day Magic Died – Portals and communication stones across the Alphatian empire stopped working. This was also the day that all ongoing magical effects ended. (Hollow World Adventures)Tue Group

Still to be Edited
Critical Role – Call of the Netherdeep – The Jewel of Hope – Faction Member
Eldritch Lairs – The Undying Tournament

Strixhaven – A Curriculum of Chaos – A Reckoning in Ruins

AC 1008 (Tier 2 – Level 9)
TimelineAC 1008Alphatian Empire

Rumour Only
Light the Match, See it Burn – The Airfleet of Alphatia is wiped out. (Winter Event – Wrath of the Immortals – L – Alphatian Armada Burns)Wed Group (Captain Crimson)
Declaration of a World War – Alphatia declares War on Glantri, Glantri declares War on Alphatia, Heldannic Knights declare war on Alphatia, Thyatian Empire declares war on Alphatia. (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – M – War is Declared)

Still to Be Edited
Critical Role – Call of the Netherdeep – The Drowned City

AC 1009 (Tier 2 – Level 10)

TimelineAC 1009Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
Lull Before The Storm – The navy are recalled and refitted in Alphatia, Thyatis and Heldannic Knights Territory. (Event Summer – Wrath of the Immortals – O – Empires Build Forces)

Still to Be Edited
Critical Role – Call of the Netherdeep – The Netherdeep

Phase Three (Levels 11-15)

AC 1010 (Tier 3 – Level 11)
AC 1011 (Tier 3 – Level 12)

TimelineAC 1011Alphatian Empire

Still to be Edited
Wrath of the Immortals – Event Z – Winter 1006 – Redstone Besieged – On the Isle of Dawn, the Alphatian Empire is attacking Redstone Castle.

AC 1012 (Tier 3 – Level 13)
AC 1013 (Tier 3 – Level 14)

TimelineAC 1013Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
War of Dawn – Part Four – On the Isle of Dawn, the Alphatian Empire is attacking Redstone Castle. (Winter Event – Wrath of the Immortals – Z – Redstone Besieged)

AC 1014 (Tier 3 – Level 15)

TimelineAC 1014Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
Treaty Proclamation
– An official treaty between the forces of Heldannic Knights and the Empire of Thyatis. (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZC – Heldann / Thyatis Treaty)

Still to be Edited
GAZB – War-Hawks Over Helskir – The nation of Helskir has declared itself independent in the war and wants neither side to cross its borders.

Phase Four (Levels 16-20)

AC 1015 (Tier 4 – Level 16)

TimelineAC 1015Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
War of Dawn – Part Six – The Alphatian Empire takes most of the Thyatian colonies on the Isle of Dawn, including Newkirk and Redstone . (Summer Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZE – Newkirk, Redstone Fall)

Still to be Edited
GAZB – Journey to the SpillWorld – A time of prophecy approaches where there is a chance to reach the other side of the galaxy where a union of the plane of Air and Earth resulted in a series of worlds connected by an atmosphere

AC 1016 (Tier 4 – Level 17)

TimelineAC 1016Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
War for Dawn – Part Seven – The Alphatian Empire push the Thyatian Empire off the Isle of Dawn. (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZK – The Stalemate is Broken)

Still to be Edited
GAZB – Journey to Alphaks Volcano – The Alphatian Empire has declared war against the Immortal Alphaks

AC 1017 (Tier 4 – Level 18)

TimelineAC 1017Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
War in Thyatis – Part Eight – The war moves to the sea of dawn, on the surface and in the sky. (Summer Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZO – Imperial Navies Clash)

AC 1018 (Tier 4 – Level 19)

TimelineAC 1018Alphatian Empire

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 in Thyatis – Part Eight – Thyatis stands alone against the Alphatian Empire. (Spring Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZU – Thyatis Gets no Aid)

AC 1019 (Tier 4 – Level 20)

TimelineAC 1019Alphatian Empire

Rumours Only
War in Thyatis – Part Ten – Alphatia controls the Sea of Dawn and cuts off most of the access routes to Thyatis from its allies. (Fall Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZX – Alphatians In Thyatis)
War in Thyatis – Part Ten – Thyatis withdraws from the war. (Fall Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZY – Thyatis Quits the Field)
Magic Gone – The Glantrians activate their device and all magic in the world is gone for a week (Fall Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZZ – The Week Without Magic)
Escalation – After the week without magic, Alphatia tries to pull itself back together, the war comes to a standstill. (Winter Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZZA – Thousand Wizards Convene)
War in Glantri – Part Ten – Alphatian wizards lay waste to Glantri with unmatched magical might being brought together for the first time in this worlds history. (Winter Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZZB – The War Ends)
Goodbye Alphatia – the continent of Alphatia is destroyed in retaliation during the final battle. (Winter Event – Wrath of the Immortals – ZZC – Alphatia Sinks)

Phase Five (Levels 21-25)

AC 1020 (Tier 5 – Level 21)
  • TimelineAC 1020Alphatian Empire
  • Still to be Edited
    • With the exception of some of the most mountainous regions, the underwater city of Aquas, and the Flying Islands of Ar, the continent of Alphatia is gone, sunk beneath the ocean.
    • Alphatia’s greatest colony is independent for now, whether it can retain its independence in the face of future expansion by the Thyatian Empire and the Heldannic Knights remains to be seen.
    • Most of the surviving Alphatians in the surface world return to the eastern portion of the Isle of Dawn and settle there, their main centres are Dundale, Trikelios, and East Portage. The Thorhians one the southernmost portion of the isle re-assert their independence.
    • Alphatian quests for immortality

Notes on Gazetteer Mini Campaign

The mini campaigns never reached this far, as it was meant to be the final stage before moving into the ongoing campaign.

Notable changes to the setting:
– There are two common tongues
– Thyatian in the common language of the Known World, especially where trade and colonisation from Thyatis has occured.
– Alphatian is the common language of the Empire of Alphatia and all her colonies so anyone dealing with them is likely to use that as well.
– Each of the empires have their own changes to the setting.

Content Updates

  • 2022-01-15 – Added in AC 1010 to AC 1020.
  • 2021-10-25 – Added 1008, 1009 AC to Alphatia and Thyatis.
  • 2021-08-22 – Added 1009, 1010 AC to Thyatis.
  • 2021-02-28 – Linking in character options.
  • 2020-08-23 – Timeline cleanup.
  • 2020-08-06 – Added in Timeline for AC 1007.
  • 2020-07-21 – Added in links to Mystery at Aegos.
  • 2020-03-31 – Start of restructure.
  • 2020-03-03 – Added in Timeline 2006.
  • 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.
  • 2019-12-11 – Added in Timeline for AC 1000.
  • 2019-11-28 – Racial and religion update listing.
D&D Gazetteer

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

Hollow World

D&D 5E in Mystara

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Artificer – Bombardier (Tinkerkin),
Barbarian – Totem Warrior (Plamin, Camdu),
Bard – College of Valour (Sunfey),
Druid – Circle of Dreams (Woodfey), Circle of the Tree of Life (Seasonfey),
Fighter – Battlemaster (Seashire), Eldritch Knight (Kerendan), Weapons Master (Lani), Weapons Master (Stonebound),
Monk – Way of the Elements (Tidal),
Paladin – Oath of Radiance (Sunfey), Oath of Vengeance (Firechild),
Sorcerer – Wild Magic (Shadowfey),
Warlock – Celestial (Llewell),
Wizard – Bladesinger (Nerye),
Dragon – White (Calcryx).
Multiclass – Cleric/Wizard (Xhall), Rogue/Cleric (Dracnomir), Rogue/Sorcerer (Yodrey), Wizard/Rogue (Traladaran)

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