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Gaia is a world steeped in legend, lore, and magic. The continent of Aereth embodies all of these things. Much of the realm's knowledge has been lost over the thousands of millennia that Aereth has been settled.

The People of Aereth

There are three racial classes (species) of humans on Aereth: Chimera, Stoneborn, and Menfolk. The racial classes and the races within each class are documented in the Codex.

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Before joining the RPG, you need to read the rules and the lore contained on the Codex. Once you have read the documents on the race you are interested in, browsed a few posts and accepted character bios, click on the Contact Us button below, fill out the form, and submit it. We'll respond as soon as time allows and help you get started on your journey.

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» IMPORTANT! Aereth is Taking a Hiatus

Posted on Sat Mar 3rd, 2018 @ 10:16pm by Mikhael Stormdanovich in Game Management

Good Day Everyone!

I hope you all are doing great.

With great reluctance, I am the bearer of semi-bad news. My idea well has gone dry where Aereth is concerned. Kyra and I are working on a scene that will be released shortly (it's a three-parter). After that, well, it's down to y'all.

The last I heard from Flaim, she was still dealing with her personal crisis but does plan on returning. However, there is no timeframe for that yet. Please send her and the family your best wishes!

I am not willing to give up Aereth. I do need a break from worrying about worrying about it. That's almost as tiring as not having any ideas for writing.

With that in mind, I am going to mothball the game unless someone else has some ideas for scenes or even a mini-plot to keep us moving. It's the GM's job to keep everyone engaged, but I just have nothing to offer right this moment. I am so sorry for that!

I am keeping the site open although I will set it to maintenance mode unless I hear from some of you guys that you have scenes to write. Meantime, I will try to get the Codex completely updated and ready for us and, with luck, some new blood. Once Flaim returns, or I have time to refill the idea well, I'll send out a notice, and we will try to get things moving. Just before opening things back up, I will write up and post new ads.

Hopefully, you all will return when we get moving again. If not, I have enjoyed having you with Aereth and hope we stay in touch.

Blessed Be and Best Wishes to All!

~ Stormwolfe


» Winter's Bane (final chapter)

Posted on Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 @ 10:56pm by Mikhael Stormdanovich in RPG Announcement

The final chapter in While the Land Sleeps is open. Be care when setting up your posts because the prologue chapter for our next Chronicle is also open. We are moving most of the pre-written scenes that relate directly to the next chronicle there.

I am honestly too sick to think of ideas for my characters just yet. Give me most of this week and I'll try to put up some ideas or even get an open scene written and released.

Winter's Bane

Timeframe
-- 1st Month (January) 3551

Notes: 1st Month is the height of winter in the Highlands of Cymeria. Snow drifts can be several feet deep. Even with the military putting extra men to work to keep the roads clear, travel is difficult. Only a few hardy souls venture outside for very long at a time. Most activities are centered around hearth and home.

Types of scenes that might work in this chapter....

Hunting (boar, bison, deer, winter game birds).
Indoor activities such as singing, country dancing, quiet dinners.
Sparring, sword practice in the protected courtyards.
Working the horses in one of the two big indoor paddocks in the cavern stables.

These are only basic ideas to help everyone out.


» Update: Upcoming Time / Date Change

Posted on Sat Dec 30th, 2017 @ 12:37am by Mikhael Stormdanovich in RPG Announcement

Happy New Year!

All December (12th Month) posts need published by end of day January 2, 2018. I will leave the Light's Journey chapter open until then. After that, all in-game December scenes will have to be designated as flashbacks. Starting January 3, 2018, the final chapter of While the Land Sleeps will be opened (Winter's Bane).

From here until we complete While the Land Sleeps, we will do our best to get all posts done within 1 month of real time. We might not need all this time. We'll play that by ear.

12th Month (preferred) / December 3550: December 2017

1st Month (preferred) / January 3551: January 2018

2nd Month (preferred) / February 3551: February 2018

3rd Month (preferred) / March 3551: March 2018

4th Month (preferred) / April 3551: We should be able to launch the next Chronicle(s).


» Update: Aereth Codex (Wiki)

Posted on Sat Nov 11th, 2017 @ 11:36pm by Mikhael Stormdanovich in Game Management

Good Morning World!

At least, good morning to this small corner of the world.

As most of you know, I took a week's LOA to focus on moving Aereth's wiki, which we call the Codex, to its new site. I bit off more than I could chew in one week's time and it became truly overwhelming. I have moved all the documents to the new Codex and saved them in draft form, but there's a massive amount of duplicated information, formatting, images to move and upload, etc. It will get done, but in smaller bites. I am going to attempt to do one document per day.

The section on Cymeria is complete except for the document pertaining to the Celts and the Wyr. I also need to add the Related Pages Links, but I think this might have to wait until all documents have been moved, edited, and published. There seems to be far more Cymerian documents than previously, but actually it's just that I broke some of the really huge sections out of the original document into smaller, easier to find and read pages of their own.

So, I am back and available for posting. I will probably spend today and tomorrow ridding my brain of the wiki cobwebs and then I'll try to think of a solo post or two - or an Open Scene.

Thanks for your patience with my absence this week!


» Lands & People Codex: Cymeria, Cymry

Posted on Thu Nov 9th, 2017 @ 5:14am by Mikhael Stormdanovich in General News

The Lands & People section on Cymeria and the Cymry is now up at the new Aereth Codex (link can be found on the main menu at the Nova site).

There were slight changes for the Cymerian Guard - nothing major.

Images and Related Pages links have not been completed yet. However, the basic documents are there and ready to be read! I will probably not add images and related pages until I have moved the rest of the documents from the old Codex.

Blessed Be!


Latest Chapter Posts

» Is There a Healer in the House?

Chapter: Winter's Bane
Posted on Fri Mar 2nd, 2018 @ 12:45am by Mikhael Stormdanovich & Sofiya Grace

Mikhael sauntered along the corridor leading to the keep's infirmary. He measured his long strides so that his small son could keep up, glancing down occasionally to make sure that Vasily was not faltering. The boy hesitated at the door. He might be stoic and brave to a falt, but…


» The Return of the Light

Chapter: Light's Journey
Posted on Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 @ 10:35pm by Mikhael Stormdanovich & Gero of Dawnrunner Clan

Alban Arthan, sometimes referred to as Yule, was the longest night and the shortest day of the year. Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun would climb just a little higher and stay a little longer in the sky each day. It was the time to celebrate the return…


» Winding down the day (Pt 3)

Chapter: Light's Journey
Posted on Mon Jan 1st, 2018 @ 2:31am by Sofiya Grace & Richard Coyle & Aereth Archive

"Any luck today?" Richard asked, gesturing at the book.

Looking up when she heard a voice that had grown familiar over the last few weeks, Sofi smiled, looking up at Richard. "Oh, this is actually just medicinal plants and herbs." She told him, knowing he was asking about a way…


» Thoughts to Chew On

Chapter: Light's Journey
Posted on Wed Nov 15th, 2017 @ 11:13am by Aramil Moonshadow & Renestrae tyr-Vashti & Aereth Archive

The pair sparred regularly for a few days, Aramil providing constructive input whenever he could. Those few lessons wouldn't be enough, but Ren showed a willingness to learn, and had made some improvements. She had potential, he admitted. On one such occasion, the morning grew long and passed into afternoon…


» Legend, Lore, and the Truth (pt. 3)

Chapter: Light's Journey
Posted on Tue Nov 14th, 2017 @ 5:38am by Hawke Windwalker & Richard Coyle

Hawke nodded to a few of the trainees as they headed back to their lessons. As he looked around to make sure all the trainees who had faced off with him he saw a trainee helping one of his earlier opponents to their feet. Hawke walked over to speak with…