× The Kingdom of Asteria takes up the largest of the sky lands in the eastern part of Chalcedonia. The oldest kingdom of the Sixth Era, its land was once the Kingdom of Triskel in the Second Area and comprises of the Auster Lands, the Chalcedon, and the Chalcedonian Jungle. Asteria is the most powerful of the three kingdoms though lately it relys more and more on trade for metals. It is also the most diverse of the kindgoms.

The capital of Asteria is Aureas, a city of the Second Era completely rebuilt and restored by Taal Zodo as his gift to his nephew Ian Mercleis. The current king, and only king in its long history, is none other than Ian Mercleis. Asteria has been regarded as the Holy Kingdom due to its king's close relationship to the divine Taal Zodo.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #84 by Gryphon
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Ruby was valid in her explanation and Gossford couldn’t agree more with her.  With a smile he nods. 
”Yes, yes she’s quite right.  We need time to teach ourselves how to defend each other from unexpected adversities.  Ohh, if only I had kept in touch with a former student of mine.   She’s very bright, much like me, yet she has talents that go beyond even my own caliber.  Her name is White Raven and she too is Cathar like me but a beautiful white lioness.  From what she told me in her last letter to me, she found work with the royal guard.  She’s a performer at heart, and she loves putting smiles on peoples faces.  She’s an acrobat yet she’s also well versed in combat.  And she did mention that for my helping her learn how to read and write, that she would return the favor and help me whenever I needed it.  Would any of you object to  paying a visit to White Raven at the  royal castle of Lord  Ian?  It’s not much but if  anyone can help us, White Raven is our strongest defense.”

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1 month 3 weeks ago #134 by mythus
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Poppy listens closely to the two as they try to explain what they meant, her large eyes seeming to grow even larger with each word spoken. The strange girl seems to hang on the words for a moment, as she processes them and what they could mean. Surely enough though, Poppy nods slowly, "Oooh, Poppy know now. It because pretty girl, dragon, and cat can't hide as good as Poppy! They might be snack for hungry thing, like the spiders!"

Poppy turns her gaze back to Gossford, "Castle? What that? That big big big building, lots of people there?" Poppy shakes her head no energetically, "No no no, Poppy not go there. Place scary to Poppy. Poppy say just go to Poppy home."

Characters: Ian Mercleis Poppy

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1 month 3 weeks ago #151 by DreamWriter05
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Ruby looked to Gossford and shook her head before finishing her cup of tea. She covered a yawn and said to Gossford, "I don't think such will be necessary. It's less than a day's journey, or so Poppy has told us, and if we travel during the day, we should be safe enough. Especially if we leave right at dawn. I still say we need tomorrow to prepare, but that should be sufficient I would think."

Covering another yawn, Ruby set her empty tea cup on the end table next to her chair. "If you two will excuse me, I'm going to get some sleep. It is late and we have much to do in order to prepare tomorrow for our journey." Ruby stood and moved over closer to the fire, grabbing a blanket and pillow along the way. Settling in as close to the fire as she dared, she laid down near the hearth and covered herself with the blanket. "Get some sleep you three," she said indicating Clara, Gossford and Poppy. Then she closed her eyes and focused on her breathing, letting her body relax so she could fall asleep.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #153 by Gryphon
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With a yawn escaping him too, Gossford gives a gentile smile and a nod in respect of the girls wishes. 

“ Very well then, we won’t go to   The castle.  But there is one stop along the way I’d love to make, and it’s also Clara’s favorite spot.  Red Tree forest.  It’s a small cluster of beautiful maple trees that give a brilliant firey red during this time of year.  I haven’t been there in a few years and I do long to see it before the leaves all come down.  The Autmn birds all nest there and to hear their songs once more would be such a treat.  I suspect you would both love it there.  Anyway, ladies, I too am rather tired.  Let’s all have a good rest and be freshly ready for the morning. “ 

With that he retires to his bedroom for the night,  On the wall, a leaf, red as fire, and several colorful feathers, perfectly preserved between to panes of hand blown glass, hang over a small bookshelf entitled,  Red Tree Forest, graces the way down to a short hallway where a small bedroom sits. Slowly, Clara helps her friend to his room to retire for the night.

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