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  • Rastvellan Names

    Rastvellan names consist of three major parts. The first, the individual's given name, is decided upon by his or her parents at birth, and is the name most commonly used to refer to them. The second, the family name, is passed down through the male line …

  • Currency

    As the use of metal is taboo in Rastvel, currency is instead handled through the use of small, treated disks of wood, similar in shape and size to the metal coins used by the barbarians overseas. Special staining and laminating methods impart a complex …

  • Rast Worship

    The concept of the "Rast", the deep darkness that fills the trees within The Boundless Weald in the deepest hours of the night, is worshiped by the majority of the citizens of Rastvel, and its animistic reverence is the city's primary religion. While …

  • Arkogn, the Void

    *Alignment*: Neutral Evil *Domains*: Darkness, Death, Evil, Madness, Void *Subdomains*: Fear, Isolation, Loss, Nightmare *Favored weapon*: Empty hand (Unarmed) *Symbol*: A thin, leafless tree, turning to mist at its edges. Arkogn, also …

  • Ra'an, the Hunger

    *Alignment*: Chaotic Neutral *Domains*: Animal, Darkness, Protection, Strength, War *Subdomains*: Blood, Ferocity, Fur, Night *Favored weapon*: Longspear *Symbol*: Gnarled black bark formed in the shape of a wolf's muzzle and open maw. The …

  • Qarun, the Storm

    *Alignment*: Neutral *Domains*: Air, Darkness, Destruction, Magic, Weather *Subdomains*: Arcane, Catastrophe, Cloud, Storms *Favored weapon*: Quarterstaff *Symbol*: A bolt of lightning splitting the earth, then branching underground like …

  • Common Ancient Rastvellan Words

    Below is a glossary of sorts, detailing the general meanings of many of the Ancient Rastvellan words that appear in modern titles or terms. This list is not exhaustive, nor does it relay the exact meaning of any given word, which may change depending on …

  • Eldvel, the Embrace

    *Alignment*: Neutral Good *Domains*: Darkness, Good, Healing, Knowledge, Protection *Subdomains*: Restoration, Solitude, Thought *Favored weapon*: Shield *Symbol*: A stout tree with spread black wings in place of branches. Not all facets of …

  • Maltam, the Sanctuary

    *Alignment*: Lawful Neutral *Domains*: Artifice, Community, Darkness, Law, Plant *Subdomains*: Cooperation, Growth, Industry, Legislation *Favored weapon*: Axe *Symbol*: A towering tree, its upper reaches carved in the shape of a castle's …

  • Valfencing

    In an absence of the type of weapons normally considered elegant, such as swords or rapiers, the quarterstaff has evolved to fill this role in Rastvel society. Considered a gentleman's weapon in modern times, a complex series of forms, stances, and …

  • Races of Rastvel

    Rastvel is a city made up of many races, many ethnicities, but despite this displays a marked homogeneity of culture. Indeed, the open practice of other cultures, whether they be from overseas or the villages within the Boundless Weald, is viewed with …