cortos

  1. Iahmesu

    The Empire Fires On The Front | Cortos

    The sky cried fire, and it fell harshly upon those weary and worn Kalitian souls. Even their great emperor had been struck, thrice upon, with arrows from above. Were he not of the righteous flame, surely he'd have been scorched - damn those wretches, those pike men of the south, mocking the art...
  2. Larka

    Private Tales Roses and Rust

    [art cred] Larka sniffed the air as if she could also smell everything that Kitty could smell. She couldn’t. Her sense of taste and smell were beyond repair, and while flavor meant very little to her now, the young conclave member appreciated the few times in between when she could actually...
  3. Gerra

    The Empire Upon the Banks of the Sleeping Sister

    Thousands of tents dotted the northern bank of the Sleeping Sister, the river which separated the Empire of Amol-Kalit from the Kingdoms of Cortos to the south. A very large crimson tent bearing the gold winged sun of the Empire sat near the center of the encampment. Inside, the Emperor held his...
  4. Gerra

    Open Chronicles Rumors of War

    "You are the king of Alcazar, beholden to the god of light. Do not seek the help of these heathens from across the river." "What would you have me do, red priest," said Andal II as he ran fingers through his dark beard and stared from a window of his keep upon the forces assembling below him...
  5. Lucius

    Open Chronicles Off the Coast Of Cortos

    Castia - Western Cortos Lucius clung to the underside of the pier with a grip fierce enough to cause the wood to groan. There was a knife between his teeth, and above him he could hear footsteps resounding. "Well where the bloody fuck is it?" The voice above called out with no small amount of...
  6. Talus

    Fable - Ask A Walking Memory

    Varés Henry Bauer Talus stood quietly on leaning on the side of the window, watching the streets below with no small amount of disinterest. Varés was one of the Free Cities of Cortos, one of the few places that the Radiant Church had not managed to dominate completely. The Count here had...
  7. Talus

    Fable - Ask The Insidious Sun

    Anirian Territory - Cortosi Border Talus sat on a stump inside of the small camp setup by the Anirian Guard. Half a dozen tents lay inside of a small wooden palisade hastily erected within the last day or so in order to create a somewhat defensible position. His sword was leaning on the stump...
  8. Mikel del Idris

    Open Chronicles Border Encounters (Vel Anir vs Cortos)

    Baron Idris skipped through the air, boots repelling him inches off the ground with magnetospheric energy so that he never quite touched the ground. He was clad head to toe in his enchanted armor, faceplate down. Scrolls protruded from pouches at his waist and sapphires as big as apples...
  9. L

    Open Chronicles Rising Red

    Cortos - Tagre The sea air slowly ran over the city of Tagre. Dozens of people milled about the open square, some carrying heavy woven baskets of goods, others holding purses of coins seeking to buy whatever they could. In the distance the harbor was flooded with ships from all over. Allirians...
  10. Talus

    Open Chronicles The Lights of the West

    Cortos - Ylara Talus kept his eyes forward as he road through the small mountain gate of Ylara, his gaze fixed on the open square that lay just beyond the open archway. He took careful note not to glance towards the guards, all of whom were surprisingly vigilant. A couple hundred years ago...
  11. Amorea Delarosa

    Private Tales Forastero

    Cortos 2.5 months following the burning of Nagai Minor Summer - Midday Docks seogsa The city of Cortos gleamed under a summer sun, a sea breeze filling the sails of the ships at the harbor as they breezed across the waters. Set against a backdrop of a cloudless, brilliant blue, the bustle of...
  12. F

    Private Tales Capers in Cortos

    Torch and lamplight illuminated the streets of a bustling Cortosi city. As one would expect from a city flourishing from trade, the nightlife was electric. The city and its impressive port was built on the estuary of The Roaring Brother, where commerce ebbs and flows through the seasons. The...
  13. Ferran el Machir

    Open Chronicles Conquest of Paradise

    Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink. THE ASHERAH OCEAN SANTA ROSARIA A month or more at sea. More than a week with no sight of land. The last day in unseasonable calms and cloying mist. Ferran stood in the bow near the...
  14. Azmelqar

    Private Tales The Price of Foolishness

    THE ASHERAH OCEAN SANTA ROSARIA It had been several days of sailing now. Several days since they had finished reloading supplies, several days since they had left Alliria. Several days since Hernan had spent his weight in silver bribing the city watch to stay off his case and chalk up the...
  15. Azmelqar

    Open Chronicles A Treasure Fleet Arrives in Alliria

    ALLIRIA WESTERN DOCKS With great effort and incredible splendor, Hernan Alcantara and his escort disembarked at the port of Alliria. They had chosen the Western side of the city to come ashore, as this was where the Trade Council's chambers were housed, and Hernan had every intention of...
  16. Gaheris

    Private Tales Vultures

    SOMEWHERE WEST OF VEL ANIR AND NORTH OF THE CORTOSI COAST Gaheris prodded the head of the corpse with his cane several times before he got it at the right point. He leveraged it slowly, tilting the corpse’s head this way and that as he examined it for damage. A soldier. Or a conscript, rather...