I really love the Project Chronicle work you are doing. It’s shaping into a great setting.
Expanding on these with the new information we've put together in the past couple days:Achelb: Large city which relies primarily on Porters to move goods. Built in a mountain pass at the entry to a great green valley largely worked by slaves rather than citizens. Nearby small town also bears the name Achelb and is, essentially, a portertown, where people rest between trips to and from the city up rocky trails while carrying imports and exports.
Ellenici: Divided citystate scattered across many islands. Lots of tiny communities with a few cities. Most locales with more than a modest Town population consider themselves to be independent Kingdoms with their own rulers. Largely a mystery, but there are bigger cities to the north, where the mainland is. Strangely, they do not realize they are cursed.
Il'sha-ah: Egyptian region. A single major center of commerce along the Cobra river, with several large towns and a small city further south along the river, former capital, perhaps? Several cities in the desert that have succumbed to it, half-buried, with dunes rolling in, still. There are people within the region who actively seek to uncover the ruins in the hopes of learning what mortalkind did to earn the Wrath of the Gods.
Musarra: Sumerian/Babylonian region. Several small towns in the area, one large city and perhaps a small city as a rival for control over the region? Ziggurats and ruined former cities along rocky declines and near tainted oases. Some people travel from Il'sha-ah to study the ruins and try to find the cause of the curses.
I could use a few more regions... maybe a jungle to the East or West?
Oh, probably. Different groups will probably ride vastly different animals because of necessity.Could one, or more, of the minor Kyrani tribes ride something other than horses? Need not be a power-breaker as they will be smaller in numbers. Flightless birds spring to mind, or giant goats for a tribe dwelling nearer mountains?
Yes. Absolutely.I always liked the phrase, “spider-haunted” in REH stories. With your mythology, it could be an actual thing in a ruinous city of undead spiders, solifugids etc?
I'm sold. This is now a canonical magic item.Magic Item
Crowned cowl of Buvalu
Unique, Magical Headgear
This large linen cowl is toped with a tattered, almost ironically small crown made of copper. No gems nor engraved precious metals adorn the crown. Yet, it is the lost crown of the first dynast-king of Achelb, the mighty thief Buvalu. While coiffed and attuned to the crown, you gain the following benefits:
- You have Advantage on all History or Investigation checks made to find or identify valuables worth more than 150 gp.
- You are considered Large sized for the purpose of carrying load.
- Any retainers of yours can use their special ability one more time per day.*
* I dont recall exactly how retainers work in LU so it could be something like advantage on Moral test or extra starting Loyalty.