Alysia Rising is an OGL (3.5) high fantasy game of my own creation. This campaign is set in the world of Alysia. A universe where the elves have (more or less) ruled from beyond memory. Though it is a high fantasy game there are many elements of the European High Renaissance. The predominate religion in the world of Alysia is centered around the worship of Phos (Greek for Light). This has allowed me to bring in a strong monotheistic feel to the game which much better matches the High Renaissance and the struggles between the Protestant Reformers and the Roman Catholic Church during the Protestant Reformation. With this game I am trying to explore an area of high fantasy which is mostly neglected (and in doing so test my own OGL system). I hope you enjoy the exploits of the noble (and sometime nefarious) adventurers who currently navigate the dangerous lands of the World of Alysia Rising.
Welcome to the world of Alysia
The year is 1404 of the Third Age. It has been a almost 54 year since the fall of Zanarus the Defiled, Lichking of Sheshak. In the intervening time, the world of Alysia has started to recover. While most of the nations of Alysia were exhausted from the 250 plus years of battle and domination by the Lichking of Sheshak, the elves remained in hiding and were ready for his fall and have reclaimed and rebuilt large sections of their former lands. Patiently biding their time on the mystical isle of Hy-Brasil and their hidden abode in the Caledonian Mountains known as the Grey Havens, the elves were ready to take advantage of the power vacuum created by the defeat of Zanarus the Defiled and in the 50 plus years since have restored much of what was lost in the previous quarter millennia. This has allowed the elves to place themselves in the familiar role as preeminent among the nations of Alysia. But the dwarves, who delivered the death-blow to the Lichking of Sheshak are now recovering too, and they want what they believe they earn by defeating the lichking… the World.
Historical Figure of the Week
Queen Anne I, 1st Queen of the United Kingdom.
Non-Player Character of the Week
Location of the Week
Vigilant Watch, located in the heart of Saule is a new, rough and tumble riverboat and soldiers tavern. This is your place if you are looking for a rowdy good time in the rapidly growing United Kingdom new capital of Saule.
Remembrance of the Past