Long ago Lord Arlindus father, Orthus, fled his homeland decades ago after trouble with the law. Orthus, a great woodsman and skill warrior, and his group of companions, settled in eastern part of the Enchanted Forest. The group quickly banded together for protection against outlaw bands and ill creatures of the Forest. Overtime the group grew, began families and other wayward souls settled in the area. Before long, a village of sprang up along the banks of the mighty Isca River. Circardia became the center of trade between many of the Elven clans, Humans and other races in the eastern part of the Enchanted Forest, as well as a safe haven for travelers and starting point for many looking for adventures in the ancient Forest.
Orthus believed in a fresh start for those looking for one. With this in mind,the Phoenix Guard was born. When one joins the Phoenix Guard, their past is forgot and they assume a new name. Many of the sons and daughters of the initial settlers are now members of the Guard as well. After finishing the initial training, and individual wishing to graduate the Phoenix Guard must survive an arduous initiation and loyalty test including surviving 30 days in the wilds of the Enchanted Forest with only the clothes on their back and a dagger. Once complete, loyalty to the Guard and Circardia is unwavering.
The Phoenix Guard learned many skills from the Elven clans over the years and is known for its wood-lore, tracking, as well as archery and swordsmanship. Arlindus' father retired and passed command of Circardia and the Phoenix Guard to his son years ago. Orthus now acts as a ambassador between Circardia and elven clans as Arlindus protects the lands around Circardia.
Here, Lord Arlindus, the current Captain for Circardia and the Phoenix Guard passes the Tower of Circardia. The Tower of Circardia is in the center of the town an overseas the area to ensure the safety of its inhabitants. It sits at the end of the great trade route to the west and the rest of Avalonia and along the north/south road that connects that lead to other parts of the Enchanted Forest.
A member of the Phoenix Guard dressed in full uniform watches the door to the tower.
Phoenix Guardsmen can survey the village of Circardia from high in the tower.
Now on to my Albion capital build! (The Armorer!)
Edited by MikeyB, 12 December 2011 - 01:10 AM.