- Enter Ivaltyr -
The current year is 1500 DR - roughly two centuries have gone by since the island chain of Ivaltyr was settled by an affluent Amnian Lord, Laurence Shoar IV, in hopes of creating a successful trade route between Chult and his home nation within the Shining Sea.
Though the process was a several decade endeavor, he eventually laid claim to the land and established the island Valenti as the site of his capital city, acting as an important facilitator in the neighboring nations imports and exports - this was not without complications, however.
Competition quickly rose to emulate what the young Lord had created, and aristocrats from far and wide have fragmented and forced Ivaltyr into a state of instability and disarray as they waged private wars over land and capital, splitting it among themselves as the Shoar's struggle to protect their waning legacy.
In the present day, a single, foreign, enigmatic Baron conquers island after island, city after city, gradually making his way towards the citadel of prosperity and peace that is Valenti.
Fearing this inevitable clash, the current heir to the Valentian Territory issues a call to all adventurers - a desperate bargain for protection against a force which he believes unstoppable.
- Notable Locations -
Built over a century ago by Lord Laurence Shoar IV, Shoar's Reach acts as a trading hub and a privately owned settlement of the Shoar family. A living city, it has undergone many projects and expansions over the course of its lifetime, causing a clear disparity to have formed between the several districts that were thereafter established. Whilst initially intended to only facilitate trade between neighboring nations, it has since grown to export its own abundant natural resources ( of which are highly varied ) and relay them between Chult and Calimport, some of which inevitably reaching Amn. It is currently ruled by Laurence Shoar VI, grandson of the city's original founder.
The first of Shoar's settlement on Valenti, Vashalan Cove has since fallen from its former state of prosperity and glory. Built atop the ruins of a stronghold, the shanty city has come to house a remarkably colorful crowd. Though it is often denounced by outsiders for its alleged lawlessness, Vashalan Cove is in truth run by a minimalist council of various, occasionally less 'welcomed' races who collectively vote and decide on pressing issues. The presiding Head of Council is a Half-Orc by the name of Niles Vendittis, whose laissez-faire approach to governing has seen to the gradual restoration of Vashalan Cove by merit of its own citizens. Though the encroaching threat of the Baron has proven troublesome to both sides of Valenti, longstanding grudges have prevented the Vashalan Council from accepting or reciprocating any form of alliance with Shoar's Reach.
A violent remnant of history, Faerie's Rest remains a purposefully unsettled island north-west of Shoar's Reach, rumored to be riddled with hostile denizens that devour any and all who brave its forests. None in recent times have dared set foot on its rocky shores, and those who did have yet to make it home. Though the danger of the bizarre island is very much real, it has nonetheless taken up a somewhat token role in Valenti's culture, its unknown inhabitants often regarded as boogeymen or troubled specters.
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