Sentries was once filled with lush forests and a beautiful mountainscape, but is now an arid void of ash and soot catered around an ever-flowing volcano.
MONARCHS (14,311 P.M. - 735 A.M.)
Jariduk (minotaur): 14,311 P.M. – 14,218 P.M.
Dhaer’lom (lich): 14,218 P.M. – 13,594 P.M.
Evshorlis (elf): 13,594 P.M. – 12,848 P.M.
Krigson (cyclops): 12,848 P.M. – 12,801 P.M.
Maalik (troll): 12,801 P.M. – 12,634 P.M.
Craum (treefolk): 12,634 P.M. – 12,150 P.M.
Shokal (djinn): 12,150 P.M. – 8,638 P.M.
Alithier (djinn): 8,638 P.M. – 5,581 P.M.
Tozar (ogre): 5,581 P.M. – 5,540 P.M.
Ulkhu (incubus): 5,540 P.M. – 5,478 P.M.
Dhaer’ak (lich): 5,478 P.M. – 5,016 P.M.
Dhaer’gucan (lich): 5,016 P.M. – 4,399 P.M.
Dhaer’ghad (lich): 4,399 P.M. – 4,286 P.M.
Dhaer’gae (lich): 4,286 P.M. – 3,668 P.M.
Drathyn (lich): 3,668 P.M. – 3,044 P.M.
Nachael (elf): 3,044 P.M. – 2,413 P.M.
Gaven (incubus): 2,413 P.M. – 2,304 P.M.
Traevon (incubus): 2,304 P.M. – 2,110 P.M.
Nya (succubus): 2,110 P.M. – 1,937 P.M.
Yncien (djinn): 1,937 P.M. – 403 P.M.
Julien (demon): 403 P.M. – 289 P.M.
Lanis (troll): 289 P.M. - 106 P.M.
Ja’deaz (minotaur): 106 P.M. – 7 P.M.
Ozir (cyclops): 7 P.M. - 32 A.M.
Bok’ohr (demon): 32 A.M. – 118 A.M.
Razur (morling): 118 A.M. – 183 A.M.
Orianna (succubus): 183 A.M. – 386 A.M.
Raagus (troll): 386 A.M. – 552 A.M.
Théoden (incubus): 552 A.M. – 605 A.M.
Saul (elf): 605 A.M. – 697 A.M.
Riray (demon): 697 A.M. - 734 A.M.
Darius (demon): 734 A.M. - ???
KEY EVENTS (14,311 P.M. - 735 A.M.)
14,311 P.M. - The Kingdom of Sentries was established.
4,403 P.M. - The western side of Mount Dumas, a large barren mountain at the northern edge of the Odium Mountains, erupted and spewed lava down the side of the mountain. As the hours passed, the side of Mount Dumas erupted another five times, each in a different spot, creating a variety of rivers made of lava that flowed down into the Sea of Life. The sea was renamed the Sea of the Sun after the eruption, because the lava pooled up at the eastern edge of the sea before it sunk back into the core of the volcano, leaving the waters of the sea boiling with an orange glow. The eruption of Mount Dumas, and the wildfires that spread throughout the kingdom and into the Kingdom of Ringwood, became known as the Flood of Flames. The flood caused the Senturians to flee from their land. Some fled north, while the rest fled south. The Senturians fleeing north into the deserts of Talean were stopped by the Golden Men. The Senturians became violent and persevered, picking up whatever they could to use as a weapon against the Golden Men, and pushed through the blockages. This was the first recorded battle between any two kingdoms on Metagore, and was justly named the First War. The war ended with an abrupt stop once word of the wildfires having been smothered out, reached the Senturians. They stopped with their advancement into Talean and returned back to their destroyed homes.
4,397 P.M. - After the Flood of Flames and the First War, King Dhaer’ghad of Sentries had grown angry with the Taleanics for having tried to prevent his citizens from escaping the destruction of the flames. Dhaer’ghad waged a series of four gruesome attacks against the Taleanics. These attacks became known as the Battles of the Burning Lands. The first battle, known as the Attack at the Brim, the Senturians marched ten leagues into Talean, slaughtering innocent civilians as they went.
4,397 P.M. - Once the Taleanic king, Kicna, heard of the slaughters, he sent his Golden Men to eradicate the Senturians from his land, in what is known as the second battle: the Long Night. The Golden Men were unprepared for the Senturians’ might and brutality, which led to a long night of fighting and the eventual retreat of the Golden Men.
4,396 P.M. - A couple of moons after the Long Night, the Senturians had marched another ten leagues farther into Talean, slaughtering even more innocent civilians. The Senturians had already begun building a wall out of the homes they had raided, by the time the Golden Men arrived for another attack. The Senturians used the wall as a defense against the Golden Men, hiding behind the protection, they shot arrows and other projectile weapons at them, until the Golden Men, once again, retreated. This third battle is known as the Siege of the Broken Border.
4,396 P.M. - After the victory in the Siege of the Broken Border, the Senturians ventured further and into the canyons of Qupar, near the capital city of Talean. King Kicna of Talean sent his Golden Men to fight the Senturians in the canyons, in the fourth battle, known as the Raid in the Canyons. After three days of fighting, King Kicna called for a truce and surrendered to the Senturians. The Senturians excepted the surrender under the condition that Talean’s borders would be open in the case of another catastrophic event would happen in Sentries.
4,396 P.M. - After King Kicna’s surrender, King Dhaer’ghad ordered for the wall that had been built during the Siege of the Broken Border, to be constructed properly and stretched from the Sea of the Sun to the Abyss Ocean. Two moons later, Dhaer’ghad received a scroll from Kicna, demanding the Senturians cease the construction of the wall and evacuate Talean. The two kings, along with a handful of knights and Golden Men, met at the wall. Dhaer’ghad proposed that the group of Golden Men and knights that were in accompany, should fight to the death, and the victors would retain the land. King Kicna countered with the proposition that the two kings should fight until the death and that no knight or Golden Man would interfere and would uphold the agreement. Dhaer’ghad agreed to the terms and was able to slay the Taleanic King.
4,342 P.M. - The Senturians found out how to utilize the volcano as a forge, and began to make stronger weapons and defenses for their city.
4,294 P.M. - The border wall separating Talean and Sentries was finally completed. The wall became known as the Brim.
3,842 P.M. - King Dhaer’gae ordered for the Brim to be reinforced with metal, and for it to be reconstructed into a defensive stronghold that would be as thick as a home.
3,720 P.M. - The reconstruction of the Brim was completed.
3,184 P.M. - King Drathyn ordered for a second Brim to be constructed, separating Sentries from Ringwood.
3,1,47 P.M. - The construction of the second Brim was completed and became known as the Southern Brim; while the first Brim separating Talean from Sentries became known as the Northern Brim.
2,935 P.M. - Tets Lauga Drumwright from Penora invaded the southeastern region of Metagore (Ringwood and Sentries) in a war known as the War of the Dying Forest. The majority of the war was fought in the Kingdom of Ringwood, in the regions of Black Rain Forest and the southern portion of Wayland (now known as Sword's Forest).
0 A.M. - King Ozir met with the other rulers of Metagore and signed the MCA, which unified the six kingdoms as one, established a centralized monarch, and declared for a new city to be built immediately to regulate trade amongst the realms. The rulers elected Brighton to be the new lord over the unified kingdom, in honor of his dedication and planning of the MCA. It was also agreed upon that the new city would be built in the mountains of Rigdale, next to the castle, and it would be named BrightHelm after their new lord. As a way to commemorate the signing of the MCA, a three-day festival is hosted every year in BrightHelm, known as the New Life Festival. The signing of the MCA marked the new start of the year for Metagore, as well as established a time frame for all future records: P.M. (Prior to the MCA) and A.M. (After the MCA).
552 A.M. - During the week of the New Life Festival, Grand Duke Raagus gathered with Lord Brighton and the four other grand dukes in BrightHelm’s throne room, along with a couple of loved ones, to enjoy a feast. Around the start of the feast, some of the attendees started to cough and spit up blood, and eventually succumbed to death’s vengeance. Brighton had all of the drinks tested, and all except one came back as having been tainted with poison. The only one free of toxins was Duke Turkan’s from Alberon. The only survivors in the room were Brighton, Galach, and Turkan, as well as Valek, who had become ill from the poison but managed to recover from the toxins within a few days. The massacre became officially known as the Liquid Masquerade. Though many wary citizens believed that Valek wasn’t able to miraculously defeat the poison, but that in fact, he was the one who poisoned everyone, and he just made himself appear sick so that he could place the blame on an innocent bystander; thus, it was nicknamed Valek’s Second Rebellion.
693 A.M. - Grand Duke Saul and Grand Duke Valek of Talean, joined their armies together and sent them across the Abyss to aid Waaki and Direfell in their attempts to free themselves from being under Penora’s control. The on-and-off attempts became known as the Waaki Conquest.
735 A.M. - After the presumed poisoning of Lord Brighton, Cornelius was elected to rule over Metagore. The grand dukes became angered by the election process, leading some to separate from the kingdom and lead a war against the new lord. The war became a massive civil war known as the War of the Six Kingdoms.
HOLIDAY(S) IN SENTRIES
New Life Festival (Batell Moon, Day 1-3) - a festival that commemorates the signing of the Metagore Compression Act and the start of a new year. A three-day long festival is hosted in the courtyards of the castle in BrightHelm. On the first day, the lord and his grand dukes open with a set of speeches, then afterward a feast is partaken in. The feast lasts for the entirety of the festival, alongside entertainers (firebreathers, jugglers, musicians, ect.).
Brishai (Stuvehl Moon, Day 15-19) - a holiday that commemorates the Battle of the Burning Lands and the building of the Northern Brim. It is associated with memory, optimism, and Mount Dumas. Traditions include exchanging gifts, public singing, hiking, and brawling competitions.
Masida (Vloth Moon, Day 28) - a holiday associated with the passing of the winter and warm weather to come. Traditions include public intoxication, releasing from oaths, and in some cases violence and rioting.