The Kingdom of Dyfed

The Kingdom of Dyfed (Welsh pronunciation: [‘dəvɛd]) is one of several Welsh petty kingdoms that emerged in 5th-century sub-Roman Britain in southwest Wales based on the former territory of the Demetae (modern Welsh Dyfed). In the year 360, a sudden series of coordinated raids by the Irish, Anglo-Saxons and Picts began.[citation needed] These continued as the Irish colonised the Isle of Man (formerly Brittonic-speaking like … Continue reading The Kingdom of Dyfed

The Teeth of Danu

The “Teeth of Danu” (Common) / Tuatha Dé Danann (Gaelic) / People of Nature (literal) are the Ellyllon (specifically Solar elves) rulers of Hibernia / Īveriū. In Lyonesse, they have claimed the Kingdom of Dyfed from lands that were once an imperial province. They are tall, bright, attractive, and fierce opponents in battle. Their offspring of mixed race are sometimes know decisively as “half-elves”, and … Continue reading The Teeth of Danu

Universal Import Matrix

Generally speaking, when pulling from commercial content based on default D&D conventions: “Orcs” map to Chaos Brutes. “Halflings” map to Hobgoblins “Dwarves” map to Caledonians. Humans, for non-adventuring NPCs. Caledonian Halflings for adventurers. “Elves” map to Hibernian Gaels “Half-elves” map to Hibernian humans Damn if I’ve figured out where to map default Hobgoblins to, though. Most of the good critter names are already taken. Goblin-magi, … Continue reading Universal Import Matrix

Language and Literacy

The common tongue is also known as Parsik, the language of the Sasanian dynasty of the Holy Empire, and is “common” to the far flung extents of the Holy Empire and its trading partners before it fell.
The Fair Folk of Albion (generally recognized as the Elves, Half-Elven, Halfling and Western Dwarf peoples) share a language, with regional variations, known as Gaelic. The human and near-human tribes native to the Isle of Man speak a derivation of the language known as Manx. This was formally supplanted by the common tongue as the far western borders of the Holy Empire encompassed Albion, although there are still isolated pockets of its use. Continue reading Language and Literacy