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  • Sorian Empire

    h2. The Sorian Empire, In Brief The city of [[Soren]] was founded in -1056 BR athwart the gap between far-western Orem and the rest of the continent. The original city itself is an enormous and spectacular bridge built over the gap, held aloft through …

  • Language in the Sorian Empire

    *Active*: Imperial Common *Historical*: Low Imperial (prior to -1000 BR); High Imperial (-1000 BR to -400 BR) h3. Discussion The massive political collapse in the eastern half of the [[Sorian Empire]] as a result of the devastating civil war in …

  • Sorian History

    The history of the Sorian Empire is long, complex, and frequently controversial. Imperial history is generally divided into the following periods, and detailed information is available on each, below: Pre-631 History (Placeholder) [[Imperial …

  • Imperial Reorganization

    Following the annexation of the [[Penwith Islands]] in 436 BR, the [[Sorian Empire]] was in control of the vast majority of the known world, from the city of [[Soren]]— and points further— in the west, to the [[Var-Aldun Range]] in the north and the [[ …

  • Imperial Division

    In 818 BR, Iphita’s daughter, Alyphia, inherited the Tribuneship from her mother and declared herself Empress of the East. Furious, the Empress Deilia left the city of Soren at the head of a large Imperial army and headed east towards [[Hyperion]] to …

  • Imperial Struggle and Defeat

    The war dragged on for twelve more years. The Triple Throne War technically ended in 825 BR, with the death of Physcoa and the capitulation of [[Soren]] to the Empress Deilia. Many histories simply refer to the entire conflict, from 818 BR to 837 BR, as …

  • Imperial Collapse

    Reeling from their respective defeats, the Empresses withdrew their shattered armies in an attempt to consolidate and save the cores of the eastern and western halves of the Empire. Alyphia’s remaining forces successfully executed a retreat, as the orcs …

  • The Empire Aflame

    h2. The Year of Conflagration By 837 BR, it was increasingly clear to the rulers of [[Darrova]], [[Ystria]], and the [[Penwith Islands]] that the Empire was crumbling; independence had been whispered of in the years before, but the possibility of …

  • Imperial Rebirth

    *The Empire Staggers On* Disgusted with the civil war, horror-struck at its consequences, and desperate to retain the reins of government, the [[Dycastery]] recognized Antonian’s young daughter, Philodice, as Empress, and took advantage of her minority …

  • The Empire Turns Inward

    Lynceus was succeeded in 898 BR by his niece, Herodata. Competent but largely unremarkable, Herodata took Lynceus’ dedication speech literally and began the construction of the [[Great Wall of the Empire]] (usually simply referred to now as “the Empire …

  • The Empire's Status Quo

    Empress Lyncea (later sometimes styled Lyncea the Mad, though this is generally considered disrespectful and more than a little unkind) died in 945 BR and was succeeded by her nephew, Polyxo. Polyxo is considered the first of the “Scholar Emperors” a …

  • Imperial Legacy

    The Sorian Empire’s legacy is complicated, at best. Its most long-lasting contribution to the societies across Orem is the widespread use of [[Language in the Sorian Empire | Imperial Common]] as the standard language across diverse lands, from [[Soren]] …

  • Nonsuch Palace

    h3. A Palace Born of Dreams and Madness Begun in 929 BR by the Sorian Empress Lyncea, Nonsuch Palace is a sprawling complex situated near the geographic middle of the eastern half of the [[Sorian Empire]]. The Palace was funded by the Fortification …

  • Tholceus

    Considered the Sorian Empire's "gateway to the east", the city of Tholceus sits on the western shore of [[Lake Argive]]. Though it does not boast a large population, a substantial majority of trade between the Empire and eastern Orem passes through the …