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« am: 20.08.2013, 11:43:11 »

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Alignment: Chaotic evil
Capital: None
Ruler: None
Government: Loose coalition of demonic warlords
Languages: Abyssal, Hallit
Religions: Lamashtu, demon-worship (especially Deskari)

Khorramzadeh:
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Titles: Storm King
Race/Species: Balor
Homeland: Iz, Worldwound
The powerful balor demon Khorramzadeh rules the city of Iz in the Worldwound. He is known as the Storm King, as his form is bathed in lightning rather than the fire usual to balors.

He is one of the two most powerful of the Worldwound’s many warlords – the other is the marilith Zuhra Aponavicius. His notoriety has risen in recent years, since his forces managed to destroy one of the wardstones that keep the demons out of Mendev, enabling demonic forces to enter Mendev for the first time in a generation.

The attack ultimately failed, but the leaders of Mendev are worried the Storm King’s gain in prestige may enable him to unite a sizeable part of the Worldwound’s demonic hordes against them. Their response to this threat was to call the Fourth Mendevian Crusade.[1]



Zuhra Aponavicius
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Titles: Ruler of Drezen
Alignment: Chaotic evil
Race/Species: Marilith
Gender:    Female
Homeland: Drezen, Worldwound

The powerful marilith demon Zuhra Aponavicius rules the city of Drezen in the Worldwound. She is one of the two most powerful of the Worldwound’s many warlords – the other is the balor Khorramzadeh, known as the Storm King.

She is considered to be a bloodthirsty general even by demonic standards, appearing to be indifferent to the casualty level among her own forces provided enemies are also dying.

Historically, the demonic forces of the Worldwound were driven back by what came to be known as the First Mendevian Crusade. When the crusaders grew complacent, the demons counterattacked, regaining lost territory and then expanding beyond their previous borders. Zuhra commanded the forces which captured the crusader citadel of Drezen; it has been her stronghold ever since. [1]


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« Antwort #1 am: 20.08.2013, 16:09:14 »


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Alignment: Lawful good
Capital: Nerosyan
Ruler: Crusader Queen Galfrey

The nation of Mendev (pronounced MEN-dev)[1] in northern Avistan is a land defined by its conflict with Abyssal forces unheard of anywhere else on Golarion. The people of this beleaguered land constantly struggle with the demonic rift of the Worldwound found across its western border. Mendev is now in the middle of its fourth holy crusade against the demons of that land, and along with the pious and righteous, this crusade has attracted its fair share of mercenaries, outcasts, and ne'er-do-wells of all types hoping to take advantage of a crusader war that has lasted for nearly a century.


Queen Galfrey
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is the absolute monarch of the crusader-state of Mendev,[1] and leader of the Mendevian Crusades.[2] She ascended to the throne in 4601 AR.

Kenabres (City)
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Nation: Mendev
Size: Small city
Population: 12,330
Demographics: 95% human, 3% halfling, 1% half-elf, 1% others
Government: conventional
Alignment: Lawful good
Leader: Hulrun Shappok


Lord Hulrun Shappok:
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Hulrun is the aging leader of all inquisitors in Mendev, and is second in power only to the queen of that land, Galfrey.

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« Antwort #2 am: 20.08.2013, 16:17:30 »

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First Mendevian Crusade (4622 AR - 4630 AR)
Even though warriors had been traveling to Sarkoris to battle the demonic hordes ever since the Worldwound opened in 4606 AR, the First Mendevian Crusade wasn't called by the Church of Iomedae unil 4622 AR. Its late start can be attributed to the general environmental and social upheaval caused by Aroden's death worldwide, and to the specific institutional hurdles the followers of Iomedae had to overcome with their patron's sudden rise in importance. The crusaders discovered upon their arrival, that most of Sarkoris and parts of western Mendev has already been overrun. Their numbers and organizational strengths added greatly to the defending armies, and soon the demonic forces began to be pushed back towards the Northmounds. Having thus liberated all of Mendev and the Sarkorian lowlands, the crusaders offered to help build stronger defenses against future attacks. These offers were gratefully accepted by the Mendevians, but met with some resistance among the remaining proud (and historically independent) Kellid tribes of Sarkoris. With the demonic threat seemingly confined to the Northmounds and the defenses of both Mendev and Sarkoris strengthened, the Church of Iomedae officially brought the First Mendevian Crusade to a close in 4630 AR. Some crusaders made the long journey back to their homelands, but many stayed behind in Mendev to help defend the nation against any future attacks.[3][4]

In truth, this first demonic invasion was little more than the demon lord Deskari testing the waters, gauging the strength and tactics of his opponents before launching a full invasion. The brutality and disorganization of the early attacks were intentional, as they helped to reinforce the stereotype in the minds of the crusaders that their enemies were a leaderless horde, bent on pure destruction and rage, unable to cooperate and employ tactics effectively. During this time, many of the demons also used their teleportation abilities to leave the battlefield and settle in countless locations across Golarion, where many of them still lurk to this day.[4]

Second Mendevian Crusade (4638 AR - 4645 AR)
In 4638 AR the demons counterattacked. Forces led by the powerful marilith Zuhra Aponavicius captured the crusader city of Drezen and killed many of Mendev’s warriors. The Second Crusade was called to combat this menace, but the generals quickly realized that they were no longer dealing with uncoordinated groups of fiends; they now employed tactics and were led by powerful demonic generals. The crusader forces fought bravely, but soon decided that they were not going to be able to drive the demons back. Instead they opted for containment and relinquished any hope of ever winning back Sarkorian land. They created the wardstones, massive monoliths capable of creating a nigh-impenetrable wall against demons, and placed them along the West Sellen and Moutray Rivers. This stopped the demonic advance at the borders of Mendev, Ustalav, and Numeria, saving the lives of tens of thousands in those nations; Sarkoris, however, was now lost for good. As the Second Crusade came to a close in 4645 AR, even though the wardstones were considered a great accomplishment, the crusade itself was deemed a failure by most.[5][4]

The creation of the wardstones greatly inhibited the demons' teleportation abilities, a tactic that Deskari had hoped to take greater advantage of during this time. Even though they only existed along the southern and eastern border of the Worldwound, the wardstones created a magical echo to the north and west. Not as powerful as the wardstones themselves, since the echo did not prevent the demons from physically leaving the warded area, this echo still prevented them from using teleportation to escape into the rest of Golarion. The Kellid barbarian tribes aggressive defense of their territories to the north and west of the Worldwound, combined with the irresistible presence of the Iomedean crusaders, focused most of the demons' attention on the borders with Mendev, Ustalav, and Numeria.[4]

Third Mendevian Crusade (4665 AR - 4668 AR)
After the Second Crusade ended with the total loss of Sarkoris and the creation of the wardstones, there was a momentary lull in demonic attacks. The fiends spent their time consolidating their power within the new territories, and were dealing with increased attacks from the Realm of the Mammoth Lords. Once they turned their gaze south and easttward again, they decided to pursue subtler methods of infiltration, greatly facilitated by cultists of the demon lord Baphomet, who infiltrated numerous crusader organizations and churches. At the same time, the Mendevian Crusaders had been running out of strong recruits, and began accepting warriors into the crusades who had less than noble intentions. Faced with increasing corruption within their ranks, the Third Crusade was called, but quickly devolved into ferreting out demonic corruption through witch hunts. These pogroms grew increasingly paranoid and violent, until the Mendevian government finally shut down the crusade in 4668 AR.[5][4]

Fourth Mendevian Crusade (4692 AR - 4707 AR)
A new leader emerged amongst the demons in 4692 AR, a powerful balor known as Khorramzadeh, the Storm King. He and his forces were able to damage the Kenabres wardstone and cross the frontier, but were eventually driven back. This worrying development led to the calling of the Fourth Crusade in order to defeat the Storm King before he had the chance to unite more of the demons under his banner. Lasting 15 years, this was the longest and most exhausting of the four crusades and ended in 4707 AR more out of sheer fatigue on the part of the crusaders than any major victory or other positive tactical development.[6][4]
Mendevian Crusaders

The Mendevian Crusaders are less organized than other knightly orders, united primarily by their desire to eliminate the expansion of demons from the Worldwound. Not all of its members are selfless and honourable, but many epitomize true courage. Sheer desperation for able-bodied warriors causes the order to take shining knightly followers of Iomedae as well as lowly glory-seekers, ruffians, profiteers, and other undesirables.[7]
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« Antwort #3 am: 12.12.2013, 10:17:11 »
Kenabres vor der Zwerstörung
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Kenabres nach dem Überfall der Dämonen


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« Antwort #4 am: 07.01.2014, 22:17:38 »
Kenabres mit Legende
Hellgrün: Herz des Verteidigers
Lila: Schwarzschwingen Bibliothek / Kinderheim Uther
Rot: Rückerkehr an die Oberfläche
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« Antwort #5 am: 14.02.2014, 21:45:20 »
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Cult & Worshipers
Despite Lamashtu's role as creator of the minotaurs, many choose Baphomet over her as their patron. Increasingly, he is also venerated by humans, especially in rural areas where his secretive cults draw followers from those formerly faithful to Erastil.[3] In more urban areas, his cults are organized into secret societies along family lines, and have existed for generations. Members of these societies refer to themselves as Templars of the Ivory Labyrinth, and as an organization wield no small amount of political power.








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« Antwort #6 am: 14.02.2014, 21:50:34 »
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Cult & Worshipers
Deskari's cult is most powerful in the lands that once made up the realm of Sarkoris. This region is now the demonic wasteland of the Worldwound and as such no longer harbours many of Deskari's mortal worshipers. Instead his cult seems to have spread into other northern nations infecting the nearby lands of Mendev, Numeria and Brevoy.


Areelu Vorlesh:
Titles: the Demon Witch of Undarin
Alignment: Chaotic evil
Race/Species: Half-succubus
Class: Witch 10 / demoniac 10 / archmage 8
Gender: Female
Homeland: Riftshadow, Worldwound
Deity: deskari

The half-succubus witch Areelu Vorlesh is one of the most powerful denizens of the land known today as the Worldwound. She is best known for having aided the demon lord Deskari in opening the Worldwound in 4606 AR.[1]


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« Antwort #7 am: 19.02.2014, 12:07:19 »
Factions of Kenabres


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There are many different groups and organizations that maintain a presence in the City of Kenabres, including priestly chapters for almost all major good deities of Golarion and the Hellknights (or Asmodeans) of the Order of the Godclaw. Crusader organizations are the most common type of faction, although not all of these are large, well-established organizations. Smaller orders may consist of no more than a few dozen knights or just some friends banded together under a name made up on the spot, while the larger orders claim hundreds of members and have serious political power in the city.

The Everbright Crusaders allow only the most virtuous warriors into their ranks. Members scrupulously avoid drinking, gambling, lying, and oath breaking. They are respected for their conviction and battle prowess, but their superior attitude makes them unpopular. A common joke in the crusader camps is that one must keep a wand up one's least comfortable orifice to be considered a member.

Nearly opposite them in ideals, the Order of the Flaming Lance believes in doing whatever it takes to destroy the demons. They stay within the bounds of law and righteousness, but by the narrowest margins, and it is said their members have an unhealthy fascination with vanquishing evil over preserving their own purity. To them, the ends will justify the means.

The Order of the Sunrise Sword once represented the bardic side of the crusades and their members are responsible for some of the greatest ballads and odes about the war. However, since an incident in which several of their members were disastrously possessed by demons, the Order has changed its focus to exorcism. They now specialize in recognizing and ending demonic possession.

The least popular crusader order is known as the Eagle Watch. Its members believe that treachery from within is a greater threat than an attack from without, and they seek to rid other crusaders of corruption and improper vices. Their investigations make other groups feel uncomfortable and their few successes, such as uncovering spies, thieves, and corrupt officials, tend to humiliate the orders that were fooled by them.

Kenabres has a long and conflicted history of witch hunting. During the first crusade many of the holy warriors from Mendev mistook the unique druidic faith of Sarkorian tribes to be demonically influenced, leading to their deaths. As the years passed, groups of witch hunters continued to hunt down 'demonic allies'. Some of these hunters were thorough, using divination magic and cautious investigation to determine guilt, but they were rare compared to the inflamed inquisitors who sent many innocent people to the stake.

Prelate Hulrun Shappok was once the leader of an elite group of witch hunters in Kenabres and earned the people's trust and admiration by exposing dozens of cultists, spies, and demon-worshippers, although the evidence was not always clear. He was eventually elected prelate and has mellowed in his old age, although he still keeps a troop of highly-trained Witch Hunters to investigate rumors of corruption and possession. The power of the prelate's Witch Hunters is not absolute, but even the most pure-hearted citizens feel uneasy at the sight of their Iomedaen vestments edged with orange flames.