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Accardi-by-the-Sea is a small village in the Westlands by the
coast of the Great Sea, near
Borphee Harbor. Accardi's most
famous geographic feature is the nearby Razor Gorge, a deadly
chasm carved by a branch of the
Borphee River. Because most
enchanters prefer the quiet of a town such as Accardi over the
hustle and bustle of a larger city, Accardi has become a center
of the magic industry. The Accardi
Guild of Enchanters is one of
the most influential in the entire land, and has given rise to
such famous magic-users as the
Wizard of Frobozz and
Mumboz Agrippa was, at one point, a foreman for the Frobozz Magic
Cave Company. Heavily involved with the hollowing of an ancient
volcano in the Eastlands,
his job was related to the safety factors involved in constructing
caverns over very weak rock strata.
He also authored the book "Construction of the Empire".
Queen Alexis was, according to the Legend of Wishbringer, the
and Queen of Misty Island in ancient days. The
legend tells that Queen Alexis' daughter, cursed by fate and
prophecy, was born blind. To ease her heavy heart, Alexis kidnapped the peasant girl Morning-Star, and raised her as the Princess. When Morning-Star came of age, Alexis' awful envy caused
her make six tough Love-Quests to the knights seeking to marry
Morning-Star, and eventually to decree that her daughter "must
remain unmarried and virgin all her days." This Edict caused Morning-Star's heart to harden into the magic stone Wishbringer.
Amathrodonis was a terrible giant who terrorized
for many centuries. He was finally vanquished by
the Necromancer in 952 GUE, when the enchanter used showy pyrotechnical magic to destroy the giant.
The Amulet of Aggthora was a legendary jewel renowned for its
powers of augury. In the year 957 the Amulet was in the possession of
and is known to have glowed when near his location. This property of the Amulet was crucial in the defeat of
King Anatinus - According to the legend of Wishbringer, the platypus Anatinus was once the King of Misty Island, and husband to
Anatinus is best-noted for his decree that anyone
claiming the hand of his daughter must fulfill a Love-Quest of
Alexis' choosing. This decreed led to the death of six young
It is also known that a King Anatinus, presumably a descendant of the original King, reigned on the island during the time
of The Evil One.
Princess Tasmania, the king's daughter, was
twice rescued from dangers by a human postal worker. The most
important event of the reign of this Anatinus was his generous
award to the postal worker who saved his daughter. By bestowing
the human with a wizard's hat, Anatinus helped him to bring about
the downfall of The Evil One in the nearby village of Festeron.
Antharia, the Island Province, is 959 square
bloits of beautiful
land right in the middle of the Great Sea. The weather in
Antharia is picture-perfect, except for an occasional hurricane
in late summer. Tourists to Antharia bring in a remarkable
business. No trip is complete without a visit to the shipbuilding
factories of South Anthar, the marble mines in the Peltoid Valley, the port of Marba, and the
Bella Quease. Mid-spring in
Antharia brings the Marble Pageant, followed in the summer by
shark-wrestling in the Flathead Stadium.
Antharia became a part of the Great Underground Empire in
665, when the forces of
vanquished the Antharian
Armada at the famous battle of Fort Griffspotter. Up to that time
the island-nation of Antharia was the world's premier sea power,
and this victory gave Duncanthrax undisputed control of the Great
Sea, and put the superb ship-building facilities of Antharia at
his disposal. The conquest of Antharia also gave the kingdom
access to Antharia's famed granola mines. Unfortunately, no one
in Quendor liked granola.
For many years now Antharia has been ruled by a council of
four "Elders" - one from the Shipbuilding Guild, one from the
Granola Miners Guild, one from the Marble Cutters Guild, and one
from a popular waterfront pub called "Emu's". Spenseweed is the
official flower of Antharia, and the island's motto is "Hieya
wizka," which translates to "Hello sailor." The capital of
Antharia is Anthar.
Antharia University, Ralph Waldo Flathead's alma mater, is known
for an academic program specializing in obscure degrees such as
Doctor of Idyllic Poetry, Doctor of Excellent Elegies, and Doctor
of Octameter Odes. This University is possibly one of the elite
Moss-League colleges, but our research team is not yet positive
Antharian Cave Witches live in dark holes high in the mountains
These witches, usually very antisocial, can sometimes be summoned by coughing.
The Aragain Brothers Circus employs a trainer of real, live
grues. Obviously, this Circus is a big purchaser of Grue Protection Kits from the Frobozz Magic Grue Accessories Company.
The Aragain Falls is the most breathtaking and awesome waterfall
in the known lands. It lies at the end of the Frigid River, where
it flows from its underground source near Flood Control Damn #3.
The Falls were a favorite honeymoon spot during the 8th and 9th
centuries, often called the Honeymoon Capital of the GUE. The
Falls are quite dangerous and, despite a warning buoy, many
adventurers raft off the falls to their deaths.
Aragain Village - Please see the entry on Flatheadia.
Ardis was a member of the Guild of Poets in 966. He gave a speech
to the Final Conclave of enchanters about the failure of magical
rhyming and spelling aids.
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