Emperor Marksus and the Dragon Knights of Aurndest
The current year is 217, the country of Aurndest is in a golden age, it’s land prosperous and its people happy. Emperor Marksus leads with grace and power no other leader has matched in recorded history. Many are skeptical of this power, how it came to being, why it allows him to live so long, yet most are accepting of these unanswered questions, they care only of what he does with his might. The Dragon Knights is the source of this power, the secretive ritual surrounded by myth and legend that only those chosen to partake in it know. Marksus being the first Dragon Knight used his new found power to form the foundations of Aurndest. Within 60 years of the 5 month revolution the newborn civilization was entering an age of prosperity. The huge success of Marksus is a milestone of Naberia, even the Mountain Elves acknowledge it’s incredible power and influence over the world, yet at the same time they’re more cautious than they have ever been with the past nations. The current state of the world seems stable, The Forest Dwarves are rebuilding their crumbled nation, and Aurndest is finally ridding their southern borders of the rebellion.
Before the turning point
The new calendar was founded when Marksus defeated his brother and founded the nation as a new. This turning point is known as Revelation. For centuries, man and halfing were ruled under a corrupted monarchy, with all opposition being oppressed. The Nation was never as prosperous or large as the Dwarves or Elves, but slowly expanded. Told by stories passed down from generation to generation, Aurndest came to be founded by Merkule, the first Emperor of the fledgling nation of man and halfling. Mellinium before Marksus, Merkule united the fighting clans of Human and Halflings. The clans had huge disputes of land and which race was superior. After Merkule tricked the Halflings and opposing human clans into joining into a single nation state, he began a rule that would last down a long line of evil kings.