Characters of Cimmeria: Jasaetuparth and Trigonora

Trigonora on the left and Jasaetuparth on the right.

Jasaetuparth and Trigonora were two queens of Sadroston’s line in Western Cimmeria. Jasaetuparth ruled in Jeutontic while Trigonora ruled in Nox. They formed an alliance against the Nox Senate as it gained power after the Dragon War. They lost the war and Trigonora fled to Jeutontic. This set off a centuries long conflict as Jeutontic vied with Nox for control of Western Cimmeria.

Jasaetuparth’s father was Condrofalspeth. He had led Jeutontic’s resettlement and war with the Dark Elves. He perished in Croshan’s assault on the city and as his firstborn, Jasaetuparth took up the reins of power. While not as remarkable a leader as Condrofalspeth, Jasaetuparth led her people well and enriched her country through commerce.

Trigonora’s father was King Kaeltotath of Nox. He came to power during the Dragon War. Kaeltotath had little support for any policies he wished to enact. The common people didn’t trust him and the noble senate class of Nox knew they could push him around. He had no skill to negotiate this political landscape and thus was unable to adequately train Trigonora to assume the throne upon his death. When Trigonora ascended she found she had little real power in the developing republic of Nox.

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Characters of Cimmeria: Condrofalspeth

Condrofalspeth was a half-elf descendant of Sadroston. He resettled Jeutontic after its collapse during the draconic occupation of Cimmeria. The city’s resurgence caught the attention of King Croshan of the Dark Elves who began aggressively raiding Jeutontic and the nearby villages. Condrofalspeth organized a defense force for the city-state and a flight of mobile aerial cavalry using griffons, hippogriffs, and pegasi. The resistance to Croshan’s raids earned Condrofalspeth the ire of the Drow king. Croshan attacked Jeutontic itself and while he was unable to pillage the city, he did succeed in slaying its leader. Condrofalspeth’s heirs continued to protect the city after his death.

Condrofalspeth grew up with a small piece of Sadroston’s reputation. The renowned hero left many children and Condrofalspeth did not stand out from the crowd during his youth. Like the other descendants, he was given more respect than he’d earned, but it made little difference in his life. Condrofalspeth only became a man of true note when he organized the people of Western Cimmeria to resettle Jeutontic.

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Cimmerian Timeline Part 30

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883BCE: Many of the Naturalists of Bigby’s Forest elected to take over the trading post at Semanarie. They set up a druidic enclave there that preached naturalism and separation from civilized society. Most of the buildings were knocked down and the residents slept outside, protected by the druids’ magic.
The Naturalists who did not settle in Semanarie set out to find a new location for their community. They traveled eastward along the Caspian Sea, collecting followers along the way.

882BCE: After Semanarie became a druidic commune it could no longer serve as the trade post for Bigby’s Forest. An enterprising halfling merchant, Glospiel, set up a trading post, but not on the forest’s edge as one might expect. He laid the foundations for a town on the Caspian coast. Glospiel named his city after the halfling word for sea spray, Makotako.

881BCE: Condrofalspeth, a descendant of Sadroston, gathered people to resettle Jeutontic.

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Kingdoms Sprouting Up Part 3

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Jeutontic
Jeutontic served as a trading post between the Elves of Whitewood Forest and the rest of the world for over a century after the Forest’s settlement. This relationship suffered during the Age of Monsters when the elves escaped into the Underdark to avoid the dragons. Trade disappeared for a time and Jeutontic shrunk to a few households determined to stay in their generational homes.
During the Dragon War the Dark Elves were as much adversaries for their former trading partners as for the dragons. They raided settlements across Western Cimmeria for supplies and trade goods. The war consumed the attention of the surface dwellers and the Dark Elves pillaged without fear of reprisal.
At the end of the Dragon War a descendant of Sadroston came to Western Cimmeria with a goal of ending the raids. His name was Condrofalspeth and he was a half-elf mage. Condrofalspeth gathered the dispersed people of Western Cimmeria together so they could better defend themselves against Croshan’s warriors. These settlers rebuilt the town of Jeutontic into a splendid city-state on the edge of Gaia’s Navel. Continue reading