Gurutama Timeline Revising Part 14

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The Bwarlorn Dwarves finally get their vengeance in this post. Their act parallels the original Dwarf curse in many ways. They target a group that did not suspect such an attack. The group suffers heavy causalities and then forced pregnancies. The pregnancies result in horrible unwanted mutant babies.

The Bastards of the Book don’t target the Dwarves though. They attack the Dwarven allies, the Elves.

But in the grand scheme of history, rape is just another tragedy of war. What makes this special enough to include?

The creation of a new race because the hybrid genetics is why. The Hobgoblins will come to play a big role in the Lower Maw.

And we’ve also got the Rana slowly developing into their humanitarian selves by founding Gurutama’s equivalent of the real world charity organization, The Red Cross.

429 NA: The group of Najaran men sought to rebel against their Dwarven overlords. They sent scouts into the Eastern Maw to recruit primitive Humans outside of the boundaries of the Empire to assist in fighting the Dwarves. While the small rebellion of these men was one among many to be squashed by the Dwarven jackboots one good thing came of the Najarn scouts’ journey. They made contact with the Rana.

The words of the Najarns troubled the Rana and left a lasting impact. They had never heard of people who openly sought violence upon other intelligent beings. The Rana set about to bring light to all those who wanted to see once again…

The Rana gathered many of their beloved children, great sages, silver-tongued peace-makers, and humble friends, and sent them forth into the world. And they named them, the Monks of the Gossamer Waves, an order of peace, pacifism, and kindness.

441 NA: With each year the ranks of the Bastards of the Tattered Book grew and their fury seemed endless. Many spoke of purging the Metal Tiers and of making the women and children of Hearthland suffer as their men made the Bwarlor suffer. Still more wanted to storm the Najaran coast and join forces with the Najarns against the Empire Dwarves.

But a cruel streak coming from their primitive ancestors inspired another course of action. The Bastards unfurled their black sails and set out, not west to the Hearthland nor north to join the numerous rebellions against the Empire Dwarves. No, the Bastards went south to the ripe forests hidden behind the indomitable Mandibles.

442 NA: It is said that history is doomed to repeat itself, and just as the Dwarves of Hearthland imposed their sons on the Bwarlor, so did these new Dwarves rape the city of Shianosoth and sow their children amongst the innocent Elven people. A new breed coalesced in the shadow of that damned city, mockery of the goodness and order, a savage combination of its three father races: the swiftness and stature of the good Elves, the greed and steadfast determination of Dwarvenkind, and the madness of their grandfather, Humanity. The first Hobgoblins were born into the world…

-Mister Ed

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An Overview of Gurutama Part 10

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If you know your Latin roots then you can already guess what type of people the Rana of Gurutama are.

Rana is Spanish for frog and the Rana are frog people.

The Rana live in and around Tonsil Lake and joined the Hykman League.

The Rana are pacifists, but they recognize that the violence that threatens the world can often only be countered by violence.

In order to meet violent threats without direct intervention, the Rana have a tradition of forging amazing swords and other weapons.

Chances are that if an adventurer finds a magic sword it was made by a Rana and gifted to a hero in the past to bring light in dark times.

The Rana are also accomplished artists and doctors.

A Rana organization called the Monks of the Gossamer Waves functions like the Red Cross in Gurutama. They provide aid to whomever requires it.

Because of their amphibian biology and passive nature it is rare to see a Rana far from Tonsil Lake or the Hykman cities surrounding it.

Rana that travel far afield are either Monks on missions or outcasts due to their rejection of the Rana’s pacifist culture.

Because the Rana do not often leave their home country they have had little influence on world affairs as a whole.

However, within the Hykman League the Rana are always involved in the betterment of all people, big or small, rich or poor.

Recent events in the Hykman League have caused some Rana to act against the Hykman government. This is due to a resurgence of Navillus worship in the Hykmans.

But more on all that in the forthcoming timeline posts!

-Mister Ed

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