[ruling species:: Ansar
[native language:: Common
Rarest among the Realms, only a very small portion of Evylon is inhabited; the middle continent, called Shi'vrann'aeli in the elven tongue, holds the only hospitable portion of them all. The rest is wild and untamed, scorched by mage-storms to the wicked north and cruel west. The sea that borders where the Heartwoodian elves make their home is called the Drowned Sea, for its reputation of sinking anything that attempts to float - or fly - over its raging surface. To the south, unnamed monsters roam, locked on a continent some scholars worry will someday collide with Shi'vrann'aeli, invading the helpless North.
This Realm is found to have no true gods. Therefore, the populace has taken to worship Daama, scion of light, their Ether Spirit and guardian. As leader of the Ethers, she is only made stronger by the faith of her followers and the strength of her Realm, as close to a goddess as any can be.
Horrific and deadly, Anquil is a place of utter chaos. Filled with changed, twisted monsters and horrific, ungodly creatures, it is constantly warped and battered by magestorms, with a strict sense of only the strongest will survive. Of Anquil's native species, only the Ansar are of the light - all others are vicious, intelligent, and very opportunistic killers. Wandering adventurers are warned away from this country, even with ample protection - for what doesn't kill you will make you that much stranger...
APPEARANCE: A series of eyries set into the crumbling side of what is rumored to have been the original Mage Tower of Evylon. Stories and stories of ledges and nests bear witness to generations of Anquil phoenix, while horrorbirds dwell along its base.
CULTURE: None know of the inner workings of Birdsong, save for the almost uncanny loyalty to the ancient bird Ronso, a large Anquil phoenix with an unusual blue coloration. The surrounding countryside lives in fear and respect of the droves of phoenixes and horrorbirds, and tribute is often made from lesser clans and packs to ensure their survival.
APPEARANCE: A once prestigious city built into the side of an old, blasted apart volcano. Consisting of dens and old stone ruins, it has been taken over by a flight of Anquil gryphons known only as Groktu's Flight. It has become overgrown and corrupted, a shadow of its former self, and now Filton is a place of fear and death.
CULTURE: The Flight commands all, and what creatures they don't kill, they turn into slaves or cattle for food. Humans gathered from other places are bred deep within the catacombs, to be brought up and killed at the gryphons' leisure.
APPEARANCE: A horrific and terrifying place to find oneself in, the spiderwebbed complex of interconnecting caves and caverns is filled with twisted unzirus, booby traps, and statutes of grotesque and horrible monsters. There is a rumored treasure at its heart that brings adventurers to brave the mage storms above and the monsters below, hidden away and guarded by a calamity known as Tierkah the Radiant.
CULTURE: Tierkah knows all, and sees all, in his city of the deep. He is a massive spider with crab claws and a scorpion's poised tail, black and green with oozing, yellow blood seeping from a variety of unhealed injuries. Bones litter his cavern, forming a layer over the gold, bones he collects from the unzirus who pay him tribute once weekly in fresh kills. It is said that he never ventures forth, but can see far beyond the darkness of Hinduku, by means unknown to all.
APPEARANCE: As a pack that's a mixture of bloodwolves and Anquil unicorns, Trinksa is a sprawling settlement of dens built in the remnants of large, old bones that are said to have been some sort of massive ribcage, long and thin, but many stories tall. No matter how deep the dens are dug, the end of the large bones have not been reached.
CULTURE: The wolves and unicorns work together as a cohesive and deadly unit, though minor fights do occur. They often send out hunting parties through portals to other Realms, where they capture prey and bring it back to the rest of Trinksa.