The Tome of Lore: Table of ContentsSryth™ Expanded Info Entry
The Vorenthan and the Aldvari were the first and only
two races of men to ever appear on Sryth. Both these ancient races were sea-faring
folk, who sailed out of the north and arrived in Northern Sryth in the middle of the epoch that historians now refer to as
The Age of Storms .
Ancient lore tells of a great cataclysm that took place far to the north over the
Sundren Sea in lands uncharted. In the wake of this profound
disaster, both the Vorenthan and the Aldvari were forced to flee south, braving the
vastness of the ocean, until at last they arrived on the shores of
The Vorenthan were a warlike people, swift to anger, and ever-distrustful
of the Aldvari. The Aldvari had in their midst, sorcerers, who managed to master
the magical energy abundant in the new world. The Vorenthan could not harness this
magical energy, and they were forever resentful of the Aldvari for the advantages
its power gave them.
While the Aldvari spread far and wide throughout the world of Sryth, the Vorenthan
become bogged down in disputes and wars amongst themselves. Thus, while the Aldvari
civilization thrived and spread its influence, the civilization of the Vorenthan
barely managed to survive.
Physically, the Vorenthan look very much like the Aldvari, save that their hair
is always jet black. The pupils and irises of their eyes are the same jet black,
giving them a very distinct look that is difficult to disguise.
Today, the realm of Hadrigon is the only place on Sryth where
the true descendants of the Vorenthan make their home.