Lore: In Aquilla, stories and tales are often told of valiant heroes, ferocious dragons, and sorcerers galore… yet there is one story that is repeated constantly, known to all our people. Listen well, and perhaps you too will learn this tale. Many, many centuries ago, ours was a prosperous land. Owning territory from the Bleak Mountains to the Sands of Kilian, Aquilla become the center of trade in the civilized world, a shining star among all lands. Yet, some looked upon our wealth and joy with envy… Forces of the dark compiled in the north and swiftly came down upon our people, burning and ravaging the land and its people. Although we had an army, increased periods of peace made it lazy and ill-equipped to cope with this new threat. When the king marched out to stop this threat, his inadequate force was crushed, allowing the armies of the dark to move through the land, slowly absorbing cities and villages. As a last ditch attempt to save themselves, the last of our people created a fortress in the mountains: a bastion that seemed impenetrable. The siege lasted months, but finally the horde penetrated the fortress. Just as It seemed they would storm the fortress and destroy our ancestors, a single man pushed back the enemy. Wielding a runed blade that blazed with fire, he clove a path straight through the enemy line, toward their leader. In the greatest duel of the century, this warrior pierced the enemy through his heart. Seeing their leader slain, the hordes of demonic beasts and evil beings fled, only to be hunted and cut down by fiery blade of this great warrior. As he entered the fortress, the warrior was hailed savior, and guardian of Aquilla. To the dismay of the people, he refused to be crowned king. He said he must go, that other lands and people required his aid to be free of the tyranny of darkness. Before he left, however, he told the people to fight the darkness always. They must be a light in this darkened world, vanquishers of evil. If the darkness ever grew too strong, a guardian would rise again, and bring light again to the world.
I am currently building a fortress in a mountainous region (duh), overlooking a large plain that a village will be built in.
Our main resource at the moment is cattle (horses and cows).