For thirty years now the supernaturals and the people of the Athor Kingdom have lived in peace.
King Nathaniel Athor, the young and scrappy son to the beloved Franco Athor, begins a journey of living in his father’s footsteps. It is expected of him to expand the Athorian Region and to uphold the peace between his people and the supernaturals. But he is discovering that not all supernaturals in the country and opposing regions are interested in this idea. While some supernaturals are not against a monarchy government, most find the intrusion a betrayal to the peace treaties signed after the Franco Rebellion against King Vinsor.
Nathaniel must tread carefully and make allies instead of enemies.
Join Children of Athoria as we adventure through the daily lives of both supernatural and human alike as they experience a growing kingdom first hand. Traditions will be challenged, friendships and loyalties will crumble and erode, and new alliances will begin to unfold. Do you support the growing Athorian reign? Or will you fight against the young King Nathaniel to protect your own ideals and opinions? The choice is yours.
⋙The Tyrant Rule of King Vinsor
Somewhere in the world rested a wealthy country called Vinsor, and with it a cruel and terrible monarch ruled the land with chaos, death, and despair. King Vinsor was known to show no mercy to his subjects. He was greedy, filled with disgusting lust, and he was growing bored. His people despised him, somehow hoping for the day that they would be saved from his iron-fisted rule. But that day never came. For many years the people of Vinsor suffered at his hands and prayed for a miracle.
Word came to Vinsor that a new piece of land had been discovered out in the ocean. Confused as to why he had never discovered it before, Vinsor set sail immediately ready to conquer. His boredom turned into an obsessive need to claim the land. Hundreds and hundreds of boats filled with slaves, livestock, women and his relentless army landed on the eastern coast of what is now known as Athoria.
⋙The Dragon Curse of the East
The City of Dragos rested on the eastern side of this newfound country. This city was the only occupant east of Trinity Bay save the southern wolves in Vargulf, and for good reason. Resting inside the city were Dragon Priests, devoted and cult-like men that learned how to control the ancient dragons. These dragons, by the priests rule, “protected” the lands surrounding the city of Dragos. At command, they slew those that trespassed onto their territory, causing for isolation and a country-wide fear to venture to Dragos. For centuries, the people of the country stayed far away from the lands in the east.
⋙Fall of the Dragon Priests and the Attack of King Vinsor
Dragos was the first to fall to the great King Vinsor. Although Vinsor men died at the flames of the dragons, they were unable to stop the massive fleet from storming the walls of Dragos and taking the city for themselves. As the dragon priests fell, the curse was lifted and the dragons were freed, fleeing west and settling back into their magical realms. Vinsor took complete control over Dragos after the fall of the priests. The enslaved and tortured people of Dragos were naive to think that Vinsor would bring them their freedom as well. They were wrong. High from his victory, Vinsor began to recreate his rule from his country and put his people to work to fortify and build the city of Dragos so that he may rule in safety. But he was not safe, not anymore. Something was brewing inside the hearts and souls of those people who he had hurt and tortured, and they would not throw away their shot at freedom.
⋙The Franco Rebellion
It did not take long for other occupants of the country to catch wind of these new inhabitants on the east coast, those who had slain the dragon priests and set their ancient creatures free. Some approached King Vinsor in peace but were shot down by his greed and incompetence. It was Franco Athor, an angry and motivated young member of the King’s court that realized that they could not survive in this new land without having these people as an ally. Vinsor wanted to hear no such thing. Franco gathered those who believed him, and even recruited people from across the bay, to help him take down Vinsor.
The Rebellion was successful. Together they managed to force Vinsor to leave the country altogether, an impossible task that was highly successful with the aid of new supernatural people. With a treaty of peace between well respected residences of the country, Franco Athor took reign of his new citizens and promised prosperity.
⋙The Birth of Athoria
Franco wanted to show the occupants of the country the worth of his future rule, and prove that they were to be trusted. They were determined to start a new way of life away from the evil reign of King Vinsor. Selecting a vacant area north of the large bay, Franco started construction on a castle where his future kin would rule. The Athor family stayed in Dragos, which was now fortified and prospering due to the loyalty of his new people. Here, they created the first coin press for currency, built jousting rings and horse racing tracks for entertainment, and a barracks for training in the King’s Army. Franco sent his mother, Mildred Athor, to a forest-heavy area in the north and started construction on what is known as Chile Village. Heading south from Dragos, Franco made a peace treaty with Alastair of Anshega Pack in Vargulf Territory. The Ancient Forest proved difficult due to the Little John and Robin Hood centaurs, so Franco offered his brave men to build Outposts on either side of the forest and construct a road leading through to aid in the transition. Because of this act, Franco convinced the Alpha to allow him to build a fortress at the southernmost point of the bay that would open for trade, which they called Southwind Fortress. Finally, Franco began building Brailston City and welcomed all supernaturals and humans from across the land to aid in its construction as a sign of peace and togetherness.
Franco also stayed true to the ‘treaty’ of the opposing land. The large bay in the middle of the country proved as a boundary of sorts. He was informed that other cities and communities in the country were not governed necessary by a monarchy; rather, they were individually run and occupied by supernatural. These supernaturals had their own codes and rules. Coming from a monarchy, it was difficult for Franco to understand this way of life, and did not conform to their societies. He wanted to stay true to the monarchy but run it better than Vinsor, with less death and destruction. Franco knew that eventually the supernaturals of the land would conform to this way of life, but it would take time. He was in no rush. Franco named his territory ‘Athoria’ to make things official.
Franco married and had one child, and decided to name this son the heir of the throne. Franco passed away thirty years later with high hopes of the future of the country. He encouraged trade and harmony and hoped that his son Nathaniel would carry out his legacy.
⋙ A Story Begins
Children of Athoria begins with the coronation of the new King of Athoria immediately following the death of Franco Athor. Although the people under his direct reign in the Athoria Region are confident in his future rule, many supernatural civilians in the western hemisphere are cautious. Though there is a generalized law of peace between the regions, it is not surprising that many would see this as an opportunity to conquer. Franco Athor has done well to bring harmony to humans and opposing species and offered Athoria as a neutral ground, but will his son be able to do the same? Who will be the first to step out of line? And what will happen when the young King of Athoria is threatened?