The World of Zyathé
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A Vast and Terrible World Awaits!
In the furthest reaches of history, AvovA, the Dreamer of the First Dream… created the Zyanthuus – which you know as magic. Using the energy from that immeasurably powerful flow, AvovA then spoke The Way of All Things which established order, balance, and disorder. This then enabled the creation of the Eterniverse, the Deific and Demific realms, the gods, and the Life-World of Zyathé, which dances in the solar system known as Suleón. But unknown to the creator at the time of the creation, four sparks of foulness were also made – brought forth from the depths of the cataclysm of The Making. These would eventually become beings of incalculable power, even greater than the gods themselves. They are named the Four Lords of Corruption. And the result of their genesis would ultimately be the unmaking of their maker.
Zyathé was not always as it is now. In the beginning it was magnificent. Beautiful. Unspoiled. Untouched by the vileness that twists and warps and infests it today. The terrible cataclysm of the Woe of Ruin that destroyed the high magicks and tainted the Zyahthuus still seeps like a slithering snake into every stone and blade of grass upon the face of the world. Meanwhile, in the Never-Place, the Four Lords of Corruption plot their revenge… and plan for the time when they shall break free of the prison where AvovA consigned them in the last act of the Maker’s existence.
Today Zyathé is known as the Wy’rded World for it is now an afflicted and violated place with broken gods overseeing a creation that is but a shadow of what it once was. The high races can no longer retain their once-mighty positions while the lower races rise. Conflict, corruption, and the Perversion of All Things is the new truth. Monstrous abominations stalk the wilds. Powerful, evil beings seek all manner of nefarious ends. Sovereignties, nation-states, tyrannies, and invaders clash on every continent. And in the depths of the Zyanduun, which is called the Underdelve, all manner of dark and horrible creatures contest with the peoples that live there.
This, my friend, is Zyathé: The Wy’rded World. And for good or ill, it is where you make your home.
Where in the Wy’rded World?
A vibrant 36” x 24” map to show the pieces of a broken world.
As you know, maps are a big deal in RPGs. When we started down the road of creating our own maps, we determined to do something wholly unique. Collaborating with our artist, Malthus Wolf, we came up with a style that truly sets our maps apart. First, we went “old school” with a 3/4 view to add a certain richness to the feel of the overall map.
Then, we breathed lore, culture, history, and cataclysm into the strange topography. Take a look at our world, and pick one up if you have any more room on your gaming wall!
Cyclopædia Monstrica Volume 1 Coming Soon!
The Art of our Adventures
Below is just a small sampling of the many art handouts that accompany our adventures. These are all crafted by the many artists that collaborated with us, and they’re all excited to share their work with you. We hope you love the quality, the look, and, most of all, the application of these in your games.
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