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The Glibben
The Glibben are a mystical race who are found primarily in the Glibben Wood. Though there have been rumors of Glibben throughout the ages, they had never been seen in a concentration, nor their existence confirmed, until the Glibben Wood was found. There are even more types of Glibben than there are of the common races of Ashriya. Some Glibben are never seen, but their touch is felt in many ways. Glibben have been known to be extremely curious, mischievous, friendly, mean, passive, hostile, helpful, etc. In other words, you never know what you'll get from a Glibben.

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Grey Messengers
Throughout all records of Ashriya, there has been mention of the Grey Messengers. They are commonly considered to be messengers of the gods, channeling the will, and sometimes even the voices, of the gods to the people of the land. Few are foolish enough to strike at them, but those who do suffer the consequences for the rest of their lives if their lives aren't immediately taken. The Grey are often merely stand and watch the goings on of the world and it is thought that they are sending their knowledge back to the gods who can see and hear through the Greys' eyes.

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Humans have always been the most numerous of the races of Ashriya. At some time during the Arid Years, a large number found themselves situated in the Wild Lands. Overcome by hunger and thirst, they gained strength by feasting upon their kin. Presently, the Wild Lands are filled with uncountable numbers of these cannibalistic men and women who will swarm over travelers, invade towns and settlements and even battle and eat one another.

In the final of the Dry Days, Ezgart's father, Shantor (now deceased), was a highly successful merchant. Rumors state that he had made a deal with the Glibben that allowed his caravan passage when no others were permitted. Ezgart took over his father's business after the end of the drought, but ten years ago, decided he wanted to settle down and run a tavern. He founded Crossroads on the side of a lake and created two roads (north and south), which allow access through the Wood to Crossroads. Ezgart has not been seen for a few years and his tavern manager says that he is away on family business.

Since Ezgart's disappearance, Johnjon has made sure that the tavern continues to run smoothly and oversees the staff. He is generally helpful and friendly, but does not take kindly to those who cause harm to come to the tavern or its employees.

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Verin Kanobis
A living legend throughout the world, Verin travels freely across all of Ashriya. He is believed to be the most pious man who ever lived, dedicating his life to the worship of not only the Nine and One gods, but also minor gods who very few have ever heard of. It is rumored that Verin is older than the drought, but has made deals with numerous gods, which have allowed him to remain vital. Verin himself does not comment on such rumors.


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Queen Peruna Calpol (Mystic)
As Queen, she rules over all of Derrickham, by marriage to the late King Kenton Sorrenson (Human), who was adopted by the late King Derrick Calpol (Haroc).

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Highlord Cyrus Fennton (Human)
Residing at White Flower Village, as the self-proclaimed Guardian, he is also the Regent in the event of the Queen's demise

Lord Drimm Dar'reth (Dagon)
Presides as Lord of Crossroads

Lady Zoey Breckenridge (Human)
Presides as Lady of Montero

Sir Erykahn (Human)
Acts as the Patron of Montero

Evreser Leets (Human)
Minister of Finance for Derrickham

Arradon Annor (Elf)
Minister of Internal Revenue for Derrickham

Kierdyn Vilar (Vampyre)
Guildmaster of the Mages' Guild of Crossroads

Taiah Annor (Elf)
Guildmaster of the Production Guild of Crossroads

Huntington Slopsworth III
Warden of the Boundary, patrols the borders of Derrickham