Haven Hall

From World of Charun

Nation founded by Gregori Coldaxe in 12 IV - Destroyed by Dazak in 261 IV

With the Cataclysm, the people of Charun were left weakened and depressed, scattering into the confusion that ended the Third Age.

That was when a great champion, the knight Gregori Coldaxe stepped forth. He had a grand vision of a realm that would protect its inhabitants incaes of a new cataclysmic event. Coldaxe had faced great peril during the years following the fall of Thunder Hall, when he ventured into the realm and retreived precious Irintharin relics and artifacts. Through them and his inspiring leadership, he succeeded with rallying hundreds of Sanctian survivors to join his cause.

Inspired by the magnificent Irintharin architecture he saw in Thunder Hall, Gregori decided that the utmost location for a safe realm would be beneath a mountain. With the mountains of the Old Land claimed by vampires and Dhazzir he led his people across the Sea of Sharks to the Heartlands in 9 IV. They wandered around for a year, fighting Urmen and gathering ragtag groups of post-cataclysm survivors they encountered, finally entering the Foggy Peaks in 10 IV.

The Founding

While in the Foggy Peaks they encountered refugees from the fallen nations of Elmwood and Kurash. They were still weak, facing possible destruction in the hands of the large Urman tribes of the region. It is quite possible that they would never have developed into the Dazak, would it not have been for Coldaxe and his people who spent over a year aiding them against the Urmen simultaneously as they searched for a suitable location to build their hall in.

In Airin 12 IV, after fierce fighting against local Urman tribes, a suitable location was found - a large cave system which would serve as the foundation. Coldaxe was according to the legend heard saying: "Bless the Gods! Our mountain this is. Let the picks and the shovels sound across these peaks, sending terror into the hearts of the Urmen! This kingdom shall be named Haven Hall, and let it be a haven and a sanctuary to every lost soul caught under the sky!"

What they had located was a deep system of caverns with high ceilings and wide passages. It was perfect and easy to rework into a new, protective realm. Most importantly though, the deeper parts of the cave held gold with pure silver as an alloy. Work began immediatly and it is said that they worked with such speed and skill since as the Irinthar once did in the Second Age when the great kingdoms of the Snowy Peaks were founded.

The Fall

The realm grew rapidly, and even though it was not able to compete with the splendour of Thunder Hall, it still held beauty and magnificence. Haven Hall kept expanding during the years it existed and new generations were born under the dim ceilings of the realm. Simultaneously new threats were appearing. The very refugees that had gained their aid centuries earlier had developed into the warlike Dazak, and as they grew stronger and more numerous, their frequent attacks began wearing the defenders of Haven Hall down. Unable to replace their ranks with the same speed as the more numerous Dazak, they grew fewer and fewer.

When Haven Hall finally fell in 261 IV to a Dazak offensive, it is said that there were only 16 adults and an unknown children and juveniles left to defend the realm. They prove to be too few to man the fortifications, and the realm finally falls. All inhabitants are believed to have been killed in the battle.

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