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  • Home Page

    !http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/43257/ChaldeaLogo.jpg(Chaldea logo)! h5. Welcome to Chaldea See the wiki for campaign information, mainly the overview, history, languages, races, and some locations. Characters (PCs and NPCs) are now in the …

  • Campaign Overview

    The action takes place on a small prime material body in a cosmology loosely based on the traditional Dungeons & Dragons trope, albeit with some big pieces missing, some other pieces added, and some familiar pieces that fit together a bit differently. …

  • Geography

    _Note: This article is best read with another window open that shows the Maps._ In our Earth history Alexander the Great is said to have "conquered the known world." But that is purely a western perspective; Asian historians would have a different …

  • Dwarves and Dragons

    Not much is known about Chaldea prior to around a millennia ago except that the dwarves ruled the plane. In those days the dwarves primarily lived on the surface and mined for mineral wealth that was readily accessible with only modest effort. They …

  • Dark Times

    The Dark Times refer to the era from approximately 1000 years ago, after the wars between the dragons and dwarves, until the rise of [[:kordaava | Emperor Kordaava]]. As the interests of dragons turned elsewhere the armies from various planes that the …

  • Kordavan Empire

    Fifty years ago if you would have suggested that a vast empire would arise and bring peace, everyone would have scoffed, “It’s not possible! There are too many races and too much animosity, no one could do such a thing.” That was before Lord Kordaava …

  • Humans

    On the surface, humans are now more common than any other race, but they are still the minority. If you count folk who live underground, perhaps orcs outnumber humans --- but who can say? Humans crave comfort and power and due to their short lives they …

  • Dwarves

    Out of the five prominent races, the dwarves are definitely on the decline. The dwarves who remain now risk being cut off from their kin who have delved into the earth. This is a topic of much debate over late-night ales. Almost yearly a host of …

  • Elves

    I'm afraid Chaldea elves are not entirely consistent with either D&D or [[Burning Wheel]]. If you're playing an elf, best to go in with no preconceived notions and read what I have. In Ancient Chaldea there are three primary sub-divisions of elves, as …

  • Wilder Elves

    Wilder elves are equivalent to what modern Chaldeans call call [[Wood Elves]]. Wilder elves are excellent archers and foresters. Almost every forest of note has a major elven colony who tends to the needs of this forest with a mission of protecting …

  • Wood Elves

    In Modern Chaldea [[Wilder Elves]] will come to be known as "wood elves." In Ancient Chaldea, it's considered an insult to refer to wilder elf as a wood elf; it's a term invented by humans who have trouble keeping the names straight.

  • Grey Elves

    In Modern Chaldea [[Etharch]] will come to be known as "grey elves." In Ancient Chaldea, it's considered an insult to refer to an Etharch as a grey elf; it's a term used by humans who can't keep them straight so they refer to these elves based on the …

  • Etharch

    * Etharch are equivalent to what modern Chaldeans call [[Grey Elves]] due to their signature grey hair. * Etharch are the nobility and warriors of elven kind. Where Wilder elves tend to roam free and live like natives in the forest Etharch enjoy the …

  • Orcs

    Whereas the fairer races are weaker in this time than they shall be in the future, the orcs are the opposite. The orcs of this age are strong and not to be taken lightly. Orcs know no pity and feel little remorse for life’s tragedy, their grief has been …

  • Dragons

    A thousand years ago dragons were of one purpose, to take this plane as their own. Their war against the dwarves is well chronicled, although they see the history quite differently. Exactly how they see it is outside the realm of PC knowledge but …

  • Languages

    The most common language of Chaldea Proper is dwarven. As various other intelligent races immigrated to this planet they found dwarven populations and culture already established and useful in international trade. Amongst communities dominated by some …

  • House Rules

    *Races*. For house rules relating to a particular race, see the wiki page on that race. *Lifepaths*. For house rules relating to a particular lifepath, or for unique Chaldea lifepaths, see the wiki page on that lifepath. *Fight!* rules are modified …

  • Traditions of Chaldea

    There are two traditions in Chaldea that are universal, across all worlds, races, and time. *One year of service for your saving your life*. If someone clearly has the power of life or death over you, and because of the circumstances it would be …

  • Predates

    Ancient Chaldea predates many things from Modern Chaldea. The purpose of this page it to list some of them (but skipping anything obvious). You will not find any of the following in Ancient Chaldea: # Those funky martial artists. The Samurai, Chan …

  • Adventure Logs

    If you're like me, you find the organization of the Adventure Log entry confusing. The purpose of this page is to provide a nice list of links to all the sessions. h3. Az PCs * [[Az PCs, Session 001 | Az PCs, Session 001]]. Shadon and Vol come to …

  • Gods of Chaldea

    [[Author's Note]]: The gods of the Chaldean Universe are primarily inspired from Earth’s mythologies, with some D&D-like stuff thrown in for good measure. If you ever used the AD&D Deities & Demigods from the 1980’s as your sourcebook for the gods you’ll …

  • Planar Cosmology

    [[Author's Note]]: The planar cosmology for Chaldea is very similar to what Dungeons & Dragons used in the early 80’s, but with some changes. It's also consistent with how planes are described in the now out-of-print RPG sourcebook by Wizards of the …

  • Navigation in Chaldea

    On Earth when we think about navigating oceans back, say, in the 1600’s we think about compasses that point to magnetic north, studying the stars, using sextants to calculate latitudes, measuring angles for sailing across a good map, and calculating …

  • Cultural History of Chaldea

    Cultural History of Chaldea [[Author's Note | Author's Note]]: I like the notion that culture is rarely simple or one-dimensional. Sure, there are homogenous cultures that fit into a nice box but if you look closely most great cities or memorable …