- The ruins of Aela is located in the Riverlands biome. It houses the Aelan divine gateway in Alpha-2.
- It is a massive area; and again the reason why it's so large and why this might be very atypical for us as players to experience in such a starting area something so big, is because this place changes based on what you do in the world; and different areas of this city become accessible as the world develops further. And there's reasons for you to come back at later levels and experience that. – Steven Sharif
- The Riverlands biome was the ancestral home of the Aelan and is the present day home of the Kaelar.
- Following The Great War of the Undying with King Atrax, the Aelan people would form the Aelan Empire.
The Aelan Empire
- The Aelan empire is the most recent successor of the once great house of Lyneth. For over one thousand years the house of Lyneth ruled over the Aela. A golden age endured for most of their reign. It was only during the dawn of [the last century before the fall], during the Great War of the Undying that the house fell. With no suitable heir to the Lyneth throne the country fell into chaos. What arose is the fragile republic we see today. Overseen by the Emperor elected through the Council of Five: The five who govern the greatest cities on the Empire. The Aelan empire is by far the largest nation in all of Verra, with over eight million souls among its inhabitants. Aelans also represent the single largest population on Verra. Their borders touch upon every other nation; and with their interests of expansion on the seas of Verra, they are able to deploy their widely feared armies to any shore. The Empire uses this fear to bully many city states, bending them to their will. Those who deny the will of the Empire often find themselves at the end of a sword. – Steven Sharif
- Carphin was one of the five main city states of the Aelan people that formed the Aelan Empire following The Great War of the Undying with King Atrax.
- Carphin was one of the 5 main city states of the Aelan people that would form into the Aelan Empire following The Great War of the Undying with King Atrax.
- Carphin is "a little bit east" of the Winstead node.
- It was a focus of the mages and study of the Aelan Empire. Carphin was a city that had a great mage population, so it had a university there. And things went bad there in the last days of the fall. They made some desperate measures in a really awesome quest series that Scott's written up. – Jeremy Gess
- We've talked a lot about how corruption- this red influence and the use of how this evil-esque type of magic influences the world around you; and this is a great example in the city of Carphin where you can see how a variant of that corruption- blood magic variant has its own style guide, its own indication of what is going on in this area... In Alpha-1 you saw a few of that- a couple places for the corruption influences back in '21, but it's a large part of how these zones adapt and can change around. Corruption is always trying to encroach on civilization. – Steven Sharif
Laria Lemonte, Head Mistress at Carphin University, was one of the most important mages in the Aelan Empire at the time of the fall. Heeding advice from an unknown origin, she engaged in desperate and dark acts in a fruitless attempt to save the Aelan capital city Aela from destruction.
- The blood sacrifice of Veric Pulsifer began a ritual that led to the mass killing of the residents of Carphin, turning them undead.
- The unknown voice who was aiding and abetting her pursuits was the same Ancient that perverted King Atrax from beyond the void.
- The corrupt mist flowing from the tower did delay the legions of the Ancients in their progress toward the capital until they constructed an apparatus to allow them to cross the river.
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