Returning again to the plane of the Endless Horizon, this week some places of interest. Before I get to those though, I’m compiling material and planning out a full setting for Endless Horizon, with Kaiju and Titan templates, a whole fleshed out setting, and even an adventure if there is interest. Look for more on that front in the future. For now though, let’s look at a few locations of note.
Embrisai – long before Embri society became a rigid thing shaped by hellish influence, they were sages and students of planar theory without peer. At the height of this period the college city of Embrisai created the Infernal Engine, a device that summons and slowly consumes bound devils for energy. In an explosion of innovation, Embrisai employed the engines in everything from weapons of war to personal conveyance and artistic follies. The forces of Hell were unsurprisingly enraged at being reduced to planar batteries, and the rest of the Gods could all to easily see how this innovation might be employed on other planar creatures. In a cataclysm of fire and brimstone the city of Embrisai was excised from history and removed from the material plane, imprisoned forever in the Endless Horizon. The Embri quickly realized that while their existing Infernal Engines would continue to work until the bound devils eventually withered away into nothing, the locked nature of their new plane made any new engines impossible. Now Embrisai is a pocket of civilization in the wilderness of the Endless Horizon, a place of magic and technology protected by a massive construct known as the Hell Hammer, a robot powered by 666 bound devils harvested from the Infernal Engines from before the banishment.
Linghris – a massive cleft in the ground, the canyon of Linghris is a web covered nightmare of spiders and arachnids. Spiders and scorpions of all type can be found in the walls and canyon, from massive varieties to the smallest. In the deepest recesses it is said Liante the Web Queen slumbers, an arachnid Kaiju that only emerges to defend her nest, or on a rare night, to hunt the lands near her canyon.
Yderzus – long before the Gap, well before the Azlanti empire of Golarion gave rise to the Azlanti Star Empire, the Azlanti and the Serpent Folk waged war. So great was their power that this conflict spanned multiple planets and planes. At the height of this war the Azlanti hero Savith did battle with the Serpent Folk god Ydersius and beheaded him. This began the long decline of the Serpent Folk. What isn’t widely known is the fate of Ydersius’s herald, the Emperor of Scales. Banished by the Azlanti pantheon to the Endless Horizon after the defeat of Ydersius, the Emperor and a thriving city of Serpent Folk have carved out a small empire of their own on the plane. Already mighty in magic thousands of years ago, there are now few creatures or societies on the plane that can match Yderzus’s arcane power. The Serpent Folk are constantly researching ways to escape the plane and rebuild their society on the material plane, but unfortunately for others seeking a way out of the Endless Horizon, they are intensely xenophobic.
The Vault of Teyphon and Ekhinda – deep below the surface in a massive vault are imprisoned the Titans Teyphon and Ekhinda. Monstrous as they may be, far more dangerous are their innumerable children. Locked in their vault by the Gods, the two Titans are the progenitors of the first chimera, hydra, and other monsters beyond counting. Though trapped in the Endless Horizon and chained in their vault, the Titans could not be separated. Since their imprisonment they have given rise to no few Kaiju, as well as other monsters beyond counting. The tunnels and caverns around their vault team with terrible creatures, and the strongest fight their way to the surface.
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