Isle of Tiernan
Isle of Tiernan" — The ‘hot spot’ of adventure lies in a recently discovered ‘Island’, dubbed the Isle of Tiernan. Recorded history states that the founding representative of the Empire at the time of the Isle’s discovery was Ceannor Tiernan. The Isle is extremely important to the Empire as it holds the only vein of Mithril to have ever existed in the known world. Pirates, brigands and the like harass the populace, and are a constant irritation to the Imperial Legion. In addition, there are rumors of escaped slaves starting a resistance that is allied with some of the indigenous demi-humans.
The Isle of Tiernan was discovered (see Isle of Tiernan Timeline) approximately 1500 years ago during the reign of Emperor Leomyr (the Unfeeling). Filled with greed at such a rich location, he ordered the settlers rounded up and imprisoned, having found that they had allied with the indigenous demi-humans (Elves). As sentence, the Emperor ordered that all participants and the descendants of the original settlers and the Elves would be indentured to assist with the settlement of the Isle. Upon reaching legal age (14 for humans, 110 for Elves) and until middle age, each person would be indentured into society where their skills are most appropriate.