Sundering the Gods

On the Eve of Snows,

come heavens or hells,

war will rage.

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR EVE OF SNOWS & MELIU.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

With work on Trail of Pyres moving right along, I figured it might be a good idea to start collecting the names of characters and details of the world with which they interact. If you find something in the Sundering the Gods books and don’t find it here, drop me a line and I will add it. I hope folks find this reference collection useful.

A

Angin (first met in EoS Chapter 1): Angin is a giant of a man, pushing 7’ tall, and with a crooked face due to a horse’s hoof. In addition, he has a head for numbers, and therefore oversees games of Hawk and Snake.

B

Berœ Branch (EoS Chapter 1): The Berœ is an alternate route in and out of the Estertok Mountains, which branches from the Omindi Pass. It is a long winding trail, more narrow than the Omindi and with steeper climbs. This trail was named for a famous mine owner, Berœ Lulkin, who discovered this alternate route when desperate to reach a mine collapse with supplies after a storm had passed (267 R.T.). While long and tedious, the route was passable and dozens of lives were saved.

C

Colok (EoS Chapter 1): These are a bear-like people (but unlike bears, their fur is comes in a variety of patterns and colors) who live in the Estertok Mountains on the island of Kaludor. While intelligent, it is difficult for them to speak in human tongues because their anatomy. So, they speak with a sound in the back of their throats as they growl when communicating with humans. Little is known about their culture, as their peaceful contact with the Silone people was brief. There are twenty-two known tribes living in the Estertok Mountains.

Celestials: This term refers to worlds outside the realm of mortals, and it’s a bit of a catch-all. The Celestials are alternate planes of existence, heavens and hells, wherever gods and angels, or devils and demons, might reside. During the Age of God Wars, direct contact with the Celestials was common, albeit difficult.

Chanting Caverns, The (EoS Chapter 1): These are a series of caverns located around the Omindi Pass in the Estertok Mountains. They are believed to be interconnected, even if all the connections aren’t passable by humans. They receive their name from the haunting drone which echoes through the sprawling maze, similar to the chanting of monks in prayer. Most folks believe this to be caused by the wind, but others believe it is the call of lost souls, or even the voices of the gods trying to speak to their followers.

Crack of Burdenis (EoS Chapter 1): The Crack is a chasm found in the Chanting Caverns, and is the secret location of the fifth major shrine to Burdenis. At the time of the Great Forgetting, several priests were trapped in this maze of tunnels and couldn’t remember their way out, and their bodies were discovered years later. These priests carried several holy tomes, including the Codex of Sol, and also kept a diary for the forty-two days they managed to survive. It was in part due to the Codex being found here, that Ulrikt utilized these caves for experimenting with reaching the Celestials to fulfill the Twelfth Star prophecy. This, along with the fact, that the clans knew naught of its location.

Background Art by Jon Gibbons

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