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Harlwystyr's Notes on Evermore, Through the Realms of Tamriel


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Chapter I: Introduction
Chapter II: Wayrest
Chapter III: Daggerfall
Chapter IV: Shornhelm
Chapter V: Evermore
Chapter VI: Farrun
Chapter VII: Jehenna

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I did not have the pleasure of journeying to the southern part of Bangkorai during my travels in the High Rock. It was noteworthy that this realm was not discussed by the other kingdoms with any great frequency.

The two occasions I heard references to Evermore prior to my arrival, however, provided a certain amount of insight into the way it is viewed by the rest of civilization.

In one instance, I was enjoying a cold ale in the Boar and Huntsman (at Merbrugh) when a scuffle broke out among the customers. Despite my annoyance at the disturbance (amplified by the fact that young Malene was knocked from my lap to the floor, where she sustained several ugly bruises), I observed the resolution of the fight, which most of the patrons joined. Those few of us who neglected to choose sides were referred to by the others as "Evermorians" after the incident.

In another case, during my discussions with a soldier of Rivenspire, that worthy man pointed to a well-dressed visitor in sneering tones, deriding the man as being "as fat as an Evermorian."

From what I hear from travellers, the stories that reach the libraries on geographical lore about the border kingdom are true. Evermore is a rugged land that over the years has been virtually cleared by marauding monsters by the aggressive patrolling of the king's militia, so hostile encounters are rare. The capital is apparently nothing to jump and scream at.

The nobles of the realm see that their militias receive extensive training. The men of Evermore are reputed to be proficient in the use of the long sword and long bow.

Whilst the fact remains that the nation is certainly more rugged than that of Wayrest, the thick woodlands in the north hold a relatively mild climate, making it ideal for agricultural productivity, in clear contrast of the bordering desert in the south.

These farmlands are divided among several dozen lordships, each centred around a fortified manor and surrounded by the cottages of the workers of the lands. The king of Evermore, you'll forgive me for forgetting his name, dwells in the only notable castle in the realm. This stone fortress is located within the capital city itself. Although Evermore does have ports - like any other nation in High Rock - there doubtlessly seems to be a self-sufficient nature in this kingdom, even if trade with other regions is rendered quite difficult by marauding bandits, orcs and reachmen.

On the farms in the north-east are grown barley, wheat, alfalfa, potatoes, grapes, apples, and many other types of fruits and vegetables. Hogs, cattle, poultry, sheep, and horses are common livestock. Ale, mead, wine, and whiskey are all brewed from the grains and fruits of the land.

Rumour has it that as the weakest breton kingdom, Evermore is the most democratically run of the realms of High Rock, with the larger nobles such as DuPree, Marlgen, Eston, and Kingsworth all having meaningful input into the king's official policies. The king taxes his subjects to a much larger extent than elsewhere in High Rock, but these taxes are used to build good roads across the land, and to train an effective militia.

As mentioned earlier, I'm quite saddened that other affairs prevented my visit to the kingdom's sourthern reaches. I would have liked to visit my old colleague and friend, Edric Theoval, to whom I now dedicate these last few lines. This fellow migrated from Daggerfall seeking a locale where he could practice his arts in privacy. He was a (relatively) gentle man, and the natives accepted his arrival willingly.

The great mage proceeded to erect a high tower near the slopes of the Dragontail Mountains, which dominate northern Hammerfell. He brought over many apprentices from Daggerfall, or recruited them from among the natives.

Aided by Edric's spells, the region was kept safe, man and livestock thrived, and the nasty storms that beset the rest of the mountains seemed to pass to either side of his abode.

The apprentices that Edric had brought to Bangkorai were rather vigorous in their training and so their power grew. They began to bicker among themselves, and with their teacher. Soon their conflicts had escalated to the point where several young mages died from the acts of their fellow students.

The natives began to flee from the region around Edric's tower as these incidents grew more frequent and more violent. Daedra emerged from the chaos to wander free in the area. It had become a wasteland, subject to the ravages of magic. Throughout this conflict, the hand of the great mage was missing; it seemed to be only the destructive arts of his young disciples that caused noticeable effects.

And then one night the tower exploded.

I conclude this entry with sadness, for Edric Theoval and I had become fast friends in our decades together in the Crystal Tower. The mage was always a trifle, well, eccentric, but he was a true master of his craft. In fact, he was in many ways a pioneer in the development of the Arcane Arts.

I find it hard to accept the fact that he is dead.

- From the Journals of Harlwystyr the Wanderer, Through the Realms of Tamriel, published in 2E 188.
This post was last modified: February 9th 2014, 07:50 AM by Harlwystyr
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This was another great addition, albeit with a bit of sadness.


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Alas, not everything can be sunshine and flowers - but thank you!
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Not a problem.


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