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In the tenth century of the First Age, the first sailing ships from Rembia discovered the shores of the Reaches. Historians generally agree that this contact was made at the northern tip of the Orc Nation as the ships followed the coastline from their native land. Making their way south, it is logical to assume that mapping and brief exploration was made of the area. There is no evidence that any settlements were made.
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[[File:Luckstar.jpg|thumb|right|300px|The Luckstar]]
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According to a First Age captain's log of the sailing ship ''Luckstar'', the captain, her crew, and a small number of passengers fled the port city of White Cliff in the Old Kingdom of [[Rembia]] in early 1212 FA. The log reports that the captain refused to give his ship into the service of the Overlord, and instead made a late-night departure under heavy fog with other exiles who shared the captain's desire for freedom from "political tyranny'.
  
In the year 1212 of the First Age, another expedition of explorers set out across the Great Sea sailing east. One document, possibly forged, survives from that First Age adventure. It is the log of the sailing ship Luckstar. The tale that it tells is one of escape. Escape from the political tyranny of Rembia. The crew had refused to give their ship into the service of the emperor. Branded as rebels, the Luckstar headed east following the East Star, commonly known as the Luck Star, landing on the great grassy plain of the continent of Perem Minor. According to the log, the crew encountered a small tribe of fierce natives. The small tribe lived on an easily defended island in a village dedicated to a local devil. The place soon became known as the Devil's Village. Using their superior weapons and armor, the crew destroyed the natives and built a small city. This city later became known as Teufeldorf. While the crew of the Luckstar worked on the construction of the city, they had quite forgotten the troubles of their old homeland.
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Instead of following the coast, the ship headed due east following the East Star, commonly known as the Luck Star, landing on the grassy plains of the [[Western Reaches]] on the southern side of mouth of the River White. According to the log, the crew encountered a small tribe of fierce natives living on an easily-defended island just west of their camp.  Explorations onto the island discovered a native village dedicated to a local devil. The island soon became known as the Devil's Village.  
  
Over the next 140 years, the City State of Teufeldorf grew considerably in size and wealth. It's streets, shops and villas closely resembled those of its western homeland. Easy supplies of stone and other raw materials coupled with very little resistance from the indigenous population made rapid growth possible. While the city and nearby farms prospered, there was very little expansion into the wilderlands beyond. Surviving First Age maps show that the extent of the City State's expansion during the First Age to be less than fifty miles from the island stronghold of the local ruler, known to the population of the time as the Invincible Overlord.
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After several brutal clashes with the natives, the captain led an attack on the Devil's Village.  Using their superior weapons and armor, the crew quickly killed the natives, burning the village, and burying any traces of the purported devil worship. On the island, the crew built a village which would quickly grow into a town and then a city. As a jab at their former master, the some locals called the place the City-State of the Invincible Overlord - as an Invincible Overlord certainly outranks an ordinary Overlord.  However, the name Teufeldorf - first coined by dwarven traders who brought stone down river for the construction of the castle - was quickly adopted as animosity to Rembia faded with time.

Revision as of 17:32, 13 November 2016

The Luckstar

According to a First Age captain's log of the sailing ship Luckstar, the captain, her crew, and a small number of passengers fled the port city of White Cliff in the Old Kingdom of Rembia in early 1212 FA. The log reports that the captain refused to give his ship into the service of the Overlord, and instead made a late-night departure under heavy fog with other exiles who shared the captain's desire for freedom from "political tyranny'.

Instead of following the coast, the ship headed due east following the East Star, commonly known as the Luck Star, landing on the grassy plains of the Western Reaches on the southern side of mouth of the River White. According to the log, the crew encountered a small tribe of fierce natives living on an easily-defended island just west of their camp. Explorations onto the island discovered a native village dedicated to a local devil. The island soon became known as the Devil's Village.

After several brutal clashes with the natives, the captain led an attack on the Devil's Village. Using their superior weapons and armor, the crew quickly killed the natives, burning the village, and burying any traces of the purported devil worship. On the island, the crew built a village which would quickly grow into a town and then a city. As a jab at their former master, the some locals called the place the City-State of the Invincible Overlord - as an Invincible Overlord certainly outranks an ordinary Overlord. However, the name Teufeldorf - first coined by dwarven traders who brought stone down river for the construction of the castle - was quickly adopted as animosity to Rembia faded with time.