What is Aetaltis?
Aetaltis is a classic fantasy setting created by author Marc Tassin. It incorporates the beloved themes and story elements of high fantasy, but adds new elements and twists that offer plenty of secrets to discover. Designed to support a variety of creative endeavors across many platforms—including games, fiction, comics, and art—it is the first of many worlds planned for release by Mechanical Muse.
A Time of Shadows, An Age of Heroes
An excerpt from The Heroes of Thornwall.
More than three hundred years have passed since the fall of the Atlan Alliance, and the people of Aetaltis have finally brought order to their fractured world. Fledgling nations have grown into powerful kingdoms, thriving merchant states have re-established old trade routes, and the priests of the Enaros have rebuilt their great temples. But in this time of hope, the shadow of an ancient evil is rising once again.
Deep beneath the surface of Aetaltis lurk the armies of the fallen god Endroren. For centuries, an order of holy knights known as the Warders of Alantra maintained powerful mystic seals that held the forces of darkness at bay, but when the Alliance fell, so did many of the ancient orders—including the Warders. Now, after centuries of neglect, the wards are failing, and the dark ones have returned.
For the first time since the Age of Darkness, orcs, goblins, trolls, and a host of other fiendish monsters threaten the good people of the world. They strike with unrestrained cruelty; attacking, killing, and destroying all that lies before them. The recently reborn holy orders have combined their divine strength with the temporal power of the new kingdoms to face this growing threat, but the dark ones are many and the defenders are few.
But, there is hope!
Lord Drakewyn of New Erinor has called upon the brave men and women of his land to take up arms against their common foe. In response, a small army of independent heroes, known as adventurers, has joined the struggle. These stalwart men and women fight the battles ordinary soldiers cannot fight, go where the holy orders dare not go, and serve as beacons of hope in a world growing darker with each passing day. From hardened dwarven warriors to crafty cheebatan rogues, from fleet-footed fey scouts to mysterious Selenthean mages, these brave souls provide what ultimately may prove to be the only hope for the people of this troubled land.
Will you join these brave adventurers in their quest? Will you put spell and blade to the test in defiance of the Dark Hordes? If so, if you have the courage to take on this burden for the good of all, perhaps there is still hope, and perhaps you will become the next…
…Champion of Aetaltis!
Where can I learn more?
One easy way to learn more about Aetaltis is to download our free PDF, The Heroes of Thornwall, from DriveThruRPG. This book is designed for use with the Pathfinder(r) roleplaying game, but it is filled with rich details about the world that allow you to start exploring Aetaltis today!