Estorna

Estorna, a rolling land of hills and quarries
bordered by the River Lulace, is a melting pot of
industrious artificers and skilled crafters who would
rather create their wares than go to war. Many
gnomes, halflings, half-breeds, and outcasts from
other realms dwell there in peace. Your race is of no
consequence as long as your work is skilled, your
product sound, and you mind yourself and your
opinions. Everything the Estornar create is beautiful
and adorned, but not at the expense of functional
use. “Beautiful and practical” is the Estornar way of
life.
The people of Estorna have a subtle way
of repulsing invaders. Three times they were
conquered by Khalandorn to their sekhovynd.
Each time, the earnest people of Estorna submitted
docilely to Khalandornar rule, but then small
things began to go awry—fastenings and water-
pipes broke, wine and perfumes were tainted,
and accounts and records were found to be
inaccurate or lost all together—much to the gentle
confusion of the Estornar, who tried to serve
their new masters to the best of their ability. Each
time, baffled by ever-increasing calamities on all
sides, the Khalandornar finally retreated, and the
small domestic troubles ceased as abruptly and
mysteriously as they had begun.
The Khalandornar seem to have learned their
lesson regarding Estorna, but the Estornar now
hire mercenaries to defend their realm. They only
concern themselves with what makes them happy—
creating simple but elegant ladles, storage-coffers,
lanterns, and thousands of other small household
wares and items that are seen all over the lands of
Castlemourn.

Estorna

Castlemourn JimWayne