The City of Woes, Alnwick
"For fools rush in where angels fear to tread." - Alexander Pope
All roads lead to Alnwick in the County of Osthelia. The massive stone walls seemed to almost be chiseled from a mountain, but were masterfully crafted and gated in perfect access to the trade lines of the kingdom. Many sections layer the town, merchants and artisans, field hands and farmers, and the upper class, which is more medical students and minor aristocrats mixed with loan sharks. Even the lower income homes are crafted well, and protected from the harsh world around them. The city is patrolled by plenty of guards who make sure there is no issues inside the monstrous stone walls. Of course the more you pay, the better your surroundings become, with running sub-level aqueducts, from carved passages allowing natural streams to provide the city with life. The waters pass through the Sanitarium as well, which is at the edge of the city, overlooking a cliff side, where the water runs off. Though people who venture around still think the waters smell differently after passing into the Sanitarium.
Outside the walls, are plenty of forts, guard towers, and stations to limit threats to the surrounding area to the town, but in this world, nothing is truly safe. Even with guards there are deaths, out in the wilderness, where things some may consider unnatural to lurk. There are forests just passed the plains used by the farmers, and a gulch which was rumored to have been filled with blood after a massive battle. This gulch is surprisingly lush past the cliffs, where there are quite a bit of strange and medicinal herbs and plants. However anyone who entered there feeds the rumor of hearing voices, or clashes of battle, but no one else was present to confirm such a supernatural phenomenon.
Despite all the rumors and speculation there have been some rather gruesome deaths that have yet to be explained. Hunters seem to think it is some dire creature as what is left from the remains seemed torn asunder and the area of the attack has the scars to prove it. But the beast or beasts is never seen… some seem to think it is a plot to run people off the land, or to distill fear before some sort of invasion. But no one has any tangible proof from one theory or the other…
Andreas Crowley - Count of Osthelia, Lord of Alnwick, and Head of House Crowley
The County of Osthelia is an adult gaming community founded in late 2016 by The Ebonwing Court. Led by the illustrious Count Andreas Crowley, we are a multi-gaming community that's full of like minded individuals that all share the same passion, Chronicles of Elyria. We pride ourselves on being a well established, drama free multi-purpose community that is very well respected throughout the Elyrian community. We have a wonderful, diverse crowd amongst our ranks, with players from all across the country. We strongly believe in a family first atmosphere here, and we are certain that this approach will lead to our success.
Our citizens take much pride in not only our gaming, but our role-play as well, so if you desire a well established, well respected county to call home, then read on and see if we are right for you! At this stage you are probably wondering if you should join Osthelia, am I right? Of course I am. You are asking yourself, 'But what can Osthelia offer me? What separates Osthelia from the rest? What will they expect of me?' Well, let me help you answer these questions.
What can Osthelia offer you?
Osthelia is a community, a family and we look after our own! We can provide you the safety to achieve your goals and ambitions within a dangerous world, whatever Town or City you are apart of. We aim to provide an everlasting experience, one of continual pursuit and accomplishment. Finally, Osthelia provides its members a say in all matters of concern.
What separates Osthelia from the rest?
Whilst many strive and hope to achieve the above, many simply lack the resources, pro-activeness and support of experienced members. Osthelia has an extensive network of resources and members within the County, Duchy and Kingdom, all exceptionally loyal to one another and working towards a common goal. We will provide an undying interest and excitement within CoE.
Is this county right for me?
If you are continuing to read this, then chances are you are at the very least, you are looking for a place to call home. Let's be honest, picking a community now in days requires a bit of effort, and I applaud you for taking the time to research us to ensure we are the right fit for you. Below is a small list of requirements and standards we expect from our citizens. Have a look over them, and if you like what you see and feel we are exactly what you are looking for, then I encourage you to continue to the bottom of this recruitment thread and click our Discord link in order to express your interest in joining.
What we require and what we expect
Loyalty, friendship and commitment to the values of our community. All we ask is that you abide by the Kingdom of Ashland’s Code of Honor as you enjoy yourself and become a member of this amazing community, while supporting your Duchy and Kingdom.