Dirge

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Province: Zoluren
Currency: Kronar
Population: 1,500
Established: Imperial times, sometime prior to 500 BL
Alternate Names: Darkstone; Darkstone Town
Dominant Race: None
Dominant Guild: None
Government: Dirge Council
Guild Halls: None
Patron Deity: Botolf
Warnings: Lesser skeletons and corpse grubs ocassionaly roam near town square

Overview

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Darkstone, now known as Dirge, was one of the most important cities of the Seven Starred Empire and had a trade road going directly to Throne City. Today, it is known as Dirge, following the explosion of the Greater Fist in 277 AV, during which Darkstone and the Alshaerd estates were destroyed.


Description from HELP CITIES: Dirge, or as it was once known, Darkstone Town, is now in a sad state of ruin and lawlessness due to volcanic activity in the not-too-distant past that wiped out direct caravan access to the town as well as most of its farmlands, productivity and population. Now mainly a hiding place for criminals, thieves and other ne'er-do-wells, few decent people ever make the arduous journey there.

Play.net Description: Living in the shadow of active volcano Greater Fist, Dirge is a bleak grey city of stern, hardened, determined people. Yet underneath the ash and rubble lies a once-charming village waiting to be discovered.

Government, history, and background

Was recently governed by the Dirge Council, which was formally led by Mordiazi Neus and other Player Characters. Since that organization has faded away, no information about Dirge's present government has been released.

Inquisitor Anamir was Prince Vorclaf's liasion to the Dirge Council.


History

  • 600 BL -- The reign of Qoemeth begins. When 25, Empress Qoemeth asked the Compact to open a tomb to the west of Darkstone which the War Mages couldn't get into. They did it and recovered some artifacts, the records of which have been lost.
  • 418 BL -- The Gorbesh occupy the Imperial City of Darkstone
  • 415 BL -- Emperor Vithwok of Kermoria leads an assault to retake Darkstone; the Gorbesh are victorious
  • 411 BL -- Gnomic prophets decree that the Bloodworm Comet will soon fill the skies again
  • 411 BL -- Admiral Xireshi is ordered to return to Albaria will all haste, withdrawing from Darkstone
  • 239 BL -- Darkstone falls to Teiro during the Resistance War
  • 236 BL -- Darkstone is taken by Lanival during the Resistance War.
  • In 106 AV Zoluren and Therengia fall into dipute over the borders of their provinces. This becomes known as the Faldesu Conflict and fighting erupts near Sicle Grove. A summit is held in Darkstone which results in a successful treaty.

Landmarks

  • Temple of the Volcano


Unique shops and services

  • Divorce Blades can be obtained from the acolyte in the tent inside the town's Temple of the Volcano.
  • Iron Mountain Weapons - Best storebought light-edged weapon for backstabbing, the stout short sword.
  • Prayer Beads available near Temple


Shops


Bars, inns, and taverns


Prominent hangouts

Important activities

Favors

Inside the gate of souls offers a Ushnish altar.

Kaerna village offers a Damaris altar.

You could also travel to Crossing to gain a traditional Favor Orb location in the Siergelde Ruins out the West Gate of The Crossing which can be redeemed in The Crossing Temple.

Task givers

Task Giver Location Task Types
None currently


Quests

Creatures


Maps


Scripts


Miscellaneous

Dirge is believed to be the favored city of Botolf, who frequently visits.