This is an introduction to the setting of this mod, The Bloodstone Isles. It will features some of the different locations on the Isles, some of the history behind the Isles and some of the factions which call the Isles home.
History of the Bloodstone Isles
The Bloodstone Isles were originally discovered by Marius Lerus. He named the isles The Bloodstone Isles, although it is unknown why he gave the Isles this name. Nearly two months after discovering the Isles, Lerus went missing during an expedition on the northern island, and no clue to his fate was ever found.
2nd Era - 35-37 -- It was during this period that the Bloodstone Isles were originally discovered. The town of Caerstone was built, and Reman Valerius became the Lord of the town.
2nd Era - 37-40 -- During this time a Cult arrived from the mainland known as the The Cult Of Amkos. These cultists worshiped the fallen God Amkos . When they arrived there was some trouble between the citizens of Caerstone and the Cultists, however the Cultists soon moved into caves that run under the northern islands, and since then have kept to themselves, although they are occasionally seen outside in the wilderness.
2nd Era - 40-46 -- Over this period the rest of the Isles was colonized, and Beckenmoore Village was built on the southern island.
2nd Era - 46-48 -- During this period the Imperial Legion arrived at the Isles, and built a Fort on the southern island, which they named Fort Bloodstone. The Imperial Legion built this outpost as an early warning system, as the neighboring continent of Sar has launched several attempted invasions of the Empire in the past.
2nd Era - 48-49 -- In the 49th year of the 2nd Era, an organization known as the East Empire Mining Company arrived on the Isles. They set up their main camp in the mountains on the northern islands, where they started digging into the mountains, searching for gold and other precious rocks.
2nd Era - 50 -- An Officer at Fort Bloodstone mysteriously goes missing, and his replacement Hector his sent to the Isles.
In The Bloodstone Isles there will be several factions which the Player can interact with, and even in some cases join. Bellow I have listed some of the factions which players will encounter during the game.
The Imperial Legion
The Imperial Legion is the army of the Empire, and helps keep peace within the Empire. The player is automatically a member of this faction, as the main character Hector is already a member of the Legion when the player starts the game.
The Legion is still relatively new to the Bloodstone Isles, having only been there for a few years. However in those few years they have been able to build up a strong presence on the isles. The Legion controls the majority of the south islands, and some parts of the northern islands.
East Empire Mining Company
The East Empire Mining Company is the newest faction to the Bloodstone Isles, only having been on the isles for 6 months so far. However in that short time they have been able set up two large mines on the isles, and a third one which is still under construction.
The East Empire Mining Company is a join-able faction, meaning that during the game the player will be able to join the faction and complete quests for them.
Although the East Empire Mining Company has only been on the Isles for 6 months, they have already met some competition. A rival mining company has recently arrived on the Isles, hoping to set up a successful mine, and to drive the East Empire Mining Company out in the process.
The Cult Of Amkos
The Cult of Amkaos has been on the Isles for as long as anyone can remember, but they usually keep to themselves. The members of this cult worship the God Amkaos. No one is exactly sure why they have chosen to stay on The Bloodstone Isles.
The members of this cult usually keep to themselves, rarely making contact with outsiders. It is unknown exactly where they are on the Isles, however rumours point to a set of caves which run deep underneath the Isles. However no evidence of these caves have been discovered, not even by the East Empire Mining Company which has dug deep into the Isles looking for treasure.
These Bandits have been on the Isles since when the first town was built. They usually strike from their secret hideout in the mountains on the northern islands, however they have smaller outposts scattered all around the Isles.
Bellow I have listed some of the locations which the player will be able to visit during the game. This includes towns, villages and landmarks that are spread throughout the Bloodstone Isles.
Fort Bloodstone is the main base of operations for the Imperial Legion on the Bloodstone Isles. It was constructed on the 46th year of the 2nd Era. The Fort serves as an early warning system in case of another attempted invasion from the Sar.
Caerstone was the first town to be built on the Bloodstone Isles. It is ruled by Lord Reman Valerius, who has been there since the first foundations for Caerstone were laid. Caerstone is the most powerful town on the Isles, only rivaled by the Imperial Fort on the southern island.
East Empire Mining Camp
On the northern island the East Empire Mining Camp has set up their main camp, from which they conduct their business. Inside the camp is the officer of the mining operation, Thane, and also is the entrance to the Companie's largest mine on the Isles.
The Mining Company has been unopposed during its time on the Isles, and has been doing business with the Legion, Caerstone and other towns on the mainland. However recently a new mining company has arrived on the Isles, and is looking to drive out the East Empire Mining Company.
Crimson Mine was created by the East Empire Mining Company, when they first arrived on the Isles. The Mine stretches far under the northern islands, and goes deep into the ground. The only entrance into the mine is in the Company's main camp, on the northern island. The Mine has proved to be an invaluable source of income for the company, and to this very day it is still being expanded deep into the Isles.