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Aquilae: Arvadarre Gazetteer

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The complete Western Realm Gazetteer is the largest, most comprehensive, most detailed fantasy Gazetteer and Campaign Setting ever created.  Enough content to fuel hundreds, if not thousands, of gaming sessions, or to inspire creative enhancements to any campaign setting.

This FREE book is a Gazetteer for one of the 21 nations in the Western Realm.  For a more complete overview of the Realm of Aquilae, as well as a similar level of detail on each of the other 20 nations in the continent, please refer to the Western Realm Gazetteer.

What Is This?

This Gazetteer describes the nation of Arvadarre in the Realm of Aquilae, a fantasy realm that serves as host to all of Infinium Game Studio's adventures and books.

Use this book to run endless campaigns in the campaign setting of Aquliae, use this Gazetteer as a supplement to other IGS adventures, mine it ruthlessly for inspiration for your own personal campaign setting.

Or, use this Gazetteer to augment or inspire your own campaign setting.  The maps and points of interest have been designed to be immediately usable in any fantasy campaign setting.

This Gazetteer, and the companion books that will further enhance it, represent decades of play and percolation, thousands of hours of drawing and design... and, we feel, the very best of what the Infinium Game Studio approach to indie fantasy RPG content is capable of creating.

Instantly Usable

If you're already familiar with the mapping approach Infinium Game Studio takes, the following will come as no surprise.  We're players and G/DMs ourselves, across decades and dozens of game systems; we recognize that a map can be gorgeous, but is often only as useful as it is helpful during gameplay.

The entire book has been designed to be system-neutral, and immediately useful for any G/DM or player, in any fantasy tabletop roleplaying game, in any campaign setting.

National Profile

Includes all of the information, background, context, and tools to immediate run adventures within it, including all of the following:

  • Quick, at-a-glance orientation for the time-pressed G/DM: What to Expect Here, So You Find Yourself Here, Why Would You Come Here, Just Passing Through, Starting a Campaign Here, and Adventure Seats to get things started quickly.
  • National profile, tables to randomize citizen Alignment, summaries of Geography, Renown, and the country's Current State.
  • Two Rumors & Lore tables: One for the nation overall, and a second just for its Leadership.  Roll a die, and dozens of entries breathe life into each country in an organic manner.  (There's also an introduction section discussing the rules mechanics of using Rumors & Lore in your game.)
  • People & Culture: Discussing the inhabitants of the country, tables to randomize their ancestry and culture, and a table to randomize the Name of a randomly-encountered citizen (with phonemes matching the etymology of that nation's settlement names).
  • Politics, discussing SWOT, Trade, Allies, Neutralities, and Enemies.
  • Government, Rule, and Leadership: An overview of who rules here, how succession is determined, and extensive notes about the current ruler(s), each with custom artwork.  Each rule has Ancestry, Appearance, Description, Demeanor, Secrets & Lies, Background/Childhood, Style of Rule, Strengths/Weaknesses/Motivations, and a Cabinet, plus a table to randomly determine the style of Government of settlements in that nation, in context by type of settlement.
  • Settlements & Ruins section: Random village and ruin names (which match the naming etymologies of that nation's cities), heatmaps of each type of settlement, sample system-neutral settlement profiles (don't worry; there's an introduction section introducing rules for these mechanics in any TTRPG), and tables to randomly select a city with mapcell references.
  • Point of Interest pages: Each of Tribute (religious), Military, Villainous, Magical, and Faction gets a table listing all of that type of POI in this nation (with a d20/d100 index to randomly select one), and a heatmap.
  • Mapcells: Each of the Pennsylvania-sized mapcells belonging to the nation receives a full-page map with temperature and climate overlays, and tables listing out major settlements and points of interest in that mapcell... with tables to randomly pick one.

Onward!

Nation Overview

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Cities

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Settlement Numerical Attributes

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Rumors & Lore

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Mapcell Detail

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May 24th, 2022
i have the full gazeteer which is incredible, this is just 1 of the countries in that. Gives a good feel for the full book because its the full whole section from the big book, nothing missing. you may not wanna run an aquilae campaign but jus [...]
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