Telrion, also known as the Hollow World, is a highly unique Pocket Dimension in The Hybern Sector. "Telrion" can also refer to this pocket dimension as well as eight smaller ones nearby, collectively known as "The Telrion Substate".

Description Edit

Telrion's three Etheric Gates give out onto an inwardly curved surface. Cosmographers claim that, to an outside observe on the edges of the pocket dimension, Telrion would look like a hollow hemisphere. Some explorers have attempted to cross the Telrionese horizon and reach the outside of the theorized hemisphere, but all who have returned claim to have been thwarted by violent storms. Scholars have suggested that one could tunnel to the outside, but no machinery exists to match this ambition.

Telrion is also know, however, as one of the largest single sources of Quicksilver, a magically reactive substance favored by the Mage Imperium and modern artificers as a critical reagent in the engines of aetheric vessels. Though deposits exist on other worlds and are abundant within the Aether itself, Telrion offers the most readily accessible supply. This naturally accessibility has, of course, been hindered by endless wars to claim it.

History Edit

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The Human tribes of Telrion claim to have been gifted their world by the Mage Imperium, and several events from the height of the Imperium do figure into their mythology. Records from the Academy on Saldan suggest that the Imperium knew about Telrion (or at least a world very much like it), and several Mage Princes are recorded as governors of the world. There is no evidence, however, of mass resettlement or any planetary grant. Given the anarchy of the Imperium's decline, it remains possible that some fringe faction was sustained by the planet's valuable resources and devolved into the current tribal societies.

In addition to the Human natives, Telrion has a large Kobold population locked in frequent warfare with its Human neighbors. Anthropologists suggest that Telrion could be the Kobold homeworld, as it has the most developed nest sites yet discovered. The Mage Imperium records of Telrion make no mention of kobold society, though they do speak of repto-mammals among the local fauna.

Certainly, there is little reason to believe that Kobolds came to Telrion after the fall of the Imperium, as no later indication of offworld exploration of Telrion exists until the first year Before Unification. At around this time, Telrion was rediscovered by Dwarven merchants of the Harnod Clan. Attempts to settle the world and establish quicksilver extraction were met with violent resistance, and the small Dwarven expedition was forced to retreat. Future attempts by the Harnods led to the establishment of a string of fortified mines near one of Telrion's aetheric gates, a now highly developed complex which became the center of the Harnod culture after their homeworld was ravaged by the Orcish conquests of the 3rd century After Unification (these conquests would be the prelude to the Orcish-Fialta War and the eventual birth of the Orcish Directorate). To this day, the Harnod Gate, as it is known, sees enormous quicksilver exports from Telrion and is one of the more successful Dwarven enclaves.

In the fifth century Before Unification, the second gate was discovered by

House Andros and House Holden ruled over Telrion for a while, becoming wealthy from mining its Quicksilver. Eventually they were supplanted by House Keith, which quickly grabbed up eight nearby Pocket Dimensions, claiming them "strategically important to quicksilver extraction," and forming The Telrion Substate.

Culture Edit

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Geopolitics Edit

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Telrion is presently divided between