Nations - Athirael

The great nation of Athirael is covered in lush jungles and forests, which are bounded to the south and west by tall mountain ranges. It is amongst the many trees and clifftops of Athirael that the Henagon evolved. It's therefore perhaps unsurprising that, thanks to this unique geography, they evolved to be gliders rather than bipeds or quadrupeds like most of the other races. It's also home to the unique Skytree - a species of tree which grows to incredible dimensions. Most are well over 300 ft tall and 150 ft around/50 ft wide. The tallest, Sarethymeriad, stands fully 483 ft tall, 100,000 years old, and is estimated to weigh 4,000 tonnes.

Aside from its people, Athirael is perhaps most known for its long beaches on the east coast, towering mountains in the west, and the bay of Porto Everstorm, home of an everlasting thunderstorm thanks to its unique geography. Its capital is Ythamerial, the City of Skytrees, at the centre of which stands Sarethymeriad.

Ythamerial is made up of five Skytrees, the architecture of which is detailed below:

Location: Sarethymeriad - 483ft
  • Layers 1-8: Residential
  • Layers 9-12: Textiles
  • Layers 13-15: Accounting & legal
  • Layers 16-18: Residential
  • Layer 20: Emperor's Court
Location: Athnerian - 351ft
  • Layers 1-6: Residential
  • Layers 7-12: Heavy industry
  • Layers 13, 14: Trade
Location: Illuriul - 276ft
  • Layers 1-6: Residential
  • Layers 7-11: Storage - weapons & armour
Location: Jahrethen - 190ft
  • Layers 1-5: Residential
  • Layers 6, 7: Science and research
Location: Limele - 251ft
  • Layers 1-9: Lurniage Residential (abandoned)
  • Layer 10: Slavemaster quarters

Other major Skytree cities and towns include Anyekadi; Ofel Taesi; Ase Thalore; Urthernun and Thnarion.