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Ardathium Vol. II  

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Language:Common Tongue
Item Type:Book
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:Aanuvane
IC Last Updated:2019-04-17 11:16:47
Page Updated:Sun Jul 5th, 2009
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In the first years to crown
the Monument Age, the
Fortress of Ardathium was
erected in the northernmost
fields outside the Elddar
Forest. Established by the
half elven paladin, Countess
Viannay, Ardathium would
be the first of the great
monuments established
in the name of Mithaniel Marr
throughout all of Norrathian
history. Dedicated solely to
the crusades of The
Truthbringer in the name of
valor, honor, and truth,
Ardathium was one of
Norrath's most beautiful,
though tragically short-lived

Constructed of
pure alabaster stone and
crowned in statues and

tower caps of solid gold,
Ardathium was a sight to
behold. Its white and blue
banners rose high toward the
heavens and the brilliant
glinting of sunlight off of
its tower's golden caps could
be seen for miles above the
lush, green canopy of the
Elddar Forest to the south.

The Che Virtuson was
established shortly
thereafter - an elite force
of zealous knights and
priests dedicated to The
Truthbringer and his divine
word. A small commune of
faithful peasants dwelled
within the outer sanctum of
the fortress' temple, though
the fortress was primarily
governed as a war-front

against the dark evils that
lurked in the eastern swamps
of Innothule and the
Feerrott. Countess Viannay
appointed three Viscounts to
her aid, dubbing each of them
a General of the Che Virtuson
and second in command to
only her dominion over
Grenic Drere, a human paladin
of Marr who had led several
knights and faithful pilgrims
to Viannay's aid during the
first battles with the troll
armies of the east, was among
those appointed to lead at
her side.

Ardathium would launch
several campaigns against the
massive trollish armies that
dwelled in the swamps of
Innothule to the east.

Countess Viannay's fervent
regard of the amphibious
race as a poisonous plague
upon the face of Norrath and
her military prowess in
conjunction with her
unchallenged zealous faith in
The Truthbringer would lead
the Che Virtuson to several
victories over their enemies
-- all the in the name of
Mithaniel Marr.
Unfortunately, Countess
Viannay would not live to
see the end of her life's
work and her death would be
the first step toward the
glorious fortress' demise
several generations later.

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