Eurythnia

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Eurythnia (ancient)
Ruins of Eurythnia, such as the Sunken Queen, still dot the Varisian landscape.
(Nation)
Titles Realm of Lust
Land Thassilon
Capital Xin-Eurythnia
Ruler Sorshen, Runelord of Lust
Languages Thassilonian
Religions Peacock Spirit
Images of Eurythnia

Source: Burnt Offerings, pg(s). 75
Eurythnia (modern)
(Region)
Nation New Thassilon
Capital Xin-Shalast
Ruler Queen Sorshen
Government Monarchy
Religions Nocticula

Source: Lost Omens World Guide, pg(s). 114

Eurythnia (pronounced yoo-RITH-nee-ah),[1] the realm of lust and fertility, was one of the seven nations which formed the ancient empire of Thassilon.[2] More recently, Eurythnia is the name of a region in the recently created nation of New Thassilon.[3]

History

Eurythnia was Thassilon's southernmost domain, a land of fertile farms and sensual passions. Eurythnia's main source of income was trade with foreign lands, and the people's lust for exotic lovers made it the only Thassilonian realm to import slaves from abroad. Exotic slaves, particularly elves, brought customers from far and wide to sample the nation's extravagant brothels. Raids on their shipping by sahuagin were a regular headache for the Eurythnians, who eventually enslaved sea giants to protect their fleets.[2] Imported spices meant that Eurythnia was famed for its cuisine.[4]

For all of its history, ancient Eurythnia was ruled by Runelord Sorshen who was granted the realm by First King Xin after she came with him in exile from Azlant.[4] Sorshen maintained her capital at Xin-Eurythnia, which was built in the same position where modern Korvosa now stands. In fact, Sorshen's tomb lies deep within the Grand Mastaba, the very pyramid on which Castle Korvosa was built.[5]

Modern Eurythnia

The larger of New Thassilon's two regions, Eurythnia is still ruled by the former runelord, Sorshen—now styled Queen Sorshen—who does not involve herself often with the life of her subjects. She seeks to fashion Eurythnia into a place that exiles, subversive artists, and misfits can call home. The modern region of Eurythnia is not in the same location as its ancient namesake.[3]

References

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  1. Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 246. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wolfgang Baur. (2007). The History of Thassilon. Burnt Offerings, p. 75–76. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-035-3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tanya DePass, James Jacobs, Lyz Liddell, et al. (2019). World Guide, p. 114. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-172-6
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rob McCreary. (2013). Runelords of Thassilon. The Dead Heart of Xin, p. 73. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-491-7
  5. Tito Leati. (2008). Crown of Fangs. Crown of Fangs, p. 16. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-109-1