Seven Things Your Need to Know
Anyone who is visiting Vodari as a player or GM should know the following.
1. If it exists in a typical fantasy world, it can exist in Vodari.
Vodari has a place for all of the core elements of the world’s most popular fantasy role playing game. While it is a seafaring world full of islands and endless ocean, your players can still run into dungeons, dragons, and other typical fantasy elements. Nevertheless, much of what is familiar had been altered, creating unexpected experiences for players old and new. They’ll also get a chance to encounter giant krakens, sea dragons, deadly sirens and other enemies you can only find while sailing the high seas.
2. An ancient and broken world.
Long ago, a vast continent called Varanu was annihilated in a war of the gods. This godwar created such destruction that all but the outer edge of the continent sank to the bottom of the sea. The devastation left only a scattered few to start rebuilding their civilization on the islands. Today, on the seas of Vodari, adventurers will find a broken world full of lost cities and forgotten secrets. Vesi’s Rage, a massive storm still rages where the heart of a continent once was. The storm is so powerful that only settlements protected by mountains or forests have been able to survive its devastation over the centuries.
3. A dangerous place to explore.
Adventurers in Vodari can travel to port cities, treetop kingdoms, lost ruins, mountain fortresses, and more. While most nations in the southern islands live in relative calm and peace, Vodari is a dangerous place with many perils. To the north are the wild, uncivilized lands of the barbarians, orcs, giants and other monsters. To the west are the lands of the reclusive Naduri elves and their mysterious forests. To the east, the dwarves are at war with an enemy deep under their mountain realm. On the southern seas you’ll find pirates, giant sea monsters, crime filled ports, and countless unexplored islands. At the center, the wind, rain and waves of Vesi’s Rage make travel anywhere nearby deadly.
4. Another world exists under the waves.
Under the seas of Vodari you will find a vast, dangerous and alien world ready for countless adventures. Under the waves, adventurers will find the coral spire villages of the Voda, sea devil war camps, deep trenches mined by dwarven machines, tall undersea forests, unending deserts, gargantuan sea monsters, and the ruins of the old world.
5. A world fought over by the gods.
If anyone needed proof of the gods existence, a war among the gods spilling over into the mortal world was the ultimate confirmation. Vodari was all but destroyed and a raging storm hundreds of miles across appeared where the vast continent of Varanu once was. After fighting for millennia, the gods have stuck an uneasy peace and have managed to avoid another war. To settle their quarrels, the gods of creation and destruction meddle and plot against each other, using mortals as pawns to suffer the consequences.
6. A world of ancient magic.
In Vodari, magic is a mysterious force, with much of the knowledge about it forgotten over the ages. Today magic is found in powerful artifacts and a few individuals who gained access to magic through prayer to the gods, ancient knowledge, a pact, or a bloodline. Schools where magic is taught are rare and often available only to those of noble birth or obvious talent. The elite few who have access to magic through artifacts or their own abilities, control much of Vodari.
7. A world of technological wonders.
With access to powerful magic unavailable to most people, ingenuity has led to the advancement of non-magical technology, providing wonders you would not find in a typical fantasy world. The Great Leap recently unleashed steam power, black powder, and other technology to the world, revolutionizing travel, manufacturing and war. Alchemists continue to develop new metals and materials. While most people embrace these advancements, there many who oppose their use