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Welcome to Aorthe!

A YouTube channel where I sometimes post recorded sessions can be found at The World of Aorthe


I’ve decided to share the adventures I’ve written. None are particularly good, and most are particularly bad, but there’s a chance something here might inspire you in some way so it’s worth sharing. Keep in mind that none of them were run as written. My DM style balances and improvises on-the-fly. When you get to the table all bets are off, so I write my modules with that in mind. Nothing goes according to plan.

With the caveats out of the way, if you still want to check out some of the adventures I’ve written, they can be found in this Drive link: Aorthe Adventures

Click the following links to navigate through information about the world. Each of these are top-level directories of information.

Character Creation

Races and Peoples

Classes and Professions

Equipment and Wealth

House Rules

Homebrew Spells



The Darker Parts


Great Treasures

Inventions and Technological Advancements


Law, Crime, and Punishment



People and Military Orders


Schools and Academic Societies

The Magical Arts



Flora and Fauna

Travel Time

Historical Events and Timeline


The Calendar and Time Keeping

Planes of the Cosmic Wheel



Pantheon of Gods

Divine Courts – Orders of Celestials and Fiends


Portents and Prophecies

Saints and Martyrs

Cycle of Souls

Planar Travel

Sale Items



Imagine a world that is both new and old. One that bears the scars of forgotten battles and civilizations, yet remains new and undiscovered. That is Aorthe. The land is pocked with the remains and relics of lost peoples, and bears the unmistakable marks of events that have left it broken, and the people living on it’s surface changed.

By currently reckoning, Aorthe suffered a major cataclysmic event nearly 1000 years ago. It was so destructive that it essentially sent the entire world into a Dark Age where the majority of advancement and knowledge were lost and the people scattered to the winds. When the dust settled, people regrouped into basic tribal communities, surviving in a post-apocalyptic fashion. Over the course of the millennium, the various peoples either flourished or suffered according to the various fates that guided them, until the world eventually became what it is today. What is known if it, anyway.

It is a land that is both primal and enlightened, with science and superstition co-existing. It is a world in the cusp of a Renaissance where exploration, invention, and re-discovery of a world re-claimed by nature is the impetus for fame and fortune or tragedy and death. Where new lands await those brave enough to find them, and immense riches wait in ruins of civilizations lost and destroyed in the innumerable cycles of destruction and rebirth that is apparent in the archaeological record of Aorthe.

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