Salmagundi: A heterogeneous mixture
Welcome to Salmagundi, crossroads of the multiverse. If you can’t find it here for sale, it doesn’t exist. All worlds, all realms meet here.
—Garvindis the Great, self-proclaimed master of tourism, Salmagundi
Beyond these doors, two things will happen. First, you will take an oath to defend Salmagundi and its laws with your life. This oath is taken before all the gods, so do not take it lightly. If you feel the slightest doubt about devoting your life to the Order, turn away now.
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Second, you will approach Chaplain Thurian and draw a stone from her bag. This stone will guide your training. Each has one of four divine sigils. Among civilians, they say magic has many branches. We don’t have that luxury. We only care about: communicators, healers, scryers, and warriors. The gods will tell us your talents and place through the stones.
—Marec Hassan, Training Director, Bronze Guard, Salmagundi
Many centuries ago, visitors arrived from a distant land. They were dismayed by the rule of the dragon lords. Thus, they taught the secrets of sorcery to those outside the Magisterium, including knowledge the dragon lords forbid. In time, the sorcerers trained by the strangers built three towers to which they anchored powerful spells that enclosed and shielded the land. This became a haven for the people under the reign to a family chosen by the sorcerers, who knew they would be too busy to govern. The new land attracted priests worshiping the gods of the First Men, hunted by the dragon lords. the gods granted knowledge of the divine language to their priests, who sanctified the ruling family and supported the sorcerers’ efforts.
—from The Chronicle of Thyure, Dragonland