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The Demons of Elhal

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Since their creation by Ebnus, the Demons have been a blight upon Elhal. While some with more narrow minds might say the same thing about the Orcs or Giants, the truth is that those races have their own positive effects on the world, even if we do not fully agree with the norms of their societies. The Orcs have made tremendous discoveries in the areas of natural science and agriculture, and the Giants create some...

Looking Back on 2014

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Encoded Designs is just shy of its one year anniversary, but with it being the end of the year I thought it would be nice to look back at how we did in our first year. Wearing my project manager hat, I will write this update in the spirt of a Lessons Learned. So just what did we learn in 2014? What Went Well These are the things that we want to keep doing in 2015. We published...

The Defenders

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Once again we come together, continuing our series of lectures on the early history of Elhal. In this lesson we learn about the Defenders and how they enabled the Church of the All-Father to spread throughout Elhal. In our last lecture, I discussed the two gifts of the All-Father: the Seal of Ceredome, the divine blessing which protected the home of the Church from all attacks; and the Kiv’uli, the living shadow guardians who watch over us...

Two Gifts

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Once again we meet to discuss the history of Elhal. Today’s lecture focuses on the early days of the Church of the All-Father, and how two gifts from the All-Father would allow the Church to spread throughout Elhal. In our last lecture, we talked about the formation of the Church of the All-Father. I explained how Jaalom, the First Believer, united the people under one central religion. I spoke of how the Church made it's highest priority...

The First Believer

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Welcome again, scholars, to our next lecture. Today I will continue from our previous lecture on Cosmology and Ancient History, and talk about the Church of the All-Father. I will discuss the time after the Eon War, the rise of the religion of Humanis, and the Origin of the Church of the All-Father. Post-War Elhal After the All-Father ended the Eon War, humanity began to thrive throughout the continent of Elhal. Humans believed that they had the...

Cosmology and Ancient History

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Welcome reader and scholar. Today’s lesson is about where we Humans came from. This will be important for us to understand our history, as well as the challenges of the present. Much of what we will discuss today is less history and more theology, but when there are historical facts, I will note them for the reader. The All-Father First, in all of existence, is the All-Father. What is less clear is if the All-Father is a...

Tyriv’s Teachings – Introduction

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Welcome readers! My name is Tyriv Riswor. I am the Headmaster of the the University of Olmkala, and personal Sage to King Arion. My own education came from the Imperial Academy, where I was a scholar of humanities, graduating with the highest honors. After the Empire fell, and the Demons were eradicating all vestiges of eduction, I went into hiding. I spent the years of the Demon King wandering throughout Elhal, living among different cultures, and...

Looking toward 2015

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A few weeks ago, the Encoded team had the opportunity to meet up, share a meal, and do some strategic planning for 2015. It was a time to look at projects in flight, projects in development, and projects on our wish list. We ate, joked, and discussed, and when we convened we had come up with a plan for the coming year. Some companies keep developing projects close to the vest, announcing them only after they...