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The Defenders


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


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 Church of the All-Father

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Welcome again, students. Today’s lecture is an overview of the formation of the Church of the All-Father. This lecture is an introduction to this period of history, and provides the necessary foundation for us to have a deeper discussion at a later date. In our last lesson we talked about the worship of the Titan, Humanis, and then the arrival of the All-Father. We talked about the First Believer, Jaalom and how the All-Father came to the...

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


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...

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Encoded Designs Developing Part-Time Gods of Fate


September 17, 2014 - Encoded Designs is excited to announce that they have reached an agreement with Third Eye Games to create a Fate conversion for the game Part-Time Gods. Third Eye Games’ Owner Eloy Lasanta spoke about the announcement: “I’m excited to be working with Encoded Designs on another Third Eye Games Product. The quality of their design work has been tested and will now be put to the test when designing the Fate...

The Encoded Designs Team


The Encoded Designs Team When I started Encoded Designs, it was with the intent to publish a role playing game; Elhal. It was a dream I have had for the past few years, after I initially created Elhal as a homebrew world. Along the way I received encouragement from a number of friends, and after writing several books and doing a few freelance projects, I figured I had reached the point where I was ready to...

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Coming Soon! Dangerous Space Jail


I am happy to announce that Encoded Designs' first publication is heading into the final phase of production.  Dangerous Space Jail is a Dungeon World adventure which can be used as a one-shot or part of a new or existing campaign. From the back text...