Archyle is located on the northern coast of the main
Archyle has had a long and bloody history. It
began over a thousand years before King Gavin Haleven of
Avachyle. Silverclaw was the tyrannical leader of a
clan of dragoyles that lived within Archyle. Dragoyles
had lived here for awhile but never had they had such a
Silverclaw led the dragoyles in raids that
sickened many of them, but they feared to turn against
him. He led them with fear and hatred. Those who
opposed him, died. Silverclaw had a secret force that
did nothing but seek out traitors and opposition.
The dragoyles were threatened during the end of
Silverclaw's reign. The tyrant had allowed a few tribes
of humans to live within his land, but kept them under
guard and forced them to obey him.
The humans were not dumb however. They secretly
gathered together and prayed to the goddess Mystaris for
strength. Though Mystaris had originally created the
dragoyles, she was displeased with this one clan. She
agreed to aid the humans and give them the strength of
With the aid of Mystaris, the humans fought
against the dragoyles and won. Only a few scattered
dragoyles survived; those who had disagreed with
Silverclaw. They quickly joined with the humans to
create a new kingdom of Archyle.
Archyle would be ruled by a council of
five. All important matters would be brought before the
council who would decide upon the outcome. These rulers would
possess the strongest powers of magic within the kingdom and
would gain a special blessing from Mystaris. These rulers are
called the Knights of Spirit, or the Color Knights. Each
wears armor marked in their color. They are more powerful
together and can accomplish great tasks as one.
Gold Knight =
powers over Spirit
Blue Knight = powers over Water
Red Knight = powers over Fire
White Knight = powers over Air
Black Knight = powers over Earth
The humans ruled Archyle peacefully for hundreds of years with
about a half dozen dragoyles to help. A small town was built
in a break in the mountains to the north so that Archyle could
have access to a port. Many wonders were created in Archyle
and the people were happy. But one day, hordes of goblinoids
from the mountainous valley of Drakenmoore directly to the
south thundered into Archyle. The Knights and soldiers fought
bravely but there were too many enemies to fight.
The Knights of Spirit banded together to
preserve Archyle and the knowledge within. They encased the
entire city of Archyle in a bubble of magic on another plane.
Only about a dozen soldiers remained. They joined into ranks
and battled valiantly, taking down several times their number
of enemies before they fell. The Color Knights, their
squires, and two remaining dragoyles fled to the town until
the goblinoids left.
When it was safe to return to the hill
where Archyle once stood, the Color Knights created a small
underground room accessed by a wooden trapdoor. The Gold
Knight descended into the room and carried with him the secret
history of Archyle and knowledge of its secrets. The two
dragoyles, twins by the names of Crystrias and Cevontrios,
stood on top of the trapdoor. The remaining Color Knights
used their magic one final time to encase the dragoyles in
stone. Only a special person bearing a "Magical Key" would be
able to release the dragoyles and open the trapdoor. This
person would be the only person capable of restoring Archyle
to its former glory.
The Color Knights created the "Magical
Key" and prepared to carry it to a place of safety. They
instructed their squires to always keep the faith and watch
out for this special person. They were to go to the northern
town. Their future generations were to remain there and guard
the town from evil. They were to also watch for this special
person and guide him/her towards the "Magical Key." When the
squires left, the Color Knights begin their journey.
They journeyed far and finally reached a
place of safety.
The "Magical Key" was given to Cansydia.