Oceans of Gold
People of Amaranthia
“Better to die with a spear in your hand than to live with shackles around your wrists.”
– Sunchaser adage
Not all of the inhabitants of Amaranthia are slaves to the movements of the heavens. The Sunchasers live an uncompromising ideal, and exist in a tribe which hundreds if not thousands wish they had the fortitude and dedication to join. Herders, hunters, and scavengers, these industrious nomadic people traverse the stony barrens and crisscross the sandy wastes as they follow their namesake, forever staying in the dusken shadow behind the ever-setting sun. Owing no allegiance to any but themselves, they have spent hundreds of years perfecting the methods by which they constantly circle the globe, staying always in the most comfortable, plentiful weather and avoiding the dangerous, freezing nighttime that lies only a few days behind them. The survive despite the hardships by learning the world’s secrets and mastering the survival techniques needed to provide the bare essentials, as well as knowing how to traverse the northern jungles and sail the boiling oceans.
“What, this? No, no, it’s no spellbook…more like a book of receipts.”
An exclusive guild of sorcerers and spellcasters who are infamous for both the ridiculous fees required to acquire their services and the wrath they collectively bring down on any person or group that kills one of their members.
They perform resurrections, divinations, and various other rituals for their clients all with the utmost discreetness.
Bondsmages who overstep their boundaries within the guild are rare, but those who do are quickly marked by their peers. Many are found sporting bloodied bandages around their arms or covering eye sockets, and those who commit the ultimate offense of betraying the organization lose their fingers and tongue, rendering them unable to ever cast another spell.
Despite this harsh and shocking practice, you’d be hard-pressed to find an organization quite as tightly-knit as this guild, or individuals as reliable as a Bondsmage…at least, if you have the gold to fill their palms.
They were first introduced when Thorn drunkenly requested they steal a BEARD in the city of Hammerfast; it was these individuals she worked out a deal with.