First established in 2011, Ithenia is a realistic equine roleplay with a few twists. Think Game of Thrones meets wild horses :) There are the noble families of the North, ruled over by the King and his Lords. With heritage and prestige dominating these lands, blood is thicker than water. But the wild Southerners do not believe in such things and instead live as they please. Viewed as barbarians by the civilized North, these horses have no ties and no honor. Tensions run high between the two countries, and it is only a matter of time before they boil over.
This mountain range borders Ithenia on its eastern, northern, and western fronts. It is virtually impossible for horses to cross due to the steep drops and uneven footing. The high altitude makes the air thin and cold, and the ground is rarely free of snow and ice.
This forest runs all along the foothills of the Barrier, though the greatest concentration of woodland is at the northwest. It is a rather eerie place, full of shadows and silence, and sometimes the mist is so thick you can barely see where you're stepping.
These plains constitute most of the northern kingdom. The flat land is often subject to storms and heavy grazing, so some places do appear rather sparse. For the most part though this is highly valuable territory - the crown jewel of the Northlands.
Permanent residence of the ruling AETHERIUS family and the royal herd.
There is a rift at the edge of the Plains that separates it from the dry region. Crowsfoot runs around 40 miles long, but there are numerous gentle slopes along it that allow for safe passage into and out of the gorge. Beware the steep sides, however - the drop can be nearly 100 feet and is often fatal.
The Boneland runs right along the river on the northern side and acts as a buffer zone. Anyone who crosses the river from the south side must be able to stand the harsh terrain of this arid place before they can get to the main kingdom.
Residence of Lord BASTILLE BRONZÉ and the Horses of the Sand.
Rock and gravel usher you into the rough waters of the Ithen on the South Bank. Most of this river's edge is a smooth passive margin, unlike the steep cliffs of the North Bank. However, there is still a powerful current and it is a long swim across.
The lake's namesake "meridiem" loosely translates to "south." This body of water has a circumference of about six or seven miles. It is a major water source for Southlanders, and many horses can often be seen gathered round its rocky shores.
This gray-green swamp is constantly coated with a sinister-looking mist. Scraggly trees and bushes peek out on occasion, but for the most part this place is a toxic wasteland, polluted by humans long ago.