Ravinian Empire

The Ravinian Empire was the greatest civilization in the history of western Corwyn.

The Empire was ruled by Ravinia Myrnäe; the "Immortal Empress," and was the pinnacle of human culture, art, and technology for over six centuries.

The Empire was named for its first and only Empress, who was able to rule over the empire for over six-centuries solely because of her possession of the Orenthir.

The Ravinian Empire was made up of thirteen kingdoms, all of which yielded parts of both their sovereignty and their wealth to fuel many imperial public works.

These public works included the great walled city of Arynäe, the Kerak battlement in the south, many paved roads and bridges, the Salkröth battlement in the east, and the dozens of other castles, palaces, temples and monasteries built by the Imperial regime to improve the living standards of its population.

The Ravinian Empire was protected by the Raven Knights; an order of highly-disciplined warriors who dedicated their lives to the fight against evil.

The Empire had a peak population of nearly ten million, all of whom were governed from the magnificent city of Arynäe.

The Empire was destroyed during what came to be called the War of the Cataclysm which raged between the years 621-625/5. Its two primary adversaries were Sorimmar and Malachar Vilmartine; the ‘Traitor-Knight.’ of Gwynne, who used both war and treachery to bring down the Empire.

After the demise of the Ravinian Empire, the western regions of Corwyn fell into a dark age of anarchy; this collapse of western civilization came to be known as "the Cataclysm."


The Ravinian Empire’s coat of arms consisted of a white eagle clutching the Orenthir on a pale blue field.