Ravinian Empire

The Ravinian Empire was the greatest civilization in the history of western Corwyn, which was ruled for over 600 years by the "Immortal Empress;" Ravinia. Before its collapse, the Empire was the pinnacle of human culture, art, and technology for over six centuries.

The Empire was named for its first and only Empress; Ravinia, who was able to rule over the empire for over six-centuries solely because of her possession of the Orenthir. The Empire was made up of thirteen kingdoms which yielded part of their sovereignty and wealth to fuel the many public works of the grand empire. These 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 of its population.

The capitol of the Empire was the large city of Arynäe. The empire had a peak population of nearly ten million. The Empire was destroyed though war and treachery by Sorimmar and Malachar Vilmartine of Gwynne; the ‘Traitor-Knight.’ The Empire fell during what came to be called the War of the Cataclysm which raged between 621-625/5. After the demise of the Ravinian Empire, the western regions of Corwyn fell into a dark age of anarchy.


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