Welcome to the Chronicles of Aereth
The Chronicles of Aereth is a sword and sorcery roleplay set in a universe that has many parallels to our own. It also has many differences. The laws of physics do not always work the way they do in this universe. Where they fail, magic steps in. A Traveler, Earth humans that wind up trapped on Aereth via one of many malfunctioning arcane portals, would see mighty megafauna that is long extinct on Earth. They would also encounter species from some of Earth’s mythologies. There are intelligent dragons that work with their dedicated riders to keep the world safe. Kraken roam the seas, vicious wyverns and terror birds wait to tear people from limb to limb.
You may choose to create a character from any of the approved species. We suggest that you choose one that will easily integrate with our opening plots and storylines and branch out later.
History & Timeline
Game time begins in the year 2020, approximately 9k – 12k years after the Fall of Uthuria. You may want to scan Aereth’s Timeline to see how events took place.
- This game is an online storytelling (novel-style) RPG. You need to be able to access our website to respond to character tags in posts, write posts, and publish them to the website.
- Ability to read, write, and communicate in English. No Text Speech Allowed in Posts!
- A working computer or tablet and internet access (writing is done online).
- Basic computer knowledge and technical skills.
- Discord account – this is not mandatory, but almost all of our plotting, planning, and RPG discussions happen on Discord. You can find a link to our server and a Discord chatbox on our game site.
Rules and Rating
Chronicles of Aereth requires that you be at least eighteen years old to join our roleplay. Ignorance is not bliss! It is also not an excuse for not following the site’s rules and guidelines. Before contacting us or asking to create a character, you should Read the Rules!
If you have questions, you can use one of the following methods for contacting the Game Manager(s).
Discord: Aereth has a Discord server for live chat. You might have to wait for a while for someone to be available, so be patient and don’t give up. Click on Discord in the main menu of the website. It will take you to the server and/or a sign-up form if you do not have a Discord account. It is advised that you leave any questions in the #help channel to make sure it is seen. Alternately, you can click on the Discord widget at the bottom right of the forum index page.
Help Me! Forum: This is a guest-friendly forum that you can access for posting questions. It is also the best way to ask very involved questions.
The Aereth Codex
The Aereth Codex is the repository of the RPG’s lore and information needed to create a cohesive and well-rounded game world. The actual stories are written at our forums powered by Gaia, a forum platform dedicated to the roleplay world. Our sites are highly customized to make your roleplay writing experience as seamless and awesome as possible.
Only admin may edit the Codex at this time. However, any of our members may contributions to the lore by posting a topic in the Help Me! forum. We want to encourage everyone to participate in world-building and making our sites an incredible place to create characters, the world they live in, and writing their stories.
Navigating the Codex
The easiest way to navigate the Codex is to click on Lore Index in the main menu at the top of the page. This will take you to the document listing. All of the RPG’s Lore is arranged by category and title. For convenience, the categories are also displayed in the sidebars. You can click directly on a category in the sidebar. However, the category links display a limited number of pages. Using the index is really the best way to find what you’re looking for.
Aereth’s creators were inspired by many different authors, movies, television series, and video games. We do not claim to be 100% original since we have borrowed elements from various genres and blended them together to create the realm of Aereth. Within the roleplay and lore, you will find dragons inspired by a love of the Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern, Dwarrow and Sedayin (elves and dwarves) with a decided J.R.R. Tolkien flavor, portals, gates, and witches that owe their existence to the Witch World books by Andre Norton. Last, but not least, you will likely stumble across myths and legends from Earth that live as reality on Aereth.
Our roleplay emphasizes storytelling and character development. We encourage everyone to join in the site-wide plots. However, if those are not your cup-of-tea, there are many opportunities to write character-driven plots which are smaller in scope yet no less important to the overall roleplay. All of our members are invited to join with us in creating plots even if they do not currently have an active character.
Read Next: The Rules