Places, combat banners and groups
In the Fortress of Diversity (Feste der Vielfalt) you will find, besides the combat banners, various important places and contact points, such as the Kommandantur (Commandery), the Quartiermeisterei (Quartermaster's Office) or the TerraBierBar. Here you can also find out more about the groups that are members of the Feste.
There is something for everyone to do in the Feste - if you know the right places to go to.
The Commandery (Kommandantur)
The central point in the Fortress of Diversity
The heart of the Fortress of Diversity (Feste der Vielfalt) is the Commandery (Kommandantur) This is where all the information come together and where all the central decisions are made. Also the leaders of the Feste can usually be found in the black and white tent. The Commandery is therefore also the central contact point for all who are looking for connection or information about the continent or its inhabitants. If you have heard or observed something, such information is in good hands with the people in the commandant’s office. They are happy to hear from anyone who has something to report. But even if you are looking for something to do, you will find it in the Commandery. The tasks that can be found here are manifold. From short errands and scouting assignments for new members to tricky puzzles over several days for experienced, magical as well as clerical, fighting as well as civilian – anyone who wants to get involved can be helped here. Scribes are also always wanted, a task that is suitable both as an introduction for newcomers but also for experienced people to gain or refresh knowledge. Only together can we be successful – and no place in the Feste represents this as much as the Commandery.
Garden of Terra
The spiritual heart for many people of the Fortress
Many years ago the expedition of the elements besieged Doerchgart. The avatar of Terra was locked under a seal. Than in a small herb garden roots grew into mythodean inscription: Help! Deirdre, no warrior but an unaccompanied druid did what she could do best: in the Earthcamp she raised a central garden to honor the element. When the avatar returned, she thanked the druid. Since then, “the gardener of Terra” has built this special place for the fighters many times. Terra’s siblings are not forgotten in the garden either, so you can always find small altars for each of the elements with all kinds of gifts and memorabilia from past campaigns. The location also serves as a ritual site. The Emerald Singers, the Quihen Assil of Terra, have often attracted the special attention in the garden. Rumors in the wind whispering that plants in Terra’s garden grow faster and more lushly. In this way the garden of Terra developed into a place of power, peace and relaxation.
The magical Center of the fortress of diversity
Most lands are fille with magic and secrets and so is Mythodea.. The fortress of diversity encountered many of those during its journeys, battles and adventures but there ar still countless to find. The Arkaneum is established in the 20th year after the discovery of mythodea and is led by Rufus and Fion. It shall become the magical center of the fortress of diversity. Caster of all schools of magic shall join in to talk about magical knowledge, methods and experiences. If you want to learn something new you shall find an awnser at the Arkaneum. The non-magical Members of the fortress will have a Point to ask Question about magical topics. MAybe some of you might find their own magical spark there. The Arkaneum will stay in close contact with the command headquarter and will advise the military and civil leaders to – hopefully – prevent an accidental worlds end. Visit the Arkaneum if you have question about magic. Go into exchange with your fellow caster. Don’t let magical Glows or spoken spells scare you away.
The Free Alchemical Cauldron Community (Die Freie Alchemistische Kessel-Gemeinschaft)
The alchemical center of the Feste
The alchemists of Mythodea and the Fortress of Diversity (Feste der Vielfalt) form an alliance whose courageous cooperation has brought a decisive turn to many campaigns. In the laboratories of the Free Alchemical Cauldron Community, alchemists and herbalists put their heads together, brood over all kinds of potions and recipes, analyze plants and poisons, and thus strike back at the enemy in their very own way. Both gifted masters are welcome, as well as scolars or novices, because the alliance has also made it its task to pass on and exchange knowledge. The “FAKG” is a free branch of the Alchemists Guild of Mitraspera. Representatives of the alchemical arts are invited to participate in the accomplishment of the tasks that are brought to the Free Alchemical Cauldron Community from everywhere. The Free Alchemical Cauldron Community can usually be found near the Commandery, if in doubt, just follow the loud bangs and interesting smells.
THE tavern in the Feste
The TerraBierBar is probably the most famous tavern in the Fortress of Diversty (Feste der Vielfalt). Not far from the Commandery, in the black yurt you can not only casually exchange ideas and recover from the exertions of the day, no, you are also sure to find one or the other, whom you can cheat out of their money in a little game. In a convivial atmosphere, information can be gathered and passed on – and the landlady of the TerraBierBar, Kathleen vom Weiherhof, is exceptionally well connected. According to rumors, she can even serve with more than just contacts, but there is also one or the other culinary specialties of the Feste hidden behind her counter. The TerraBierBar is also suitable for night owls, as it is open until late at night.
The Quartermaster’s Office (Quartiermeisterei)
The central place around the supply of the Feste (and the Yellow Banner).
There are those who say that the Quartermaster’s Office (Quartiermeisterei) of the Fortress of Diversity (Feste der Vielfalt) is a transshipment point for goods, information, and other things unlike any other on the campaign. Tailors, furriers and merchants of unusual things can be found in the Quartermaster’s Office. Things found in unusual ways also find a buyer here in the constant stream of goods. From the Quartermaster’s Office, the warriors of the Feste are supplied with all the things they need for battle. In addition to the stationary goods and the constant exchange with the troops, the Quartermaster’s Office goes into battle under the Yellow Banner, a combat banner of the Fortress of Diversity, and supplies the troops even during the battles. Armor in need of repair, crooked swords and all kinds of utensils are collected and brought to the forges of the fortress for repair. So that in the coming morning, the Fortress of Diversity can once again proudly look upon its armed forces. And so, in every battle, the battle cry of the Yellow Banner also resounds: “Yellow Banner!?!! ALMOST IN TIME!!!
Want to face the Forsaken in battle? Here you can find out which combat banners you can join.
Purple Banner (Lila Banner)
It’s called Lavender (Das heißt Lavendel!)
In the Purple Banner of the Fortress of Diversity (Feste der Vielfalt), diversity is the standard, because in this combat banner humans, orcs, dwarves and other races fight together against the Forsaken. Since we are mostly medium infantrymen, we are mobile and universally deployable. Sometimes we stand in the middle of the battle line, then we bring fear to the enemy at the flanks. One of the specialties of the Purple Banner is to tear a gap in the ranks of the enemy, together with the magicians, in order to enable the fighters of the Feste to break through. That is why the Purple Banner is also known as the Ram of the Feste. The Purple Banner is a colorful bunch. Everyone can be counted on and everyone gives everything to kick the butt of the Forsaken. And we have great fun doing it.
The Yellow Banner (and the Quartermaster’s Office)
Almost in time! (Fast Rechtzeitig!)
can be found in the Quartermaster’s Office. Things found in unusual ways also find a buyer here in the constant stream of goods. From the Quartermaster’s Office, the warriors of the Feste are supplied with all the things they need for battle. In addition to the stationary goods and the constant exchange with the troops, the Quartermaster’s Office goes into battle under the Yellow Banner, a combat banner of the Fortress of Diversity, and supplies the troops even during the battles. Armor in need of repair, crooked swords and all kinds of utensils are collected and brought to the forges of the fortress for repair. So that in the coming morning, the Fortress of Diversity can once again proudly look upon its armed forces. And so, in every battle, the battle cry of the Yellow Banner also resounds: “Yellow Banner!?!! ALMOST IN TIME!!!
Stand together! (Steht zusammen!)
In the 17th year after the discovery, the Red Banner was re-formed after several years of absence, under the leadership of Baron Marvin von Westerhold and Sir Tristan McBride at the Conquest. Numerous members of the Feasts of Diversity joined the Red Banner and fought numerous battles. “Red Banner! – Stand together!” would soon become their signature battle cry, which was even picked up by a bardess and immortalized in song. For special achievements in the course of defending the fortresses, the Red Banner received a blessing from Orathon and was awarded a pennant of honor. The Red Banner values loyalty, fidelity, and friendship, and places great importance on being friendly and courteous to every member.
We clean up! ("Wir räumen auf”)
This banner is as well one of the most important as it is one of the most versatile, which marches into battle for the Feste. It is tasked with helping to save the wounded and is therefore absolutely essential for reducing the losses of the other banners in battle. The field healers are thereby in charge of triage and first aid on the battlefield. Their fight against time and for the life of the wounded is supported by those who rescue the wounded from the line of battle and bring them to the relative safety of the white banner. Such safety is the responsibility of the last group: the healer’s guard, the armed branch of the white banner and an indispensable bulwark against enemies who have broken through the front line.
From Behind! (Von Hinten!)
The Blue Banner is one of the oldest combat banners of the Fortress of Diversity (Feste der Vielfalt). Founded as the right flank of the former earth camp, it still consists primarily of lightly equipped fighters and skirmishers. The Blue Banner’s specialty, therefore, is fast, daring assaults – whether on the flank or through gaps that have formed in the middle of the battle line. Those who want to fight with the Blue Banner should bring speed but above all courage, the core aspect of this combat banner. But not only courage, also cohesion is key in this banner. And so each of its members wears blue paint on his face as a sign of belonging. And also the extraordinary battle cry “Blue banner! From behind!” unites the fighters of the Blue Banner. But how this came into being can only be learned from the members of the banner themselves.
Storm Lance (Sturmlanze)
The Storm Lance, known for its reckless, if not life-weary maneuvers, consists of an unruly bunch of various individuals, because not all of them are really human… Why individuals of flesh and blood are there at all probably borders on insanity, just like the other members. Patience is not a strong point of the Storm Lance, but the speed in which they start the fight, move and are also defeated again. The use of the Storm Lance is a double-edged sword that can usually be tamed by asking polite questions.
Sauvignon / Golden Banner
Located in the Old World, Le Duché de Sauvignon reigns over many hectares of land. It is made up of many villages, wine estates and cheese farms. The capital is Bourg Sauvignon, crossed by the river Fierbois. The current sovereign is Duke Grenache Montdor de Sauvignon, he is married to the sister of his Bretonian baron ally, Brie de Montclar. Their heir, the eldest son, is Fourme D’Ambert Marquis de Sauvignon, the latter leads the Sauvignon banner and his diplomacy to Mythodea to acquire glory and fortune, but also to brighten the reputation of the Duchy and delight everyone with the “Art de Vivre” that is so special for Sauvignon. His uncle Audric de Montclar took charge of military affairs; thus the Golden banner, support company is therefore composed of the Marquis and his retinue, the Breton house Montclar and his vassals, his mercenary company Wosiakir, but also the Graalist crusade Ligesang. As the Marquis was once part of the Caradoc as a squire in his young age, he always enjoyed standing by their side to support the campaign effort.
The Guard of the Fortress of Diversity
In the shadows!
The first task of the Guard is to protect the leaders of the fortress and the members of the Commandery. Day and night. On paths, in the Commandery and on the battlefield. The Brotherhood of the Guard is led by its founder and Captain Migosch von Lichtenruh and his First Guardsman Katholdt von Breydenbach called Katanga. In the past, numerous and sometimes massive attempts to assassinate members of the fortress have been thwarted by the vigilant spirit and decisive intervention of the Guard. In the field, guardsmen provide protection from enemy “chargers” (those in plate armour, full of murderous lust and rushing almost unstoppably towards the banner of our commander Kaela), from projectiles that have the same target, as well as from insidious attacks from the rear field. For every great campaign, the Guard recruits volunteer warriors. What counts for them is a watchful eye (the Guard does not sleep), battle-hardenedness and courage to the point of self-sacrifice (“If the protectee dies, the Guardsman has already toth to seyn”; From: Manual of the Honest Guardsman). The Guard camps close to the command and is always in the centre of the action. If you are looking for variety, danger, almost unsolvable missions and want to make a real contribution to the welfare of the fortress – talk to our leaders and join us! You are truly needed.