Rise of the Runelords
Legends and Lore
Varisia is steeped in history, as the Thassilonian ruins littering its surface can attest, but knowledge of that history is not widely known and much has been lost.
The town of Sandpoint was founded more than forty years ago by four noble houses from Magnimar, however it has been the site of human habitation long before that.
Little is known of the ancient empire of Thassilon, even to scholars, who must glean what scraps they can from the inscriptions on the surviving ruins.
The wild places of Varisia are unusually thick with giants of just about every breed. Some keep to themselves, but many pose a constant threat to the settlers and Shoanti who dwell in the hinterlands.