Timeline Events
Some important events that happened in history in this region: wars, political events, and anything else of note.
292 - Obel Royal Entourage Ambushed
Kooluk attacks the Royal Entourage of Obel. The Queen of Obel bears the Rune of Punishment to stop this attack and succeeds, losing her life in the process. The crown prince of Obel is lost in this battle as well.
299 - Human-Hunting, Border Village Destroyed
Following an episode of 'human-hunting' near the Scarlet Moon/Kooluk border, much of a village on that border is decimated by a bearer of the Rune of Punishment, a Scarlet Moon officer by the name of Graham Cray*. * - This is how it is understood by historians. The truth is Graham Cray's Son used the rune and died, his father gaining the rune shortly therafter.
302 - Island Liberation War Begins
Kooluk plans to expand southward into the Island Nations, and for the next five years will invade island after island. By the end of the war, Iluya will be destroyed, and most islands will have been under Kooluk control or influence at some point.
307 - Island Liberation War Ends
Fort El-Eal, the southern stronghold of the Kooluk Empire, is destroyed by forces from the Island Nations led by another bearer of the Punishment Rune (an orphan), and Kooluk pulls out of the region. The Island Nations Federation is formed, with Lino en Kuldes (previously the King of Obel) the first head of state.
309 - Kooluk Empire Dissolves
The Patriarchal Faction within the Kooluk Empire, lead by Iskas, attempts a coup, but is stopped by the son of a [Scarlet Moon Empire] spy, Kyril, with help from the heir to the throne, Corselia, as well as the Island Nations Federation. The Patriarchal Faction is thwarted, but not before the king fell to the plot. With the land in disarray, Corselia, now the heir to the throne, abdicates her right to it and dissolves the [Kooluk Empire].
The Koolulk empire is located directly south of the Scarlet Moon Empire, and directly north of the Island Nations Federation. Kooluk has always been enemies with the Scarlet Moon Empire, and the Gaien Dukedom. The king has a rather weak grip on the military and can be convinced to go along with many nefarious plans from within, which ended up leading to its demise.

The Kooluk Empire attacked the Kingdom of Obel in the year 290 and attacked the royal entourage. In the year 298 Kooluk attacked Gaien. During this war Gaien attacked the fort of El Eal and by the ambitions of the "Child of the sea god", Troy, Gaiens forces were annihilated.

During the Island Liberation War. Graham Cray's trading company sided with Koolulk to expand Koolulk into the Island Nations. Cray tested a giant rune cannon on the Island of Iluya, totally destroying the town that was on it. Kooluk took the Kingdom of Obel, and Razril until Hero IV's army took them back for the Island Nations. Fort El Eal was destroyed after Hero IV's army attacked it. After the war was over, the Scarlet Moon Empire started an invasion of Kooluk after learing its evil intentions.

However weakened, the Kooluk Empire did not fall to the Imperials just yet. It took a massive coup plotted by Iskas of the Patriarchal Faction, a militaristic clan within Kooluk, resulting in the death of King Julius, and the Crown Prince Martin. Iskas was defeated and killed by a small group of warriors including the heir to the throne Corselia, who simply dissolved the Empire upon taking over, as many of the towns had already been brutalized in the conflicts.

Not nearly as interesting as it sounds, the Ruins of Collanbal is simply a clearing along an oft-travelled north-south route in Kooluk, which saw a lot of action in times of war such as right before the fall of the Empire.
Industry: Trade
A port town on the southern end of Kooluk, many merchants live and work here. Is one of the most active towns in the Empire, as being the only port, it is the main center for trade with other nations. However, even it became almost like a ghost town towards the end of the Empire when internal struggles and a poor economy took its toll on the town.
A laboratory in central Kooluk, used for unknown purposes until Iskas at one point commandeered it to conduct some research into rune cannons for his coup d'etat.
This town on the northern frontier of Kooluk used to be two separate towns, on on either side of a bridge, long ago. They grew closer and closer until they finally joined into one settlement. The only known major Kooluk settlement north of the capital.
The Imperial Capital of Kooluk, this grand imperial city stands high, protected from the world by its grand gates. Nonetheless, it saw hard times when the whole empire fell into decline around the year 300.

The Emperor Julius and Crown Prince Martin were assassinated here in IS 309 by Iskas, effectively bringing about the end of the Kooluk Empire.

This was the secret hideout of the Patriarchal Faction, where they conducted research leading up to their coup in IS 309. Their leader, Iskas, retreated here for his last stand, and after his defeat, the whole facility was destroyed.
A swamp northwest of Graska. Annoys travellers on their way to the capital, as its hard to get around it, and must be crossed.
A small town on the border of Kooluk and the Scarlet Moon Empire, it would change hands often between the two nations. Largely destroyed during Graham Cray's "Noble-Hunting" incident. It was later used as an outpost for rune cannons as Kooluk collected all the remaining cannons they could find.
Plains in central Kooluk. Not much to see here.
Fort El-Eal, on the border with the Island Nations, served as a stronghold and the major launching point for attacks on Kooluk's southern neighbors. It is a gigantic fortress with endless staircases and is protected by the ocean and unforgiving rocks at its base.

El-Eal was destroyed towards the end of the Island Liberation War, but it was being secretly rebuilt by Kooluk over the next few years. However, while the Empire was collapsing, its overstretched forces (led by Busk, who also had the task of keeping Merseto under control) could not keep a hold on the area, and Island Nations expeditions would soon pass freely through the fort into Kooluk's interior.