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'''Selias Jodame''' was a Sage of [[Library of Biblia|Nomikos]] who wrote a history of [[Shadow Valley]] before it shifted in time and space, an instability associated with what were called [[isles of transfer]]. He was tasked with surveying what happened there by his "masters" after he finished his studies in [[Emer]], most likely in the early 6000s [[Second Era]], before the founding of [[Quellburn]] or possibly at the very beginning of the [[Wars of Dominion]]. This is implied by his referring to the [[Darkstone Bay|Claedesbrim Bay]] area only as "northern [[Jaiman]]." While the word [[Loremaster]] was replaced with the word "Sage" at the end of the [[ICE age|I.C.E. Age]], and mortal members of the Loremaster council were called sages, Selias Jodame was young and would have been one of the world traveling Scribes of Nomikos who were Sages by profession.
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Selias was familiar with northern [[Jontara|Jaiman]] from his youth, and was surprised to hear what had happened to Silver Valley. His story recalls a young human named [[Jaron Galarn]] who acted as a tour guide for the wild horses of the valley, and his investigation pieced together tavern tales that largely account for what happened. The valley was exploited by [[Muylari|miners]] who inadvertently awakened a powerful extra-planar entity that was dormant deep underground. This was necessarily before [[Lorgalis]] conquered the region in 6521 Second Era, who might have been the implicit villain of the story. The Shadow Valley story can be regarded as a spin-off of [[The Legend of the Necropolis of Etrevion]]. Various aspects of it appear to be directly linked to [[A Popular History of the Broken Lands|the story]] behind [[The Broken Lands]] which is also a spin-off.
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'''Selias Jodame''' was a Sage who wrote a history of [[Shadow Valley]] based on tavern tales in "Northern [[Jaiman]]", surmising that its originator must have been a first-hand witness of the events that happened. He was tasked with surveying what happened there by his "masters" after he finished his studies in [[Emer]], most likely in the early 6000s [[Second Era]], prior to the [[Wars of Dominion]]. This is suggested by the fact that he does not call the region [[Quellbourne]]. Since he was visiting with the aid of a hired [[Navigator]] and is a Sage, he was likely supposed to be a world traveling Scribe of the [[Library of Nomikos]].
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Selias was familiar with the settlement of Velaskar from his youth with his parents, and was surprised to hear what had happened to Silver Valley. His story recalls a young common man named [[Jaron Galarn]] who acted as a tour guide for the wild horses of the valley. The valley was exploited by [[spectral miner|miners]] who inadvertently awakened a powerful extra-planar entity that was dormant deep underground.
  
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
The modernized form of the story labels him as a "[[Master of Lore]]" and Advisor to the Council of [[Biblia]]. Very little is known about him specifically. "Selias" is Greek for "the moons" and Joda is [[Jaron Galarn#Behind the Scenes|Hebrew]] for "he who is praised". Tearhaut could mean naively "tear skin" or "high tear", or play off "Terre Haute" which is French for "highlands", relevant for being located near old Native American [[Moaning spirit#Behind the Scenes|burial mounds]]. Silver Valley would have originally been located near the underground portal to [[The Broken Lands]], and seems partially based on [http://www.gutenberg.org/files/932/932-h/932-h.htm "The Fall of the House of Usher"] which ends with a [[Lornon|blood red moon]]. In the night of the third moon when Charon ([[Lornon]]) became blood red, it was common for essence disturbances to happen, where celestial alignments could include ripping open portals to the demonic. It is possible that the Broken Lands portal is the same as the one in the Silver Valley story, and that [[Bandur Etrevion]] learned of it when he lived at Nomikos from reading the journals of Selias Jodame.
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The modernized form of the story labels him as a "[[Master of Lore]]" and Advisor to the Council of Biblia. This pre-dates later development of the Masters of Lore in the Illistim documentation and whatever is done with the [[Library of Biblia]] now that the [[Isle of Ornath]] exists. "Sage" was also later used to refer to the Order of Lorekeepers. "Selias Jodame" is probably constructed out of other languages, most likely Greek and Hebrew respectively. [[Research:Shadow Valley]] constructs a theory about a possible allegorical layer of meaning encoded in the names of the places, characters, and creatures of the story.
  
==Resources==
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===See Also===
* [[Tale of Silver Valley]]
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* [[Research:Shadow Valley]]
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* [[Tale of Silver Valley]] (official De-ICE'd version)
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* [[Muylari]]
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* [[Jaron Galarn]]
 
* [[Navigators]]
 
* [[Navigators]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:57, 20 May 2020

Warning: This page concerns archaic world setting information from the I.C.E. Age of GemStone III. It is not canon in contemporary GemStone IV, nor is it canonical for Shadow World as the details may be specific to GemStone III. It is only historical context for certain very old parts of the game and these things should not be mixed.

Selias Jodame was a Sage who wrote a history of Shadow Valley based on tavern tales in "Northern Jaiman", surmising that its originator must have been a first-hand witness of the events that happened. He was tasked with surveying what happened there by his "masters" after he finished his studies in Emer, most likely in the early 6000s Second Era, prior to the Wars of Dominion. This is suggested by the fact that he does not call the region Quellbourne. Since he was visiting with the aid of a hired Navigator and is a Sage, he was likely supposed to be a world traveling Scribe of the Library of Nomikos.

Selias was familiar with the settlement of Velaskar from his youth with his parents, and was surprised to hear what had happened to Silver Valley. His story recalls a young common man named Jaron Galarn who acted as a tour guide for the wild horses of the valley. The valley was exploited by miners who inadvertently awakened a powerful extra-planar entity that was dormant deep underground.

Behind the Scenes

The modernized form of the story labels him as a "Master of Lore" and Advisor to the Council of Biblia. This pre-dates later development of the Masters of Lore in the Illistim documentation and whatever is done with the Library of Biblia now that the Isle of Ornath exists. "Sage" was also later used to refer to the Order of Lorekeepers. "Selias Jodame" is probably constructed out of other languages, most likely Greek and Hebrew respectively. Research:Shadow Valley constructs a theory about a possible allegorical layer of meaning encoded in the names of the places, characters, and creatures of the story.

See Also