Welcome to the World of Io.
Now, each of you carries a mark; a tattoo, somewhere on your body. Some are large, some are tiny; some are hidden, others worn proudly, but the image is always the same. It is that of a knight's gauntlet, coiled into a fist, a great horned owl perched upon it.
This mark binds you all together as members of a secret order of adventurers, thieves, holy men, bounty hunters; unsavory, perhaps, to the short lives of those around them, but in the grand weave of Io, you are still its heroes.
And this brotherhood can cross dimensions, sail the stars of the deep night, and spans countless lifetimes. For these stories are mere vignettes to the grand arc, tales spun in whispers through the duskmeadow, around the burning campfires of the veil, and deep in the slums of pale; broken heroes of great renown and glorious, horrible ends, its saga known only under the name of the Knight Owls.
Let us begin.
**Though this game setting utilizes the 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons ruleset, it is played within a custom world constructed by Adam Drake Summerer. It has its own deep history, a secret pantheon in addition to the 5E set, and a vast, ever-growing library of custom content including equipment, magic items, potions, feats, and context-specific "prestige" classes.**
A proper Knight Owl must utilize all the tools at her disposal to survive in this mad world, so it's best to suit up before each adventure. Come stop by the Knight Owls Armory to stock up on potions, gear, and weapons, with the most fair and competitive pricing this side of the Shardspark Falls. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Those who ignore the mistakes of the past are bound to repeat them, but those who ignore good strategies are guaranteed to meet a crispy end, so the Tenrook have put together this collection of scrolls and entries detailing each and every adventure completed by the Knight Owl Order.
The world of Io is full of notable faces, some friendly, some not, and many neutral on the subject. With so many vignettes taking place all over the world and a rotating party dynamic session to session, it can be hard to keep it all straight. That's why Loremaster Kain has constructed this index of encountered factions, foes, and allies. Feel free to use this to prep before every exam, fellow talons.
Death can be sudden and swift in the dangerous lives of a Knight Owl. This page details those characters who have fallen in battle and whose souls have re-joined The Weave.