The Farthest Reaches
The Volun Council and its Colonies
The Volun Council
Little is known of early Volunti history, but the commonly accepted mythology is that Volun has existed for all of time. They believe themselves to be an important people and keep extensive records of the exploits of their people, though their penchant for exaggeration render most of it unusable for one looking for accurate historical knowledge.
The Volunti keep vast libraries containing everything from ancient historical documents to the personal diaries of the townsfolk. These are the hubs of modern life for the Volunti. Most Volunti settlements are elaborately constructed of wood and thus the Volunti have an aversion to fire for fear of burning down their libraries. Towns are lit through luminescent stones and food is heated with magic or at the communal fire in the middle of town, which is kept down to nothing more than hot coals.
While Volun's scientific advancement was rapid in the early years of the Council, creating advanced mining and logging techniques along with powerful magics. However after Argialla's declaration of independence and the following civil war, Volun's scientific discoveries slowed and they retreated into their mountain and forest homes, venturing out only to trade. This continued until recently when an expedition ventured from Volun to the eastern forests of Viðförland, establishing the colony of New Emain in 247 A.I. Now they travel further and further into the uncharted badlands of Viðförland, and only a select few truly know what the Council seeks in those plains.