|Reign||9 HE - 1891 HE|
In the God Era, giant descendants of the Heinjar Sorgny lived atop the sky-island Gindinâth. Lesser empires of these families came and went, either ruled jointly by storm giants and cloud giants or by just one group, usually the storm giants. There was always faction infighting and jockeying for power between the Heinjar Sorgny families. Two epochs later, in the Horgon Era, the most lasting empire was formed with Aslauthroa. Its central government was based on Gindinâth in the capital city Griddrir. They ruled over Gindinâth's 5,000 square miles in the sky and over much of Cinazan and large tracts of Faeglor.
Aslauthroa was one of the seven great Titan Empires that ruled by might on the continent Brucrumus. Late in the Horgon Era, Aslauthroa fell to internal fighting in a civil war that lasted five years. All ended up being lost, with Griddrir the last of its glory, reduced from mighty empire to a mere city-state.
Aslauthroa was an empire of cloud and storm giants formed early in the Horgon Era. Their capital was Griddrir. This beautiful giant-sized hold is decorated with marble, obsidian, and has towering columns that have in times of empire decay served as roosts for roc, chimera, and wyverns. From the opulence of Griddrir, Aslauthroa controlled a vast area of central Cinazan and areas into the dark reaches of Faeglor. This territory in the Underdark was often run by feudal lords. Since these areas were deep underground, they were shunned by the surface giants, become petty fomorian ruled fiefdoms. In the lawless lands of places like Eylami, the storm giants ruled the lesser giants with ruthless military governors. The storm giants were the masters of this far-reaching empire and treated the other giants and peoples as no more than minions to serve and enrich them. The storm giants had a codex of laws that favored them in any court and had laws that said only the storm giants could keep slaves. This regimentation of society traces all the way back to the time when Talos ruled the Heinjar Sorgny.
In the towering peaks of Kerthjorg and lowlands stretching in all directions were the holds of the Storm Lords. They served the storm dukes of the five principalities who in turn answered to the crown. These top posts were all held by storm giants. The lesser holdings of subject peoples were usually ruled over by cloud giant military governors.
During much of its reign, the empire was faced with rebellion and plotting. Storm Lords would join forces, sometimes with other giants, and rebel with the goal of making themselves a Storm Duke. The Storm Dukes of Aslauthroa ruled the five principalities of the kingdom. In each principality, the dukes ruled from a lofty refuge similar to the likes of Griddrir. The King or Queen, or both ruled the kingdom from Griddrir.
In 645 HE, the reverence of Talos spread outward from Ottaki. This became a faith, and in three centuries a religion. The Church of Talos became known across northern Brucrumus. The priests of this newly ordained god, spread his faith across Cinazan and beneath, and sent proselytizers out into the wild to spread his gospel. When Aslauthroa fell, the centralized nature of this church crumbled. This reduced the divine power of Talos, eventually removing him from the ranks of Higher Powers.