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(01/03/05) Cogglesworth's Comprehensive Compendium, Part 2
(01/11/05) A Light in the Forest
(01/28/05) The Scrying Stones
(02/18/05) Sabotage!
(02/25/05) James and the Far Talon
(03/04/05) Cogglesworth's Comprehensive Compendium, Part 3
(03/04/05) Fevered Dreams
(03/11/05) The Mouth of Darkness
(03/18/05) The Calling of the Crypt
(03/25/05) Cogglesworth's Comprehensive Compendium, Part 4
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(05/24/05) Frogloks - The Long Journey Home
(05/25/05) Frogloks - 'Lost'
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(06/03/05) Cogglesworth's Tour of Norrath: Part 1
(06/13/05) A Message From Below
(06/21/05) The Howling in the Darkness
(06/23/05) Cogglesworth's Tour of Norrath: Part 2
(07/08/05) The Fall of Faroth Mal
(07/22/05) All the Right Elements
(07/28/05) Investing in the Future
(08/26/05) Cogglesworth's Tour of Norrath: Part 3
(09/12/05) The Will of the Overlord
(09/15/05) Shore Leave
(09/23/05) The Courts of Maj'Dul
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(01/13/06) The Discovery of the Desert of Flames
(02/06/06) The Shadow of the Blade
(02/10/06) Erollisi Day: "The Essence of Romance"
(02/17/06) Answering the Call
(02/23/06) The Twilight Tangle
(04/13/06) The Rise of the Orcs
(05/25/06) The Shores of Mara
(06/09/06) Dark Dreams
(06/29/06) Revelations
(08/04/06) The Shadow of Fear, the Light of Valor
(10/04/06) The Calling of the Guardian
(11/10/06) The Whispers of the Spires
(11/15/06) The Shores of Growth

Professor Cogglesworth is a gnome sage of some renown. While he is well-known for cataloging a compendium of legendary figures, he has also compiled a journal detailing the lands he and others have visited. The professor has gone to great lengths to compile accurate information, but it should be noted that some entries within this journal may not be entirely factual. Cogglesworth is an exceptionally intelligent scholar, but history and lore are sometimes a matter of perspective.

We continue today with two entries from Professor Cogglesworth's journal: Antonica and The Commonlands.


Antonica

Once known as the Qeynos Hills, this pleasant countryside region has since been renamed New Antonica or simply Antonica. It is named after the continent that the Shattered Lands comprised to create when they were one. Antonica is part of the bastion of the Kingdom of Qeynos. This is a fertile land of pastures and grass covered hills and dales. Large hills embrace the valley that makes up most of Antonican countryside. The lush land has a highland coastline along the west. Spots of groves can be found in numerous gullies, hiding many small ponds. This region is dominated in many areas by mild woodland and rolling hills. Spots of colorful flowers can be found amidst the lush greenery.

Antonica was once a great battlefield during the War of Plagues. It is not uncommon to find the remnants of the plagued undead army that once held the city of Qeynos under siege for many months. Nearly every point of interest played a part or tells a story of a battle or important event that took place during the War of Plagues.


The Commonlands

This is a battle-scarred subtropical savanna. It is embraced by the titanic jagged mountains called Razorrock Ridge, located on the east side of the Shattered Lands upon the continent named D’Lere. Clumps of trees and kopjes are scattered throughout the landscape. Many battles have been waged on these lands and orc and human ruins are common sights amidst the beautiful and deadly land.

The Commonlands was once a haven for the Deathfist Empire orc legions. The Deathfist Empire seemingly was driven from the Commonlands during the Battle of Defiance. As of the recent decade, the orcs have begun to make a presence in the region again. What brings them back is unknown.


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