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'''Partha''' is a large town in the eastern lands of [[Sanctuary]]. Though not as big as the regional capital [[Kehjan]], Partha is considerably larger than both [[Seram]] and [[Tulisam]]. It is mentioned in [[Richard A. Knaak]]'s [[Sin War (Novels)|Sin War series]].
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'''Partha''' is a city that existed in [[Kehjistan|Kehjan]] in the days of the [[Sin War (Event)|Sin War]].
   
==Features==
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==Lore==
Partha featured buildings four stories high. Many of the buildings exteriors were smoothed over with plaster. The roofs were arched and made of wood tiles overlapping each other. The roads were paved with stone. Apparently Partha was founded by several men, one of them being [[Protheus]]. Despite being described as a large town, neither the [[Cathedral of Light]] or the [[Triune]] seemed to have a presence in Partha.
 
   
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During the Sin War, Partha was much larger than [[Tulisam]] and [[Seram]],<ref name = "Birthright"/> but smaller than [[Istani]].<ref name = "SotS"/> Its buildings, made of stone and smoothed over with plaster to give a sense of extravegance, were taller than Seram's, going as high as four stories. Its streets were paved with stone. It lay on a direct route between Tulisam and Kehjan's largest seaports. It was surrounded by farmlands, and many smaller communities existed in proximity to the city (within a day's ride).
==Inhabitants==
 
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The Parthans were of [[Ascenian]] ethnicity,<ref name = "SotS">''[[Scales of the Serpent]]''</ref> had the reputation of being good and fair&mdash;[[Uldyssian]] noted that unlike Seram, its people were more tolerant of the aged, dispossessed, and those born with deformities (again in contrast to Seram). The Parthans elected their leaders. Neither the [[Cathedral of Light]] nor [[Triune]] paid the town much attention in the last days of the Sin War, though the town nonetheless had its share of preachers and clerics. A tribunal dispensed justice to criminals.<ref name = "Birthright"/> It possessed/possesses a [[Partha Guard|city guard]].<ref name = "Defenders">''[[Diablo III]]'', ''[[Ancient Parthan Defenders]]''</ref>
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The town center was an open area where merchants and farmers sold their wares, especially food and meat. A wide, round fountain was located in the center of the square, bearing a statue of [[Protheus]].<ref name = "Birthright">''[[Birthright]]''</ref>
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It is said that a power has protected the city for centuries.<ref name = "Defenders"/>
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===History===
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====Early History====
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Partha was founded by Protheus and several other individuals.
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Prior to the end of the Sin War, the town suffered from plague.<ref name = "Birthright"/>
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====The Sin War====
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Uldyssian and his companions traveled through Partha on their way to [[Kehjan]] during the Sin War. Although it was their intention to keep a low profile, Uldyssian healed a child of a deformity at a whim. It was an event that many Parthans noticed, and they immediately began giving their praises to the newcomer. What was meant to be a short stay became longer, and Uldyssian preached his creed to the town's inhabitants. He began instructing them in the use of similar powers, per the awakening of [[human]]ity's [[nephalem]] birthright. The days drew on, and soon almost the entire populace had flocked to his words. People from the surrounding farmland and adjacent communities even came to hear him and see his miracles.
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Events took a turn for the worse, when [Ethon]], the town's leader, was assassinated (along with his [[Cedric|son]]) by [[Malic]] as part of his pursuit against Uldyssian. It was part of an attempt to turn the Parthans against him, but while Uldyssian survived the attack, he and his companions left the city, knowing that their presence had put its people in danger. However, a quarter of the people followed him, becoming the basis of the [[Edyrem]].<ref name = "Birthright"/>
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After the Sin War, after the [[Angiris Council]] erased the memories of those who had followed Uldyssian, it was believed that Partha had suffered from a plague that had accounted for the deaths of half of the city's people, their bodies burnt (accounting for the losses the Edyrem had suffered).<ref>''[[The Veiled Prophet]]''</ref>
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==Known Locations==
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*[[Ethon]]'s estate
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*Graveyard
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*Town square<ref name = "Birthright"/>
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==Known Inhabitants==
 
*[[Cedric]] - son of Ethon
 
*[[Cedric]] - son of Ethon
*[[Ethon]] - merchant
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*[[Ethon]] - merchant, elected leader
 
*[[Bartha]] - mother and one of the first followers of [[Uldyssian]]
 
*[[Bartha]] - mother and one of the first followers of [[Uldyssian]]
 
*[[Jonas]] - inhabitant
 
*[[Jonas]] - inhabitant
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*[[Timeon]] - inhabitant
 
*[[Timeon]] - inhabitant
   
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 07:22, 29 January 2015

Partha is a city that existed in Kehjan in the days of the Sin War.

Lore

During the Sin War, Partha was much larger than Tulisam and Seram,[1] but smaller than Istani.[2] Its buildings, made of stone and smoothed over with plaster to give a sense of extravegance, were taller than Seram's, going as high as four stories. Its streets were paved with stone. It lay on a direct route between Tulisam and Kehjan's largest seaports. It was surrounded by farmlands, and many smaller communities existed in proximity to the city (within a day's ride).

The Parthans were of Ascenian ethnicity,[2] had the reputation of being good and fair—Uldyssian noted that unlike Seram, its people were more tolerant of the aged, dispossessed, and those born with deformities (again in contrast to Seram). The Parthans elected their leaders. Neither the Cathedral of Light nor Triune paid the town much attention in the last days of the Sin War, though the town nonetheless had its share of preachers and clerics. A tribunal dispensed justice to criminals.[1] It possessed/possesses a city guard.[3]

The town center was an open area where merchants and farmers sold their wares, especially food and meat. A wide, round fountain was located in the center of the square, bearing a statue of Protheus.[1]

It is said that a power has protected the city for centuries.[3]

History

Early History

Partha was founded by Protheus and several other individuals.

Prior to the end of the Sin War, the town suffered from plague.[1]

The Sin War

Uldyssian and his companions traveled through Partha on their way to Kehjan during the Sin War. Although it was their intention to keep a low profile, Uldyssian healed a child of a deformity at a whim. It was an event that many Parthans noticed, and they immediately began giving their praises to the newcomer. What was meant to be a short stay became longer, and Uldyssian preached his creed to the town's inhabitants. He began instructing them in the use of similar powers, per the awakening of humanity's nephalem birthright. The days drew on, and soon almost the entire populace had flocked to his words. People from the surrounding farmland and adjacent communities even came to hear him and see his miracles.

Events took a turn for the worse, when [Ethon]], the town's leader, was assassinated (along with his son) by Malic as part of his pursuit against Uldyssian. It was part of an attempt to turn the Parthans against him, but while Uldyssian survived the attack, he and his companions left the city, knowing that their presence had put its people in danger. However, a quarter of the people followed him, becoming the basis of the Edyrem.[1]

After the Sin War, after the Angiris Council erased the memories of those who had followed Uldyssian, it was believed that Partha had suffered from a plague that had accounted for the deaths of half of the city's people, their bodies burnt (accounting for the losses the Edyrem had suffered).[4]

Known Locations

Known Inhabitants

References

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