The Skies of Velaris
Kryx, also known as the Fallen Fen, is the former home of the dragonborn kingdom of Kryxallah. Dragonborn rulers of old were so enamored of flight that they overmined the swampy island’s naturally scarce reserves of skystone to the point that the island began to sink in CY 1348. Kryx has now been sinking slowly for 22 years. Currently, it is roughly half a mile above sea level. Opinions are conflicted as to the best way to deal with the island. Some believe that it can be “rehabilitated” by reintroducing raw skystone into the ground, however no successful method for doing this has yet been discovered. Others believe that the island should simply be mined for whatever skystone resources remain before the island sinks below the Great Sea.
When Kryx began to sink, the majority of its population fled and began a nomadic lifestyle, living on airships and traveling between other established nations, never settling in any one. Though many adopted a legitimate lifestyle, often as freesailors, some took up a life of piracy, and it is unfortunately this minority that is responsible for preconceived notions about all dragonborn. To try to combat this, some former residents of Kryxallah have attempted to spread a more positive image as missionaries and volunteers.