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The Empire of Stones is one of the Great Slow Empires and the "Court" of the Glomes, a Phyla of the Inanimae.



The Empire of Stones is a strict hierarchy. Every Glome knows their place in the greater whole. At the same time, the empire is a meritocracy. Advancement is rapid for the ones who can advance the Empire's causes. The current Marshall of the Glome hosts is R'kash, a Gladeling living in the Pyrenees. His entire general staff, however, consists of Krofted glomes promoted because of their knowledge of the modern world. The staff has been pushing for a softer line on the Solimonds but the Marshall will not be persuaded.


The Dreaming Homeland of the Glomes is a gigantic citadel grown from a living mountain. It has been sieged three times and every time the invaders were pushed back and crushed. At the heart of the structure is one of the few veins of chimerical iron. Anyone wishing to obtain some must prove their worth in a harrowing gauntlet.


Of all the empires the Glomes are the most polarized politically. They maintain a hard line that the Solimonds must be destroyed and refuse to remove their forces from the Solimond Homeland. A delegation led by the Ondines tried to convince them to forget the old hatreds but with little success.


Hosted by the Glomes, the Winter Solstice Festival is a great Tourney held in the Dreaming that is similar to the Olympics, if the Olympics were about martial prowess. Winners are showered with praise and, if Glomes, destined for rapid advancement.


  1. CTD. Inanimae: The Secret Way, pp. 42-43, 47-48.

Changeling: The Dreaming: Slow Empires

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