The Iberan War series

by Jonathan Rivalland

Of all the known worlds, of all their nations and all their peoples, there is little rarer than the Helions.  Each of these ancient structures is a vast, freestanding portal to other worlds; made by an unknown hand long before humanity arose.  Those who control one can claim vast wealth by means of trade and movement through these portals.

And on the world of Brisia, it is controlled by the nation of Reimar.

Through both scheming and conflict, Reimar won out against its competitors to claim the territory in which the Helion stands.  But Reimar’s rivals do not sit idle, and should widespread conflict break out between the more powerful nations, even the smaller countries have grudges to settle.

Map showing the known entirety of Brisia Produced by Jonathan Rivalland and Alison Buck

Map showing the known entirety of Brisia
Produced by Jonathan Rivalland and Alison Buck

Detail from map of Brisia showing Reimar and its immediate neighbours Produced by Jonathan Rivalland and Alison Buck

Detail from map of Brisia showing Reimar and its immediate neighbours
Produced by Jonathan Rivalland and Alison Buck


Brief history of Brisia

0 C.E.

Sura creates humanity. Human groups, polities, tribes, and nations spread out across many worlds and regions; the world of Brisia (and its continent, Iber) included.

562 C.E.

Arn Empire formed, the pre-eminent political and military power of its time.

566 C.E.

The Arn Empire crushes Jurien in a series of wars over four years that see the country reduced to a mere city-state.

571 C.E.

Reimar founded under King Tomasso du Valtiera. Reimaran Royal Army formed.

725 C.E.

Reimaran Teal designed and minted.

840 C.E.

Capital of Reimar moved from Valencia to Ilmarch under Queen Hirune du Messina.

961 C.E.

Iberan Helion discovered to be portal between worlds. Commerce soon proves immensely profitable. Conflict ensues over the coming decades concerning ownership of the Helion.

972 C.E.

Reimaran Royal Army dissolved. Reimaran Royal Guard formed as a professional standing army.

1149 C.E.

King Sendoa du Messina the Third incorporates the territory of Guerda (Guerda Province, Capital: Southmere Town). After dying of liver failure three months later, he is succeeded by his heir, King Eneco du Messina the Second, who plans and executes a war in 1151 C.E. to gain the provinces of Gavar, San Seras, and Espinoza. Reimar now controls the Helion.

1233 C.E.

Abarron du Tealdan born.

1252 C.E.

Abarron du Tealdan and Fede du Acquino marry.

1253 C.E.

Ramiros du Tealdan born.

1254 C.E.

Siera du Tealdan born.

1279 C.E.

The events of Reimar Breaking.


For more information on Brisia, Iber, Reimar and their cultures, you can visit the Fourth World.


The first volume Reimar Breaking was published by Elsewhen Press on 19th August 2016.

Reimar Breaking

The Prelude to The Iberan War

Artwork: Alison Buck

Artwork: Alison Buck

Reimar’s wealth and prestige flows from trade, especially cross-world trade through the Helion – a vast and ancient portal to other worlds. But there are signs of an imminent rebellion, especially among the younger members of more distant noble houses, and some rival nations are eager to take advantage of any internal distractions. Princess Siera du Tealdan has shown herself to be a strong and innovative military commander, while her older brother Ramiros enjoys life at the court of their father King Abarron du Tealdan.

When the situation in Reimar takes a shocking turn for the worse, Siera’s military expertise is desperately needed. With no mercenaries available for hire, Siera must pull off a miracle. Having only one skyship armed with ballistae and an under-strength Royal Guard, she must fend off the rebellion, while at the same time dealing with Reimar’s old enemy Iln, that has declared an opportunistic war in order to raid and pillage across the border. If the rebels gain control of the Helion, the kingdom will suffocate.

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