(Medium Kingdom) -- Secure behind high mountain passes lie the city
states of Corinthia. Notable for their highly disciplined battle
and fearsome weaponry (halberd and pike), the Corinthians swiftly
move towards unity as a Kingdom. A great general is all that Corinthia
needs to lead their heavily armoured pikemen down upon a surprised
Know, my Lord, that the history of thy kingdom goes back into the
shrouded veils of time unto the founding of the ancient and nearly
forgotten empire of Acheron.
Early Corinthia was subjugated by the evil which was Acheron. Of whence
the Corinthians came prior to this, little is known. Perhaps we are
descended from the ruins of the Valusian culture which, like so many
others, was wrecked in the throes of the Great Cataclysm. The citadels
of the mighty were dragged beneath the oceans, and out of the ocean
there rose up new lands. Much later in time Corinthia broke free
of Acheron, that evil which perished in flames brought down from the
north by invading Hybori tribes. And after, she remained independent
for over a thousand years until she was also overrun by a migration of
Amid the waste of Corinthia and her ruined cities, the Hyborian rulers
and their Corinthian slaves wandered for well over five hundred years
in puny tribes, small kingdom falling upon small kingdom in a
never-ending succession of carnage and destruction. In time, however,
the blood of the two cultures began to mix, and through intermarriage
the peoples became as one. Finally, there arose a new kingdom of
Corinthia, one of the last of the Hyborian kingdoms to emerge.
On this day, Corinthia is nestled in a ring of mountains as a loose
confederation of smaller kingdom states. Thy Corinthian pikemen are
renowned as the best infantry in the world, both disciplined and
courageous. History has taken us through bloodshed, turmoil and war one
hundred times. Now we look to thee for our guidance and our welfare.
Heed well now my words, Great One, as I report to thee of the length
and breadth of thy new kingdom.