Welcome to Alterraden, home of the pukah. There’s some others around here, and you’ll get a chance to meet them as well. Before we get that far, please pull up a seat and settle in. Before you wander off exploring, I’d like to explain a little about the world you have entered.
Alterraden evolved from the Followers of Torments series written by K. Caffee. Though her debut series was intended to be the only thing published, the story refused to behave and kept expanding. As with most prolific authors, K. Caffee knew she needed someplace for her future tales to play out, and her Followers of Torments did not take up the entire world stage. As such, the idea for Alterraden was born.
It is an Earth-like world, though in an alternate universe. Here humans do not exist, and magical creatures have free reign to exist as they please. There are two distinct layers to the world, and additional Realms that can be accessed through magical means. The races and species that live within the evolving world’s influence range from the wereclans to the Melkreschen; from the Guardians to the lower denizens; and across the spectrum of familiar to unknown in between.
Within the confines of this site’s pages you will find information and lore on the races, cultures, languages, places, and religions that make up the mystical world the pukah call home. There is also a page dedicated to the reality that forms the foundation under the sagas and characters Ms. Caffee introduces you to in her writing.
With that, I bid you welcome and invite you to explore to your heart’s content.
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