Hawthorne is the region that Phoenix Rising is set in.
For hundreds of years the Council of Oracles have maintained peace in Hawthorne. They established after a great war seen a revolution overthrow their tyrannical king. However there are many who believe the Oracles have become complacent and detached. Their integrity is challenged by a family led by a man who calls himself “King” claiming to have descended from Royal Blood -- the true heir to sovereignty. The Royal Family promises to unite Hawthorne and develop it into a powerful force among larger nations. Despite their oppressive distant past people are beginning to flock to the side of the Royal Family. It is time for the High Oracle Anastasia to reunite her Council and regain their grip of peace, or surrender to the pages of history opening once more. [source]
Towns and Cities
Places of Interest
The Ancient Era Excerpts
These are notes taken from the book Hawthorne Chronicle . There are 7 in total to find on book shelves within Hawthorne.
- The Ancient Era, Excerpt 1:
"Long ago in the days of yore, the land that would be Hawthorne was a cauldron of unrest."
- The Ancient Era, Excerpt 2:
"The Legendary Pokemon descended to the earth in the guise of a Great Bird, its heart heavy with sorrow."
- The Ancient Era, Excerpt 3:
"In a sacred hawthorne grove, Ho-Oh appeared before a youth of pure heart and anointed them with sacred fire"
- The Ancient Era, Excerpt 4:
"The chosen champion united the land under one banner and named this new kingdom for Ho-Oh's sacred tree: Hawthorne."
- The Ancient Era, Excerpt 5:
"Hawthorne's first king ruled justly for 100 years. Bards sing of this as the Golden Age."
- The Ancient Era, Excerpt 6:
"The line of Hawthorne was blessed by Ho-Oh with long rule, unbroken for centuries. This longevity proved to be its undoing."
- The Ancient Era, Excerpt 7:
"The time had slowly rotted away the once noble lineage and kings grew increasingly feeble. The day finally came that Ho-Oh no longer recognized the royal line."
- Most of the locations in Hawthorne are named after concepts in music