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Myth: A New Age CYOA

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by Fangshi, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Fangshi Arcane

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    No, though they have fought things just as terrifying in the dark days of the world's prehistory. Creatures that crawled out of the black waters of the ocean, bent on conquest. Creatures that descended from the night's sky, breathing madness and horror. And finally, their greatest enemies, the Fomoire, the vile tyrants of an earlier age, though they do not wish to speak of them.

    They have fought fish beasts that walked upright as men do but that was far to the west and thousands of years ago. They know nothing of fish-like dwarves.

    See now you have hurt Finn's feelings. He might live underground but he is not some sort of cave dwelling monster. His palace has nothing in common with the dank and dark holes such beasts dwell in.
     
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  2. Nevill Arcane

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    Doesn't mean one of those beasts can't burrow their way to Finn's Palace. Chill, man, it was just a question.

    Sooo... how long the fairies have been around? Since the creation of the world?

    How much of the history of the world do they know? Do they keep records? They seem to have memories of events that no human knows of.

    Have they ever come to conflict with Trow?
     
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  3. Fangshi Arcane

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    Not that long. Their history goes back about 10,000 years.

    They have recorded history going back 7000 years (give or take a decade). It is not exhaustive and there are several gaps but the works that cover the period are considered reliable by Finn's scribes.

    They also have volumes of collected legends that go back a further 3000 years but they are uncertain of how accurate those are. All the fairies that were there to see those events left with Finn's father.

    Yes... It is not their proudest moment though, their armies were crushed by the Trow war machine and driven out of the north east, across the mountains and into the south west where they hid and rebuilt their numbers.

    Thankfully the Trow did not pursue them all the way across the continent. It is possible the Trow though they were dead.
     
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  4. Nevill Arcane

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    What do we do to get our hands on these books?

    Well, apart from an obvious suggestion from Finn. :lol:
     
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  5. Fangshi Arcane

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    Well, the two of you could start by-

    Oh, alright, never mind... :negative:

    Ah, what else?

    Well, you could ask for access to his library as you gift, that would work.

    You could also accept his invitation to visit his palace but... well, fairies... It should go without saying that accepting his invite might go south on you.

    Other than that you could angle for another trade with him. He seems to generally like the ladies and if you could provide him with something he would like he may be willing to let you leaf through a few tomes.

    Just like Mazzarin or Morpheus, everything comes with a price and Finn is open to trading favours.



    I also have a question here from Ghaad which may be stuck in the queue for a bit.

    He asked if the healing magic (Fii, the prosthetic technique) could be used to help Bari.

    The answer is yes, definitely. You could use it to craft new limbs for him out of living metal and he would have full control over them as if they were his own, flesh and blood, limbs. The technique may also be useful if you ever wish to design fully inorganic weapon platforms (combat golems, robots, what-have-you).

    So that is a yes for his body. You would essentially rebuild the majority of it out of silver or steel or whatever you want really.

    Of course, you may want to ask yourself if it is a good idea to give the dwarven state an unstoppable, metal, killing machine with few to no moral qualms...

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    As for his mind, Derry won't know how useful either method could be for repairing his mind until she sees the theory behind the spells. There are a number of routes you could take to 'fix' his mind, ranging from Inflitration. To enter his mind a fix the problems by hand. To simply erasing the distressing memories, to a more prolonged therapy approach.

    Each has its advantages and disadvantages.
     
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  6. Nevill Arcane

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    Does he offer us an invitation and for how long does his offer stand? :)

    For that matter, where is his Palace?

    Well, what is he into? Ladies and horses we know about. What else tickles his fancy? Music? Treasures? Art? Artefacts? Bibbiano cheese? :lol:

    How long would it take us to get to the level where we could apply the technique reliably for a major operation, like Bari's or Neel's? Considering we already have the knowledge of Greater Heal, of course.

    I am asking about an approximation.

    Wait, can you even erase memories without Infiltration? How?

    What do you mean?
     
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  7. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
    We don't need MORE books. We barely get a chance to read the ones we have now.
     
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  8. Fangshi Arcane

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    Sure, he already made the offer though he played it off as a joke. If you show interest he will accept. The offer will like stand for as long as the ladies are pretty he likes you.

    He does not trust you nearly enough to tell you that.

    Yes, any of that would likely do. If he does not have a use for it his wife or someone at court might. It would need to be something unique though, he has been around for a while and has seen a lot.

    Since you have no prior experience with the field, probably years.

    Now, if you did have experience it could go significantly faster. It is just a shame you don't have anyone with you who is a natural with machines, anyone that has an intuitive grasp of how the function and fit together... If you had a person like that you might make all sorts of progress... Too bad, right? :lol:

    You don't know yet. You would need time to analyze the theory behind Infiltration and see what you can come up with. You would just need something that can pin point specific memories and completely erase them, it might be doable or it might not but it is an avenue you could pursue.

    Derry: 'Alright Bari, show me on the doll where the demons touched you...'

    I don't know. You have spells that can disorient people and spells that can calm them. Perhaps you can talk Bari and co through their trauma with the help of soothing magic. IT would likely take a fair bit of time though.

    Just another possible avenue to pursue, really.
     
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  9. Nevill Arcane

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    ...your point being?

    I am not going to abandon the war and run away to the library.

    But the way I see things, Derry is a historian of sorts, and is especially interested in everything that concerns magic. To her - and to me - this source of information would be quite valuable, and it would be nice to know we can have access to it in the future.

    By the way, Fangshi. I don't remember if it was asked before, but how many people are aware of the Cycles of Light and Darkness? I mean scholars and mages, mostly, since the others have little reason to concern themselves with these things.

    Does it extend to present company, or just the two of us?

    Well, how do we find him if we decide to accept the invitation or conduct a trade?
     
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  10. Fangshi Arcane

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    All told? Maybe two hundred people world wide. It is an academic theory and is current amongst historians, philosophers and mages, no one else cares all that much.

    D&T know about it, Serpent knows about it, Lys knows about it, Berty knows about it and that is about it when it comes to your actual staff (though I may be forgetting one or two people).

    In the wider world, well, the important people know about it. All the archmages, Albrecht, Timo, Jan, the demon lords, Finn, the Trow, the Forest Giants, the Kings of the fir'Bolg and Skreal, the Heron Guards, some of the soldiers that fought in the wars, and a handful of nobles. Also, as mentioned, most historians, philosophers, some priests and a lot of mages that are powerful enough to begin worrying about it.

    Ah, he supposes you could bring the girls and Lys, he technically can't keep Berty out so he can come to. Is that what you meant or do you want to march an army into his halls?

    The larger your party, the more hesitant he will be, naturally. He does not want to expose his throat so to speak, there are a lot of 'non combatants' in his halls and it is his solemn duty to protect them.

    Cropper can help with that. If Cropper leaves you then ask Berty and he can set something up.
     
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  11. Nevill Arcane

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    Nah, I meant 'present company' as in 'our companions'. The ones that were invited to his tent and were privy to our conversation with him.

    Maybe our apprentice as well. Quite a charming girl. An eight, too.

    I take it as a yes - as long as we bring only our close circle of friends above?
     
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    Guys, I saw me taged. I will write post when I will have a while. I will edit this actually. Sorry for make you wait.
     
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  13. Fangshi Arcane

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    Yeah, your friends would be welcome, just no military expeditions he does not want to have to deal with dozens of soldiers.
     
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  14. Fangshi Arcane

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    I am thinking a character index might be useful given all the minor characters running around. This won't replace the character sheets for important characters but it should provide a useful resource in case anyone forgets who some of the characters are. I just need to flesh it out a bit and it should be ready to go.

    Character Index:

    Appearance: This is just which story line the character has appeared in. Main (M), Serpent/Christine (S&C), Gareth/Brigit (G&B), Amena/Ithapi (A&I), Nanshe (N), Mazzarin/Emrys (M&E) or none. If I have time later I may include first and last appearance but I can see that getting a bit fiddly and I would rather not have to constantly update this list.

    Titles: Any formal titles the character has been given or claims for themselves.

    Info: General information about the character, just a line or two.

    Race: Self explanatory, this is just the race the character is and the region/clan/family they are from.

    Allegiances: Any known organizations that the character belongs to or is loyal to.

    Relation to the Lost: How they stand in relation to your organization and D&T.

    Status: This is just the characters current status, living/dead/otherwise in a unique/important condition.

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    - Ada
    Appearance: none
    Titles: The Dove
    Info: Ada is the captain of the Blooded Doves, a mercenary company formed by her grandfather when he left the Province with his supporters, fleeing a civil war that was destroying his faith. All members of the group are worshipers of the deity called the Weeping One, a god that went silent centuries ago. They hope that some day he will return and revive their faith though the Lost have reason to believe he is dead.
    Race: Human (Bruig, the Weeping One)
    Allegiances: The Blooded Doves, The Weeping One
    Relation to the Lost: Potential employee (D&T asked for time to consider her offer)
    Status: Living

    -Albrecht VII
    Appearance: M
    Titles: King of the Dwarves, Head of the Royal House Albrecht
    Info: The current king of the Dwarven Kingdom and the patron of the Lost within the Kingdom.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Dwarven Kingdom, The Royal House of Albrecht
    Relation to the Lost: Ally and patron.
    Status: Living

    -Alric I
    Appearance: M&E
    Titles: Emperor of the Cath Bruig, King of the Province, Protector of Tandem and the Free North, First among the Avatara
    Info: The single greatest reason why the Light won both of the last wars with the Dark. Alric is a general, an archmage, and a ruler with few equals. His strategies killed the Watcher, destroyed Balor, slaughtered Soulblighter and turned the Deceiver, the Warlocks and the Trow to the service of the Light. He is the greatest hero of the last age and a dominant force in this one. (For his story see Myth: The Fallen Lords and Myth II: Soulblighter)
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Cath Bruig Empire
    Relation to the Lost: None
    Status: Living

    -Alvis
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Pathfinder Agent
    Info: A Pathfinder agent retired from active duty, Alvis ran a Pathfinder safehouse in Myrgard. He joined Bari when the younger Pathfinder came to the Lost's aid at the Siege of Blackrock. He was killed in an ambush by a shade using the Dispersal Dream.
    Race: Dwarf (Pathfinders, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Pathfinders, The Royal House of Albrecht, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Former Ally
    Status: Deceased - Killed in battle with a shade using the Dispersal Dream

    -Amena
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: Derryth's apprentice after the mage freed her and Ithapi following the death of Eris.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial?)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Derryth's apprentice
    Status: Living

    -Anansi
    Appearance: A&I
    Titles: -------------
    Info: One of the orphans that Amena is raising at the Lost's secret tower under Muirthemne. He shows a lot of skill for one so young.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Red)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Angtyr with Screaming Iron
    Appearance: S&C
    Titles: Captain of the Royal Guards
    Info: Tyrvard's sworn brother, he became Serpent's sworn brother when Serpent and Christine joined Tyrvard's tribe. He serves as the young King's captain of the guard and adviser.
    Race: Human (Berserk, Northman)
    Allegiances: The Konthasos, A' Ghàidhealtachd
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Aquila
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: He is the youngest of Lyssa's eagles and the most loyal to his master. He is also something of a pessimist, though he is quite difficult to discourage as he always expects the worst.
    Race: Eagle
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost (through Lyssa)
    Relation to the Lost: Lyssa's pet
    Status: Living

    -Areop-Enap
    Appearance: A&I
    Titles: -------------
    Info: One of the orphans that Amena is raising at the Lost's secret tower under Muirthemne. He shows skill for one so young.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Red)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Argus
    Appearance: M
    Titles: King's Champion, Commander of the Royal Guards
    Info: The commander of Albrecht's armies and his official champion, Argus serves the King, his House and the country with dedication and skill. He fought alongside the Lost at the Royal Palace and arrived to relieve the Lost at the Siege of Blackrock.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Royal House Albrecht, the Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Ari
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Pathfinder Agent
    Info: A veteran Pathfinder agent, Ari entered Muirthemne with her husband Bari to help Prince Jori recover the Maul of the Dwarven Kings. They succeeded in their mission but Ari died fighting the Blues' spiders.
    Race: Dwarf (Pathfinder, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Pathfinders, The Royal House of Albrecht, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Former Ally
    Status: Deceased - Killed in battle with the Blues' Spiders

    -Asger
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Champion of the Honest House Reginar
    Info: Asger and his wife Alfhild are the Champions of House Reginar and House Hesse respectively. They look after their friends, terrify their enemies, and represent their lords in the exact sort of manner that Hesse and Reginar expect. There are also rumours that they are worshipers of the Spider Goddess. He is descibed in more detail in the 'Kingdom at a Glance' post.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Honest House Reginar)
    Allegiances: The Honest House Reginar
    Relation to the Lost: Unknown
    Status: Living

    -Astrid
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Pathfinder Tinkerer
    Info: The bastard daughter of King Albrecht, and the tinkerer for the Myrgard branch of the Pathfinders. She joined Bari when he came to the Lost's aid at the Siege of Blackrock. She currently spends much of her time tending to Bari and keeping him sedated.
    Race: Dwarf (Pathfinder, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Pathfinders, The Royal House of Albrecht, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Bahlíal
    Appearance: M
    Titles: The Watcher, Mad Goat of the Fens, Bahl'al, The Necromancer
    Info: The second most powerful archmage to ever walk the world and the first mage to ever practice necromancy. The Dream of Unlife is his to command and all necromancy springs originally from him. He fell during the Great War in a careful ambush orchestrated by Alric.
    Race: Human (Ancient, Axe Age Tribal?)
    Allegiances: The Watcher
    Relation to the Lost: Hated enemy
    Status: Disembodied

    -Bari
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Pathfinder Agent
    Info: A veteran Pathfinder agent, Bari entered Muirthemne with his wife Ari to help Prince Jori recover the Maul of the Dwarven Kings. They succeeded in their mission but Ari died fighting the Blues' spiders and it broke Bari a little. Bari came to the defense of his friends, the Lost, at the Siege of Blackrock but was captured by the Singing Beasts and partially devoured. He remains sedated in a safehouse in Myrgard.
    Race: Dwarf (Pathfinder, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Pathfinders, The Royal House of Albrecht, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Unconscious (Suffering from severe wounds and trauma)

    -Berty Levy
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: An expert on unorthodox warfare with a storied past he has little wish to share. Berty Levy was hired by Thaïs and Derryth to teach the girls how to command soldiers in battle. It seems that he also has a connection to the fairy court of King Finn.
    Race: Human? (Bruig, Fey-blooded)
    Allegiances: Unknown
    Relation to the Lost: Tutor to Biliku and Uttu. Military adviser to the Lost.
    Status: Living

    -Biliku
    Appearance: M
    Titles: -----------
    Info: Former captain of the Reds and, momentarily, their leader. She is the older of Casgair's two daughters by his wife, the High Priestess of the Reds. Currently she acts as a bodyguard to Derryth.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Red)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member, Bodyguard to Derryth
    Status: Living

    -Boar, The
    Appearance: none
    Titles: The Boar, Champion of the Virtuous House Welf
    Info: The 'Boar' is Welf's servant, and he acquired him when he was just a runt of a maul. He took care of him, educated him, trained him and now the Boar returns the favour by loyally serving the dwarf in all things. He is descibed in more detail in the 'Kingdom at a Glance' post.
    Race: Maul (Great House, Virtuous House Welf)
    Allegiances: The Virtuous House Welf
    Relation to the Lost: Unknown
    Status: Living

    -Bran of the Iron Skin
    Appearance: S&C
    Titles: Champion of the King
    Info: A giant of a Berserk and Tyrvard's cousin. He becomes Serpent's cousin when Serpent and Christine join Tyrvard's tribe. He serves as the young King's champion.
    Race: Human (Berserk, Northman)
    Allegiances: The Konthasos, A' Ghàidhealtachd
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Brigit
    Appearance: M, G&B
    Titles: Second-in-command of the Lost Mercenary Company
    Info: One of the founding members of the Circle of the Lost and a strong supporter of the organization. She runs the Lost mercenary company out of Muirthemne with Gareth.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost, The Lost Mercenary Company
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member, Founding Member
    Status: Living

    -Brom
    Titles: -------------
    Info: One could be excused for assuming that Brom is a Berserk. The man is certainly wild enough. Gareth found him wandering down the side of the road between Madrigal and Tyr, covered in blood and dragging the leg of a Myrkridia behind him. No one has managed to tease out what happened to Brom, he says that those days belong to the past and that is where he wants to keep them. In battle he is merciless, brutal, but he gets the job done quickly and effectively, and you can ask for little more from a Legionnaire.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Lost Mercenary Company
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle's ownership of the mercenary company)
    Status: Living

    -Calaeno
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: She is the most rational of the eagles, the most levelheaded, and Lyssa trusts her judgement the most but she is also a little dark and a little morbid. She is also the most secretive and introverted.
    Race: Eagle
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost (through Lyssa)
    Relation to the Lost: Lyssa's pet
    Status: Living

    -Caoilainn
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: One of the officers in charge of the Oneiroi fort in the Dreaming. Caoilainn's mind was struck down and left for dead by Faceless within the Dreaming. The Lost saved her mind, binding her to Faceless' former prison and she now serves as an officer for the Lost though she still lacks a physical form.
    Race: Spirir (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Potential Member
    Status: Disembodied - Bound to your bracelets

    -Casgair
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Chieftain of the Red Spider Cult
    Info: The former chieftain of the Red Spider Cult. He perished fighting the Blues under Muirthemne alongside the Lost.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Red)
    Allegiances: The Red Spider Cult
    Relation to the Lost: Former Ally
    Status: Deceased - Killed in battle with the Blues' Spider Demons

    -Cassandra
    Appearance: N
    Titles: Court Biographer and Clerk
    Info: A prisoner of war, Cassandra and her child were captured in a raid on a dwarven caravan as she traveled to meet her husband in Myrgard. They were sold to Nanshe's people to be used as a sacrifice but the young Empress was struck by the human's will to live and protect her infant child. Nanshe spared both woman and child and gave Cassandra a position as her official clerk, biographer and tutor in all things human.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial)
    Allegiances: The Golden Empire
    Relation to the Lost: None
    Status: Living

    -Ceannard
    Appearance: M
    Titles: The Black Arrow
    Info: The leader of the Black Arrows mercenary company, the most skilled and expensive company in the Kingdom. He now works alongside Derryth and Thaïs as a full partner after the Lost bought out the Arrows.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial)
    Allegiances: The Black Arrows
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally (though the Circle of the Lost's ownership of the Arrows)
    Status: Living

    -Christine
    Appearance: M, S&C
    Titles: Queen of the North, The Daughter of Shadow
    Info: Christine is the eldest daughter of the Silver Spider Cult leader Neith and would have replaced her some day but that was not to be. Her people were slaughtered, along with the Reds, by the Blues' army of demon spiders and she joined with her new husband, Serpent, and the Lost to get revenge. She traveled north with Serpent after that and was instrumental in helping the Berserks defeat their enemies. For this she earned their respect, even if not their love, and she was named Queen in the North at the same time that Serpent was made king. She was also instrumental in taming the giant spiders of the island and recruiting the Druids to the cause of her new Kingdom.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Silver)
    Allegiances: A' Ghàidhealtachd, The Circle of the Lost, The Druids
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Colin Brannon
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Heir to the ducal throne of Roses, 5th Captain of the Horse
    Info: The deceased son of Damh Brannon. He came to the Dwarven Kingdom in pursuit of his brother's killer but found only death at the tip of a Hollowman's javelin.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial)
    Allegiances: The Brannons, The Cath Bruig Empire
    Relation to the Lost: None
    Status: Deceased - Died fighting Soulless during the attack on the royal palace

    -Damh Brannon
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Duke of Roses
    Info: A member of the most powerful clan in the Empire and cousin to the Minister of Finance. He rules the growing fort city of Roses along the eastern border of the Empire. Both of his sons are dead which throws the succession for the ducal throne into a state of confusion.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial)
    Allegiances: Clan Brannon
    Relation to the Lost: Likely enemy
    Status: Living

    -Derryth ó Foghladh
    Appearance: M
    Titles: 'Hero of the Kingdom', Leader of the Circle of the Lost
    Info: One of the founders of the Circle of the Lost and its current leader.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost.
    Relation to the Lost: Leader, Founding Member
    Status: Living

    -Ebba
    Appearance: none
    Titles: The Spinner of Truth
    Info: She is something of a celebrity among spider cultist circles. She is an Imperial dwarf, a member of one of the families that decided to remain in human lands after the Kingdom was reestablished, supposedly she can see the future 'through the strands of the Goddess' web', though some say she is a fraud. Ebba has taken over one of the cults of the Spider Goddess in Myrgard and has renamed it the 'Spun Truth', as far as anyone knows it is just another pleasure cult
    Race: Dwarf (Spider Cultist, 'The Spun Truth')
    Allegiances: The 'Spun Truth' Cult
    Relation to the Lost: Likely enemy
    Status: Living

    -Eleanor Albrecht
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Queen of the Dwarves
    Info: Albrecht's second wife and the mother of six of his children. She is supportive of her husband's efforts but also quite firm in her own ideas for the Kingdom.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Dwarven Kingdom. The Royal House of Albrecht
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally (in support of her husband)
    Status: Living

    -Enki
    Appearance: N
    Titles: High Priest of the Golden Ones, Prime Minister of the Empire
    Info: One of the ghôlish leaders to join Nanshe in open rebellion to the Watcher. He works tirelessly to help his new Empress and sees in her a better possible future for a unified and organized ghôlish race. He leads the priests of the Empire in his efforts to support Nanshe.
    Race: Ghôl (Imperial, Loyalist)
    Allegiances: The Golden Ones, The Golden Empire
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Eris
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: One of the Fetch priestesses that hid below Muirthemne after the War. She was instrumental in the accident that unleashed the demonic horror sleeping under the city. She was also indirectly responsible for the creation of the Shadow army that lingers around her tower. She struck a deal with the Lost to return to her own plane and succeeded though it ultimately cost her her life when her fellow fetch slaughtered her mercilessly.
    Race: Fetch
    Allegiances: Unknown
    Relation to the Lost: Former ally
    Status: Deceased - Killed upon returning to her own plane by her own people

    -Faceless
    Appearance: M
    Titles: The Faceless Man
    Info: One of the less well known Fallen Lords, The Faceless Man served under Balor during the Great War as a spymaster, helping to pursue the war in the shadows. He is partly responsible for the creation of both Shiver (Culwyeh), the second Shiver (one half of the product of the mental fusion of Culwyeh and Ravanna) and Nine (the other half of the fusion) though not by choice. He was Culwyeh's mentor when she began down the path to magical mastery and he was old even when she was but a child. Due to his age and his propensity for working indirectly little is know of his life though he became an ally of sorts to the Lost when he was bound into a pair of bracelets. He escaped his prison by stealing the body of the Oneiroi officer, Caoilainn.
    Race: Human? (Ancient, Unknown)
    Allegiances: Unknown
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Friedelinde Albrecht
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Princess of the Dwarves, Master of the Chariots
    Info: Albrecht's oldest daughter and an officer in the Royal Army, she holds the official rank of Master of the Chariots and is responsible for the maintenance, deployment and command of the kingdom's mobile elements. She is his favourite out of his surviving children and the one he has the most in common with. She spends most of her free time with the designated heirs of house Hesse and Reginar.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Royal House Albrecht, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Unknown

    -Galena
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Champion of the Ancient House Seinsheim
    Info: One of the two mages that serve Hous Seinsheim as Champions. She specializes in metal elemental magic.
    Race: Human (Bruig?, Imperial?)
    Allegiances: The Ancient House Seinsheim
    Relation to the Lost: Unknown
    Status: Living

    -Gareth
    Appearance: M, G&B
    Titles: Captain of the Lost Mercenary Company
    Info: Acting commanding officer for all Lost forces in the Empire and third-in-command of the Lost as a whole. He is currently supervising all of Lost activities in the Empire and is running the Lost Mercenary Company there.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost, The Lost Mercenary Company
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member, Founding Member
    Status: Living

    -Garner
    Appearance: G&B
    Titles: -------------
    Info: Garner's father was a farmer, his father's father was a farmer, his father's father's father was a farmer, and it is very likely that he too would have become a farmer. Built like an ox, the Legionnaire probably would have been good at it, too, but his life changed course when Soulblighter's armies rolled over the little hamlet of his birth. He joined the Legion after that, signing up with the very unit that saved his life. From that point on he was like a shadow to his Captain, Gareth. When the war ended Garner wandered but when Gareth put out a call for veterans of the war, Garner knew what he had to do. Garner is a giant of a man, and as powerful as one would expect, a good complement to Naram's speed and agility. The two work best as a pair and are amongst Gareth's best soldiers.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Lost Mercenary Company
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle's ownership of the mercenary company)
    Status: Living

    -Hámundr
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Captain of the Royal Chariots
    Info: One of the four captains of Albrecht's Royal Guard. Hámundr commands the King's chariots and acted as an escort to the Lost when they visited Fort Blackrock. While there, he fought alongside the Lost against the Watcher's forces and the Singing Beasts buried in the caves below the fort. He is also serving as the escort to the Lost on their mission south to meet up with the rest of the army.
    Race: Dwarf (Royal Army, Royal Charioteers)
    Allegiances: The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Head Druid, The
    Appearance: S&C
    Titles: Head of the Druids, The Head Cat
    Info: Leader of the Druids and Adviser to Queen Christine. One hell of a bass player.
    Race: Human? (Berserk, Northman)
    Allegiances: The Druids, A' Ghàidhealtachd
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Holda
    Appearance: A&I
    Titles: -------------
    Info: One of the orphans that Amena is raising at the Lost's secret tower under Muirthemne. She shows skill for one so young.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Red)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Ian
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: A retired adventurer and an old friend of Henry's, he opened a weapon shop in the Grant Bazaar in Muirthemne. He treats Derryth like a favourite niece.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: Unknown
    Relation to the Lost: A friend of Derryth's
    Status: Living

    -Ida
    Appearance: G&B
    Titles: -------------
    Info: A former Legionnaire and a skilled archer. Ida was trained at the fir'Bolg academy in the Ermine as part of the treaty between Emperor Alric and King Ou'Kahn. She is an excellent shot and a natural with a bow, she saved Gareth's life more times than he can count and so when it came time to form his company her name was near the top of the list.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Lost Mercenary Company
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle's ownership of the mercenary company).
    Status: Living

    -Iktomi
    Appearance: A&I
    Titles: -------------
    Info: One of the orphans that Amena is raising at the Lost's secret tower under Muirthemne. He shows skill for one so young.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Red)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Irkalla
    Appearance: N
    Titles: Commander of the Light Infantry, The Piercing Shadow
    Info: One of the ghôlish leaders to join Nanshe in open rebellion to the Watcher. He works to help his new Empress but always keeps an eye open for weakness and a chance to seize the Golden Empire for his own. He commands the Empress' light infantry in battle.
    Race: Ghôl (Imperial, Subversive)
    Allegiances: Ereshkigal, The Golden Empire
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Isolde
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: Miosguinn's apprentice and creation. Isolde was crafted from demonic flesh in the likeness of Miosguinn's childhood sweetheart. She was an imperfect creation though, more demon than human and constantly possessed by a desire to devour her traveling companions. She finally got her wish to attack the Lost when she was given command of part of Miosguinn's forces during the Battle of the Chapel. She died fighting Tyrvard, stuck down by the Berserk after delivering a number of serious blows to him.
    Race: Demon (Spider Hybrid, Blue)
    Allegiances: The Spider Goddess
    Relation to the Lost: Former enemy
    Status: Deceased - She was killed by the Berserk Tyrvard in battle below Muirthemne

    -Ithapi
    Appearance: M, A&I
    Titles: --------
    Info: Maul apprentice to Derryth and Thaïs after they decided to free him and educate him. Amena's bodyguard at the insistence of the fetch priestess Eris.
    Race: Maul (Tribeless, Orphan)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member, Amena's bodyguard
    Status: Living

    -Jatayu
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: Lyssa's favourite eagle and something of an adrenaline junky. Jatayu is always up for a dangerous mission and often acts before thinking.
    Race: Eagle
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost (through Lyssa)
    Relation to the Lost: Lyssa's pet
    Status: Living

    -Jori
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Prince of the Dwarves
    Info: Albrecht's first son by his second wife, Eleanor. Jori was the child closest to Albrecht, so it came as no surprise when he was chosen to lead an expedition into the ruins under Muirthemne to recover the Maul of the Dwarven Kings. He succeeded in his task but sacrificed his life to destroy the Blues' spider hordes.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Dwarven Kingdom, The Royal House of Albrecht
    Relation to the Lost: Former Ally
    Status: Deceased - Blew himself up to stop the Blues' spider hordes

    -Kaf
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ------------
    Info: One of a pair of brothers who serve as officers in the ranks of the mercenary company Blackrock Securities. He favours an offensive style of command and Myora is sure he is more than he seems. He fought the Singing Beasts alongside the Lost in a successful attempt to free their prisoners.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial)
    Allegiances: Blackrock Securities
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle of the Lost's ownership of Blackrock Securities)
    Status: Living

    -Kára the Flame of Battle
    Appearance: S&C
    Titles: Queen of the Dunnish, The Flame of Battle
    Info: A granddaughter of one of the greatest Dunnish heroes, Truan of the Hundred Battles, and an unmatched warrior. She bested Serpent in single combat but was later saved by his hand. As a result she married him and unified the Berserks under a single banner.
    Race: Human (Berserk, Dunnish)
    Allegiances: A' Ghàidhealtachd, The Culbrea
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Leo
    Appearance: S&C
    Titles: The Venator, Master of the Horse
    Info: Leader of the Venators and a cavalry officer with years of experience, Leo was hired by Derryth, along with his men, to provide an escort for Serpent and Christine as they traveled north to visit Tyrvard's people. When Serpent and Christine were declared King and Queen of the North he was promoted from mercenary captain to general of a new state overnight.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial)
    Allegiances: A' Ghàidhealtachd, The Venators
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Letta
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Chief Sovereign
    Info: Letta is one of Albrecht's bastard children. She runs a small mercenary outfit called the Ten Sovereigns. They are mercenaries with principles, and screen their jobs carefully. This ensured that they have developed little in the way of a reputation but their skill is not to be doubted. Letta was captured by Albrecht's son Wenzel, however the actions of the Lost secured her freedom and the service of her company to aid the Lost in Myrgard.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Ten Sovereigns
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Lilli Albrecht
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Princess of the Dwarves
    Info: Albrecht's youngest daughter. She died fifteen years ago, the victim of a ghôlish attack while on route between Mygard and Stoneheim. Her body was never found, it was assumed that she had been carried off to serve as a snack. She had a degree of magical talent but not enough to save her life.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Royal House Albrecht, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: None
    Status: Presumed Deceased - Reportedly killed in a raid

    -Lyssa
    Appearance: M
    Titles: -----------
    Info: A witch with solid knowledge of illusions and animal magic, she served as a necromancer in Soulblighter's armies and is now seeking a way to atone for her actions. She joined the Lost when Derryth and Thaïs purchased her from Mazzarin for a favour.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Potential Member
    Status: Living

    -Madb
    Appearance: M
    Titles: The Breaker of Bough
    Info: A retired adventurer and a mother figure to Derryth. She was one of Henry's closest friends and remains one of Derryth's oldest allies. She runs a magic shop out of the Grand Bazaar in Muirthemne and she would dearly like Derryth to visit her more often.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: Unknown
    Relation to the Lost: A friend of Derryth's
    Status: Living

    -Martin IV
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Defended of the Gate, Slayer of the Horned Lizard, Victor over the Barn Owl, Prince of the Ratguard
    Info: A young knight errant of the Ratguard, he was bested in single combat by the horrific beast summoned by the Lost. They spared his life and he in turn swore a life debt to their leader Derryth. He will protect her life as if it were his own.
    Race: Blackrock Mouse (Ratguard, Knight Errant)
    Allegiances: The Ratguard, The Commonwealth of Fort Blackrock, The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Protector of Derryth
    Status: Living

    -Maya
    Appearance: A&I
    Titles: -------------
    Info: One of the orphans that Amena is raising at the Lost's secret tower under Muirthemne. She shows a lot of skill for one so young.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Silver)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Mayer
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: Mayer is one of the finest financial minds of his generation and has managed to navigate a course for himself free of all the great powers in the Kingdom. He is not fully free though, as he owes a debt to the Dream Demon Morpheus. A debt incurred when the Demon Prince helped him recover the mind of his wife, sadly damaged by her time disconnected from the physical world. Mayer currently works with the Lost as a partner in their enterprises in the Kingdom. He has made both them and himself a great deal of money but not without certain costs.
    Race: Dwarf (Banker, Mayer Estate)
    Allegiances: The Mayer Estate, The Dreaming, The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Mazzarin
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Governor of the East, The Great Mage, Big M, First of the Avatara, Destroyer of Evil, and Devastatingly Handsome Master of all he Surveys
    Info: The most powerful mage in all the world. Revived and freed by Derryth and Thaïs in exchange for three favours.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Old Cath Bruig)
    Allegiances: The Light
    Relation to the Lost: Unwilling Ally
    Status: Living

    -Meletē
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ---------
    Info: A friend of Thaïs and a gifted inventor. Meletē fled the Empire after one of her weapons accidentally killed the eldest son of Damh Brannon. She was captured by the Black Arrows but freed through the efforts of Derryth and Thaïs. During an attempt to recover her prototypes and notebooks the Lost were ambushed by a number of mercenaries. In the battle that followed Meletē was incapacitated by an enemy spell and rendered unconscious. She still has not awakened.
    Race: Human (Gowerman, Talwhynite)
    Allegiances: Unknown
    Relation to the Lost: Possible member
    Status: Unconscious - Under the influence of an Oneiroi spell

    -Miosguinn
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Leader of the Blues, Chosen of the Goddess, Son of the Twisted Web
    Info: Miosguinn joined Derryth's expedition into the ruins under Muirthemne in order to keep an eye on her. He posed as a member of the Children of the Callieach but his true loyalty was to the Blue Spider Cult. While traveling with Derryth he discovered the spells necessary to bring his goddess' minions into the physical world through unwilling victims and corpses. When the Lost killed his superiors he seized control of what was left of the Blues and came into direct conflict with his former allies. Many died in the battle that followed, and Miosguinn fled, the Lost and remaining Cultists in pursuit. They chased Miosguinn back to his lair and there they killed him.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Blue)
    Allegiances: The Spider Goddess, The Blue Spider Cult
    Relation to the Lost: Former enemy
    Status: Deceased - Tortured to death by Bari after he was captured by the Lost

    -Mirra
    Appearance: M
    Titles: -----------
    Info: One of the two fully capable spellcasting mice under Lyssa's supervision. She joined the Lost to help protect her clan and secure the energon dust she requires to cast.
    Race: Blackrock Mouse (Clan of the Tower, Spellmouse)
    Allegiances: The Clan of the Tower, The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Morna
    Appearance: G&B
    Titles: -------------
    Info: A thief and a raider that operated with a small band out of the north of the Province and skirmished with the local garrisons there. She was a terror to the local population for years until Soulblighter came over the mountains. With a clarity uncommon to those in her profession, Morna realized that the Fallen Lord was a far greater threat to her than the Province was and she convinced her chief to lead the entire band down to Madrigal to enlist. Her years of experience fighting a superior enemy in the woods and marshes of the Province made her a perfect fit for the Legion. She joined Gareth's unit and never looked back. After the war she returned to old habits, robbing caravans and lone traders but there was no joy in it for her anymore, she lacked purpose. When her former Captain came calling, offering work and a renewed sense of meaning she leapt at the offer.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Lost Mercenary Company
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle's ownership of the mercenary company).
    Status: Living

    -Morpheus
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Sapient Prince of the Dreaming, The Holy Diver
    Info: Demon Prince of the Dreaming with dominion over the sentient/sapient races that dwell there. Ally to the Lost, at least for the time being, due to their saving his life and freeing him. Father of Nephila with the Spider Goddess.
    Race: Demon (Dream Demon, Loyalist)
    Allegiances: The Dreaming
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Myora
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Bailiff of Fort Blackrock, Commander of Myrgard Operations
    Info: One of the officers leading Blackrock Securities and the ranking officer within the organization in the north. Myora is the embodiment of cool efficiency and is currently managing all Blackrock holdings in the Myrgard area.
    Race: Maul (Tribeless, Farstrider)
    Allegiances: Blackrock Securities
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle of the Lost's ownership of Blackrock Securities)
    Status: Living

    -Nammu
    Appearance: N
    Titles: Commander of the Slingers, The Mother of the People
    Info: One of the ghôlish leaders to join Nanshe in open rebellion to the Watcher. She works to help her new Empress but always keeps an eye open for weakness and a chance to seize the Golden Empire for her own. She commands the Empress' ranged infantry in battle.
    Race: Ghôl (Imperial, Subversive)
    Allegiances: Tiamat, The Golden Empire
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Nanshe
    Appearance: M
    Titles: The Golden Empress, The Hand of Justice, The Butcher
    Info: The aspiring Empress of all Ghôls. She has been both an enemy and an ally of the Lost in turn. Currently she is working with the Lost on a number of matters.
    Race: Ghôl (Imperial, Loyalist)
    Allegiances: The Golden Empire
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Naram
    Appearance: G&B
    Titles: -------------
    Info: One of the former Legionaries that served with Gareth during Soulblighter's War. A former bandit, he learnt his trade robbing merchant caravans along the road between Bagrada and the Burning Cliffs of his homeland. He was eventually captured and sentenced to death but with the outbreak of the war he was given a new choice. Join the Legion and probably die or go to the gallows and die for a certainty. He chose the Legion and never looked back. Naram is lean and quick, a perfect complement to Garner's size and strength. The two work best as a pair and are amongst Gareth's best soldiers.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Clifflander)
    Allegiances: The Lost Mercenary Company
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle's ownership of the mercenary company)
    Status: Living

    -Neel
    Appearance: M
    Titles: -----------
    Info: 'The best tracker east of the Cloudspine,' Neel has served Blackrock Securities for some time though he does not like to speak of his past. He helped the Lost defend Fort Blackrock during the siege but was captured by the Singing Beasts and horribly mutilated. He lies sedated until something can be done to restore him.
    Race: Human (Gowerman, Jefrian)
    Allegiances: Blackrock Securities
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle of the Lost's ownership of Blackrock Securities)
    Status: Unconscious (Suffering from severe wounds and trauma)

    -Neith
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Leader of the Silver Spider Cult
    Info: The leader of one of the three Spider Cults under Muirthenme. She fought alongside the Lost and the Reds against the Blues' monsters and died in that battle.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Silver)
    Allegiances: The Silver Spider Cult
    Relation to the Lost: Former Ally
    Status: Deceased - Killed in battle with the Blues' Spider Demons

    -Nephila
    Appearance: M
    Titles: -----------
    Info: One of the daughters of Prince Morpheus and the Spider Goddess. She was trapped in Fort Blackrock until freed by the Lost.
    Race: Demon (Spider Demon, Subversive)
    Allegiances: Unknown
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Nine
    Appearance: M
    Titles: The Orb of Ultimate Power!
    Info: Amalgamated Archmage, one half of the result of the mental fusion forced on Culwyeh and Ravanna by the Deceiver. Tutor to the Lost after they recovered her from her prison.
    Race: Human (Ancient, Axe Age Tribal)
    Allegiances: Unknown
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally, Possible Member, Tutor to the Circle of the Lost
    Status: Unconscious (Integrating her memories.)

    -Ocypete
    Appearance: M
    Titles: -----------
    Info: Lyssa's fastest eagle and quite clever as well though she has a short temper and holds a grudge. Of all Lyssa's eagles she has the best grasp of Bruig.
    Race: Eagle
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost (through Lyssa)
    Relation to the Lost: Lyssa's pet
    Status: Living

    -One Serpent Green Talon
    Appearance: M, S&C
    Titles: King of the North, The Lizard King
    Info: One of the founding members of the Lost. He has become the King in the North, ruler over all the Berserks from the Strainer of Kraken to the Twelve Duns.
    Race: Human (Gowerman, Gwenhyfran)
    Allegiances: A' Ghàidhealtachd, The Circle of the Lost, The Konthasos
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Ori
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Pathfinder Agent
    Info: A young dwarf Pathfinder, new to the organization. He led the forces within the border fort in a sally to support the Lost, Bari and Trakk's mercenaries when they attacked an undead army several times their size. He also accompanied Bari to Fort Blackrock and nearly died fighting alongside the Lost against the Watcher's army.
    Race: Dwarf (Pathfinder, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Pathfinders, The Royal House of Albrecht, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Otto
    Appearance: M
    Titles: -----------
    Info: An officer of the Black Arrows mercenary company in service under Ceannard. Otto is a dedicated and professional officer, a perfect fit for the best company in the Dwarven Kingdom.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial)
    Allegiances: The Black Arrows
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle of the Lost's ownership of the Black Arrows)
    Status: Living

    -Phantasos
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Surreal Prince of the Dreaming, Bloodshot Rollin' Red
    Info: Demon Prince of the Dreaming with dominion over the plane itself and all inanimate objects therein.
    Race: Demon (Dream Demon, Loyalist)
    Allegiances: The Dreaming
    Relation to the Lost: None
    Status: Living

    -Phobetor
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Savage Prince of the Dreaming, The Iguana
    Info: Demon Prince of the Dreaming with dominion over the animal races that dwell there.
    Race: Demon (Dream Demon, Loyalist)
    Allegiances: The Dreaming
    Relation to the Lost: None
    Status: Living

    -Poppy
    Appearance: M
    Titles: -----------
    Info: One of the two fully capable spellcasting mice under Lyssa's supervision. She joined the Lost to help protect her clan and secure the energon dust she requires to cast.
    Race: Blackrock Mouse (Clan of the Tower, Spellmouse)
    Allegiances: The Clan of the Tower, The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Reginar
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Lord of the Honest House Reginar
    Info: Reginar is a warrior descended from warriors and in the last century the Kingdom needed as many of those as it could get. Still, it is a bit of a surprise that such a young House would rise to the ranks of the Great Houses so very quickly. Most explain the phenomena by pointing to Reginar's skill in battle and in the Assembly. He is a lean dwarf with a quick mind and a reputation for honesty and integrity. This has done a lot to solidify his place and the place of his House in the Kingdom.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Honest House Reginar)
    Allegiances: The Dwarven Kingdom, The Honest House Reginar
    Relation to the Lost: Unknown
    Status: Living

    -Reinhard Albrecht
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Prince of the Dwarves, Heir to the Throne of the Dwarven Kingdom
    Info: Albrecht's first son and heir to his throne. Reinhard is a dwarf of action that prefers to lead from alongside his men rather than send them off to die on far flung battlefields. This has won him a great deal of support within the army.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House of Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Dwarven Kingdom, The Royal House of Albrecht
    Relation to the Lost: Unknown
    Status: Living

    -Saulė
    Appearance: A&I
    Titles: -------------
    Info: One of the orphans that Amena is raising at the Lost's secret tower under Muirthemne. She shows skill for one so young.
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Silver)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member
    Status: Living

    -Seinsheim
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Lord of the Ancient House Seinsheim
    Info: Lord of the oldest House still in a position of power, Seinsheim is an ardent monarchist but has trouble getting along with any of his peers and superiors. He is widely considered to be an ass but he may also crucial to the survival of Albrecht's dynasty and the Kingdom as a whole.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Ancient House Seinsheim)
    Allegiances: The Dwarven Kingdom, The Ancient House Seinsheim
    Relation to the Lost: Unknown
    Status: Living

    -Skite
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ------------
    Info: One of a pair of brothers who serve as officers in the ranks of the mercenary company Blackrock Securities. He favours an offensive style of command and Myora is sure he is more than he seems. He traveled to Myrgard on behalf of the Lost to try and convince the dwarves to send reinforcements.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Imperial)
    Allegiances: Blackrock Securities
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle of the Lost's ownership of Blackrock Securities)
    Status: Living

    - Six Winds Soaring Eagle
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Heron Guard
    Info: A Heron Guard that served at the Imperial embassy in Myrgard. With the help of Derryth and Thaïs he personally killed the Thin White Mage, dispersing the Horror for a time. Following the death of Colin Brannon, Eagle was confined to the embassy, seeing to the final preparations needed to close it. While there, the Lost sought him out to request his help in perfecting a ritual to restore Trakk's surviving family. Eagle agreed to help the Lost and together they performed the necessary ritual. Eagle has since left the Kingdom, returning to the Empire to give his report.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Heron Guard)
    Allegiances: The Cath Bruig Empire
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Stori
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Pathfinder Agent
    Info: A Pathfinder agent from Stoneheim brought in to help the Myrgard branch of the organization. He joined Bari when his fellow Pathfinder came to the Lost's aid at the Siege of Blackrock. He was killed in an ambush by a shade using the Dispersal Dream.
    Race: Dwarf (Pathfinders, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Pathfinders, The Royal House of Albrecht, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Former Ally
    Status: Deceased - Killed in battle with a shade using the Dispersal Dream

    -Thaïs of Scales
    Appearance: M
    Titles: 'Hero of the Kingdom', Second-in-command of the Circle of the Lost
    Info: One of the founders of the Circle of the Lost and its current second-in-command.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost.
    Relation to the Lost: Second-in-command, Founding Member
    Status: Living

    -Thayer
    Appearance: G&B
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    Info: Looking at Thayer it is hard to guess that he was the pampered son of a third generation wine trader. In the first two decades of his life he spent more time looking at ledgers than handling a sword or learning to march. That all changed with the war and the destruction of his family, his home and his livelihood. He joined Legion and served with Gareth during the war, not the best combatant, not the best soldier but he had a knack for securing exactly what his Captain needed to get the job done. When Gareth began forming his company Thayer was the first person he visited.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Lost Mercenary Company
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle's ownership of the mercenary company)
    Status: Living

    -Theridiidae
    Appearance: M, A&I
    Titles: The Goddess, The Spider Goddess, She Who Waits in Darkness, The Sister of Spite, The Void Spinner, The Protector, The Hunter, Queen of the Echoing Gloom, The Evening Star
    Info: The vindictive goddess behind the religion of the Reds, Blues and Silver as well as the dwarven Spider Cults. An enemy of the Lost as a result of their interference in her plans to invade the physical world. Mother of Nephila by Morpheus.
    Race: Demon (Spider Demon, Loyalist)
    Allegiances: The Spider Goddess
    Relation to the Lost: Hated Enemy
    Status: Living

    -Thin White Mage, The
    Appearance: M
    Titles: The Thin White Mage, Keeper of the Hounds
    Info: One of the Watcher's generals and his acting spymaster. The Thin White Mage served the Fallen Lord in his war against the Dwarven Kingdom until he was beaten by Nanshe and imprisoned in the Dreaming by the Lost.
    Race: Human (Undead, Sentient)
    Allegiances: The Watcher
    Relation to the Lost: Hated enemy.
    Status: Living (Imprisoned in the Dreaming)

    -Three-Fingers
    Appearance: G&B
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    Info: A friend of Gareth's from his days in the Legion. Three-Fingers has a slight talent for magic, in particular illusions, that has helped his unit escape more than a few scrapes.
    Race: Human (Bruig, Provencal)
    Allegiances: The Lost Mercenary Company
    Relation to the Lost: Current employee (through the Circle's ownership of the mercenary company).
    Status: Living

    -Timo Albrecht
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Prince of the Dwarves, House Albrecht Spymaster
    Info: Albrecht's second oldest child and the spymaster of House Albrecht. Timo runs his agents from the Silver Flame club, the most exclusive establishment in the Kingdom. At the moment he is working with the Lost to root out as many cultists and traitors as they can find.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: The Royal House Albrecht, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Current Ally
    Status: Living

    -Treva
    Appearance: none
    Titles: Champion of the Ancient House Seinsheim
    Info: One of the two mages that serve Hous Seinsheim as Champions. She specializes in physical magic.
    Race: Human (Bruig?, Imperial?)
    Allegiances: The Ancient House Seinsheim
    Relation to the Lost: Unknown
    Status: Living

    -Truan of the Hundred Battles
    Appearance: S&C
    Titles: Elder of the Culbrea
    Info: During the Great War he alone penetrated to the heart of Muirthemne and recovered an artefact of immense power for the Avatara. He is the father of Kára, one of the Queens of the North, and he is an adviser to her husband, the King.
    Race: Human (Berserk, Dunnish)
    Allegiances: The Culbrea, A' Ghàidhealtachd
    Relation to the Lost: Possible Ally
    Status: Living

    -Tyrvard of the Thunderous Blows
    Appearance: M
    Titles: ----------
    Info: Mercenary Master Brewer. Berserk Veteran Scout. He fell while protecting Derryth from a spider demon under Muirthemne.
    Race: Human (Berserk, Northman)
    Allegiances: The Konthasos, The Circle of the Lost
    Realtion to the Lost: Former Member
    Status: Deceased - Killed in battle with the Blues' Spider Demons

    -Uttu
    Appearance: M
    Titles: -----------
    Info: Former captain of the Reds and youngest daughter of their Chieftan. Current bodyguard to Thaïs, second-in-command of the Lost
    Race: Human (Spider Cultist, Red)
    Allegiances: The Circle of the Lost
    Relation to the Lost: Current Member, Bodyguard to Thaïs
    Status: Living

    -Welf
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Lord of the Virtuous House Welf
    Info: A keen politician from a House of lawyers and brewers. He is known for his foresight and ability to benefit from almost any situation.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Virtuous House Welf)
    Allegiances: The Virtuous House Welf, The Dwarven Kingdom
    Relation to the Lost: Possible adversary
    Status: Living

    -Wenzel
    Appearance: M
    Titles: Prince of the Dwarves, 'The Weasel'
    Info: Albrecht's third son by his first wife. Wenzel is a complete and utter disappointment, a thug, a liar, a layabout, he brings new shame to his family every day. He is also the captain of Wenzel's Weasels, a mercenary company that specializes in unsavory acts committed with little discretion.
    Race: Dwarf (Great House, Royal House Albrecht)
    Allegiances: Wenzel's Weasels
    Relation to the Lost: Hated enemy
    Status: Living


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  15. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Thank you for this, it was getting a bit challenging to keep track of all the new friends we meet.
     
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  16. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Wow. Fii starts to look more and more awesome, especially when we finally manage to rouse Melete...
     
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  17. Nevill Arcane

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    Anyone else wants to chime in on the battle plan/shapeshifting/elephant issues?
     
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  18. Absinthe Prophet

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    Well, I'd like to chime in some more on shapeshifting that we should really get this since there are some massive benefits to being able to cover distance as the eagle flies or being able to scout ahead with eagle sight or otherwise turn into some monstrous beast in battle or flee like a rat through small spaces or turn into a fish and escape through rivers, oceans, or explore sunken ruins. Or to just shapeshift into another person or race for disguises. And I suspect we'll be able to manage some magic in these forms to boot.
     
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  19. Jester Arbiter

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    Mentalist Kitsune huh?
    Will post something later this week if I get to normal keyboard.
     
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  20. Nevill Arcane

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    3:42 - 5:14.

    Fangshi, can we ask Finn what was he told about us by Mazzarin? He clearly received some sort of instructions or a warning, but of what kind?

    For that matter, what was the reason of his, shall we say, assertive greetings? Is he always like that, or was it something about us?
     
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  21. Fangshi Arcane

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    Sure, as long as you promise not to tell Mazzarin.

    When Mazzarin summoned up Finn's host he set the objectives Finn was to pursue and he gave him what information he could on the forces involved, but largely he left the details up to Finn himself to deal with.

    He did make a point of mentioning you through and the way he did it was a bit jumbled and, honestly, a bit confusing for the King.

    It seemed to Finn that Mazzarin had not figured out exactly what he wanted to tell Finn about the three of you.

    He explained that Lys served him in his captivity and that she had once served the Dark. He also explained how Derry and Taide risked their lives to help him.

    He seemed to be grateful to you for those services. He also praised your magic abilities and said you had 'definite talent' for 'such young and uneducated mages'.

    After a few minutes of praise Finn thought Mazzarin would advise him to seek you out and coordinate his efforts with you since you would be Mazzarin's agents on the ground and he would be coming in fresh. He actually thought you worked for Mazzarin for a second.

    But no sooner had the Great Mage finished praising you then he launched into the most withering critique of your choice of friends, decision making ability, and overall competence.

    He did not go so far as to say you served the Dark but he was furious about some decision or decisions you had made and about something you had said to him. He managed to catch himself before he said anything significant, instead settling for a sting of profanity and general insults.

    By the end of it the King had no idea if he was supposed to be working with you or trying to kill you! :lol:

    Mazzarin's advise to him was to avoid you and hope you did not try to move south as you 'have a gift for making things messy', whatever that means.

    Failing that, he advised the King to prevent you from talking, he said once you got started everything would go downhill...

    At the time, Finn thought Mazzarin meant that you had some sort of charming or bewitching magic that required a vocal component though now he thinks he understands what the Great Mage was getting at.

    Mazzarin's speech was punctuated by certain words he fell back on time and time again.

    They were (in no particular order): 'beautiful', 'infuriating', 'cruel', 'talented', 'stubborn', 'skilled', 'incompetent', and 'brave'.

    Naturally all of this made the King want to meet you immediately and he made all of his scout leaders learn your descriptions in case they ran into you.

    He asks you once again, not to tell Mazzarin about this. The Great Mage would not react well if he knew Finn was talking about him behind his back.

    You actually have Cropper to thank for that one. When he was blowing on that horn of his he gave the signal to the Host that he had spotted you (yes they had a unique signal for DT&L :lol:).

    As the Host drew near they began to feel the Seekers channeling as well as any mage would.

    So they knew you were there, Mazzarin had put all sorts of ideas in Finn's head, and you had a company of battlemages that they knew were casting something.

    Finn and his captains decided it would be wiser to incapacitate you and then sort everything out from there since it would minimize the chance that someone would get hurt or that a full fledged battle might break out.

    The one fact Finn had no way of knowing was that you had Berty Levy with you and he had a pair of mortars. :lol:
     
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  22. Nevill Arcane

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    Jesus Christ. :lol:

    We have TWM-2 ('Top Wizard Mazzarin'? 'The Windbag Mazochist'?) on our hands.

    Note to self. Penis jokes are srs business among archmages.

    Why did Alric even bother with a Myrkridian standart?
     
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  23. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    Can't be asked to find the battle plan in all the mile long posts. Probably fine.
    Shapeshifting seems like it could be very useful. We should lean if we can.
    I've had enough of Animal justice warriors. Treat them like any of our other soldiers then set them free.
     
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  24. Nevill Arcane

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    The links are in the update, the links to the update are in the first post of the thread. :)

    Which is still unclear. None of our soldiers are slaves. The choice is, do we leave them in their handlers' care, or do we take them under our direct command?

    We can actually leave them with their handlers and still free them when it all ends.

    And there is still a question of how to free them - if we even want to. Just let them loose and pay for the damages? They are afraid to run away because they are certain the Hounds would find them.

    I am not even pushing for the choice one way or the other. What I want is to talk about it. I have not yet voted on it myself.
     
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  25. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I think he likes us.
     
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