Old Kingdom : The Forsaken
Tag: #we are going to be fine..
After tea it is time to go to Corian's family home for dinner. Bronwyn pointedly takes Corian's arm on our way back and Finn sulks at the back of the posse.
As we arrive a tall muscular man in robes does too. He and Corian …
Rumors and Gossip
- Corian = Rowan
- Evaiel "Evie" = Dominique
Secrets in Ice
The Symphony: Stormy weather
About half of the Clayr's payment has been stolen by the pirates, undead, and free magic creatures. It's late afternoon and the Symphony, like paperwings, does not fly as well at night.
Into The Library
We all arrive at the Clayr's Glacier. Roxy is feeling hesitant about going home, but she's putting on a cheerful facade. Corian is already hitting on ladies. Garnelle gives Roxy a blank stare. "You're late." Muriel hands over the …
Burdened with Terrible Knowledge
A Clayr, Desdria, approaches Corian in the mess hall and hits on him. But she has more serious matters to discuss with him - about the island. She apparently has Seen the Island of Wailing Pines and he will be there when his people need him. And, she …
The Fresh Prince of Belisaere
We make it back to Belisaere. It is late in the day by the time we get there. We request an audience with the Prince Regent.
Finn goes to Farisean's home to report in. Evie accompanies Finn to make sure he isn't accosted on the way …
The Doom That Came to Qyrre
We are Qrrye-bound. The yacht is called the High Wind. Muriel sent a message to the Prince asking for the same team to be assembled for the mission to Qrrye. It will be about a two-day trip south from Belisaere with a stop at one of the towns in …
The Battle for Qyrre
Muriel, Roxy, and Evie stay on the airship and head toward to the town.
Finn, Quinona, and Corian have joined the ground battle. An abomination has appeared. It goes after an Abhorsen on the battlefield who doubles over in pain. Quinona …
Hail to the King, Baby
We find at the safe house for the Unseen:
- 2 basic charter spelled swords
- a magic wand shaped like a unicorn horn (but made of wood)
- 2 sets of bows + quivers (5 normal arrows, 5 charter-spelled arrows each) …
That Is Not Dead...
We are left wondering to do with an undead presence in the treeline and a creepy note in hand. The Abhorsen sisters ring their Kibeth bells to call the gore crow back. It has another note. "No bells or I run."
We write back, " …
The Whispered Darkness
Diperan comes along with us on the back of a wyvern. It doesn't look quite like a real one though - it seems like a Free Magic creature, not a Charter Magic construct. A lot of the gear he has on the thing has Charter marks on it though.
The Enthralled Darkness
We are in the rowan tree.
The Abhorsens sense that the Dead have moved further away so we decide to come out of the tree. Arielle was not doing so well in the rowan tree since it seems to be bad for Dead. Roxy suggests we take some of the …
The Forest Below
Evie notices beyond the box is a small obelisk or gravestone. And she sees an artifact near her feet amongst the bones. It's made of wood with green Charter marks, a quarterstaff. It pulses with magic. Finn studies it further an it has an …
Showdown with Sae-Oth
The only light is coming from Finn's Charter mark. Evie and Muriel feel the presence of thousands of dead welling up. Sae-Oth approaches.
We plan on destroying the sword, gauntlet, and the sunstone amulet for the ritual. The …
As The Crow Flies
We stay overnight in the witches’ village.
Finn wakes up in the night because he senses someone using a massive amount of magic outside our cabin. Finn goes outside to investigate. There is a circle of The Whispered Dark on the ground …
People are paired off for the night. Finn and the King, Roxy and Dipper, Corian and Bronwyn, and... uh... the Abhorsen sisters. Evie starts research on Ganel. Finn awakes alone, but finds the King and says goodbye. King has loaned us the use of a …
We made a mistaaaake...
We broke the the glaive, and are now hurling thru space and time. Damn. Folks are throwing up, the ship is breaking, and we are fucked.
Muriel repairs the ship with ice magic well enough for us to land safely. We need to figure out where the …
Sword Beyond the Gates
When last we met our merry band of ... heroes? Whatever. Jury is still out on that one.
Anyway, we have horses that have been acquired through totally legit means as well as information about the upcoming sword deal and have returned to …
In the age of the 60th Abhorsen, The Old Kingdom has experienced an unusually long length of peace reigning through the Kingdom. The Keepers of the Gate, known also as the Abhorsen Corps, fought for generations to create this peace. …
Transcending history, and the world, a tale of bells and swords, eternally retold.
Places of Interest
The almighty ones have …
Keepers of the Gate
The delicate balance between life and death wavers within them.
Colloquially known as the Abhorsen Corps, the Keepers of the Gate were established by …
The power of darkness turns the gears of madness once again.
Ferenk Acquisitions & …
Royal Mage Corps
Entrust your noble soul in the Charter.
The Royal Mage Corps has been around under several iterations over the years. At first merely a branch …
The largest city in the Old Kingdom due to it's defensible nature against the dead. It has long been the seat of power for the royal court. Despite not being in a central location it is still a hub of commerce, travel, and information.& …
Once a small town and hunting lodge used to house many of the Abhorsen's kin, this tiny hamlet was wiped out during the Interregnum. It has since rebuilt but with the formation of the Keepers of the Gate it has become more of a training …
South of the Old Kingdom, Ancelstierre is a strange place cut off from the Charter. Technology in Ancelstierre is well beyond what is known in the Old Kingdom but tends to fall apart and fail if ever brought across the wall. The border is …
Home of the Clayr and the largest library/repository of relics in the Old Kingdom. People travel from all over the Kingdom to ask the Clayr for guidance or use their library.
The unofficial city of the Wallmakers. Those of the Wallmaker bloodline have flocked to this city due to it's proximity to Port Nidlyn and Mt. Shulle allowing them quick and easy access to any of the best materials and forges they could hope …
Seat of power for the northern neighbors of the Old Kingdom. Athask is perfectly situated between estuaries of the Greenwash River with it's back situated in the Athask Mountains making it highly defensible. Many of the Northerners are …
Isle of Wailing Pines
The Isle of Wailing Pines is off the far North Eastern coast of the mainland. The island cut itself off from the …
The Silencing Stones
A seemingly innocuous round stone of white and gold marble able to absorb all sound in a ten foot radius. Three of these stones were said to have been made roughly 500 years ago by the Necromancer Dulaigne. He would give one to a dead hand to …
The Chaos Stones which have popped up on the road between Chasel and Qrrye …
The Corruption Stones
Three Sisters at the Gate
Letter to Garnelle
Letter to Queen
The Charter spelled knife given to Roseal by her old friends in the Glacier, Peralle and Amethien. Its name glows in green Charter Marks across its blade. If watched for a few moments the Marks reshape and say, "I am Alacrea, …
Order of the Nine Bright Shiners
The Church of the Nine Bright Shiners is the dominant religion on the Isle of Wailing Pines. Many of its tenants are similar to those of the Church of Seven Bells in the Old Kingdom. However, in addition to the Seven who created the Charter …
Artifacts from Wailing Pines
Makorator – A quarterstaff with green charter marks glowing across its surface. When held soft blue rings radiate from the wielders hands to the ends of the staff. If studied the charter marks will read, “My …
Queen Korrinasine was well respected in her time by the Kingdom. In her youth she saw the Kingdom through peaceful and profitable times, even working with Ancelstierre on trade agreements and helping see them through a famine crisis only two years ago. …
The daughter of Queen Korrina and King Dartaan, who himself was one of the rare male Clayr. Princess Aranelle has been groomed since birth to be the heir to the Kingdom. She never showed any distaste for the duties expected of her. Thus it has come as …
Prince Regent Tiburolt
Tiburolt grew up alongside Aranelle, learning the ways of castle life alongside his studies as a Charter Mage and Abhorsen. He is next in line to ascend the throne should Aranelle not be found before the death of the Queen. It is a responsibility he …
Farisean is the head of the Royal Mage Corps as well as advisor to the Queen. It was his suggestion that she appoint Tiburolt as Prince Regent when it became apparent that she could not concentrate on running the Kingdom's affairs while distracted by the …
Currently part of the Triumvirate that rules the Clayr. Garnelle is by far the most powerful Clayr in the glacier when using the Sight, even more so when working alongside her two sisters Rubien and Saphir. She is also part Abhorsen and said to be one of …
Part of the triumvirate that rules over the Clayr, Rubien is also Captain of the Guard for the Clayr. A fierce warrior, it is said she can use her Sight to dodge blows and know exactly when to strike at opponents.
Sister to Rubien and Garnelle, Saphir is part of the Triumvirate that rules the Clayr. One of the more powerful Charter Mages among the Clayr she also oversees their training.
Leader of the Grim Gathers, Cervane is not a man to be trifled with. Assuming he is still just a man. Many believe he may be one of the greater dead or a free magic creature wearing the shape of a man. Either way Cervane and the Grim Gathers are the …
Leader of the Nightblades. Maltoral is a terse man whose true intentions are unknown.
Kilian is the backer from Ancelstierre who funds Ferenk Acquisitions and Mercantile LLC. He sets up the deals with collectors on behalf of Lenariel.
Finding the Abhorsen business highly unprofitable, Lenariel created Ferenk Acquisitions & Mercantile LLC with a backer from Ancelstierre. She turned her back on the vows of the Abhorsens and now hunts for magic relics to sell to collectors over the wall.
The current official Abhorsen and head of the Abhorsen Corps. Belial actually spends most of his days drinking too much and writing bad poetry. No one has even seen him wearing his bells outside of ceremonial functions. Thankfully the Abhorsen-in- …
Ramoniel is the current Abhorsen-in-waiting though mostly she waits for the day Belial will step down as the Abhorsen so she can once again try to bring honor and respect to the title. Overseeing the Abhorsen Corps should fall to Belial but she has …
Muriel is one of the Abhorsen Corps but has become a contractor pilot thanks to her Charter magic skills that skew heavily towards weather magic. By trouncing Sky Pirates while safely ferrying passengers and cargo she has become an in-demand pilot for …
Hastinean is the current leader of the Reformatory, the branch of the Royal Mage Corps which oversees the imprisonment of enemies of the kingdoms and free magic creatures which cannot be destroyed. A mage to rival even the power of Farisean, Hast has …
Vashalok's latest top of the line Guard Sending. Four of these Sendings were recently gifted to the Belisaere Court in hopes of drumming up a lucrative contract. Most members of the court seem to find them a little unnerving, but the Prince Regent seems …
Hex, short for Hexapod, has teamed up with Cervane for unknown reasons. It was given the name Hex by Cervane based on the number of tentacles it has in its natural form.
A lost art of Necromancy the Blood Shadows used to be favoured for stealth work or as a secondary fighting force when battlefields grew bloody in the midst of a conflict. They are a derivative of Shadow Hands that are hard to detect even with an Abhorsen …
Despite her nervous demeanor, when it comes to the Library, Peralle will fight harder than any other Clayr in the glacier in defense of knowledge. She remembers Evalynne's last visit to the glacier and does not look forward to seeing her again. An …
The Prince of Athask who recently visited the Old Kingdom looking to honor his arranged marriage to Princess Aranelle. He is known to be an accomplished warrior and has fought many times in defense of his Kingdom.
The free magic necromancer in the employ of the Grim Gathers. Some say she controls Cervane, others say it is the other way around.
In Finn's family it is the women who are predominantly gifted with magical aptitude, and the men, while beloved, tend to take up more mundane pursuits. So when Finn showed signs of being adept with magic, his mother was thrilled and immediately began …
Finn's older sister and skilled Charter Mage. Bronwyn is studious, cheerful, and always seems just a little bit tired. She is attempting to follow in her mother's footsteps at the Magical Academy.
Mother to Bronwyn and Finn, accomplished Charter Mage, and faculty at the Magical Academy. When they were young, Caethyn and her sisters recognized the innate magical talent in their bloodline and decided to leave their rural homestead life to pursue …
Older sister to Caethyn and Lillis, Finn's terrifying aunt. When they were young, Varah and her sisters recognized the innate magical talent in their bloodline and decided to leave their rural homestead life to pursue a higher standing in the kingdom. …
Younger sister to Varah and Caethyn, Finn's free-spirited aunt. When they were young, Lillis and her sisters recognized the innate magical talent in their bloodline and decided to leave their rural homestead life to pursue a higher standing in the …
Evielle is haunted by the death of her 8 year old sister. In a tragic accident during her abhorsen training, she and Muriel saw their 8 year old sister dragged into death by one of the greater dead. Blaming herself, Evielle threw herself into …
Raised along the sea of Belisaere Quinona grew up playing on the beach and in the water. As she grew older and learned the ways of the Charter she focused on spells that manipulated the water. As a teenager her father, head of the Belisaere Academy, …
A monk of the highest order in the Church of the Nine Bright Shiners, Herne is Corian's mentor. He taught Corian everything he knows about both Free Magic, Charter Magic, and how to pick up women.
Sister to Diparen and also a childhood friend of Corian. When her brother joined the Order of the Nine with Corian, Mabel went to study the sword in Graskul. After training for a time under Prince Arden she left to join the Rangers of Dughall.
Prolius is Corian's older brother by six years. When their father died in an accident he had to step in to help their mother Laecidia care for the family. He worked the docks loading and unloading cargo for the ships that traveled to Elidor, until he …
Esael was raised a warrior of Graskul, training under Princess Sheera. When one day she witnessed bandits attempting to rob a wagon traveling the road to Graskul she rode in on her athask cat, Venger, and drove the brigands off. The traveler was most …
Roxie grew up at the Clayr's Glacier but never felt quite like she belonged. When she was old enough to try and fit in somewhere she became a librarian in the Glacier's immense library, here she made a few friends but ultimately she did not remain here …
Rogereal's family has served in the King's Guard for generations, some say since the reign of Queen Goldenhand. Likely even longer than that since the shield passed down among his kin bears the mark of the original Wallmakers. He's jovial, …