The Northern Archipelago of Tir Torigh

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The Northern Archipelago of Tir Torigh

Postby Keith Fyans » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:10 am

This thread will be used to keep record of True Things known about Tir Torigh and it's Characters


True Things about Tir Torigh:

  • Loch Dubh (The Black Loch, Waterveil) lies in the centre of the isle with many rivers stretching out towards the sea
  • Tir Torigh is renowned for the high quality of its ship-building
  • Sailors tell that the rocks surrounding the isle sing during storms
  • Marquise Morwen Steele rules the isle
  • An organised group of contract agents (Puja) are used as scribes, lawyers, scholars and record keepers
  • The Puja try to maintain a monopoly on the ritual to create Blood Contracts
  • There is a mountain range across the west of the isle
  • A week-long festival is held each year
  • Where each noble must live in the castle of another
  • It was started by the Marquise
  • And she is exempt
  • It is considered exceptional bad form to abuse hospitality during this ritual
  • The capital of Tir Torigh is Vei-Hocht (The Spiders Web Isle)
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Re: Tir Torigh - A Northern Archipelago of LIVING SHANRI

Postby Keith Fyans » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:01 am

True Things about The Ruins of Doom:

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    General
  • Currently ruled by Lord Aban Eshu
  • They act as the border point with the Holy Fen (of Lord Rafaet) and the Daver Fen (of Lord Ezidel)
  • The bulk of the ruins where underground
  • However they have recently raised from the swamp (in play)
  • This has change alot about them (former facts have been removed until rechecked)
  • The Ruins are a temple housing the Sauven Alesh Steele
  • And are controlled by the Sauven
  • The ruins are populated by 'intelligent' Tribal Ork

    Tribal Ork of the Ruins of Doom
    Terror: 2
    Ork: 3
    Traits: Muscle, Tools, Tongue


    Outside
  • Cyclopean pillars surround the site
  • They are topped with statues of Ven
  • The statues show expressions of fear and pain
  • The statues date from the time of the Sorcerer-Kings
  • Ancient runes encrust most pillars and stonework
  • The main structure is a massive ziggurat
  • Made from Obsidian
  • A massive obelisk rises from the top
  • A massive doorway leads within
  • The door stand at the top of a long flight of stairs
  • And the zigurat is surrounded by a sprawl of ork huts
  • With shanties and scaffolding even extending up the walls of the Ruins

    The Ziggurat - Ground
  • The doorway opens and closes magically
  • It leads into a humongous hall
  • Which lies in disrepair
  • In the centre of the hall is a pool
  • Created when the foundation levels flooded
  • Behind the Hall is the alter room (now shrine)
  • Upon the alter lies the Sauven Alesh Steele
  • Behind that lies maze-like crypts
  • There are stairs up to the mid sections

    The Ziggurat - Mid
  • In the centre lies The Mirrored Heart
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Re: Tir Torigh - A Northern Archipelago of LIVING SHANRI

Postby Keith Fyans » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:10 am

True Things about Rutwick Castle:

  • Currently home to Lord Faldrack Adrente
  • It has an impressively large entrance hall
  • That has recently been gutted out
  • The castle is labyrinthine
  • It once contained "Hall of Heroes" dedicated to the deeds of the family Eshu, though this has been destroyed
  • The castle has rough architecture that is disguised with a beautiful finish
  • It has a vast and well-stocked wine cellar
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Re: Tir Torigh - A Northern Archipelago of LIVING SHANRI

Postby Keith Fyans » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:38 pm

True Things about Senechal Aramis:

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  • He is Senechal to Lord Rafæt Yvarai
  • He has been with his lords family for many years
  • Originally he joined the household as a footman and worked his way up
  • He was assigned his post in the hope of reigning Rafæt in
  • He was part of the staff of Rafæt's father
  • He never married
  • He was a fine swordsman in his youth
  • He is very friendly with one of the current footmen
  • He is Blooded of the Elk


Personal Name: Aramis (Majordomo)
Family Name: Steele
Secret Name:Darthac (Duty to Many Masters)

Season: Autumn (25)
Style: 1


Virtues:
Strength 2
Cunning is 4
Courage is his Weakness
Beauty is 2
Wisdom is 4
Prowess is 3


Aspects

A word in your ear m'lord...
Invoke: When providing discreet advice to your superiors
Tag: When trying to speak 'out of turn'
Compel: To provide advice to aid your household

Sarcastic Commentry
Invoke: When making a sarcastic commentry upon a situation
Tag: When the target overhears your comment
Compel: To comment upon a mistake or flaw as it becomes apparant

Cynical
Invoke: When another person is trying to persuaid you of something
Tag: When another person is trying to persuaid you of something
Compel: Not to immidiately trust anything you have been told

Aging Duelist
Invoke: When looking for martial advantage or weakness
Tag: Overconfident in physical situations
Compel: To provide Dueling advice and training to your ward

Two-faced Bastard
Invoke: When having to lie in his duty
Tag: When his lies are exposed
Compel: To purposfully decive in the intrerests of his household

Solace: Ponderous
Tag: When time is of the essence
Compel: To walk to a slow, regular beat

Devotions:


Manouvers:

Lots... ;)
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Re: Tir Torigh - A Northern Archipelago of LIVING SHANRI

Postby Keith Fyans » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:51 pm

True Things about The Unseen:

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  • They are the Spy Network for Lord Rafaet
  • They dress in ordinary clothes
  • Their leader is connected with one of Rafaet's brothers
  • Their leader was also a companion of Senechal Artimis when they were both younger
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Re: Tir Torigh - A Northern Archipelago of LIVING SHANRI

Postby Keith Fyans » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:58 pm

True Things about Marquise Morwen Steele:

  • She is mother to Aban Eshu
  • She is submissive in the relationship to her husband
  • She is renowned as a recluse that barely leaves her castle
  • She is in her Autumn Aspect
  • However has assumed the title of "The Summer Queen"
  • She is a first cousin to the late Emperor, Jaymen Steele
  • Count Kariel Ru is her spymaster

Personal Name: Morwen (Politician)
Family Name: Steele
Secret Name:

Season: Autumn (5)
Style:


Virtues:
Strength 2
Cunning is 5
Courage is 3
Beauty is 2
Wisdom is 3
Prowess is her Weakness


Aspects

Spider in the Web
Invoke: Influence the decisions of someone you have had no previous contact with
Tag:
Compel:

Renowned Recluse
Invoke: When the leyout Domain is an advantage
Tag: When outwith your home Domain
Compel: To reclusively stay within your castle

Control is Paramount
Invoke:
Tag:
Compel:

The Summer Queen
Invoke:
Tag:
Compel:

Devotions:

Alesh Steele (5) The Coldest Heart, No Secret is Safe from Me, Moving the Pawn, I Have Never Been Defeated, Ambition
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Re: Tir Torigh - A Northern Archipelago of LIVING SHANRI

Postby Keith Fyans » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:03 pm

True Things about Sir Josch Steele:

  • He is the Master Puja
  • He wears stiff, formal clothes of the deepest blues and silver trim
  • He keeps a satchel and ledger book with him at all times
  • His wife is a mousey slip of a girl
  • His wife is almost instantly forgettable
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Re: Tir Torigh - A Northern Archipelago of LIVING SHANRI

Postby Snag » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:21 pm

Keith, are your players naming their cabal the same as the name of the game, or do they have named it themselves?

Edit: Nevermind, answered my own question!
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Re: The Northern Archipelago of Tir Torigh

Postby Keith Fyans » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:38 pm

True Things about the Sauven Alesh Steele:

  • Alesh was Blooded of the Elk
  • Is the Sauven of Dominance
  • Controls the Ruins
  • And the ork that inhabit them
  • Hates all baring the family name Eshu
  • Due to his friend Darai Eshu
  • Who attempted to murder Alesh as he attained Solace
  • His bane is the Bloodsword Or'Esha
  • Knows the True Name of Lord Rafæt Yvarai
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Re: The Northern Archipelago of Tir Torigh

Postby Keith Fyans » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:03 pm

True Things about the Bloodsword Or'Esha:

  • It once had a blade of black obsidian
  • The pommel is a wolfs head
  • With ruby eyes
  • It was used by Darai Eshu
  • It was broken in the time of the Sorcerer-Kings
  • And was reforged of the Souls Silver and Hearts Gold by Aban Eshu
  • It will be the bane of Alesh Steele
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