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Author Topic: Territory Summaries  (Read 376 times)

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Territory Summaries
« on: Feb 27, 17, 10:44:48 PM »
Territory Plot Summaries
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AskaviChaillotDena NeheleDhemlanHayllPruulRaejShaladorTacea

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Re: Territory Plot Summaries
« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 17, 10:45:01 PM »
Terreille


Plot Lead Character #1:
Illyrian Kriat
Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Queen
PLAYED BY NICOLE
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Plot Lead Character #2:
Drakkar Estaroth
Blood Opal Warlord Prince
PLAYED BY GAVIN


Territory Plot Summary:

Askavi is ruled by Illyrian Kriat, a Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Queen played by Nicole.

The Court with Two Hearts is no more and Askavi is more divided than ever.

Lady Gillian Yataskaya, Sister Queen to Illyrian Kriat, has vanished without a trace. In her place has risen a warmonger bound to Illyrian by tragedy. Warlord Prince Drakkar Estaroth has rejected Illyrian’s calls for peace and seeks a return to the days of the war machine that allowed the Eyriens to conquer the whole of Terreille. Backed by the War Camps that still train young males to fight and conquer their world, Drakkar’s rage against Hayll and the other Territories knows no bounds.

He will burn Terreille to ashes if it means Askavi's survival.

Envoys were sent to Hayll to inform their former enemies that restitution payments will cease in favor of trade agreements and alliances. Askavi's Court was cautious but optimistic that after a thousand years of war, they might forge a different path for their peoples. Hayll’s return of their warriors' wings was a clear message:

There will be no peace.

Meanwhile, the savage and mysterious Jhinka have grown more intelligent and strategic in their attacks on the eyries and Landen villages alike, leading to unrest and anger between the Blood and the people they were charged to protect.

War is coming to Askavi, Terreille.

The only question is whether that war will come from outside the territory...or from within.

Cultural Reference: Siberia & elements of Viking culture

NATIVE COLORING:
Straight black hair • Golden skin • Golden eyes • No facial hair • Mebranous black wings

More Askavi Territory information can be found here.

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Chaillot is currently UNDER PETITION.

Existing characters may be played, but new character creation is temporarily suspended until the current Succession Petition is completed and ratified.




Plot Lead Character:
Etienne Roux
White to Rose Warlord Prince
PLAYED BY PLOT COUNCIL

Territory Plot Summary:

Chaillot is ruled by Etienne Roux, White to Rose Warlord Prince. (NPC)

A poisonous plague threatened the people of Chaillot from within their own borders, gripping not the body nor the mind, but the very soul of her people. The depths of the Darkness granted power were not trusted, and the further one resided in the abyss the more dangerous they were. The beloved Queen Aravice Laurent established the Dark Haven, a place to house those who were so dangerous to themselves and those they loved. Many were helped behind those walls, but many were unable to be helped as well. When the Queen of Chaillot was murdered by one of these dark jewels, the people were in a panic. Fear was almost palpable throughout the territory, and the distrust for those who held dark jewels increased tenfold. This is when Etienne Roux stepped up to take control of the Territory. Though there were Queens present and capable, with a show of force to stop those who stood in his way and direction for his land, Etienne gained the support of the remaining Queens and was placed on the Territory Seat of Chaillot.

The death of two Queens in a peaceful Territory such as Chaillot was something of true note. Many people looked towards the Dark Jewels responsible with absolute terror, despite how quickly they were becoming a part of everyday life in Chaillot again. Collars and leashes that represented the constraint of that power were becoming commonplace, except in the smallest and most outlying of villages, the power and command necessary to control that much raw power without succumbing to the instability themselves is something to inspire great awe, yet also great fear. A Territory of facade and image, the cities are flourishing, especially those visited by foreigners, yet beneath the surface the people are wasting away in fear and anger. They are furious that their Queens are dead, while others are beginning to appreciate the safety and security of their territory with the Dark Jewels now adding their strength to Chaillot - especially as there are even more rumors of the destruction that could come from the other territories - rumors spread throughout the territory whether in novels or pamphlets, or plays and pieces of art. In the midst of it all, Etienne Roux sits on a golden throne of such beautiful design that its equal cannot be found elsewhere in Terreille, the outward appearance of such wealth and opulence enough of a show for any visitors from other Territories. Inwardly, however, the man is preparing for war. One hand is extended in friendship to his neighbors, but the other lies in wait holding tightly to the gold leash that represents his power.

Meanwhile the Landen have their own struggles. Separate from the Blood and their Court system, they have developed their own government, spirituality, and livelihoods away from their once overseers. No longer do they tithe for protection, and they are growing incredibly wealthy in their own right. The Territory Court has always looked over at the Landen with greed in their eyes, desirous of those funds, and many methods have been employed to regain that. Recently, it has been the purposeful hijacking of Landen vessels to drive them back into the protection of the Court, however it has yet to do so. Etienne has set up a meeting with the Landen spokesman, Emerin - together the two will meet as equals, but can two different peoples who share the same land ever see eye to eye as complete equals? Or is there always another hand waiting to descend?

Cultural Reference: France

NATIVE COLORING:
Fair skin • Fair hair (but not ice blonde) • Blue or brown eyes

More Chaillot Territory information can be found here.


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Plot Lead Character:
Rilandra Vlas
Rose to Opal Queen
PLAYED BY PHEDRE

Territory Plot Summary:

Dena Nehele is ruled by Rilandra Vlas, Rose to Opal Queen played by Phedre

The Purge left the Blood of Dena Nehele devastated. Over time, the precious pure bloodlines the Aristos cared about so desperately grew diluted by the very Landen who had been their salvation. Not seeing this as a gift, but rather as a taint, the Aristos grew even more reclusive, discriminating not only against the Landen who had, for a short time, been allies, but against any Blood who did not have absolutely pure Blood. This divided the land, creating a devastating divide between the rich and poor, with no middle ground.

Through this strife a new power grew: the Guilds of the Myos, Shaos, and Jacks.  Each Guild answers to the Guild Master, who, though his identity is not known, holds vast amounts of power and knowledge within the Territory.  By his hand, Darcia Glassade rose to the Territory Seat, but he was betrayed by his own Guildsman who kidnapped the Queen.

With the full force of the Guilds at her back, Rilandra Vlas seized the Territory Throne of Dena Nehele. The common born Province Queen now owes allegiance to the Master of the Guilds for his assistance in both securing the throne and securing Darcia Glassade's continual safety. Trapped between the demands of the Guilds and the demands of the Aristos, Riley is struggling to rule, finding the palace more of a cage than she could have dreamed possible. 

Cultural Reference: Romania

NATIVE COLORING:
Fair skin • Brunette hair, light to dark, can be curly • Strong bone structure

More Dena Nehele Territory information can be found here.

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Dhemlan in Terreille is currently UNDER PETITION.

Existing characters may be played, but new character creation is temporarily suspended until the current Succession Petition is completed and ratified.




Plot Lead Character:
Savion Euskara
Blood Opal Warlord Prince
PLAYED BY PLOT COUNCIL

Territory Plot Summary:

Dhemlan in Terreille is ruled by Savion Euskara, Blood Opal to Broken Red Warlord Prince. (NPC)

Hit just as hard as the rest of the long-lived Territories, Dhemlan has yet to bounce back from the Purge. Their aristo class has been decimated and there are altogether too few Queens to keep the land healthy or stable. With the Landens not only more populous than in any other Territory, but also more politically integrated, the Blood have lost the power to rule unquestioned as ancient political structures come home to roost.

Famine, drought, and impoverishment have had their way with Dhemlan, but it is not the Purge they hold accountable. Even now they worship Witch, the Black Jeweled Queen who freed them from Eyrien rule. Bureaucratic by nature and proud to a fault, their honor has become strained in the quest for survival. The balance of power between Isadora Diamente, Queen of Atholi Province, and Savion Euskara, Warlord Prince of Dhemlan, is set to shift as the graduation of the present class of Dhemlan Academy looms and foreign Queens flock to Dhemlan for protection.

Dhemlan may be struggling, but her people are too proud to fail.

Cultural Reference: Spain

NATIVE COLORING:
Straight, black hair • Golden skin • Golden eyes • No facial hair

More Dhemlan, Terreille Territory information can be found here.


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Plot Lead Character #1:
Terzo Ortona
Summer Sky to Opal Warlord Prince
PLAYED BY DANI
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Plot Lead Character #2:
Quinlan Chase
Rose to Opal Black Widow Warlord
PLAYED BY phinn


Territory Plot Summary:

Hayll is ruled by Sabine Vincentius, a Rose to Purple Dusk Queen. (NPC)

Though Hayll’s Queen Sabine Vincentus has ruled for a number of years under the steady hand of the Senate’s Consul, Nero Augustus, a festering wound of Hayll’s is about to pop. Corruption has long held sway in the Senate of Hayll, where the Hundred Families guide Hayll with little care for interests beyond their own. Middle and lower class men and women have been offered naught but the table scraps of the Hundred Families, whose concerns for the purity of their renowned bloodlines leave their lower class brethren in the cold.

Fueled by the same outrage and determination that has been festering in the people, Terzo Ortona has risen up to lead his fellow commoners into a revolution. They named it the Opus Populi, “the work of the people”. In the trenches of Hayll, the Opus Populi is a resounding cry for action. But without people though there can be no action. Commoners, Landen, Jeweless Blood and any not lucky enough to be born into one of the 100 Families are being called to join. In the Opus Populi, there is no discrimination against those with “tainted” bloodlines, those slaves from other Territories, nor those disillusioned and downtrodden.

In the shadows lurks an even more dangerous force: the Tenebrosi Iarvis, a secret society made up of only the most dedicated, most dangerous men and women in Hayll. Their goal is simple: assure Hayll’s dominance over Terreille. In the midst of the current revolution, they work to rebuild Hayll into a greater, grander purpose. Using Black Widow Webs and deadly precision, they have replaced Nero Augustus with one of their own operatives. Quinlan Chase has assumed the guise of the Consul and now rules Hayll from behind Sabine’s throne, not towards the Hundred Families’ goals, but towards the goals of the Tenebrosi Iarvis.

Between the uprising of the common people, the dark and far-reaching tendrils of the Tenebrosi Iarvis, and the Senate’s dangerous game with pushing a war Askavi, Hayll is unsettled in a way it hasn’t been since the Great War.

Just which side a person falls on is all up to them. Greed or freedom? Order or chaos? War or Revolution?


Cultural Reference: Rome

NATIVE COLORING:
Straight black hair • Golden skin • Golden eyes • No facial hair

More Hayll Territory information can be found here.

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Plot Lead Character:
Lucky al Izar
Purple Dusk to Sapphire Warlord Prince
PLAYED BY KENNA

Territory Plot Summary:

Pruul is ruled by Adramelech al-Sabbah, Summer Sky to Blood Opal Black Widow Prince (NPC)

Adramelech al-Sabbah, the leader of the Sabbah Clan, now stands as Grand Prince of Pruul, his rule legitimized by the presence of Ghanima al-Izar, a Rose Birthright Queen from the mines. With the disappearance of Lady Saiph al-Kaid and her Dark court, there are none who stand in his way; with no mitigating influence, none capable of holding his leash or pulling him back to sanity, he slowly turns Pruul into a land where only the Sabbah can survive. The only choke chain on his influence could be the six Mineborn that accompanied the Queen out of the darkness.

They hold the key to a great prophecy within Pruul, one that has been seen in Widows’ webs for nearly two decades: the rains that could end the Great Drought. Such a prophecy will irrevocably alter the landscape of Pruul, but change does not come easy to the desert territory. Tribes are aligning against the seven supposed prophets of Pruul and a radical group called the Order of Tohm is rising to power on the back of propaganda and violence. Sandworms, vicious worms that travel through the deep desert, are attacking major cities and tribes. The Mineborn might have a prodigious destiny to bring the rains, but water is not all that Pruul needs to flourish.

They must find a way to unify a territory that they themselves have fractured.

Cultural Reference: Persian

NATIVE COLORING:
Dark skin • Brown eyes • Also, see Pruulian Norms

More Pruul Territory information can be found here.


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Plot Lead Character:
Odji Khaldun
Summer Sky to Blood Opal Priest Warlord Prince
PLAYED BY DANI

Territory Plot Summary:

Raej is ruled by Odji Khaldun, a Summer Sky to Blood Opal Priest Warlord Prince played by Dani

Blood stains the banks of the Vaal. The life giving river flows ever to the east but now Blood and Landen have seen death on each side of the silent battlefield. Tensions rise between the two races, Blood skeptical and uneasy around the dominating number of Landen and Landen regarding the Blood with tension and uncertainty, each side waiting for another to make a move. With the public execution of a single Landen man for his guilt in murdering a Blood family Raej has moved into a new era: fear.

Odji Khaldun, ruler and High Priest of Raej may just be the man to make the move to tip Raej’s scales even further. The HIgh Priest holds a secret close to him, known only to few; he believes the Landen to be the death of the Blood and will go to any extreme to bring their numbers within controllable limits again. The name Hylia still strikes fear in the hearts of the Blood, the reminder that a Landen mob can kill even the Queen of Raej. Odji has not forgotten the Landen power as he sets up the pieces of his dangerous game.

Raej is burning under the desert sun in danger of burning itself alive should civil war erupt.

Cultural Reference: Egypt

NATIVE COLORING:
Dark skin • Brown eyes

More Raej Territory information can be found here.


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Plot Lead Character:
Izel Itza
Green to Gray Black Widow
PLAYED BY DANI

Territory Plot Summary:

Shalador is ruled by the Guardians of Shalador: Izel Itza, Tezcacoatl Hueman, Karana Marzena, and Atlaua Chimal.

The Black Widows of Shalador had called their visions, portents of darkness, the Darkest Days. Now, with the capital of Shalador fallen and the first of three mighty volcanoes having erupted, the Widows had proclaimed the truth for all. The Darkest Days are upon Shalador.

As if to lead credence to their birth order, the volcano named the Eldest Sister erupted at the center of Shalador’s Heart, Atzlan. The Black Queen Erisian, the High Priestess Rian and much of the Queen’s Court marched to the volcano in an effort to save the city. Though thousands escaped with their lives, the Black Queen and her Court have not returned.

Now, four people have stepped forward to guide Shalador out of the Darkness. They call themselves the Guardians of Shalador. Three of the members hail from the dangerous but far-sighted Black Widow groups. The fourth is the last surviving member of the Council of Seven, after the other six were murdered mysteriously.

Visions hint at clues at what will stop the Middle and Youngest Sister from erupting. Already the other two huge volcanoes threaten to explode. Farmers decry the ash in the air of the Eldest Sister as crops begin to wither in the fields. Clans bicker and continue their wars amidst the chaos of a Territory without a Queen. The forest is afire and it is not merely from the volcanoes within her breast.

The greatest seers of Shalador have a dire warning though: if the Sisters are not put to slumber anew, the great Territory will crumble under the weight of Mother Night’s fury. 

Cultural Reference: Aztec

NATIVE COLORING:
Dark skin • Green or Brown Eyes

More Shalador Territory information can be found here.


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Tacea is currently SOFT CLOSED.

Existing characters may be played, but new character creation is temporarily suspended until the Territory is petitioned by a new Plot Leader.


Plot Lead Character:
Ishiyo no Izayoi
Opal to Red Queen
PLAYED BY CARYN

Territory Plot Summary:

Tacea is ruled by Ishiyo no Izayoi, Opal to Red Queen played by Caryn

The Great Cycle of Life is full of endings and beginnings; life and death struggling for supremacy. Without these forces, stagnation reigns. But because of death, Tacea faces more change to the lives of its people than it has seen since Witch herself.

With the eruption of two of Tacea's 48 volcanoes, ash and fire have breached the serenity of Tacea and required the breaking of their long isolation. The land had settled with the release of pressure, but its more sensitive Queens warn of continued rymbles as Tacea's Healers race to deal with the survivors as ash targets vulnerable lungs from within. The Ebon Gray Healer Queen Yuki Natsuhana has left her throne to search foreign shores for secrets hinted at in the recently-discovered hidden shrine at Black Immortal and save Tacea.

The Red Queen Ishiyo no Izayoi has risen to succeed her and keep Tacea running with the grace and honor it has always shown. Here, where the feminine is not just divine, but in all ways the power, women lead and rule both armies and clans. Warrior families are tightly wound, having lost their purpose; merchants and less savory characters exploit the growth of a people that has outpaced their infrastructure and seek to take advantage of opened borders, Worse, that opened border is a two-way street. Only time will tell what awaits Tacea in the wider Realm.

Ishiyo stands as guardian of a proud and honorable people with a time-honored tradition of artistry and martial prowess. In this time of change, anyone can rise to the top and anyone can fall to dishonor. Like the sleeping fire mountains that litter the land, Tacea is a breath away from either failure or prosperity.

Cultural Reference: Japan

NATIVE COLORING:
Fair to medium skin tones • Brown eyes are most common • Brown or black hair

More Tacea Territory information can be found here.
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Re: Territory Plot Summaries
« Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 17, 08:53:57 PM »
Kaeleer




Plot Lead Character:
Gale Galoneth
Purple Dusk to Opal Queen
PLAYED BY NICOLE

Territory Plot Summary:

Dea al Mon is ruled by Gale Galoneth, Purple Dusk to Opal Queen, played by Nicole.

For thousands of years the Dea al Mon have stood between the whole of Kaeleer and the Closed Territories of the Kindred. The wild, proud, and feral Children of the Ebon Wood have been both vigilant and aloof as they toil their political rivalries against one another for centuries. But a mysterious disease known as the Waste that plagues the Dea al Mon has made the proud people desperate, and their tried and tested methods have failed them. Gale Galoneth, Queen of Dea al Mon for the last thirty years, has opened the borders of the Ebon Wood in a bid to bring in outside help.

Three seekers, placed under a geas by Lady Gale, search the whole of Kaeleer for talented Priestesses who might hold the key to solving the Waste and curing eleven of Lady Gale's twelve daughters. To the seeker who would be successful, Gale promises her uninfected daughter's hand in marriage, and a place as the First Escort of all of Dea al Mon.

But while Lady Gale offers invitations to the envoys of other Territories, Blade Amdir, her current First Escort, makes his own plans for solving the Waste without the help of outside interlopers. The Ebon Guard and the Red Cloaks steel themselves against the ravenous Brood of the True Born who are slowly but surely taking over the whole of the Territory.

And in the Dark Forest of Morwuud, Genesis Gil-Gannus, the Broodmother, works earnestly to uncover an ancient and terrible secret that will change Dea al Mon and indeed, all of Kaeleer, forever.

Cultural Reference: Black Forest

NATIVE COLORING:
Fair skin • Blue eyes • Pointed ears • Silver-blonde hair for aristocrats, up to medium brown for others

More Dea al Mon Territory information can be found here.

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Plot Lead Character:
Rheava Evesham
Purple Dusk Queen
PLAYED BY JAMIE

Territory Plot Summary:

Dharo is ruled by Rheava Evesham, Purple Dusk to Broken Sapphire Queen, played by Jamie.

Dharo's political waters have always been the defining feature of this Kaeleer Territory. Like the ocean tide the political waters of Dharo has given and taken from each of its Queens since the Purge without prejudice. The peace between the Landens and the Blood within Dharo is balanced upon a precarious perch. And in the District of Westwood there are quiet whispers emerging of a resurgence of Cymrean loyalties.

The current Queen has been spending the last decade putting the Territory to rights following the destructive rule of the former Queen. There has been a shift in focus for the Territory from rebuilding their lives, reclaiming their infrastructure from the Landens, and re-asserting their power across the Territory, their mercantile exports and their crop harvests.

Politics is the motivation of all decisions and alliances in Dharo. Each Queen has a sizeable army of spies at their finger tips and the Territory's greatest commodity are secrets and knowledge. The small District of Westwood threatens rebellion as they seek to reclaim a heritage that has long since been forcibly suppressed. And political masterminds move their pawns from the shadows of the Territory.

The Territory Court is plagued by a menace hell bent on making life for the Queen and her Court a living hell. Dharo is also known for its complex network of Spies; and in particular an elite and ancient society called the Rampart Club. All of these elements make for a truly high level of intrigue throughout the Territory.

Cultural Reference: England

NATIVE COLORING:
Fair skin, freckles in the sun • Fair hair, brunette hair, red hair, can be curly • Common eye colors are blue and brown

More Dharo Territory information can be found here.

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Plot Lead Character:
Teoda Araneina
Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Queen
PLAYED BY PHINN

Territory Plot Summary:

Dhemlan in Kaeleer is ruled by Teoda Araneina, Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Queen, played by phinn.

Dhemlan, Kaeleer has slowly become a land divided. Blessed with an abundance of everything and anything the Realms of the Blood could offer, the Blood of Dhemlan have become increasingly entitled and self-serving, and the Landen have become increasingly ill-treated and abused. The corruption and oppression that Witch’s Purge wiped out in so much of the rest of the Realms was thwarted in its work by the well-meaning sacrifice of the territory’s Ebon Gray Queen. Mitra Sa Roya lost her jewels and much of her family and court while defending Dhemlan, but it was the price she paid for saving the better part of her territory from the destruction of Witch’s judgment against them. As such, the corruption here has only intensified. In particular, the tension between the Landen and the Blood who were meant to care for them is close to reaching a boiling point. The Landen Council is currently biding its time and watching the skies, but only a fool would think them idle.

In the midst of this turmoil, Province Queen Teoda Araneina stormed the capital palace in Amdarh, and exposed for all the Territory the farce perpetuated by the Territory Court: Mitra sa Roya had disappeared some time ago, and a shadow Queen, moved about by the Black Widows of the Coven, had been ruling in her stead. With the Coven shamed and Mitra's old court decimated, Teoda has begun to rebuild. Her path is a dangerous one; not only are the disgraced Black Widows intent on revenge, but every other faction in Dhemlan has just been reminded that the throne can belong to anyone, given enough blood spilled.

Cultural Reference: Spain

NATIVE COLORING:
Straight, black hair • Golden skin • Golden eyes • No natural facial hair • Cosmetic "Traitor Beards" not uncommon

More Dhemlan, Kaeleer Territory information can be found here.

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Plot Lead Character:
Aksel Winterton
Sapphire to Ebon Gray Black Widow Prince
PLAYED BY NICOLE

Territory Plot Summary:

Glacia is ruled by Elisif Brenden, Green to Gray Black Widow Priestess Queen played by phinn.

Beneath the frozen façade of Kaeleer’s Star brews the poison of fervent religiosity and hate.  More than any other territory in Kaeleer, Glacia is home to the highest ratios of the Dark Jeweled of the Blood.  Here the land is revered as Mother Night. Deep in caverns underground and within the heart of the Kaarme mountains Queens and their Inner Triangles are performing ancient rites that have turned the Mother’s attention to Glacia and brought the Darkness’s blessings to the frozen territory.   Here, where the cold should be sapping the fertility of the ground, the Dark Jeweled hold the reins of jewel powers clutched hard in their hands.

The Light Jeweled of Glacia have been abandoned by Mother Night. Their inner weaknesses have manifested in an inability to gain depth in the Abyss.  It is left up to the Dark Jeweled to control that inherent deficit in those who wear light jewels.

Elisif Brenden, Glacia's thrice-blessed-Queen has begun her final answer to the problem of those wearing light jeweled, those who need to be redeemed. Collars are beginning to sweep the territory, from court to court and spreading out like weeds growing into every family, every institution, binding all Glacians by Control Rings or Obedience Collars.  From involuntary work camps to denied caste training, the light jeweled of Glacia will earn their redemption, even if it means being returned to the Darkness by the Queen herself.

But even a Gray jeweled Black Widow Priestess Queen cannot control everything, and the smuggling trade in Glacia has hit unparalleled numbers. More people than ever are being smuggled out, earning the Queen's ire and a payment too difficult to pay when and if they're caught.

Cultural Reference: Finland

NATIVE COLORING:
Fair skin • Blue eyes are most common • Blonde hair

Further Glacia Territory Information may be found here.

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Plot Lead Character:
Ambala Dhawan
Landen Female
PLAYED BY CARYN

Territory Plot Summary:

Nharkava is a protectorate of Glacia, and is currently ruled by Maarika Sydan, Rose to Opal Black Widow Queen played by phinn.

While Nharkava died slowly from Queens too few to cure the land, Glacia’s Queen at the time, one Isyviel Valenkos, refused to stand it. She came into Nharkava with one demand, submit or be forced to submit. Already devastated by the Purge and slowest of the short-lived Territories to rebound, the Queen of Nharkava had little choice but to fall under Glacia’s long shadow. And so did Nharkava’s unrest began.

Glacia named itself the protector of Nharkava and began to Heal the land. With that lushness returned slowly to the land, but so did Glacia feed to the Territory Court its dark teachings. Dark Jewels were meant to rule, Light Jeweled to serve. Slowly the winds of change came and so did shift the Territory Court. Where generations of families had worked the land of their heritage suddenly they were forced subservient to a new Dark Jeweled owners. Men and women saw their land and heart taken but the Territory Court and given to Dark Jewels by merit of power alone.

Landens fared better in the north where Glacians respected them and began to teach that to the native Nharkavians. Still, the long decades of abuse by the Blood were not easily forgotten by all.

In the South, where Glacia’s shadow had yet to touch, abuse of Landens remains as it was nearly before the Purge. Cattle or free labor, men and women to be used and abused by their Blood counterparts, the disease is rampant. Some Blood woke up from the Purge but Nharkava’s pride, found in all the men and women, created a crutch for those to act as if the Purge had been nothing but a nuisance. It was there the Rebellion started, it was there a single Landen who claimed to hear the voice of her Landen god, sparked the unease into a building inferno, a Rebellion.

Yet, rebellions are not grown overnight and there are still key components missing. Landens flock to the banner of the Rebellion and Blood, in lesser numbers, seek out the inspired message at the heart of the movement. That message is strong, a warning for Glacia, the Territory Court of Nharkava, and the whole realm. There will be equality for everyone, Blood or Landen, or there will be death.

Cultural Reference: India

NATIVE COLORING:
Medium to dark skin tones • Brown eyes

Further Nharkava Territory Information may be found here.


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Plot Lead Character:
Jonothan Harmaa
Purple Dusk to Green Warlord
PLAYED BY DASH

Territory Plot Summary:

Little Terreille is ruled by Amerys Tiernan, White to Tiger Eye Queen played by Idariel.

For a time Little Terreille was openly ruled by men. Logain Morr, the former Steward of the Territory, had put a slave collar on the Queen he served and paraded her around like a pet dog. Morr shaped the cosmopolitan Territory into his image and none challenged the Red Warlord Prince.

But that has changed.

Lord Black, a mysterious Black Jeweled man has destroyed Morr's court and torn down his rule. Now Amerys Tiernan, a young Tiger-Eye Queen, rules Little Terreille after being put onto the Territory Seat by this mysterious Dark Jeweled man. Amerys Tiernan tries to heal the wounds that have plagued the Territory and tries to unite them and restablish proper rule.

But male rule hasn't vanished from Little Terreille. Now it just rules from the shadows of Amerys's Court.

Cultural Reference: Hodge podge/Trading post/melting pot

NATIVE COLORING:
Because of Little Terreille's melting-pot nature, there is no real common look which represents the Territory. Medium skin tones, brown hair and brown eyes are most common.

More Little Terreille Territory information can be found here.

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Plot Lead Character:
Kalvar Elbremov
Red to Black Prince
PLAYED BY DASH

Territory Plot Summary:

Rihland is ruled by Kalvar Elbremov, Red to Black Prince played by Dash

The short-lived Rihlanders have long been second class citizens in their own homeland. Kalvar Elbremov, a Black Jeweled half-breed, destroyed the bulk of the Eyrien occupying force and has given back the Territory to the Rihlanders -- under his rule. Now a people who have not ruled themselves in generations begin to reconnect to their culture and their ways of life. The Eyriens nurse their wounds and plot revenge, and the Glacians who have fed their own subjugation build alongside the Rihlanders who now govern them. Despite their differences all three peoples rest under the shadow of Ebon Varos, where their distant, godlike ruler decides the direction of the Territory.

Cultural Reference: Denmark & elements of Norse culture

NATIVE COLORING:
Medium skin tones • Blue, Grey, Green eyes common • Light Brunette and dark blonde hair most common • Most adult Rihlander males wear beards • Rihlander/Glacian and Rhilander/Eyrien mixed blood is common

More Rihland Territory information can be found here.

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Plot Lead Character:
Loreniel Killan
Opal to Sapphire Black Widow Queen
PLAYED BY JAMIE

Territory Plot Summary:

Scelt is ruled by Loreniel Killain, Opal to Sapphire Queen played by Jamie.

Scelt is a Territory in turmoil and facing many hardships throughout its rugged landscape. The dynastic ruling of the line of Killan Queens has remained intact despite the violent attempts by the Sheane Clan to wrest that power away from the Killan Clan and their allies. The power struggle between the two mighty Clans came to a violent end only a few years ago when the Queen, Loreniel Killan, destroyed the entirety of the Sheane Court. When the Sheanes retaliated against the Killans and killed Daveil Killan, the elderly Queen who had once ruled the Territory, the Sheane Clan was outlawed, seemingly putting an end to the centuries old feud.

The Sheanes, despite their outlawed status, seem intent to continue to cause problems within Scelt. New powers have risen in the Clan ranks to fill the gap in power, and the Queens are desperate in their attempts to achieve peace in the Provinces and Districts at large. And in the shadows another danger lurks for the Queen and Sceltic people alike. The Black Widows, a repressed caste within the island Territory, are preparing to do battle against their oppressors. For too many years they have suffered in silence but with their unique and deadly craft as their only ally they intend to make Scelt pay for their suffering.

Cultural Reference: Ireland/Scotland

NATIVE COLORING:
Fair skin • Freckles are common • Blue or green eyes most common • Red, light brunette, and blonde hair most common
More Scelt Territory information can be found here.
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