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Scelt is a Territory in turmoil and peace is tenuously held together by the Sceltic Queens. Rivalry between the Clans errupted into horror for the Territory that resulted in many dead, on both sides, and culimated in Clan Sheane being outlawed in the Territory. Further troubles plague the Territory in a variety of manners - Landen villages are raided, Courts are attacked, and no one seems to be safe.
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Author Topic: The Hourglass Coven in Scelt  (Read 1699 times)

Description: Plot & Culture of Scelt's Black Widows

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The Hourglass Coven in Scelt
« on: May 29, 12, 10:07:10 AM »
The Hourglass Coven in Scelt
The plot and culture of Scelt's Black Widows


The history of the Black Widows in Scelt is littered with limited knowledge. For as long as memory and chronicles serve there have been a distinct lack of Black Widows within the Territory; the rarity of the caste has made them significantly more feared than normal. The Territory views them as highly dangerous, mysterious and a force to be feared. No historian had been able to pin point a time where Black Widows flourished in the Territory. Though the most recent memory is linked to the Queen’s assassination facilitated by the Black Widows 5,000 years ago.

The Coven in Scelt has maintained their shroud of mystery. In doing so they have widened the chasm between themselves and the Territory but continuing to stand away from it. The perception of the Territory has not budged in hundreds of years from fear and paranoia towards the Coven and the Black Widows. The Coven has become an entity unto itself.

Natural Black Widows born in Scelt will usually either fall to the Coven or leave the Territory to seek training elsewhere.

In 186 AP the Queen of Scelt, Loreniel Killan, uncovered the heinous past and history of the Black Widows in Scelt. Hundreds of thousands of years ago Scelt's Priestesses led a persecution against the Black Widows, claiming that the Black Widows bastardized the religion with their games of shadows and deception. On a site in southern Scelt the Priestess performed Ritual Craft and spilled the Blood of hundreds of Black Widows that she had rounded up. The ritual, the High Priestess claimed, was meant to breathe life back into Scelt, life that the Widows had stolen from the Territory. The site in Southern Scelt where this atrocity occurred was uncovered and a monument built to the memories of the Black Widows who had suffered and been persecuted. Time will uncover other such sites where atrocities were committed against the Black Widows; little is known of that period in Scelt's far history but it is known that Black Widow blood was spilled on stone or they were burned alive to purify their souls.
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The Coven, over time, has become dark and twisted due to their continued persecution within Scelt. Armed with the knowledge of the ancient sacrificial ritual led by the Priestesses thousands and thousands of years ago they are now motivated by ancient revenge and a desire to regain power in Scelt. They no longer will accept cowering to the masses and want to be restored to their ancient beauty and power. They have developed a small underground movement against Scelt and the tyranny of oppression.

The Court Seer and Head of the Hourglass who sit in the Territory Court are figureheads for the movement. The true leader is a zealotous woman who commands the Coven from the shadows. She is well known for her powerful visions and dreams and the Black Widows have become empowered by her prophetic voice and promise of a stronger future. Though the Queen of Scelt, Loreniel Killan, is a Black Widow as well she received no training from the Coven and has had limited connection with them to date.

























 

 

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