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Marisu / NotesHouseAffairs

Marisu's notes on the politics in Dryads Lair.

To Do:

  • Celestry:
    • Who were Ambassador Waverlyn's contacts in the Kayugan Church?
  • Silver:
  • Mage's Guild:
    • Who is the Necromancer?

Factions:

  • Prince (purple ribbon)
    • "Your Highness Prince Loplin of Terraguard"
      • Elderly man, seems to appreciate Branwyn's attitude, at least for now. Doesn't seem to have ambitions for the throne.
      • Holding a dance in Ambassador Branwyn's honor. Friendly?
      • Has a Court Mage. Rival of Mage Guild leader.
    • Lord Sam Hightower
      • "Adopted/Taken" from his natural parents and raised as son by Prince Loplin.
      • King doesn't want him involved in politics.
      • Very energetic young man. Seems excited by our lack of boringness.
  • Grand Celestry (orange ribbon)
    • Some in the Celestry were friendly with Ambassador Waverlyn. Whole Celestry, or just a faction?
  • City Council (brown ribbon)
    • 5 members of City Council (names?)
  • Sir Shelpin, exiled Knight of Drillian
    • Exiled for abusing a maid. Sent off by Indigo. Very unhappy.
  • Mage's Guild (black ribbon)
    • Midguard the Magnificent, Zimm
    • They are unhappy with being less influential than the Kayugan Church.
    • Magisterial Minister of Magic is leader of Guild. Rival of Court Mage.
    • Chapter of the Magnus Guild of Terraguard
    • "These mages are a persnickety lot." - Joseph Shortkin
    • Who is the Necromancer?
  • Silver Family (silver ribbon)
    • Powerful family
    • Very secretive
    • Suggested visiting north of the wall, or Tumbledown.
      • From these suggestions, it sounds like he was pointing us to potential adventures he thinks we might enjoy. Or, he's trying to get rid of us, considering no one has come back from Tumbledown after the mound was opened.
    • Wants a meeting place in the Mist for the Order of Purity. 6 people, 1 week. He seemed nervous when he mentioned the name of the group.
  • Bowl of Winds lady
    • "The bowl of winds has more to deliver"
    • Mistress Erindale, of the Temple of Air and Light
    • Traveled to Dryads Lair by airship, but arrived as normal watership to avoid attention.
    • Wants help signing a treaty with Dukedom of Domville for trade rights
      • Domville will only trust representative of Kayugan Church to sign.
      • Tristan and up to 3 more people will go.
      • Take no metal, trip will be by airship.
  • Blackwater delegation
  • Order of Purity
    • Older than Kayugan church.
    • Associated with Silver family.
      • Silver seemed nervous when he mentioned the name of the group.
    • Philippe doesn't know of them
    • They want a meeting place in the Mist for 6 people for 1 week. They cannot be scried on there. What do they have to hide?
  • Drillian Embassy
    • Former Ambassadors:
      • Master Crinkin
      • Mistress Waverlyn
        • Fostered Kayugan Church's crusade against the Greeks to distract attention from Drillian.
    • Phillipe
    • Atribella
    • Joseph Shortkin
      • Has some magic ability, to cover his arm with flame.
      • Self-taught, with help from a wise-woman in his home village.
      • Cannot read.
      • Traveled with gypsies as a child. Stayed near a place with vineyards.
      • Apprenticed to pirates for a year, then wound up in Dryads Lair.