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  • Terminus East

    You awaken on the shores of Vendricce with the taste of brine in your mouths. Talon is the first to rise, owing to the telltale buzzing of a Sending ritual in his skull. Delft's voice starts to speak in fragmented sentences in the warden's mind. Tried …

  • Interlude: A Gathering of Minds

    Somewhere in the world, a ship passes close to a scrub-brushed shore, weaving between looming stones that jut from the sea, some of them even higher than the vessel’s sails. Hazy clouds and sea spray fade the island into a foggy gray, but somehow the crew …

  • Obscurati

    Little is known about this secret society, save that they have designs on Flint, and appear to be building something in a facility located in the shadowy version of the city in the Bleak Gate. Many individuals working for this organization do so under …

  • Dossier

    *This dossier is official correspondence of His Majesty King Aodhan’s Royal Homeland Constabulary. By the powers of his office, the king has sealed this document, and any unauthorized individuals opening it shall come to the attention of the RHC. …

  • The Arboretum

    _Order nature so that it may be controlled like industry._ [[File:435197 | class=media-item-align-right | arboretum2.jpg]] Represented by the ghost of [[:reed-macbannin | Reed Macbannin]], the goal of the Arboretum is to increase the bounty of nature, …

  • Colossus

    _Grant godlike powers to the Ob to fix problems as they arise._ [[File:435233 | class=media-item-align-right | colossus.jpg]] [[:catherine-romana | Catherine Romana]], a descendant of a former queen of Risur, represents this faction. She believes …

  • Miller's Pyre

    _Increase empathy, reduce hypocrisy. Increase goodness and justice._ [[File:435238 | class=media-item-align-right | pyre.jpg]] The proposal’s name refers to the philosopher monk [[Philosophies | William Miller]] who, five centuries ago, wrote treatises …

  • Panarchists

    _Grant everyone "super-powers," making governments unnecessary._ [[File:435341 | class=media-item-align-right | panarchists.jpg]] [[:han-jierre | Han Jierre's]] Panarchists propose by far the most radical change of any major faction in the Convocation. …

  • Watchmakers

    _Eliminate free will and design a thousand-year destiny of prosperity for the world._ [[File:435350 | class=media-item-align-right | watchmakers.jpg]] The watchmakers are firm believers in the scientific method: propose a theory, hold an experiment, …

  • Obscurati Minor Factions

    While the five main factions held most of the attention at the Convocation, some smaller groups formed as well. None of these represent complete visions for the course of the world, but rather specific interests that can mesh with larger ideas. Think of …

  • Obscurati Radical Factions

    In the heated arguments nearing the end of the convocation, rumors and accusations ran freely, including the insinuation that many officers were part of these unofficial and rather radical movements. * *Amorals.* This highly philosophical faction …

  • Grand Design

    _This explanation was given by [[:han-jierre | Han Jierre]] as part of the welcome speech during the opening ceremonies of the Obscurati Convocation in Chapter 7, Schism._ h2. *Overview* Our organization, though …

  • MAP Proposal

    The compromise developed by Dame Constance Baden is now the Obscurati's new course for the world. The plan calls for a novel combination of planes to cater to the ideals of [[Miller's Pyre | Miller's Pyre]], [[The Arboretum | Arboretum]], and [[ …

  • Lya Jierre

    An ambitious tiefling in her late 20s, Lya is the niece of [[:han-jierre | Han Jierre]], the Sovereign of Danor (her father is Han’s brother). She graduated top of her class from the prestigious academy of war, the Jierre Sciens d’Arms, and many students …

  • Reed Macbannin

    A long-time player in Flint politics, Macbannin’s fascination with the history of Cauldron Hill led him to pursue the mayorship of The Nettles. He studied all manner of defensive magic, as well as a fair share of proscribed dark arts, in order to earn the …

  • Luc Jierre

    A socially awkward arcanoscientist, the constables aren't yet sure where Luc appears on the Jierre family tree. His sentences are almost constantly marred by nervous stutters, to the point where he seems much more comfortable conversing in sign language …

  • Bree (Brianne Kaldeckis)

    Brianne Kaldeckis ("Bree" to her friends) fought on Danor's side during the Fourth Yerasol war, and seems to have mixed feelings about Risur. On the one hand, she lost both her right arm and right leg to a jaguar, but on the other hand her life was then …

  • Ottavia Sacredote

    Ottavia is somewhat of a curiosity, being an elven woman of apparent importance in a predominantly human religious organization. Yet, there can be no mistaking the prominent geometric tattoos on her neck and arms, marking her as an oracle of the Clergy, …

  • Borne

    300 feet tall, built of adamantine, powered by a massive witchoil furnace... and bearing the mind of a simple child. Borne is the culmination of the Obscurati's plans in Flint, but the constables' appearance triggered a tantrum in the mighty construct, …

  • Leone Quital

    Leone's clothes and accent mark him as hailing from Crisilliyir, and he's demonstrated an ability to telekinetically manipulate iron and steel, though given his known involvement in the construction of Borne, it's possible his power may extend to …

  • Catherine Romana

    A former ally of then-Duchess [[:ethelyn | Ethelyn]], Catherine stridently opposes Danoran-inspired industries, and prefers to counter that new technology with arcane innovations. After the Fourth Yerasol War she got into trouble for harshly criticizing …

  • Livia Hatsfield

    Though nearly two hundred years old (well into middle-aged, for an elf), Livia only moved out of Risur’s rural forestlands twenty years ago, and she was only recruited to the Obscurati after [[:ethelyn | Duchess Ethelyn’s]] failed bid to seize control …

  • Kiov Hetman

    Drakr’s towers—impenetrable monoliths of stone or polished steel that dot the landscape and notably line the border with the Malice Lands—keep the chaotic energy of the Great Malice from reaching Drakr, and Kiov is one of the few who knows how. Hired …

  • Oscan Ligurio

    A lifetime of loyalty to [[Family | The Family]] crime syndicate earned Oscan a crooked nose and a twitchy demeanor. Loyalty is important, and so is honesty, so Oscan’s made sure he can fake those convincingly. He once earned a lifetime pardon for his …

  • Bruce McDruid

    Raised on McDruid Island just northeast of Risur, Bruce forsook his clan’s traditions, stole one of their ships, and became a pirate. There are dozens of small island nations and coastal kingdoms with no geopolitical clout, but with enough population to …

  • Xavier Sangria

    Xavier’s is the usual story of a kid whose parents were eaten by monsters, and who decided someone should really stop that kind of stuff from happening again. Thirty years ago he signed on as a bodyguard for some Ob scholars researching the magic in …

  • Nicodemus

    The origin of this individual can only be guessed at. At Terminus East, the constables glimpsed a man being injected with some strange substance, after which he completely changed his demeanor. This new personality introduced itself to [[:luc-jierre | Luc …

  • Erskine Haffkruger

    This dwarf environmental biologist was recruited to ensure that life can flourish under different planar alignments. He has blistering social awkwardness and a monotone voice, and is fascinated by the oddest things. He's currently rooming with Livia …

  • Cula Ravjahani

    Cula, despite not actually being an eladrin, wears all the fashions typical of an Elfaivaran native, and bears the symbology of Vekeshi mysticism. She claims to be a personal aide to [[:green_dress | Kasvarina Varal]], who apparently was one of the …

  • Merton Goncala

    Merton's specialty lies in the manipulation of sound waves, a feat he accomplishes through the use of an arcanoscientific staff that resembles a large tuning fork. He can amplify noise into a form of destructive resonance that can harm foes, but it's even …

  • Erdanen Torrance

    A young, idealistic half-elven politician; a native to Risur and a resident of Shale. He holds no major office yet, though his natural charisma has lent him the ear of several key figures in his region, and he might hold a promising political career even …

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