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The Ker'Lacht Lineage

Summary

The Ker'Lachts are one of the three most powerful families on Toth. Out of all the families in the oligarchy, this one is strange in that they don't regularly practice necromancy.

Members

Onia

Onia flew threw her enhancement ceremony with ease, up until her final ritual somehow went horribly wrong. She was given off to an influential Pitlord, before she eventually cut his throat while he slept, and escaped back to Jaern. She is currently the head of the Ker'Lacht household.

Sithrus

Sithrus was tossed into a vat of teresium at a young age, and, well, let's just say it didn't go too well for him. He's now completely insane, and on a violent quest to get revenge on his family and anybody else who wronged him.

Deceased Members

Troghein

Troghein was the head of the Ker'Lacht household until 06/04/10072, when he was publicly killed by his son, Sithrus Ker'Lacht. He was a quiet and serious individual, with a reputation for cruel leanings and a short temper. He publicly eviscerated several of his enemies, and had no particular care for public relations. He was missing an eye, and sported a nasty scar covering one side of his face.

Specialties

Demonic Pacts

While most other families prefer to use necromancy to obtain their power, members of the Ker'Lacht family actually resort to demonic magics, signing pacts with demons to infuse themselves with power. Most family members begin their “enhancement” at the age of 7, where they are possessed by a demon for 24 hours, during which the demon works to expand the child's magical potential. This continues with several other dark rituals and magical procedures, which continue on until they reach the age of 14. This grants them several abnormal magical abilities, and makes them some of the most dangerous oligarchs to face in one-on-one combat. However, as a drawback, these procedures are extremely risky, and about 25% of the children fail the procedure, often with horrendous side effects; children who fail are “donated” to the demons.

Human Trafficking

In order to maintain their demonic obligations, the Ker'Lacht family needs to obtain a steady supply of sacrifices. A large portion of the usual “missing persons” cases that occur in the city can probably be attributed to the Ker'Lachts' need of slaves and souls.

Slavery

Whilst the actual family doesn't dabble too much into necromancy to bolster their legions, they can summon up sturdy, strong, and unintelligible undead, which are sold or rented out to complete menial or potentially dangerous labor. Since the Ker'Lachts needed to learn how to appease their demonic allies with sacrifices, they have plied their skills of abduction to make a reasonable living off of the underground slave trade. In fact, most of the Ker'Lacht treasury is kept filled via the sale and trafficking of both living and undead thralls. Additionally, the family also frequently restocks their goods from the city prison. Most of the other families don't love that the Ker'Lachts are making money using the prison, but they don't exactly like paying to maintain the guard's salary, so they let it slide.

Minions

Depending on the experience and power of the individual, members of the Ker'Lacht family can have access to a variety of underlings. Some of the minions that you may typically find are:

  • Demon Spawn (All “fully enhanced” members)
  • Imps (Experienced, mid rate members)
  • Spike Demons (Powerful, high rate family members)

Missing Children

About 25% of children do not successfully complete all of the process of becoming “enhanced”. If any of the procedures or rituals fail, the child typically receives some kind of horrendous physical or psychological side effect. Legally, these children are considered missing, though most in the family assume them to be dead.

Appendix

Pronunciation Guide

  • Ker'Lacht: K-air Lock-t
  • Troghein: Tr-oh-gay-n
  • Sudaris: Sue-d-are-iss
  • Ano: Ah-no
  • Onia: Own-yuh
settings/ageron/toth/ker_lacht.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/31 23:09 by macraesmith