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While it was unknown to adventurers until the year 10069, an issue of succession drew a group of new adventurers into it's political roil. The time of King Stephen was drawing to an end, and he had no proper heirs. The king decided that he would relinquish the throne to the most worth of the four Lords of Irlany.
He is a well thought of lord with a friendly personality. He keeps all of the citizen of the land happy and content. After his adviser was killed in a tragic accident involving bandits, his new advisor Sarah has taken the reigns and it has been more of the same. He is very quick to anger when people go against his wishes. The loss of his previous advisor has had a noticeable impact on him and he tends to travel significantly less than in the past. He controls the southwestern part of Irlany, which has a series of pristine beaches with a great forest in the center area. There are villages scattered throughout it's southeast section, and a large city on the southeastern coast.
Lord Vren was an illusion master, consistantly putting out illusions that were so powerful they almost felt real. After the king declared he was searching for a heir, Vren began putting his plans into action, by having new adventurers steal a crystal to boost his magic. Vren was 5'10“, dark green hair and always wore his red cape. Very seldom was he actually seen, and would do buisness with his clone illusion, Nerv. who had red hair and a green cape. He was very intelligent, and would usually spend his free time researching. He governs the northern tip of the land, which is mostly covered by marshes and farmland.
17 years old, tall, and too lost in the passions of youth for his own good. He was thrust into being the head of his family at a large age, and has been somewhat spoiled by the treatment he's received. He tries to cover himself head to toe in his wealth, wearing fine red silk, detailed with gold most of the time. Surrounding himself with beautiful women, he quickly found himself distracted from the succession dilemna. He was the original one to contact adventurers, and the primary portal still rests in what used to be his lands. Lord Andross controls the middle southern area, and are isolated from the mainland by a mountain range.
Lord Braken Hammerstone of the Wastes oversees the desert region to the north west. His people are a strong and hearty one used to living in such hot and barren conditions. Deep in the desert they have found small pockets of gems and ores in which they mine and forge in order to trade for other resources. Lord Braken does not covet other lands or power. Like the shifting sands of the desert he too knows that empires are meant to rise and fall at the whim of fate, but as always his people live on. He only seeks to maintain leadership of his people and stakes over his homeland. “Let all the other petty lords fight for power it matters not whose feet i kiss once a year, as long as my people remain and my homeland secure. It’s all a Hammerstone can ask for.”
Starkweather is an older human, perhaps in his mid-forties, with brown hair peppered with gray, and a closely trimmed beard. If one were to describe him in a single word, that word would be sturdy. He is many-scarred, and his hands are deeply calloused, but through it all he has remained, unbowed, unbent and unbroken.He sought to put King Stephen's bastard son on the throne.
Tall, blonde, and willowy, Sirona the Elf is an herbalist and a powerful alchemist. Given the right herbs, she can make just about anything, from a potion that will call someone back from death’s door, to a deadly toxic cloud. Her inclinations however, are towards beneficial items, potions that heal or empower the imbiber. She was a friend of Alexander Starkweather, and according to rumors was at one point his lover.
All knew that King Stephen was not long for this world, and because of this nobody expected somebody to bother to assassinate the man. However, on the day he had decided to announce the successor, he was slayed. Lord Braken Hammerstone, being considered a disinterested party, and therefore not a suspect, joined with the observer's head investigator Sir Locke, to discover the source of this travesty. The event meant to celebrate the new king became an event to remember the old one, and people continued with the event while the investigation continued to go on. The kings will went missing during this time, and the investigation had to spread to find the will.
During this time, adventurers were instrumental in stopping further assassination attempts, and ultimately delivering the will to Braken Hammerstone, who read the name of Lord Charles, to succeed the throne. Though the killer was not found that day, the investigation continued, and continues to this day.
Since Lord Charles has taken the throne, he's dedicated most of his effort to hunting down, and imprisoning and/or executing those who were part of the assassination of King Stephen. He's also found a number of people who were plotting to kill him or any of the other lords during the time before the succession, and given them much the same treatment.
Lord Charles' previous advisor Sarah has been named as the Lord of the region previously controlled by Lord Charles. Her initial decrees have largely been to keep with the old ways, but she has greatly increased the number of people employed at the palace, which, in turn has helped the economic situation in the main city. A few servants have been imprisoned for attempting to steal for the palace, but these instances have since ceased to occur. Another servant suffered a death at the hand of poison and is largely blaming on a feud with another servant, likely a lovers quarrel.
Unfortunately for him, not much long later, he was assassinated by a poison, killing him. Due to having masses of unfinished business dealing with the other lords, his soul refused to pass on, making him into a ghost. To this day he passes around the island, seeking for his killer and to get revenge.
After the incriminating evidence was found, both Lord Andross and Natasha were sent to a maximum security prison. Nobody knows for sure where it was, as the kind ordered the memories of the event be removed from the guards who brought him there. There still exists a faction, that seeks to free Andross.
Considered a hero after his wonderful performance protecting the piece during the succession and is held in high regard by the locals. He still mostly secludes himself to his wastes, and he is largely left alone to do so.
When Lord Charles ascended the throne, he wasted no time in disappearing. Neither he, nor Arthur have been seen or heard from since that night. Their whereabouts are currently unknown.
After Charles took the throne, she left Irlany, wandering the isles for sometime before setting up shop on the newly discovered Ageron, where she remains selling potions, poultices, and various herbal remedies.