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July 23, 2021 at 3:40 pm #227722
King Alain of Doredain
For half a century, King Alain has sat on the throne of Doredain, the latest in an ancient line that has ruled Doredain for almost as long as there has been such a country. And in his youth he was every bit as you would imagine a King to be, charming and urbane with a commanding presence, heading a court that both feared and respected him with deft political manuevering and leading his knights into battle to defend the kingdoms borders from invasion. But that was a long time ago now. Ailing in his later years, the formerly glorious King now can only watch as the Church gather much of his former power to themselves and his Lords become more and more preoccupied with their own matters than matters of the state. But despite his worsening health, Alain will not leave his kingdom without a fight. He has an heir, but he does not see his son as being ready for the throne, despite his protests otherwise. And now with rebellion brewing in the East, he sees his chance to either regain some of his former stature or die in glorious fashion trying. After all, a King should die in battle defending his realm, not in his bed of sickness and old age. But the question still remains as to whether he will see this next war start, and if he does, whether there will be a kingdom left for his heir to inherit by the end?July 24, 2021 at 3:32 pm #228000
Crown Prince of Doredain and heir to King Alain, Prince Wilhem was born into a position of power and privilege and has only been given more of both as he aged. But that was never enough for Wilhem. Power-hungry, Wilhem is a schmer, cunning and conniving, adept at making alliances and betraying them at a moments notice. It is no secret within the court that Wilhem desires the throne, even his father knows, though the revelation troubles him greatly. But the King is deathly ill and cannot hold back his sons ambitions for long (and if you believe the whispers of the court, the King’s illness may not be as natural as it first seems). Wilhem has already made an alliance with the Church and with open rebellion brewing, Wilhem has good reason to take control of the military from his ailing father. Only the Lords could really have the power to oppose him, but they are divided and more loyal to themselves than to the King, it is unlikely they would care about Wilhem’s ascension. Still, Wilhem fears them, they are a threat, a variable that he cannot control. But the Lords have many enemies, so perhaps a common rebellion may kill two birds with one stone.July 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm #228684
Once a well known and respected zoologist, Cassandra Combs (Cassie to her friends) was ostracized by the scientific community when she started espousing theories about cryptids and mythical creatures being real. What her former colleagues didn’t realise was that Cassie was right, she had actually stumbled across real-life monsters. Well, she’d fallen through a portal into a fae pocket dimension and got stuck there for a few weeks, but it’s close enough, especially when you’re having to spend a week with a cù-sìth. Either way, she dedicated her life to studying these new discoveries, hitherto ignored by science, and immersed herself into the world of paranormal research. It was during this time that she met and became friends with Dr. Richard Mays, who shared her passion for studying the supernatural, though his research tended more towards spells and mysticism. He often still helps out in her research, bringing her interesting new cryptids that his team have captured and, in return, Cassie will often advise the team on the best way to handle various supernatural creatures. And then she found a dragon egg… She’d already been going a bit off the rails anyway and had been toying with the idea of human-cryptid hybridization, and, well, dragons are famous in mythology for being able to hybridize with almost anything. She was lucky that Dr. Mays and her friend/ room-mate Dr. Lily Roberts managed to stablise her in time and halt the more drastic morphological changes, though not quickly enough to stop Cassie from accidentally burning her research notes as a flame-sack developed in her chest. Of course, the lose of the research notes means there is now no way of reversing the changes, especially as Cassie seems very pleased with the results of her self-experimentation and isn’t keen to research a method of reversion.August 4, 2021 at 3:40 pm #231317
A well funded and well organised group of monster hunters that often cross paths with the SRC. Illumination, contrary to their name, are a shadowy group. The source of their funding is a mystery and, unlike most other monster hunters, they prefer to capture their hunts rather than the usual killing or setting up containment areas in the field away from population centres. Nobody knows why they capture monsters, where they take them or what they do with them once captured and it’s sure as hell that none of the team are going to let that information slip. The team consists of Alex Finch; a young warlock from a distinguished line of magic users, Bethany Greenwood; a spellsword user who owns two of the legendary blades (the purple hex sword and a blade with a reddish gem in the hilt that she always keeps sheathed, potentially the flame sword but it could also be the cursed blood blade), Johnathon Archer; an famous and infamous monster hunter and the team leader, Erica Streich; a changeling with a penchante for trickery, and Kalasa; a half-succubus.August 5, 2021 at 4:12 pm #231636
A mysterious human sorcerer, Aleister is especially adept at black magic, the branch of magic focused on curses, demonic summonings and causing pain and suffering. He appears at the sites of most of the largest and deadliest monster outbreaks, apparently being the cause of them, claiming only to be acting as a messenger for an unseen influence. Whomever his benefactor may be, the aim (much like Aleister’s speech patterns) is suitably apocalyptic; to rid the world of the plague that is humanity by inciting war between humans and monsters, a war that humanity cannot win.August 9, 2021 at 3:48 pm #232851
Nothing much is known about this strange, skull faced lady in black. She appears without warning and disappears just as suddenly, as if an apparition. She claims to watch over ghosts, but what connection she has with the spirits of the dead is as much of a mystery as anything else, she certainly doesn’t appear to be one as she is most definately tangible. It is at least some reassurance that she seems to be non-hostile, though to say she is not potentially dangerous woould be foolish to say the least.August 12, 2021 at 3:44 pm #234023
Went back and redid Mach-10/ Amy “Skye” Avery from 2 pages back. Didn’t really like the costume I’d originally given her and came up with a better one. Also changed the tattoos a bit on her civilian design because why not.September 8, 2021 at 3:13 pm #243636
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