Members of the Troupe of the Diamond Sky pose as minstrels, actors, playwrights, and other entertainers of the public. In truth though, they are spies and dissidents, passing vital information to usurpers and assassins and otherwise stirring the common folk against their rulers. With more than a century of existence under its belt, the troupe […]
Parties of Interest
The Coiled Ring, which takes its name from the ideal of the Great Serpent, exists to urge the world into ruin. Members engage in ritualized murder, arson, necromancy, and other forms of terrorism. They believe acts of violence against innocents and the righteous all serve to bring forth Fimbulwinter, the initial stage of Ragnarök. As
Rather than being a true club, the society is a loosely aligned collective of cheats, confidence people, and tricksters devoted, as such people are, to advancing their own interests at the direct expense of others. Chapter houses, known to members as “rube rums,” can be found in most sizable settlements. Members of the society, or
Joining the Ever-After Club. To join the Ever-After Club, a prospective member must, at a minimum, be able to animate a corpse as an undead, such as with animate dead. Only the most promising of candidates are allowed to join the group without also meeting other criteria. Wendall prioritizes applicants who have proven their worth
In truth, Halcyon is a cover for Mother Zhenya’s criminal operation. The cagey alchemist distills a mildly hallucinogenic narcotic that makes its users relaxed and highly suggestible, from the psychoactive fungus that grows in abundance in her house’s cellars and nearby caves. She uses the drug’s vapor, which she calls driftbalm, during every activity held
In the years since, Lauritzo has gathered other like-minded individuals, and she gives them a place to gather and gain knowledge, masked as hunting enthusiasts in the basement of her tavern, the Trophy Room. Her partner, the diviner Uthero Iomatti, gathers information from his network of informants and maintains a record of personages requiring services.