Salt, Gold, Steel and Ghosts (Spellbound Kingdoms)
Ex igni natarum, in lapis humābimus.
(Born in Fire, Entombed in Stone)
“We are the stones upon which Akra will hold against our enemies, and the fire that will burn our enemies.”
|Scope||16||Wealth (Income)||7 (8)|
- Reclaim Land from Bandits etc
- Expand House (subsume other houses/find distant cousins/adopt from east fire)
- Become Marquis of the March of Brimstone
- Look into New Rohn
- Replace Gareth Mintar
- Market town with Chateau
- Geothermal activity
- Huge Moors (owned by crown in general)
|Wealth Level||Purchase 1||Purchase 2|
|1||Food for Poor||Food for Poor|
|2||Food for Poor||Food for Poor|
|3||Lady Ramney||Lord Huntinghill|
|4||Bazaar (Income +1)||Bazaar (Income +1)|
|5||Town Guard||Town Guard|
|6||Shield Bearers||Shield Bearers|
|7||Heavy Footmen||Heavy Footmen|
|Bought||Mine (Income +1)|
- Countess Primula Brimstone, Saint of Rithaign,
- Iris of East Fire, Governess of Primula
- Arron Jester, Retired Wagonguard, Lives on Brimstone Farm, Islander Personality: Gruff, antisocial, loves a good ruck
- Drift, Master of Shadow, Assassin Leader Personality: Unknown.
- Keizel Hardhammer, Master of Estates, Runs Stalls, Rain Troll Personality: Money minded, Dislikes nobles for the most part, really hates Mintar, will always put trolls before humans.
- Felicity née Lutea, Mistress Arcana, Lives on Brimstone Farm, Seradynn Personality: Quiet handmaiden like woman, usually well-informed on activities outside of Akra, popular amongst common folk
- Captain Jumin Firebrand, Male Seradynn, Experienced Sea Smuggler
- Puerte Caban, Field Marshal of the Brimstone Armies and former mercenary.
- Francesca Hart, Chief Engineer is the Brimstone Estates, Rain Troll
Once a noble house of respectable lineage and background, House Brimstone’s last Count was Yurd Brimstone. A pleasant if unrelenting man, he was nevertheless well respected by his peers and known as a man more accepting of the lower classes based on virtue on skill over birth. Following a long illness and a life without matrimony, the vultures gathered to see who he would name heir.
To the surprise and frustration of many, Primula was named the new head of the house. An advisor to Yurd, she was well respected for her intelligence and capability, but it was nonetheless a shock to see her risen to the role of Lady of the esteemed House. His hope was that with her connections and experience, along with a natural magic in her blood, she would be better than allowing his house to fall apart.
Unfortunately, quite there was a great deal of upheaval. The division of estates were ripped apart: old debts were found by Farsees Rohn and pursued doggedly, taking much of the wealth of the house, their estates, their manor house and most of their staff.
Luckily for Primula, her own experience and her friend Marius Nentarsce managed to hold the house sufficently together: retaining enough wealth to still be respected and a townhouse in the city.
There are many say that was a mistake.
What follows is the addition found in the most recent edition of the An Abridged Recent History of Akran Nobility: Second Edition
However, few can deny the changes and positive influence has led. Despite some concerns over loyalty and association with questionable personalities at large in the county (the Lady Alia of East Fire was revealed a conspirator of Tyll “Saltblood”, who also had ended up in situations previously placing the now Countess Brimstone in poor stead with the nobility of the city). Upon this revelation, her daughter, a young troll born no doubt of heinous wedlock, had been taken by the rebels and put to the sword to threaten the Countess, and heir-less Countess entering the later years of her life. For her house and herself, she committed to the treasonous activities of the Lady Alia, but following this she was absolved of crimes, if scandalised and untrusted by many.
As time continued, she regained political ground in regards to her resolution of the incident with the Rohn familiy outside of Rithaign, despite a lack of crown support. Then the visiting Confessor declared her to satisfy certain passages in the Book of Rant, for the protections she gave the city, as recorded her with the permission of the Holy Church of the South.
“And so did the outsider come amongst us in the guise of a corpse. We took her in and treated her as though our own child, and in our care she did flourish. When the ravages of fate brought low the mighty, the outsider was left to carry the meagre flame, and with it light a new hearth for the lost and weary. When the enemy came amongst us disguised as one of our own, we accused her of treachery. “Look,” we said, “she is not one of us and let evil through our barred gates.” And yet, when the men-at-arms were occupied searching for the enemy without and let the enemy within slip through their fingers, it was the outsider who rang the alarm and rallied the people against the foe. And thus is the outsider blessed in His eyes and exalted in the name of God.”
She has since been declared and Ordained Saint of the Church, one to whom the city can rally and one who has earned the respect of her peers and her servants and people. One such incident, on the Day of Fallen Saint, she was taken by the Millennium Knights who claimed her to be a consummate liar, yet Duke Raoul Tumenant as well as the Rithaign Court stood with her against the King’s agents, lacking better proof.
At present, she has taken to securing her borders and building her military presence in the county to better protect the city at large while the Saltblood threat remains at large.