Dubhaine Family

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Etymology

The name Dubhaine originally has its origins in a Cagilian dialect which translates proximately as "women of dark countenance". It is usually presupposed to derive from the unyielding character of the women of the family, particularly their grim determination in battle. However several of the more prominent Dubhaine women have also been noted for their lustrous black locks.

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Family Tree

The Dubhaine Family Tree

Biographies

Lady Brigdha Dubhaine priest/diplomat Sirion Formerly a knight of Calis and of Oporto, for a number of years Lady Brigdha ran a successful merchantile enterprise. She disappeared at the same time as her sister Moira. Since reentering public life she has been Duchess of Krimml, Countess of Oporto and Margravine of Negev.
Lady Aoifa Dubhaine warrior/trader Assassins Last ruler of Alowca as First Minister, Defender of the Faith, Keeper of the Coin and Marshal of the Knights Templar of the Holy Sanctum. Following the realm's dissolution she served as a knight of the Guild of Assassins before mysteriously disappearing at the same time as her brother Cathal. Later she served as his aide-de-camp in Minas Thalion before taking a long break to enjoy the private life war had so long denied her.
Lady Moira Dubhaine adventurer Ar Agyr Marchioness of Negev and sometime Supreme Justice of Fontan, Lady Moira was a staunch defender of Fontan's democratic traditions. Lady Moira was for a time a prominent adventurer of Caerwyn and Asylon where her legend at various times became intertwined with those of the Elemental Scythe of Bloodletting, the Dazzling Ring of Beauty and the Guard of Righteousness. More recently she's hunted in Beluaterra, using her skill with sword and as an investigate to unmask agents of the Netherworld.
Lord Cathal Dubhaine warrior/hero rogue Former Duke of Alowca, Prophet of the Church Militant of the Trinity, Lord Elector of Minas Thalion, General of Lukon and a successful Shadowist playwright. He mysteriously disappeared during the latter days of the War with Wetham but reappeared in Alebad after a long absence. For many years Lord Elect of the refounded Minas Thalion before its destruction.
Dame Rhidhana Dubhaine warrior Fontan The daughter of Lady Moira Dubhaine. Knight of Krimml and Minister of Defence of Fontan. Killed in battle defending Krimml.
Lady Aednadh Dubhaine warrior/cavalier Sirion The daughter of Dame Rhidhana Dubhaine. Killed in a duel with Cymak Fireborn, allegedly by a poisoned dagger.
Lady Ciarghuala Dubhaine warrior/hero Luria Nova The daughter of Lady Moira Dubhaine. Originally a knight of Niselur she trekked across Dwilight as King's Champion when the realm fell before returning to the west for the last defence of Asylon in Golden Farrow. She now leads one of Luria Nova's Ranger companies in the battle against the encroaching wild.
Lady Scein Dubhaine warrior Taselak The daughter of Lady Moira Dubhaine. Originally Marshal of the Black Army of Taselak. Killed in battle leading a cavalry charge in Moeth. Resurrected following her funeral she was the last ruler of Taselak before its conquest by Sandalak. Unable to die she again fought for Taselak in its victory over the other realms.
Lady Aibhlidhn Dubhaine warrior Ar Agyr The daughter of Lady Aednadh Dubhaine. At one time a respected knight of Sirion Aibhlidhn heard the tales of horror from Beluaterra and felt moved to aid in mankind's defence against the Netherworld incursions.
In 1017 her keen bowarm put a shaft in the Daemon Jomorosh moments before he was slain by Rosslyn Questor at the battle of Ossmat.
Etain Dubhaine adventurer Shadowdale The grand-daughter of Lady Brigdha Dubhaine. Born the wrong side of the matrilineal succession of House Dubhaine she was destined for a life of military command as a Captain of the Toxophilites. Now she hunts the wilderness of Shadowdale in search of sorcerous knowledge to better understand the true nature of the world.
Threiginion Dubhaine adventurer Avernus The youngest daughter of Lady Moira Dubhaine. Killed by an undead champion in Eidulb Outskirts. Later resurrected.

Family History

Families wax and families wane, it's the nature of nobility. And yet the blood of heroes cannot be long denied.

Long content to remain among the faceless ranks of the lesser nobility of the Cagilan Empire on Atamara, it seems that an adventurous strain infected the younger generation and filled their hearts with the desire for fame and glory. Measuring its wealth in the bounty of its daughters, rarely has a family been so blessed with female offspring - each often sired by a different father, for Clan Dubhaine was one of the few families in the Cagilan Empire (possibly anywhere in the world) that traced its lineage exclusive through the female line. The Dubhaine menfolk were generally content to seek their fortunes rather than inherit them, although it still is not unusual for the matriarch to provide a small grant to kickstart their career.

Matriarch Sorcha Dubhaine was heavily involved with Imperial court politics and had little time for the day-to-day affairs of the Empire, but she still somehow found time to rule her family with a rod of iron. Her three eldest daughters entered into a compact to increase the fame of their house by spreading across the known world in search of adventure, the first generation to make their mark on the world.

Lady Brigdha remained at home to guard the family interests whilst Lady Aoifa took ship to the Colonies in search of adventure. She was followed not long afterwards by their younger brother Cathal and in time the siblings became a major force in the politics and religious struggles of the southern realms.

Meanwhile Lady Moira established herself in Fontan where a turbulent career saw her achieve high office as Supreme Justice and Marchioness of Negev. In May of 1009 she relocated the family seat to her estates but later that year a series of obscure disasters overtook the Clan and they were believed extinguished.

However in December 1010 it was discovered that what remained of the family estates had been relocated to Ashforth and that Lady Moira's daughter Dame Rhidhana had been raised there under the protection of those loyal to her mother's memory. She subsequently took service with Duke Elberan.

By strange coincidence Sir Cathal was once more seen in Alebad in command of a company of Church Militant Templars.

There have also been persistent - if unsubstantiated - rumours that Lady Moira is in exile on Dwilight - and more recently Beluaterra - living as a common adventurer. Stranger things have been known.

Fame

Second Foundation

The Clan Dubhaine

Offices Attributes Events
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Ruler: 0th Day
Cathal
Minas Thalion
05.08.1011
1
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Ruler: 10th Day
Cathal
Minas Thalion
15.08.1011
4
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Ruler: 100th Day
Cathal
Minas Thalion
13.11.1011
1
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General
Rhidhana
Fontan
05.03.1011
1
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Banker
Cathal
Minas Thalion
05.08.11
1
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Duke
Brigdha
Krimml
06.03.1011
2
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Lord
Brigdha
Oporto
18.04.1011
1
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Prestige: 10
Rhidhana
Fontan
09.01.1011
1
FB Prestige.png
Prestige: 20
Rhidhana
Fontan
23.03.1011
1
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Family Prestige: 20


09.01.1011
1
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Family Prestige: 50
Rhidhana
Fontan
23.03.1011
1
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Family Prestige: 100
Cathal & Aoifa
Minas Thalion
13.10.1011
1
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Family Wealth: 2000
Rhidhana
Fontan
20.02.1012
1
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Family Wealth: 5000
Brigdha
Negev
23.09.1012
1
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New Palace & Capital
Cathal
Alebad
22.10.1014
1
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New Guild & Religion
Cathal
Colonial Banking Trust
06.08.1012
2
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Family Investment
Brigdha
Fontan
21.02.1012
1
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Tournament Host
Cathal
Alebad
10.12.1015
1
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Trader
Brigdha
Fontan
05.03.1011
1
Deaths Exceptional Skill Unknowns
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Death
Scein
Taselak
07.03.1015
1
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Unknown
18.07.1015
06.03.1015
15.09.1014
29.03.1012
14.01.1011
13.10.1011
7

Total: 37 points

First Foundation

The Clan Dubhaine

Offices
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General
Cathal
Denariel's Fury of Alowca
1
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Judge
Moira
Supreme Justice of Fontan
1
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Duke
Cathal
Duke of Alowca
2
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Lord
Moira
Countess of Oporto
1

Attributes
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Prestige: 10
Moira
1
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Prestige: 20
Moira
1
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Family Wealth: 2000
1

Events

Deaths
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Death Duel Prevalence
Aoifa
slew Denarien Beyoku
1

Unknown
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Unknown
3


Total: 18 points

A History of Notable Events

The Battle of Oberndorf, 14th January, 1008

A contest between the full might of Fontan and the armies of Sirion and Old Rancagua. Moira Dubhaine commanded the Imperial Cagilan Guard.

January 1008, The Call

Cathal found a warm reception and was accepted into the service of Duke Absolute Reach. Assigned to the Alowcan United Front his company fought at the battle of Grentzen where he was captured and sent to the prison in Oritolon City. Whilst imprisoned he experienced a series of powerful dreams and become totally committed to the cause of the Church of the Trinity.

February 1008, The Call

The visions continued and the newly released Cathal returned to service with his army. Later in the month he participated in a raid deep into Oritolon territory, finally being cornered in Iglavik where The Ravens were cut down to the last man and he spent a further uneventful spell in the Oritolon dungeons before returning to Alowca to recruit a large number of the faithful to his Companions.

Duke of Alowca, April, 1008

Following the emigration of Duke Xerxes Dell, former Pontifex of Alowca, Cathal Dubhaine was installed as the new Duke of Alowca.

Later in the month the General Gravitas was captured in battle with Oritolon and Cathal was elected as successor, leading a desperate campaign in Abaka following the retreat of the army of Alebad, before finally accepting the will of the Trinity and re-establishing the Church in Alowca.

April 1008

Aoifa fights alongside her brother Cathal.

Countess of Oporto, April, 1008

Following the abdication of Count Aeneas of Oporto to join the newly-formed Sultanate of Asena, Moira Dubhaine was elected the new Countess of Oporto.

The Death of The Old Guard, July, 1008

As Moira held court in the recently liberated county of Oporto, a Perdanese army fell upon her manor and slaughtered her guards to the last man. Thus passed the glory of the Imperial Cagilan Guard.

August 1008, Judge Not

Elected as Supreme Justice of Fontan, Moira faces controversy over her hard-line approach to law enforcement even as she is busily working on new legislative reforms.

January 1009, The Doom of Elfland

Following the loss of her title as Countess of Oporto, Moira prepares once more for war with the aid of an old friend and a new company.

The Circle of Time, March, 1009

The Fall of Alowca and the funeral of Margrave the Drake, former General of Alowca. Aoifa heads north into exile.

April 1009

Aoifa finds sanctuary and a new life amongst the Assassins.

April 1009, A Traitor's Birthday, A Hero's Fall

Moira attends a tournament celebrating the 75th birthday of Lord Gregor Relak. Little does she realise that by the end of the month Fontan will suffer yet another terrible blow with the deaths in obscure circumstances of Sulliven Koga and many of his close associates.

The Move to Negev, May, 1009

The family mansion is moved to Negev on the East Continent.

May 1009, Warrant of Execution

The death of Lord Jon Paul.

May 1009, The Temple of Man

With the final destruction of the Temple in Alowca the public influence of the Church Militant dissipates. A visitation from the Goddess Denariel explains this sudden collapse of the organised faith and Cathal is commanded to choose the a new path through which the faith can be taught, leading him to join the Shadowists.

June 1009, The Revenant Abroad

Though slain for his evil deeds, Lord Jon Paul once more casts a long shadow across Fontan.

The Raid on Sirion, 29th July, 1009

The return from a raid deep into Sirion by Moira's army, the Fontan Corps of Guides.

December 1010, The Shadows of Dwilight

A woman bearing a striking resemblance to Moira Dubhaine has been seen in the wild lands of Caerwyn. Is she the former Supreme Justice?

December 1010, The Flesh Incorruptible

Cathal returns once more to serve Denariel's will.

January 1011, A Foray into Politics

During the family's absence from active politics Fontan's judiciary adopted a policy of executing enemy infiltrators. Seeing this as both ignoble and ultimately self-defeating Lady Brigdha decides to air her views on the matter in a public letter.

January 1011, Memories of the Past

Having settled herself in the free city of Via, Moira hunts evil in the wild places and faces it with fortitude. But how can she forget all that was lost when she surrendered her noble status to save the realm she loved?

February 1011, The Champion's Walk

A tournament is being hosted in Alowca allowing Cathal to once more visit his beloved city. Slipping from the tournament grounds late at night he is lead to the Champion's Walk by the Lady Denariel and his covenant with Khagister confirmed.

August 1011

Aoifa reveals the fate of Denariel's Mace to Lady Allyah in a letter, recounting her duel with Denarien Squeaks.

August 1011, Friendships Old and New

Freshly appointed Imperial Lord of Minas Thalion, Cathal plays host to his old friend Count Aepyornis of Helsera and Gellin, an Ambassador from Giblot.

September 1011, The Gathering Storm

Cathal continues his reacquaintance with Count Aepyornis as the drums of war beat louder in the south.

September 1011, Justice Stalks The Night

As Caerwyn dissolves into anarchy, bandits make the mistake of robbing Moira of her hard-earned gold.

October 1011, War Unleashed

Oritolon invades Minas Thalion, the start of the final war of Lukonian hegemony.

December 1011, Duty

The war against Oritolon has gone better than expected and the Duchy of Alowca is under siege.

February 1012, Defiance

Stung into action by Cathal's renewed attempts to make peace with Oritolon, Lukon declares war and the Horde marches on Alebad.

March 1012

Aoifa returns from a brief exile in Iashalur.

April 1012, The Fate of Portion

Having journeyed far to the north to save Minas Thalion, Cathal breaches the curtain to share his prophetic vision with his sister Aoifa and the men of his bodyguard.

July 1012, The Saddest of Partings

Brigdha delivers a eulogy following the death of her niece Rhidhana defending the gates of Krimml.

September 1012, Family Strife

Brigdha struggles with the pressures of motherhood as the new realm of Dunnera takes form.

February 1013 - Perdan's Pride

King Atanamir of Perdan stirs trouble amongst the Haradrim of Nivemus, threatening war.

January 1014, The Gift of Friendship

Having defeated the superior armies of Aren in a brief border war, Cathal concludes a federation by gifting them Abaka.

July 1014 - The Fall of Westmoor

As the armies of the Northern Alliance break Westmoor City, Aednadh makes her peace with King Thomas.

July 1015 - Sirion's Petty Civil War

Following the secessions of Oligarch and Slimbar, Aednadh finds herself defending the noble dignity of the traitor Celine. She is slain in a duel to the death against Cymak Fireborn.

July 1015, The Wedding of Garas and Catherine

A pivotal moment in the history of East Continent. The rebellious Duke Garas of Primus has seceded from the Sirion Republic and now marries Kronagos Catherine of Nivemus in an attempt to legitimise his control of Oligarch and environs. Brigdha attends the wedding where she finds herself caught in a game shadows and deceit when Prime Minister Ecthelion is poisoned during the festivities.

January 1016, Mission to Mercy

Brigdha visits Oligarch in response to a letter from Duke Garas regarding the health of his wife Lady Catherine Chamberlain.

February 1016, Against The Hordes of Darkness

As the Daimon invasion of Beluaterra heats up, Moira does her bit to forestall tragedy.

June 1017

Aoifa begins a building program to turn Dark Citadel into the most impregnable stronghold anywhere in the known world.

July 1017, Unbowed

The tale of Moira's disappearance for many years as she hunted the necromancer Kerreth-Torg in the Nether.

On her return she treks to the ancient city of Ossmat to take service with the Northern Alliance and battle the dread vampire cult infesting the undercity, the beginning of an epic quest through the southern plains of Thalmarkin in search of the cult's leader to find them amassing large armies of undead in Junohep. Meanwhile Thalmarkin is assaulted by daemonic hordes with the cities of Unger and Vore struck simultaneously.

August 1017, The Thin Red Line

The portals of Krimml and Akesh Temple collapse.

September 1017, The City That Would Not Die

Against the backdrop of a brutal siege Brigdha takes her mission to Oligarch to meet with Glory, the daughter of Prime Minister Garas, and investigate claims of blood descent from her sister Moira. The blackest sorcery has been used by the besieging forces to injure Garas and his ministers.

September 1017, The Death Dealer

Moira joins a desperate mission to open linked portals across the north of Beluaterra and banish the remaining Daimon host.

December 1017, Those Whom The Gods Would Destroy

As the armies of the South - led by Knight Commander Garas - close on the Caligan capital of Fontan, Ambassador Brigdha returns his daughter Glory from safe exile in Karbala.

November 1017

Aoifa reached the semi-finals of the Jousts at The Long Tournament in Outer Tilog, so named because it lasted 10 days longer than the traditional 9 allotted.

December 1017

On 15.12.17 Aoifa laid the last block necessary to turn Dark Citadel into a Citadel (7).