- 1 Etymology
- 2 Description
- 3 History
- 4 Stats
- 5 Unique Items
- 6 Titles
- 7 Household
- 8 Commands
- 9 Tournaments
- 10 Battles
- 11 Personal Journal
- 11.1 December 1007, The First Among Equals
- 11.2 January 1008, The Toxophilite
- 11.3 February 1008, Courtly Manners
- 11.4 July 1008, Perilous News
- 11.5 August 1008, The Helpful Secretary
- 11.6 September 1008, A Proposition
- 11.7 May 1009, Precious Cargo
- 11.8 January 1011, A Foray into Politics
- 11.9 March 1011, Rumination in Prison
- 11.10 April 1012, The Grand Dame
- 11.11 May 1012, On Toxophily
- 11.12 July 1012, The Saddest of Partings
- 11.13 September 1012, Family Strife
- 11.14 March 1013
- 11.15 July 1015, The Wedding of Garas and Catherine
- 11.16 January 1016, Mission to Mercy
- 11.17 August 1017, The Thin Red Line
- 11.18 September 1017, The City That Would Not Die
- 11.19 December 1017, Those Whom The Gods Would Destroy
- 11.20 January 1018, Revolution Is Not An Option
- 11.21 February 1018, Revolution Is Not An Option
- 11.22 July 1018, The Seed of Moira
- 11.23 August 1018, The Seed of Moira
- 11.24 October 1018
- 11.25 January 1019
- 11.26 March 1019
- 11.27 April 1019
- 11.28 May 1019
- 11.29 July 1019
- 11.30 August 1019
Properly translated from the original Cagilan dialect, the name Brigdha means "abiding strength", "virtue" or "exalted one". Hence Brigdha's full name means "the hidden virtue of the women of dark countenance".
A bookish child, Brigdha has grown into a woman of moderate height and slender build with the Dubhaine family's trademark sable hair and pallid good looks. The appearance of a sombre demeanour is accentuated by the saturnine cast of her wardrobe and it therefore often comes as a surprise to those who join her circle of intimates to find that she has an earthy sense of mischief and a quick smile that dispels the blackest moods, facts well known to the men and women under her command.
Brigdha is an excellent shot with the bow and as a battlefield commander she was cool, calm and willing to take calculated risks to get the job done. By turns she has been a soldier, a blockade runner, a ranger, a diplomat and a politician but in modern times she's best known as a priestess and diplomat.
Since taking the cowl her intimate knowledge of subterfuge and espionage acquired as second-in-command of the Fontan Bureau of Irregular Warfare and the judicious use of the web of agents she maintains throughout the north have fuelled many rumours, not least that she's a sorceress of considerable power. As an advanced adept of The Flow and The Shadows there may be some truth to these.
Brigdha Dubhaine started out as a serious young knight aspiring to a career of martial prowess, however on moving to Fontan she discovered a natural talent for trade and business which for many years came to dominate her life. Following the disappearance of her half-sister Moira she retired from public life, splitting her time between managing the family's many business interests and gathering any scrap of news as to the former Supreme Justice's fate and whereabouts.
As the Great War moved into its terminal phase with the capture of Negev by Sirion she felt compelled to once more defend the family's adoptive home, and during the black days when the Elven host hammered the gates of Krimml itself she found herself tasked with the city's defences. Later she rebuilt first Oporto and then Negev, following in the footsteps of her sister Moira, and establishing the region as a well-garrisoned strongpoint.
When it became clear that Fontan could no longer continue true to her democratic principles Marchioness Brigdha petitioned for formal entry of Negev to the Republic of Sirion and for many years held the region as its most southerly outpost, focusing mostly on establishing good trading links along the east coast and advancing the spiritual traditions of the Flow of the Balance as ranking Balance Walker.
For a time she was cajoled into joining the ill-fated realm of Dunnera for whom she acted as Ambassador, and later became Ambassador and confidante to Shadow King Mayhem of Shadowdale when the Duchies of Southern Sirion were reestablished as clients.
Later when the Flow of the Balance was reformed as The Shadows she became an elder of the order with the honour rank of Balance Walker, endowing many temples and shrines throughout Shadowdale and beyond.
The following scores are based on anecdotal evidence.
|W/C||93||153||52||21||20||25 (50)||16||16||18||75 (248)|
|1010||December||Knight of An Najaf|
|1011||February||Knight of Ashforth|
|March||Duchess of Krimml|
|April||Countess of Oporto|
|August||Margravine of Negev|
|1012||September||Ambassador of Dunnera|
|1015||December||Lord Speaker of Sirion|
|1017||June||Dame of Shadowdale|
|August||Balance Walker of The Shadows|
|Countess of Aureus|
|December||Ambassador of Shadowdale|
|1018||April||Baroness of Evora|
|Jonas||Captain of Brigdha's guards.|
|Lyra||The widow of a vintner reduced to indentured servitude for acts of treason in An Najaf.|
|Bedhwyr||The son of Lady Moira's former Captain Carl Heinman and a close companion of Lady Brigdha.|
|Naevan||Brigdha's son by Bedhwyr.|
|Erfrayj||Naevan's elven wife, a minor princess of the Serpentis clan.|
|Leopald||Grandson of Brigdha and former captain of Aednadh's bodyguard, The Ghost Watch.|
|Kris||A chosen man, veteran of The Ghost Watch, now a personal guard.|
|Hrolf||A chosen man, veteran of The Ghost Watch, now a personal guard.|
|Anagridh||Sister of Erfrayj, travelling companion of Brigdha|
|The Ghost Watch||Formerly Aednadh's bodyguard and the preeminent special forces regiment in Sirion's history. Now a shadowy network of agents serving Brigdha.|
|Iraen||Once Lady Moira's squire, Iraen is now chatelaine of the household holdings in Negev.|
|Neris||The widow of Moira's personal physician Helion, Neris has an extensive knowledge of herb lore and is custodian of an extensive collection of medical treatises published in Fontan and the north.|
|Yfain||A giant of a man with an oft-times murky past, Yfain is a reaver's reaver: happiest when the ale flows freely and there's mischief to be done. Following the disappearance of Lady Moira he became first Rhidhana's self-appointed bodyguard and then Aednadh's. Age somehow hasn't dimmed his lust for life nor appreciably weakened his physique, though his wild hair and beard are now entirely grey.|
|Rollo (Rollo the Young)||A gregarious man of advancing years, he boasts a deep scar across his forehead from his youth as a freebooter. Rollo is supposedly the family's chief reeve, but more often than not he's to be found in company with Yfain.|
|Hewel||Temple Guardian of the Flow in Oligarch.|
|The Black Swans||A|
|Oporto Volunteers||Fontan Rangers||MI|
|The Black Swans||Fontan Rangers||A|
|The Bloody Knives||Fontan Rangers||SF|
|Oporto Targeteers||Fontan Rangers||SF|
|Fontan Border Scouts||Fontan Rangers||A|
|Fontan Border Scouts||Fontan Rangers||MI|
|Fontan Border Scouts||Order of The Thunder||A|
|Fontan Border Scouts||Order of The Thunder||MI|
|An Najaf Yeomanry||Order of The Thunder||I|
|Black Swans||Democratic Guard||Prospero (+4)||20||A||55||4||50||60||32||84||100||320|
|Fontan Rangers||Prospero (+6)||90||A||48||4||67||48||7||93||49||797|
|Negev Marchwardens||Fontan Rangers||Wilfried (+1)||50||MI||48||2||70||50||5||100||35||556|
|26.04.12||Black Swans||Fontan Rangers||50||A||63||4||85||30||0||100||36||591|
|27.02.13||The Bloody Knives||Silver Legion||Gunther (+7)||70||SF||81||3||80||75||15||94||98||1452||100|
|06.10.13||The Bloody Knives||Silver Legion||Edgar (+3)||70||SF||72||3||75||79||11||100||43||1329||10|
|06.07.1008||Shanandoah||158 (13 realms)||15||700
|2||0||8||Chon (Minas Ithil)||Cochrane (Minas Ithil)|
(2 to 1)
|Xenocide (Talerium)||Drake Alexander (Minas Ithil)|
(2 to 1)
|Sasuke (Minas Ithil)
(2 to 1)
|Jaime (Talerium) beat Tomin (Suville)||Dashem (Falasan) beat Kido (Falasan)|
(3 to 0)
|14.07.1008||Metemec||95 (12 realms)||0||700
|1||0||7||Arrzus (Ash Sea Islands)|
|DrSeptre (Barony of Makar)|
|Helisara (Ash Sea Islands) beat Doromir (Darka)|
|16.03.1012||Westmoor||84 (9 realms)||10||500
|Edward Anthony (Westmoor) beat Ivo (Sirion)|
A record of the battles Brigdha Dubhaine has participated in.
Young Brigdha takes service with the Cagil Empire and takes her men on field manoeuvres.
The Black Swans are bloodied against an undead horde at Esgalons.
The sumptuous celebrations surrounding the official inauguration of Lord Tsubasa Kurosaki as Duke of Nida during the peaceful days prior to the war with Falasan.
Receiving the news of the death of her former tutor Carl Heinman, Brigdha has much to consider. Within a day she took ship for the East Continent to join her sister Moira in avenging his death.
With Moira installed as Supreme Justice of Fontan, Brigdha managed much of her correspondence on her behalf. Soon after she launched her merchant venture.
Jorge Heinman, the son of Captain Carl Heinman, discusses a scheme to avenge his father's death.
Brigdha drives hard from Osslamar with evidence in the Jon Paul execution case.
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.
Lady Rhidhana has resigned her position as Minister of Defence and withdrawn from public life, refusing to see even her closest retainers. Marchioness Brigdha hurries to intervene.
Brigdha delivers a eulogy following the death of her niece Rhidhana defending the gates of Krimml.
Brigdha struggles with the pressures of motherhood.
Brigdha returns to arms after a long period as a senior priestess of the Flow of Balance, fired by the desire to avenge herself against Perdan and Westmoor for the murder of her niece Rhidhana.
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.
Brigdha visits Oligarch in response to a letter from Duke Garas regarding the health of his wife Lady Catherine Chamberlain.
Shadow King Lindow contemplates switching allegiance to Perdan.
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 injury Garas and his ministers.
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.
Ambassador Brigdha works in the shadows to oppose the revolutionary ideals of Vix Tiramora and Highmarch.