Dubhaine Family/Scein

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Etymology

A name in the archaic Fontanese tongue Scein means terror or scourge, derived originally from scian, an assassin's blade used at close quarters. Hence Scein's full name means "the terror wielded by the women of dark countenance".

Background

Scein is the daughter of Lady Moira Dubhaine, the former Supreme Justice of Fontan. As with all the line of Moira she has the powerful, sinewy frame of a seasoned warrior. Scein's midnight-jet hair frames a pallid face of unearthly comeliness whilst her ice-blue eyes seem to burn with an inner light. Some have speculated that her father may not have been human, though the famed reticence of the Dubhaine family in such matters casts little light on the truth.

Raised in the badlands of the Zuma in western Dwilight the young Scein is a fearsome hunter and a natural leader who understands the virtue of strength and the importance of justice.

Killed in battle in Moeth on 6-3-1015, Scein arose undead from her tomb shortly after her funeral. Since then she's suffered numerous *mortal* wounds in the bloody wars which dominate South Island, on one occasion laying a full fourteen days before recovering. It's said that whilst The Beppo yet lives she can never die.

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Personality

There is a dominant streak in the Dubhaine blood which Scein inherits, and where in her kindred it's been tempered by a courtly upbringing, in Scein's case it's purity is undiminished. As such she's cold-hearted - some would even say merciless - and maintains a strict impartiality in her dealings with others, knowing that at any moment she may need to judge them for their failings.

I am no black sheep, exiled to ignominy. I am Scein of House Dubhaine and I serve here for the highest purpose, the victory of the Just and Righteous.

My mother carried the Justice of long lost Fontan to the Zuma wastes where I was conceived amidst the horror and the blight, a blade of living flesh forged that the wicked should tremble at the terror of my countenance.

Some call me a hero, they are wrong. I am a force of nature. A scourge unrelenting. A child born to battle in a distant land, reared on the blood of the undying. I fear no creature, no weapon, of earth nor heaven and my banner is black.

I am Marshal of the Black Army of Taselak.

-- Scein Dubhaine, Dame of Taselak, Marshal of the Black Army of Taselak, 1015-02-25

I am Scein of House Dubhaine, conceived amidst the horror and the blight, a blade of living flesh forged for one purpose. Death.

Some call me a hero, they are wrong. I am a force of nature. A scourge unrelenting. A child born to battle in a distant land, birthed from the blood of the undying. I fear no creature, no weapon, not of earth nor heaven and my banner is black.

I alone can stand against the Beppo and triumph.

-- Scein Dubhaine, Countess of Moeth, former Duchess of Kerfort and Hidden Hand of the Emerald Harp following her latest return from the grave, 1019-05-08

Stats

The following scores are based on anecdotal evidence.

Age Class Honour Prestige Swordfighting Jousting Leadership
34 W/C 166 36 20 27 44
FAME
Reputation 40
Prestige 67
Honour 59
Notoriety 4
Outcast -
Wanted 17
Reaver -
Rebel -
Deeds -
Skills 72
Swordfighting 27
Jousting 64
Leadership 63
Trading 98
Bureaucracy 89
Oratory 38
Infiltration 54
Adventuring 100
Spellcasting 100
Legacy 38
Rulership -
Dukedom 3
Lordship 100
Knighthood 49
Combat -
Wealth 21
Possessions 7
Trader 34

Career

1014 May Knight of Taselak
Marshal of The Black Army of Taselak
1015 March Knight of Taselak
May Field Marshal of Taselak
November The Undying of Taselak
1017 Countess of Kheif
1018 December Hidden Hand of the Emerald Harp of Taselak
1019 January Countess of Moeth
September Marshal of the Hammer of Taselak
Duchess of Taselak

Household

Commands

Name Army Captain Men Type T R W A D M C CS Provisions Entertainment Designation Pay Service
Warband Black Army of Taselak 14 C 50 70 57 12 100 89 346 50 +whores 22.05.1014
21.06.1014
Black Swans Black Army of Taselak Frediger
+7
90 A 65 3 79 36 3 95 46 918 100 +quayside 24.06.1014
14.10.1014
The Black Guard Black Army of Taselak Bertolf
+5
39 SF 78 71 82 0 93 30 877 20 14.10.1014
29.10.1014
Black Swans Black Army of Taselak Lupold
+4
40 A 71 3 80 35 11 94 80 550 100 29.10.1014
01.01.1015
The Ironsides Black Army of Taselak Bruno
+6
32 + 8 C 79 80 65 21 91 46 589 100 01.01.1015
06.03.1015
Ironsides 25 + 1 C 31 39 41 22 95 69 325 70 08.03.1015
16.03.1015
Tears of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak Walbrecht
+5
55 A 55 3 80 35 0 97 14 571 0 16.03.1015
17.05.1015
Rage of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak Waldor
+5
81 MI 74 1 90 25 14 85 29 890 10 17.05.1015
14.06.1015
Rage of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak Josef
+2
6 MI 73 1 90 25 24 77 37 140 60 15.06.1015
03.07.1015
Rage of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak 10 MI 70 1 90 25 0 100 23 188 0 04.06.1015
05.06.1015
Rage of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak Ludwig
+3
10 MI 72 1 90 25 17 93 29 62 0 07.06.1015
17.07.1015
Rage of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak Goswin
+3
28 MI 70 1 90 25 0 99 23 420 100 21.07.1015
14.08.1015
Wrath of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak Gundred
+6
27 + 6 C 74 80 65 19 99 29 491 100 +quayside 16.08.1015
Rage of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak Ingwald
+2
100 MI 70 1 90 25 0 100 20 1087 0 17.12.1015
20.12.1015
Rage of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak Dagmar
+5
91 MI 70 1 90 25 0 95 22 1009 0 20.12.1015
06.01.1016
Rage of the Zuma Black Army of Taselak Goswin
+3
0 + 18 MI 63 2 77 43 65 22 24 0 20 08.01.1016
14.01.1016
The Black Guard Black Army of Taselak Bernolt
+2
13 MI 36 3 50 80 0 95 16 176 0 08.01.1016
14.01.1016
Ironsides 17 C 36 62 65 0 95 61 313 100 28.10.1016
Ironsides Black Army of Taselak Jonas
+6
18 C 94 87 87 35 75 83 460 100 +dancehall 21.11.1016
04.04.1017
The Black Guard Black Army of Taselak 29 SF 77 5 85 90 0 100 65 804 0 05.04.1017
22.12.1018
The Grapes of Wrath The Shield of Taselak Hadrilla
+1
60 I 89 98 98 0 94 51 996 100 army 24.12.1018
The Wrath of Grapes The Shield of Taselak Andreina
+5
42 C 78 81 73 0 100 68 846 100 -dancehall
+brewery
army 70 07.02.1019
02.02.1019
Tears of the Zuma The Hammer of Taselak Adriana
+4
40 I 91 0 100 100 0 100 46 748 0 07.09.1019
28.10.1019
The Black Guard Taselak Phoenix Edwin
+4
30 SF 75 5 73 83 8 73 62 711 20 63 14.01.1020
24.02.1020
The Black Guard Taselak Phoenix Baldelda
+3
69 + 2 SF 77 5 75 90 0 100 96 1538 100 +dancehall 147 01.03.1020

Personal Journal

1015 
March - The Restless Grave -- Following her death in battle on the fields of Moeth the Lady Scein is cursed to unlife, an undying scourge trapped amongst the living.
May - The Warmind -- For some weeks Taselak had passed without a General, so now Lady Scein steps forward. Towards the end of the month she mounts an epic raid, marching the External Revenue Service through Ikalak and Sandalak whilst their respective armies besiege Taselak.
June - The Defence of Taselak -- The combined forces of Ikalak and Sandalak are once more at Taselak's walls. After Queen Sorach falls leading the citizens' militia in driving Ikalak's forces from the city, Scein announces her candidacy for the vacant throne in hopes of a ceasefire with Ikalak. Instead Sennianus becomes First Axe n a platform of "no surrender, no compromise".
July - The Defence of Taselak -- First Axe Sennianus falls in battle and the throne passes to Lord Torturer Aeneas. The citizen's militia continue to humble the combined armies of Ikalak and Sandalak.
1016 
October - The Awakening -- Taselak is reborn after the fall and Scein awakes from her undying slumber.
1018 
December - The Beppo Returns -- Taselak is reborn.
1019 
January - The Beppo Returns
February - The Rise of the Beppo Slayers
March - The Rise of the Beppo Slayers
April - The Rise of the Beppo Slayers
May - The Wraith Arises -- Following a fatal wound at the battle of Seggelin Lady Scein is once more thrust undying back into the land of mortals.
August - Death Before Dishonour -- The collapse of Taselak and chaos amongst her nobles forces Hidden Hand Scein to raise the Black Banner and take command of the armies.
September - Death Before Dishonour -- Newly appointed as Marshal of the Hammer of Taselak, Scein introduces a new doctine: always attacking; always in the front line; never giving or seeking quarter.
October - Once More Unto the Breach
November - Against the Priests of the Beppo
December - Against the Priests of the Beppo
2020 
All Who Take The Black Die -- January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August