- 1 Etymology
- 2 Medals
- 3 Family Tree
- 4 Biographies
- 5 Family History
- 6 Fame
- 7 A History of Notable Events
- 7.1 The Battle of Oberndorf, 14th January, 1008
- 7.2 January 1008, The Call
- 7.3 February 1008, The Call
- 7.4 Duke of Alowca, April, 1008
- 7.5 April 1008
- 7.6 Countess of Oporto, April, 1008
- 7.7 The Death of The Old Guard, July, 1008
- 7.8 August 1008, Judge Not
- 7.9 January 1009, The Doom of Elfland
- 7.10 The Circle of Time, March, 1009
- 7.11 April 1009
- 7.12 April 1009, A Traitor's Birthday, A Hero's Fall
- 7.13 The Move to Negev, May, 1009
- 7.14 May 1009, Warrant of Execution
- 7.15 May 1009, The Temple of Man
- 7.16 June 1009, The Revenant Abroad
- 7.17 The Raid on Sirion, 29th July, 1009
- 7.18 December 1010, The Shadows of Dwilight
- 7.19 December 1010, The Flesh Incorruptible
- 7.20 January 1011, A Foray into Politics
- 7.21 January 1011, Memories of the Past
- 7.22 February 1011, The Champion's Walk
- 7.23 August 1011
- 7.24 August 1011, Friendships Old and New
- 7.25 September 1011, The Gathering Storm
- 7.26 September 1011, Justice Stalks The Night
- 7.27 October 1011, War Unleashed
- 7.28 December 1011, Duty
- 7.29 February 1012, Defiance
- 7.30 March 1012
- 7.31 April 1012, The Fate of Portion
- 7.32 July 1012, The Saddest of Partings
- 7.33 September 1012, Family Strife
- 7.34 February 1013 - Perdan's Pride
- 7.35 January 1014, The Gift of Friendship
- 7.36 July 1014 - The Fall of Westmoor
- 7.37 July 1015 - Sirion's Petty Civil War
- 7.38 July 1015, The Wedding of Garas and Catherine
- 7.39 January 1016, Mission to Mercy
- 7.40 February 1016, Against The Hordes of Darkness
- 7.41 June 1017
- 7.42 July 1017, Unbowed
- 7.43 August 1017, The Thin Red Line
- 7.44 September 1017, The City That Would Not Die
- 7.45 September 1017, The Death Dealer
- 7.46 December 1017, Those Whom The Gods Would Destroy
- 7.47 November 1017
- 7.48 December 1017
|Home World||East Continent|
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.
|Lady Brigdha Dubhaine||warrior/diplomat||Shadowdale||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, Margravine of Negev and is currently Baroness of Evora with its lucrative mining concessions. She's also the founder of the Crimson Saltire.|
Following an exceptionally long career as the Eminence Grisé of East Continent she retired due to ill health.
|Lady Aoifa Dubhaine||warrior/diplomat||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.||Aoifa served as aide-de-camp to Cathal in Minas Thalion before taking a long break to enjoy the private life war had so long denied her. For many years she served amongst the Assassins as Margravine of Dark Citadel where she was responsible for extensive renovations and public works, creating the greatest fortress in the history of Battlemastera.|
|Lady Moira Dubhaine||
|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. Later she hunted in Beluaterra, using her skill with sword and as an investigator to unmask agents of the Netherworld as well as helping resolve several Portal events. For this she was rewarded with the rank of Inquisitor as well as becoming a prominent agent of the Daishi.|
She was last seen in the company of Queen Aibhlidhn, boarding a massive black hulk off the coast of Fronepu.
|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, following which he retired to the wilderness.|
|Dame Rhidhana Dubhaine||
|The daughter of Lady Moira Dubhaine.||Knight of Krimml and Minister of Defence of Fontan. Killed in battle defending Krimml.|
|Lady Aednadh Dubhaine||
|The daughter of Lady Rhidhana Dubhaine and General of Sirion.||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 Marine companies. As Grand Panetier she reformed the accounting systems of the Empire and put the economy on a sound footing leading to her investiture as Queen of Earth's Hall and eventual election as Suzerain Queen.|
|Lady Scein Dubhaine||warrior/cavalier||Taselak||The daughter of Lady Moira Dubhaine and twin of Threiginion the Huntress.||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 has survived multiple mortal wounds in her struggle to ensure Taselak's survival against the dreadful Beppo and its cultists.|
Several times Queen of Taselak a rebellion against Taselak Undivided forced her to reestablish herself as Queen of Ikalak during the era of The Riders before retiring to seclusion.
|Lady Aibhlidhn Dubhaine||warrior/cavalier||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 eye put a feathered shaft in the eye of the Daemon Jomorosh moments before he was slain by Rosslyn Questor at the battle of Ossmat. As Queen of Ar Agyr she reformed the realm into the Five Duchies and as General and Marshal has lead the Angry Agyrian Army in successful campaigns across the continent.
Following unprecedented sorcerous attacks on her person and her realm, Aibhlidhn joined Inquisitor Moira in boarding a massive black hulk off the coast of Fronepu.
|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 but instead chose a life of adventure. Famed as a Tomb Raider throughout East Continent, for many years she sought knowledge to better understand the true nature and history of the world. At the same time her privileged position in the household of Lady Brigdha, one of the Continent's most respected diplomats, brought her into contact with members of high society.|
Legitimised by her ailing grandmother before her retirement, it is now public knowledge that Etain is not only a Dubhaine but also a scion of House Serpentis on her mother's side. Somehow the youthfulness and vigour of that line still clings to her despite the doom which befell Elfland.
|Threiginion Dubhaine||adventurer||Avernus||The youngest daughter of Lady Moira Dubhaine and twin of Queen Scein the Undying.||Killed by an undead champion in Eidulb Outskirts. Later resurrected. Then killed. Whether or not she will remain dead this time is unknown, her twin sister having returned from the grave multiple times.|
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. When Fontan fell into Civil War she was joined by Brigdha. In May of 1009 Moira 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. Brigdha also returned from retirement at this time and would go on to be one of East Continent's most influential noblewomen as a priestess, a diplomat, and according to rumours a powerful sorceress.
Of the daughters of Moira four would go on to serve as Generals. Rhidhana won enduring fame as Fontan's last Minister of Defence, brokering peace with Sirion and fighting two successful wars against Westmoor before falling in battle during the last siege of Krimml. She was succeeded by her daughter Aednadh who went on to serve as General of Sirion in which office she was killed in a duel just prior to the civil war known as the Secession of the Southern Duchies.
Ciarghuala was born on Dwilight where she earned her spurs in service of Niselur and when that realm was destroyed she relocated to Luria Nova where she founded the Grand Pantry and eventually became Queen. Her younger sister Aibhlidhn moved to Beluaterra to fight the Daimons, becoming first General and then Queen of Ar Agyr.
The twins Scein and Threiginion were born in strange circumstances. Scein sought exile on the South Island where as a prominent noble of Taselak she leads a generations-long crusade against the dreaded Beppo whilst Threiginion leads a life of adventure inspired by her mother.
The Clan Dubhaine
The Clan Dubhaine
A History of Notable Events
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.
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.
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.
Aoifa fights alongside her brother Cathal.
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.
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.
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 Fall of Alowca and the funeral of Margrave the Drake, former General of Alowca. Aoifa heads north into exile.
Aoifa finds sanctuary and a new life amongst the Assassins.
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.
The death of Lord Jon Paul.
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.
Though slain for his evil deeds, Lord Jon Paul once more casts a long shadow across Fontan.
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?
Cathal returns once more to serve Denariel's will.
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.
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?
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.
Aoifa reveals the fate of Denariel's Mace to Lady Allyah in a letter, recounting her duel with Denarien Squeaks.
Freshly appointed Imperial Lord of Minas Thalion, Cathal plays host to his old friend Count Aepyornis of Helsera and Gellin, an Ambassador from Giblot.
Cathal continues his reacquaintance with Count Aepyornis as the drums of war beat louder in the south.
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.
The war against Oritolon has gone better than expected and the Duchy of Alowca is under siege.
Stung into action by Cathal's renewed attempts to make peace with Oritolon, Lukon declares war and the Horde marches on Alebad.
Aoifa returns from a brief exile in Iashalur.
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.
Brigdha delivers a eulogy following the death of her niece Rhidhana defending the gates of Krimml.
Brigdha struggles with the pressures of motherhood as the new realm of Dunnera takes form.
King Atanamir of Perdan stirs trouble amongst the Haradrim of Nivemus, threatening war.
Having defeated the superior armies of Aren in a brief border war, Cathal concludes a federation by gifting them Abaka.
As the armies of the Northern Alliance break Westmoor City, Aednadh makes her peace with King Thomas.
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.
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.
Brigdha visits Oligarch in response to a letter from Duke Garas regarding the health of his wife Lady Catherine Chamberlain.
As the Daimon invasion of Beluaterra heats up, Moira does her bit to forestall tragedy.
Aoifa begins a building program to turn Dark Citadel into the most impregnable stronghold anywhere in the known world.
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.
The portals of Krimml and Akesh Temple collapse.
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.
Moira joins a desperate mission to open linked portals across the north of Beluaterra and banish the remaining Daimon host.
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.
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.
On 15.12.17 Aoifa laid the last block necessary to turn Dark Citadel into a Citadel (7).