factions

Cursed Myth: the Factions

[Players created factions according to Mikhail Bonch-Osmolovskiy’s “Factions in 13th Age.” The history was created at Creation Night using The Book of Age’s “Engine of Ages.”]

Gold Spear Covenant (Oramir)

Level 5

Agenda

Through a network of temples in major cities, reach out and save outcasts, especially those cast out by the Silver Master’s enclaves

Icon Relationships

Positive Divine Emperox Xìnyǎng
Positive Orn the Misbegotten
Negative the Silver Master

Faces

Bertha Rudyard: Benefactor of the new Concord temple I'm establishing. Mostly harmless but can't quite explain why she is my benefactor without blushing (it's not my looks).

Darreus Finch: My apostolic partner in Concord. Very much jealous of my being touched by the gods but secretly knows he couldn't have handled it.

Ingrid Wilha: New convert in Concord. Has a good feeling about me and always willing to proselytize on my behalf.

History

9th Age Gold Spear Covenant mind-meld with O Men
Legacy: Order of the Diamond

10th Age War between the Cursed Skull and the Gold Spear Covenant
Lair: the Nightmare Marsh

12th Age a new Icon rises for the Gold Spear Covenant
Legacy: Gods’ Rescue

Elves are brought to faith by the Gold Spear Covenant
Legend: Saint Sybileth and Astarwë

Gold Spear Covenant fails to reconcile with Elves
Legacy: the Parchment Circle

the Cursed Skull (Revan)

Level 4

Agenda

Revive necromancy, bring an end to the ‘Unholy Dawn’ and initiate the cleansing of Necropolis, and create communities where necromancers can safely live and practice their faith

Icon Relationships

Positive Wraith Lord
Negative Divine Emperox Xìnyǎng
Negative King Battlehammer

Faces

Kel’Zuul: Warlord, pushes for open hostilities against oppression. Commanding personality and has little regard for dwarf and human life.

Drogo Rottmaw: Death Priest, extremely old, master of necromancy and highly revered by all who practice. Has known Revan since Revan was a child.

Reddick the Whitewalker: spy, fallen Grace (white dragonic servant of the Emperox). Secretly jealous of the favor the Wraith Lord shows on Revan.

History

10th Age War between the Cursed Skull and the Gold Spear Covenant
Lair: the Nightmare Marsh

12th Age the Cursed Skull all but destroyed
Lair: The Lich King's Tomb

The Defenders (Duncan)

Level 6

Agenda Defend the Koru Straits from pirates and threats from the Iron Sea

Icon Relationships

Positive Vallankumous, Lightning Witch
Positive King Battlehammer
Negative Daevos the Cursed Merchant

Faces

Estrid: Older sister and closest friend. Defender. Married to... Fierce Sigil Mastery.

Obran: One-eyed uncle. Defender. Married to…. Passionate and filled with hate. Jealous of Duncan’s kill of Crookshanks.

Ragnus: Grandfather. Married to…. Leader of the Defenders. Liason to the Lightning Witch.

History

10th Age the Old Imperial House expelled the Defenders
Legacy: Sigil Mastery

Goblin Liberation Front learned “family” from the Defenders
Legacy: Mad Potato God

11th Age the Defender’s Icon Disgraced & Defamed
Legacy: the Witch’s Gift

the Goblin Liberation Front, or “GLF” (Stink)

Level 1

Agenda

An end to goblin hordes. Freedom, self-determination, a homeland for the goblin people, and peace with the other races.

Icon Relationships

Positive Orn the Misbegotten
Negative Daevos the Cursed Merchant

Faces

Flemgut Rott: Steward of GLF Local 1 (Silver Grotto). Accepted the runaway Stink into service, taught him to cook, and raised his consciousness.

Dilara: Cave elf sympathizer and liaison between the Grotto and the goblins who work there. Stink may have a little crush on her. She’s kind of cold towards him.

Ceruman: Member of the GLF Local 1 (Silver Grotto). Filled with zeal for the cause... and possibly veering towards goblin supremacism.

History

10th Age Goblin Liberation Front learned “family” from the Defenders
Legacy: Mad Potato God

12th Age Goblin Liberation Front lost “family” but found God
Legend: Gobtopia

O Men (Aso)

Level 4

Agenda

Care for the war cemetary on Omen in addition, ancestral keepers of the island of Omen.

Icon Relationships

Positive Children of the White
Negative Wraith Lord

Faces

Thanor Redbeard: Fellow O Man. Works in Cemetery of Heroes. Outcast of Battlehammer’s Post-War army. Believes in the 2nd Coming of Omen.

Hira Mogini: Oldest caretaker of Omen. Believed to be older than any living soul on Omen. Following Thasomi’s freedom, Hira mentored Thasomi bringing him back to more “humane” ways.

Magnus Orhandle: Cast out of the O Men following the Obensorb Incident, believed to still live on Omen. Never forgave Thasomi for his role in his ousting.

History

9th Age O Men: silvertongued saviors
Legacy: the O Men

Gold Spear Covenant mind-meld with O Men
Legacy: Order of the Diamond

12th Age an Alliance of O Men and Dwarves
Lair: Chamber of Ba'lor