Sabannion [earl]: Servant to
Prince Eugene, and Mínosh's ambassador at the Norandon court.
Sabine: Prostitute employed at
The Spinning Top in Kelrin as the part of the Trial of Temptation
for monks of the Order of the Seventh Moon. She, Yvette and Maeve
broke Sanjay like a dry twig on 15 Heathaze 204, but was unable
to coerce Raza to succomb to their charms.
Sachen: Man sent by Lucien to
find the location of the bandit-lord O'Keef on 15th Suntask 204.
He was found dead, floating in the Uri, on the 21st of the same
month. His death was declared accidental by the Watch.
Sadoc: One of the members of
the dwarven warband that arrived in Uris on 42nd Suntask 204 searching
for murdered of King Evabold of Kulhazan. Returned to Kulhâzan
with Grimm and the captive Thorangrim, arriving on 27th Midsummer
Sal'Cran: City of the exiled
Korvis located in far western Norandor. Consistsing mostly of tents,
this city has been temporary for the last twenty seasons as Korvis
has made plans to raise an army. Sal'Cran has come, in recent seasons,
to mean all the land under Korvis's dominion.
Salinger of Cullbarren: Priest
of Mortis and member of the Watchers on the Cusp of Oblivion. A
common figure at the court of Prince Eugene.
Salk, Zanlavin: Head of the Arcanum
Incognita in the Village of the Eighteen Churches.
Sally-Ann: Prostitute working the streets of Sorgar.
Salmaynak: Human country in Urova
divided into six principalities. The Sallmayan princes are currently
at peace, as they are directing all their energies into a war against
Salmo: A truly ancient hobbit,
and cleric of the Church of Life. Based in the Village of the Eighteen
Churches for many years, Salmo does not allow his advancing years
to affect his apetite, although he naps more often than he used
to. Salmo is a caring fellow, who administered to the prostitute
Jina Kaldor during her last days. He was not surprised that Candice
Bandalain refused to save the girl.
Salumeneh, Rebecca: A ranger
encountered by the Companions of Bear's Reach on 40 Chillbone 204
who saved them from the murderwraiths that were hunting them. Rebecca
has a great hatred for extraplanar creatures and a desire to thwart
men who would seek to meddle in such things. She has apparently
lost loved ones to such machinations in the past. Rebecca accompanied
the party to Bear's Reach where she caused quite a stir. She then
returned to the Whittenwood to try and close the portal in the Evil
Tree. She was encountered again in the sunken temple just over a
week later, again trying to help the party. Her true motives remains
something of a mystery.
Salvatore [archdruid]: Archdruid
of Kerikite circle, first encountered by the Chosen of Narramac
on 30 Midsummer 204. A charismatic and well-respected man, this
did not prevent him from being killed four days later in a massive
conflict against Tular's orc forces on the Plains of Acheron.
Samuel: Landlord of the only
tavern in Oakholme. Husband to Delilah, father of Rek.
Sandys: A man hired to help at
Jhasik's Jewellers in Uris due to the great demand for the work
of the dwarf, Thorangrim. When Jhasik went bankrupt Sandys was left
unpaid, and he did not have Grott's talent for chasing up the money.
Sarah: A member of the Chosen
of Narramac's domestic staff. She is particularly responsible for
the well-being of Ravenna.
Sarakite: The witchwyrd, known
as the Lord High Emissary of the Dark One in the North. The identity
of the dark one she serves is a mystery, although the sorcerer Jass
speculated it might be the ancient demon Karatath. Sarakite imprisoned
and attempted to dominate the dragon, Furnice.
Scaldarnus: Church of fire located
in the gutterhive of Uris. The first flame is Julian Maynard. It
was here that Nicos Alluminère was trained as a cleric of
fire. The church was destroyed by the Watchers on the Cusp of Oblivion
on 11th Suntask 204. The only survivors were the first flame and
two acolytes named Minton and Crisp.
Scarina: Sister of Lafdan, twice
as ugly and half as smart. Scarina and her brother joined Narramac's
quest of Brightday 204. They were teamed with Ariadne, Carrac, Rashadar
Scarman Rise: A large unforested
hill almost two miles across that rises from the Whittenwood, three
miles from Bear's Reach. A ring of standing stones called the Players
can be found atop the hill.
Scarstone Beach: A four mile
stretch of shingle directly to the south of Bear's Reach. Fishing
boats are pulled up to the head of the beach when not in use. A
spit, called the scarstone spit, is visible from the beach at low
tide and is a rich source of mussels and other similar creatures.
Schunk, Toman: Member of the
Arcanum Incognita and High Invigilant of Enigmus in Uris. Schunk
dedicated his life to discovering the secrets of the druidic tradition.
His current wearabouts are unknown.
Scintila: Priestess of the Church
of the Arcanum Incognita. Joined Narramac's Quest of Brightday 204
and was teamed with Alessandre, Alexi, Nosuch, Jakil and Mortimer.
Described by Alessandre as "a bitch." Following Narramac's
quest, Scintila, returned to her position of Invigilant at the House
of Revelation. She identified the Heart of Llysallian for Fenton
Scourge: River that begins life
in the Cullbarren Peaks and flows south across Norandor via Narrisham
before falling off the edge of the country.
Scriveners of Doom: A faith of
the god Mortis, the scriveners are the record keeprs and the archivists
of Urova. They worship the aspects of history, knowledge and the
past within Mortis. Their high temple is Eurikas in Uris, which
is also the greatest library in the land.
Scurn: Chieftan of the Stormbringers
- the largest of the Üganthé tribes. Scurn is a mountain
of a man, standing almost seven feet tall. His beard is plaited
into six pigtails - a motif he also employs on his hair. Scurn dresses
in the skins of vicious predators and copious amounts of warpaint.
Scurn brought 200 men to the war against Tular in Midsummer 204.
He was named de facto commander of all the Üganthé forces
because of his skill and personal might.
Sebastian: Alias given to Arvan
Walker-in-Shadows by Elias Raithborne on 26th Brightday 204.
Sebenteen Order: An order of
monks who keep a monastery five days south of Oakholme in Norandor.
Second Ship: Pub in Gallworth
run by the dour Teryp and frequented by Alessandre.
Selendus, Jenwell: The Calclafique
representative on the Council of Adventure.
Selene: A young lady who bore
the same peculiar markings on her chest as Raza de Luna. According
to the Scriveners of Doom, Selene was ritually murdered fifty seasons
ago by the Brotherhood of the Black Rose. From drawings of her,
it can be deduced that she was originally from Junos.
Seletine I [king]: King of Norandor
from 50 to 52 LE.
Seletine II [king]: King of Norandor
from 131 to 137 LE.
Seletine III [king]: King of
Norandor from 180 to 182 LE.
Seletine Park: A large well-kept
park in Uris located at the foot of the Hill of Heroes. The park
was devised by King Seletine II and was completed in 137 LE, two
months after his death.
Selgin: Herald in the service
of Alberdark, brought to Mount Korvast in Brightday 204 as part
of the chancellor's retinue. Accompanied Ravenna to both Oakholme
and Northmeet in search of Honour. On 2nd Lollmeadow 204 Selgin
was sent by Alberdarke to accompany the dwarven warband led by Warmaster
Grimm to Timberlake. Selgin evidently has some feelings for the
sorceress, Ravenna, although she appears blissfully unaware of this
Selsis: Friend of Alessandre
the bard. Encounted by Elias in Gallworth.
Selvin [necros]: Member of the
Watchers on the Cusp of Oblivion, based at the faith's temple in
Northmeet. Set up a meeting between Salamar Russ and Archnecrotain
Varamil on 36th Scatterseed 204. Became acting Archnecrotain of
the church on 5th Suntask 204, he was later confirmed in this post
Sensationalists: A dubious group
of thrill-seekers, debauchers and pleasure hounds who see the teachings
of Vítaeous as instructing them to experience everything.
They'll try anything once.
Seristé: Druidic initiate
of the Kerikite Circle who fought the forces of evil in the Plains
of Acheron during Midsummer 204.
Serpent's Eye: Tavern in Timberlake.
Shadow Circle: A secretive and
violent organisation that exists in parallel with the druidic order.
The shadow circle is a much more militant and brutal group who take
druid's beliefs to the nth degree. As many as one in five druids
are also members of the shadow cirlce.
Shadow of Mortis: A group of
warriors allied to the Watchers on the Cusp of Oblivion, who hunt
down and destroy the undead.
Shadowclave: A secret meeting
of the shadow circle, held on the last day of each month. It's normally
quite a violent and nasty affair.
Shadowdancers: Individuals born
with the ability to step into the plain of Shadow and teleport short
distances. They make wonderful assassins and thieves, and are generally
feared by the Urovan populace - labelled as beings of evil. Many
Shadowdancers easily live up to this hype. A group of them were
hired by Thaddeus Carvin to destroy the Watchers attending the Blessing
of 1st Suntask 204. Because of open hatred to their kind, Shadowdancers
tend to stick together making them very dangerous if encountered.
Shadowed Ones: The Shadowmaster's
personal guard and hit-men. They fulfill roughly the same role as
druids do in the Order.
Shadowmaster: The leader of the
Shai'ir, Alicia: Rio Shai'ir's
identical twin sister.
Shai'ir, Rio: Once she was an
initiate of the Church of Fire at Scaldarnus, she was the lover
of Nicos Alluminère and her life was before her. Then on
7 Crispeven 202 she was abducted by agents of the Bombastic Church
at the instigation of her old lover (and Nicos's archenemy) Boudewijn
Berdgardt. Over several months she was brainwashed by the Bombastics
into agreeing with their destructive agenda, and became their agent
called Wren. Boudewijn and Wren became lovers again, but eventually
their terrorism took them separate ways. On 1 Lollmeadow 204 'Wren'
encountered Nicos for the first time in seven seasons. Nicos had
never stopped looking for Rio and recognised her immediately. Wren
did not remember him, although there was some nagging familiarity
she could not quite place. Nicos gave Wren a journal that Maynard
had made of Nicos's life in the hope that by reading it something
of the old Rio would be triggered. Although, the journal confused
her deeply, it did not counteract the Bombastic conditioning. Wren
escaped Castle Caled (the only Bombastic to do so) but she returned
to Uris when she learned that her colleague, Finch, was a prisoner
of the Church of Fire. Wren was captured by the church and sentenced
to Death by Water on 30 Heathaze 204. Boudewijn discovered this
and, at the loss of much pride, communicated Wren's peril to Nicos.
Nicos got the King himself to intercede and grant her freedom, and
the Lord wizard Narramac used magic to banish the Wren persona on
24 Heathaze. However, Rio is having doubts that she is the same
person she used to be. She remembers her past crimes and feels terrible
guilt for them. As Boudewijn said, Narramac did not recreate Rio
as Rio was never destroyed; he created a Rio that never existed.
"You're the one who created a monster!" Boudewijn delcared
to Nicos, "and one day it'll bite you!" But Boudewijn
loved Wren and considered saving Rio to be killing Wren, so perhaps
his opinion shouldn't be taken too seriously. In any event, the
new Rio doubted everything about herself, including her returning
feelings for Nicos. She became close friends with Lady Drasha and,
when Nicos left on the quest for the Seventh Sword, Rio remained
in Umbria. She has since left to find the whereabouts of the missing
Julian Maynard in an attempt to redeem her character. She believes
that she has to live her life from now on doing good, in an attempt
to atone for all the evil she committed as Wren.
Shaitan: Village in Kerikal visited
by Narramac and his Chosen on 42nd Midsummer 204. Shaitan sits on
easternmost boundary of Kerikal and survives through fishing and
trade. It is almost perilously close to the off-shore volcano of
Shalambor: Place were the magical
swords held by the Chosen of Narramac were reputed to have been
Shallock: Member of the Arcanum
Incognita assigned to guard the portal at Galys. On 6 Lollmeadow
204, Shallock allowed his friend Gunlarr to use the portal to escape
the Hounds of Mortis that were pursuing him and Manacus.
Sharrash: Moon god of water,
oceans and rivers, sailors, ships, travel, trade, capriciousnes
and winter. Three churches follow Sharrash: The Church of Water
takes the element itself to be holy; Odyssian Church is the church
of travellers; and the Agisotic faith dedicated to trade and commerce.
Shearcrag Peak: Largest of a
range of hills at the easterly edge of the Plains of Acheron. The
peak is home to the Ebony Tower.
Sheriff: An elected offical of
a hobbit town. Sheriffs sit on a council chaired by the high-sheriff.
This normally turns into a party.
Shifting Sands: Dangerous desert
area in central Junos. It is believed by some that the shifting
sands are a living being that consumes the imprudent traveller.
Shredder: A huge and vicious
orc-hound purchased by Brack Ogrebane from Captain Jorno on 47th
Midsummer 204, much to the horror of Nicos. Brack is slowly training
the dog not to bury his friends.
Sieswich: A town in Kemelicus.
Silivor [marquess]: Ruler of
the island of Hanilly. He keeps two homes in Uris.
Sinkhole of Evil: The southern
pole of Iourn, where the most profane and evil energies of the Great
Dark collect. It is here that Karatath's prison, The Aegis, is found.
Skalas: Duchy of Norandor ruled
from Vrex Cross by Duke Vrexax.
Skald [druid]: Druid of the Norandon
Skaz: Alias given to Ravenna
Tannesh by Nicos, when she disguised herself as a man for the meeting
with Scintila on 45th Suntask 204.
Skellig [captain]: One of the
captains that serve Duke Colharn at Castle Northmeet. It was on
Skellig's watch that Elias, Arvan, Nicos, Raza and Ravenna escaped
Castle Northmeet on 13th Brightday, and he has never forgiven them.
Skellig joined Archnecrotain Varamil on the Barrowmoors during Brightday
and Suntask 204, in an attempt to track down and despatch the dragon,
Skreet: Rat companion of Arvan
Walker-in-Shadows. Its name means "dirty" in rat. He was
released on the edge of the Plains of Acheron on 32nd Midsummer
Slumscum: Popular moniker applied
to the denizens of the Circle Slums.
Smith, Alice: Born into the Smith
family in Autumn 200, Alice is a pretty young lass who seems quite
smitten with Joachim Chiesa. The two have been seeing each other
for the best part of a season, and she seems quite impatient that
Joachim should pull his finger out and propose. In the meantime
her main concern is that her work in the forge will build unsightly
muscles on her otherwise curvavious and decidedly feminine form.
Smith, Gina (née Walker):
Born into the Walker family in Winter 194, Mylee married Ras Smith
in Winter 199. She gave him two children, Alice and Utor, before
she was carried away by an unseasonal fever in the Summer of 200.
Smith, Mylee (née Weaver): Born in the Walker family in Winter
189, Mylee married Worzel Smith in Spring 194. She produced four
children: Ras, Clara, Caitlyn and Esther. Mylee died of shock in
Winter 201, shortly after being told her husband was dead.
Smith, Ras: Blacksmith resident
in Bear's Reach and patriach of the Smith family. Ras is the eldest
child of Worzel and Mylee Smith, born in Autumn 194. He married
Gina Walker in Winter 199. He was widowed Summer 200 and has decided
not to remarry. Ras keeps himself busy working the forge, a task
for which he has a dwarf-like tenacity. He has two children: the
troubled Utor and the pretty Alice. Despite having sufficient strength
to wrestle a bear, Ras is almost impossible to anger. An infuriatingly
rational and placid man, Ras is never one to jump to any conclusion.
This serves him well on the village council. Ras was selected to
officiate at the Festival of Winter Warding in 204 LE, and was extremely
nervous about his role.
Smith, Utor: Apprentice blacksmith
and childhood friend of Krais Brewer, bor in Spring 200. A shy and
inarticulate child, Utor was in love with Kaleena Dyer and asked
Krais to help him win the girl. Krais agreed despite his own feelings
for Kaleena. The whole thing went horribly wrong, when Kaleena rejected
Utor, Utor blames Krais and Krais wounded Utor in a subsequent sword
fight. The truth of the matter is now out Krais has been exonorated
of any wrong-doing although Utor plots his revenge. In preparation
for the Festival of Winter Warding, Utor went hunting for a bear
and killed a mother much to Illyan's disgust. Utor took Lanna Chiesa
to the festival, but he was attacked by an extraplanar assailant
who was after Úsaan Altorro. He is currently recovering.
Smith, Worzel: Once patriach
of the Smith family, Worzel was born in Autumn 188. He married Mylee
Weaver in Spring 194 and together they produced four children: Ras,
Clara, Caitlyn and Esther. Worzel dropped down dead at a council
meeting for no apparent reason in Winter 201.
Snolk [squire]: Squire of Ferring
in the barony of Umbria.
Snorri: Small boy from Timberlake
who was most impressed with meeting the Chosen of Narramac (especially
Ravenna). Has a sister called Gertrude and a father called Merton.
Snowmantle, Illyan: The offspring
of Lyssa Forester and an unknown father, Illyan was born on 24 Greenleaf
200 with the stigma of being a changeling (a half-elf). Illyan was
trained as a healer by an aged practitioner of this dying art. More
information on Illyan can be found in his entry in the Player
ISnowy: Ravenna's wolf-cub and
familiar. Steadfastly loyal and with a taste for paladin-blood.
Snowy was given to Ravenna by her mentor, Derriac.
Sorgann: High priest of the Church
of Air and based in Uris. Present at the Ceremony of the Sword on
25 Heathaze 204.
Sorgar [lord]: Another name for
Count Iltilmus Devries.
Sorgar Road: Road in Norandor
that runs from Lartan Cross to Sorgar.
Sorgar: City located on the south-eastern
coast of Norandor. Sorgar is the principle town of the duchy of
Kemelicus, and is built out into the sea, creating a network of
canals, bridges and islands.
Sorn: One of the militia men from Oakholme. Arrested the party (2)
on 6th Brightday 204.
Sorostrae: Human country in Urova said to be sodden with raw magical
energy. Many powerful wizards and sorcerers fight over the land.
South Timberlake Road: Road in
Norandor that runs from Timberlake to Wallon.
South Uris Road: Road in Norandor
that runs from Uris to Marden via Couton and Lartan Cross.
Spinning Top: High-class boarding
house and tavern located in the Noradon town of Kelrin. It is at
The Spinning Top that monks of the Order of the Seventh Moon undertake
their trial of temptation. The question of how the landlady, Mistress
Weaver, has such accomodating girls on tap has led to some very
searching questions being asked of her regular business.
St Mathers: Justician temple
Stirges: Repellant half-orc who
wanders the streets of Sorgar.
Stone: Fenton Pryde's right-hand
man. Stone is so called because of his strange stone-like skin,
granite jaw and eyes as black as coal.
Stonebark: A primarily gnomish
country bordering on the Land of the League of Tooth and Claw. Stonebark
is a collection of autonomous countries, enclaves and individuals
who band together for mutual protection. Although mainly gnome,
many of the fey are also known to dwell in this northern land.
Stormbringers: The largest of
the Üganthé barbarian tribes in Kerikal, the Stormbringers
are the oldest and most ordered of the wildmen. They are ruled by
Scurn, a chieftain of great wisdom and personal power.
Stormwarden, Kathryn: High priestess
of the Church of Water, based in the city of Uris. She was present
at the Ceremony of the Sword on 25 Heathaze 204.
Straits of Contemplation: The
southern border between Norandor and the lands of Genbasson and
Salmaynak is sometimes only a hundred feet across. Navigation here
is impossible. Many keeps dot this border to watch out for invasion.
Straits of Gunstadtan: The great
chasm separating Norandor from The Gunstadtan hills is 60 miles
across at its widest point, although navigation is treacherous.
Stumbleduck, Boddynock Surglefoot Tam
Tappanier [king]: Ruler of the Pits of Walhoon. An ancient
gnome with a long beard and a wicked sense of humour.
Suffragans: Advisers to high-placed
officials in a church.
Sulcare, Elisabeth [countess]:
Eldest daughter of the ex-Count and Countess Caled. Married to Count
Yulgin Sulcare of Polginshire. She has several children.
Sulcare, Yulgin [count]: Ruler
of Polginshire. Yulgin Sulcare is a peculiarly small man with a
long, pencil thin moustache that dangles below his chin. He has
opinions on all matters, particularly those of which he knows nothing
Swathagar, Hirin: Head of the
Scriveners of Doom in Village of the Eighteen Churches.
Swift, Tannith (Baron): Baron
of the Norandor court, and one of the long line of nobles to come
from the barony of Colmire. Tannith Swift and his retinue arrived
in Bear's Reach on 30 Chillbone 204 at the behest of King Galahyde
to conduct a census and levy 149 seasons of back tax on the populace.
If this was not enough to raise the town's ire, Swift's dislike
of the populace and generally invidious nature was all too obvious.
After taxing the heart out of the town he was murdered on 32 Chillbone
by a most complicated poison. Tarn Brewer was arrested for the deed,
but was found to be innocent after the true murderer (Vitor Grushko)
confessed to the deed shortly before Tarn's execution. It is now
believed that Swift may not have been a baron and had ulterior motives
for coming to the village. This has yet to be proven.
Swiftwind: A tribe of Üganthé
barbarians from Kerikal. The Swiftwinds are renowned for travelling
vast distances in a single day. They are the most nomadic of the
known tribes. They were ruled by the chieftain, Yurtus up until
his death on 34th Midsummer 204.
Sylvani: The church of Terranor
that worships nature in all its forms. Although the sylvanism has
much in common with the old druidic tradition of Urova it is sufficiently
different for most druids to look upon clerics of this faith very
Synod of Flame: Name given to
a meeting between two or more Firewalkers. Synods of Flame take
place only rarely, and tend to signify impending disaster.