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on: August 12, 2021, 05:25:15 PM
A diminutive figure in an oversized coat with a fur pelt is seen making for the Doorkeepers with an official looking scroll. However rather than matters of Court or Stately Affair, comes a most unusual whisper.

In the wake of such he is seen raising proclamation  and distributing flyers, written with the aid of Handmaiden Sidonie.


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Zydofamir Akesh
Attend to and attention. Akesh bring word of New Throne. Forgive as still learn common. By Declaration of House of New Throne, and in wake of Count's most gracious raise of Fifth House, come announcement.

Many speak of Lord, many speak of Promise, but Akesh speak of Lady. For it is Lady who soothe soul of sore slave with tender touch. It is Lady who attend community of fair and noble peoples for betterment of all. It is Lady who bring forth the care and caress of Mother Ward.

The Time of Winter so many shout upon us soon. That food must be stored. That war must be waged. So come too, The Season of Suiting. For to be prepared for cold winter, one too must find dearest warmth. Eligiable men and women shall be raised for partnership and more to strengthen ward. Be well.

Season of Suiting

The House of Sunpurse
Dame Eris Hale - Esteemed woman of graceful position and station. Religious and comely, with glasses that frame beautiful face.  Ideal candidate for gentleman most nobble.
Handmaid Sidonie - Chosen Favored of Headmaid, Cleans good house, capable in kitchen of make exquisite Royal Pheasant from Family Recipe. Also enjoys Bowhunt.
René Anastasio - Capable Duelist and Social splendor. Many young woman seen coming and go from Manor courting attention and audience. Each leaving satisfied.
Cyrus Jameth - Up and Coming retainer who has great favor of Count, command of many mission, swift route for social climb. Capable warrior and firm hand. Dutiful to Count, Dutiful to Bride.
Leoprande van der Foyl - Hunter of Wizard and Seamsealer. Classically trained in combat with well read intellect. Can bring exotic treasure to would be bride and tales of adventure.
Akesh - Is Akesh.
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The House of Velstra
Dame Fleta Blacke - With robust tracts of... land, many in Ward praise vineyard and noblesse oblige and talent for attending to the needs of Steading and smallfolk.
Gethin Winespill - Absolved of crimes by Father, leader of Deep Ring Run Company, often of adventure and high undertaking.
Wilfred Cadmael of Cadspyre - Talented Seamster with exceedingly tall tower. Appreciator of many young women, unable as of yet to find perfect match.
Mistande Warden - A woman of gratuitous heft and most ample... personality. Perfect for crushing spirits of small feeble man of ward who best Royal Huntsman in her honor.
Minerva Hodges - Proclaimed best drinker in town, woman of mystery and graceful mystique. Delicate ashen flower.
Lapis Binahirim - A young woman with a lust for knowledge and skillful worker of cloth, suitable for any in need of improving themselves.
Poppy Hawkerscroft - A young woman with talent for the painting, enjoyment of the socialize, and charitable heart in pursuit of  once Ticker Square and other. Ideal for gentleman in need of tending.
Rand Bronzeorb - Small halfling hunter of Velstra. Ideal for Ticker Merchant Halfling seeking fair place in Burgage.
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The House of Glitt
Lady Maireed Glitt - Presently Unwed. Savior of House of Glitt. Capable warrior, Capable Sorcere.
Wade Anderstone  - Sorcere  of no small talent, but also of no small stomach. Enjoys well cooked meal from any woman, would undoubtedly enjoy being groomed by graceful hand of wife.
Tristam Veers - Counselor of Counsel of Peers, robust bladesman, capable hunter, well known for victories in strife against Ghylherd and Relocation of Refugee of Ninety Four. Cares much for Little Ticker.
Argyle of Clan MacGregor - Victorious in recent Duello with Dame Fleta Blacke, Winner of many False King's Dispensaries, reportedly susceptible to suggestion from many powers. Easily controlled by Wife.
Warley. Ashencroft - A measured man of care and caution, a worthy husband to any who would spark a fire in a level man.
Tanook - A sorcere of the Sands, Titanbound in conquest of the foes of many. A fair warrior for a Maiden's delicate hands
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The House of Orza
Lord Kristoff Orza - Dancer of Blades and Dancer of Hearts. Has evaded conquest by many female who would pursue. Roams free ripe for capture and shackle to bedpost.
Andrick - Quickblade and high placing finalist of Dame Fleta Blacke's Ingaugural Tournament.
Ekaterina - Sorcere said to be of unique Heritage. Fiery of Temper, Passionate of Pursuit, famously quarrel with Hunters Guild Warden.
Kenneth - Seamster capable of much and often selling Artifice of Wand and Potion, lover of Snakes, familiar with cold and heartless love.
Jana Goodman - An Archer who never misses of her mark with piercing eyes and soft, delicate neck. In search of Goodman.
Desran - A gentleman of sense, reason, and prefers discipline over wanton strife. Perfect for unruly woman of tempestuous nature.
Colanthea Brask - Deceased
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The House of Moonspear
Malik Adalya - Long standing Inquisitor, recently named Champion of Ward by Counsel of Peers in upcoming conflict of Ghyl and False King.
Aatish the Firebrand - Castellan of fabled Grey Keep in deep ring, binder of Flames of Promise.
Lissandra Frier - Powerful Sorcere, worthy handmaid and graceful tender of Many of House Moonspear.
Vivian of Razor's Web - She knows well to soothe the pain of prisoners, such tender, much care. Perfect for a Warrior in search of caring wife.
Wild Wednesday Watkins - Deceased
Elleanor Cadmael - Missing, presumed Deceased
Iosopen Fayasoi -Deceased
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Minor and Rising Figure
Regent Sunspyre - Oathbound with Familial Ties to House of Sunpurse, Cousin of fair Lady Oriana, large tracts of Land in Ring Nine Eight.
Lazzario Montegeleas - Loyal of Count, aspirations of Knighthood, Temper of raw passion. Suitable for any woman who would seek rise.
Buonfiglio Montegeleas - A man who is most dapper, socially adept, and wise of political affair. Free of burdens of being Heir to home, seeks a suiting woman.
Francine of Strovar - Capable warrior and traveling sellsword to provide for robust family in Steading.
Augustus - His Devotion to Lord, to Lady, only outmatched by his devotion to friends. Any Woman would be so lucky to kneel at his altar.
Quin Stillsky - A Young artisan and burgeoning duelist eager to make his name in the Ward and win his father's pride with a lovely bride.
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on: August 13, 2021, 01:28:42 AM
For the first time since the Lady Oriana Sunpurse's suitorship ended the House of Sunpurse shuffles with an odd energy's presence. Men and women of the House Sunpurse are seen coming and going most furiously seeking the one named Akesh. At one time in the foyer of the Manor members of House Sunpurse alongside the family Montegelas and even a young woman from the Steadings were all hounding the diminutive matchmaker over one thing or another.

The House abustle as tongues whip, gentlemen and handmaidens preen, and others react after the raising of what is becoming known simply as "The List"

As matters subside and retainers return to their patrol word rings out on high.


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Zydofamir Akesh
Bid Greet. As the Season of Suiting commences, comes the first of many hurdle. A showcasing of truest love.

The Dame Blacke asks for Rene of Anastasio for a letter of love. It begins such: The Gallant Hero against the Brutish and ravenous Glittsman who is swayed by the Blackheart Sick of the Sleeper.

They are to duel in coming days and the gallant will dedicate his victory, and a single lovely Royal Favor Flower, to the Dame should she grace contest with her fair presence. Then the love letter to arrive.
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on: August 13, 2021, 10:05:44 PM
With swirling rumors of a Duello between Sunpurse and Glitt, an upcoming Poetry Contest, and even word of a multiple bracket tournament being organized the opportunities to show courtship bring no shortage.

More names raised upon "The List", Iosopen Fayasoi, Jenna Goodman, Buonfiglio Montegelas, and Vivian of Razor
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on: August 14, 2021, 07:12:52 AM
Retainer Lars is removed from the list amidst news from House Velstra. What a scandal... Will his prospects ever recover?

As more additional common-folk added to the rising figures, from among the throngs of comers, goers, and gossip comes a howling young man in victory.


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Visangiri Bataev
HAHAH!! I've done it!! I'm getting married first, sucks to be all of you losers! The victor of the season of suiting?! ME. That's right! Visangiri Bataev, the best treasure hunter around, and now I got the best bride to be in these parts of 99!! Woohoo!!!

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Lissandra Fier
Fair Ward, this is Lissandra Fier of House Moonspear. In celebration of this 'season of suiting' I am announcing my marriage to be to Visangiri Bataev. It is to be a small affair, nothing grand.

The flowing of the heart spring eternal...

The first, but certainly not of last...
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on: August 16, 2021, 09:07:44 AM
It began of ill portent. The Raising of the Necromancer Blacksmile stirring chaos and terror as the vile claims of the Blackmages of the sewers came to fruition. Siege and more swirling. By the dawn of the next day it appeared to be affairs of the Peerage back to usual. Two Great Houses, alike in dignity, with House Wizards arguing over the hand of a maid of Sunpurse.  With the first wedding announced, came too the first Contest between suitors. There was formal declaration of courtship by the Bishop of the Lady and esclation with talk of House Orza's Wizard stating he was prepared if need be to face a Duel to the Death to clear a rival suitor from the board. After initial delay, the Retainers of Orza and Moonspear both took to the bridge to profess their love for the Maid of Sunpurse.

Quote from: Kenneth Lipton
As has been heard far and wide my heart burns for her so. Her quiet grace, ivory skill and unmatched beauty are a prize to say the least. When good Iosopen here would not agree to the death I insisted - for Sidonie is worth such a display.

With a blushing hand and a gaze to the next, did the Moonspear speak.

Quote from: Iosopen Fayosi
Sidonie since I first met you my heart began to beat again, I know yours may not be as such like mine but I believe you are the one for me.

Perhaps like the black and white of good and evil can our love blossom.

The two Wizards would take of themselves a position on each end of the bridge, draw of their spell and seamstry, and take to magical violence.

Swift use of summons gave the Moonspear an early leg up but the Orzan rallied with a well placed Enchantment, holding the Wizard himself in place - no small feat in a Duello between Wizards. As the Fire Elemental tore through the Moonspear's ward and laid him low.

During what would follow did the Retainers Artul and Wednesday Watkins both vocally raise of their consternation, before the latter's temper taking hold. Artul demanding mercy, Watkins howling in fury, and the mendicant Vivian of Moonspear attending their now charred Wizard's corpse.

In a rare feat of gallantry from the House of Orza, did Retainer Lipton distinguish himself as further gentleman.


Quote from: Kenneth Lipton
Sidonie I have done this for you fair maiden. It is my hope you understand how I yearn for you so.

[He removes his helm and takes a knee, before offering her a tender kiss upon the hand.]

Before though the young women of the ward could swoon of the tale of romance for the ages -

The tension cut by a knife, quite literally as the crowd descended into bloodshed and chaos. Smoke billowing and swords drawn.  Spells flying as Orzan Retainer Besk cut down by spell and then by blade, put to death. A Knave of the 99th engaged by Wednesday Watkins, before the Bishop of the Lady brutally beaten and even fellow Moonspear Retainer Fier struck by the Deep Ring Runner's fury.

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--Rumours fly of House Moonspear, after recently only returning to the Ward, starting to murder people after the outcome of a duel that they seemingly didn't agree with. No doubt an official stance from the Houses will come in time...--

--Amidst the blood and chaos, a helm half-orc continues his thankless task of mopping and sweeping the blood, dirt and debris from the cobbles...--

As threats fly from the knaves of Watkins' stoning for her treason in striking a knave for peacekeeping after mruder, as daggers drawn by Orza in reciprocated fury over a slain retainer, came announcement by Aatish the Firebrand. The exile of Wednesday Watkins for murder and a bounty upon her head if House Orza captures her as a sign of good will, and three times that bounty if the Knaves bring her back alive, but before she could finish her whispers the beasts of the realm smell of the Blood in the Water...

A massive Black Wolf of cryptid legend seen prowling the Peerage having attacked Aatish and assailing other prisoners. A Threat from the Ruby see it to flee, but not before rumors further swirling of Knaves abducted, House Glitt and others falling prey.

DM Shout
--Tonight, truly, was a night of wolf slaughter...--
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on: August 16, 2021, 08:06:17 PM
As the Season of Suiting escalates further a far more formal display underway - A Contest for the hand of a title Dame of the Feast, the Lionguard Fleta Blacke. The decorum and distinction expected of such an ordeal casts a pale shadow over the embarrassment that befell House Moonspear yestereve. The Highlanders of Glitt parade out in force after the hanging of Wednesday Watkins for their champion Argyle of Clan MacGreggor. Of the House of Sunpurse is Dame Hale and the newly raised Florin seen escorting René Anastasio  to the bridge.

Per tradition before the contest both Suitors gave address to the Dame fair.

Quote from: Argyle of Clan MacGregor
Och aye, ahr git tae beat the sassenach then arh git arh title aye n'wee barins roonin' aboot hoose glitt.

The Dame graciously inclining her head while the crowd murmured. Then came the challenged.

Quote from: René Anastasio
Such a lady lovely as she, the Dame Fleta Blacke,. To you I dedicate this wondrous contest.

The fighting was swift and ferocious as two seasoned duelists took to the bridge with gusto. The potions clattering and the greatblades crossing. A furious highland onslaught parried with a gentleman's experience in the dueling pitch, countered by a horrifying display of a fierce second wind by the Highlander. Ultimately though it would be Retainer Anastasio who would strike the winning blow, laying his opponent unconcious upon the Bridge.

While the House of Glitt quickly tended to their fallen champion, did Dame Blacke step upon the bridge to deliver a Promise, and a Prize.

A Ruby of Esteem held out in her hand as she raised such before her newly raised Suitor.

Quote from: Dame Fleta Blacke
"To the one who's life I held in my hands... Ye shall build for me a home, a house fit for our family to be, so that I may abandon my roam, and know our decendents wealthy."

"Ye shall gift me with the blackest glove, so I know ye a master of favour. Not just a fool struck by love, but a commander of death and savior."

"Then win mine heart with but a kiss, so that I may live without dismay,

From that day I shall swear this, I shall love, honour, and obey."

Gossips take to wildfire anew as the dashing Retainer of Sunpurse besting the glittsman who bested Dame Blacke in honorduel! And in such courteous and proper fashion to announce his courtship publicly before the ward's onlookers. That the Dame herself would promise her hand for the Retainer's Suitor Quest sends the romantics of the ward aflutter and ablushing. Who will be matched with whom next? Where are Dame Hale's suitors? Which lady shall wrestle the eye of so many away from Sidonie of Sunpurse? Oh I need a new dress a young woman may say, oh a new tunic for the feast at the vale a dapper fellow may mention...

...Yet a shrewd eye may notice so too do names begin to be struck from the Suitor lists...
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on: August 17, 2021, 07:27:06 AM
While speculation among the gossips and debutantes swirled, the longing glances as the negotiation tables in quiet, the inability to keep eyes from each other at the Count's Meeting of the Lords... confirmation comes at last.

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Malik Adalya

Though I had something far more grandiose planned, I cannot wait longer. This humble announcement must suffice. [He clears his throat, preparing.]

As the House Sunpurse did extend graciousness to the return of my Banner, now I seek to offer in good faith a gift to strengthen our Union. I make myself fit as a Suitor of one of their own in their Holy Season.

With this formal declaration I, Malik Adalya, The Inquisitor and Hammer of House Moonspear, do announce my pursuit in courting the Dame Eris Hale.

A past intertwined since first glance. And cut from the same cloth in far too many ways. My Dear Dame - we will we prove a suitable pair in coming days.

In the dead of night as word spreads the bell-chain of House Sunpurse rings thrice...

After Dame Blacke's extravagant expectations and demands of her Suitor many are quick to gossip what may come of the famed Inquisitor's march towards Wedlock...

Particularly considering the bar set by Lady Oriana's own extravagant and legendary courtship...

...As a diminutive Mystic with a long flowing beard is dispatched from Dusk's Cradle with a bottle of Cider for the Dame.
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