In order to protect their people from the Abrendese Militia and stand united on interplanetary issues, the Erré leaders formed the Erré Coalition. The larger islands send reinforcements to smaller islands and share all information of suspicious Shéar activities. It’s difficult to protect Tsotska d’la Mer, but for the most part, it’s an effective method of protecting their inhabitants from the dangers of the Chronoscape and system politics.
They are considered neutral and do not side with any other affiliations. At the same time, they abhor the collection of slaves, especially when such raids are on their own world. They share their information with the Naki Alliance, who will do their best to retrieve any lost inhabitants or pass on information about upcoming raids.
|Erré Coalition Leaders|
She has been Phinae-mar long enough to forget her original name, but not so long to forget her humanity. It’s difficult to surprise or impress her, but she does enjoy watching life blossom in front of her and despises when someone sets out to harm. She will foil the ships of pirates, twist the paths of the Chronoscape near the sea when attacks are planned, and forcibly whisk away slavers to a quiet corner of the Chronoscape. She spends much of her time close to Tsotska d’la Mer, though the speed she travels with renders her nearly omnipresent.
In her youth, she spent way too much time racing gryphons. Her racing techniques were eventually incorporated into the official cavalry training regimen. Her quick reflexes and ability to act under pressure earned her a prominent spot among the T’terre, along with the honorable title of T’terre-mar. Even without a gryphon, she’s capable of zipping wherever she likes with a bit of wind magic. She isn’t as powerful as some of the stormbringers of the T’terre, but she still manages to summon a bit of sparks when angered.
This dainty lady loves tea and reading murder mysteries. She was a child prodigy in all kinds of magic, giving her a superiority complex that she still totes around and attracting many more spirits than normal. While annoying to those that deal with her on a daily basis, her attitude helps immensely when negotiating with other powers. When she is not needed in politics, she teaches advanced charm magic at the university to those she deems worthy.
Rixor-mar is a highly intelligent man that deals with powers far and near in the Chronoscape. While the Abrendese tend to ignore Erré desires, messages from him never go unanswered. He simply holds too much power for them to ignore. He is capable of anticipating the movements of his enemies and preventing catastrophe before it happens. On the other hand, he struggles to be a peacemaker in his own domain, perpetuating the split between his own people.
This Ocean/Fire Rider likes to hide his age by staying in his decidedly adorable gecko form. Despite his appearance, he’s a fearsome Dragon Master that has learned all kinds of dragon magic–including the sort elemental dragons can’t learn themselves. He works with wild dragons as much as he does people. Although he’s a powerful Rider, he’s not particularly skilled at politics. He may or may not have a relationship with the Phinae-mar…but would you suspect that adorable face of having an affair? Didn’t think so.
Known Dragons: Moses 117, Styx 171, Chrysanthemum 144, Tempura 687, Leviathan 545
When the Abrendese arrived at Shérok, they were welcomed with open arms. Unfortunately, the Abrendese went ahead and assassinated those in power and claimed the world as their own. After the capture of Shérok and dissolution of its original kingdoms, the people of Shérok took things into their own hands. They initially acted as traveling entertainers to recruit people to their rebellious cause. When they were discovered, they became a little more organized and formed a base of operations. Although their location is known to the Abrendese Militia, it is impossible to capture due to its proximity to their own stronghold and the many protections in place to combat physical, technological, biological, and magical forms of control.
Out of all groups, they are the most versatile and have the force of six former kingdoms behind them. The Ringleaders are separated by their specialties. Characters may choose any of the sects to join and occasionally do favors for other sects.
- Support | These people provide healing of all sorts, maintain barriers where needed, and constantly develop new techniques to keep them ahead of the Abrendese without resorting to unethical research. The only time they run into danger is if they are acting as field medics. They assist in making physical weapons effective against advanced weaponry.
- Physical Fighters | The strength and prowess of a fighter is highly prized among Shéar, even if it’s considered outdated by the Abrendese and puts them at a serious disadvantage. With the help of their support and technological fighters, they manage to fight on par with the Abrendese and successfully translate their traditions into modern warfare. The role of physical fighter is considered the greatest honor among the Rebellion, since it represents the original spirit of the Shéar kingdoms.
- Magical Fighters | Their magic is rumored to be a gift from the god of life and death. They are particularly good at sailing, so they serve as the largest marine force in the small Shéar ocean. They practice all forms of magic, with the most powerful among them having dragon allies to assist in magic learning.
- Technological Fighters | When you’re up against people with lasers and space ships, it’s foolish to rely on swordplay and martial arts. Technological fighters use mechanical weapons, including but not limited to lasers, guns, fighter vehicles, explosives, electronic interruption devices, and similar things. The only type of technology they do not dabble in is hacking. They communicate closely with the Naki Alliance, almost entirely funding them through their commissions, since they are more adept with digital warfare. The technological fighters also assist in making physical weapons effective against more powerful Abrendese weapons.
- Erasers | Like the magical fighters, they are avid users of magic. Unlike them, they specialize in destructive magics. They aren’t beyond using physical means and biological agents to dispose of their targets. Concealed weapon training is mandatory for them. They get their information from other sects, the Ringleader decides who is the most dangerous from this information, and they are expected to execute their duties without question.
- Espionage | These people are critical to the defense of the Rebellion. They intercept any and all attacks towards the main force. Unfortunately, they also act the part perfectly, often contributing to the mess. Only the Ringleader and their close associates know the identities of these people. The only way to keep them out of harm’s way is to warn them to avoid certain locations before a Rebellion attack.
|Shéar Rebellion Leader|
An Abrendese noble by birth, she financed and eventually grew to lead the Shéar Rebellion. Although there are many people that lead their own divisions, they ultimately get paid by her, and thus answer to her. She is less about the ethics of the rebellion and more about wanting to be on the winning side. Although spoiled in her upbringing, she also learned all kinds of diplomacy techniques and uses it to her advantage. She only knows how to win and will stop at nothing in her quest for power.
The Naki Alliance is primarily focused on maintaining peace. They consider themselves allies to both Eredia and Shérok, but they do not actively work against the Abrendese Militia. Instead, they focus on liberating slaves, preventing future raids, gathering information, welcoming new inhabitants from the Chronoscape, and supporting those in need. They are widely respected among the all peoples due to their charity and effort to perform ethically. They believe that cooperating with the Abrendese to change their policies is superior to attacking them and attempting to claim power again.
Unlike other affiliations, memberships are implied when someone takes up the Naki title. Wanderers are very trusting of Naki, who are expected to refer those in need to practicing members of the Naki Alliance. The main organization will commission their own people for materials or services to strengthen this bond, so long as such workers are available. If a Naki is found to mislead escaped slaves or visitors of the Chronoscape, they are stripped of their title by the family and the information is passed on to the Shéar Rebellion. While the Shéar are more focused on liberation of the kingdoms rather than its inhabitants, they consider acting against the Alliance to be acting against them and will handle it accordingly.
Dragon Riders are surprisingly scarce in the group, with much of the central organization going without. Riders are therefore highly treasured and given special tasks that can’t be done through communication. The Riders use the gathered information to infiltrate Abrendese strongholds and free slaves. The information is mainly gathered through electronic intelligence gathering (hacking, of course), and they work to exchange information between all others groups to prevent bloodshed. This includes Abrendese nobles who disagree with the policy of slaves, even if they are content with the rest of the political situation.
|Naki Alliance Leader|
Originally a Peregrine, he grew tired of wandering and settled in Shérok. His aptitude with technology and kind nature gave him a permanent home among the Naki. Sydney never forgets a name and goes out of his way to make others welcome, no matter where they are from. He was unofficially appointed the leader of the Alliance since he is the only one who can keep up with everything. Rumor has it that he cut off his left arm himself, preferring something a little more customizable.
Glory, grandeur, and grasp. These three g’s represent the central philosophy of the Abrendese. After destroying their own homeworld due to reasons beyond their comprehension, they have settled on Shérok and work to discover just where they went wrong. Their position here is temporary, but nonetheless, they see themselves as the rulers of this place. They brought with them technology of all kinds, medicine, research, and knowledge from all corners of the Chronoscape. They pride themselves on being able to run an entire world peacefully. Their accomplishments have brought great wealth to the system and nearby areas of the Chronoscape. Most importantly, their grasp on the solar system continues to expand.
Knowledge is their priority, and they use their power to secure it. The study of magic—which appears to be proliferous in the system—is done in the hopes that they can return and heal their own world. Although they don’t know whether or not their planet’s decline was due to a lack of magic, magic appears to be the best solution to regenerate the world. As the magical resources of Shérok diminish, they are struggling to understand why that is and how to reverse it.
They have no qualms with using humans or Chronoscape inhabitants as their subjects. From their view, they are taking their guinea pigs from the dangerous wilds and giving them a better life—albeit a shorter one. In the best situations, these people walk away with quite a few enhancements. The innate talents of dragon riders and how their dragons can generate elemental magic through them are of particular interest. Dragon riders who do not agree with their philosophies are used as subjects, while those that do are only subject to checkups at regular intervals and mandatory service in the militia.
|Abrendese Militia Leader|
Leonard is the product of an oddly successful experiment in magic enhancement. He is capable of raising any elemental dragon, including ones which previously lost their Riders–something once thought impossible. He is incredibly stern and serious about his work. His no-nonsense attitude and zero tolerance policies gave him a huge advantage in the militia at the cost of his social life. Though he enjoys drinking outside of working hours, he rarely finds someone to do it with.
Known Dragons: Phantom 149, Marionette 176, Excalibur 150, Kirin 116, Goliath 145, Dawn 631, Shakespeare 588