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TOPIC | [Lore] The Longest Winter [WIP]
[center][font=Garamond][size=4][b]WIP[/b] _________________________________________________________________________ Welcome to my very WIP Lore thread! This will hold the chronicles of my clan's past, present, and future. I will try to stick with one story-line at a time, and to keep links organized chronologically, although updates my come at any time and take many forms, from art, prose, and dragon bios, to anything else that strikes my fancy _________________________________________________________________________ [i]Far to the south, a mountain dips its roots to drink in the cold sea. Her flanks are shrouded by mist, and her slopes shrouded with snow. Summer is as short as it is brilliant here, and the winters are long and dark - but even in the darkest moments, a light can be found.[/i] [b]Welcome to Brightwinter[/b] [url=http://u.cubeupload.com/kaitlyn/brightwinterfinal.png][img]http://u.cubeupload.com/kaitlyn/brightwinterpreview.png[/img][/url] [i]"Don't let appearances deceive you - it may look like a beautiful, shining gem of a city - and it certainly is that - but it is a fortress as well, and it has seen its share of bloodshed."[/i] - Verrin, Brightwinter historian and scribe This clan has not always been a place of acceptance and peace. Not so long ago, it was ruled over by one with a heart colder than the ice itself, who brought his curse back to all of the clan. Even before that, it's history is not as noble as some might claim. These days, however, it is ruled over by a benevolent guardian and a council of dragons representing every element. Even so, there are those within the clan who are wise to wonder how long such peace can last. _________________________________________________________________________ Brightwinter is located in the far south, on the mountainous coastlines where the long antarctic nights are often alight with pure elemental magic. It is an ancient fortress remade into an expansive city, carved from stone and ice into a glacier on the side of a mountain. The clan does a good portion of it's trade by sea, and sends its representatives over sea or occasionally over land to marketplaces, gatherings, or other clans both for trade, to acquire knowledge, and to strengthen their ties with their allies or to make new connections. Travelers are welcomed to the glacial city with warm hospitality - a precious thing in such an inhospitable region. You'll find a handful of allied dragons with other affiliations in the clan's lair at any one time - merchant traders, travelling scholars, free spirits, all find themselves welcomed these days at Brightwinter. The clan is currently in it's own Third Age, Brightwinter, a sort of Renaissance golden period following the Second Age, a generation of darkness and bloodshed known as the Bloodwinter (more on that later). Before that was a monarchical ice clan with a history that reaches back before the beginning of their own written and oral historical records, for many generations, to a legendary pact with the Icewarden to watch over the mountain that they still call home. These days the clan welcomes dragons of all elements and is governed in part by a clan of representatives from all flights, in addition to the Arkhos, who rule of the clan together with the help of other advisors. This time of stability and cooperation has lead to a surge in trade as well as brought new frontiers in the knowledge and culture of the city, but there are those who wonder how long it can last, and others who are already working to their own ends. [b]WIP [/size][/font][/center]
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Welcome to my very WIP Lore thread! This will hold the chronicles of my clan's past, present, and future. I will try to stick with one story-line at a time, and to keep links organized chronologically, although updates my come at any time and take many forms, from art, prose, and dragon bios, to anything else that strikes my fancy
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Far to the south, a mountain dips its roots to drink in the cold sea. Her flanks are shrouded by mist, and her slopes shrouded with snow. Summer is as short as it is brilliant here, and the winters are long and dark - but even in the darkest moments, a light can be found.

Welcome to Brightwinter

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"Don't let appearances deceive you - it may look like a beautiful, shining gem of a city - and it certainly is that - but it is a fortress as well, and it has seen its share of bloodshed." - Verrin, Brightwinter historian and scribe

This clan has not always been a place of acceptance and peace. Not so long ago, it was ruled over by one with a heart colder than the ice itself, who brought his curse back to all of the clan. Even before that, it's history is not as noble as some might claim. These days, however, it is ruled over by a benevolent guardian and a council of dragons representing every element. Even so, there are those within the clan who are wise to wonder how long such peace can last.
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Brightwinter is located in the far south, on the mountainous coastlines where the long antarctic nights are often alight with pure elemental magic. It is an ancient fortress remade into an expansive city, carved from stone and ice into a glacier on the side of a mountain.

The clan does a good portion of it's trade by sea, and sends its representatives over sea or occasionally over land to marketplaces, gatherings, or other clans both for trade, to acquire knowledge, and to strengthen their ties with their allies or to make new connections. Travelers are welcomed to the glacial city with warm hospitality - a precious thing in such an inhospitable region. You'll find a handful of allied dragons with other affiliations in the clan's lair at any one time - merchant traders, travelling scholars, free spirits, all find themselves welcomed these days at Brightwinter.

The clan is currently in it's own Third Age, Brightwinter, a sort of Renaissance golden period following the Second Age, a generation of darkness and bloodshed known as the Bloodwinter (more on that later). Before that was a monarchical ice clan with a history that reaches back before the beginning of their own written and oral historical records, for many generations, to a legendary pact with the Icewarden to watch over the mountain that they still call home.

These days the clan welcomes dragons of all elements and is governed in part by a clan of representatives from all flights, in addition to the Arkhos, who rule of the clan together with the help of other advisors. This time of stability and cooperation has lead to a surge in trade as well as brought new frontiers in the knowledge and culture of the city, but there are those who wonder how long it can last, and others who are already working to their own ends.


WIP

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[center][font=Garamond][size=4] _________________________________________________________________________ [b]Notable Dragons[/b] [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/292498/29249700.png[/img] [b]Glacia[/b] [i]Harbinger of the Third Age, Arkhos of the Burning Light[/i] Current Arkhos of Brightwinter, Guardian charged with keeping watch over the clan. She takes her duties as a Guardian and war-time leader seriously but has relinquished most of her day-to-day power to the council and her advisors in an age of peace and prosperity. [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/292498/29249701.png[/img] [b]Verrin[/b] [i]Maker of the Best Cup of Tea in Brightwinter[/i] Brightwinter Clan Master Historian, advisor to the council and Arkhos, friend to many and enemey to A Select Few. Spends a lot of time buried in Brightwinter's archives these days but still enjoys traveling to other clans and indulging in adventures now and then. [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/324009/32400814.png[/img] [b]Lucan[/b] [i]The Usurper, Harbinger of the Second Age, The Undying, Arkhos of the Bloodwinter[/i] Banished and deposed ex-Arkhos of Bloodwinter, An Imperial who seized the throne and slew his own kin to bring about an age of tribute to the Plaguebringer. These days he is in exile, his location unkown. [img]http://flightrising.com/rendern/avatars/346859/34685890.png[/img] [b]Vrulcyr[/b] [i]The Thirsty One, The Drinker Of Life, The Living Blade, The Shattered[/i] A Dragon who used to be a sword, or was it the other way around? She was one of Lucan's closest allies, until she was shattered in a battle against Glacia and her allies. No-one is quite sure what happened to the pieces, or what it would mean if she were to be re-forged. _________________________________________________________________________ [b]Notable Places, Factions, and Other Things[/b] [b]The Anvindr[/b] 'Anvindr' Is an Old Norse name composed of the elements ‘an’, meaning against, and ‘vindr’ meaning the wind. Hence, the name Anvindr means ‘against the wind’. She is a three-mast Schooner built to accommodate a bellyfull of cargo and a handful of crew - with room enough for a few larger dragons. Her Captain is an Imperial called Typhon, a merchant who’s made a small fortune for himself and his crew running up and down the coastlines of Sornieth. The open sea calls to him, but he prefers to stay close to civilization when he can. The Anvindr's trips to brightwinter twice yearly are a vital link to the rest of Sornieth for the clan's prosperity, allowing them to sell finished goods and purchase the raw materials needed for the months ahead. [/size][/font][/center]


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Notable Dragons


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Glacia
Harbinger of the Third Age, Arkhos of the Burning Light
Current Arkhos of Brightwinter, Guardian charged with keeping watch over the clan. She takes her duties as a Guardian and war-time leader seriously but has relinquished most of her day-to-day power to the council and her advisors in an age of peace and prosperity.

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Verrin
Maker of the Best Cup of Tea in Brightwinter
Brightwinter Clan Master Historian, advisor to the council and Arkhos, friend to many and enemey to A Select Few. Spends a lot of time buried in Brightwinter's archives these days but still enjoys traveling to other clans and indulging in adventures now and then.

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Lucan
The Usurper, Harbinger of the Second Age, The Undying, Arkhos of the Bloodwinter
Banished and deposed ex-Arkhos of Bloodwinter, An Imperial who seized the throne and slew his own kin to bring about an age of tribute to the Plaguebringer. These days he is in exile, his location unkown.

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Vrulcyr
The Thirsty One, The Drinker Of Life, The Living Blade, The Shattered
A Dragon who used to be a sword, or was it the other way around? She was one of Lucan's closest allies, until she was shattered in a battle against Glacia and her allies. No-one is quite sure what happened to the pieces, or what it would mean if she were to be re-forged.

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Notable Places, Factions, and Other Things

The Anvindr 'Anvindr' Is an Old Norse name composed of the elements ‘an’, meaning against, and ‘vindr’ meaning the wind. Hence, the name Anvindr means ‘against the wind’.

She is a three-mast Schooner built to accommodate a bellyfull of cargo and a handful of crew - with room enough for a few larger dragons. Her Captain is an Imperial called Typhon, a merchant who’s made a small fortune for himself and his crew running up and down the coastlines of Sornieth. The open sea calls to him, but he prefers to stay close to civilization when he can.

The Anvindr's trips to brightwinter twice yearly are a vital link to the rest of Sornieth for the clan's prosperity, allowing them to sell finished goods and purchase the raw materials needed for the months ahead.


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