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Having fun updating my game world of Kelleemah to VsD

Kian of the Three Deaths,

The Free Peoples are more superstitious than most and as such, they do not have just one god of death, but three. Collectively, they are known as the Three Deaths. Kian was the 1st Mate of the Orphans Wrath and would have made a great captain someday. He was both a brave fighter and a hard worker. He still needed Wisdom, but under Barek’s tutelage, Kian was seen as his successor. Jareb was sent by Ishana to kill Kian on that fateful day. Kian is the god of death by battle, sorcery, and old age. For the Free Peoples, these were the most honorable ways to die. Even though Kian is a God of Death, he is an honored god. He is not feared, for Kian protects the souls of the dead until the chains of Kelleemah are broken and the dead can move on to their afterlife. His mark is the skull, and in the playing deck, he is the Jack of Diamonds. His sword is a scimitar and has sometimes been known as Kian’s Curse, The Sword of Ancestors, Spirit Caller, and Soul Singer.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.

Jareb of the Three Deaths,

Jareb was the 2nd Mate aboard the Orphan’s Wrath. He was a bully and he loved the gold too much. He did not know when to stop gambling and tended to quickly lose his share of the plunder. He was an easy mark for Ishana. She used his jealousy of Kian and love of gold to bring him to her side. He was supposed to murder Kian, striking him before he had a chance to draw his weapon. But, he could not bring himself to kill Kian that way. He wanted a stand-up fight and he wanted to prove that he was better. So instead, he challenged him to a duel. This actually benefited Ishana’s plans, for the duel created the distraction that allowed the undead crew of the Dread Vargr to surprise the encampment. In the end, neither proved himself the better swordsman, for they died upon each other’s blade. Jareb is the god of death by murder, betrayal, and ill luck. Jareb’s love of gold is said to be so strong, that if you die with enough gold upon your person, you may be able to bribe the god of death and return to the living. This belief has led to the custom of burying the dead with a golden coin within the corpse’s mouth. His mark is a golden coin, and in the playing deck, he is the 10 regardless of the suite. His is a long sword and has sometimes been known as Jareb’s Curse, The Sword of Graves, Oath Shredder, and Corpse Stealer.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.

Oran of the Three Deaths,

Oran was a swabbie, mopping the deck and doing other menial duties. He was a thin lazy man and a coward. Early on in the quests for the shards, he was caught trying to steal one. Master Rune called a meeting of the crew and Oran was convicted of the theft of plunder. He was to be hung by his feet and thrown overboard, being pulled by the ship until he drowned or until he was eaten by one of the denizens of the deep. But the Hag stood between Oran and the ocean and said that he could not die and that he was one of the crew that is fated to be a shard bearer. It was at this time that she named the 20 bearers of the shards, the 20 who would have the swords made, the 20 that would become gods. No one was more surprised than Oran; he collapsed onto the deck. He was the first to be seduced by Ishana’s will. He was supposed to have killed Meiyo, but he never even got his sword fully drawn from its scabbard before he died. Oran is the god of death by disease, drowning, and starvation. For the Free Peoples, these were the most horrible ways to die. He is a hated god. It is said that all who pass onto Oran’s hands become the undead, haunted spirits that are cursed to never know peace. His mark is the crossed bones, and in the playing deck, he is the 2 regardless of the suite. His sword is a scimitar and it has sometimes been known as Oran’s Curse, The Sword of Souls, Ghost Walker, and Blood Drinker.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.

Alvara,

Alvara was the 3rd Mate onboard the Orphan's Wrath. She was an excellent swordswoman. She was particularly deadly in using two scimitars in battle. She trained most of the crew on the use of swords and was greatly respected. For there was no sword that she had not mastered. Gethin in particular liked training with Alvara and many would watch their matches. It was Gethin’s job to kill Alvara. She is the goddess of skill, grace, and swordsmanship. Her mark is the sword, and in the playing deck, she is the Queen of Clubs. Her sword is a matching pair of scimitars and has sometimes been known as Alvara’s Curse, The Swords of Masters, Life Taker, and Blade Dancer.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.

Caddock,

Caddock and Lorcan worked together on the ship's artillery.  Caddock's specific specialty was the two large bolt throwers.  Besides the artillery, Caddock also was in charge of repelling boarders.  He was the strongest of the crew members, and fierce in battle, but he was also cunning.  Despite his appearance, he was not some simpleton brute.  To underestimate Caddock, was to ensure one's humiliating defeat.  He also repaired the personal weapons of the crew.  Ishana tried once to seduce him once, when she kissed him, he bit her drawing blood.  As she whirled away, he simply smiled.  When Gethin finally won his battle with Alvara, he turned to find another foe to only have Caddock remove his head with a single swipe of his new blade.  Caddock then dug out both of Gethin's eyes.  Caddock is the god of War, Battle, and Slaughter.  His mark is the smith's hammer, and in the playing deck, he is the 9 regardless of the suite.  His sword is a two-handed sword and has sometimes been known as Caddock’s Curse, The Sword of Blows, Gate Crasher, and Bone Crusher.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.

Lorcan,

Lorcan and Caddock worked together on the ship's artillery.  Lorcan preferred the smaller arrow launchers that fired as many as 20 flaming arrows at a time.  He also led the boarding party when assaulting enemy ships.  He was famous for wading into the enemy with his two magical maces chanting battle hymns.  According to legend, the bodies of the undead crew of the Dread Vargr were heaped around him like a wall when he finally fell.  Lorcan is the god of chaos, fire, and vengeance.  His mark is a flame, and in the playing deck, he is the Jack of Clubs.  His sword is an arming sword and has sometimes been known as Lorcan’s Curse, The Sword of Rage, Pain Dealer, and Death Screamer.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.

Chandra,

Chandra was the ship's navigator.  She had the uncanny ability to always know where she was.  She could navigate in the worst of weather and in the pitch-black darkness of a cloud-covered night sky.  She did not need to stay close to shore and could go many places that others could not.  More than once, these skills won them battles or allowed them to escape.  If it was not for Chandra, the Dread Vargr would have caught them way before all the shards were even found, let alone forged into magical swords.  Chandra had spent many years as Barek's companion.  The sudden and unexpected change hit her hard.  Barek and Chandra had grown old together.  Over time, Chandra had become more and more withdrawn and depressed.  And when the final battle occurred, she killed both Ishana and Barek.  She is the goddess of the moon, stars, and the night.  Her mark is the crescent moon, and in the playing deck, she is the Queen of Spades.  Her sword is a short sword and has sometimes been known as Chandra’s Curse, The Sword of Stars, Night Hunter, and Day Eater.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.

Strom,

Strom was both the carpenter and the boatswain for the ship. He loved the Orphan’s Wrath and would often stand at the forecastle when the ship was at full sail. He loved visiting various lands and was always collecting trinkets and various types of clothing. He was the first of the crew to be slain by the undead. Strom is the god of exploration, oceans, and ships. He is the only Cursed God that has a temple. It is small with a shrine in it dedicated to Strom. It is located in Morland, in the city of Deepwater. It is famous for the shipyards and the quality of the ships that are made there. His mark is a ship, and in the playing deck, he is the Jack of Spades. His sword is a scimitar and has sometimes been known as Strom’s Curse, The Sword of Waves, Foe Drowner, and Breath Ender.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.

Pandra,

Pandra was a rigger aboard the Orphan’s Wrath and she loved sitting in the crow’s nest. She could move through the masts and sails like she was born to it. The young girl loved being as close to the sky as she could and always wanted to fly someday. She often smiled and laughed while she worked. Meiyo protected Pandra and Tibor as long as he could. She is the goddess of the sky, wind, and storms. Her mark is a dragon, and in the playing deck, she is the 5 regardless of the suite. Her sword is a short sword and has sometimes been known as Pandra’s Curse, The Sword of Scales, Wind Sailor, and Storm Chaser.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.

Tibor,

Tibor was both the cook and the healer. The little fellow was strong spirited and loved helping the crew. He took as good care of them as their own mothers. He was also in charge of stores and always went to find what the ship’s crew needed. Meiyo protected Tibor and Pandra as long as he could. Tibor is the god of good health, food, and safe-havens. His mark is a Tankard, and in the playing deck, he is the 4 regardless of the suite. His sword is a short sword and has sometimes been known as Tibor’s Curse, The Sword of Life, Plague Healer, and Thirst Quencher.

Signed,

 

Athair, Hosta Eldain, the Lord of Destiny, and the Patron Saint of Orphans.