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    Banners of the Ancient Gods

    What would the banner of the ancient gods be?

    I'm toying with the idea of having my own little Game of Thrones in Cerilia, and I thought I would have 7 Great Families, each one tied to a bloodline, contending for the Iron Throne

    I based myself on the colours of the Bloodstones for the field, and the totem animal of each god.

    For example:

    Line of...
    Anduiras - Golden Lion on Red Field
    Azrai - Green Serpent on Black Field
    Basaia - White Eagle on Yellow Field
    Brenna - Black Cat on Orange Field
    Masela - Silver Dolphin on Blue Field
    Reynir - Grey Wolf on Green Field
    Vorynn - (Black? or Purple?) Owl on White Field

    Next would be to come out with a Family Motto for each line...

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    The other obvious source would be the colours and symbols of the current gods - I suspect that they simply re-labelled all the old rituals and accoutrements of worship rather than re-inventing them all after Diesmaar.

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    Yes, I kept an eye on the colours of the "living" gods, that's why I'm undecided about Vorynn's owl colour... I might go with Purple in honour of Ruornil.

    Anyone knows a source where I can find the "family" name of the True bloodlines of each ancient god?

    I'm supposing the house of Roele is the "true" Anduiras bloodline, but what about the others?

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    Azrai has several true bloodlines, one of which is also a Roele of course.

    Al-Arrasi may have had a true bloodline of Basaia - I can't think of another candidate.

    I had Wulf Danig for Brenna in PS Danigau, and (to show I have no imagination), Ragnar the Bold for Erik in PS Dhoesone.

    I wonder about Uvna Farzeb for Vorynn.

    I suspect that none of the survivors had a true bloodline, except perhaps Roele, but that Roele may have strengthened his bloodline significantly by conquering the known world to become true even if he started as great.

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    I ran into the same problem trying to indentify the "True" bloodlines. Unfortunately, they don't really identify the bloodlines except for the Awnsheglian in Blood Enemies.

    • Rhoubhe Manslayer is True (Elf)
    • The Serpent is True (a Masetian)
    • The Gorgon is True (Pre-Roele, he's not actually a Roele, that was his half-brother).



    The Roele's descendents are most likely a True line since his brother ascended as a god and Roele himself, absorbed a lot of the essence of Anduiras.

    I agree with Andrew's assessment regarding the Danig's.

    I don't think El-Arrassi was present a Deismaar. One of his ancestors might have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaleela View Post
    [*]The Gorgon is True (Pre-Roele, he's not actually a Roele, that was his half-brother).
    whups, I'd make some quack attempt to try to describe the family name change from Andu to Roele as a mere re-labeling but honesty forces me to admit that I just got that one wrong

    Sigh, I missed Maseta, I'm clearly going senile. I suspect that her champion was killed by one of the great beasts or Aduria raiders before the fleet even reached Deismaar, but given the catastrophic losses I suspect that there is no Masetan true bloodline - although it does beg the question of where her essence went without a champion to empower (beyond Nesirie anyway).

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    I'd be willing to advance the idea that the pre-Serpent was a champion of Masela before he became corrupted in some fashion.

    Ius Hibernicum, in nomine juris. Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.

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    What real life culture are the Masetians based on?

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    Take your pick - Graeco-Egyptian, Phoenician, Persian or other exotic, lost and/or maritime culture.

    Ius Hibernicum, in nomine juris. Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.

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