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Alignment: Chaotic Evil
Vos standards) of warmth and happy people. Long ago Gregor killed the liege lord of the realm in a tangled situation of a love thought betrayed. The dying regent called out to the gods and the forces of the Shadow World and wrought a great curse upon Gregor, the realm changed its nature overnight. The summers are now very brief and the mountain passes seldom unthaw enough to allow anyone to travel through them into the realm. During the winter months the temperature is from 0 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 20 to 30 degrees below at night. Often there are frequent blizzards that coat the land dropping temperatures to below -50 degrees with wind below 70 miles per hours. This time is called the "Black Ice". Anyone unwise enough to be caught out in one of these blizzards is given up for lost.
Cold damage, exposure, frostbite, hypothermia and starvation all are major concerns of any traveler within the domain. Even small tents and fires are not strong enough to protect travelers fully. Those who have disregarded this often given advise freeze in the colds. The only inhabitants that seem to be able to move in the normal weather with little difficulty are the large populations of wolves that scour the lands. They travel in packs and on occasion a lycanthrope may be with them.
|Kargo (0/7)||Mzo (0)||Mme (2)|
|Kirinova (0/5)||Boy (0)||Swh (5)|
|Nordvik (0/5)||Boy (0)||Swh (3)|
|Novayalenk (0/7)||Boy (0)||Mme (7)|
|Oneka (0/5)||Boy (0)||Swh (2)|
|Siberski (0/7)||Boy (0)||Mme (3)|
|Torgov (0/5)||Mzo (0)||Swh (4)|
|Voronina (0/5)||Boy (0)||Swh (5)|
|Vorosotokov (2/3)||Boy (2)||Ter (0)||Otw (2)||Mme (3)|
|Abbreviations: Boy= The Boyarsky; Mzo=Mikhail Zolnik; Swh=The Sister Witches; Mme=Marik the Mouse Eater; Ter=Terensky; Otw=Oleg the woodcutter.|
Boyar himself, Gregor Zolnik. The law in Vorostokov is harsh and any who oppose it simply vanish, or their remains are found having been ravaged by wild beasts. As harsh as the rule of the Boyarsky is however, there is little else to appeal to the youth of the region, many of whom desire to one day take up the reins of the older law holders.
temple to Lirovka (Vorynn) in the realm. It is located within the city of Vorostokov and is led by Brother Terensky (MV; P1; Vo, minor, 16;LG), a middle aged man who has seen the glories of the past and dreams of them still. His temple is taxed heavily by the King and its few staff often bullied by the Kings men, the congregation seldom openly visits and to the casual observer the people seem to have lost hope of bettering their lives and the temple seems unable to restore their vitality. Terensky operates several underground shrines however where he preaches to his isolated worshipers though many of those who come do so merely to briefly lift the gloom from their lives by listening to one of the few people who yet dares to speak out against the king and of better times.
turned into twisted crones and are now filled with nothing but hatred, malice and spite viewing all others as tools to use, or enemies to dispose of.
Marik the Mouse Eater (MKh; M2; Ma, tainted, 8) lives alone and most believe this frail man of Khinasi decent to be addle brained. He is fond of proclaiming himself, "I is Marik, hedge wizard, say you have hedges..." As a result of his strange comments and bedraggled appearance most people discount the man although none know if he is really as dim witted as he appears or simply playing the fool to allay Gregor?s suspicion. Regardless, over the course of the years Marik has avoided death at the hands of the notoriously wizard-hating Vos and claimed half of the sources within the land, Marik has often supported the battered temple of Lirovka in Vorostokov with regency, spells, and even small amounts of gold ? though the church would never say where it got the money from lest Gregor remove their last source of real funds.
(Gregor Zolnik collects regency from all of the provinces and also collects all of the regency from the Boyarsky).
Treasury: 12 GB.
Gregor mainly has money left over from when the lands were warm and rich. Now he has very little use for his gold for his pleasures lie in the thrill of the hunt and not in fineries and other things brought by gold, as such he and collects little taxes from most of his remaining people ? although in this wretched land few people remain and they have little of value left to be taxed.
The Boyarsky and their followers comprise of two units of irregulars in total which serve at no cost to the state. In addition Gregor can summon two units of wolves to fight in times of crisis as well as one unit of lycanthopes (Loup du Noir werewolves).
disease of lycanthropy. Since that day Gregor has come to terms with his warped nature and has determined that all who follow him will do so as a lycanthrope as well. He has gained the ability to control other werewolf lycanthropes as well as those he or his followers personally infect. His curse it seems has also given him an ability to resist the effects of age. To what details no one knows.
blooded; CE) when he cannot personally take charge of a matter.
bloodline of his brother he appears to be able to resist the controlling effects of the other werewolves in the domain. As of yet Mikhail does not yet know he has been affected. If he also has the ability to resist the evil temperament as his curse remains to be seen. (MV; R6; Az; major, 32; CG)
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