Setting: Nations of Calaer

Politics

Politics of Calaer

KL1

The people of Calaer have a reputation for being perfectionist, haughty, lovers of booze and oft-times difficult to get along with. Like everything though, there is thankfully plenty of variety in their attitudes. Calaer can arguably lay claim to be the premier region for the study of magic.

Almost the entire group of islands is ruled by a single monarch - the Empress of Calaer - the royal line is said to be descended from divinity, and is believed to have a sublime connection with nature.

Calaerans claim that the over-arching kingdom of Calaer is a paradise of utopian political stability, because they've been ruled by one royal family with an orderly line of succession for the past 3,000 years. Although there are many who choose to live solitary lives out in the wilds, or who are wandering and who can't rightfully be claimed to be following anyone's rule but their own.

KL2

Despite the veneer of unitedness, Calaer is a very loose confederation of Tíre ('Tyeer-a'; Singular Tír - meaning 'lands'). The individual Tíre are functionally almost equivalent to other nations. In times of great need, there is probably a decent chance that even the more insular residents would go and help their leaders if there was a general call to arms.

KL3

The second person of Calaer is the Ceann Taoiseach ('Kyan Teeshokh' - meaning 'head cheif'), and it is to them that one goes when matters are serious enough to warrant royal attention.

KL4

All failures and evil acts of government are laid at the feet of the powerhungry Ceann Taoiseach, and the monarch is considered by all to be perfect, serene, and blameless.

The monarchy and the Empress keeps the seasons turning and the crops growing and the little birds singing in the trees, and is the heart and soul of the kingdom; at least, so the common people believe.

KL5

Calaer is nominally "ruled" by their figurehead leader, the Empress, who is well-regarded but has little non-symbolic power (though they do really love their symbolism).

KL7

Calaer is a figurehead monarchy, and functional magocracy. The monarch is a spiritual and cultural figurehead, but their perfection is an illusion that could not be maintained if the monarch ever had to make any serious decisions, as some would inevitably be wrong.

The official head of state provides cultural continuity, while those below him scheme, murder, and outright go to war for the actual power. There is no contest over royal succession; you are either the heir, or you aren't. However, anyone who can acquire enough support and sufficiently weaken his rivals can aspire to be Ceann Taoiseach.

KL10

An outsider may see the glorious pageantry of the royal court and the splendor of the elf-queen's shimmering gowns, and never realize that the Ceann Taoiseach is the one who actually controls the government. Although , the elves can claim that their kingdom is a paradise of utopian political stability, because they've been ruled by one royal family with an orderly line of succession for the past 3,000 years. No need to mention the routine minor civil wars and constant treachery and murders over the position of Ceann Taoiseach and other royal offices.

Nations of Calaer

Tír Briseach

  • Political
    • Political Structure: oligarchy - guild/syndicate
    • Strong Influence: family ties
    • Popular Issue: magic
    • Stability: rock-solid
    • Personal Freedoms: extremely good
    • Scandals: common
    • Foreign Relations: bad
  • Economy
    • Main Export: food crops
    • Main Import: food animals
    • Main Resource: timber/lumber
    • Trade: slight deficeit
    • Strength: stable, but declining
    • Wealth: spread throughout upper and middle classes
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: wildfires
    • Wilderness: 80%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: wealth
    • Known For: a specific scientific discipline
    • Popular Entertainment: athletics
    • Respected Profession: warrior
    • Discrimination: virtually none
    • Major Taboo: physical contact
    • Major Social Ill: domestic abuse
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: strong
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: riflemen
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: elected by subordinates
  • Magic
    • Occurence: very rare
    • Major Use: prophecy/divination
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: very rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 33%
    • Rural: 67%
    • Literacy Rate: 65%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.99 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.8 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 68.9 years
Tír Briseach is the demense of the empress, although often delegates running the tír itself to her duchesses.
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Empress Aibheáinnia Ní Shionnach. She is aged 127 and unmarried.

KL3

She's an unassuming elf, a possionate and compassionate former paladin, often in a friendly and approachable disposition.

Her eyes are hazel, her hair red, and stands at about 5'10 in height. She has several unusual, but tasteful, tattoos and very long hair.

KL4

She is reasonably compitent at her official duties, and takes keen interest in learning about the supernatural.

She's a sucker for wild animals, but is annoyed with foolish bravery.

KL5

Her favoured weapons are her own fists, unbenownst to many she is quite martially skilled - a holdover from her former career.

KL6

She can be quite prideful, although seems at least embarrased in herself by it - it's no fitting way for an Empress to behave after all.

[Pronunciation: Av-awn-ya Nee Honn-ac]

Tír Cóstacoille

  • Political
    • Political Structure: oligarchy - family
    • Strong Influence: family ties
    • Popular Issue: religion
    • Stability: very shaky
    • Personal Freedoms: good
    • Scandals: very rare
    • Foreign Relations: at war (no clear winner)
  • Economy
    • Main Export: resource-related
    • Main Import: machine-related
    • Technology Focus: scientific discovery
    • Trade: slight deficeit
    • Strength: very strong, but declining
    • Wealth: in the hands of the elite
  • Ecology Main
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: wildfires
    • Wilderness: 82%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: charisma
    • Known For: a specific scientific discipline
    • Popular Entertainment: politics
    • Respected Profession: historian
    • Discrimination: sexuality-based
    • Major Taboo: mental illness
    • Major Social Ill: alcohol abuse
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: average
    • Focus: air
    • Main Unit: small, fast airships
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: exploration
    • Rank: earned through time in service
  • Magic
    • Occurence:in the hands of a few
    • Major Use: prophecy/divination
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: very rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 22%
    • Rural: 78%
    • Literacy Rate: 65%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.94 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.3 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 60.2 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently ruled by Baindiúc Doiriel as an Cósta. She is aged 94 and is widowed.

KL3

She's an unassuming elf, an ambitious cleric, although prone to indulge herself with alcohol.

Her eyes are blue, her hair brown, and stands at about 6' in height. She is never seen without her finest clothes.

KL4

She is a very astute and adept ruler and leader, making a point to keep herself abreast of inter-personal news and involved in it when she needs to steer it for her own goals.

She's a sucker for complete honesty, but is annoyed with those who offend her fashion sense.

KL5

Her favoured weapon is the staff, and can frequently been seen carrying a staff or walking stick abouts.

KL6

She has a very deep seated streak of envy.

[Pronunciation: Ban-Duke (Duchess) Do-ri-el ass an Coasta]

Tír Taibhse

  • Political
    • Political Structure: clans - often warring
    • Strong Influence: magical power
    • Popular Issue: military
    • Stability: extremely stable
    • Personal Freedoms: very good
    • Scandals: almost constant
    • Foreign Relations: shaky
  • Economy
    • Main Export: lumber
    • Main Import: gadgets
    • Main Resource: food - fish/meat
    • Trade: slight deficeit
    • Strength: strong and improving
    • Wealth: in the hands of a very few
  • Ecology Main
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: plagues
    • Wilderness: 90%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: scarce
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: sense of humour
    • Known For: music
    • Popular Entertainment: gossip
    • Respected Profession: politician
    • Discrimination: virtually none
    • Major Taboo: physical contact
    • Major Social Ill: infidelity
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: weak
    • Focus: air
    • Main Unit: airships
    • Soldiers: draftees
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: granted by superiors
  • Magic
    • Occurence: very rare
    • Major Use: protection
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 12%
    • Rural: 88%
    • Literacy Rate: 65%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.86 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.1 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 67.9 years
Recent History

KL3

The Tír was fragmented some 80 years ago by intense internal warfare. The Tír Báid - the islands to the north seceeded from the quarrelsome capital in the south. Most imediately north of the remaining Tír joined or was forced to join Fealcenachold, and the furthest north generally were subsumed by Tír Briseadh.

Ruler

KL2

Currently the strongest Taoiseach is Caoilinn Ní Cheanndubháin. She is aged 82 and married.

KL3

She's an average-looking elf, an ambitious and driven paladin. She tends to suffer from narcolepsy increasingly often.

Her eyes are green, her hair brown, and stands at about 5'11 in height.

KL4

She is a gifted person with a mind as sharp as a keen razor, when she's awake to use it. She's also highly proficient with firearms.

She's a sucker for runaways and orphans, but is annoyed with any sort of nobility.

KL6

She is driven often by a degree of avarice - material wealth is very important to her.

[Pronunciation: Tee-shock, Kee-linn Nee Khyann-du-wawn]

Tír Aonarach

  • Political
    • Political Structure: democratic republic
    • Strong Influence: magical power
    • Popular Issue: ethics
    • Stability: fairly solid
    • Personal Freedoms: extremely good
    • Scandals: infrequent
    • Foreign Relations: somewhat good
  • Economy
    • Main Export: metalworking
    • Main Import: trained animals
    • Main Resource: mining - metals
    • Trade: slight surplus
    • Strength: strong and improving
    • Wealth: spread throughout upper and middle classes
  • Ecology Main
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: windstorms
    • Wilderness: 80%
    • Wild Animals: ubiquitous
    • Natural Resources: very abundant
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: ethics
    • Known For: sculpture
    • Popular Entertainment: drinking
    • Respected Profession: assassin
    • Discrimination: virtually none
    • Major Taboo: certain clothing
    • Major Social Ill: organized crime
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: average
    • Focus: sea
    • Main Unit: small, fast ships
    • Soldiers: draftees
    • Main Use: exploration
    • Rank: earned through aptitude tests
  • Magic
    • Occurence: rare
    • Major Use: personal combat
    • Viewed: as ordinary
    • Enchanted Items: rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 10%
    • Rural: 90%
    • Literacy Rate: 69%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.06 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 2.8 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 57.8 years
Ruler

KL2

Currently the Taoiseach is Enea Ní Shíthmaithe. She is aged 121 and married.

KL3

She's a unfortunate-looking elf, a compassionate trader; although is suffering from a chronic illness.

Her eyes are green, her hair auburn, and stands at about 6'6 in height. She's well known for her love of nice clothes.

KL4

She is an accomplished and adept political force, steering herself to the top job in the tír.

She's a sucker for shiny stuff, but is annoyed with any sort of nobility.

KL6

Her biggest weakness is her love of fine foods. Although hardly unheathy, she's known to spend small fortunes on sustenance.

[Pronunciation: Enya Nee Heeh-mah-a]

Tír Ceoil

  • Political
    • Political Structure: tribes - peaceful, trading
    • Strong Influence: guilds/syndicates
    • Popular Issue: military
    • Stability: not bad
    • Personal Freedoms: decent
    • Scandals: fairly common
    • Foreign Relations: bad
  • Economy
    • Main Export: laborers
    • Main Import: semi-precious stones
    • Main Resource: mining - precious metals
    • Trade: slight deficeit
    • Strength: very weak and declining
    • Wealth: spread throughout upper and middle classes
  • Ecology Main
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: storms
    • Wilderness: 75%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: very abundant
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: military prowess
    • Known For: national pride
    • Popular Entertainment: gambling
    • Respected Profession: assassin
    • Discrimination: religion-based
    • Major Taboo: displays of affection
    • Major Social Ill: alcoholism
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: very strong
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: infantry
    • Soldiers: hired mercenaries
    • Main Use: conquest
    • Rank: via political ties
  • Magic
    • Occurence: very rare
    • Major Use: ubiquitous (everything)
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 20%
    • Rural: 80%
    • Literacy Rate: 12%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.89 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.7 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 66.9 years
Ruler

KL2

The Taoiseach of Tír Ceoil is Beandúc Saidhbhea Ní Chonaiell. She is aged 30 and unmarried.

KL3

She's a very comely elf, a loyal career duchess.

Her eyes are green, her hair black, and stands at about 5'8 in height. She has delicate facial tattoos.

KL4

She is acceptably adept at the job of leading the tír. She is also very mischeivous, capable of benign and malicious acts of mischeif should the need arise.

She's a sucker for wild animals of any sort, but is annoyed with any sort of gratuitous violence.

KL6

She is a very keen herbalist and argriculturalist, running farms and chases of her own. She is however, very lazy.

[Pronunciation: Ban-Duke (Duchess) See-va Nee Khon-al]

Tír Slíbh

  • Political
    • Political Structure: autocracy - hereditary
    • Strong Influence: popular support
    • Popular Issue: economy
    • Stability: rapidly disintegrating
    • Personal Freedoms: repressed
    • Scandals: fairly common
    • Foreign Relations: somewhat bad
  • Economy
    • Main Export: food crops
    • Main Import: cash crops
    • Main Resource: mining - gems
    • Trade: slight deficeit
    • Strength: stable and improving
    • Wealth: fairly even, but with a wealth gap
  • Ecology Main
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: vermin
    • Wilderness: 75%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: good amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: creativity
    • Known For: national pride
    • Popular Entertainment: politics
    • Respected Profession: veterinarian
    • Discrimination: virtually none
    • Major Taboo: magic
    • Major Social Ill: bribery
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: very weak
    • Focus: sea
    • Main Unit: small, stealthy ships
    • Soldiers: hired mercenaries
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: via political ties
  • Magic
    • Occurence: very rare
    • Major Use: war
    • Viewed: with reverence
    • Enchanted Items: rare
  • Population
    • Urban: 18%
    • Rural: 82%
    • Literacy Rate: 55%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.78 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 5.2 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 58.5 years
Ruler

KL2

The Taoiseach of Tír Slíbh is Beandúc Muadhnaiell Ní Shiobhán. She is aged 115 and unmarried.

KL3

She's an unassuming elf, brought up as a cleric and highly values loyalty.

Her eyes are blue, her hair red, and stands at about 5'9 in height, and has many incricate tattoos.

KL4

She is reasonably competent at both her priestly undertakings and running the tír. Although beset from underneath by many issues, she maintains a generous visage.

She's a sucker for parties and dancing - both formal and not, but is annoyed with the status quo.

KL6

She is a keen reader and researcher of the supernatural.

She is also a very prideful person - although she is deeply hurt by the lack of pride she currently has for her failing tír.

[Pronunciation: Ban-Duke (Duchess) Meye-na-ell Nee Huv-awn]

Tír Fána

  • Political
    • Political Structure: true democracy
    • Strong Influence: religion
    • Popular Issue: exploration/expansion
    • Stability: rock-solid
    • Personal Freedoms: repressed
    • Scandals: fairly common
    • Foreign Relations: somewhat good
  • Economy
    • Main Export: food crops
    • Main Import: semi-precious stones
    • Main Resource: mining - metals
    • Trade: imports and exports equal
    • Strength: stable and improving
    • Wealth: fairly even, but with a wealth gap
  • Ecology Main
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: plagues
    • Wilderness: 75%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: fair amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: conformity
    • Known For: natural vistas
    • Popular Entertainment: drinking
    • Respected Profession: courtesan
    • Discrimination: attractiveness-based
    • Major Taboo: bodily functions
    • Major Social Ill: addiction
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: somewhat weak
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: archers and riflemen
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: conquest
    • Rank: purchased
  • Magic
    • Occurence: very rare
    • Major Use: personal combat
    • Viewed: as ordinary
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 10%
    • Rural: 90%
    • Literacy Rate: 13%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.03 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 4.5 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 66.3 years
Ruler

KL2

The Taoiseach is Presently Naímh Ní Shiobhán. She is aged 64 and married.

KL3

She's a rather unattractive elf, a loyal and integral military officer.

Her eyes are hazel, her hair dyed blue, and stands at about 5'10 in height, and is heavily scarred.

KL4

She is quite a switched on person with her role as Taoiseach - her public face is one of hopefulness.

She's utterly laps up the adorations of the masses - but has a barely checked annoyance with nobles.

KL6

She is a keen reader and researcher of the supernatural, and has a habit of getting into fistfights when provoked.

[Pronunciation: Neeve Nee Huv-awn]

Tír Muiríne

  • Political
    • Political Structure: clans - often warring
    • Strong Influence: political factions
    • Popular Issue: economy
    • Stability: shaky
    • Personal Freedoms: decent
    • Scandals: common
    • Foreign Relations: failing rapidly
  • Economy
    • Main Export: trained animals
    • Main Import: cash crops
    • Main Resource: timber/lumber
    • Trade: major deficeit
    • Strength: strong, but declining
    • Wealth: in the hands of a very few
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: storms
    • Wilderness: 77%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: fair amount
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: physical strength
    • Known For: exotic plantlife
    • Popular Entertainment: gambling
    • Respected Profession: scientist
    • Discrimination: class-based
    • Major Taboo: physical contact
    • Major Social Ill: infidelity
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: very strong
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: cavalry and dragoons
    • Soldiers: volunteers
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: earned through time in service
  • Magic
    • Occurence: very rare
    • Major Use: communication
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 17%
    • Rural: 83%
    • Literacy Rate: 55%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.94 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 3.3 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 54.3 years
Ruler

KL2

The Taoiseach of Tír Muiríne is Cuntaois Laoise Ní Shéghdhe. She is aged 55 and unmarried.

KL3

She's a very attractive elf mage with some orc blood, motivated mostly by maliciousness.

Her eyes are brown, her hair black, and stands at about 5'11 in height.

KL4

She is entirely useless at leading her tír, and the current state of near civil war can well be attributed to attempts to seize her position.

She keeps a eye for men - potential suitors and less formal arrangements, but takes offense at complete honesty.

KL6

Her primary pass time is collecting oddities and curioes.

[Pronunciation: Cun-Teesh (Countess) Lee-sha Nee Hay-a]

Tír Caomhnóire

  • Political
    • Political Structure: clans - peaceful, trading
    • Strong Influence: popular support
    • Popular Issue: military
    • Stability: extremely stable
    • Personal Freedoms: good
    • Scandals: common
    • Foreign Relations: failing rapidly
  • Economy
    • Main Export: metalworking
    • Main Import: food crops
    • Main Resource: mining - precious metals
    • Trade: major surplus
    • Strength: weak and declining
    • Wealth: spread throughout upper and middle classes
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: hurricanes/tornadoes
    • Wilderness: 75%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: very abundant
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: trade skills
    • Known For: exotic wildlife
    • Popular Entertainment: drinking
    • Respected Profession: artist
    • Discrimination: race-based
    • Major Taboo: mental illness
    • Major Social Ill: drug addiction
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: strong
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: infantry
    • Soldiers: draftees
    • Main Use: national defense
    • Rank: granted by superiors
  • Magic
    • Occurence: very rare
    • Major Use: protection
    • Viewed: with respect
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 10%
    • Rural: 90%
    • Literacy Rate: 68%
    • Gender Ratio: 1.05 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 2.6 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 64.1 years
Ruler

KL2

The Taoiseach is presently Bainiarla Áine Ní Chaoiniel. She is aged 75 and unmarried.

KL3

She's an attractive elf mage with some human blood, motivated by loyalty and integrity.

Her eyes are pale green, her hair black, and stands at about 5'8 in height. She often wears expensive jewellery.

KL4

She is quite adept at heading the somewhat fracturous tír - playing off the weaknesses of her rivals against each other to keep her in position and their strengths against each other to ensure they cooperate.

She keeps a eye for men - potential suitors and less formal arrangements, but takes offense at complete honesty.

KL6

Her primary pass time is collecting oddities and curioes.

[Pronunciation: Ban I-ar-la (Earless) Awn-ya Nee Khee-ni-el]

Tír Teorainne

  • Political
    • Political Structure: autocracy - hereditary
    • Strong Influence: popular support
    • Popular Issue: economy
    • Stability: shaky
    • Personal Freedoms: very good
    • Scandals: rare
    • Foreign Relations: extremely good
  • Economy
    • Main Export: food crops
    • Main Import: trained animals
    • Main Resource: mining - precious metals
    • Trade: major deficeit
    • Strength: weak and declining
    • Wealth: government-controlled
    • Wealth: concentrated in the upper classes
  • Ecology
    • Main Climate: temperate - forested
    • Frequent Trouble: hurricanes/tornadoes
    • Wilderness: 68%
    • Wild Animals: dangerous
    • Natural Resources: abundant
  • Culture
    • Highly Values: social status
    • Known For: history
    • Popular Entertainment: athletics
    • Respected Profession: politician
    • Discrimination: class-based
    • Major Taboo: death
    • Major Social Ill: corruption
    • Primary Language: Elbheánn.
  • Military
    • Strength: somewhat weak
    • Focus: land
    • Main Unit: infantry
    • Soldiers: hired mercenaries
    • Main Use: quenching rebellion
    • Rank: elected by subordinates
  • Magic
    • Occurence: very rare
    • Major Use: communication
    • Viewed: as slightly exotic
    • Enchanted Items: uncommon
  • Population
    • Urban: 20%
    • Rural: 80%
    • Literacy Rate: 62%
    • Gender Ratio: 0.94 male(s)/female
    • Fertility Rate: 5.8 children/family
    • Life Expectancy: 67.4 years
Ruler

KL2

The Taoiseach is presently Bainiarla Caitlín Ní Naímh. She is aged 154 and widdowed.

KL3

She's an unfortunate looking elf cleric with some orc blood, motivated by loyalty and compassion.

Her eyes are blue, her hair black, and stands at about 6'1 in height.

KL4

She is adequately capable at heading the the frontier tír - keeping a balance of good neighbourly relations and an adequate army to hand to ensure its safety and that of the greater elven empire.

She appreciates bravery, but takes has little patience with men.

She is old, and of failing health.

KL6

Her primary pass time is sewing and clothesmaking.

[Pronunciation: Ban I-ar-la (Earless) Catch-leen Nee Neeve]a