War for the Throne

The Diamond Orders (now the Pentacle, with the recent addition of the Free Council) always knew they were on the losing side of the war for the Supernal Realms. The Exarchs pretty much saw to that when they bodily ascended to the heavens and shattered the Celestial Ladder after them. Sure, a handful of Oracles trailed after, but all they've managed to do so far is construct the Watchtowers to keep a select few members of humanity from falling to the Quiescence.

The Silver Ladder and the Adamantine Arrow aren't willing to admit defeat, though. Sure, there was a disastrous first battle, but few wars have been decided by a single battle and this one is no different, at least if you talk to any théarch or Arrow. Unfortunately, it seems they're right. Because the Exarchs (care of the Seers of the Throne) have been loathe to loosen their stranglehold on reality. It's mostly been a cold war, with plenty of spying and posturing, but things have heated up in Duluth.

A once-in-a-lifetime blizzard knocked out most of the city, drowning Duluth in snow and ice for a full week. Once things finally got up and running again, over 100 people were either dead or missing. The consilium didn't escape losses, either. Unexpectedly, some of the consilium's most powerful figures had disappeared during the confusion along with lesser mages. The resulting power vacuum was filled by a cautious new Hierarch who has effectively placed the consilium into hiding until they regain their footing.

PC Name Concept Clique
Nick "Hosea" Cardus Draconis
Terry "Audit" Almond Cardus Draconis
John "Asimov" St. Pierre Cardus Draconis
NPC Name Concept Clique
"Aegis" Defense-minded Heirarch Ouroboros
"Maw" battle-hardened, mentally scarred warrior The Shadow Lodge
"Desideratum" The Navigators' Guild
"Solomon" E Plumbum Aurum
"Tertius" The Hollow Earth Society
"Thoth" hard-nosed professor
"Edison Emmanuel" Solitary
"Claviger" Hallowed Ground
John "Fredrick" Ackers Solitary
"Nicodemus" demonic madman The Order of the Blackened Denarius
"Rook" The Drawn Shortbow
Samantha "Fix" James E Plumbum Aurum
"Crossbeam" working stiff looking out for his own The Night Shift
"Dowser" canny medic The Night Shift
"Hawk" free-wheeling game hunter The Night Shift
"The Gatekeeper" summoner artist The Order of the Blackened Denarius
Dara MacKenzie
"Danach" unusual chief mechanic The Night Shift
Dr. Giselle Pierpont knowledge-hungry museam curator
Remmy Odoya
"Duece" The Navigators' Guild
"Parson" Ouroboros
"Ingot" dour alchemist E Plumbum Aurum
"Kobald" neophyte survivalist The Shadow Lodge
Christian Bordeaux friendly mob thug
"Mukwa" violent but loyal arrow The Shadow Lodge
Leomin Strauss prodigal (mind-controlled) mentor The Drawn Shortbow
"Hook" The Anglers
"Line" The Anglers
Name Territory
Ouroboros Duluth Heights
The Shadow Lodge The Wilderness
The Navigators' Guild The Docks
The Order of the Blackened Denarius University of Minnesota Duluth
The Hollow Earth Society Lincoln Park
E Plumbum Aurum Piedmont Heights
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Hallowed Ground The Wilderness
The Drawn Shortbow Piedmont Heights
The Night Shift Aurora, MN
The Worldly Inheritors Midwest Tetrarchy
Solutions Backward Initiative Lincoln Park
The Anglers Piedmont Heights

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