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Irrathane [ear-a-thane]: See Mogul Irrathane

Jago [jay-go]:
Jago is a Dragol orphan who was taken in by Hoggrim of The Pig's Trough in Jile. Jago is a bit of a mischievous boy who is excels at landing himself in trouble. Jago works as a dish boy in Hoggrim's kitchen, but he often wanders out to collect Starlilies from the Ice Marshes to sell to drugdealers and earn some extra coin. Jago's constant antics exhaust poor Hoggrim and annoy Shade, who has teased that he's going to kill Jago on his eighteenth birthday if the boy doesn't shape up. Of course, not even Shade's threats seem capable of stopping this troublesome and light-footed Dragol.

Art contributed by artist Thom Scott


J
apath [jay-peth]:
ieutenant Japeth is about as an off-the-wall right-hand Dark Elf as one can get. Japeth is the first lieutenant of Captain Anosh, of the Blackclaws. Japeth acts more like a savage than a decorated officer, opting to forgo even a shirt of armor to paint himself to look like a fierce tribal warrior and strike fear into the hearts of all his enemies.

J
aradin, the Wise [jare-a-din]:

Jaradin, the Wise was the only Ascendant Wizard during the third War of the Robes who attained the Greater Powers and did not join the other great wizards in warring over world dominion. Jaradin shirked his own accomplishments and shunned his magic after looking fully into the pinnacle of his powers. Jaradin only used his magic after Azranoff, the All-Powerful tried to attack the capital. Azranoff had destroyed the other great wizards and aimed to take the City of Kings for himself. Jaradin meet Azranoff on the walls of the capital where they battled in the skies like gods of magic.

Jaradin died locked in a nuclear magic struggle with Azranoff when they crashed with Azranoff's flying citadel in the Ice Marshes. History heralds Jaradin a martyr of the realm, but white robes have grown uncomfortable with Jaradin's teachings on magic even though he is the only white robe in history to have ever attained the Greater Powers. The Memoirs of Jaradin, the Wise are fraught with controversies hotly debated among white robes. The most offensive of these magic theories suggests that all magic is inherently evil, which has caused a stir among the white robes. Many white robes suspect Jaradin was influenced by the forbidden theories of the dark robes even despite his grand achievements.

Jeshrim [jesh-rim]:
Jeshrim was Shade’s jealous rival during their training days as an Unseen. Jeshrim hailed from a rich noble family and drained many resources digging into Shade’s past. He tried to use Shade’s past to turn Lord Sadora against him, but the plan backfired and Shade became Sadora’s prize pupil. Jeshrim would remain in his rival’s shadow until Shade fled Jui-Sae due to a scarred conscience. Jeshrim took Shade’s place but some Unseen would say Jeshrim lies in Shade’s shadow still.

Jestier [jest-tear]: See Sheik Jestier

Juldred [jul-dread]: See Earl Juldred

Kadosha [ka-doe-sha]:
Kadosha was the Dark Elves' greatest Shadow Mage who ever lived. Kadosha ascended into the Greater Powers of magic and brought entire enemy armies to their knees. Kadosha's arch rival, Kalorane, of the Elves followed in his footsteps and also seized hold of the Greater Powers.

The two wizards met in several clashes. The first was an attack on Kadosha's city, which was later renamed after him. Kadosha veiled the entire city in Shadow Magic, the Unseen City was spared. This enchantment has endured to this day.

The last clashing of the two wizards was the most significant however. Kadosha and Kalorane warred in the southern forests. The powers they unleashed caused the woods to burn, entire cities and towns were laid waste. The southern forests burned into the Ashwood, which has never fully healed to this day. It is said Kadosha and Kalorane went down fighting the flames of their battle side by side, fearing that both their forest kingdoms would burn to ashes. Thankfully, a merciful wind blew down from Mount Haven and saved the rest of the forests.


Ka-ling [ka-ling]: See General Ka-ling

Kalorane {ka-low-rain]

Kalorane was the Elves' greatest Sun Mage who ever lived. Kaloraane ascended into the Greater Powers of magic and brought entire enemy armies to their knees. Kalorane's arch rival, Kadosha, of the Elves followed in his footsteps and also seized hold of the Greater Powers. The two wizards met in several clashes.

The greatest clash of the two wizards was the most significant however. Kadosha and Kalorane warred in the southern forests. The powers they unleashed caused the woods to burn, entire cities and towns were laid waste. The southern forests burned into the Ashwood, which has never fully healed to this day. It is said Kadosha and Kalorane went down fighting the flames of their battle side by side, fearing that both their forest kingdoms would burn to ashes. Thankfully, a merciful wind blew down from Mount Haven and saved the rest of the forests.



Kamelin [kame-lin]:
Kamelin is Altaar's mysterious bodyguard. Also sometimes called Altaar's aide, he does not say much. His very presence unnerves many Elves who have never gotten a good look at his face under the cowl of his golden hood. They also claim that that shadows hang unnaturally thick onto this light-skinned Elf. Only Altaar knows Kamelin's full purposes, but his presence only seems to spell death. One has only to stare into those cold dark eyes...

Art contributed by artist Thom Scott



Karsiss [kar-siss]:

Karsiss was a poor Syssrian rogue from Sssyrinya. After scratching a living in the southern deserts of his people, he headed west to live the life of brigandry in the wilds of Doljinaar. H never made it to Karus Forest. He was captured just off the edge of the Great Waste by the Slavelords of the Black Ring. He has been shipped westward across the Sea of Mourning to be sold on the grandstands.

Kasteel [ka-steal]:
Kasteel is General Ka-ling's only son. Kasteel is still a boy, far too young for the draft age, but quite insistent where he to fight in the war he would do his part. Kasteel heavily admires his father and hopes to grow up to be a great general himself.


Kazad [ka-zodd]
: See Magistrate Kazad


Keneb [ken-eb]: See Elflord Keneb

Keshrum
[kesh-rum]:
Keshrum is a Doelm slave who escaped the gladiator arenas. Unlike other Doelms, Keshrum never had the heart for violence. He is a capable warrior, but prefers the haggard pounding out of blades over wielding his own masterworks.

Keshrum has become the most skilled blacksmith in all Jile. He is hard-working and honorable. He has found acceptance in Jile offered in no other town in all Doljinaar or even in his own black homeland. Keshrum is a member of Jile's Trade Guild and is under Shade's personal protection.

Art contributed by artist Lona Kamakeeaina

King Amon, the Puppet King [a-mon]:

King Amon is the Haradrian king who still sits on the throne in Haradeem, despite being under Doljinaar rule. Due to numerous Haradrian uprisings Doljinaar attempted to win support from the Haradrik by allowing them to keep their king just as long as their king remained subject to Doljinaar. Amon is the living heir to the Haradrian throne, but he garners little respect from his people. Icefarers despise Amon and his line while Loyalists encourage the king's submission and try to help the royal line restore the lost honor of their people.

Amon like many of his ancestors have been called the "Puppet Kings" since he has little real executive power. Amon's position mostly exists to uphold the Haradrian traditions and oversee the southern coastal cities. He is still subject to the king of Doljinaar and even the ruling magistrates of each city causing most Haradrik to treat him as a joke. Amon and his line have undergone harsh words and being spit on causing them to largely check out from reaching out to their people. Amon like his forefathers has grown into a fat drunkard who endulges in the pleasures of too much ale, hunting, deep sea fishing and lewd women.

King Argnor, the Cursed [arg-nore]:
King Argnor is one of the few kings of the royal line believed not to have ascended into godhood and is therefore not worshiped as a god. King Argnor was the son of King Arodius who had a very long and prosperous reign. Argnor was never able to escape his father's shadow. Argnor's reign was marked by plagues, famines and war giving him the name of “the Cursed”. Duke Shaltear later assassinated Argnor and stole the Doljinn throne from the rightful line of kings during the Black Reign.

King Ariston [heir-is-ston]:
King Ariston is a fair and just ruler and king of the Elven Kingdom of Jui-Rae. He is known for his commanding voice and gentle presence, especially amongst the royal family. He oversees the ruling of the kingdom from his palace in Arynathia, even in times of war, although he also commands Jui-Rae’s royal division, called the Blazingsun Division.

King Arodius, the Blessed [a-road-e-us]:
King Arodius had a long and prosperous reign and is now worshipped as the god of life and healing. Miraculously, his reign was marked by no war. Doljinaar's population and its economy boomed. The grandeur of Doljinaar, City of Kings, doubled in size and scope. Arodius was able to devote much of his time to erecting great monuments all over Doljinaar. He built the Trail of Majesty and lifted a prayer to his forefathers to divinely guard the winding mountain valley into the capital for all time. He also made major breakthroughs through diplomacy with the Elves and Dwarves. Elves finally permitted Doljinaar to build outposts on the borders of its lands. Arodius also was the first to grant executive power to his council, whom he entrusted to further expand the kingdom's growing splendor.

King Magnus [mag-nuss]:
King Magnus is the current reigning king of Doljinaar. He is a fair and just man, though he has an implicit mistrust for magic due in part to a mistake his brother made as a boy. King Magnus' reign has been ruled by mostly peace in Doljinaar and he has proven a wise ruler, but he has known little peace. His efforts have been spent in bloody skirmishes at the borders and so peace under his reign has come at the cost of blood.

King Magnus' distrust in magic eroded like his fathers before him due to the death tolls of many wars and massacres brought on by rebel or mad mages. Magnus finally outlawed magic after the Norfolk Massacres where a single mad warlock burned half the city and killed over 10,000 people. The king's brother Phendyrimoth still contests the abolishment of magic since he is head of the High Mage Order, but magic has been forced underground.

Art contributed by artist Thom Scott

King Manar, the Silver King [man-are]:
King Manar, the Sixth, was the last reigning king of New Manaria, which was the second and last united kingdom of Elves. The Silver Line of Kings stands as a historical symbol of the unity that once existed between the Elves and Dark Elves. Prior to the catastrophe of the Greet Feeding, Elves and Dark Elves ruled Old Manaria side by side. It was the largest empire the world had ever seen and ruled over many day and night races.

Old Manaria fell at the Great Feeding. New Manaria was forged by King Manar, the Eighth after the Elves and Dark Elves settled in their current forest homes. However, the unity was broken upon King Manar’s death with no clear heir to the kingdom. The second Elvish kingdom was split into Jui-Rae and Jui-Sae. The Elves and Dark Elves fell into civil war known as the Elf Wars that has since lasted over two millenniums.


King Shaltear, the Blackhand [shall-tear]:
King Shaltear, the Blackhand also called the Usurper, stole the Doljinn throne from the rightful line of kings. Earl Shaltear, a pureblooded Doljinn who had married into the royal line, assassinated King Argnor and ruled for six hundred years. King Shaltear's reign, also known as the Black Reign, was marked by tyranny, oppression, over-taxation and mass executions. It was considered some of the darkest days of Doljinaar, also sometimes called the Black Days. King Shaltear was eventually overthrown by an insurrection led by the rightful heir of Doljinaar, who was stashed away on a secret island in the Haraglace that became known as the Isle of the Hidden King.

Ironically, King Shaltear is one of the only non-Thanes to be worshipped as a god in Doljinaar. He claimed to have obtained godhood by washing himself in the blood of a god namely Argnor whom he assassinated. He is worshipped as the god of dominion and death. Temples and shrines have been built in his name. His worship is permitted even in Doljinaar which celebrates freedom of religion. Modern depictions draw Shaltear with solid black glowing eyes, although historians claim this is pure mysticism. The Shaltearan Brotherhood, cults and other dark worshippers claims Shaltear as their god.

King Solshistaar [soul-shish-star]:
King Solshistaar is a wise and just rule of the Dark Elven kingdom of Jui-Sae. He is known for his strong, stoic presence, especially amongst the royal family. He has had three sons he believes to have be the moon gods in carnate. He oversees the ruling of the kingdom from his palace in Saeyilmaar, even in times of war, although he also commands Jui-Sae’s royal division, called the Moonguard Division
Kishrub [kish-rub]:
Kishrub is one-half of Lewd's personal bodyguards. Kishrub and Zulbash were never much on brains, but Kishrub would argue he's the smarter of the pair. Warlord Lewd found the bumbling Gorums at an early age lumbering about Karus Forest lost and hungry. Lewd, a troubled youth at the time, befriended them by exploiting their weakness for food. Kishrub and Zulbash enabled Lewd to survive the awkward early years as a Trollborn teen. Lewd was the brains and they were the brawn. Lewd grew in stature and became a leader of his own camp of brigands in the Thieves War where he earned the title warlord. Kishrub and Zulbash helped Lewd seize control of the Kurn underground by holding the Minolord Tantarus down while Lewd killed him. They bought their mismatched armor off a shifty Gutter Dwarf who assured them the sets were genuine Dwarven craftsmanship.

Art contributed by artist Thom Scott

Krulban [krul-ban]:
Krulban is an accomplished Drakoran warrior, once a Winglord and proud platoon commander of his people. He oversaw a flight of dragon men who patrolled the skies of Doruggdoom. He was captured by the Slavelords of the Black Ring and marched westward to the slave stands. His wings and his pride were sawed off, drawing his eternal ire for all day mortals.

Krulle [krull]: See Lewd's Hand

Lewd [lude]: See Warlord Lewd


Lewd's Hand [lude's hand]:
Lewd's Hand, formerly known as Krulle, was renamed by Lewd himself to invoke fear, so that when his assassin took life it was as if his own hand had done the taking. Krulle's past is clouded. He claimed he was a state trained assassin in the service of the military of Doruggdoom. He deserted and headed west seekering greater wealth. He hailed from the tower city of Dragnof. A few Drakor, claiming to have known Krulle, suggested the assassin still had ties back to their homeland, but such gossipers always winded up dead. Warlord Lewd had investigated such reports, but he could never divulge the truth. Lewd's Hand had never failed him, nor seemed unloyal, though other subjects wondered whether the hand was secretly plotting to cut off the head.

Art contributed by artist Thom Scott

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