Great Tournament

The Great Tournament Approaches, announced by crier and poster alike.

When: This coming forum, Saturday, 2 Bells
What: One on one combat for glory and honor.

Fighters should register to duel with Lady Gale any time from now until the first bell on Saturday. Opening announcements begin at two bells on Saturday, followed by the postings of the brackets.

Entertainment and music will be provided by The Beggar Kings.

Food will be provided by the small council of Silbran.

No magic allowed.

The winner will be granted the opportunity to ask any request of Baroness Drake without punishment.

Bad Memories, Pt 1

The study to the manor is quiet. Books line the walls, casting small shadows by dancing candlelight. A cold sweat runs down the baroness’ forehead as her face lay in her hands. Elbows perched against her desk, doubled over forward in her chair.


On her knees in a dried, yellow field of grass she screams. Tears are running down her face, and her hands are clenched into fists, pressed into the ground. Edward is standing beside of her. Folding forward, she grabs her scarred hand and clenches it tightly. It’s hard to breathe.


A campfire in a forest with overcast skies. There are tents surrounding the fire in formation, but.. some of them have been torn apart and have collapsed. The fire illuminates the gore on the ground. Torn human bodies. Imperial colors. Something large, furred, wolflike is wheezing its last few breaths before Evelyn drives a sword through it. There’s so much blood.


The same field as before, now covered in snow. Evelyn is here alone now. Gravity is different. The air is electric. Around her, the ground is scorched black in a radius with her as the center. Is she.. floating? Everything hurts so much. Darkness.


A knock on the door jolts Evelyn from her thoughts. “Come in,” she says aloud while wiping at her face. Kalon, a njord man enters the room with a bow of his head. In a njordic accent he offers with a hint of excitement, “Baroness, I have the report from the bursary.” He produces a small leather-bound book. Evelyn gestures for him to come closer, and as he does, she takes the offered book. “Thank you so much, Kalon. I would be lost without you.”

She sets the book on her desk and opens it to read the contents.

With a hint of concern in the njord’s voice he comments, “Are you alright, Evelyn?” There’s a tangible silence for a brief couple moments before Evelyn looks up with a sullen smile. “Some bad memories.”

Silbran Notice of Intent

Declaration of Public Intent;
I, Lady Evelyn Drake Baroness of Silbran, make the following declarations as backed by my word and deed. On behalf of the city of Silbran and the House of Drake we seek to grow the force of the Empire within the Stragosa valley, to reinforce the Reich of Ser Hezke, and see it thrive. To that end we would see Silbran drive the following to completion.

Roads will connect the pass all the way to the forum of the city proper. The Labor and the stone needed will mean this will take time, but I will maintain it as a priority and keep the Council of Stragosa aware of its status. This will stand by our commitment to free and open travel into the valley and to Stragosa. The Reichsgrafin and I have have openly come to the conclusion that fees and taxes will not be levied on travelers into the valley, and as such the path through Dragon’s Pass will remain unblocked.

Investment and growth of Trade, any settlement or Reich needs trade to flourish. To that end Silbran has dedicated itself to supporting the Guilds of the Valley and baring any reason to dispute a guilds status will take Stragosa’s charters to a shared value.

Safety of the Valley and its people. Roads will help travel, but there are still threats that would attack the empire. I have pledged no fewer then ten units of troops to join the Banner of the White Lion in attacking the Kaurlite stronghold to the South-East. Once that threat is destroyed, I would seek that the Marshals of Stragosa and Silbran can come to an agreement of what troops can return home while still maintaining the safety the community would expect from its nobles.

Silbran cannot do everything itself and will always be glad of its Ally Stragosa. What expertise Silbran does have will be pushed to the betterment of the Valley and its Citizens. Likewise, to guilds, Citizens in good standing will be recognized in Silbran and given all due respect.

I hope that this can be a guide post as we move forward, and a standard for others to follow as future cities rise in the Valley. May God and the Emperor be on our mind as we all work to flourish in the city.

Declaration of

Posted around the forum is a parchment that reads:

“With Baroness Drake as my witness, I, Brother Aretaeus of the White Lion shall destroy the stronghold of Kuarlites to the southeast of the forum by the start of winter.

Baroness Evelyn Drake