NPCs of the Gwynneth Campaign
The old count of the Teregs rules the clan from the town of Teregon. He has become immensely fat and rarely leaves his hall anymore. Innumerable children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins are said to be waiting for him to finally choke on one of the incredible feasts for which his household is famous.
During the turmoils following the deaths of Corwin and Geren Cairnbain remains rather passive and observant. He seems to be quietly supporting Count Tamaig and Malvin.
The Galbraigs defend Gwynneth from two enemies at the same time: Their lands border both on the Cold Plains and the kingdom of Langein. Maelmadoc himself does not look very warlike though. He is rather fat and his pale skin seems to indicate that he does not get outside very much.
During the investigations after Prince Geren's death, Maelmadoc seems nervous and jumpy, always ready to jump to unsupported conclusions and eager to finish the whole business without delving further into the apparent secrets.
Almost two years ago, Corwin was accused and convicted of murdering his father King Olbran and imprisoned in the royal castle. His brother Prine Geren assumed the throne.
According to his own story he was later able to escape with the help of a loyal friend and distant cousin who took his place (a magical ring disguised their appearance). This cousin was killed when Nolar ap Tereg organized a mission to free the prince from his prison.
Corwin hid at an estate of Count Cairnbain and returned to Gwynnin when the counts rebelled against Prince Geren. He was killed by a lightning bolt from the heavens when Ulthar's shield was placed on Saer's altar in an attempt to divine the truth of King Olbran's murder.
For almost two years Geren was king of Gwynneth while his brother Corwin was imprisoned. He was very unpopular with the counts though and many doubts were raised whether his brother was really guilty. In the end Geren attacked Llannaid but was defeated by Count Tamaig and Malvin.
He fled back to Gwynnin and barricaded himself in the royal castle. He was eventually found dead by poison in his own quarters.
The count is one of the most powerful individuals in the kingdom of Gwynneth. He controls the city of Llannaid which is a major port on the Sea of Cold and the kingdom's largest and richest city. Taxes and tariffs from the city have made his family the richest noble house next to the royal clan.
Count Llannaid has allied himself with Malvin to restore order to the kingdom and bring justice to the murdererer of King Olbran.
Malvin came as a mercenary leader to Gwynneth while King Olbran was still alive. After Prince Geren took the throne Malvin feel out of favour with the new king and eventually allied himself with count Tamaig to restore Prince Corwin to the throne.
After both princes are dead now, Malvin tries to restore order while creating a reliable position of power for himself.
Cerem ap Hadraing
Cerem leads the temple of Liesson in Gwynnin and is the cult's high priest for all of Gwynneth. He is in his fourties, but is still a formidable fighter. Few people in Gwynnian could hope to best him in single combat. He is not the quickest thinker, but steady and reliable, srictly adhering to the tenets of his cult and the traditions of his people.
In political matters Cerem usually defers to the high priestess of Saer, Subran ap Gawaen, who he rightly recognizes as the better politician and diplomat. But since she was wounded by Prince Geren and because of the resulting delicate state of her wealth, Cerem has been forced to take a more active hand in Gwynneth's politics.
As the high priestess of Saer in Gwynnin Subran is also the highest judge of the kingdom. It was her who found Prince Corwin guilty of murdering his father and brought Prince Geren to the throne. This possible misjudgment seems to weigh heavily on her mind.
Subran was heavily wounded when Prince Geren attacked her in the temple and her recovery has been slow. The injury did not stop her from conducting the new trial of prince Corwin though. The resulting discovery of the treacherous history of the kings of Gwynneth affected her strongly and she relapsed into a fever.
The ancient priest of Saer has been advisor and tutor to the kings and princes of Gwynneth for three generations. He is highly respected among both nobles and commoners. Many people thought he should have been high priest of Saer when Subran's predecessor died, but he refused the honour and supported the younger priestess instead.
Nolar has been quite ill for several years now. He rarely leaves the castle and remained there even when Geren fortified himself there against Malvin and Count Tamaig. He tried to negotiate between Geren and his enemies, but could not prevent the tragic events that followed.
Nolar is famous for this treatise on the gods of order and chaos.
Olorin was a rich patrician from Dar-Maran in Narsaria, a member of the powerful Giamantor family. He came to Gwynneth under the pretense of a pilgrimage to the temple of Saer, but as it turned out he actually served Lis, the god of Lies and Treason, as did his companions Quin Verasantar and Lionafara Yalini.
Olorin was accosted in the secret temple of Lis beneath Gwynnin's temple of Saer and killed when he tried to cast a spell on his captors.
Aiunn is a traveller from Narsaria who allegedly accompanied her "uncle" Olorin Giamantor on a pilgrimage. She is a young woman of exceptional beauty with long black hair and dark eyes.
Recent events have shown that Olorin and his companions really were Lis cultists bent on sowing treachery and lies in Gwynneth. Aiunn has renounced her ties to them though, and helped as much as possible to defeat the chaotic cult of Lis. During her imprisonment in the royal castle, a summoned darkness elemental tried to kill her.
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