OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Intent: To create information for the residence of Osiren Clarmore, seat of power for the House of Clarmore, present as tribute by Darth Carnifex
City Name: Wintergarden
Classification: Feudal castle, keep, and fortress
Population: Sparse, approx. 500
Demographics: Many Hapan nobles and bannermen traveled with Osiren Clarmore to take command of Wintergarden, though the lord has opened the city doors to any loyal to the Sith Empire. The Hapans are distrustful of outsiders, but loyal to their lord's commands.
Wealth: There is a significant wealth gap between nobles and commonfolk, though the people of Wintergardens tend to one another's needs and take only what is earned. The winter climate presents many challenges that require the entire keep together.
Stability: High. The new lord of Wintergarden has created a new achievement for the House of Clarmore and his loyal soldiers and citizens delight in their new position in the galaxy.
Freedom & Oppression: Osiren Clarmore is the Lord of Wintergarden, responsible for the protection and care of it's people. They live most of their lives with little interference, but must answer at his call whenever it comes. They are taxed, both for the care of Wintergarden and in supplication of The Sith Empire. Slavery and indentured servitude of any kind is banned. Guards are vigilant, but let most citizens keep to their own business.
Description: Wintergarden rests in the winter winds of the North, surrounded by strong forests made for the icy climate. The city is surrounded by large stone walls and twin towers at the gate. A large red-bricked castle in it's center, sparring yards, merchant alleys, farmlands, and other functions all operate within Wintergarden's walls.
POINTS OF INTEREST
- Wintergarden Castle
- Sparring Yard
- The Oldwoods
- The Crimson Hearth
Low - Minimal automated security. The city guard and sentinels protect the city, bannermen and warriors of House Clarmore.
When the first keep of Wintergarden was built, the Great Houses of Serenno were in their infancy. The far north of the world interested only the younger, wilder clans of nobility. The Gradion, an off-shoot of House Baar, had laid claim to the land, making a single stone turret and barracks for their growing militia. Count Atwater had lead a brutal campaign against of host of the Southern lords, but when he was beaten back he retreated to the north to regain his power. When the forces of the south came to meet him, Count Atwater was quick to hold inside his new walls and it is said he outlasted the attack for over a year within those walls. When the last siege was overrunning the walls, rather than be taken, Count Atwater used his own ship to detonate the keep and kill everyone inside. The Great Houses contested the land, though many lords felt a dark omen from the hold that they did not trust. It sat in silence for a decade until becoming the sworn home of the Kellien clan for centuries.
The castle was constructed two decades after the rise of the Ruusan Reformation, the keep and rest of the kingdom coming in the following five centuries. In 230 BBY, during the Great Peace of the Republic, rumors of war ensnared the world. Twin warriors from a Great House had been pitted against on another in tourney, when one of them was killed, it was believed that the other had betrayed his House and acted on order's from another. Jerrick Grey, the Lord of Wintergarden at the time, was called up to judge the warrior, for the honor of the North was well known across the world. He judged the boy guilty and carried the sentence out himself.
As the Clone Wars consumed the galaxy, the Lord of Wintergarden betrayed House Dooku with their sworn fealty to the agents of the Republic during the Skirmish on Serenno. During this time, the kingdom was given over to a small council of noblemen and merchants, fitting the palace with finery and lavish events. The hard winters of the north soon became too great a hardship for many of the new lords and the city was given over to its people. For two years, the Great Houses of Serenno tried to reclaim Wintergarden, but the people resisted. They held the kingdom until the House of Varix from the Dathomir system entered the fight, letting loose terrible monsters birthed of their homeworld. They took the kindgom by conquest, the lords of Serenno submitting as long as the creatures stayed in the far north. The lords and ladies of Varix held the keep for almost four-hundred years, constantly vigiliant againist attacks from the south. Yet in 427 ABY, the kingdrom was taken when the horrfying Gulag Virus killed nearly all those who lived within it's walls. There the keep remaiend empty until Darth Carnifex, Emperor of the Sith Empire, took control of the planet. The hold was given to Osiren Clarmore, from the noble House of Clarmore in the Hapes Consortium.
Osiren Clarmore, Lord of Wintergarden
Edited by Osiren Clarmore, 02 June 2019 - 12:00 PM.