Notorious Villains and Organizations
Other than those who are already memorialized in the Lady's Challenge - I need suggestions for lore to be displayed of criminals and criminal organizations of the server's history.
Something that can be done in a painting, or a placeable object of some sort (wall shield?)
RedGallant wrote a book about the Plebian Court you could use for a shield for the Court.
It detailed a few of the Dukes and the Knights, I think. (Cough Such as that Ghaunadaurian cleric that became a Duke for smuggling himself into the Pit and freeing prisoners in the hundreds cough >.>)
There were also the Blighters and their group of werewolves, although the lore that would be interesting (Who their patron really was, etc) was pretty vague and even the werewolves didn't know it!
Thune's DeSchurr PC blew up Emil and AM's ship, which was pretty villainous.
Dobby's Vayne Vixley was another notorious villain. Infernalist that had even the Mains staying out of his way and he eventually met his end at the hands of a Lathanderite cleric from the Congress.
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Oaks and Redwood, and their nature oriented rebellion.
The Lighthouse, was a V4 criminal / rebel faction, based out of Eveningstar. Sponsored by Lhal when she was in exile, the Lighthouse fought openly and covertly to remove Kreswell and his Sheriff Allies.
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Jesus, I helped start the Lighthouse with one of my PCs. I didn't realize it managed to progress that well.
I'm looking for descriptions like this (more than names of people):
This painting features several human figures gathered in a crowd, fists raised in the air in protest. The painting is done in black and white, save for only the red paint used for the scarves the people are wearing. The inscription reads "Night of the Red Scarves".
This is another masterpiece by the famed Arabellan artist known as "Rav". The painting features the great old hanse tree of old town, and a band of adventurers congregated about it. At the center sits a man in green with an antlered helmet and a woman with a matching helmet, but wearing red sitting together on a log. They are labeled 'the Black Prince of Oaks and the Lady of the Redwood'. Featured prominently in the foreground is a halfling woman with one arm wearing golden yellow clothes and a marvelous cap, and looming near the group with crossed arms and a sour face is another human man in dark armor. The halfling is labeled 'Halfling both Bold and Gold while the other human is called 'Oscar the Grouch'. At the top center of the painting are words brushed on in turquoise coloring: "Knights of the Drowned Wyrm". This was an adventuring party that became famous in Old Town and were among the most ranking members of the Plebian Court at its height. Famed in Old Town for fighting the tyrant Hardcastle and battling the many necromancers and villains that preyed on the weak of the slums, they were equally infamous in the Citadel for terrorizing their defenses and most famed heroes. The group is said to have fallen to infighting before being chased out of the region by the forces of Cormyr.
This painting features three figures. A dread knight upon a flaming horse, he wields a scythe and appears to have bloodied a man in green with an antlered helmet, who has fallen to one knee. The final figure is that of a man in hardcastle colors swinging a maul that pulses with flames at the dread knight. In the background of the painting are many soldiers and adventurers battling walking skeletons. The painting is titled at the top: "The Defeat of the Wheat King by Lionel of House Hardcastle"
This granite slab is the size of a tombstone and is shaped as a singular eye, painted with greens and purples. In the pupil of the eye in surprising detail is an engraving that features several figures engaged in battle from left to right. A pair of large orcs swing blades down on elves, and at the center is a bat-like creature stalking above a pair of halflings that in turn sneaks behind a gnome that appears to be summing skeletons from the earth. Further to the right the skeletons engage in battle before a castle where they appear to topple Cormyrean banners. Beneath the eye are written these words: "The Great Cult of the Eye."
This a cotton stuffed toy in the shape of a rabbit. He wears a coin necklace and carries a sword that says "The Last Champion of Tymora."
This painting depicts a band of misfits and shady figures frozen in time locked in a variety of poses inside Shylock's.
Immediately the viewer's eyes are drawn to a man garbed in garish orange and smoky pink colours and a glowing crown seemingly exclaiming something as he waves a crudely made chair over his head. He may be recognised as the man that earned dukedom in the Plebian Court through a mass prison break after smuggling himself, a wererat and a tiefling into the Pit disguised as guards before earning even Old Town's ire. Above his crown is the label "Thaldan Menas".
Beside him is a strangely gloomy elven female - her skin pale and hair dark with an unnatural shadow below her, almost as if the first man had sucked away her colour. Despite this she carries the feeling of leadership in the group if such a group could have a leader and the viewer may realise that they're looking at the infamous terrorist, Lark the Trumpeteer, Knight of the Plebian Court. A label painted below her confirms this.
On her opposite side stands a man adorned fully in black. One of his sleeves dangles empty of an arm and a hood remains pulled up, obscuring his face, yet it's easy to see the man is shooting a veiled glare at the orange clown. The artist has seen it fit to label the man "The Spider" despite his missing limb.
Framing the trio are two shorter individuals. Beside The Spider stands a halfling woman wearing as much black as her neighbour with a hood to match. Around her neck hangs an amulet of Brandobaris and a painted label reveals that this is "Semira Crimmon".
On the opposite side, standing next to Thaldan is a shady dwarf wearing yet another suit of black. Not a nice sight to look at with a crooked grin full of solid gold teeth and the look of a typical thug. The artist has named him "Ragor Gold-Eater the Old Towner", but those that remember him would know he held more loyalty to coin than the streets.
Tales of these five tell of bounty hunters, War Wizards and entire squadrons of Purple Dragons being sent to end their villainous careers with the majority of the five ending up dead on the chopping block or on the walk there.
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lol you guys are all shameless
Pfft, who else is gonna write about my orange idiot?
At the very least I wrote about 4 others too!
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Based on a secret and surprising meeting when Soothsayer Aessa tought me how to infuse potions with poison amongst other things:
! This otherwise unlabeled potion bears the hardly readable writing: "Aessa"
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I think this would be found with a decent search check near New Kilgrave in the helmlands.
[as you search, you discover buried deep in the sand a rusted helm infused with some sort of beastial skull. As you dig further you discover the skull is bolted to a skeletal frame which appears haphazardly pieced together from large humanoid bones. A physician may recognize the whole body is in fact pieced together. On the rusted armor there are no identifiable sigils or marks. To your horror you realize this creature was but one mere soldier of many.]