Tag: Larceny

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  • Guild

    The Guild is a multi-national organization of merchants, criminals, thieves, and craftsmen, all roughly in equal number. It was founded in the [[Lapland]], but also has major offices in [[Chiaroscuro]], [[Gethamane]] and [[Nexus]]. [[House V'neef]] acts …

  • Loom

    A very, very high level [[Guild]] office. Apparently even having one of them speak to you is a huge honor. At any one time there are six looms; the Loom of Earth, the Loom of Air, the Loom of Water, the Loom of Wood, the [[Loom of Fire]], and the Sixth …

  • Mercreday

    The fourth day of the week. Sacred to [[Mercury | Mercury]], Maiden of Journeys; it is considered auspicious to begin any journey on Mercreday. The [[Guild]] holds all of its meetings on Mercreday, since they hold the goddess in particular esteem.

  • Jeupday

    The fifth day of the week, and sacred to [[Jupiter | Jupiter]], Maiden of Secrets. It is an auspicious day for knowledge and for quiet business dealings, and superstitious businessmen believe that deals struck on Jeupday will have a better chance of not …

  • Last Chance Bazaar

    [[File:380784 | class=media-item-align-none | ancient_bazaar_eow_finished_by_baoto-d62vxdc.jpg]] Whatever you can't find in the [[Bazaar]], you can find here, especially if it was recently stolen from you. The Last Chance Bazaar of [[Chiaroscuro]] is …

  • Black Scarab Society

    A criminal syndicate led by [[:zegra-ha | Zegra-ha]], and based in [[Chiaroscuro]]. The bulk of their money comes from opium dens and brothels throughout the city, and they are rivals of the [[Indigo Faction | Indigo Faction]].

  • All-Seeing Eye

    The secret police of the [[Realm]], strictly controlled in the past by the [[Scarlet Empress]] herself. [[:mnemon | Mnemon]] has been trying in recent years to turn their spy network to her service, with mixed success. Although few bear the name …

  • Indigo Faction

    A crime syndicate led by [[:al-bheezir | Da'qir al-Bheezir]], spread throughout the [[Delzhan]] Empire, but particularly holding territory in the hubs of [[Ber-Shij-Qat | Ber-Shij-Qat]] and [[Dryharbor | Dryharbor]]. Within the prize city of [[Chiaroscuro …

  • Melawan Raja

    A tradition originating in the [[West]], melewan raja is a formal challenge against a chieftain or captain, to be fought to surrender. The winner may choose to spare the life of the loser or not, and champions can be chosen, although if a champion loses, …

  • Undercity

    [[Chiaroscuro]] is an ancient city, dating back at least to the [[Second Age]]. Who, exactly, build the foundations of the city, and its extensive catacombs, tunnels, caves and deepest recesses remains a point of contention among scholars. The …

  • zet-Maez'uhl

    A sky tower whose upper half was long ago turned to dust, this open-roofed tower serves as the city's primary prison for serious criminals. In the center of the building is the main support pillar, along which run several jury-rigged rope walkways and …

  • Jethohanna

    Daughter of a Guildsman and [[Chu-Gao]], the goddess of the [[Breadroad]], Jethohanna was born into her trade, at which she has excelled. While [[Dryharbor]] might seem like a meager post in comparison to the cosmopolitan [[Chiaroscuro]], it has …

  • Anh'jial

    A sailor in his youth, he sailed with the [[Fire Fleet]], climbing his way to become kubernetes of a vessel called the Incorrigible Sturgeon, before a battle with the Western fae decimated the crew and left him a leg short and a little mad. He got his …

  • Haz'shel

    Haz'shel has been running enforcement for [[:al-bheezir | Da'qir al-Bheezir]] for the past three years; before that, people say that he wandered the South and made a name for himself in [[Gem]]. Killed one of [[:mukti | Mukti's]] "family", apparently …

  • Mukti

    Mukti's parents died when he was too young to remember them. His earliest memories are of his life as a beggar, and a pan-handler; he soon found he was quick enough to pick-pockets and shop-lift. Under the tutelage of his elders, he developed a knack …

  • Na'khai "Boots"

    Nak'hai has been with the Tigers since the beginning of their decline about seven years ago, and is, like many of his comrades, angry at being denied the life of style and extravagance his forbears enjoyed. He challenged Chao under the premise of …

  • Khalid the Mole

    The city's foremost expert on the [[Undercity]]. Unlike the criminals with whom he now spends most of his time, Khalid was actually born into a noble family. He graduated from [[zet-Kahass | zet-Kahass]] many decades ago, with an obsession over the …

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