For the Glory of the Black Dragon
The Dominion of the Iron Redemption
The Infernal Congregation of the Barbed Fiend
- The Infernal Congregation of the Barbed Fiend are a secretive cabal of monks in league with Chardun-serving devils, who believe that subjugating a conquered population often requires infernal assistance; if you break the will and convert the people of authority and power the rest will follow. Only one of the Congregation’s dominions is said to exist within the borders of Calastia.
- The Dominion of the Iron Redemption rests along the rocky banks of the Eni River where it separates the duchy of Turrows from the nation of Lageni. It is an isolated and inhospitable region with treacherous water currents, rocky shorelines, rolling hills and rugged scrub thickets that stretch for miles around. Only a single road leads into the region and that road is watched by the local baron, Ladlow Ganjic , from his estate Tangleground. Baron Ganjic was hand chosen by the then duke of Turrows (your father, Duke Terphail Ourven) to tend to the region and see to the Dominion’s administrative needs.
- The hills surrounding the Dominion are topped by darkwood trees that produce a papery white flower when in bloom; these trees are tended by servants of the order or even by the congregants themselves. Damaging or destroying one of these “ghost trees” is said to bring down the wrath of the congregation upon the guilty party. Often, those who wrong the Dominion are found swinging limp and lifeless from the branches of these ethereal trees.
- The Dominion is ruled by Barbed-Master Ilrax, an unholy monk so transformed by the fiends he associates with daily that it is hard to tell that he was ever human.