Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Amuneta, the Liberator

Amuneta—the Liberator of Cinderheim—was imprisoned in Umberwell for sedition against the government. She escaped Bleakbone Gaol, and sought freedom in Cinderheim; other former prisoners and outcasts flock to her leadership—she promises liberty to all who can reach the Narak oasis.
  • Appearance. Half-orc, slate gray skin, short black hair in a ragged pixie cut, muscled like a warrior princess.
  • Abilities. Political history, deadly with a khopesh.
  • Traits. Idealist, more comfortable among criminals than the law-abiding.
  • Ideal. Create a homeland for the unjustly punished.
  • Bond. Amuneta maintains contact with political revolutionaries in Umberwell via sending stones.
  • Flaw. Prone to leaps of faith.
  • Warband. All able-bodied residents of the encampment can be mustered to fight on its behalf.

  • Scorpion Knights. Narak’s Scorpion Knights are the encampment’s elite troops. They are drawn from the most violent criminals who found freedom at the oasis.
  • The Dedicated. The Dedicated are a small enclave of cultists who revere Narah, the Breaker of Bonds.
  • The Children of Amuneta. The Children of Amuneta are spies and saboteurs who follow the half-orc warlord. They insinuate themselves into other encampments to sow discord and wreak havoc.

Narak is positioned as a promised land for escaped criminals, outcasts, slaves, and the persecuted. It is the only encampment that eschews the horrid practice of slavery; any who enter the encampment are considered free within its walls. Many slaves, imprisoned criminals, and half-orcs dream of reaching Amuneta’s oasis and finding liberty.
  • Population. Half of Narak’s population are half-orcs gathered to Amuneta’s banner from Umberwell. The other half of the population are mostly tieflings, catfolk, and humans.
  • Aesthetic. Buildings of stone and brick, exteriors decorated with carvings of beasts and scarab beetles.
  • Supplies. Gemstones, silver, textiles, iron. Water is drawn from a deep reservoir beneath the encampment.
  • The Purple Lotus Academy. The Purple Lotus Academy is a small school of wizardry that was founded by mages who fled persecution in other lands.
  • Monument Hall. Monument Hall is a small museum dedicated to insurgents, revolutionaries, and radicals; within the museum are statues of the world’s most renowned iconoclasts and rebels.
  • The Pyre. The Pyre is a crematorium where the bodies of the dead are burned to ash as tributes to Narah, the Breaker of Bonds.

  • Escort an escaped slave to freedom in Narak.
  • Sift through the ashes of the Pyre to find a magical artifact.
  • Discover a traitor within the Scorpion Knights who plots Amuneta’s assassination.
  • Pilfer a book of dark magic from the Purple Lotus Academy.

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  1. She's like Robin Hood!

    One sort-of interesting thing about Narak is that it would be a mix of people who were falsely accused, people who were guilty but didn't deserve to be punished as badly as they were, people who just want to be around a large half-orc population and this happens to be the place, and actually bad people who are a danger to the community that has accepted them.

    Like, sure, you've got the kid who was locked up for painting anti-monarchist graffiti, and sure, you've got the Jean Valjean figure who got too harsh a sentence for a minor infraction, or like a mercenary soldier who fought on the "wrong" side, but you've probably also got people who continue to commit crimes against their neighbors in Narak.

    1. Exactly. Her strongest soldiers are likely to be the worst of the bunch. They're necessary but also fundamentally untrustworthy and damaged.