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  • The Triptych aka The Ghostbusters

    “The Ghostbusters” are only a cabal in the loosest sense - they have no formal covenant, and only have in common a speciality in dealing with evil spirits. “The Ghostbusters” is a derivisve nickname given to the trio by the [[The Ascension Warriors | …

  • The Sacred Grove

    The Sacred Grove is an ancient wellspring of natural power. [[The Guardians of the Sacred Grove | The Guardians of the Sacred Grove]] have been protecting it since the time of pre-Roman Britain, in one form or another. The Guardians conduct a number of …

  • The Misfits

    Current Members [[:akiko-ninube | Akiko Ninube]] [[:art-valentine | Art Valentine]] - Herald [[:nicholas-black | Nicholas Black]] [[:rory-cooper | Rory Cooper]] - Leader [[:sarah-giles | Sarah Giles]] [[:valerie | Valerie "Val"]] Former Members …

  • The Martyrs

    The Martyrs are a group of mages who work for the Catholic Church and the Celestial Chorus. They are led by Mother Mary Victoria, a world renown humanitarian figure, and they specialize in propaganda and undermining the Technocratic efforts. As far as …

  • The Travelers

    The Travelers are a loose affiliation of traveling mages and sleepers, living in harmony. They have a simplistic, back to basics lifestyle, and are no strangers to toil or hardships, but if asked, almost any member of the Travelers will gladly tell you …

  • The Colloquium

    An informal collection of scientists who debate extra-dimensional or quantum energy via correspondence. Members [[:dr-heinrich-von-braun | Dr. Heinrich Planck]] [[:doctor-quantum | Doctor Quantum]] [[:karnacki-the-ghost-taker | Karnacki, The Ghost …

  • Round Table

    Current Members [[:art-valentine | Art Valentine]] - King Arthur [[:silver | Silver]] - Sir Kay - Unrepaired [[:peter-norris | Peter Norris]] - Sir Pellinore [[:percival | Percival]] - Sir Percival Former Members [[:lance-benwick | Lance Benwick]] …

  • The Centurions

    The Centurions are a disparate group of Tradition mages with a mutual interest in hoplology who came together to learn from one another and to fight the Technocracy as allies. They operate out of a secret redoubt/armoury beneath the Temple Works in Leeds …

  • The Accord

    The Accord is a group of cabals with a military approach to defeating the Technocracy. Ostensibly under the leadership of [[:art-valentine | Art Valentine]], the Accord has a democratic approach and has met with some success against the Technocrats …

  • The Lichfield Six

    The Lichfield Six are more properly known as the Arcana, as the members of the Cabal each represent a card of the Major Arcana of the Tarot. To most, however, they are known as the Lichfield Six, because the ancient cabal always has masters from the …

  • The Coven

    The Coven is an old Verbena cabal (on the scale of American cabal's), based out of Salem, Massachusetts. Because of the symbolic weight of the Salem Witch Trials, The Coven represents the persistence of the Old Ways, and as such is considered a very …

  • The Reading Room

    In the trendy Chelsea neighbourhood of west London, there is a posh hotel known as The Lodge. On the seemingly non-existent 13th Floor of the Lodge lies a secret meeting place of [[The Serpent Society | The Serpent Society]]. Accessed via the stairwell …

  • David Joy

    David is a man like many others, struggling to find his place in the world. When he awoke several years ago in a dark alley of the Gun Quarter it was to the face of[[:rupert-cain | Rupert Cain]]. All David remembered was dim visions of boarding schools …

  • Triodia

    Triodia was contacted by the Misfits about a joint-attack on the Technocracy. This was a stroke of luck for Triodia and the Ascension Warriors, for they already had a plan to lure the Technocracy to the Church of the First Blood in order to undermine the …

  • Ann Archy

    As a little girl, Ann Archy always preferred playing with machines and electronics to playing with dolls. But what she especially loved was taking things apart; she was less concerned with putting them back together. Ann Archy studied under the same …

  • Rus

    Rus studied alongside the same mentor as Mercury Jones, and the two share a great deal in common both in temperament and magical style. However, Rus is currently petitioning for acceptance into House Shae, as his magic focuses much more on the Egyptian …

  • Cool Cat

    Cool Cat is an old school hacker. Sure, he believes people, and especially information, should be free, but his main concern is creating, playing, breaking things and putting them back together again and making them better, and just generally playing. …

  • Dolly Dagger

    Dolly Dagger was raised by her grandmother in rural United States. Dolly’s grandmother was something of a village wise woman, and Dolly grew up knowing all about the loa and the spirits, which spirits could harm and which could heal. If everything had …

  • The Doctor

    The Doctor grew up in a medical family - she was the daughter of two medical professionals. The Doctor was compassionate as a child, but even at a young age she couldn’t understand some of the lengths that medicine went to to keep the sick and the old …

  • Boudica

    Boudica was a former Emissary, and is the daughter of [[:the-green-man-1 | The Green Man]]. When she outgrew the position, she took up the traditional spear of [[The Guardians of the Sacred Grove | The Guardians of the Sacred Grove]] and vowed to defend …

  • Emm

    The Emissary is an ancient, but important position within the Guardians of the Sacred Grove: The Emissary acts as a go-between for the guardians and the local fair folk. Although the power of the fair folk has waxed over the years, they still maintain a …

  • Seer

    No one knows how old Seer is. He claims to have been the original guardian of the Sacred Grove, and although it seems unlikely that he is almost 2000 years old, no one can disprove his claim. Regardless, as far as any of the current members of the …

  • Rupert Cain

    Rupert Cain was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to a family of devout Roman Catholics. Rupert exhibited intellectual curiosity at an early age, and his questions on issues of dogma caused some discomfort for his instructors at Sunday school. Nevertheless, …

  • Mercury Jones

    Mercury Jones is the designated Tradition Herald for the Birmingham area. Though he represents the Order of Hermes in specific, he is also responsible for calling Mages together for important events. Due to his facility at travelling quickly and quietly …

  • Traveller

    Traveller is a vision-questor for hire. When he was a young man, he travelled the globe looking for the secret to inner knowledge. Unlike most hippie kids who went on such a journey, Traveller actually found it. Now he applies himself to others finding …

  • Thrunn Halvar

    Thrunn Halvar is a member of the Circle, a cabal of mages located in Norway. He grew up in Oslo and found himself drawn to Viking culture. Today, he is often confused for a re-enactor, Halvar lives close to the land and in the fashion of his forebears. …

  • Amund Ellestad

    Amund Ellestad belongs to [[The Circle | the Circle]] cabal, a group of Norwegian mages. A patient and skilled life mage, he has dedicated himself to preserving the knowledge and tradition of his forebears. He was the one who taught [[:rory-cooper | …

  • Firelily Wainwright

    It would be a small injustice to describe Firelily as a “Manic Pixy Dream Girl,” but to the casual observer, she appears carefree and oblivious - passing from one fancy to the next – a life lived in pursuit of hedonistic pleasure. The product of free- …

  • The White Man

    Sometimes referred to as “Gandalf the White,” this eccentric hippy is one of the founding members of the nomadic, Traveler caravan. The White Man is a disenfranchised Englishman, raised in the prim and proper confines of post-World War II poverty. He …

  • Brynhildr

    Brynhildr is a young woman who dresses in archaic clothing and has old-fashioned mannerisms. She is a forthright person, if tending towards bellicose: her predilections towards drinking and fighting often put her at odds with [[:amund | Amund]], but The …

  • The Red Queen

    The Red Queen is a legend of the Digital Web. Some believe that she is actually the shared avatar for a hacker collective, dispensing their own brand of anarchic justice throughout the web. Others believe she is actually an Oracle, who has fully merged …

  • Henry Williams

    Henry is [[:sarah-giles | Sarah Giles]]'s Sons of Ether mentor and a good friend. Based in a garage in London, he can get almost anything for the right price and has been known to trade in research. Sarah currently owes Henry a favour, since she had …

  • Doctor Quantum

    The man who would become known as Doctor Quantum was fascinated with science at an early age; although he comes from a blue-collar background, a chemistry set under the Christmas tree one year started a life-long passion. Quantum threw himself into his …

  • Karl Magnusson

    Karl Magnusson is a powerful Verbena mage of an undetermined age. He is known to the mages of [[The Circle | The Circle]] as an individual who wields great power. His travels have taken him across the Nine realms, with a notable break in World War II …

  • Chrysanthemum Silence

    Chrysanthemum Silence was raised at a small shinto shrine in rural Japan, where she learned the ways of the gods and spirits. On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she was possessed by an extremely powerful Gaki called Itoi; by the time Chrysanthemum …

  • Fleur

    Fleur is the Herald for [[The Covenant of the Fleur-De-Lis | The Covenant of the Fleur-De-Lis]]. She is not a Mage, although she does possess a modest talent for sorcery, and never leaves [[Elysium | Elysium]] without an arsenal of potions, salves, and …

  • Lance Benwick

    Lance Benwick is a former male model from London. One day he woke up with an inexplicable compulsion to travel to Birmingham, and meet a man named [[:art-valentine | Art Valentine]]. Upon meeting Valentine, and recognizing the spirit of King Arthur …

  • William McAra

    William McAra looks like a university professor when he is doing his day job with English Heritage, protecting Stonehenge through the channels of bureaucracy. However, he looks just as appropriate in the traditional white robes of a druid when he leads …

  • Jezebel the Wandering Witch

    Jezebel is a powerful, ageless witch. Members of the Verbena, refer to her as a gardener of the wick. She travels between realms and worlds, tending to the the ebb and flow of quintessential energies. Her presence feels ethereal to all who she meets and …

  • Morgan Lafayette

    Before her Awakening, Morgan Lafayette was an academic - an historian - and [[:art-valentine | Art Valentine]]'s lover. After Art's avatar impelled him to find Excalibur, Morgan awoke as well. Finding herself to be an extremely powerful witch, and …

  • Martin Vincent

    Martin spent the majority of his life as a history professor, and had taken a young [[:art-valentine | Art Valentine]] under his wing in the later days of his career when Art used their shared knowledge and love of medieval history and lore to actually …

  • Sant-Sipahi

    As his title suggests, Sant-Sipahi is a Sikh warrior-saint. He is the Centurion's resident expert on close-quarters combat, possessing a mastery of both shastara-vidiya and swordsmanship. He is no slouch with ranged combat as well, with amazing …

  • Bellona

    Bellona grew up to a loving family of limited means, which meant they were unable to provide the future the bright young woman was capable of. In order to pave the way to her future and prove herself to those who doubted her, Bellona joined the Army. …

  • Shen

    Shen is a weaponsmith par-excellence whose origins and history are a mystery even to The Centurions. [[:bellona | Bellona]] maintains that she met Shen through a friend who knew a person who knew someone who knew a smith who was looking for a challenge, …

  • Belladonna

    Belladonna was born into the Aconitines, a secretive lineal sect of the Euthanatos group known as the Golden Chalice. Every member of the family, Awakened or not, was involved with the production of the signature poisons the sect utilized, but Belladonna …

  • Cenobyte

    Cenobyte is a hacker who uses her knowledge to fight the man. She appreciates the violent revolutionary style of [[The Misfits | The Misfits]]. For Cenobyte, more explosions = more better. To show her appreciation, she sent [[:rory-cooper | Rory Cooper …

  • Brother George

    George Styles grew up with a firm view of right and wrong, and a desire to make the world a better place. Since a young age, he knew he wanted to be a police officer, and he guided his life with laser-like focus on that path. Exceptional test scores and …

  • Brother Matthias

    Brother Matthias grew up in a Catholic orphanage in Germany. An unusually bright young man, he was monitored by those who had an interest in such things, and his studies were directed toward not just theology, but also history, heresies, and other …

  • Milton Berliner

    Milton Berliner is the de-facto leader of a group of dissident Sons of Ether known as The Manhattans. The Manhattans have dedicated themselves to pushing weapons technology to the brink, unconstrained by ethics or morality. Some members of the Manhattans …

  • Heph

    Heph, short for Hephaestus, is a member of the Lichfield Six, where he fulfills the role of the Page of Swords. Heph was Lichfield born and raised. He awakened while contemplating molten silver in the silverworks where he was a journeyman …

  • Dr. Miriam Sharp

    Dr. Miriam Sharpe is the headmistress of the prestigious Saint Chad's School in Lichfield. Saint Chad's is private school that teaches the best of Anglican values. Dr. Sharpe is a stern educator, but is also fair and compassionate. In the broader …

  • Matthew Brown

    Matthew Brown is a teacher at Saint Chad's school in Lichfield. Matthew takes his duties as an educator very seriously, and he has a reputation for humourlessness. Matthew can often be seen in the community performing acts of charity next to his mentor, …

  • Serana

    Serana the Thaumaturge, sometimes called the Metamagician, is the Magician of the[[The Lichfield Six | Arcana]] and the mentor of [[:heph | Heph]]. Serana is considered to be one of the Order of Hermes' leading minds. She has dedicated herself to the …

  • Madeleine Swinton

    Madeleine Thien is an unhappy young girl. The oldest of six children, her childhood was a reasonably happy one. However, Madeleine's mother died to cancer a few years ago, and her father, an Englishman and administrator at a diamond mine in Sierra Leone …

  • The Faun

    The Faun is an ancient spirit of nature that has allied itself with the Verbena and [[The Lichfield Six | The Lichfield Six]]; The Faun provides them with tutelage and mystic might, in exchange for the prodigious amounts of tass it requires to remain on …

  • Byron Bishop

    Byron Bishop came to the Verbena through a roundabout method. When he was working as a Forester at Cannock Chase, he fell and was injured; he half-remembered a strange being coming to his aid. Feeling enchanted by this being, Byron continued to return …

  • Nightshade

    Nightshade, named by herself after the original Verebena Primus, is a powerful witch and the first among equals of the Verbena cabal known as The Coven. Although her choice of shadow name demonstrates arrogance, none have challenged Nightshade, for she …

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