Dierdre Aelishan

Sister of Berithor and aspirant to the rule of Bar-Innis

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Her right hand aide and confidant/lover is Christianna Vonelus

Death (unknown to most)

Dierdre was assassinated in Monaides while under the protection of Gides Gallants. It was believed by certain parties that the retinue of the Gwinnish ambassador had in some way accomplished it – for it happened right after she rebuffed Gwinn’s advances to help her by directly opposing Umbak in exchange for recognition of the captured Tarmysian Peninsula as Gwinnish sovereign lands. Nothing was proven, and publicly Dierdre was said to have been poisoned, but not killed. The entire Gwinnish enclave and the sailors of the boot they took upriver a few days later was slaughtered – supposedly by river pirates. Dierdre is said to be recovering somewhere near Dunstrand City to plead her case with the Duke – while Christianna carries on the daily operations.

Family History

Danver’s son Ardus takes the title of his father. His father built many political allies and was made well off by the Duke, much with the help of Band of Crows/Brave Companions. Ardus, in his arrogance and youth, turned away his father’s loyal servant Djuril and opened the court to sycophants and dandies. His mother, Talleri, was basically driven to exile with her new born son – Berithor – because she feared for his life. Ardus managed to last 12 years before he died in 9157 from choking. There were rumors of assassination and dark plots, but nothing was ever proven. His brother was too young to take the title, and his mother had passed away. His regency was handled by Horbau – his father’s chief counselor. For a few more years, the court sunk into depravity and Bar-Innis became once again a backwater in the minds of the folk of Dunstrand.

Current Situation in Bar-Innis

In Bar-Innis/Dunstrand: In 9159 Berithor Aelishan took the title of his father after the death Horbau. It is thought that he and his friends may have had some hand in the death, for less than a year later both Tamurlaine and Cratigen familes – both tiny land holders from the western border with county Faer, are given the titles of Baron and lands are ceded to them. Berithor announces he has plans to make Bar-Innis a powerful player – rumors fly about alliance with Umbak, or even stranger powers. Berithor’s sister, Dierdre, is sent away to Monaides. The Church of Light has new rights granted, taking land that borders the Beastwood of Mev – and an increased presence. There is talk of petty harassment of Green Church followers and increased Lightbringer preaching. Little comes out of court… it is the end of common year 9160. The decade council of the Riverdans comes and goes without Bar-Innis sending a representative – there are whispers that old alliances are about to be broken.

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Dierdre Aelishan

Dunstrand Rising templeorder