This is my home
in the LARP community (the Realms particularly) wherein I am a Knight Protector (or
Knight of the
Olde Code) and a
Duchess to boot. The latter isn't as important or impressive as the
former, for a lot of reasons. Here will be placed a history of my
character, Dame Trista Dragonsbane, also known as 'Sulë
'Duskwind', and her adventures on the edge of
the Known Realms.
The font at the top won't show if you don't have it.
It's the Tengwar Sindarin alphabet. Its 'Raumalondë'
writing. It means 'Stormhaven' in common. If you can't tell by now, I'm
very much a Tolkien fan, have been since around 1970.
Raumalondë is my Duchy, province, land,
prefer to call it. Since I live more or less beyond the western borders
of the Realms map, I felt quite free to carve a small niche for myself
Trista is a
Ranger Knight and one of the first Wardens of the Order, one of the two
founding members in fact. The other is her close friend Dame Gil of
Fairhaven. Both were original Knights of the Realms, but have since
founded the newer Order as the old fell into decline. The new has the
same tenets as the original Knights of the Realms had and fixes some of
the problems that became
evident in the old order. Or tries to at any rate.
Trista started out as
just another warrior for hire
back in the days before the Prince. Things got so bad, what with mages
running about and wrecking everything in general, that she in fact
became what was known as a 'Witchhunter', one who hunts down users of
magic and kills them. She was very good at this. The years rolled past
without much change until one day a notice was found nailed to a tree.
It proclaimed a tournament of great size, called the 'Duke of
Glendale', since the winner would be named Duke of the area. Prince
Robert II was sponsoring the tournament in an effort to find good
warriors. Trista's unit, the Blacksun Legion, did well taking prizes
for best appearance, best flag, and the Field Battle amongst other
things. This event marked the beginning of the Days of the Prince
wherein the various petty states became united under a single High King
and the Prince Regent.