The way of the Aelith Raym is the truth unseen, hidden in the numbers, the mask of a thousand faces, unseen in plain sight, the unlikely blade.
A lie, more believable than truth, is deadly.
Head of the Institute of Aelith Raym and Head of the Department of Lore – Lynisar Zarrid
Lynisar Zarrid is a born and bred of the Royal Basin and has little about him of his Helgathian origins, in fact he was born in 1722 to Talikanar and Fortiana, both members of the College where he was raised. For many years the majority of folk believed that he would go on to rule the College but that was not to be the case, at least not openly; there are more than a majority that believe that he is the true voice in the CoCP and even a few that are convinced that he speaks to Quinn Shadowreaver himself. Either way he is skilled with his techniques and the delivery of his lessons that guide those that follow. He is inspirational, devoted and driven to the betterment of the Colleges and all of Daer Akmir, qualities that are rarely seen or felt in Sourcerers as a whole.
The Aelith Raym were there at the very beginning, when Сливк himself was still a member of Valordian College and even then they were powerful. They hid among the openly powerful as bureaucrats and auditors of information and in this way kept the truth of their strength hidden from Sourcerers of greater station. Such is and was the ethos and purpose of the Institute, a philosophy that remains to this day; to operate as controllers and leaders unseen and unknown, to guide from behind heroes and scapegoats alike. Through the control of others knowledge flows to the College and allows the Aelith Raym to lead us but to serve the CoCP and the council, or so they believe.
Areas of Power
Alongside the Code of the College we follow a specific list of Duties and general orders that keep us within the remit of the College:
- Observation of leadership
- Doing what others may not be prepared to do
- Acting to keep another’s moral compass in check through action
Veknymolchaniye House of Talikan Traym
Lady of the House: Bethsheryiad Ki Le Marik Trip
Owing Fealty to: The House of Mirrored Truths
Vassal Houses: The House of Firebane, The House of many forms, The House of the tireless watcher
Specialising in: Illusion, observation, knowledge and Espionage
Enemies: The House of Thunder, The House of the Blood Red Sun, The House of Blood and Flames
A Scroll Bound in Gold
The house of Talikan Traym is named for the first of his line to be raised to prominence by the House of Mirrored Truths and is based on the ethos and direction of their progenitor. Traym was a great and wise leader of his house who kept the other houses checked, despite their war like state, through cunning and guile and the governance of their secrets through espionage. This tradition has continued throughout the aeons with the followers of Traym following the courts of the other great houses with detailed interest and eventual enlightenment, few scandals or hidden titbits escape their attention for long and once they are in their arsenal they are not afraid to threaten their use or, indeed, see those threats through to fulfilment.
Those pacted to the House of Talikan Traym are expected to uphold the role of leadership and control however more than that they are expected to enter enemy or hostile territory and to operate outside the remit of the law in order to gain information of value to the house and their own sovereign nation. They are to do so in the full knowledge that if they are caught they will face trial and punishment for their actions as though they were their actions alone.
Pacting to the House
When a character joins the Aelith Raym they become pacted to the House of Talikan Traym and are expected to follow its ethos. It is to this house that you will owe your duty in return for the strength and powers that they give you. With them you will perform many duties and see your power swell as the pact between you strengthen.
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