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Being the collected obituaries of the many characters, both beloved and reviled, who have fallen afoul of the Dread Pen of Mr Jarvis.

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Dark Portal

 

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of The Dark Portal are as follows:

ALBERT BROWN  (The Dark Portal | Prologue – The Dark Portal | Chapter 1) Beloved husband of Gwen, loving father to Arthur and Audrey. Delivered by Morgan to the altar of Jupiter, Albert now sleeps in the Green. He will be sorely missed.

SPIKER  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 9 – The Dark Portal | Chapter 9) Unjustly accused by Skinner of thieving spoils, in this instance, Audrey’s mousebrass. Victim of an inglorious death, he is gone to the void.

FLETCH  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 8 – The Dark Portal | Chapter 11) Sacrificed by One-Eyed Jake upon the altar of Bauchan.  Born in the House of Mabb, he turned to Jupiter and is thus released from the service of the Lady of Nightmare.

JAKE  [CALLED ‘ONE-EYED’]  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 4 – The Dark Portal | Chapter 11) Executed by Jupiter, this faithful disciple of the Raith Sidhe now serves Bauchan as a shade in the Unlit Regions. He died as he lived – horribly.

FINN  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 9 – The Dark Portal | Chapter 13) Slain accidentally while attempting to murder Oswald. Born in the House of Bauchan, he serves his headless master as a shade.

SKINNER  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 4 – The Dark Portal | Chapter 13) Executed by Jupiter. Born in the House of Hobb, he now serves in his Lord’s dungeons.

SMILER  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 13 – The Dark Portal | Chapter 13) The first victim of the reanimated Black Death. Born in the House of Hobb, he serves along with Skinner in the Pit.

MORGAN [OF CORNWALL]  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 1 – The Dark Portal | Chapter 14) Lieutenant and left claw of the Lord of All, he was unintentionally flung from his master’s altar and drowned during Jupiter’s defeat.

JUPITER  [SELF-TITLED ‘LORD OF ALL’, also referred to as the God of the Rats, the Prince of the Dying, the Lord of the Rotting Darkness, etcetera]  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 1 – The Dark Portal | Chapter 14)  By water deep and the shades of his victims did this Tyrant of Darkness meet his deserved end. We have Audrey Brown and the powers of the Green to thank for that happy outcome.

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Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Crystal Prison

 

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of The Crystal Prison are as follows:

HODGE  (The Crystal Prison | Chapter 6 – The Crystal Prison | Chapter 9) The first victim of the Fennywolde murders, he was tragically killed while abroad in the Wolde. Beloved son to his parents, cherished friend of Young Whortle and the other Fennywolde mice. Mould to mould, body to Green.

WHORTLE NEP [CALLED ‘YOUNG WHORTLE’]  (The Crystal Prison | Chapter 6 – The Crystal Prison | Chapter 11. See also: Whortle’s Hope)  Second victim of the Fennywolde murders. Privy to ancient secrets during his short life, this intrepid legend-treader will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A place of high honour is afforded him in the Green Hereafter. May those he left behind find their hope again.

JENKIN NETTLE [CALLED ‘JOLLY JENKIN’]  (The Crystal Prison | Chapter 6 – The Crystal Prison | Chapter 12) The last victim of Mahooot the owl, he has joined his mother in the Green.

MAHOOOT  (The Crystal Prison | Chapter 6 – The Crystal Prison | Chapter 12) Scourge of the Wolde, this fearsome predator was at last brought low by Madame Akkikuyu. May those fieldmice who had a part in his inglorious demise seek the pardon of the Green for their rash and violent actions.

MADAME AKKIKUYU  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 3 – The Crystal Prison | Chapter 14) Born in the Sign of the Vagabond, this far-travelled ratwitch spent her whole life seeking the peace which was finally granted her in death. Released from both the House of Bauchan and the tyranny of Jupiter, she sleeps in the Green. May her brave and compassionate deeds be better remembered than her misguided ones.

ABRAHAM WOODRUFFE  [‘KING OF THE FIELD’]  (The Crystal Prison | Chapter 6 – The Crystal Prison | Chapter 14) Worthy elder of the Land of Fenny, Mr Woodruffe perished in the great fire which consumed the field as a result of Jupiter’s workings of evil power. He gave his life to save Audrey and Mr Nettle, and his sacrifice will be forever honoured.

 

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Final Reckoning

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of The Final Reckoning are as follows:

MR KEMPE  (The Crystal Prison | Chapter 5 – The Final Reckoning | Prologue) The first victim of the the undead spectre of Jupiter, Mr Kempe travels no more. He is settled at last in the Green, and will be missed by all who knew him.

PIERS  (The Crystal Prison | Chapter 2 – The Final Reckoning Chapter 4) Slain with twenty-two of his fellow Greenwich squirrels during the sacking of the Starwife’s chambers by the Unbeest, Piers was a loyal and devoted aide to the Handmaiden of Orion until the end. Speed to the Green.

THE MICE OF HOLEBORN: AGNES TRUMPER, CHARLIE COPPIT, ‘ENRY (THANE OF THE CITY), NED FIDGIT, FLO, EDNA, AND MANY UNNAMED  (The Final Reckoning | Chapter 2 – The Final Reckoning |  Chapter 8) May the Green bless and keep the innocent denizens of Holeborn, who were massacred by Morgan’s rat horde.  May they be forever remembered in our prayers to the Spirit of Life and Hope.

SMIFF  (The Final Reckoning | Chapter 2 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 9) Born under the House of Mabb, this unlucky wretch was slain by his own brethren and was made to answer to the Lord of the Pit in the name of Bauchan. He now endures in the barren wastes of the Lady of Nightmare.

KELLY  (The Final Reckoning | Chapter 2 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 9) Kelly met the same fate as his comrade, Smiff. However, as he was born in the House of Hobb, Kelly remained in the thrall of the Lord of the Pit after he and Smiff had conveyed Bauchan’s report. He has become acquainted with Skinner and Smiler, and the three of them are quite content as minor demons of the Unlit Regions.

THE RAT HORDE OF OLD STUMPY [INCLUDING: VINNY THE STANDARD BEARER]  (The Final Reckoning | Chapter 3 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 9) These bloodthirsty raiders and killers suffered the agony of enslavement to the Unbeest before they were permitted to return to the Three. Never having been rats of Deptford, they were not entirely lost to Jupiter, and thus they are welcomed before the Unholy Thrones.

MARTY  (The Final Reckoning | Chapter 2 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 8) Another innocent who fell victim to the claws of Morgan’s horde, this poor mouse was peeled before he could warn the Holeborners of the rats’ impending attack. He was mourned by Piccadilly in Chapter 10, and is mercifully gone to the Green.

MORGAN [OF CORNWALL]  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 1 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 10) Lieutenant and left claw of the Lord of All, he was unintentionally flung from his master’s altar and drowned during Jupiter’s defeat in The Dark Portal, but that was not the end for this wily old sinner. Surviving the Unbeest’s transmutation of his rat horde and the vengeance of his nemesis, Piccadilly, Morgan realised at the last that the Unbeest would not favour him forever. After a lifetime of suffering, he took his own life, freeing himself from the thrall of Jupiter and fulfilling the curse laid upon him in his youth.

PICCADILLY [OF HOLEBORN]  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 1 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 10) This flawed but valiant city orphan was the first victim of the wraiths of the Unbeest. Cut down before his time, he will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him, but especially by the new Starwife (née, Audrey Scuttle) who cherishes his memory to this day.

THE STARWIFE [NÉE: AUDREY]  (The Crystal Prison | Chapter 2 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 11) After uncounted centuries of devoted service to the Green and to her people, the Handmaiden of Orion, last of the black squirrels, perished in accordance with her own wishes at the claw of the Midwinter Death. Orion shines for her.

OSWALD CHITTER [POSTHUMOUSLY: ‘THE MIGHTY’]  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 2 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 13) This young hero sacrificed his life to bring ruin to the Unbeest, and although his attempt was in vain, Oswald shall forever be remembered as one of the bravest mice who ever lived. Too young to wear a brass in life, he was posthumously awarded the Sign of Bravery and Courage by the Green himself, and his parents cherish it as a treasured memorial.

HATHKIN  (The Final Reckoning | Chapter 13 – The Final Reckoning Chapter 14) This valiant moon rider’s renown is equal to the honoured companions of Oswald, Orfeo and Eldritch. Hathkin it was who saved Audrey from death in the cold upon the Day of Deliverance, and aided her in her last struggle to face the Unbeest at the height of his power. Though he gave his life in the attempt, Hathkin’s name will be sung by all his kind upon the anniversary of that terrible day, and his place is set high in the sight of the Heavenly Lady.

ALGY COLTFOOT  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 2 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 14) A brave victim of the battle with the wraiths of the Unbeest aboard the Cutty Sark, this simple but stalwart mouse will be mourned by all who knew him. May the Green receive his spirit.

MASTER OLDNOSE  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 2 – The Final Reckoning | Chapter 14) Mousebrass maker and tutor of the Skirtings, Master Oldnose was another who perished during the battle of the Cutty Sark. Honourable and upstanding to the end, he died protecting his fellow mice, and he will be fondly remembered by the whole community.

JUPITER  [SELF-TITLED ‘LORD OF ALL’]  In life, also referred to as the God of the Rats, the Prince of the Dying, the Lord of the Rotting Darkness, etcetera. In death, spoken of as the Unbeest. Self-titled ‘Lord of Death’, ‘Genius of the Black Winter’, etcetera.  (The Dark Portal | Chapter 1 –The Final Reckoning | Chapter 14)  Vanquished threefold by water deep, fire blazing, and the power of the Green wielded by Audrey Scuttle on the Day of Deliverance, the Unbeest’s outcast spirit shall be forever tormented by the flames of life. By the will of the Green he is condemned to an eternity of suffering in the bleak void. May his terrible legacy fade with time.

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Whitby Witches

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of The Whitby Witches are as follows: 

ABE SHRIMP  (The Whitby Witches | Chapter 5) Beloved husband, father to Nelda. Abe was murdered by his brother, Silas Gull, who attempted to defer the blame for his evil deed by swapping Abe’s gansey with his own. The tribe now knows the truth, and condemns Silas for his villainy.

MRS PRUDENCE JOYSTER  (The Whitby Witches | Chapter 1 – The Whitby Witches | Chapter 6) The first victim of Roslyn Crozier/Rowena Cooper’s sinister arts, Prudence will be fondly remembered by the Whitby community. May she rest in peace.

MRS BANBURY-SCOTT [‘DORA’]  (The Whitby Witches | Chapter 4 – The Whitby Witches | Chapter 9) Mrs Cooper’s next victim. Already in poor health, Mrs Banbury-Scott was finished off by the poisoned chocolates Mrs Cooper continually gifted her. Despite her overbearing personality, Mrs Banbury-Scott is remembered affectionately by her friends, and for her philanthropy.

MISS MATILDA ‘TILLY’ DROON   (The Whitby Witches | Chapter 2 – The Whitby Witches | Chapter 10) Mrs Cooper’s third victim, she was lured to her death after she discovered the truth about Rowena. In life, Miss Droon’s greatest love was her many cats. A gentle, compassionate lady, she will be missed by all who knew her.

SISTER BRIDGET [FORMERLY ESKA, DAUGHTER OF OONA]  (The Whitby Witches | Chapter 9 – The Whitby Witches | Chapter 13) The result of a human-aufwader union, Sister Bridget was entrusted to the Convent of St Mary by her mother some time in the early 18th Century. For several hundred years she endured an existence of relentless internal pain and doubt, before giving her life in the search for the moonkelp. In accordance with her destiny she was claimed by the Lords of the Deep and Dark, and now sleeps beneath the waves.

SILAS GULL  (The Whitby Witches | Chapter 8 – The Whitby Witches | Chapter 13)  Dragged to his death by Sister Bridget, Silas’ name is cursed for his cruelty. Murderer of Abe Shrimp and accomplice of Roslyn Crozier, he lived and died without honour.

HESPER GULL  (The Whitby Witches | Chapter 5 – The Whitby Witches | Chapter 14) Aunt to Nelda, Hesper was unhappy in her marriage to Silas and did not mourn his passing. She was slain during the battle with Roslyn Crozier; the power of Hilda’s staff is responsible for both her demise and the return of her body to her own time. Partially outcast by the tribe for her fixation on the legendary moonkelp, Hesper was nevertheless loved by Nelda  and Tarr Shrimp, and by Ben. Deeps keep and bless her.

ROSLYN CROZIER [ROWENA COOPER]  (The Whitby Witches | Chapter 6 – The Whitby Witches | Chapter 14) Infamous witch, wife of Nathaniel Crozier and serial murderess. In the guise of a malevolent black hound, she stalked the streets of Whitby as the Barguest. In this form was she eventually defeated and her designs toppled to ruin. Where her iniquitous spirit wanders, no one can say.

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Alchymist’s Cat

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater good of the story.

The deceased of The Alchymist’s Cat are as follows: 

HARRY   (The Alchymist’s Cat | Prologue) Brave London rat and victim of Imelza’s jaws, now gone to Hobb.

THE GODWIN FAMILY [DANIEL AND SARAH GODWIN, AND THEIR DAUGHTERS, BETH AND ANNE]    (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 1)  The Godwins were sadly taken to the Lord in an epidemic of the smallpox, leaving only Master William Godwin to inherit the family estate. They will be sorely missed by Will and by all who knew them.

MR JOHN BALKER   (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 1 – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 2) Brother to Hannah and father to Margaret, Mr Balker was miller of Adcombe and a trusted friend of Daniel Godwin. On arriving in London he was murdered by Jack Carver, who was himself in the pay of Doctor Spittle.  Mr Balker now rests in peace.

SIR FRANCIS LINGLEY   (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 5 – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 9) This disgraced nobleman took his own life following his humiliation at Court, orchestrated by Spittle. May God receive his soul.

MR AND MRS GOBTROT   (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 5 – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 9) Owners of the raghouse in which Magnus Zachaire’s belongings were deposited following his death. A kindly couple, the Gobtrots were among the first victims of the Black Death. They passed away peacefully together.

IMELZA  [CONSORT OF IMP AND MOTHER TO JUPITER, DAB, AND LEECH]   (The Alchymist’s Cat | Prologue – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 9)  Proud hunter and queen among felidae, Imelza was slain by a mob of human attackers when she attempted to escape captivity. Though she now walks in darkness, her legacy endures.

HELIODORUS  (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 5 – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 10)  An intrepid sea-rat  who ended his days as a victim of Magnus Zachaire’s machinations, Heliodorus beheld the Lord Hobb at the hour of his death. Having undertaken many acts of perfidy and valour throughout his life (the details of which unfortunately died with him) he descended unto the Pit with considerable honour.

JACK CARVER  (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 2 – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 11) Murderer of Mr Balker, aided and abetted by Jessel, Carver was taken by the plague before he could sign his confession. He died in penitence and with a chance of deliverance. May he be forgiven his sins in the next world.

DAB  (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 4 – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 11)  Only daughter of Imelza, sister to Jupiter and Leech. Dab spent her whole life in captivity before being callously put to death by Spittle, supposedly in aid of science. She is remembered mostly for her kind nature and tolerance of her brothers.

DOCTOR ELIAS THEOPHRASTUS SPITTLE [FORMERLY, SAMUEL GODWIN]   (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 2 – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 14)  Apothecary by necessity and alchemist by calling, Spittle’s life’s work was the search for the Philosopher’s Stone and the pursuit of power through the occult arts. He was wise in the ways of both illusion and genuine sorcery, but lacked the impetus to use his skill and learning for good, choosing instead to bend his considerable gifts in the direction of necromancy and other forbidden magics. He was brought low by the Black Death, but, due to the intervention of his familiar, was delivered from the plague and made immortal. Spittle’s ruin came in the form of the reanimate mage, Magnus Zachaire, who succeeded in delivering him unto torment everlasting in Hell.

MAGNUS ZACHAIRE  (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 14)  Alchemist and renowned mage of the Elizabethan era, Zachaire achieved much before inciting the superstition of the populace and being executed by mob rule. His soul was imprisoned by Spittle, a cruelty for which he was revenged by the resurrection of his corporeal body. At the last he chose to return to the oblivion of death, and his name was obscured by time.

JUPITER [SCION OF IMP, PROPHESIED LORD OF ALL]   (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 4 – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 14)  So named by Doctor Spittle, Jupiter was the alchemist’s familiar and eventually surpassed him in might. He would have ascended unto divinity were it not for the treachery of his brother, Leech. Usurped,  Jupiter joined his mother and sister in death, divested of his title and the glory promised him.

MOTHER MYRTLE  (The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 11 – The Alchymist’s Cat | Chapter 14)  This kindly matron served the Southwarke Mission all her life, and passed away peacefully at a great age. She contracted the plague soon after opening the doors of the mission to those afflicted, but was miraculously sustained for many months in order to care for the beleaguered victims. May God rest her weary soul.

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | A Warlock in Whitby

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of A Warlock in Whitby are as follows: 

MR ROPER  (A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 5 – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 9)  Hereditary protector of one of the ancient guardians fettering Morgawrus in eternal sleep, Mr Roper was a kindly old gentleman who was tortured and finally murdered by Nathaniel Crozier in Crozier’s pursuit of the guardians. Mr Roper showed great courage in the face of his demise, and has now joined his beloved wife, Margaret. May he rest in peace.

DANNY TURNER  (A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 2 – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 11)  This wayward troublemaker was viciously slain by the last of the Mallykin race. Coming from an abusive home, he never had the chance to escape his upbringing or make something of himself. He will be remembered by his family and friends.

MRS PATRICIA GUNNING  (A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 6 – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 11)  A powerful white witch, Patricia was used as a lure to draw Alice Boston away from Whitby at a time when she might have been most needed. According to the designs of the warlock Crozier, Judith Deacon, Mrs Gunning’s private nurse and devotee of the cult of the Black Sceptre, poisoned her patient slowly to death. Patricia died warning Miss Boston of Deacon’s deceit, and will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

PRAWNY NUSK  (A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 3 – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 13) Courageous aufwader and trusted friend of Tarr Shrimp, Mr Nusk perished at the fell claws of the Mallykin. He will be missed by all the tribe.

BACCY  (A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 10 – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 13)  Another brave member of the aufwader tribe who fell to the Mallykin. Deeps keep her.

JOHAB  (A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 3 – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 13)  Elder of the tribe, Johab did not approve of Esau’s action despite being at his right hand. Stalwart and fearless to the end, he died facing the Mallykin.

ESAU GRENDEL  (The Whitby Witches | Ch 12 – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 13) Elder and leader of the tribe, Esau lived for eight hundred years before the Mallykin and his own warped lust for power caught up with him. During the rise of Morgawrus, he was buried beneath the cliff within which he spent his years, and only the Deep Ones know what became of his wretched soul.

THE LAST MALLYKIN  (A Warlock in Whitby | Prologue – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 13) This bloodthirsty fish demon was brought forth by Nathaniel Crozier to do his despicable bidding, and many souls fell to its razoring claws. It was crushed to death during the awakening of Morgawrus – a deserved fate after the suffering it brought to the world.

JUDITH DEACON  (A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 6 – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 14) Devotee of Nathaniel Crozier, werewitch and murderess, Ms Deacon was accidentally killed by Mrs Gunning’s butler when he attempted to defend Miss Boston from Ms Deacon’s attack. She is also guilty of the murder of Mrs Gunning by slow poisoning, and perhaps other undocumented crimes carried out on Crozier’s behalf.

NATHANIEL CROZIER [‘HIGH PRIEST OF THE BLACK SCEPTRE’]   (A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 1 – A Warlock in Whitby | Ch 14)  Warlock, cult leader, and so-called ‘most evil man in the world’, Crozier was responsible for countless despicable crimes, including infanticide and other murders. His desire to bind the serpent Morgawrus to his dark will was thwarted by Alice Boston and the guardian wrought by Irl. Crozier’s body was calcified by the breath of Morgawrus, and his end was ignoble and agonising.

MORGAWRUS  (A Warlock in Whitby | Ch14)  Fiend of the deep oceans, this abomination of nature was raised from slumber by Nathaniel Crozier, and returned to its fetters by Alice Boston. Long may it sleep beneath the waves of Whitby bay.

Mr Jarvis’ Book of the Dead | The Oaken Throne

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In this post we record for posterity and remembrance the names of all those who have fallen to the fatal stroke of Mr Jarvis’ pen. Hero, villain, or neither, we honour their sacrifice for the greater myth of the story.

The deceased of The Oaken Throne are as follows: 

THE STARWIFE   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 1)  The Handmaiden of Orion who ruled wisely over all Greenreach and the squirrel realms was cruelly put to death by her former handmaiden, Morwenna. Though the Starwife’s forces were slaughtered by the armies of Hrethel and the sacred hill taken, she succeeded in passing on her symbol of office before her demise. Orion shines for her.

THE UNNAMED PEREGRINE LORD   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 1 – The Oaken Throne | Ch 2)  This most courageous example of his kind gave his life in the service of the Starwife. It was he who bore the silver to the realm of Coll Regalis, and his valiant deed shall be remembered in the tapestry of history.

HEGYLR   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 3)  Knight of the Moon and warrior under Rohgar, Heglyr took his own life when he was captured by the forces of Coll Regalis. He chose to die rather than betray his brethren, and though his sacrifice was ultimately in vain, he will be missed by his kin.

THE LADY NINNIA [CALLED ‘THE WISE’]   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 2 – The Oaken Throne| Ch 4)  Queen of the Hazel Realm, Ninnia, mother of Ysabelle, gave her life to ensure that the future Starwife was able begin her journey to Greenreach in safety. Ninnia served her people with selfless grace for most of her life, and all the realms weep for her loss.

THE LORD CYLLINUS   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 2 – The Oaken Throne | Ch 4)  Consort of Ninnia and loving father of Ysabelle, Cyllinus sacrificed himself along with his wife so that their daughter might live. He was slain when the forces of Rohgar assailed Coll Regalis, and is remembered as a kind and noble soul.

THE FOLK OF COLL REGALIS [INCLUDING: BERGIL MUIN, AND THE FAMILY OF WARDEN MUGWORT – PENDA, SORREL, AND BELLINIA, AS WELL AS MANY UNNAMED]     (The Oaken Throne | Ch 4)  Left defenceless in accordance with Ninnia’s dire but necessary decree, many folk of the Hazel Realm perished to the fire-eggs of the bats on the night of Ysabelle’s departure. They join the countless other innocents who lost their lives in the bat-squirrel wars, and may the peace of the Green be with them all.

ULRIC   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 4)  Brave sentry of the Hazel Realm, Ulric was one of the first to be slain on the night of the Hobber raid upon Ysabelle’s host.

ORNUS   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 4)  Another sentry who lost his life when the Children of the Raith Sidhe attacked, Ornus is remembered alongside Ulric following a lifetime of service to the Hazel Realm.

GWYDION   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 5)  The first of Ysabelle’s force to be sacrificed in the Ring of Banbha. Slain in the unholy name of Hobb, this unfortunate sentry’s fate is eternal suffering in the unlit regions of the Pit.

 WARDEN FELAGO   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 5)  The second sentry to be sacrificed to Hobb on the terrible Night of Elderfire. In his blood was the silver acorn tempered, and though he died dedicating himself to the Hazel Realm, his fate was ultimately the same as Gwydion’s.

SAMUEL MUIN   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 5)  One of the most stalwart members of Ysabelle’s escort, this squirrel warrior fell defending his Queen and her adviser from the Children of the Raith Sidhe. Slain by the arrow, he has joined his family in the Green.

GODFREY GELENOS   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 2 – The Oaken Throne Ch 5)  Scholar and lore-master of Coll Regalis, adviser to the Lady Ninnia, Godfrey was Ysabelle’s tutor and later her royal councillor. He died undertaking what may have been the bravest act of his life – wresting the silver acorn from the claws of the High Priest of Hobb as the Ring of Banbha burned around him. Godfrey gave his life so that Ysabelle might flee with the symbol of the Starwifeship, bearing it to safety, and his sacrifice shall be forever honoured along with that of the Lady Ninnia and Lord Cyllinus. May the Green bless and keep him.

POUNTFREY AND MAHTILD   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 8)  This mouse couple lived near the holy Well of Ruis all their lives. Forswearing to join the armed resistance against the Children of the Raith Sidhe, their well-intentioned pursuit of peace was rewarded with a grisly execution at the claws of the cult.

TYSLE SYMKYN   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 6 – The Oaken Throne Ch 12)  Most doughty and stout-hearted of shrews, Tysle spent the latter part of his life on pilgrimage to the land of Greenreach with his master and companion, the mole Giraldus. Lamentably, Tysle never reached his destination – he was murdered by Wendel Maculatum for discovering the truth of that fiend’s identity as High Priest of Hobb. Tysle was mourned by all who knew and loved him, but most grievously by Giraldus. Today, the memory of this humble but valiant pilgrim is honoured by the shrews on Tysle Day, and Tysle himself is said among them to be the only creature ever to pass into the Green despite being slain in the name of Hobb.

GIRALDUS   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 6 – The Oaken Throne | Ch 12)  A devout disciple of the Green and one of the most revered and beloved pilgrims in history, Giraldus sought the land of Greenreach in the hope that entering its sacred environs might cure him of his leprosy. He never completed his quest, choosing instead to sacrifice his life to defeat the High Priest of Hobb. Among the moles, it is said that the spirit of his guide and companion, Tysle, appeared at the hour of Giraldus’ demise to guide him unto the Green hereafter. It is due to the legacy of Tysle and Giraldus that the shrews and moles have the accord that they do today.

WENDEL MACULATUM [HIGH PRIEST OF HOBB]   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 2 – The Oaken Throne | Ch 12)  In the guise of a travelling jester, Wendel inveigled his way into the affections of the Lady Ysabelle and her party, and so attempted to lead them to their doom. His true goal was attainment of the silver acorn for the glory of his diabolic master, but after numerous acts of perfidy and deceit, he was slain by the mole Giraldus as vengeance for the death of Tysle. Born in the Sign of the Bloodybones, Wendel was ever meant for Hobb, and by that Lord’s decree was he raised high. In death he fulfilled the curse he had laid upon the Moonrider Vespertilio, and through grief for her beloved was the Lady Ysabelle bound to the Starwifeship once and for all. By the Children of the Raith Sidhe, Wendel is murmured of as the Ruis King; he who brings their damned souls before the Three Thrones for judgement. A dread figure of mystery and myth, his name is rarely invoked even by the current priesthood.

WARDEN MUGWORT   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 14)  Most renowned warrior of Coll Regalis, Warden Mugwort took the leadership of Ysabelle’s army upon himself following the loss of his sovereign to the wild wood. He was among the countless creatures who died in the final confrontation between the forces of the Lady and the Green against the Children of the Raith Sidhe. May peace find him, and all those who were slain on that hellish night.

THE LADY MORWENNA [HIGH PRIESTESS OF MABB]   (The Oaken Throne | Ch 1 – The Oaken Throne Ch 14)  Arch-traitor to the Starwife and her realms, Morwenna’s name remains unspoken and accursed by the folk of Greenreach. By the power of the silver acorn did she seek to raise again the Three Thrones, and by that power was she thwarted. Though she was vanquished in the fires of Hobb’s arising, her’s is a place of honour under the Lady Mabb, and it is said that she, like Wendel, remains unfettered by the bonds of Death.

VESPERTILIO [KNIGHT OF THE MOON]   (The Oaken Throne | Prologue – The Oaken Throne | Epilogue)  Along with the Lady Ysabelle, Vespertilio, bravest of Moonriders, was immortalised in legend for uniting the forces of bat and squirrel against the unholy legions of the Raith Sidhe. The love of the young bat and the squirrel maiden brought an end to the terrible wars of their kin, but, in accordance with the curse laid upon him by the High Priest of Hobb, it was Vespertilio’s fate to perish while still in the summer of his youth. Denied a lifetime of happiness with her beloved, Ysabelle acceded the Oaken Throne and reigned as Starwife for many ages, and though she grew wise she was never again seen to smile.

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