July 19, 2002
The Gyrne News proudly presents:
Contenders for the Imperial Throne of Angyrne
Some are strangely silent / Others remain unpainted
This is what they say of our Lords and Ladies:
was born into the House of Salza, which began its history on a small peninsula in the South of the realm and ascended to one of the most powerful families of Angyrn by the heroic deeds of its most well known member Lord O'Borbitt. At the height of its power the sun never set over the lands of the House of Salza. Shameless treachery quickly brought an end to his rulership and forced the family to seek refuge in Windfall Heights. Aghnar, oldest son of O'Borbitt, is still young yet already surpasses his father in tournaments. Equipped with all physical attributes of a Salza he is eager to bring his house back to its former glory and make his name known in all of Angyrn. This he has almost achieved already this spring, and he has been nicknamed due to his tactical finesse as the "Jürgen Hingsen of Waylen."
had this to say about himself: "I am Lord Anatagor of the Wurlitzer Clan! I like horses very much, for you can make some delicious sausages of them, I like sausages very much! In a few years I will be your emperor, hope you like sausages too!"
"This is my favourite stone, found it near Handur."
"It´s me dressed in my favourite mouse furr coat!"
is a very peace loving and just Lord even though his name suggests the opposite. He loves the trade. Comforting and respecting his allies, he despises treachery and hunts traitors mercilessly. Oh, and: He hates frogs!
is a Valkyrie, an Amazon, a Warrior-Woman. Leading her men she charges into battle, and she knows no mercy.
is a dandy and lover of life. At least that's how he wants his people to see him. Young in office, he might yet discover that in Gyrne a nobleman is judged by his deeds, not just looks.
is a reluctant Lord. Being in a position of authority does not come naturally to him - yet his desire to see a fair ruler for the Empire of Angyrn means he his willing to risk all in pursuit of the Imperial Throne. He values friendship and loyalty above all else. If you befriend him and if it is called for, he will give up his very life's blood in your name.
lets her image speak for herself.
is also painted yet undescribed.
As a man of character and personality the noble Lord Estarriol (hmmääämm....) is always willing to help the weak and hopeless (as long as it pays off in some way). Furthermore he is always true to his word, his allies and the people who get the honour to become his subjects.
is a man with a nose. He likes cats very much, but tends to sneeze when they are too close, so he keeps them in a glass bowl. He has a nose.
Count of Kintyre, loves extravagant and at times silly clothing. Always in a happy mood, he loves to party and only wants the best for all.
Evil meaning sources claim that his ridiculous facade is only covering a soberly calculating conspirative character, which of course is far from true.
is shown here at the coast of his birthplace Hillpeake, where he spent his youth pondering the subjugation by the terrible Emperor Meyer I.
Even back then he had different ideals of how to become Emperor, not by lies, empty promises and treachery. However, his parents fell for the dexterous lies of Overlord Meyer, while he was too young to be of any influence in the course of history. This, he has promised, will not happen again.
came with his people from the North of Angyrn and assimilated the indigenous Angyrnian population. The "Totillian" people are predimoninantly tall, wild, blonde, male and unshaved. He is their first leader, elected by the 'cause' as they call their congregation, and has taken up Angyrnian customs in the hope to be accepted among Gyrnean nobility. He leads his men into battle on a tall white horse, but claims to be also interested in the arts and poetry. Evil meaning people claim his interest in poetry only intends to pretend that he can behave in a Knightly manner,but these people have quickly fallen silent since he came to power. When other evil meaning voices claimed the first voices were silenced by force, these voices fell quickly silent as well, so that since then, according to old Totillian customs, everything is just fine in the lands of Lord Totilla.
Count of Greynecoste, is a peace loving and well-balanced leader. His passion is the science of hair, especially facial hair and all its uses. He very much dislikes sending his subjects into war, yet the possibility of a disruption of the Royal Hair Day (the country-wide quarterly beard shaving) has led to many a fierce battle in the past.