“The kingdom of Fereldan is the southernmost civilized nation in Thedas - although some scholars dispute that claim to civilization. It is perhaps the most physically isolated of all the kingdoms in Thedas: To the east is the Amaranthine Ocean, to the north the Waking Sea, and to the south the Koraci Wilds, which in the summer months are a vast peat bog, and in the winter become a treacherous labyrinth of iced-over waterways. The Frostback Mountains guard the western border, and only a narrow plain between the mountains and the sea allows travel between Ferelden and Orlais.
Most of the land in the central portion of the kingdom, called the Bannorn, is open plains. These are crossed by the remnants of an ancient Tevinter highway that once connected Val Royeaux with Ostagar, on the edge of the Koraci Wilds. The western part of Fereldan is dominated by Lake Calenhad, a huge caldera filled by the runoff of glaciers from nearby mountains. Lake Calenhad is home to the famed fortress of Redcliffe, as well as the Circle Tower, which houses Fereldan’s Circle of Magi.
In the eat is the vast Brecilian Forest, which the superstitious locals profess to be haunted, and from which rises the Dragon’s Peak, a solitary mountain that guards the capital city of Denerim.”
- From In Pursuit of Knowledge: Travels of a Chanty Scholar by Brother Genitivi
We would like to expand our guild by a handful of members before we begin the first chapter of our campaign — we are currently in the thick of pre-plotting for our exposition-based prologue.
Following the fall of Gilneas, House Sovereign rallied to their forested coastal land south-east of Gilneas City. Unable to take back all of their baronies, the House collapsed around Rookscove Keep — intent on slowly reclaiming their lands north of the Blackwald while coping with Azeroth’s changes at large.
In addition to the general aspirations of regaining their former glory, House Sovereign yields an impressive magical school — at its head, the Lady of the House. Students of various specialties and beliefs filter into the program, often graduating to the elite squad of House magi.
House Sovereign was created, initially, as a side project to showcase characters with ethically questionable intentions and to satisfy the itch for darker, heavier themes. The idea was to tap in to the system of a noble house - the bureaucracy, the history, the familial unity and the intrigue of maintaining a specific area of land - while keeping in mind the state of Gilneas as a kingdom.
Additionally, though using the framework of a noble house to cover the cult-esque magical intrigue isn’t the most creative and original of ideas, the dynamic between a house’s desire to rebuild, a lingering darkness beneath the surface and the constant threat of Gilneas’s contested territory has allowed us a wide window of creativity.
(That have large female casts, subvert stereotypes, reclaim stereotypes, have a female perspective, are positive toward femininity, have f/f relationships, develop the female characters as much as or more than the male characters, etc.)
Once Upon a Time
Revolutionary Girl Utena
The Legend of Korra
Game of Thrones
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
House of Cards
Orange is the New Black
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Bonus stories from other media forms:
Operation Liberate Men
Beyond Good and Evil
Mad Max: Fury Road
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Final Fantasy XIII
*****Take with a grain of salt; your mileage may vary.