|Head(s) of House||Artorius Magnotta, Mikani Magnotta|
|Words||"By Sea and Sky."|
|Sigil||A gold hawk on a silver trident with a star in the center on a black field.|
In the winter of 1007, House Malvici set out to do their part to turn the isles against the Dark Reflection of Mangata and towards the Compact. Through diplomatic efforts and a strong military force, the people of the Cyrto Islands bent the knee to House Malvici. Duchess Calypso Malvici entrusted this new county to the hands of newlyweds Lord Artorius and Lady Melinda, making them Count and Countess of this strategic island cluster in the Lycean Sea. They took the name Magnotta to honor the Goddess of the Wind and Sea. With a new people to look over and a new family to establish, they kept a watch on the southernmost reaches of Arvus, acting as the Watch Tower of the Compact's southern holdings.
In 1013 however, Artorius, for reasons unknown though rumored to have been related to the divorce from Lady Melinda, abdicated and requested Lord Domonico Malvici to take his place. The new Count Domonico Magnotta has both been followed by several further flung Malvici family members changing their names and allegience to the small House as well as having fostered new bonds with the Prodigals sworn to the House.
Only three years later, in 1016, through unfortunate circumstances and natural causes, both Domonico and his wife Aahana passed away. Artorius stepped forward to reclaim what Duchess Calypso had once bestowed upon him in trust, with the support of House Malvici. Retaining the mantle of Count, Artorius has made it clear the traditions of the old blood of Malvici will remain strong in Magnotta.
By Sea and Sky.
- 1 Members
- 2 Vassalage
- 3 Cultural Notes
- 4 The Cyrto Archipelagos
- 5 Military Doctrine
- 6 Climate and Geography
- 7 Notable Wildlife
- 8 Industry and Economy
- 9 House Members
- 9.1 Heirs and Children
- 9.1.1 Lady Serah Magnotta - 1004 (4)
- 9.1.2 Lord Malcolm Magnotta - 12/23/1007 (5)
- 9.1.3 Lady Palania Magnotta, Heir Apparent of Caer Morien - 6/10/1011 (1)
- 9.1.4 Lord Nakoa Crovane - 4/20/1012
- 9.1.5 Lady Emma Crovane - 1/13/1013 at 13:13
- 9.1.6 Lady Arcadia 'Dia' Crovane - 1/13/1013 at 14:13
- 9.1.7 Lady Aahania Magnotta - 2/24/1015 (2)
- 9.1.8 Lord Rusano Magnotta - 2/24/1015 (3)
- 9.1.9 Lady Senka Crovane - 1/15/1019
- 9.1.10 Lord Islwyn Crovane - 1/15/1019
- 9.2 Notable NPCs
- 9.3 Adding Family
- 9.1 Heirs and Children
House Magnotta is a vassal to House Malvici, which in turn is vassal to House Velenosa. There are some Baronies below them.
Since started by Malvici in 1007 as a Watch Tower of the compact, Magnotta holds to its Malvici roots, though some have changed as the Mountain Pol becomes more absorbed into the Southport Immigrants. The Great Bay Pol do affect culture, but on a whole, it is minimal since they were conquered.
Childhood and Martial Training
For the Magnottans (via Malvici) training with a weapon starts young. Every child learns to hold a weapon and not only fight with their bodies but with their minds as well.
This starts at birth. Parents praise the strength of their child and games seem like drills to an outsider. Yet young children seem to enjoy it. They see training as play at this point. And in a way it is. Parents are very attentive to their children's development and take an active role in ensuring proper education.
At the age of seven, informal training starts for all children - there is no separation from noble to commoner nor between genders. This part-time training spans from scouting to minor patrols around safe spaces (i.e. Castle grounds and temples). The training at this stage is continued by parents but it started to include other trusted adults. Other schooling starts at this age as well. Commoners apprentice with their parents and nobles learn how to find their place within the family.
At the age of twelve, small units are built around skill sets. This determines who is on the path toward the Navy or to the Army. Though every child is trained in both, specialized training is gained. In addition, all children learn music and dance. This is on top of their studies in reading, writing, and history.
At the age of sixteen, formal martial training begins. The cream of the crop is trained to become the next League of Caer Morien or trained to guard the noble family as Magnottan Marines. The others prepare for their mandatory service at age eighteen. Please note that this is NOT to say all Magnottan Children become lifelong warriors. Just that all children are exposed to this education.
At the age of eighteen, all serve in either the army or navy depending upon their skill sets for two years. Afterwards, they are free to follow their own path, be it military or more non-militia pursuits.
Again note, that just because they learn music and dance, does not mean they are good at either. Just learning how one's body moves and how to hear and listen to others as a group of singers adds to other areas of importance. Music also teaches you how to breathe and stamina.
The Cyrto Archipelagos
Caer Morien, The County Seat
Caer Morien is a city built on the backs of ruins that reach as far in the past as before the reckoning. Far on the highest peak of Cyrto Major, the city has been built up in tall stone towers. Mixing new construction with old ruins, this city holds many secrets and is in the perfect position to watch over the Lycene Sea. The islands are also known for their vast fields of lilies and cocoa tree groves used for making chocolate.
Part of the Empyrean Trade Route.
A mix of ruin and new construction. Cyrto Castle is a beautiful place. While it is a castle from before the reckoning, there is a beauty to it. Fortified but with murals of osprey, dolphins, and cocoa trees. Restoration has rebuilt much of the castle and yet the history is still kept. Who would be foolish enough to ruin something so valuable? It is a County Seat in paradise.
On the north coast in a shielded bay, Fort Magnotta was the first Lycene settlement in the archipelago. It has been updated from wooden structures to stone. It is the port one would use if they were traveling to Caer Morien and Cyrto Castle. However, you would have to go up the switchback to get up the mountain. The port is continually growing the more Caer Morien prospers. This is where the Empyrean Trade Route connects.
The Cyrto Key is a small dock/fort/settlement on the south side of the island in the Great Bay. Designated as both the gateway to further exploration/travel into the archipelago and as solidifying Magnotta control over the isles. It was built and designed by Countess-Consort Aahana Magnotta before she passed.
Climate and Geography
Industry and Economy
- Major Exports: Chocolate, Lilies, Cocoa
- Minor Exports:
- Major Imports: Blackwood, Crovane Shire Horse
Notes on NPC Family Members, NPC Staff, and other NPCs associated with the house. There is also information on if you want to create an OC for House Magnotta.
Heirs and Children
The children are in age order. They have a number in parenthesis for their number in the line of succession.
Lady Serah Magnotta - 1004 (4)
Firstborn of Count Artorius, with his first wife Lady Victoria Malvici nee Ashford. Since she came before the advent of Magnotta, her exact birthdate is a mystery but she was born somewhere in the year of 1004. This makes her a teenager in any sense of the word.
Serah has the black hair of her father and his pale skin tone. While Artorius has Ocean Blue Eyes, Serah's eyes are the Greenish Blue of the Ocean in the Great Bay near Caer Morien. She has her father's tall stature which for a young woman puts her at 5'10". Her build is athletic and she has a love for sailing.
Lord Malcolm Magnotta - 12/23/1007 (5)
Secondborn of Count Artroius, with his second wife Countess Consort Melinda Magnotta nee Grimhall. Though his parents were later divorced, Malcolm is just entering his teen years.
He has wildly curly hair that is a medium brown color. His eyes are the same Ocean Blue as his father and while he is tall he only comes in at 6'0" compared to his 6'4" father. His body is built for dueling as he works with his father on possible knighthood. With his mother in Grimhall and his time spent there, he does lean toward Mourning Isle styles while in Arx but when in Caer Morien he follows the house trends.
Lady Palania Magnotta, Heir Apparent of Caer Morien - 6/10/1011 (1)
Firstborn of the late Count Domonico with Countess Consort Aahana Magnotta. Nicknamed the Little Phoenix to those who knew her as a child or just Phoenix as she is known now to family and to the people of Caer Morien. She was lost and then was returned years later, which makes her look and act two years younger than she is and she probably is younger.
Palania looks and acts like her mother. Blonde hair, Average Height, Violet Blue Eyes, and Light Peach Skin with some freckling. She has the calm and grace of higher-ranked nobles when slaughtering weak talking points and irrational emotions of her enemies. She was blessed with a charming smile and seems to have the born in knowledge of which words to use honeyed enrapturing words or a more pragmatic tone.
Domonico trained her at an early age how to handle a medium weapon and how to fight, she remembers growing up and training with him. She also learned Volkov ways of the horse. She is a natural leader, even the children seem to defer to her and when an activity is started she seems to be at the center organizing the task or game. She does not suffer bullies and will take them down usually starting with her wit first and actions second. While she does enjoy arts, especially music, she is the heir Caer Morien needs.
Lord Nakoa Crovane - 4/20/1012
First born of Countess Mikani Magnotta and Lord Rysen Crovane. Born into Crovane and still considered a Crovane Lord, Nakoa is still a boy and is unable to start his fosterage for a few years.
The boy looks like a small version of Mikani save for the sea-gray eyes of the Northern Oceans. His medium bronze skin sets him apart from his siblings who take more of their father's coloring. The Gray of his eyes can be light or dark depending on mood and they show a very inquisitive soul and adventurous drives of his parents. He is quick to give a hug or physical affection to those who need/want it. Since a young age he had been learning blades and now is equal to some more hardened sword fighters. Champion Caspian Wild is his uncle after all. He has a large interest in Knights and Knighthood as his father before him. Can speak and understand Marin'alfar, Northlands Shav, and Eurusi.
Lady Emma Crovane - 1/13/1013 at 13:13
Second born of Countess Mikani Magnotta and Lord Rysen Crovane. Born into Crovane and still considered a Crovane Lady, Emma is still a girl and is unable to start her fosterage for a few years.
Emma is the oldest of the twins and the girls are identical in look, but not personality. They both have pale skin and dark hair of their father. Otherwise, they are like their mother. Dark almost black eyes, highly expressive along with their faces. They are lean and muscular like their mother and walk like they aren't prey.
Here is where they differ. Emma has eyes that show how bright she is even as she looks through a person to their innermost core. Inspecting what is behind the person's outsides. She is a consummate explorer. She prefers to have her hands in the dirt or up in a tree or swimming in the ocean. She is action personified. Can speak and understand Marin'alfar, Northlands Shav, and Eurusi.
Lady Arcadia 'Dia' Crovane - 1/13/1013 at 14:13
Third born of Countess Mikani Magnotta and Lord Rysen Crovane. Born into Crovane and still considered a Crovane Lady, Arcadia is still a girl and is unable to start her fosterage for a few years.
Arcadia 'Dia' is the youngest of the twins and the girls are identical in look, but not personality. They both have pale skin and dark hair of their father. Otherwise, they are like their mother. Dark almost black eyes, highly expressive along with their faces. They are lean and muscular like their mother and walk like they aren't prey.
Here is where they differ. One doesn't know Dia long to know she doesn't talk. Or at least verbally. While her sister is off exploring, Dia prefers to study closer to home. She almost always has her head in a book on various subjects from the Occult to Diplomacy to Military Tactics. She isn't shy with a blade and she loves to write. Her words are expressed through writing. She may not speak many languages but she understands Marin'alfar, Northlands Shav, and Eurusi.
Lady Aahania Magnotta - 2/24/1015 (2)
Secondborn of the late Count Domonico with Countess Consort Aahana Magnotta. While being the middle child she is hard to look over. Hair of her father, the blue eyes of her mother. She is the best combination of the two. The most diplomatic of her siblings it might be because she is between them. She shines her best at a social gathering where she can discuss things that interest her. Not the fighter that her mother nor her father were, she does have a knack for finding compromise. Taller than girls her age she seems to have inherited Domonico's height as well.
Lord Rusano Magnotta - 2/24/1015 (3)
Thirdborn of the late Count Domonico with Countess Consort Aahana Magnotta. An almost spitting image of his late father. Ruslano has not only the dark hair and dark blue eyes of his father. But also the aristocratic features. He is serious and studious. He spends as much time training his mind as he does his body. He is either on the go with his animals or found in the library quiet. A boy of contradictions.
Lady Senka Crovane - 1/15/1019
While adopted by Countess Mikani Magnotta when she was part of House Crovane, the parents' names haven't been released but they were part of a Cadet offshoot of the Crovane Line. To Mikani, Senka is hers by blood, and treats her as such.
Senka, even as a toddler, can worm her way into any heart. Her grin makes her look like she is hiding something, but something fun. She has wavy hair dark hair, gray-blue eyes, and tanned skin that marks her as from the southern areas of Crovane lands. Her long lean body that she uses for running from her nursemaids and playing with the animals.
Lord Islwyn Crovane - 1/15/1019
While adopted by Countess Mikani Magnotta when she was part of House Crovane, the parents' names haven't been released but they were part of a Cadet offshoot of the Crovane Line. To Mikani, Islwyn is hers by blood, and treats him as such.
Islwyn is the prototypical baby of the family, he seems to know it even at his young age. Patient for attention yet many find it easy to give it to him. His piercing brown eyes. He looks aristocratic in a wild, untamed, way and has the same body build as Senka. He is more comfortable observing those around him. While people cannot help but be drawn to him.
Noble house members tend to come from Malvici, see genetics below. Commoners usually come from one of the Pols, they can be from Southport and moved to Caer Morien to start a new life or moved to be of service of one of the Noble Family.
- Height - Usually range from 5'2" to 6'6", Magnotta and Malvici are usually on the taller side. Are there short ones? Yes. Just rare.
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