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==Egregores==
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==Overview==
* Are the first point of contact for players in each nation
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* '''Are the first point of contact for players in each nation'''
* Source of plot in the nation
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* '''A source of plot in the nation'''
* Get new players involved in the plot and in the politics of the nation
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* '''Get players involved in the plot and in the politics of the nation'''
* Encourage the players to maintain the visual and thematic identity of each nation
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* '''Encourage the players to maintain the visual and thematic identity of each nation'''
* Are the radio operator in each camp
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* '''Are the radio operator in each camp'''
  
Each nation has a single [[Nationality#Egregore|Egregore]] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egregore] spirit that represents the personification of the nation created through ritual magic. This may be present in more than one host body at any time. The ritual was created by the Brass Coast to ensure that the nations of the Empire retained their independent character and culture. In the game they will act to encourage the players to maintain the visual and thematic identity of their nation. The egregores are an effective channel for plot writers to deliver plot "news" to the players about what is going on in their nation. They work particularly closely with the new player plot team to try to ensure that new players are involved in the plot and also involved in the politics of the nation. They are a point of contact for PD crew for players in a nation and will have a covert radio. As they have a radio, they are able to perform simple reffing functions such as bonding items or performing simple rituals.
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Each nation has a single egregore spirit, created through ritual magic to represent the personification of the nation. The spirit may be present in more than one host body at any time. The ritual was created by the Brass Coast to ensure that the nations of the Empire retained their independent character and culture. In the game they act to encourage the players to maintain the visual and thematic identity of their nation.  
  
Egregores are not there to make decisions for the nation or provide leadership or direction. It is possible for an egregore to play other roles some of the time if they wish.  
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The egregores are an effective channel for plot writers to deliver plot "news" to the players about what is going on in their nation. They are part of the player support team and to try to help players get involved in the plot and also involved in the politics of the nation.  
  
Being an egregore requires some charisma and personal presence. The egregores do not have any real power in the nation so their influence will primarily derive from what they can achieve through roleplaying. You need to be in touch with the politics of your nation to be able to get new players involved in it. Being an egregore is a great role for anyone who wants to play an evocative role in the heart of a nation but does not want to be in charge.
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They are a point of contact for Profound Decisions crew for players in a nation and will have a covert radio. This radio is for emergency situations, for example, needing to contact first aid.
  
'''Current Egregores:'''
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Some of the egregores are able to referee [[Create bond|bindings]] and [[rituals]]. You can check with your egregore if they are able to do this. If you wish to approach your egregore for non-urgent out-of-character business, please respect their roleplay and the roleplay of the people they are interacting with. Do not interrupt people who are roleplaying with the egregore with an out-of-character question unless it is urgent. Obviously, for a genuine emergency, you should get their attention as quickly as possible.
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Egregores are not there to make decisions for the nation or provide leadership or direction. They may take a role in their nation's elections - they may even vote, but their role is to support the nation, not to lead it.
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Although any magician can open the [[Sentinel Gate]], to take an entire nation through requires an egregore to use their link to the nation to take them all through.
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There is no way to apply to become an Egregore - PD considers carefully potential candidates for Egregores and approaches them as and when they need them, partly because the requirements for the different nations can be quite varied.
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==Current Egregores==
 
<table>
 
<table>
 
     <tr>
 
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     <tr>
 
     <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">Brass Coast</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">Brass Coast</td>
         <td colspan="2">[[Brass_Coast_Egregore|Dust, Fire and Glass]]</td>
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         <td colspan="2">[[Brass_Coast_Egregore|Dust, Flame and Glass]]</td>
         <td colspan="2">Linette Withers</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Peter G</td>
 
     </tr>
 
     </tr>
 
     <tr>
 
     <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">Dawn</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">Dawn</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Dawn_Egregore|The Knight of Roses]]</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Dawn_Egregore|The Knight of Roses]]</td>
         <td colspan="2">Keeley Knight</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Keeley Knight, Toni Badnall</td>
 
     </tr>
 
     </tr>
 
     <tr>
 
     <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">Highguard</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">Highguard</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Highguard_Egregore|Escon]]</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Highguard_Egregore|Escon]]</td>
         <td colspan="2">Matt Heath</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Emma Rowden</td>
 
     </tr>     
 
     </tr>     
 
     <tr>
 
     <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">Imperial Orcs</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">Imperial Orcs</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Imperial_Orc_Egregore|Grud The Unshackled]] </td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Imperial_Orc_Egregore|Grud The Unshackled]] </td>
         <td colspan="2">Dave McKenna</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Ed Thurlow, Chris Penney</td>
 
     </tr>   
 
     </tr>   
 
   <tr>
 
   <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">The League</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">The League</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[League_Egregore|Guise]]</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[League_Egregore|Guise]]</td>
         <td colspan="2">Rick Jackson</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Jon Pam, Charlotte Barratt, Nick Livsey</td>
 
     </tr>   
 
     </tr>   
 
   <tr>
 
   <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">The Marches</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">The Marches</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Marches_Egregore|Jack-of-the-Marches]]</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Marches_Egregore|Jack-of-the-Marches]]</td>
         <td colspan="2">Ritch Keeling</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Marc Fothergill, Maz Wilberforce</td>
 
     </tr>   
 
     </tr>   
 
   <tr>
 
   <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">Navarr</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">Navarr</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Navarr_Egregore|Liaven]]</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Navarr_Egregore|Liaven]]</td>
         <td colspan="2">David Young & Liz Duggan</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Al Bevan, Kate Rogers, Elizabeth Simoens</td>
 
     </tr>
 
     </tr>
 
   <tr>
 
   <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">Urizen</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">Urizen</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Urizen_Egregore|Menos]]</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">[[Urizen_Egregore|Menos]]</td>
         <td colspan="2">Toni Badnall</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Liam Spinage,  Steve Alonso</td>
 
     </tr>
 
     </tr>
 
   <tr>
 
   <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">Varushka</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">Varushka</td>
 
         <td colspan="2"> [[Varushka_Egregore|Mother Varushka]] </td>
 
         <td colspan="2"> [[Varushka_Egregore|Mother Varushka]] </td>
         <td colspan="2">Dave Kibblewhite</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Simon Childs, Tansy Pye</td>
 
     </tr>
 
     </tr>
 
   <tr>
 
   <tr>
 
         <td colspan="2">Wintermark</td>
 
         <td colspan="2">Wintermark</td>
 
         <td colspan="2"> [[Wintermark_Egregore|Sulkavaris, Knower of Names]]  </td>
 
         <td colspan="2"> [[Wintermark_Egregore|Sulkavaris, Knower of Names]]  </td>
         <td colspan="2">Andrew Dudgeon, Charlotte Barratt & Al Bevan</td>
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         <td colspan="2">Harry Morris, John Haynes, Emma Stanton</td>
 
     </tr>
 
     </tr>
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</table>
 
</table>
  
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===Brass Coast===
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<!-- The spirit of the Brass Coast answers to three names, depending on the circumstance it may be [[The_Brass_Coast_culture_and_customs#Dust.2C_Flame_and_Glass|Dust, Flame, or Glass]]. As per tradition, the hosts of Freeborn egregore put aside their family name, taking the nation as family.<br>
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'''Marcela i Erigo'''<br>
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Marcela up among the traders and corsairs who berthed their ships in [[Madruga]] and [[Feroz]], dealing with travelers from within and without the Empire. She speaks very little of her life before becoming the egregore preferring instead to focus on listening to the stories of other people. What is known is that she has an extensive family, including a younger brother, and many aunts and uncles; that she lived for a time as a [[corsair]] or sailor; that is no stranger to fighting; and that she has visited or dealt with [[Sumaah_Republic|Suumah]] sufficiently to speak the language for trade purposes. She also suffers from a persistent wound, received in her youth,  that occasionally flares up and incapacitates her for days on end.<br>
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'''Sol i Riqueza'''<br>
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Sol i Riqueza is one of the most recent hosts of the egregore spirit. A young [[hakima]] who has spent two decades years growing up between the northern mountains of [[Kahraman]] and the plains of Rojota, developing a love for this land and its fractious families. He has yet to settle truly within each of the faces of the spirit, still learning the moods that fit him best but he has shown clear preferences for embodying the aspects attuned to those Freeborn that are without families, both hakima and [[The Brass Coast military concerns#Kohan|kohan]]. -->
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{{CaptionedImage|file=EgregoreBrassCoast.jpg |caption=Marcela i Erigo (Linette Withers)|width=250}}
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{{CaptionedImage|file=2018.09.24 Peter.jpg|width=250|caption=Mattias I Guerra(Peter G)}}
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{{CaptionedImage|file=Elizabeth Simoens.jpg |caption=Maritza y Ruiloba y Guerra (Elizabeth Simoens)|width=500}}
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===Dawn===
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{{CaptionedImage|file=DawnEgregore.jpg|align=left|caption=Dawn: Keeley Knight|width=250}}
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{{CaptionedImage|file=SteveAlonso.png|align=left|caption=Dawn: Steve Alonso|width=250}}
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===Highguard===
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{{CaptionedImage|file=EmmaRowden.jpg|align=left|caption=Highguard;Emma Rowden|width=400}}
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{{CaptionedImage|file=EsconWhoWasCarmine.png|align=left|caption=Highguard;Pascal Siddons|width=200}}
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</row-fluid>
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===Imperial Orcs===
 
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<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=EgregoreBrassCoast.jpg |align=left|caption=Brass Coast: Linette Withers}}</span4>
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{{CaptionedImage|file=Chris Penney.jpg|align=left|caption=Imperial Orc; Chris Penney|width=250}}
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=DawnEgregore.jpg|align=left|caption=Dawn: Keeley Knight}}</span4>
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{{CaptionedImage|file=Ed2.png|align=left|caption=Imperial Orc; Ed Thurlow|width=500}}
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=CM-140526-7702.jpg|align=left|caption=Highguard: Matt Heath}}</span4>
 
 
</row-fluid>
 
</row-fluid>
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===The League===
 
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<row-fluid>
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=DaveMcKennaWiki.jpg|align=left|caption=Imperial Orcs: Dave McKenna}}</span4>
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{{CaptionedImage|file=Egregore League Jon 2.jpg|align=left|caption=League: Jon Pam|width=250}}
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=CM-140526-7684.jpg|align=left|caption=Marches: Ritch Keeling}}</span4>
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{{CaptionedImage|file=LuggageCharlotte.jpg|align=left|caption=League: Luggage (Charlotte)|width=250}}
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=Navarr_Egregore_Liz_Duggan.jpg|align=left|caption=Navarr: Liz Duggan}}</span4>
 
 
</row-fluid>
 
</row-fluid>
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===The Marches===
 
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<row-fluid>
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=DaveYoung.jpg|align=left|caption=Navarr: David Young}}</span4>
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<!--{{CaptionedImage|file=Kit-the-mummer.jpg|align=left|caption=Marchers: Kathryn Wheeler|width=250}}-->
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=CM-140526-7869.jpg|align=left|caption=Urizen: Toni Badnall}}</span4>
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{{CaptionedImage|file=MarcFothergill.jpg|align=left|caption=Marchers: Marc Fothergill|width=250}}
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=CM-140418-6032.jpg|align=left|caption=Varushka: Dave Kibblewhite}}</span4>
 
 
</row-fluid>
 
</row-fluid>
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===Navarr===
 
<row-fluid>
 
<row-fluid>
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=AndyDudgeon.jpg|align=left|caption=Wintermark: Andrew Dudgeon}}</span4>
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{{CaptionedImage|file=AlBevan.png|caption=Navarr: Al Bevan|width=250}}
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=CharlotteBarratt.jpg|align=left|caption=Wintermark: Charlotte Barratt}}</span4>
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{{CaptionedImage|file=KateRogers.jpeg|caption=Navarr: Kate Rogers|width=500}}
<span4>{{CaptionedImage|file=AlBevan.jpg|align=left|caption=Wintermark: Al Bevan}}</span4>
 
 
</row-fluid>
 
</row-fluid>
  
{{Crew Links}}
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===Urizen===
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{{CaptionedImage|file=Egregore Urizen Liam 2.jpg|align=left|caption=Urizen: Liam Spinage|width=250}}
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{{CaptionedImage|file=CM-140526-7869.jpg|align=left|caption=Urizen: Toni Badnall|width=250}}
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</row-fluid>
  
[[Category:Egregores]]
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===Varushka===
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{{CaptionedImage|file=Egregore Varushka Si 2.jpg|align=left|caption=Varushka: Si Childs|width=250}}
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{{CaptionedImage|file=Tansy.jpg|align=left|caption=Varushka: Tansy Pye|width=250}}
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===Wintermark===
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{{CaptionedImage|file=Egregore Wintermark Harry 2.jpg|align=left|caption=Wintermark: Harry Morris|width=250}}
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{{CaptionedImage|file=JohnHaynes.jpg|align=left|caption=Wintermark: John Haynes|width=500}}
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{{CaptionedImage|file=EmmaStanton.jpg|align=left|caption=Wintermark: Emma Stanton|width=250}}
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{{Crewing Links}}
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[[Category:Egregore]]
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[[Category:The World]]

Latest revision as of 21:39, 1 August 2022

Overview

  • Are the first point of contact for players in each nation
  • A source of plot in the nation
  • Get players involved in the plot and in the politics of the nation
  • Encourage the players to maintain the visual and thematic identity of each nation
  • Are the radio operator in each camp

Each nation has a single egregore spirit, created through ritual magic to represent the personification of the nation. The spirit may be present in more than one host body at any time. The ritual was created by the Brass Coast to ensure that the nations of the Empire retained their independent character and culture. In the game they act to encourage the players to maintain the visual and thematic identity of their nation.

The egregores are an effective channel for plot writers to deliver plot "news" to the players about what is going on in their nation. They are part of the player support team and to try to help players get involved in the plot and also involved in the politics of the nation.

They are a point of contact for Profound Decisions crew for players in a nation and will have a covert radio. This radio is for emergency situations, for example, needing to contact first aid.

Some of the egregores are able to referee bindings and rituals. You can check with your egregore if they are able to do this. If you wish to approach your egregore for non-urgent out-of-character business, please respect their roleplay and the roleplay of the people they are interacting with. Do not interrupt people who are roleplaying with the egregore with an out-of-character question unless it is urgent. Obviously, for a genuine emergency, you should get their attention as quickly as possible.

Egregores are not there to make decisions for the nation or provide leadership or direction. They may take a role in their nation's elections - they may even vote, but their role is to support the nation, not to lead it.

Although any magician can open the Sentinel Gate, to take an entire nation through requires an egregore to use their link to the nation to take them all through.

There is no way to apply to become an Egregore - PD considers carefully potential candidates for Egregores and approaches them as and when they need them, partly because the requirements for the different nations can be quite varied.

Current Egregores

Nation Egregore Name OOC names
Brass Coast Dust, Flame and Glass Peter G
Dawn The Knight of Roses Keeley Knight, Toni Badnall
Highguard Escon Emma Rowden
Imperial Orcs Grud The Unshackled Ed Thurlow, Chris Penney
The League Guise Jon Pam, Charlotte Barratt, Nick Livsey
The Marches Jack-of-the-Marches Marc Fothergill, Maz Wilberforce
Navarr Liaven Al Bevan, Kate Rogers, Elizabeth Simoens
Urizen Menos Liam Spinage, Steve Alonso
Varushka Mother Varushka Simon Childs, Tansy Pye
Wintermark Sulkavaris, Knower of Names Harry Morris, John Haynes, Emma Stanton

Brass Coast

EgregoreBrassCoast.jpg
Marcela i Erigo (Linette Withers)
2018.09.24 Peter.jpg
Mattias I Guerra(Peter G)
Elizabeth Simoens.jpg
Maritza y Ruiloba y Guerra (Elizabeth Simoens)

Dawn

DawnEgregore.jpg
Dawn: Keeley Knight
SteveAlonso.png
Dawn: Steve Alonso

Highguard


EmmaRowden.jpg
Highguard;Emma Rowden
EsconWhoWasCarmine.png
Highguard;Pascal Siddons

Imperial Orcs

Chris Penney.jpg
Imperial Orc; Chris Penney
Ed2.png
Imperial Orc; Ed Thurlow

The League

Egregore League Jon 2.jpg
League: Jon Pam
LuggageCharlotte.jpg
League: Luggage (Charlotte)

The Marches

MarcFothergill.jpg
Marchers: Marc Fothergill

Navarr

AlBevan.png
Navarr: Al Bevan
KateRogers.jpeg
Navarr: Kate Rogers

Urizen

Egregore Urizen Liam 2.jpg
Urizen: Liam Spinage
CM-140526-7869.jpg
Urizen: Toni Badnall

Varushka

Egregore Varushka Si 2.jpg
Varushka: Si Childs
Tansy.jpg
Varushka: Tansy Pye

Wintermark

Egregore Wintermark Harry 2.jpg
Wintermark: Harry Morris
JohnHaynes.jpg
Wintermark: John Haynes
EmmaStanton.jpg
Wintermark: Emma Stanton

Crew Links