24.7 Life in Avalon on 1st Leaflost 908.
Mercinae boasts Gandalf, Bane of Darkness as its Prince. He is a mystic under the tutorledge of Ithakus, his guildmaster. The Barony is made up of Cinaed, the Minister of State and most excellent trader, and Ithakus, the Chancellor. Hero of the Mages and Tavon of the Knights complete the Barony. Tragnarion heads the Mages Guild, while Yousuf controls the Knights and is also Cardinal. The Bards are led by Jacinta, the former Sorceress, and the Rangers remain under the protection of Markus. The Alchemists are led by Cinaed. The patron of the city is now Apollo, god of light, who has decreed that henceforth Mercinae shall be known as the city of light.
Thakria, recovering from the loss of Shaitan as dictator and Prince, are led by Macros, Prince of Darkness under the patronage of Nostradamus, god of darkness. Kuurus manages the treasury and the other Baronial posts are in a state of flux, while the government search for suitably loyal individuals. The Thieves Guild is led by Cimares and Zane jointly, while the Sorcerers are under Macros. The Seers are run by Sorithia and the Cavaliers by Sir Morgan. The Loremaster Guildmaster and Thakria's cardinal is Kuurus.
Parrius, to the east, has Dakeyras as Prince, its competent Barony being made up of Mercy of the Astrologers, Polgara of the Enchanters, Taliesin of the Rogues and Rentoo of the Enchanters. The Guild of Astrologers is led by Mercy, the Rogues by Taliesin. the Enchanters by Rentoo, and the Artisans by Allanon (though he is Mercinaen after an altercation with the Parrian Barony some while past). The Cardinal of Parrius is Karamis of the grass-stained feet. Orthwein, the god of fate is patron of the city.
Springdale, under the patronage of Andromeda, goddess of dreams is run by Tarkus and Sirrus in the main, though its government is not yet structured as the other cities and it holds no native guilds of its own. Of the Gods, Apollo has no High Priest, while Aldaron keeps faith with Fiorella of the Animists. Mephisto has nobody since Shaitan was ordained and took most of his followers, while Nostradamus has chosen Macros to lead his flock. Genesis, the god of time has Zollrender as his Chosen One, while Maedhros keeps Markus closest to his heart. Wraith has no High Priest, and Andromeda has chosen Lancelot above all others.
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