Vassal of Darkwater
Words: "The Surface Deceives."
Sigil: A scarlet merman wielding a yellow Trident on a deep blue field.
Nickname: Reefs, Tridents
In the aftermath of the brutal carnage of a sea battle amidst the reefs, the barony was carved out and gifted to a newly ennobled retainer of then Count Darkwater. Already an old soldier at the time his barony was formed, he had a passel of children already with which to populate his fleet, and the new Redreef noble-shipmasters swarmed over the isles of the barony,
Developing a reputation for bluff heartiness and an incisive stubbornness, the Redreefs were fierce and loyal men who spent more time on the sea than off it, with a fierce tradition of thralls and prizes taken on the water rather than for paltry monetary debts. Over the decades, they married well from elsewhere in the Isles, and grew their reputation for being warlike and feisty.
When the last baron's daughter Ember Redreef showed herself a true leader by dint of blood and sweat, she and her sister and their loyal retainers began a force for progressivism, allied with other strong young voices in the Darkwater and beyond. But always, House Redreef has been true to those fierce roots.
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Description: One of the baronies closer to the Darkwater, House Redreef derives its name from the Battle of the Crimson Reef, where tens of thousands of Abandoned perished on the reefs surrounding the small barony under the direction of an Abandoned Sealord that was attempting to raid the isles during the chaos of the Crownbreaker Wars. Hundreds of ships were lost, and the once little valued collection of small isles became the small barony as a strategic waterbreak against Abandoned raiders.
Landmarks: In 1007 AR, the Hedge Maze of the First Choice was built as part of the Pilgrimage Path. A meditative place, it is said one cannot get lost in it, as it only has one path in and out.
Trends: Most pilgrims aren't certain what to make of Skald, as one of the lost gods of the Pantheon that is now being worshiped, but the small barony of Redreef Shores has become inundated with Faithful traveling the Path. There's a disproportionate amount of faithful here that preach about the tragedy of thralldom, or even of serfdom, making it one of the more progressive baronies in Thrax- fitting for a ruling baroness.
Founding member of the Empyrean Trade Route.