Tjorran Adrente, Suaven of Duels

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Tjorran Adrente, Suaven of Duels

Postby Nevermet » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:56 am

Tjorran Adrente
Greater Suaven of Dueling, “The Legitimated Blade”, Author of The Swordsman

In the early days of the Senate, Wolf and Fox competed to fill the power vacuum left by the Mad Emperor. Civil war was a fear of many, a goal to some. In a famous event, General Uashoj Yvarai trapped Tjorran and his forces at a farm. Though Tjorran had a defensible position, Uashoj was a brilliant general with a substantially larger force. While Tjorran prepared to die like a Wolf.

However, Uashoj did not attack. The farm housed what Uashoj believed was the most beautiful shrine to Jonan Drax in all of Shanri. The two negotiated the safety of the shrine, agreeing to replace mass murder with a duel to the death between Tjorran and Uashoj. Tjorran won the duel, but was so moved by Uashoj's prowess and piety that Tjorran became a major supporter of dueling as a replacement for warfare.

His efforts lead to the creation of the Dueling Act, an elaboration on Drax's Law that reinforces the personal and emotional character of greivances in the hope that vengeance could occur without dragging all of Ven society down with it. In support of this law, Tjorran opened his swordsman academy to any and all Ven, where the law of duels was taught with the same rigor as the act of sword play. On his ninetieth birthday, he completed The Swordsman: A Practical Guide to the Art of the Blade. His Magnum Opus, it managed to present the law of duels in a manner that was both thorough and nuanced. With it, he hoped to ensure the stability of Ven society.

The night after he presented the Swordsman to his peers, Ikhalu visited his dreams. Ikhalu mocked Tjorran, offering visions of the future where the Ven destroyed themselves through their need for revenge. Tjorran woke with a shout, and immediately began to fall into solace. Some believe he entered solace to oppose Ikhalu, fighting for a future where Ven thrived despite vengeance. Others believe he fell into solace a defeated man, realizing his hopes to save Ven society were in vein. In either case, he is now revered as the Suaven of dueling and legal violence.

Blessings
  • The Invisible Cannot be Touched
  • Tool or Weapon
  • The Beauty of Violence
  • The Sacrifice Strike
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Re: Tjorran Adrente, Suaven of Duels

Postby Aban the White Stag » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:26 pm

This is pretty cool! What does Falvren Dyr think about Tjorran Adrente?
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Re: Tjorran Adrente, Suaven of Duels

Postby Nevermet » Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:19 pm

Aban the White Stag wrote:This is pretty cool! What does Falvren Dyr think about Tjorran Adrente?


Excellent Question! (I will now answer in proper SRI style, citing my sources)
It's unclear what Falvren Dyr thought of Tjorran Adrente, as Dyr was alredy a Grand Suaven when Tjorran was born. However, from my extensive research (I highly recommend Theodoric Goodgone's Hoplology of a Forgotten Root Race), there are three conclusions:

  1. Before becoming a Suaven, Tjorran had a healthy respect for Falvren Dyr, though he was likely no more than a devotee of Dyr. Goodgone reproduces a poem allegedly written by Tjorran, where he suggests his role as a Suaven is as a mediator between Falvren Dyr and Jonan Drax, between violence and law.
  2. Tjorran's followers are much less forgiving, however. At best, they're wary of Dyr. Not only is he incredibly violent, but he exalts a form of individualism that followers of The Duelist view as anti-social. There is a worry that Falvren Dyr is not fully compatible with the law.
  3. Falvren Dyr's followers are not huge fans of Tjorran Adrente. Some see Tjorran as trying to usurp Falvren's role as the Suaven of Prowess. Mostly, however, they think that followers of Tjorran are a bit cowardly. While many are good with a sword, they tend to hide behind the law, and several Q'Val of Falvren Dyr complain that Tjorran's followers are hopeless in mass murder.
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Re: Tjorran Adrente, Suaven of Duels

Postby Aban the White Stag » Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:29 pm

Awesome. Thanks!
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