Monday, 14 March 2022

Courana Family

 Courana Farm

"Well you'd have to ask them. I believe the Courana sisters have several brothers and cousins. I'm sure with the right offer, they'd be happy to help. Oh, and Courana Farm is mostly sheep, but the dell there is one of the few places in these parts sheltered enough to make growing wheat worthwhile, so they'll have the expertise you need." - Barbara D'Ashe to Goltho Bearchaser, 1360 DR

The D'Ashe region is mostly sheep farming, but there is some barley farming, plus turnips and other root vegetables, mostly for diet variety. 
Debek Courana, Patriarch
Nestled in the sheltered woods four miles or so south of D'Ashe Manor, four miles from Dwarfstead, lie a small collection of farms surrounded by a rough palisade - the beginnings of a hamlet. Younger women and girls tend flocks of sheep, while sturdy men and boys bring in the last of the harvest.  Most of the people here are Couranas by birth or marriage, with the distinctive red hair of the family.  Draft Horse: Strawberry roan mare from Meryem (end M10 1360 DR).

Korin Courana, nephew of Debek
Maddis Courana, wife of Korin

Gathil Courana, Half-Elf, son of Debek

Tirie Courana, grand daughter of Debek

Lesley Courana, youngest child of Debek, shepherdess
Beverly Courana (concubine at Solanna Bael, herbalist)

Geradile Courana (concubine at Solanna Bael, shepherdess)

A younger man with a half-elven look comes over. "Hail there!" Debek: "This is Gathil, one of my boys. He's a fine thresher." Debek: "Oh, and before you say it - his mother was a half-elf, bless her soul."

Tirie takes the flower, beaming. "Wow! Magic flower!" She looks up. "I want to be a Druid when I grow up - just like you!"
Bearchaser: "Oh, I'm afraid I am not a druid. That is about the extent of my magics, unfortunately. As for faith, that is a difficult question."
Debek's smile fades a little. "Ah. We're followers of the Old Faith here. Always have been, since my ancestors came up from the south, hundreds of years ago."
Gathil: "I reckon I'll go check in on Beverly and Geradile while we're up there - though I heard they moved to an Elf tower?"
Debek to Goltho: "You know my nieces?"

Korin: Say, let me introduce my wife, Maddis..." He calls over a dark-haired young woman, who nods in greeting. "She's from down Malthlyn way... terrible trouble down there - her family had to flee north, which is how I met her. I heard Ranger Queale sorted it, though."

Friday, 4 March 2022

DuLac & Ducaris Families


In northern Arcata lies the Barony duLac under Baron Brandis DuLac, father of Arifia DuLac and uncle of Barbara d'Ashe. The DuLac are allied with the DuCaris family across the river in Brandiar.

Lord Brandis DuLac - Brandis's estate lies at Ostra; ca M4 1359 DR his daughter Arifia travelled to visit her cousin Barbara d'Ashe (nee DuLac) in the south. During the war much of northern Arcata was occupied by the Witch-King, who raised soldiery from the territory. Lord Brandis DuLac shielded his family by permitting this levy and giving tribute, though he never took the field against King Virdin himself, or allowed Vaasan inhuman forces within Ostra's stout stone walls. Consequently the DuLac are not in good favour with some - but Duke William Hogarth of Arcata is himself known as a quisling following the Battle of Goliad, and prefers such men stay in power.

M10 1360 DR: Baron Brandis DuLac has six offspring, two sons and four daughters, all of whom live, five of whom are married, plus his niece Barbara, wife of Norrin. The five are well married to knights and ladies across the Barony DuLac centred on Ostra, and beyond across northern Arcata, creating a strong power base. 


In recent months (1359 DR) it's rumoured that Friar Dugald has been courting Jane Ducaris (Noble), a noble Lady of Goliad town & now Baroness Ducaris (though the Barony Ducaris itself in SW Brandiar is largely in ruins), with a view to marriage. While unrelated to the old Dukes of Brandiar, the Ducaris lineage is impeccable - Jane Ducaris is a distant cousin of Duke Gareth Dragonsbane himself! The Ducaris are also related to the noble Dulac family of Ostrav in Arcata.

Brandi Ducaris 1335-, Baroness Ducaris fr. 1361
Brandis DuLac, the Baron DuLac 1305-

Lady Maria DuLac (nee Ducaris) 1306-

Barbara D'Ashe-Norrin (nee DuLac) 1333-

Ages at end of 1360 DR
Brandis DuLac, the Baron DuLac 55
Maria DuLac, the Lady DuLac 54
Barbara D'Ashe-Norrin (nee DuLac), the Lady D'Ashe 27
Brandi Ducaris, the Baroness Ducaris 25
Arifia DuLac-Edercast, wife of Malied Edercast 22
Jane Ducaris, the Baroness Ducaris 26 RIP M2 1361 DR

Arifia DuLac-Edercast 1338-

Baroness Jane Ducaris 1334-1361