The Coalition is a multiparty group started by Queen Rosmund. Their original goal was to overthrow the Prime Order and restore the Realm to the monarchy that was dethroned years earlier. The major members of the Coalition are the Gallwood group and Aegisford Clan.
The group's mission changed when Rosmund was infected by The Hive and served under the control of Yavalla. With The Hive outbreak cured, and Queen Rosmund deceased, the Coalition elected Talon as their leader. Their primary present goal is to defeat the newly awaken Gods in their quest to reclaim their kinjes and awaken the Kahvi using the Skevicor key.
- 1 History
- 2 Groups Involved
- 3 Enemies
- 4 Notes and Trivia
- 5 Gallery
The Great Purge
At one point in time, the realms were overseen by a royal family. They were adored by their people and seen as above others. The Prime Order was forged during this time and laid in wait until the royal family was at its weakest. They conspired with Cornelius Calkussar to overtake the castle. Unbeknownst to them, Calkussar was under orders by the King to let the Prime Order in so Calkussar could gain custody of Princess Rosmund and preserve the loyal lineage. The Prime Order captured and beheaded the royal family, including Prince Alton, King Ranulf, Queen Annesendra, and Gwynn Calkussar, who took the place of Princess Rosmund.
The Barons and Baronesses were all either slaughtered or forced to give up their titles and surrender their allegiance to the Prime Order. The barons and baronesses that did forfeit their titles became regional governors. The Lords were given the same options, though those with noble blood were killed without question.
After the purge, Calkussar was praised by the Prime Order and given an Outpost. It was then, that Calkussar and Rosmund, who took the identity of Gwynn Calkussar, moved to Gallwood Outpost. Gwynn was raised by a Governess who gave her a very specific education of languages, arts, and cultures. She was looked after for years by the military at the Outpost before she was under the protection of Captain Garret Spears. With his and Calkussar's help, she planned to one day overthrow the Prime Order and reclaim her kingdom.
After years of secrecy, Calkussar deemed that it was time Gwynn reveal her true identity to the soldiers he and Garret have been recruiting. While the soldiers were reluctant to believe her at first, she convinced them by sharing specific memories with each of her father's former servants. Each of them she knew as a child. The men she approached were all commoners compared to her then-Princess status, but she took care to remember, or almost remember their names and their specific roles to her family. The men she spoke to kneeled before her and swore on their lives that Gwynn was Rosmund. The rest of the encampment kneeled before her, chanting, "all hail the Queen!". When Everit Dred took over the Outpost, Rsomund's new army attacked the Outpost saving many people from execution. The assault was a success, but it came with a lot of causalities. Rosmund then sent word throughout the Realm that the Coalition had begun to rebel against The Three
The Aegisford Clan
Ravannus Aegisford was a powerful Baron that served King Ranulf before the Great Purge. After Ravnnus's death one winter ago, his son, Tobin inherited everything that was once his father's. Upon receiving a letter from Queen Rosmund, Tobin rode to Gallwood Outpost alongside his trusted counsel, Gertrusha, and an army of men, to give Rosmund a proposal sure to catch her attention.
Tobin is willing to pledge his army, men, and his life and loyalty to the crown forever - if Gwynn marries him. He isn’t asking Gwynn to love him, only that they share the same bed long enough to father a son. He doesn’t want to be King or make a grab for her throne, he only wants to be her consort. Despite his brutish behavior and request for wanting children, Tobin and Gwynn managed to grow close in the weeks that followed.
Milus Aegsiford, Tobin's cousin, came to the Outpost after receiving his offer for Tobin's portion of the lowlands in exchange for peace. During Milus’ meeting with Gwynn, she reminds him that he owns no land - the Prime Order owns it and he merely manages it at their bidding. She asks for his title and he tells her he is a Lord Baron. Gwynn reminds him that using that term is heresy, as he is merely a humble servant to the Prime Order like anyone else in the realm. He has no title and he has nothing of his own. He thinks she’ll be grossly overwhelmed when the Prime Order attacks, but Gwynn thinks most of the realm will come to their side once the revolution starts. He tells her he is better off keeping what he has even if it is under the Prime Order’s thumb and asks why he should risk it.
She takes a moment to think before offering Milus all of Tobin’s land not just the lowlands. She states that she is the Queen and she will retake the realm and when she does, she will remember those who helped her and those who did not. The first of which, will be richly rewarded. She tells Milus that Tobin won’t need any land as he’ll be married to the Queen. She offers Milus the Aegisford title and land if he reunites the entire Aegisford family under one banner loyal to the Queen. Milus smirks telling Tobin he is a sly dog before agreeing to help Gwynn, even calling her “your majesty”. His army will make preparations to march immediately, bows, and exits the throne room. Now alone with just their advisors, Gwynn formally accepts Tobin's proposal and they became engaged.
In "There Will Be a Reckoning", Milus, Gertrusha, Elinor, and Gwynn have a meeting in her throne room to discuss recent events. Gwynn leaving Tobin at the altar and breaking her deal to both Milus and Tobin are the main topic of discussion. Milus wants Gwynn to uphold her end of the deal and give her Tobin’s lands, regardless if she married Tobin or not. Gertrusha tells Milus that he can’t expect Tobin to still marry Gwynn after she absconded with another man. Elinor interjects that Gwynn was kidnapped, but Gertrusha notes that it looked as though she went willingly. Gwynn wants to negotiate more and Milus is willing to talk about what she is offering and wants in return. She assures him that his deal will still be honored with time, to which he asks if she is still planning to marry Tobin, a decision that relies on Tobin getting better. Elinor assures Milus that Tobin is getting the best possible care. Milus wants a written deed to Tobin’s lands by nightfall. Tobin enters wrapped in bandages and asks Milus what he will do if he doesn’t get the deed. Milus states that he was promised all of Tobin’s lands because he would be King. Tobin tells him that deal is off the table, for now. The cousins stand face-to-face and Milus tell Tobin he is going to take his army and leave the Outpost to claim what is his. He then leaves Gallwood, ending whatever alliance he may have brokered with the Coalition.
With her deal with Milus broken, Gwynn's army is severely lacking in the resources it needs to fight the Prime Order. She determines that Gertrusha, under the approval of Tobin, will return to Aegisford to support Tobin's people and retrieve his army. Milus witnesses who he believes to be Tobin's men leaving the Outpost, and uses this chance to attempt to take the Outpost and its so-called Queen. He and his men then ride back towards Gallwood. On the cliff stands a large army ready to command. Milus has a stand-off with Gwynn who refuses to agree to Milus' terms - hand over Rosmund and all others will be spared so long as they pledge loyalty to Lord Milus.
Gwynn later sends Tobin and Elinor to meet with Milus for parley, however, the meeting doesn't go well when Milus threatens to siege the Outpost. He has the numbers to accomplish this goal, prompting to Tobin to ask for a private meeting with his cousin. Milus and Tobin discuss the current situation, with Milus noting that they are in a stand-off. Milus offers Tobin the ability to return to Aegisford and sit on his father's throne once again - a leader in his own right. Instead of the original arrangement, it will be under Milus’s govern. All Tobin has to do is bring him the false queen.
After learning that Garret's absence from the Prime Order could mean the armies attacking, Gwynn feels even more pressure to obtain Milus' men. Elinor confided that she had been secretly selling colipsum to the Milus' men, so all of the soldiers, or at least a good amount of them, are at risk for turning Plagueling. That night, Gwynn, Tobin, and Elinor unleash an onslaught of Plagueling's onto Milus's camp as a way of ending the siege. While most died, Janzo was certain that he could come up with a cure for the bitten humans.
The following morning, Tobin and Gwynn ride out to the depleted camp to check for survivors. Tobin stands on a pile of debris so he can overlook the people. He states his name and title, claiming the army along with the people as the sole surviving relative of Milus. He offers them sanctuary alongside Gwynn, who promises them a potential cure. The people can either kneel and pledge their loyalty to Gwynn's cause, or leave. After a moment, the people kneel, giving themselves over to the Coalition. After Janzo finds a way to cure the Plagueling epidemic, those infected get cured.
After the battle against The Prime Order, the newly released Blackbloods and Lu-Qiri took control of Gallwood Outpost. The Blackbloods enslaved the human population and forced them to work as miners day and night to uncover a rare rock that was needed to fulfill their leader, the High Priestess Yavalla's, plan. The humans were forced to remain in camps and were not permitted to leave. The Queen was restricted to her living quarters, though the remaining Coalition members worked to help Garret Spears escape with the Queen. When this mission failed, Talon was forced to summon Yavalla from the Plane of Ashes to save her friends lives. Yavalla is upset to learn of the treatment of the humans and frees them from their slave labor, but only after she secures the rare stone she needed. She makes an agreement with Rosmund that they will both look after their species, though no further blood can be shed.
Rosmund and the Coalition is restricted to Gallwood and not permitted to leave, nor was anyone allowed inside the walls. Tobin Aegisford escaped Gallwood with Munt under Rosmund's orders. He planned to travel to Aegisford to recruit his army to help overthrow Yavalla and free the residents from the Blackbloods.
The Hive Outbreak
Yavalla seeks to find a forgotten Blackblood Citadel, and enlists the help of her daughter Wren, who then recruits Janzo. Through their brilliance they are able to locate the entrance to the lost Blackblood Citadel, which is located underneath Talon's residence. Under the guidance that there was kinj would bring paradise to all, Yavalla and key members of the Coalition venture to secure the lost kinj. After encountering many traps and riddles, the group manages to acquire an gold tinted kinj.
This kinj is the Vortakinj and Yavalla uses it to create The Hive, who then spreads it throughout the Realm. The leaders of the remaining Coalition (under Talon's orders) then set up The Outpost as the last safe place free of infection. During which many refugees throughout the Realm came to The Outpost to avoid being infected. However, because of a charlatan's fake cure, a guard of The Outpost gave it to his infected wife thinking it would cure her. Only for the infected wife to infect her husband and the next night after infecting another night guard the two guards opened the gates to The Outpost letting many members of The Hive inside and infect more residents. It was during the final assault of The Hive in The Outpost where Yavalla had conquered it. Only for her victory to end with Rosmund using her newly acquired kinj to destroy them both and The Hive. With the Coalition leader now ashes, the people kneel before Talon as their elected ruler.
Awakening of The Gods
While many people have come to view Talon as their leader, her inability to accept the role has lead to multiple conflicts throughout The Outpost. Starting with the Prime Order members that came into the Outpost, hoping to take over. Other factions, such as humans and the Blackfist, are seen fighting and arguing against each other. This however pales in comparison to Falista accepting her rightful inheritance of becoming Queen of the Realm, and becoming a member of The Three. It was around this time that the Gods started to make their presence more known. Vorta would send visions to the kinj bearers letting them know about her. Two and Falista saw these visions and blindly devoted themselves to please and enforcing the will of the Gods. However the other kinj bearers, specifically Talon and Zed were wary of these visions. Following Two as she made her way to the Tomb of Vorta, their suspicions were correct. While Two was willing to kill to please the Gods, her blind devotion lead to her death at the hand of Tera. Escaping his tomb the two were able to escape back to Gallwood Outpost thanks to Luna. Vorta then gives the kinj bearers a vision summoning them to The Capital. While Falista and Tobin, happily go with offering to the Capital, Talon and Zed are reluctant. They are then forced into a cage to be brought to the Gods. However, Luna and Garret Spears are able to free the two Blackbloods at night. On their way to escaping however, Tobin uses his kinj to confront them. He then says he only wishes that the Kultorkinj is out from Falista so she can be brought back to the woman he loves. While he too is wary of the Gods, he continues to follow his wife's wishes. He gives Garret a ring of command to be in charge of the Outpost incase anything goes wrong. When the group comes back together in the mourning, Luna says that she and Janzo have discovered more of the Skevicor chamber, and that there was a symbol in the chamber that reminded her of something in the Dragman sanctuary. Zed and Garret go back to the outpost to maintain control and prepare the residents for the arrival of the King's and Queen's return. However Tobin was right to be wary of the Gods, as like Two Tera killed Falista even after she was willing to get rid of the Kultorkinj. Tobin barely escapes with his kinj, and follows the Gods on their journey to reclaim the Skevicor key.
- Talon (Elected Leader)
- Gate Marshal Garret Spears
- Janzo (Scientist)
- Munt (Ally)
- Wren (Alchemist, High Priestess)
- Zed (Military Blackblood Leader)
- Luna (Assassin/Dragman)
- Select Gallwood Residents (Supporters)
- Gallwood Blackblood Residents (Allies)
- Queen Rosmund † (Former Leader: originator)
- General Cornelius Calkussar †
- Captain Weldon Calkussar †
- Marshal Wythers †
- Elinor Chadwick †
The Aegisford clan were once involved with the Coalition before they withdrew to support to King Tobin's rule at the behest of Queen Falista. While Tobin still supports the Coalition, is role within the group is much less significant then it was before. Now with the death of Queen Falista, King Tobin leads his army against the beings that murdered his wife.
- King Tobin Aegisford † (Leader)
- Aegisford Residents (Former Supporters)
- Milus's people and army: claimed by Tobin (Former Supporters)
- Falista's army (Former Soldiers)
- Baroness Willowmere (Leader)
While originally the arch nemesis and sworn enemies, the Prime Order was driven to destroy the Coalition. However, with Falista Relman acquired the red kinj a massive change started to happen. They accepted her as one of their leaders, and followed her commands. Later on King Tobin would kill Three and acquire his kinj. This would make him the new Three and later on its sole leader, after Tera killed both the other two leaders.
- Ambassador Everit Dred †
- Tiberion Shek and The Bones †
- Rebb †
- Jaaris †
- Naya (Exiled)
- Garret Spears (Formerly: While Brainwashed)
- Milus Aegisford †
- The Hive (Disbanded)
- Yavalla †
- One †
- Two †
- Three †
- Queen Falista Relman †
Notes and Trivia
- The Coalition was founded by Cornelius Calkussar, his adoptive daughter Gwynn Calkussar, and Garret Spears. It has since grown into a legitimate threat against the Prime Order.
- The Coalition's base of operations is Gallwood Outpost.
- During the rise and destruction of The Hive, many members of the Coalition left Gallwood and now operate outside The Outpost.
- The colors and symbols of The Coalition are those associated with the late royal family, shown to be yellow and black.
- With the death of Two and Queen Falista, the original goal of the Coalition had been completed. As the Prime Order now works with the Coalition with Tobin not only resuming his membership of the Coalition, but also become a leader of multiple parties.