The Amaranthe Family
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The Amaranthe family originated in Onuba and is part of the Onuban Inner Court. The family is matriarchal, and the bloodline is officially passed through the first daughter of the first litter of the Alta Baronesa. Naming conventions typically follow that all children born to an Amaranthe take the surname.
As one of the founding families of Onuba, the Amaranthe family both shapes and participates in Onuban customs. They are heavily involved in all aesthetic areas of society, including town and court events, renovations, and craftsmanship. Both men and women of the Amaranthe family are concerned with appearance and presentation. They are often well-groomed and at the head of the latest Onuban fashions.
Members of the Amaranthe family have been played on 'Souls since 2014. There have been a total of 14 characters played on board over time.
Since arriving at 'Souls, members of the Amaranthe family have interconnected with other prominent bloodlines. They are noted below.
- Other Influences:
- Salsola: The Thistle Kingdom has been the subject of positive and negative attention for the Amaranthe family.
- Semini and the former Lord Commander, Lokr Revlis, had a secret affair, which later resulted in conflicts for literally everyone.
- Akantha had a one-night stand with Salsolan Bacchus Revlis that resulted in a litter.
- Odalis was a long time servant of Boss Elphaba Revlis, more recently a secret 'intimate associate' of Erilaz O'Riley Eternity.
- Tiamat has attacked several of its members, including Brocade Valentine, Lyra Salcedo, Casimir Soul, Grievous Eternity, and O'Riley Eternity. She was severely wounded by O'Riley Eternity in late summer 2021, who was then ambushed and thought to be killed by Lotan Amaranthe.
- More positive relationships include those between Clementine Salcedo and Calrian Amaranthe.
- New Caledonia: In August 2021, Serafina and Tercero Robles joined the kingdom of New Caledonia.
- The Troupe: Amaranthe brothers Calrian and Malik were involved in the foundation of the Troupe, and later La Estrella Roja.
- Krokar: Krokar was the home of Semini for the duration of her time in Nova Scotia. She served as its Navigator and had two litters while there.
- Sapient: Akantha assisted in the founding of Sapient and served in a leadership role for a time.
- Cour des Miracles: Semini and Baroness Mara Savoy were close friends, and Odalis and Solomon were members of CdM for a time.
- Bête Noire: Solomon and his mate Alejandra Sanctus joined the Rest Stop in 2021 and began a family there. Solomon was later killed by O'Riley Eternity and Odalis when trespassing onto Salsola lands in late 2021; their daughter Marina Amaranthe was then taken from Alejandra Sanctus and brought into the Thistle Kingdom.
Patron Families are the smaller families that make up the majority of Onuba. By offering support to an Inner Court Family, patrons are granted protection, services, and deals by that family. It is customary that Inner Court families select their spouses from one of their Patron families.
The following are the patron families who have pledged to the Amaranthe family: Durante, Puga, Secoya, Avellano.
Other influences of the Amaranthe bloodline now include Robles bloodlines, starting with Akantha and Isandro's litter.
Adoption into the Amaranthe household is an infrequent occurrence that is sometimes used as incentive for servants. The only members of the family who can officially adopt are descendants of the main branch. A servant can petition to the Alta Baronesa for recognition if they have made a significant contribution to the Amaranthe family.
- Amber is the predominant eye color within the Amaranthe family, followed by cold blues.
- Greens and warm blues are known to occur in descendants of the Winsor and Revlis bloodlines.
- Merle and tricolor are the predominant fur patterns in the Amaranthe family. Colors tend to be divided between blue-black, steel blue, and reds.
- The introduction of more wild patterns, such as agouti, may be found in Revlis descendants.
- While Amaranthes predominantly have folded ears, descendants of the Revlis and Volkov lines may have standing ears.
- Optime hair color tends to vary between whites, blacks, and golds depending on the dominant coat pattern.
- Current Alta Baronesa: Akantha Amaranthe (2018 — Present)
The Alta Baronesa (literal translation: High Baroness) is the title for the head of the Amaranthe household. There have been 6 Alta Baronesa since the founding of Onuba. Typically the firstborn girl of the first litter will be the next Alta Baronesa. If they abdicate or are otherwise unable to rule and they have no female progeny, then the title will go to a sister of either the first or second litters.
The Alta Baronesa presides over all family affairs. While Onuban culture expects all Heads of Families to marry, the only real Amaranthe rule for the Alta Baronesa is that she either creates or names a successor.
Thalia Amaranthe began her reign as the youngest Alta Baronesa in history. Before her fall from grace, Thalia was lauded for defying custom by taking on a foreign lover, expanding the Amaranthe trade route through her seafaring connections, and settling a years-long feud with the Robles family over the territory of Valverde del Camino for which she was nicknamed the Bleeding Baroness. She was dethroned in 2018 by her daughter, Akantha, who was assisted by a mercenary group comprised of her granddaughter, grandson, and their company of comrades.
Selena Amaranthe was a beloved Alta Baronesa who tragically died in a border skirmish between family territory and the wild lands known as Aracena. Nicknamed the Brilliant Baroness, Selena was a clever woman who had a keen diplomatic sense and was well known for her mediation of issues within the family and city. Selena had been in the process of working out a community educational initiative before her untimely end, and the project never recovered.
Adalina Amaranthe was a contentious figure. She was technically third in line, but her elder sisters disappeared under mysterious circumstances, with many suspecting foul play. Nicknamed the Fanged Baroness, Adalina was prone to conflict with others within and outside of the family. Tensions between the Amaranthe, Robles, and Arena families peaked during her reign. She retired after the death of her mate, prompting her enemies to cruelly refer to her as the Toothless Baroness.
Leonor Amaranthe was the kind and sickly successor to Nina Amaranthe. Known as the Wilted Baroness, she mostly tended to gardens and kept out of the affairs of the town and her own estate. She instituted certain hygienic measures which Amaranthes still abide to this day. Her reign ended when she passed away during childbirth.
Nina Amaranthe was the first Alta Baronesa and a founder of Onuba. She kept her human-given name, and as one of the first in Onuba to become literate, she took on the surname of Amaranthe for the flowers she saw in a gardening book. Intelligent, generous, and beautiful, Nina quickly became one of the most prominent figures in Onuba, but turned down the inaugural role of Mayordomía in favor of teaching.
- [M] Aug 2021: Tiamat engages O'Riley Eternity in battle. She is severely injured in the process. Lotan comes to her rescue, fending off the Salsolan Erilaz while Rahab de le Poer and Pazuzu Lykoi triage her wounds.
- [M] Jul 2021: Solomon trespasses onto Salsola territory in search of his sister, Odalis. He is killed by O'Riley Eternity and Odalis. When Alejandra Sanctus follows in search of Solomon, they take her child, Marina Amaranthe, and chase Alejandra off.
- Apr 2021: Tiamat and Tercero Robles are led by Sawyer Cook to La Estrella Roja, where they inadvertently meet up with the other Amaranthe siblings in addition to old traveling companions, Jethro Lykoi and Marlowe de le Poer.
- Feb 2021: Serafina and Lotan Amaranthe arrive at La Estrella Roja, where they meet their siblings Calrian and Malik. They make camp here.
- [M] Feb 2021: After being pursued for weeks, Tiamat lures O'Riley Eternity into a trap. She is chased off by Igor Kotovo.
- Jan 2021: Serafina stumbles upon Lotan and Pazuzu Lykoi at their camp and joins them.
- [M] Jan 2021: O'Riley Eternity tracks down Tiamat Amaranthe at Mount Oromocto, but loses her trail in the following pursuit.
- [M] Jan 2021: Tiamat attacks two members of Salsola, Casimir Soul and Lyra Salcedo, wounding them terribly and killing their horse in the process. Intervention from Grievous Eternity drives her off.
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