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Miscreants: Inauguration

Allegedly, book I of a trilogy

Premise


A character drama in a fantasy setting, featuring softcore worldbuilding and hardcore character dynamics.

This is a story about Golzar, a 19-year-old commander who has a bone to pick with both the corrupt nobility of the capital city and the leadership of her guild. To achieve her goals of reforming the guild, she finds herself conflicted between two sides, and straining her relationship to her comrades Gerhard and Bryn, and the rest of the chevalier company she leads.

Setting


The Kingdom of Woodlands has just been through a long war against its former king, King Korvus. During the war, a group of serfs and freepersons climbed the social ladder as a 'last line of attack' against the king's troops, creating a new class in the social hierarchy called the 'heroes', which were rewarded with land and titles as minor nobles (chevaliers). Now with a powerful personality coronated as Queen, the kingdom is in a state of temporary peace, but with political instability and conflict simmering beneath the surface.

In the midst of this, a member Golzar wants to start reforming her organisation to avoid the mercenary-like members from potentially wreaking havoc on the local populace, now that they no longer have a common cause.

Potential Titles for the next two books:

Spoiler! :

Miscreants: The Gilded Cage
Miscreants: Reformation


Table of Contents


1. Dramatis Personae
2. Locations
3. Golzar the Vanguard Racer
4. Queen Lucretia Clementius
5. The Politics
6. Social Class
7. Incorrect Quotes
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Dramatis Personae


Command structure of the Grey Hound Company

Golzar - (she/her) young bold and charismatic commander who is considered a "stowaway" by older heroes, partly because she's from outside of Woodlands and partly because she has unconventional ideas. Commander of the Grey Hounds company, aka the Miscreants.

Bryn - (they/them) Golzar's more reserved second-in-command, who is a bit of a loner and doesn't like politics. Former scoutmaster. More senior than Golzar both in age and in being a member of the Miscreants.

Gerhard - (he/him) the former Commander of the Miscreants who decided to step down after the end of a war he helped to win against a tyrant king. Now he acts as the company's advisor. Oldest amongst the three, Golzar's mentor, Bryn's friend and the mother hen of the Miscreants.


Royals and nobles

Lucretia Clementius- (she/her) the Queen of Woodlands, with a mysterious past. A severe and modern personality, who seeks to implement massive changes in governance. Somewhat authoritarian.

Raymond Tonguard - (he/him) the Lord Steward, who takes the second-highest position in governance besides the Queen of Woodlands. From a young upstart family in Tome, where coal deposits have recently been discovered.

Lord Redvine - (he/ him) a seemingly frivolous man, the lord of Rosaheim who never seems to be on his estate, always spending time in the capital while his three daughters manage things.

Lord Stephan Skyroot - (he/ him) a mysterious, quiet and powerful man. He's also an overindulgent father.

Lady Dene Skyroot - (she/her) an eccentric and energetic young noble lady. She appears to have made some kind of secret arrangement with William.

Lady Branchlee - (she/her)

Lord Thornlee - (he/him)


Women in and around the Palace - non-nobles

Myra - (she/her) Lucretia's handmaiden who has known her since childhood.

Miriam - (she/her) the lead actress of a famous travelling theatre company.

Annette - (she/her) Dene Skyroot's overqualified handmaiden.


Golzar's company (the Grey Hound Company/ the Miscreants)

Richard [he/him] (the troublemaker)

Tanya [she/her] (the baby of the group)

Robert [he/him] (the mature one; first captain in the Miscreants; has a bit of a problem with stealing)

Alexis [they/them] (the friendly one; good with weapons, second only to Golzar)

David [he/him] (scoutmaster who was upgraded to that position after Bryn became second-in-command)

The Heroes' Guild Council

7 members total

William [he/him]

Ariga [she/her]

Edmund [he/him]

Normand [he/him]

Haywood [he/him]

Othmar [he/they]

Golzar (see above)

Miscellaneous Hero Characters

Thornston [he/him] - corrupt commander of the Lions (aka the Sable Steed Company)

Priests and Clerics

High Priestess Pulcheria - (she/her) an imposing woman who values tradition and central authority

Priest Rose - (she/her) the friendly priest of the temple at Rosaheim.

Vivienne - (she/her) a cleric, and Pulcheria's personal assistant
  





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Locations


UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  





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Golzar the Vanguard Racer


UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  





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Queen Lucretia Clementius


UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  





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The Politics


UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The Kingdom of Woodlands is an absolute monarchy. Expectations are that powerful people become powerful by gaining favour with the monarch. The Queen's court is the main location for nobles to gain influence.

Factions:

The Landed Nobility

> The Lord Steward

The Temples

> The High Tower

> The Old Wizards' Guild

> The Witches' Guild

The Freepersons

> The Merchants' Guild

The Heroes' Guild

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Social Class


UNDER CONSTRUCTION


Landed Nobility

Chevaliers

Freepersons

Serfs

Bonus:
The clerics and scholars
  





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Incorrect Quotes


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Miscreants

Gerhard: Where's Richard, Golzar, and Bryn?
Robert: They're playing hide and seek.
Gerhard: Where?
Robert: I don't think you get how this game works.

Bryn: *makes Robert a cup of tea but puts salt in it*
Robert: *sips tea*
Bryn:
Robert: *finishes tea*
Bryn: Didn't it taste bad?
Robert: Yeah, but I didn't want to hurt your feelings so I drank it all.
Bryn, tearing up: Oh, okay.

Robert: I made this friendship bracelet for you.
Richard: You know, I’m not really a jewelry person.
Robert: You don’t have to wear…
Richard: No, I’m gonna wear it forever. Back off.

Bryn, to the squad: And remember, if I get harsh with you it is only because you’re doing it all wrong.

Golzar: If I can't cause tiny bits of chaos every day, I think my body will shut down.

Gerhard: Golzar, you risked your life to save me!
Golzar: And I’d do it again! And perhaps a third time! But that would be it.

Bryn: What's this?
Gerhard, hugging Bryn: Affection!
Bryn: Disgusting.
Bryn: ...Do it again.

Golzar & Lucretia

Lucretia: Golzar, we tried things your way.
Golzar: No, we didn't.
Lucretia: I did it in my head and it didn't work.

Golzar: Am I in trouble?
Lucretia: Take a guess.
Golzar: No?
Lucretia: Take another guess.

Lucretia: I’m here for the cult stuff.
Golzar: How did you find us?
Lucretia: I saw your ad on craigslist.
  








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