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  • Lost in the Woods

    The troupe spent the rest of their Spring and into early summer studying the papers and books recovered from the Inverted Tower. All …

  • Lilly's Labyrinth

    Tomas remains at the monastery with Sparrow, Iwlgar, and two shield-grogs to watch over the Inverted Tower while the rest of the …

  • Moving In...

    The troupe at last moves their base of operations to inside the Inverted Tower where they occupy the top three levels and fortify …

  • Rat Hunting

    While Julia departs for an important meeting, and Aleesia and Brother Kel scour the countryside looking for grain and food supplies, …

  • Home Page

    It was the kind of magic rarely seen in those days, and seen even less …

  • Wealth

    The troupe has recently discovered a map and deed to an old tin mine once belonging to the Inverted Tower, its status is as yet …

  • Vis

    •  LONG MEG & HER DAUGHTERS
      • Type: Terrem
      • Location: Cumbria, near the village of Penrith
  • History

    The Inverted Tower's history began with a powerful Jerbiton magus named Avastus. His covenant had recently fallen to viking …

  • Into the Dark 1222-1226

    INTO THE DARK is the first story arc for the Inverted Tower saga encompassing the years 1222 to 1226. Our story begins as Brother Kel …

  • Sophia Soliel

    Sophia's past is a mystery, even to herself. She awoke in the catacombs beneath the Inverted Tower and she has been able to piece together only small pieces of her past. She knows that she had studied there under the auspices of it leader, Avastus, and …

  • Aleesia of East Anglia

    Aleesia can still hear their screams at night, her mother and her sister as they burned in agony upon the pyre, the fire licking up all around her while she remained untouched by the hungry flames... Her sister had unfortunately caught the eye of a …

  • Adyn Kel

    He'd been warned numerous times to stay out of the restricted section of the monasteries library but curiosity it seemed, always got the best of him. It was the most beautiful book he had ever seen, the illuminations were the most lovely and intricate he' …

  • Avastus (ghost)

    Avastus was a renown archmage of terrem who built the Inverted Tower when he took the existing magical fortress, turned it inside out, and sank it deep into the earth to hide it from its enemies. His origins were in the south of France where he was a …

  • Amelia (ghost)

    Amelia was once a powerful necromancer, a master of corpus and intelligo magics, and served as the ambassador for the Inverted Tower when dealing with other mages and with mundanes (she had the gentle gift). She was lovers with August Reign for many years …

  • August Reign (ghost)

    August Reign was a powerful master of Mentem and Rego and was well on his way to being an archmage before his death. He was lovers with Amelia although the two had a falling out, and he would later begin a relationship with Avastus' young apprentice. He …

  • Auryn (ghost)

    Auyrn was a well respected quasitor and a master of intelligo and vim magic. He coordinated the magi of the covenant and saw to the harvesting of vis. He had been a hoplite in his younger days and had lost his left hand in battle. He carried with him …

  • Arymira (ghost)

    Arymira was one of the founding magi of the Inverted Tower and was a master of animal and creo magic. She served as the covenants castellan and saw to the day to day mundane operations of the covenfolk. Her heart-beast was a rat and she had acquired …

  • Alastor (ghost)

    Alastor was known to have been a master of mentem and imagonem spells, and a researcher into the mysteries of dream magic. He maintained the covenants library. Little is known about his fate during the fall of the covenant and his ghost has not been seen …

  • Lady Julianna Hark

    Julia was originally apprenticed to the archmage Avastus of the Inverted Tower who was attracted to her gentle gift, and an alliance with her powerful mercantile family. Unfortunately, she studied there but briefly before the covenant fell to dark forces …

  • Sparrow

    Sparrow has done her best to leave her real name and past behind her. She was born into a noble family and was a dutiful daughter- until her brother died in the crusades. He'd never believed in them, he never wanted to go, but he too was a dutiful son- …

  • Hawk

    Hawk (no one has ever heard him speak of his real name) has always been reclusive, far more at home in the forests than among people. For most of his life he has lived as a hermit, hunting and trapping for furs which he could trade during his infrequent …

  • Argyle

    Argyle lost his entire family to a plague that swept through his village, taking his wife, son and daughter. He wandered aimlessly, just a shell of man, until he fell in with bandits who made ample use of his prodigious size and skill with the great sword …

  • Iwlgar

    Iwlgar has been a fighting man his entire life. He was born in the Lake District of Cumbria and his father was a shield grog for the Ungulus covenant. His father made sure to raise his son away from the covenant as the children there were often strange. …

  • Agnes

    Agnes had always been a strange girl, but it was even stranger the way other folks would act around her- often against their own nature, and always to the benefit of Agnes. The other people in the village began to shun her, and no one wanted to look into …

  • Scottish Gallowglass

    * Ian- Large/Social handicap * Rogr- Cautious with Axe/Obese * Nigel- Gossip/Missing Eye * Symon- Well-Travelled/Lame * Andrew- Perfect Balance/Small Frame * Morris- Keen Vision/Poor Hearing * Amery- Strong-Willed/No Direction Sense * Rolph- …

  • Shabah

    Shabah is Arabic for 'ghost', and for many magi he does indeed haunt their dreams. He has dedicated himself to rooting out infernal influence in the order and the destruction of demons- who he sees as the embodiment of lies upon the truth of the world. He …

  • Gemaric

    Gemaric was born in the covenant of the Inverted Tower, his mother was a grog sergeant and his father was unknown. The covenant treated him well and he was looked after by many of its inhabitants. He became something of an errand boy for several of the …

  • Desiderius

    Desiderius is among the youngest magi at Voluntus and only around fifty years of age. He an open and friendly fellow despite his necromantic studies, and sometimes unpleasant smell. While he can be socially awkward at times it is obvious he craves the …

  • Ulwe

    Ulwe is brilliant, a prodigy in fact, but you would hardly know that from the rheumy eyes that seldom look up from his drink. All of the high hopes of his parens and his peers seem to have been wasted on the man who spends more evenings drinking than …

  • Nona the Weaver

    Nona the Weaver is renown throughout the order as the foremost crafter of magical clothing. Her work is much sought after by many, both within the order and without. For decades she has operated from a small workshop in the town of York, but warping from …

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