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The Duchy of Quel'Damor

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Flag

Untitled-1
Coat of Arms

Motto
"Tel redor valarus."
("We remain vigilant.")


Map (1)-2
Map of Quel'Damor
Cities and Towns

Capital

Teran's Vigil

Major Settlements

Temple of Dakaire
Aela's Landing

Minor Settlements

Zilara Village
Valorcall Pines
Velora's Rest
Fort Arla
Sunwing Spire

Demographics

Population

3,600

Culture

Dawnish

Language(s)

Thalassian
Common
Dwarven

Religion(s)

Belore; Church of the Holy Light

Government

Type

Duchy

Duchess

Serana Dawnsinger

Alea Dawnsinger
Aniah Silversong

Amelina Lightstrider
Velarin Sunwing

Legislature

Diocese of Quel'Damor
Dawnish Army
The Vigilant Eye

  • Upper House

Untitled-1 House of Dawnsinger

Geography

Location

Ghostlands

Area

Quel'Aranal

  • Land

Snow

  • Water

Glacial freshwater

Highest Point

Teran's Vigil

Lowest Point

Valorcall Pines

Economics

Currency

Coinage

  • Goldcoin Gold
  • Silver Silver
  • Copper Copper

Natural Resources

Glacial Water
Timber
Carrot
Leek
Cabbage
Beetroot
Cauliflower
Wheat

Imports

Cakes
Ores
Silk
Mageweave

Exports

Furs
Timber
Glacial Water
Albino Dragonhawk mounts

Emblems

Flora

Hellebore
Sarcococca
Thisleweed

Fauna

Albino Dragonhawk
Albino Cat
Snow Lynx
Mana Wyrm

Other

Allegiance

Alliance Grand Alliance
Untitled-1 House of Dawnsinger
House Highblade Crest House of Highblade
Sunrose-emblem House of Sunrose
House of Cinderwood

Status

Rebuilding, politically divided

  • Today Part Of

Quel'Aranal

The Duchy of Quel'Damor is a High Elven province currently controlled by the Alliance-supporting Dawnish Quel'dorei political party. Quel'Damor is home to the native Dawnish populace.

History (WIP) Edit

Quel'Damor was originally an Amani Troll meeting ground between the Amani of Eversong and the eastern reaches of Lordaeron. They named it 'Zeb Zora.'

During the founding of Quel'Thalas, the trolls of 'Zeb Zora' engaged in guerrilla warfare with Synesse Highblade and Amastriel Silverglory. Although the Highborne forces easily managed the troll attacks, Synesse eventually sent her hand maiden, Velora Dawnsinger to investigate and eradicate the source.

Over a swift campaign the trolls were removed from the province and the land was renamed 'Quel'Damor' (High Reach). As a reward for her service, Velora was crowned as Quel'Damor's first ruler and the House of Dawnsinger's southern chapter was established.

Velora's reign over Quel'Damor was short lived when her body succumbed to her constant alcoholism. The leadership of the duchy was given to her eldest son, Dakaire Dawnsinger. Dakaire's first act as Duke was to create a large-scale tomb for both Velora and her necklace.

Once the Troll War struck, Quel'Damor was one of the most highly contested areas on the southern border of Quel'Thalas. For the first half of the war the duchy was plunged into chaos as Dakaire attempted to regather his forces. When the Empire of Arathor joined the war effort, Dakaire and Stala worked together to secure Quel'Damor.

Quel'Damor's population rose to a considerable 5,000 over the next several eras and their prominence in Quel'Thalas earned them a representative seat in Dalaran. Teran Dawnsinger was chosen as their ambassador. At this point in time their allegiance to the houses of Silverglory, Sunrose, Highblade and Cinderwood were strong, culminating in the duchy being at its peak.

Quel'Damor contributed its forces to the Alliance of Lordaeron upon its foundation due to its close proximity to the Kingdom of Lordaeron. Arla Dawnsinger (the duchess of Quel'Damor at the time) formed an agreement with House Lightstrider for mutual aid of each other and the Alliance. Once the orcs arrived in Quel'Thalas, Berwyn Lightstrider and his forces arrived to defend Quel'Damor. Together, the Lightstrider soldiers and the Dawnish defenders repelled the orcish invaders from Quel'Damor with moderate casualties. After the war ended, Berwyn became the co-ruler of Quel'Damor until the Sons of Lothar called for aid.

Quel'Damor's population, like much of Quel'Thalas' population was nearly wiped out by the Third War. Their close proximity to both Lordaeron and Quel'Thalas proved as a disadvantage, causing the war to come from two sides simultaneously. Although Arla's leadership reduced casualties as much as possible, only twenty percent of the Dawnish population remained standing. Their contact with their allies was cut via a large Scourge encampment and Alliance reinforcements were deemed impossible for the time being. Once the war ended, Arla entered a trade agreement with the Scarlet Crusade and set off to serve their ranks.

Quel'Damor fell into a state of disarray after Arla's departure and later demise. The chaotic state of the Duchy resulted in several political parties forming in the ruling house's absence; the Dawnish Sin'dorei and Dawnish Quel'dorei.

Once the Blood War began, Aela Dawnsinger arrived in Quel'Damor and began a hostile militaristic takeover of the duchy alongside the Dawnish Sin'dorei party. The surviving Quel'Dorei were gathered and sheltered by Velarin Sunwing. Once Serana Dawnsinger arrived to fight against the Horde, the Blood in the Snow campaign began. The conflict resulted in Quel'Damor's re-connection to the Houses of Highblade and Sunrose. Upon the Alliance's success in the Siege of Quel'Damor, Serana Dawnsinger was crowned duchess and efforts to repair Quel'Damor were made.

Locations Edit

Teran's Vigil: Teran's Vigil is the capital city of Quel'Damor. The Vigil is renowned for its strategic location and elaborate stained glass windows. Although the city's infrastructure was largely damaged by the Dawnish Sin'dorei military takeover and the subsequent Siege of Quel'Damor, it remains the epicenter of the duchy.

Velora's Rest: WIP

Temple of Dakaire: WIP

Zilara Village: WIP

Valorcall Pines: WIP

Aela's Landing: WIP

Laws Edit

The laws of Quel'Damor are largely dependent on the area of the duchy. While 'The Vigil's' laws are somewhat akin to its Highblade City and Quel'drassil counterparts, the villages and outer reaches of the province follow traditional Dawnish law customs.

Teran's Vigil Edit

  • Theft is punishable by public service, compensation to the victim or branding depending on the severity of the crime.
  • Murder is punishable by enslavement.
  • Rape is punishable by enslavement.
  • All enslaved criminals are forced to fight the remaining scourge forces in Quel'Damor until their own death.
  • All merchants must own a permit to sell their goods.
  • Those accused of crime are guilty until proven innocent.
  • Trial by combat is only available after 30 days of crime accusation without evidence.
  • One weapon (magic or otherwise) and one shield may be used during trial by combat.
  • Trial by combat is fought until either death or first blood depending on the terms agreed by the combatants.
  • If the accused loses the trial by combat and survives, they are executed. The accuser is granted half their wealth and the other half goes towards the deceased's family.
  • If the accuser loses the trial, the accused is proven innocent and the accuser must pay half of their wealth to the innocent as compensation. If the accuser dies in the trial, the accused simply is pronounced innocent.

Rural Province Edit

  • Theft, murder and rape are all punishable by gruesome death.
  • Merchants do not require a permit to sell their goods.
  • Those accused of crime are innocent until proven guilty.
  • Trial by combat can be initiated immediately by any person of any class against who they are accusing of crime.
  • Trial by combat is won once one participant is slain.
  • The winner of trial by combat takes the loser's property, wealth and title.
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