Sept and Location Information.   Posted by Jay M..Group: 0
Jay M.
 GM, 12 posts
Sun 30 Sep 2018
at 21:38
Sept and Location Information
Protectorate of Heart's Blood

 
The Protectorate of Heart's Blood encompasses much of the southwestern area of North Carolina's Blue Ridge mountain range. A number of rivers cut through this expansive mountain range including the French Broad, Nantahala and finally the Fotana Dam area. This rolling Protectorate has an undeniable presence, and the largest population of Cherokee Native Americans west of the Mississippi River. Deep within these mountains southeast of Qualla, south of Canton rests the Caern of Heart's Blood; with the Sept spreading across nearly all of this area in one of the largest bastions of the Wyld in the United States.

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Jay M.
 GM, 13 posts
Sun 30 Sep 2018
at 23:52
Re: Sept and Location Information
The Great Council House



Deep within the woods sits a long building reminiscent of buildings of the Cherokee Indian villages, is the Great Council House which sits upon the entrance to the heart of the Protectorate's caern - a large cave carved within the ground of the center area near where Dicks Creek Road, BIA-408, and Jericho Road Trail all point to. This primitive building is where the Sept's Elders meet with newcomers and call for all to present themselves here after the Howl of Introduction. With each new member that joins, they realize that weekly the Sept meets here to discuss matters of import to the entire Protectorate - from the mining operations to the next moot. Kinfolk are never allowed within the Council House for such would open a great deal of complications with the spirits.

  Within the cavern beneath the long house lies the Heart's Blood, a garnet the size of a recliner. The scarlet gemstone is the focal point of the caern used by the Sept of Heart's Blood. Recovered by the Uktena, Fianna and Silver Fang, this caern quickly became one of the largest on the eastern seaboard. The members of the Sept of Heart's Blood are known for their welcoming and social nature, their absolute fury against the Wyrm and their vigilance in seeking other holy sites that have been lost over the ages since the Europeans came.


Caern of Heart's Blood
Caern Level: 4
Gauntlet: 2
Type: Hospitality
Tribal Structure: Open, but Uktena Controlled
Totem(s): Thunderbird ( +1 Intimidation or Survival; Pack: 5 WP per pack per storyline random lightening strike enemies but requires a boon or favor; Ban: Cowardice against an equally matched foe, and fight any wicked creature or decay when they can.), Corn Maiden (+3 social dice to friendly interactions; Pack: +Cookfire gift; 2 wisdom: Ban:Assist kinfolk in planting & harvest must teach others of their chosen planting & Harvest);  & Hidden Glade (+1 Gnosis for Garou, Pack Territory Gift, Ban: Must work to found more septs and build more Caerns.)
Caern Restrictions: Nothing considered weaver technology is allowed beyond the native American stylings, such as guns, cellphones, etc Glasswalkers and Bone Gnawers tend to even bow to this ruling due to the enforcement of the Uktena and the other Tribes. Each Pack within the Sept must choose one of the three Caern totems to dedicate themselves to, and along with their pack bonuses from their own totem, they also gain the pack benefits of the secondary caern totem they choose.

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Jay M.
 GM, 14 posts
Sun 30 Sep 2018
at 23:58
Re: Sept and Location Information
The Fire Pit


Just off from the Council Hut is a large clearing in the hardwood forest, it is here that everyone from the Sept gathers for socializations and the comraderie. The center of this copse of trees is a large pit where a constant bonfire casts long shadows across the area while various Uktena kinfolk insure that the fire never dies. It is said, if the fire dies completely, the caern will fall...though no one knows where the legend originated, but it is said that Spider always seeks to steal the fire for her people, so that they may live in the light.

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Jay M.
 GM, 15 posts
Mon 1 Oct 2018
at 00:02
Re: Sept and Location Information
The Grave of Hallowed Heroes

The Sept of Heart's Blood has an area at the very peak of the mountain top near where the caern's heart is. The area is surrounded by white paper birch trees in a large crescent shape that seems to draw the eyes to the many stone piles around the area. Each pile of stones has various markings to Gaia, Luna, Helios and many other celestials giving the names of the fallen Garou, and even some notable kinfolk that have died during the time of the Sept. It is here the veil is at it's weakest and it is where the Elders conviene to consult with those whom have fallen before them.

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Jay M.
 GM, 16 posts
Mon 1 Oct 2018
at 00:06
Re: Sept and Location Information
The Bawn

The bawn surrounding the Caern consists of most of the Cherokee Reservation and the surrounding mountains with paths leading up toward the caern. The few human settlements are close enough for the Sept to watch, but the Elder Council do not consider them to be a threat due to the sheer number of the Uktena kinfolk that reside in the area. Unless accompanied by Garou, no human is ever allowed to reach the Council Hut deep within the woods. Most are driven off by scare tactics, or some sort of "accident" that has claimed the lives of several wayward hikers.



The Shrines

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Jay M.
 GM, 17 posts
Mon 1 Oct 2018
at 00:08
Re: Sept and Location Information
The Living Quarters I & II

The living area of the Sept that is most often offered to new Sept members are small houses along the BIA-408, and near Jacob's Trail. They provide the basic amenities, running water, interior plumbing, and cable TV. These places are kept up by the local kinfolk for visitors and Anruth alike until they are accepted into the Sept properly. One of the living quarters, a large long house with a fire pit within is used for visitors from a Wendigo sept to the far north, for cubs that come to undergo a Rite of Passage under the supervision of Older Brother.

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Jay M.
 GM, 18 posts
Mon 1 Oct 2018
at 00:09
Re: Sept and Location Information
Nantahala River Bank

The word Nantahala is Cherokee and means "Land of the Noonday Sun". The river runs through a narrow and steep gorge near the Sept, where in some areas the sun reaches the ground only when it is directly overhead during the middle of the day. The Sept has cleared areas in the gorge for the training and recreation of the local Garou and their kinfolk, above the gorge sits the house of the Den Mother, who can be seen watching over the events at any given time.

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Jay M.
 GM, 19 posts
Mon 1 Oct 2018
at 00:11
Re: Sept and Location Information
Blue Ridge Woods

<center>This channel encompasses all of the surrounding national parks and off the beaten path areas for the Sept, a catch-all for the beautiful forests of North Carolina that release isoprene into the air giving it a bluish tint when viewed from a distance.

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Jay M.
 GM, 20 posts
Mon 1 Oct 2018
at 00:12
Re: Sept and Location Information
Qualla Boundary and Surrounding Areas

The Qualla Boundary covers 57,000 acres which serves as a home to the majority of the Uktena kinfolk in the area, here one can find such sights as the Oconaluftee Village where the daily life of the Cherokee is represented to the tourists and Garou alike.


Cherokee City, a small city operated under the sovereignty of the Cherokee Nation, offers many things to see, and even the Garou are known to come from their territories to take part in the Stomp Dance at the fairgrounds that happens once a month near the New Moon. Much like the rest of the Protectorate, kinfolk watch over the area in order to report any strange occurrences to the Sept.

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:18, Mon 01 Oct 2018.

Jay M.
 GM, 21 posts
Mon 1 Oct 2018
at 00:13
Re: Sept and Location Information
Canton, The Grasp of the Wyrm

Nestled in the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains on the Pigeon River and a mere 20 miles from downtown Asheville is Canton, NC, a historic mill town with unmatched character and pride - Beneath its surface of charm and friendliness, something festers. This city hides the machinations of the Wyrm that have crept in since the Trail of Tears and corrupted the very hearts of those that live there, an epidemic of alcoholism, heroin addiction and mining runs beneath the city's exterior rotting away the essence of Gaia.


((This area is Wyrmish - even its everyday citizens carry a faint Wyrm taint; you have been warned.))

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