The Zane Family Oct 15, 2020 4:02:54 GMT -5
Post by Nova on Oct 15, 2020 4:02:54 GMT -5
The ZANE Family
The Zane family pride themselves on loyalty and courage, especially on the battlefield. They are dedicated to serving Lorandale and its royal family without question. Members are expected to serve without seeking any personal gain and unless physically crippled they're to serve in the military one way or another. They follow a strict and notionally selfless moral code. Whilst the Kane family traditionally lived a spartan and frugal existence in their southern lands, that has been diluted somewhat since merging with the Zaks.
Reputation: Zane's value their reputation. They are proud of their heritage and history and do their utmost to be worthy and maintain it.
Being a relatively small family when compared with the likes of the Allemeades and Eldouir, there isn't necessarily a named "head of the family". Helena Kane and Trinidad Zak, prior to the latter's death served as unofficial matriarchs.
Childhood in the Zane household is strictly traditional. From their earliest years, children are trained in the art of combat, horsemanship and social etiquette. It's a rigid framework that is installed within the youths. The adult Zanes typically play a central role in the education of their children and family member and older siblings are expected to play a part in raising the younger generation as well. The family have adopted a hands on approach to tuition.
Maturity, as with the bulk of Lorendale's population is considered to be 16 years old. Zanes typically come out of the blocks running being already fully prepared for their future lives. Members will be pressured into marrying roughly from the age of 18 onwards.
Traditionally, marriage in the Kane household was done based more upon valor and courage in combat. It wasn't uncommon for the marquis or marchioness to marry beneath them such as was the case for Thaddius Kane and his wife, Helena, at the time a knight. There are some limits however as the family reputation must be maintained; ne'er-do-wells, cowards or troublemakers are not welcome within the Zane ranks. Marrying an Eldouir would also, in the current climate not be tolerated.
Helena Kane is the current, unofficial matriarch of the family. She and Felicity Zane deal with most of the event planning and important events within the household.
War is first and foremost the Zane family business. Members are expected to dedicate themselves one way or another to the military, be it through leading their own forces on the battlefield, serving the nation by training new recruits or as a part of the Royal Guard. A Zane who wanted to go against family tradition would have to explain themselves and provide a pretty good explanation for fear of being labeled a potential coward.&nbsp;
Zanes are born marquis or marchioness.
LAND & WEALTH
It's the Zak family who brought much of the vast wealth through marriage. Their domain is Birkhall a vast and luxurious castle surrounded by wealthy lands. Since Felicity Zane and Tybalt Zane 's wedding, many of the Kanes have settled there also due to its closer proximity to the capital. Most of the former Kane lands are located south, on the Dresmond/Coheed border around Kane Manor. The lands there are relatively dry and home to both citrus fruit and Akhal Teke horses for which the family was famed.
One of Felicity's brothers. Contact Eloell for details
Sister/brother of Thaddius Kane, contact Nova for details. Gender & age flexible.
Both the Zak and the Kane family have been protecting Lorendale for generations. They are warriors and marshals born and bred with a staunch loyalty to Lorendale and its values. The families' members were trained to fight and lead their armies from the youngest of ages. Such a lifestyle, whilst it bought both glory and recognition has cost both families dearly with many a grave to be found on their lands. Traditionalists to the point of being almost fanatical, both families support the monarch, commanding some of the most fearsome troops in Lorendale.
Recently, following the death of her mother fighting Coheed and Cambria, Felicity Zane and Tybalt Zane were married. Their union brought together the two families who fused their names together to become the Zanes.
The "Zane" family groups together the Zanes, Zaks and Kanes and their relatives.
Due to their military history both the Zaks and Kanes have relatives lost to war and are as a result, some of the smaller noble families in Lorendale.
The Zane family combines two of Lorendale's more powerful armies. The Zak troops form one of the largest and most powerful forces in the land, formerly under the command of the legendary Trinidad Zak hailed for her courage and valor in battle. Now they answer to Felicity Zane raised to the rank of Lady Marshal. The men and women of the Kane lands are all experienced horsemen famed for their lightning fast and hot tempered horses (Akhal Tekes). In battle, they form a powerful cataphract force known as the Kane cavalry.
If interested in one of the positions or family members or have ideas for another which could be incorporated into the lore should contact either Eloell or Nova for details.