The Allemeade family Jun 16, 2021 21:04:34 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by M'Baku on Jun 16, 2021 21:04:34 GMT -5
The ALLEMEADE Family
Survival, redemption, retribution. In the wake of the Gifted War, the Allemeades lost everything. Their estate burned, their titles lost, even the name ‘Allemeade’ had to be abandoned. Today, the Allemeades are but a shadow of what they once were, golden-haired gifteds scattered across the continent, raised under fake names and false pretenses with a single, unifying goal: to survive. To continue. To assure that the name ‘Allemeade’ is not only preserved but remembered. Raised on stories of Eldouir treachery and Rainecourt tyranny, even the youngest and furthest flung Allemeades are well aware of who their enemies are.
For generations, the Allemeades have been headed by a single branch of the family, with governance passed down from parent to eldest-born child one generation after the next. Following this tradition, Bryce Allemeade had assumed leadership of the family after the sudden and recent death of her father, Marek. However with the sudden and unexpected disappearance of Bryce, Remiel Allemeade has been thrust into the role as Head of the Family.
There are, undoubtedly, Allemeades in the world who no longer understand or appreciate the name ‘Allemeade.’ Marek Allemeade dedicated his life to assuring that these children would be few and far between. At the expense of his own, immediate-born family, Marek Allemeade maintained regular contact with every surviving Allemeade he could find to assure that the family’s ways, values, and ideals were not lost. And so, Allemeades across Terra Nova have been raised with their name—and the importance of continuing it—in mind. They have been raised to survive at all costs, even if—and when—that meant burying their gifts to the point of near-irrelevance, so that they might, one day, pass on their unspoken name to the next generation and the one after that.
In general, and like the rest of Lorendale, an Allemeade is considered ‘of age’ at sixteen.
Prior to the Gifted War, Allemeades could expect to formally enter into an arranged betrothal at the age of sixteen. Betrothals were formed between various branches of the family, generally on the merit of an Allemeade’s gift. Betrothals between Allemeades with powerful gifts were often formed early on the children’s lives, not long after their gifts first manifested. Betrothed couples were expected to share a bed for two years’ time. If a child was produced within that time, the couple was married. If no child was produced, the parents of each Allemeade would begin searching for an alternative match within the family.
This tradition of matching Allemeade with Allemeade has persisted, even after the Gifted War, though to a decidedly lesser degree. Allemeades who remained in contact with Marek Allemeade would often arrange for the pairing of their children to another Allemeade, though with fewer and fewer Allemeades in the world, these matches were often made long after children reached the age of sixteen, and sometimes not at all. Dispersed across the continent, some Allemeades even found themselves in marriages with non-gifteds in an attempt to better hide themselves among the general population.
Whether the tradition of matching Allemeade to Allemeade will persist now that the family has reclaimed their title and their place in this world is, as of yet, unclear.
The Allemeades are still rebuilding. While Bryce Allemeade was head of the family, Remiel Allemeade has opened his family home to those Allemeades who have chosen to answer the call to return to Loren. Though Remiel’s farm is not expansive, it has managed to house the family well so far. The open invitation for Allemeades to live on Remiels farm still stands, Remiel has left his longest friend and right hand to watch and manage the Allemeade Keep while he furthers a peace between Allemeade and Eldouir by living with the family that once betrayed his.
Historically, the Allemeades managed their own marquisate comprised of the usual farms and mills in addition to an expansive salt mine near the outskirts of Loren. In exchange for the family’s support during the last Heir Race, Queen Regent Marjolaine Rainecourt-Teake has returned these lands to the family. Now, the Allemeades work to rebuild what they have lost.
Allemeades who have returned to the fray to claim their name and all the responsibility that goes with it, are hailed as marquises and marchionesses.
LAND & WEALTH
The Allemeades are, in effect, landed poor. In exchange for their support during the kingdom's last Heir Race, Marjolaine Rainecourt-Teake promised to restore what was left of the family's lands and holdings, much of which was never rebuilt in the wake the Gifted War and has since slipped into disrepair and disuse. Without the capital to rebuild, the majority of the Allemeades continue to reside on Remiel Allemeade 's modest farm, Allemeade Keep. Work to repair what was lost and destroyed has begun, but it moves slowly and it will likely be decades before the wealth and prestige of the Allemeades is restored to even a fraction of what it once was. The biggest current project is reclaiming and rebuilding the nearly abandoned Salt Mines.
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At one time, the Allemeades could trace their history back to the very beginnings of Lorendale itself. One of the kingdom’s first, most prominent families, gifted with untold power and vibrant, golden hair. For generations, the Allemeades existed alongside the Eldouirs, rivals in every sense of the word. Where the Eldouirs triumphed on the battlefield, Allemeades triumphed at court. Matched in rank and social standing, and nearly matched in wealth, theirs was the eternal back and forth of families forever at odds with one another.
It was Julius I who decided to fan the flames of personal and petty rivalry into open fighting in the streets. In a matter of days, the city of Loren ran red with blood. Bakeries burned and taverns lay in smoldering ruin, and the Rainecourt Crown had the proof it needed to assert, once and for all, the gifteds were a danger to the wellbeing and livelihood of every non-gifted man, woman, and child in the kingdom. It was a moment Julius I had prepared for and his army descended upon the streets of Loren with Arynnite collars in hand, enchanted objects that—once secured around the neck of a gifted—would restore balance and order to the world.
As gifteds fell to the collar, their magic suppressed under the enchanted bands, gifted families turned their ire and their wrath upon the Crown. Some historians believe that gifteds might have prevailed if only they had set their sights on the throne sooner, or if in-fighting between families did not continue to nip and wear at their efforts, but history is riddled with what-ifs and the gifted families of Lorendale did not prevail.
While gifteds died in the street and still more were brought to their knees, collared like wild animals, Malachi Eldouir brokered a deal for the preservation of his family. The Eldouirs would swear their allegiance to the Crown, they would submit to the inevitability of the collar, but they would remain otherwise free—with their name, their wealth, their holdings, and their way of life intact. Julius I agreed and, with the Eldouirs under his command, the Gifted War of Lorendale was brought to a swift and decisive end.
None were hit harder by the treachery of the Eldouirs than the Allemeades. Their estate burned. Golden-haired children were dragged into the street and slaughtered over the corpses of their parents and grandparents. Overnight, the name ‘Allemeade’ was reduced to a footnote in the pages of history. None were left alive. That was the deal Malachi Eldouir brokered with the Crown: gifteds who had not already been brought to collar were to be exterminated, wiped from the face of the earth like the scourge they were.
For over fifty years, the Allemeades were thought dead along with the rest of their kind. Instead, they lay in wait, a handful of survivors scattered across the four corners of the kingdom and beyond. Hiding. Seething. Waiting for their opportunity to take back what they lost. Marek Allemeade was just a boy when his home burned. He was not the eldest-born son of Tychert and Hilde Allemeade but, by the time the Gifted War ended, he was their oldest surviving child. Taken in by the Farwourths—loyal, non-gifted vassals of the Allemeade Estate—and raised in secret on their barony, under their name, Marek grew into a man bent on vengeance. He eventually wed Constance Allemeade, a cousin two years his senior who was also taken in by the Farwourths, and together they bore three children. While the Farwourths raised their children as their own, Marek Allemeade dedicated himself to finding what was left of his kin. Cousins living under fake names as commoners in backwater villages and others, fortuitously married off to noble houses under false pretenses, were slowly unearthed. Their numbers were but a mere fraction of what they had once been, but they were, each of them, proof the Allemeades had survived.
When Queen Nya emerged victorious from the Heir Race with talk of gifted freedom on her lips, Marek Allemeade sent his eldest daughter, Bryce, to Loren to investigate the voracity of the new queen’s claims. Arriving in the city of Loren under the name Farwourth, it was not long before Bryce’s gifts were discovered and she was forced to present and register herself with Crown’s appointed gifted registrars: the Eldouirs.
It was then, in the wake of Queen Nya’s decree, that Bryce Farwourth declared herself a gifted Allemeade, shattering the illusion of Allemeade extinction by dragging her family out of the shadows and into the light. Under the queen’s decree, their name and titles were restored but it was not until after the Allemeades pledged their support to Marjolaine Rainecourt-Teake in the kingdom’s next Heir Race that their lands and holdings were officially restored.
Now, the Allemeades gather in Loren, many meeting one another for the first time as they take their first, faltering steps into the dawn of a new day and look ahead. To rebuilding, to redemption, and—perhaps—to retribution.
The Third Allemeade and regarding Othello Allemeade....Marek and Bayard had a little sister, Indigo Allemeade. Othello is the first born son of Indigo Allemeade, the non-gifted Allemeade and the youngest sister to Bayard and Marek Allemeade. His father was a Darcy but not just a Darcy but a married man and non-gifted just the same which angered Othello's two Uncle's and they banished her from the family entirely (a curse far worse since she wasn't gifted) for her actions. Bayard kept Othello the baby just in case he turned out to be gifted.
She left him a ring as the only token of her memory. Nothing else is known about what happened to his Mother except she was living a life of squalor until a Coheed raid left her presumed dead. Othello held onto that little nugget of truth that his Uncle's just washed themselves of his Mother without a second chance. The truth is Indigo escaped from her Coheed captures and into Cambria where she birthed children and lived as a woman of Cambria until her death. Othello has unknowningly crossed paths with his half sisters, even killing one.
The Allemeade family is the creation of the beautifully minded Cayelle! I've added very little and all credit/respect/love should be given to Cay for without her we wouldn't have such an awesome family!! Know I'll always have a spot for her when she comes home to us again!!
All OPEN Allemeades must be created from one of the "OPEN" slots on the family tree or be created as a more distant cousin of Marek's line. All Allemeades not born of Bayard's Nevermere line should have blonde hair. Bayard's Nevermere-born sons should have dark hair.