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What is Curiosities?

Warda: Curiosities is a perplexing blend of mystery, adventure, and heartrending suspense. Our main players are Embrilar Ardeo, halfgene Ifriti Warden for the Hand & Eye; Owin Bolard, halfgene Naiadi curiosity shop owner; Tippin, their free-range highly independent Pixie companion; and Alva Goldfinch, a Fairy milliner and collector of secrets. Each of them is a curiosity in their own way, and each of them is curious to uncover the hidden treasures and peculiar puzzles of Ammingrad.

The year is 4804, and this is Warda: Curiosities!

The Case of the Calcified Chanteuse

A tale of murder, mystery, and mischief abounds! Join Embrilar Ardeo (halfgene Ifriti, a Warden for the Hand & Eye division), his friend Owin Bolard (halfgene Naiadi, purveyor of fine goods in her curiosity shop) and Tippin (their free-range, highly independent Pixie companion) as they race against time and unseen forces to solve an utterly unexpected murder with many possible suspects. Special guests in this arc include Grettie Buschelcroft and Sandir Chundhali.

The Secrets of Spiderwillow

A startling story of intense intrigue and long-dormant questions come to life once again! Embrilar Ardeo has been placed on a three-span paid leave following the Case of the Calcified Chanteuse, but finds himself soon pulled into a new case with Tippin, off the record: the mysterious Mr. M has employed him to find someone called Liply Strudge in the under-city of Amminheim and find out what they know about the black markets. Additionally, he encounters a Fairy hatmaker named Alva Goldfinch who knows a great deal about a great many people, and has a mission of particular vengeance to complete… Guest stars in this arc include (in order of episode appearance): Iggly Twitchwiggler III, Griff Hood, Sandir Chundhali, Grettie Buschelcroft, Quillathe Sareine, Felix Draem, Owin Bolard.

Dramatis Personae

This is a collection of the Dramatis Personae having appeared in the game “Warda: Curiosities”… in order of appearance.

Episodes 1 through 9 – “The Case of the Calcified Chanteuse”

  • Embrilar Ardeo
    Ifriti halfgene, a Hand and Eye Inquisitive for the Wardens
  • Owin Bollard
    Naiadi halfgene, curiosity shop owner and hedonist
  • Tippen
    freelance Pixie associated with Owin and Embrilar
  • Alfryd Brillum
    a Brownie
  • Fenelle Yewen
    Sylvani; Embrilar’s partner Inquisitive
  • Corgan Vance
    Ifriti halfgene; Questionnary Captain of Embrilar and Fenelle’s district
  • Tilly
    Sylvani; regular at The Pit; party alias “Elyza Thornbury”
  • Blorg Ordni
    Gobbin; bartender at The Pit
  • Lord Mephanis Ardeo
    Ifriti; head of the Flickering Flame dueling/philosophy club
  • Bob Johnson
    human; aka Dr. Mr. Bob “the Builder” John Johnson Human Notathief Jr. dressed as a servant, clearly not up to something
  • Quillathe Sareine
    Naiadi; only daughter of House Sareine, socialite, celebrity
  • Coventry Gainoor
    Sylvani; oldest son of House Gainoor, a nasty, soulless fellow
  • Lady Shrowsbury Gainoor
    Sylvani; Head of House Gainoor and head of the Water Guild
  • Graiden Sareine
    Naiadi; eldest son of House Sareine, heir to Lord Lutado’s fortune, assistant head of the Agrarian Guild
  • Yishara Wiss
    Janni; prima donna of the Civic Opera of Ammingrad, charming, a great beauty
  • Embrilar
  • Owin
  • Tippin
  • Titan Bollard
    Naiadi head of security to House Sareine; Owin’s father
  • Graiden Sareine
    Naiadi; eldest son of House Sareine, heir to Lord Lutado’s fortune, assistant head of the Agrarian Guild
  • Quillathe Sareine
    Naiadi; only daughter of House Sareine, socialite, celebrity
  • Xandai Sareine
    youngest brother to Graiden and Quillathe
  • Isley Morris
    Fairy opera singer/actress; the ingenue of the company, rival of Yishara
  • Lady Shrowsbury Gainoor
    Sylvani; Head of House Gainoor and head of the Water Guild
  • Coventry Gainoor
    Sylvani; oldest son of House Gainoor, a nasty, soulless fellow
  • Redwood
    Sylvani bodyguard to Lady Shrowsbury Gainoor; huge guy with a stone arm
  • Dove
    Janni; mysteriously appeared snooping around Yishara’s dressing room; bears the soulbrand of a Hand of Ammin
  • Owin
  • Tippin
  • Embrilar
  • Dove
    Janni; a Hand of Ammin, investigating Yishara Wiss and the Agrarian Guild
  • Mack
    Janni halfgene; bartender at The Magic Hour
  • Chet Stockington
    Naiadi gentleman; of the Stockington Citrus company, former lover of Yishara Wiss
  • Ezrellda Paige
    Fairy bruiser; runs a gang ‘duelling club’ called the Pell-Mells, former lover of Yishara
  • Jaimie Amado
    Ifriti; runs a gang ‘duelling club’ called the Heroes, specializes in fight style called ‘one shot’
  • Alfryd Brillum
    Brownie heir to House Brillum; still wants that laguna fruit, dammit
  • Embrilar Ardeo
  • Owin Bollard
  • Tippin
  • Fenelle Yewen
  • Honoria Caulfield A Sylvani secretary to Corgan Vance
  • Corgan Vance
  • Maive Marswell A halfgene Sylvani Warden Inquisitive – no-nonsense but with a lot of intuition
  • A Sylvani Warden grunt
  • A Janni Warden grunt
  • Chet Stockington (now with no memories!)
  • Dove
  • Embrilar Ardeo
  • Owin Bollard
  • Tippin
  • Chet Stockington
  • Dove
  • “Taxi” McGee
  • Renyi Wiss
    Deceased Janni, mother of Yishara Wiss
  • A Fairy thug
    Deceased; bearing the badge of the Pell-Mells
  • 35
    A Pixie serving the Stockington family
    Male, haughty, shrewd
  • 47
    Another Pixie serving the Stockington family
    Female, short hair, wears a tiny trenchcoat
  • A Brownie
    Shopowner of a musical instrument store near Renyi’s apartment
  • Elmer Groundrunner
    Human teenage boy, shop assistant to the Brownie
  • Ezrellda Paige
  • The Pell-Mells
  • A shadowy figure
  • Embrilar Ardeo
  • Owin Bollard
  • Tippin
  • Chet Stockington
  • Ezrellda Paige
  • The Pell-Mells
  • Sandir Chundahli
    Friend of Emi and Owin from Woadhall Academy. Still friends with Emi, An Old flame of Owins – The best Stave Strike Fighter in the city
  • Dr. Wilfred Cullom
    A Brownie clockmaker; Pixie physician
  • Caspher Ardeo
    Apprentice Mechanist and Emi’s younger brother
  • The Voice of Renyi Wiss
  • The Voice of Yishara’s Father
    Renyi refers to him as “El”
  • A mysterious Ifriti
  • A Squished pixie
  • Fenelle Yewen Captured by the Mysterious Ifirti
  • Owin Bollard
  • Tippin
  • Grettie Buschelcroft
    a Brownie spelunker
  • Draj Laz
    Ancient Naiadi Prince and Cupbearer of Dair Ammin. Traitor and Monster Snake
  • Owin Bollard
  • Embrilar Ardeo
  • Sandir Chundahli
  • Lalaria Burq
    Embrilar’s Date and Lady Love
  • Tyrund Burq
    Lalaria’s Father
  • Jaiyan Tanzi
    Student at Woadhall, aspiring Poet
  • Garith Swellbrooke
    Paramour to Jaiyan Tanzi
  • John Mortimer
    Human Servant at Woadhall. Creator of Conrad
  • Conrad A. Cleanpaws
    Raw Magic infused Raccoon. Wants to be Free
  • Kev Williford
    Janni Loner, sits at the same lunch table as Owin but they never talk
  • Bethany Springwater
    Naiadi Popular Girl, Overdressed, in love with Sandir
  • Loralai Burq
    Janni Popular Girl, Overly made up, in love with Sandir, Twin sister of Lalaria
  • Tamara (Tammi) Stacey Heatherford
    Ifriti Popular Girl, Ringleader, in love with Sandir
  • Various Professors
  • Owin Bollard
  • Embrilar Ardeo
  • Tippin
  • Sandir Chundhali
  • Chet Stockington
  • Mrs. Stockington
  • Fenelle Yewen
  • Dove
  • “Scarthroat”
    A mysterious and dangerous Ifriti
  • Corgan Vance
  • A Brownie doctor

Episodes 10 through 18 - "The Secrets of Spiderwillow"

  • Embrilar Ardeo
    A halfgene Ifriti, Warden of the Hand & Eye currently on paid leave
  • Tippin
    An independent Pixie
  • Alva Goldfinch
    A Fairy milliner, dealer of secrets, unexpected ally
  • Iggly Twitchwiggler III
    A gentleGobbin of great renown, maker of deals, plentiful resources in the most unlikely of places
  • Millicent Gainoor
    Pinnacle of the Guardians (i.e. highest-ranking military official in the city), eldest daughter of House Gainoor
  • Connor Scrapewood
    Sylvani smuggler, twin of Mildred
  • Mildred Scrapewood
    Sylvani smuggler, twin of Connor
  • Bruno
    A large, dumb Pixie
  • Twitchy
    A small, nervous Pixie
  • Maeve Jo
    A mute female Pixie with one missing wing and one torn wing
  • Tom
    A halfgene Naiadi with anti-Dair sentiments
  • Mephanis Ardeo
    Founder of the Flickering Flame dueling club/philosophical method; husband of Luminessa Ardeo; Embrilar’s stepfather
  • Embrilar Ardeo
    A halfgene Ifriti, Warden of the Hand & Eye currently on paid leave
  • Tippin
    An independent Pixie
  • Alva Goldfinch
    A Fairy milliner, dealer of secrets, unexpected ally
  • Jo
    A wing-disabled, mute Pixie
  • Mildred Scrapewood
    Sylvani schemer
  • Frank
    The gate guard
  • Gilby
    The Fairy doorman
  • Coltin Swelt
    Halfgene Ifriti head valet for House Ardeo
  • Cindra Ardeo
    Only daughter of House Ardeo; student of Troubadour Van Claude in the Weather Guild
  • Caspher Ardeo
    Legitimate son of House Ardeo; mechanist & moody artist
  • Mephanis Ardeo
    Founder of the Flickering Flame dueling club/philosophical method; husband of Luminessa Ardeo; Embrilar’s stepfather
  • Luminessa Ardeo
    Head of House Ardeo; head of Mechanica Guild; Embrilar’s mother
  • Bizzle Olart
    A Gobbin with a bad hip and a mech leg; head chef for House Ardeo
  • Connor Scrapewood
    Mildred’s twin brother
  • U’haha
    Naiadi Lt. of Spiderwillow and Connor’s Best Friend
  • Spiderwillow Thugs
    Various other halfgene and Fairy thugs for Spiderwillow
  • Embrilar Ardeo
    A halfgene Ifriti, Warden of the Hand & Eye currently on paid leave
  • Tippin
    An independent Pixie
  • Alva Goldfinch
    A Fairy milliner, dealer of secrets, unexpected ally
  • Gryphon “Griff” Hood
    A Human ward of Iggly Twitchwiggler and a thief of fey-made weather
  • Connor Scrapewood
    Sylvani smuggler, twin of Mildred
  • Mildred Scrapewood (Deceased)
    Sylvani smuggler, twin of Connor
    Killed by Tippen
  • U’haha (Deceased)
    Naiadi Lt. of Spiderwillow and Connor’s Best Friend
    Killed by Griff Hood
  • Spiderwillow Thugs (Deceased)
    Halfgenes who were on the wrong side
    Killed by Griff Hood
  • Dr. Dayid P. Thopper
    A Brownie; Family Doctor of House Ardeo
  • Mortimer
    Dr. Thopper’s Clean up fey, for when House Ardeo needs to “clean up” a mess
    Race unknown
  • Mephanis Ardeo
    Founder of the Flickering Flame dueling club/philosophical method; husband of Luminessa Ardeo; Embrilar’s stepfather
  • Embrilar Ardeo
    A halfgene Ifriti, Warden of the Hand & Eye; currently on paid leave
  • Tippin
    An independent Pixie
  • Alva Goldfinch
    A Fairy milliner, dealer of secrets, unexpected ally
  • Sandir Chundhali
    Naiadi martial expert, heir to the Chundhali School of Staves; undefeated in combat; the Best/Most Handsome/Kindest Man in the World
  • Connor Scrapewood (Deceased)
    Sylvani schemer
    killed by Embrilar Ardeo
  • Dr. Thopper
  • Milton Scudge A Gobbin codebreaker in Amminheim
  • Rath Chundhali
    A Naiadi; Sandir’s father; leader of the Chundhali School of Staves
  • Pietor Stockington
    A Naiadi; head of House Stockington, the foremost family of Citrus Production in Ammingrad; Chet’s father
  • What
    A Pixie doorman at the Flap Shack
  • What?
    A Pixie with knowledge of Spiderwillow
  • Wat
    A Pixie who ‘really felt something’ with Tippin
  • Fitz
    A Janni female student at Borewald Military Academy in Amminheim
  • Ferma
    A Sylvani female student at Borewald Military Academy in Amminheim
  • Sal
    An Ifriti male student with a mechanized arm at Borewald Military Academy in Amminheim
  • a Fairy servant
    At Spiderwillow hideout
  • Spiderwillow thugs
    Fairies mostly
  • Embrilar Ardeo
    A halfgene Ifriti, Warden of the Hand & Eye currently on paid leave
  • Tippin
    An independent Pixie
  • Alva Goldfinch
    A Fairy milliner, dealer of secrets, unexpected ally
  • Grettie Buschelcroft
    Brownie spelunker and den mother of the Junior Mab Scouts Troupe #4521
  • “Mr. Spiderwillow”
    A Naiadi, possibly in charge of the Spiderwillow organization
  • Royland Ponce
    A human in Amminheim
  • Spaniel
    A Fairy cook at Borewald Military Academy in Amminheim
  • Spiderwillow thugs
    Fairies and assorted halfgenes
  • Mr. Hoppy
    Dead, skinned, gutted rabbit
    Used as a puppet by Royland Ponce
  • Kev Williford
    Janni; former schoolmate of Embrilar
  • Embrilar Ardeo
    A halfgene Ifriti, Warden of the Hand & Eye currently on paid leave
  • Tippin
    An independent Pixie
  • Alva Goldfinch
    A Fairy milliner, dealer of secrets, unexpected ally
  • Quillathe Sareine
    Only daughter of House Sareine; socialite, narcissist, ‘princess’
  • Jaiyan Tanzi
    Janni poet, socialite, suitor
  • Brella Fleet
    Janni daughter of House Fleet; large of stature and socially awkward
  • Lucius Kannas
    Ifriti son of House Kannas
  • Pinnacle Millicent Gainoor
    Sylvani daughter of House Gainoor; the Pinnacle of the Guardians, in charge of guarding the Border wall around Ammingrad, the highest ranking military official in the world
  • Ginra
    Janni lieutenant of Pinnacle Gainoor; Member of the Order of the Rose
  • Kev Williford
    Janni thug of Spiderwillow; former classmate of Embrilar
  • Captain Swizzle
    A Brownie ship captain on House Sareine’s crystal yacht; erstwhile healer; incredibly adorable (quokka-based physique)
  • Sandir Chundhali
    Naiadi paragon of honor, athleticism, and male beauty
  • a mystery Gobbin
    In an armchair; possibly the real Spiderwillow???
  • Embrilar Ardeo
    A halfgene Ifriti, Warden of the Hand & Eye currently on paid leave
  • Tippin
    An independent Pixie
  • Alva Goldfinch
    A Fairy milliner, dealer of secrets, unexpected ally
  • Felix Draem
    A son of Fairy high house Draem; a Sogger (magic-dampening special ops)
  • Sandir Chundhali
    Naiadi paragon of honor, athleticism, and male beauty
  • Quillathe Sareine
    Only daughter of House Sareine; socialite, narcissist, ‘princess’
  • Froy
    A Sogger
  • Wilmax
    A willowy Sylvani; Sogger team leader
  • a mysterious Gobbin
    Spiderwillow???
  • Milton Scudge
    A Gobbin; Spiderwillow’s lackey
    sundry rioters and looters: fey, halfgenes, and humans
  • Philip
    A Sylvani child
  • Philip’s Mother, Other Mother and three siblings
    A Sylvani family
  • Spaniel
    A Fairy “cook”
  • Jo
    A disabled Pixie; works for Spiderwillow under the name “Amalia”
  • Royland Ponce
    A human; anti-fey sentiment
  • Yenry Grennville
    A human; protege of the Transportation Guild head; harbors anti-fey sentiment
  • Tippin
    An independent Pixie
  • Alva Goldfinch
    A Fairy milliner, dealer of secrets, unexpected ally
  • Owin Bolard
    A halfgene Naiadi fence and curiosity shop proprietor
  • Griff Hood
    A Human ward of Iggly Twitchwiggler and a thief of fey-made weather
  • Jardane Fleet
    Janni head of the Wardens; High House Fleet
  • Millicent Gainoor
    Pinnacle of the Guardians; Sylvani daughter of House Gainoor
  • Ginra
    Janni lieutenant of Pinnacle Gainoor; Member of the Order of the Rose
  • Jules
    A male Pixie serving Lan Doxmer Elrys (Seelie)
  • Teetry
    A PMU Pixie who works for a local bakery, but freelances for Owin sometimes
  • various Pixies affected by the magical dampening field
  • Malcolm
    A young Gobbin clerk found at Twitchwiggler Savings and Loan
  • Chinley Delmaine
    A sharklike Naiadi gentleman
  • Liply Strudge
    A Gobbin woman – a.k.a. Spiderwillow
  • a Fairy woman
    A servant at Stonehearst Manor
  • Alva Goldfinch
    a Fairy milliner, dealer of secrets, unexpected ally
  • Owin Bolard
    a halfgene Naiadi fence and curiosity shop proprietor
  • Embrilar Ardeo
    a halfgene Ifriti, Warden of the Hand & Eye currently on paid leave
  • Tito Tindle
    a rabbit-like Brownie; sent by Mr. M to escort Embrilar to ‘the action’
  • Spiderwillow
    a Gobbin crime boss; aka Liply Strudge; originated in the same growth as Iggly Twitchwiggler III
  • Chinley Delmaine
    a sharklike Naiadi gentleman
  • Fenelle Yewen
    a Sylvani, Warden of the Hand & Eye currently on paid leave; Embrilar’s partner
  • Milliwyn “Millie” Yewen
    a young Sylvani; Fenelle’s younger sister
  • Tippin
    a rogue Pixie, erstwhile assassin, reckless flyer
  • Regis Yewen
    a Sylvani; Fenelle’s father
  • Daisine Yewen
    a Sylvani; Fenelle’s mother
  • Desmond and Staminar
    two young Sylvani boys; Fenelle’s brothers
  • Royland Ponce
    a human; anti-fey sentiment
  • Maximus
    a black cat
  • Mr. M
    the mysterious benefactor
  • Hewie Videllian
    a young Sylvani; adopted son of Madame Rhoswyn
  • T’mee
    a Pixie
  • Tubee Determined
    a Pixie
  • Jo
    a disabled Pixie, friend of Tippin