|Once a traveler from Earth, Lord British rose to rule one of the four lands of ancient Sosaria. Following the destruction of most of the lands after the defeat of the Triad of Evil by the hero who would be known as the Avatar, he gathered the remaining towns into the great nation of Britannia. During the period historians refer to as the Age of Enlightenment, he established the Eight Virtues of Lord British. Although he held a special place for Earth in his heart, Lord British chose to live his life in Britannia, guiding the citizen in prosperity. As time progressed, Lord British gave his blessing to Batlin, a druid from Yew, to form the Fellowship, a group devoted the philosophy of 'sanguine cognition', taught through what was called the Triad of Inner Strength.
When the Avatar returned to Britannia, Lord British greeted his friend and champion warmly, and offered his assistance in the Avatar's investigation of the brutal murder in Trinsic. Recalling an earlier homicide in Britain, Lord British referred the Avatar to see Patterson the mayor. As they spoke, Lord British recommended the Avatar search the castle for a hidden storeroom, where within lay a stash of equipment that would prove useful. When the Avatar mentioned he had arrived via a red moongate, Lord British revealed that the Moongates of the land had become useless, and furthermore, the magical ether was warped, causing the mages to be irrational. Recalling an earlier discovery, Lord British told the Avatar to seek out the mage Rudyom in Cove, whose experiments into a mysterious substance known as 'blackrock' would prove useful later.
As he arrived, the Avatar had been knocked to the ground by a series of groundquakes that seemed to be moving the very foundation of Britannia. As he remarked upon the quake, Lord British's eyes grew hard. The monarch told the Avatar how the Isle of Fire, the once-home of the hellspawn Exodus, a beast born of machine and spirit, had returned to surface. Instructing the Avatar to investigate the disturbance, Lord British commented on his construction of three Shrines of the Principles within the shattered Castle of Fire; the Shrine of Truth, the Shrine of Love, and the Shrine of Courage. Once the Avatar had finished his quest upon the Isle of Fire, Lord British thanked the Avatar for removing such a terrible danger to the lands. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Lord British remained within the walls of Castle British, overseeing the lands.
|The personal mage and advisor to Lord British, Nystul made a personal choice to concentrate his abilities and studies to aid in the defense of Lord British. A powerful mage, Nystul discovered the greatest application of the Eighth Circle spell, Death Vortex, by which the caster would target himself, rather than an opponent, and would greatly increase the spell's duration and would negate any ill effects upon the caster and his comrades. As the years passed, the magical ether within Britannia became distorted, and as a result, Nystul and the other mages of the realm became insane.
When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, he was shocked to find his old friend Nystul a shattered man who could barely remember his time as a mage. Despite the problems, Nystul was still able to supply the Avatar with a great range of spells from all Eight of the Circles of Magic, as well as maintained a stock of reagents needed to make them work. Following the destruction of the Guardian's Tetrahedron Generator within the Dungeon Deceit, Nystul's mind cleared as the ether once again began to flow smoothly. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Nystul remained within Castle British, aiding Lord British in his tasks.
|Once a resident of Earth and court jester for Lord British, Chuckles truly defined the term 'fool', yet throughout times past, he was always ready to lend a helpful hint to the Avatar, although the delivery at times was bizarre. As the Avatar approached Castle British, Chuckles stood in the Great Hall, babbling about 'The Game'. Intrigued, the Avatar greeted Chuckles, and asked to play the Game. When asked if he knew the rules, the Avatar said he knew the Game.
After a bit of wordplay that always seemed singular in nature, Chuckles presented the Avatar with a scroll that instructed him to meet with the Gypsy fortuneteller, Margareta in the city of Minoc. Taking this advice to heart, the Avatar thanked Chuckles for his help, but the fool was still muttering about the Game. Bemused but thankful, the Avatar continued his quest, leaving Chuckles to his solitary post within Castle British.
|A resident of Earth and former Companion of the Avatar, Geoffrey originally hailed from the city of Jhelom, renowned for their Valor, but took up arms to defend Virtue whenever the Avatar called for allies. For his valor in combat, Lord British appointed Geoffrey as Captain of the Royal Guard, and as his personal bodyguard. When the Avatar arrived within Castle British, Geoffrey greeted his old friend warmly, but begged off from joining the party. His duties to maintain security for the castle left him little time for adventuring, but promised to assist if he could.
When the Avatar asked about assistance, Geoffrey advised the Avatar to build his experience and skills, as each time the Avatar traveled to Britannia, his physical body was restored to its original shape when he first arrived within the realm. This, Geoffrey explained, was the reason so many of his Companions remained within Britannia, despite the fact they would continue to age. Grateful for the advice, the Avatar thanked Geoffrey for his help, and continued his quest to save Britannia. Geoffrey remained within Castle British, maintaining the security of the realm.
|The personal representative in Britain of Lord Draxinusom, leader of the Gargoyles, and advisor to Lord British, Wislem, or 'wise one' in his native Gargish, hailed from the city of Terfin, an island in southeast Britannia. Wislem was given the task to make sure the Gargoyle race was heard within Castle British, and to smoothen the task of acceptance and integration into Britannian society. When the Avatar arrived within Castle British, Wislem greeted the one-time 'False Prophet', and asked for any news he might have.
The Avatar related the facts of Inamo, a gargoyle worker, who had been murdered along with Christopher the blacksmith in Trinsic. Horrified, Wislem advised the Avatar to take the information to Lord Draxinusom as soon as was possible, as Inamo's parent gargoyle would need to know the truth. Agreeing with Wislem's decision, the Avatar promised to deliver the news immediately. Knowing the Avatar's reliability, Wislem thanked the Avatar. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Wislem remained within Castle British, continuing to aid his people.
|Mother of Max and wife of Raymundo, Miranda, one of three women on the Great Council, was dedicated to supporting Lord British in the legislation of Britannia's laws and was particularly concerned with women's duties, privileges, and available opportunities in the land. Although Miranda admitted that Britannia's history had been kind to women in general, there was still a great deal of room for improvement. More women should have been in public office, as well as Miranda was adamant about removing scantily-clad women in heroic fantasy paintings.
When the Avatar arrived within Castle British, Miranda and Inwisloklem, a fellow member of the Great Council, were drafting a bill which would make illegal any distribution of waste products in Lock Lake, which had become quite defiled. Miranda asked if the Avatar would be traveling to Cove, as she needed the bill to be delivered to Lord Heather to be read and signed. As the Avatar needed to visit Rudyom, he agreed to deliver the message to the mayor. When he returned, a grateful Miranda thanked the Avatar for his service to the country. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Miranda remained within Castle British, helping Lord British in his task.
|One of two members of the Great Council, Inwisloklem, or 'interpreter' in his native Gargish, hailed from the city of Terfin, an island in southeast Britannia. Honored to serve Lord British, Inwisloklem dedicated his life to preserving the Gargoyle heritage and to help establish a new way of life for gargoyles in Britannia, correcting the hatred, misunderstanding, and bigotry humans felt toward gargoyles.
When the Avatar arrived within Castle British, Inwisloklem and Miranda, a fellow member of the Great Council, were drafting a bill which would make illegal any distribution of waste products in Lock Lake, which had become quite defiled. Inwisloklem recommended the Avatar seek Miranda about the law, as she knew more than he did. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Inwisloklem remained within Castle British, helping Lord British in his task.
|Head Cook at Castle British, wife of Bennie, and the mother of Nell and Charles, Boots was the personal cook for Lord British, often preparing the monarch his favorite dish, Eggs British. When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, the grandmotherly woman greeted the Champion of Virtue, and promised to always have a meal waiting for him whenever he returned.
On a side note, the Avatar was able to earn a bit of money by delivering mutton chops from Morfin at the rate of 5 gold pieces per mutton chop. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Boots remained within Castle British, making sure the residents were fed well.
|Head Servant at Castle British, husband of Boots, and the father of Nell and Charles, Bennie responsible for overseeing the operation of Castle British, thus freeing Lord British to concentrate on the task of ruling Britannia. When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, the elderly man greeted the Champion of Virtue and offered to serve him a fine meal courtesy of the castle. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Bennie remained within Castle British, watching over the doings of the castle.|
|Royal Chambermaid at Castle British, daughter of Bennie and Boots, and the sister of Charles, Nell was responsible for keeping Castle British tidy, ensuring that Lord British would have a clean and beautiful home. Nell was born within the castle, and as she grew, she later met Carrocio, the carousel manager, who she became betrothed to. Although they wanted to marry, they planned to wait until Carrocio could afford a ring.
When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, the young maid greeted the Champion of Virtue, welcoming him to the castle. While talking, Nell let slip a dark secret; she was bearing a child. The Avatar later determined that this was the child of Lord British, but to save Nell and Carrocio's honor, he kept silent on the matter. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Nell remained within Castle British, maintaining the castle grounds.
|A gentleman's gentleman for Lord British, son of Bennie and Boots, and the brother of Nell, Charles was jack of all trades within Castle British, serving Lord British as his father, Bennie, had before him. When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, the young man greeted the Champion of Virtue, welcoming him to the castle. While talking, Charles confessed that he was in love with Jeanette, the local tavern wench at the Blue Boar, but was unable to meet her standards.
After a short discussion with Jeanette, the Avatar returned to Charles with good news; Jeanette was willing to give Charles a chance. Elated, Charles rushed off to declare his love. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Charles remained within Castle British, faithfully serving his liege.
|Caretaker for the Royal Nursery within Castle British, Nanna was the nanny for the many children while freeing up time for their parents of noble birth. Lord British established the Royal Nursery following a baby boom within Britannia, and made a point to keep the nursery well-stocked with books from Earth. A member of the Fellowship, Nanna was a bit disgruntled with the class system within Britannia and was slightly resentful of the Britannian Tax Council.
When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, Nanna greeted the Champion of Virtue, and introduced him to the children; Kristy, Max, and Nicholas. Nanna was also assisted by Sherry the Mouse, whom the Avatar knew from previous adventures. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Nanna remained within Castle British, caring for the children.
|A very large mouse with an air of superior intelligence, Sherry was once a Companion of the Avatar during the time of the False Prophet. When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, Sherry greeted the Champion of Virtue warmly, but was too busy playing tag with the children to hold an extended conversation. Later in the Royal Nursery, Sherry explained that she was assisting Nanna, and offered to read to him Lord British's favorite children's story; 'Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure'. Before leaving the castle, the Avatar made sure to present Sherry with her favorite dish, a nice piece of cheese. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Sherry remained within Castle British, helping to care for the children.|
|One of the two Castle British orphans, Kristy was found in an abandoned home by a member of the Great Council. Kristy, or 'Kwisty', loved to play tag with Max, to play with her doll Rosa, and she especially loved to ride her rocking horse, proclaiming 'I am winner!' loudly, much to the amusement of Nanna and Sherry the Mouse. When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, Kristy greeted the Champion of Virtue by singing her version of the Alphabet Song proudly, even though it wasn't quite right. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Kristy remained within Castle British, enjoying the business of being a child.|
|The son of Miranda and Raymundo, Max was an energetic child, loving to play tag with the other Castle British children, Kristy and Nicholas. Max, or 'Makth', was especially fond of his pacifier, who he named 'Binky'. When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, Max greeted the Champion of Virtue by singing his special version of E-I-E-I-O, although with Lord British as a drake farmer. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Max remained within Castle British, enjoying the business of being a child.|
|One of the two Castle British orphans, Nicholas was left in front of Castle British one morning. Nicholas, or 'Nick-las', was still a toddler who loved to play tag with Max and Kristy. When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, Nicholas greeted the Champion of Virtue, but was puzzled by the Avatar's question of 'Job?'. The Avatar was quickly informed by Nanna that the young boy's job was to wet his diapers, and promptly asked the Avatar to change Nicholas. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Nicholas remained within Castle British, enjoying the business of being a child.|
|Husband of Alina and father of Cassie, Weston hailed from the city of Paws, south of Britain. Following a severe drought within Paws, Weston was forced to give up his life as a farmer, and desperate to feed his wife and child, he sought to buy apples from Figg, the caretaker of the Royal Orchards. After Figg set an exorbitant price that he could not pay, Weston sneaked into the Orchards and stole the apples he needed. Figg alerted the guards, and Weston was imprisoned.
When the Avatar arrived at Castle British, he found Weston miserably languishing behind bars. Weston greeted the Champion of Virtue warily, but soon told the Avatar of his sad tale. Promising to help, the Avatar approached Lord British about the matter. Shocked at the misuse of his Orchards, Lord British ordered Weston's immediate release, and subsequently ordered Figg's questioning about the incident. As the Avatar continued his quest to save Britannia, Weston returned to his wife and child, grateful for his freedom.
|Born in the forests of Yew, and raised as a druid, Batlin traveled the lands for years, until he arrived in the city of Britain, where he pursued he life of a bard for the Blue Boar. While there he met a man and woman, brother and sister, Abraham and Elizabeth. It was with the help of these two companions that Batlin founded the Fellowship, a group dedicated to reach the highest levels of human potential and to share the knowledge freely with all people. The Fellowship followed the philosophy of sanguine cognition, a way to apply a positive order of thought to one's life through what was called the Triad of Inner Strength, based on the three values Strive For Unity, Trust Thy Brother and Worthiness Precedes Reward. Established with the consent of Lord British, the Fellowship grew to spread across Britannia and expanded their teachings to reach not only the human population, but also the gargoyle culture.
When the Avatar returned to Britannia 200 years later, his investigations of the murders in Trinsic led him to Britain, and to the leader of the Fellowship. Batlin welcomed the Champion of Virtue warmly, and when prompted, offered membership to the Avatar. After a short series of tests, the Avatar was granted full membership into the Fellowship. Batlin also mentioned that Elizabeth and Abraham, responsible for the distribution and collection of funds for the Fellowship, had left for Minoc on business, and that they planned to visit Jhelom and Vesper about starting branches there. However, it was only shortly thereafter that the Avatar, following a visit to the sage Alagner, learned the darker truth behind the Fellowship. The Guardian, a malevolent inter-dimensional being, sought to enter and conquer Britannia for his own plans.
To aid in his plans, the Fellowship had constructed three massive Generators, each constructed from a mysterious material known as Blackrock. The first of these was in the shape of a Tetrahedron, located within the walls of the Dungeon Deceit, which was twisting the magical ether within Britannia, rendering the mages insane. The second was shaped as a Sphere, located deep within Dungeon Despise, which was responsible for the Moongates of the land to become unstable. And finally the third was a great Cube, located within the Meditation Retreat, which was used by the Guardian to allow his followers to hear their 'Inner Voice'. This 'voice' was actually the Guardian directing his followers. As the Guardian's lieutenants, Batlin, Abraham, and Elizabeth were also responsible for the construction of the Black Gate, an enormous Moongate made from Blackrock. As the Avatar came ever closer to the truth about the Fellowship, Batlin sent his assassin, Hook, to kill those with knowledge that could hinder the Guardian's plans.
When the Avatar finally destroyed the last of the Guardian's Generators, he had acquired three Prisms, each the same shape as their Generator, but much smaller. The Cube Prism was especially useful, as it caused anyone to speak nothing but truth. When the Avatar approached Batlin with the Cube, the normally serene man's eyes narrowed to red slits, and Batlin teleported away to prevent the Avatar from learning anything. Undaunted, the Avatar continued his quest, and after much adventuring and hardship, he and his party found themselves deep within the Isle of the Avatar, standing before the Black Gate. Sensing the Avatar's plan, the Guardian ordered Batlin, Elizabeth, Abraham, Hook, and Forskis to kill the Avatar while he entered Britannia via the Black Gate. After a short and bloody battle, the Avatar and his party had killed everyone except Batlin, as the Fellowship leader had teleported himself far away to safety when he saw Hook's death. The Avatar then used Rudyom's Wand on the Black Gate, shattering it across the floor, thus ending the Guardian's threat to Britannia.
|Father of Max and husband of Miranda, Raymundo was the Director of the Royal Theatre, and was often the Playwright-in-Residence. The Royal Theatre, commissioned by Lord British, was originally constructed by the Royal Mint but supported itself via private donations, many of which were from the Fellowship. Although Raymundo was not a member, he was fond of the Fellowship as long as they continued to donate.
When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Raymundo was busy overseeing the rehearsal of his play, 'The Trials of the Avatar', starring Jesse as the Avatar, Stuart as Iolo, and Amber as Sherry the Mouse. During their conversation, Raymundo remarked on the Avatar's talents, and offered him the opportunity to audition as understudy for the role of Avatar. Elated, the Avatar agreed, and after a short visit to Gaye for the necessary costume, the Avatar presented himself to Raymundo. Unfortunately, Raymundo was not as impressed as the Avatar would have hoped. Undaunted, the Avatar continued his quest, leaving Raymundo to his tasks.
|An actor for the Royal Theatre, Jesse was an employee of Raymundo. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Jesse was busy preparing for his role as the Avatar in Raymundo's play 'The Trials of the Avatar'. When asked about the role, Jesse explained that the play would be over a hundred hours of play time, and that his biggest lines were 'Name?', 'Job?', and 'Bye!'. While talking to the Avatar, Jesse mentioned that his favorite piece was 'Three on a Codpiece', where he would stand on stage and invite the audience to join in tearing an undergarment into tiny pieces, after which were placed in funeral urns and mixed with wheat paste, which the audience could glue anywhere on his body that they wished. The Avatar bid Jesse farewell to continue his quest, leaving the actor to his job.|
|An actor for the Royal Theatre, Stuart, or 'Laurence' by his stage name, was an employee of Raymundo. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Stuart was busy preparing for his role as Iolo in Raymundo's play 'The Trials of the Avatar'. When asked about the role, Stuart confided that he had hoped for the role of the Avatar, and was disappointed in Raymundo for choosing Jesse. As the Avatar continued his quest, Stuart remained in the Royal Theatre continuing his tasks.|
|An actress for the Royal Theatre, Amber was an employee of Raymundo, also working as a barmaid. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Amber was busy preparing for her debut theatrical performance as Sherry the Mouse in Raymundo's play 'The Trials of the Avatar', her main lines being the tale 'Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure'. When asked about the role, Amber confessed that she thought the play stunk. Amber also greeted a slightly embarrassed Shamino as 'Poo Poo Head' with an enthusiastic kiss, and teased her blushing boyfriend to settle down, a fact that greatly amused Iolo. As the Avatar continued his quest, Amber remained in the Royal Theatre continuing her tasks.|
|A cheerful, outgoing, and flamboyant-looking gentleman, Carrocio ran the Punch and Judy Show, a puppet show ran by his father before him. As a child, Carrocio would watch his father control the marionettes unseen, struggling to imbue them with a soul. As he grew to be a man, Carrocio took over the carnival show from his father, and after time, created a machine of gears and wheels that would allow the dolls to dance across the stage. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Carrocio greeted the Champion of Virtue heartily, and offered him the chance to test his strength to win a stuffed dragon doll, and even the chance to sit upon Britannia's throne if he could pull a sword from a stone.
While talking, Carrocio told the Avatar of his love, Nell, who worked within Castle British, who he would wed as soon as he could afford a wedding ring. Carrocio also mentioned his personal foe, a beggar named Snaz who often stole Carrocio's jokes to sell to passing travelers for a gold piece. It was soon later that the Avatar, after speaking to Nell, learned of her unborn child sired by Lord British. When confronted, Carrocio begged the Avatar to be silent, fearing for Nell's safety and reputation. Understanding, the Avatar swore to speak no further of the matter. As the Avatar continued his quest, Carrocio continued as his father before him, bringing enjoyment to the people of Britannia.
|A handsome and flamboyant musician, Neno was in Britain to fulfill his dream of becoming the greatest bard in Britannia. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Neno was studying music under Judith in the Music Hall of Britain. While talking, Neno expressed his talent in music and recommended the Avatar come visit him while he played with the singing group 'The Avatars', a musical group that played in the Blue Boar, along with Judith and Coop. As the Avatar continued his quest, Neno remained in the Music Hall continuing his studies.|
|Wife of Patterson, Judith was the music teacher for the Music Hall of Britain, appointed by Lord British himself. When the Coop arrived within Britain, the attractive middle-aged woman welcomed the Champion of Virtue warmly, and invited him to come see 'The Avatars', a singing group that Judith, Neno, and Coop performed in. Judith expressed her love for teaching, and remarked that it often gave her time away from home. When pressed, Judith confessed that her husband Patterson was often away from home, and as he was a member of the Fellowship while she was not, caused problems at home. Concerned, the Avatar made a mental promise to look into the problems for Judith. As the Avatar continued his quest, Judith remained in the Music Hall training the young musicians of Britannia.|
|The healer for the city of Britain, Csil, or Abrams as he was known before being advanced in his studies, originally hailed from New Magincia where he apprenticed to become a healer. As his skill grew, he began to travel to Moonglow to help the afflicted there. After his patients spanned three islands, Lord British learned of this talented healer, and promptly offered Csil the opportunity to come a treat a malady the monarch had contracted. After a short time, Lord British was healthy again, and in gratitude, the noble king set up Csil's practice within Britain.
When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Csil was hard at work on his newest theory in medicine, 'antibodies'. He believed that illnesses were caused by tiny living things. Csil admitted that he was working on a device to view these tiny creatures, in hopes that healing would one day rely less on magic, but more on science. When Csil asked the Avatar about his theory, the Champion of Virtue assured the healer that his research was on the right track. Before the Avatar left, Csil expressed his concerns about the Fellowship, and their practice that if one was in pain, that they should be forced to endure the pain to become a better person, a practice the healer found cruel. As the Avatar continued his quest, Csil remained in Britain helping the suffering of the ill.
|A gleeful-looking merchant, Greg ran the Provisioner's Shop in Britain, where he had moved to earlier at the behest of Lord British who used to shop to outfit his various expeditions. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Greg greeted the Champion of Virtue and offered to sell him whatever goods he would need during his quests. As they talked, Greg remarked upon a previous Avatar that had been in his store, one that was a Fellowship member, who had robbed him blind of supplies. This 'Avatar' was the elusive Sullivan, who the Avatar had learned about in his travels, but poor Greg thought it was Jesse, the actor at the Royal Theater.
Greg also mentioned the Avatar's need for luck during his adventures, citing a story about a fighter named Gorn. Gorn was digging for some buried treasure somewhere, when he heard some noises behind him. Upon turning, he saw a swarm of skeletons rushing toward him! In his haste to dig up the treasure, he had unbuckled his belt and laid down his sword. The only thing in his hands was a shovel he had bought from Greg. He immediately began swinging it and ended up knocking all the skeletons to bits! From then on, he considered it his 'lucky shovel'. As the Avatar continued his quest, Greg remained in Britain providing supplies to those in need.
|A bright and cheerful woman who was a member of the Fellowship, Candice was the curator for the Royal Museum of Britain, a building established by Lord British to help preserve the past items and history of Britannia. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Candice greeted the Champion of Virtue excitedly and offered to show him around the museum. As the tour commenced, the Avatar saw many items from his previous quests: the Silver Horn used to drive away the daemons guarding the Shrine of Humility in the Quest of the Avatar: the Vortex Cube, blue Lens of the Humans, and the purple Lens of the Gargoyles used during the time of the False Prophet to send the Codex to its home in the Ethereal Void; and the eight Runes and Virtue Stones used at each of the Shrines during his many quests to save Britannia.
As Candice spoke about the artists Watson, Richard Fox, Randi Frank, Glen Johnson, and Denis Loubet responsible for much of the artwork seen in the Royal Museum, Iolo made a whispered comment to the Avatar recommending he return after hours to retrieve the Stones, which with the use of the Mark and Recall spells, would speed up travel across Britannia. During his visit in Britain, the Avatar also uncovered a secret relationship between Candice and Patterson, catching the lovers after a Fellowship meeting in the Town Hall. Their misdeeds uncovered, the two parted ways soon after. As the Avatar continued his quest, Candice remained at the Royal Museum maintaining the past.
|Wife of James, Cynthia was a teller for the Royal Mint and a member of the Britannian Tax Council, both established by Lord British to oversee the financial needs of Britannia. The Britannian Tax Council was in charge of the accounting, assessment and collection of the taxes for the realm. The duties of the Tax Council included subsidizing the cost of food in the lands due to the seven year drought, building and maintaining the road system due to the increased use of wagons, insuring clean water supplies by building new and fresh wells, hiring new healers as the population and the risk of infectious diseases increased, maintaining the residences of the local Lords and Mayors, underwriting the cost of guard training at Serpent's Hold to protect all of the towns and cities of Britannia, and overseeing the sale and rate of exchange for the precious ores extracted by the Britannian Mining Company at a flat rate of ten gold coins per gold nugget and one-hundred gold coins per gold bar.
When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Cynthia greeted the Champion of Virtue and explained the role of the Tax Council, and reminded the Avatar that even he was responsible for payment of taxes at the end of year if he earned any money. As they spoke, Cynthia remarked that her husband James was feeling unhappy, and if the Avatar were to see him, to mention that she was thinking of him and cared for him very much. As the Avatar continued his quest, Cynthia remained at the Royal Mint maintaining the financial stability of the realm.
|Husband of Judith, Patterson, named after his father, was the Town Mayor of Britain and the President of the Britannian Tax Council. When Patterson ran for Mayor, he beat his opponent Brownie, a local farmer, with 84% of the votes. While the Avatar was investigating the murders within Trinsic, Lord British recommended he seek out Patterson concerning a previous murder in Britain. When the Champion of Virtue approached the Mayor, Patterson recollected it was a man named Finster who was running for public office. Often quite outspoken in his opinions, Finster was trying to make many social changes, including more power for the Great Council and the Britannian Tax Council, and calling for the disbanding of The Fellowship. His body was found in an abandoned storehouse near the castle, mutilated beyond belief in a ritualistic manner, and unfortunately, no one was ever arrested for the crime. When asked about the Fellowship, Patterson spoke of their support during his election campaign, and how his life had improved greatly since he joined; his honesty was impeccable, his leadership unchallenged, and his love for his wife was irreproachable.
As they spoke, the Avatar asked more about the election between Patterson and Brownie, and of the class structure of Britannia. Patterson scoffed remarking that there was no class system in Britannia anymore, but that the 'peasantry', those people who were not of superior lineage, they supported him during the election, not Brownie who was their type of man. When pressed, Patterson easily sidestepped the issue explaining that his remarks really weren't meant that the way they sounded. What he meant to say was that there were families of better standing than others, and that Brownie's was not one of them, but that Patterson still maintained that the class system in Britannia had been abolished. The Avatar also mentioned Judith's concerns about him, but was unable to obtain an answer from the mayor. After a Fellowship meeting, the Avatar followed Patterson to the Town Hall, where he caught the mayor and Candice together in a compromising situation. When confronted, the mayor tried to lie his way out, but became mortified and ashamed and promised to end the illicit affair. As the Avatar continued his quest, Patterson continued in his role as Town Mayor, perhaps with a bit more insight into honesty.
|Husband of Cynthia, James was the proprietor of the Wayfarer's Inn in Britain, an inn with a long and substantial history. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, James greeted the Champion of Virtue sourly, knowing that the Avatar would force James to listen to his problems. When the Avatar asked about James' problems, the exasperated innkeeper confessed that he never wanted to become an innkeeper, but did so after his father passed away. James had always wanted to become a pirate, to sail the high seas and live in Buccaneer's Den, enjoying the House of Games and opulent baths he had heard about from Gordon, the local fish and chips seller.
James also was worried that his wife Cynthia would leave him for a nobleman or merchant because he was not wealthy being an innkeeper, while she dealt with large sums of money at the Royal Mint. When the Avatar spoke to Cynthia, she assured him that she still loved her husband a great deal. When told of this, James' dreams of being a pirate evaporated in the face of his wife's love. While there in the Wayfarer's Inn, James quoted a price of ten gold pieces per person for a room per night, which the Avatar and his party used when needed. As the Avatar continued his quest, James continued running the Wayfarer Inn, a smile on his face.
|An attractive woman in her fifties, Lucy ran the Blue Boar, the oldest tavern in Britannia, which she inherited from her grandfather, serving the finest ale and wine. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Lucy greeted the Champion of Virtue warmly, and invited him to stay and enjoy the pleasures of the tavern, including 'The Avatars', a singing group comprised of Judith, Neno, and Coop. Lucy also insisted the Avatar taste the Silverleaf dish, made from the root of a rare tree, and promised it would be worth every gold coin spent. As the Avatar continued his quest, Lucy continued running the Blue Boar bringing enjoyment to the people of Britain.|
|A lovely young woman, Jeanette was employed by Lucy as a tavern wench at the Blue Boar. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Jeanette greeted the Champion of Virtue and recommended he try Lucy's famed Silverleaf dish. While talking, the Avatar mentioned Charles from Castle British, Jeanette remarked that she couldn't socialize with the obnoxious and egotistical upper class that worked in castles and had piles of gold and could have any woman they wanted. She loved another, a humble baker named Willy, although he didn't know it. As Jeanette continued, a derisive snort from Lucy brought her short as Lucy informed her that Charles was a servant in the castle, and most certainly not upper class, while Willy was the rich merchant and was obnoxious and egotistical. Upon reflection, Jeanette realized her error, and promised to flirt with Charles the next time he was in the pub. As the Avatar continued his quest, Jeanette continued in her work at the Blue Boar.|
|A lean, young fighter with a dashing flair, Zella was a trainer in Britain, specializing in hand-to-hand combat known as 'boxing' that increased the skills of Strength and Combat. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Zella greeted the Champion of Virtue and offered to train him for 45 gold pieces per session. As the Avatar continued his quest, Zella remained in Britain, training those in need.|
|A fighter with intense eyes and a serious disposition, Denby was a trainer in Britain, specializing in a combination of physical and mental exercises that increased the skills of Dexterity, Intelligence, and Magic. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Denby immediately offered to train the Champion of Virtue at the rate of 75 gold coins per session. When asked about his job as a trainer, Denby remarked that although he was a fighter, he had dedicated his life to peace, using his skills only as a deterrent. As the Avatar continued his quest, Denby remained in Britain, training those in need.|
|A clean-looking but portly young man, Wilhelm, or 'Willy' as he preferred to be called, was the master baker in Britain, running the family business as it was passed down to him from his father and mother when they passed away. Willy used his family's secret recipes to create the sweetest tasting bread found in Britain. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Willy greeted the Champion of Virtue with a sample of his famous bread. During their talk, Willy confessed the real reason he remained a baker, eating was the fastest way to a woman's heart. Willy told the Avatar that there were two women in love with him; Jeanette the tavern wench from the Blue Boar, and Gaye who ran the clothing shop next door to his.
Willy admitted that even though he found Jeanette's attentions flattering, he could not see himself with a tavern wench, while he did feel Gaye was a fine woman, but since she was a member of the Fellowship and he had no desire to become one, he was worried about their relationship. As Willy and the Avatar talked, he mentioned that he had work available, and offered the Avatar two ways to earn money: first, the Avatar could buy flour wholesale from the miller Thurston in Paws and sell it to Willy at a flat rate of 4 gold pieces per bag; and second, the Avatar could bake bread in the bakery and Willy would pay him a flat rate of 5 gold pieces for every 5 loaves made. As the Avatar continued his quest, Willy remained in Britain, creating pastry worthy of kings.
|A woman who seems to ooze friendliness, Gaye ran the clothier's shop in Britain when she was not pursuing the teachings of the Fellowship. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Gaye greeted the Champion of Virtue and immediately offered to sell him an 'Avatar' costume for Raymundo's play at the Royal Theatre for 30 gold pieces. While talking, Gaye admitted she had feelings for Willy, the local baker, but was seeing him against her better judgment, as she was an active Fellowship member while Willy had no ambitions to join the group. As the Avatar continued his quest, Gaye remained in Britain, clothing the people of Britain in the finest silks and garments.|
|A young, wiry teen, Coop was Iolo's apprentice and the manager of Iolo's Bows, a fletchery opened by Iolo many years before. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Coop greeted the Champion of Virtue and his boss, Iolo, when they entered the shop. As they spoke, Coop told the Avatar of his goal to become a master archer as Iolo was, and of Iolo's newest invention, the Triple Crossbow, a weapon that loosed three bolts instead of one. Coop also invited the Avatar to come and listen to his group 'The Avatars', a singing trio consisting of Coop, Neno, and Judith, who performed at the Blue Boar. As the Avatar continued his quest, Coop remained in Britain, selling top quality bows and arrows.|
|A shrewd-looking man, Grayson ran the armoury in Britain, selling the best weapons and armour money could buy, as well as doing deeds for the Fellowship in his spare time. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Grayson greeted the Champion of Virtue, and expressed his concern for the outfitting of the Avatar for his adventures. As they spoke, Grayson told the Avatar how the Fellowship made him more forward and aggressive as a merchant, saving his business from the verge of going out of business. Grayson's membership had made him more prosperous than ever before from the teachings he learned from Batlin. As the Avatar continued his quest, Grayson remained in Britain, selling fine armour and weapons to those in need.|
|A man with a boyish face, Sean was a jeweller in Britain when he was not tending to Fellowship affairs. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Sean greeted the Champion of Virtue and informed him that he would buy gems from the Avatar at a flat rate of 30 gold pieces per gem. As he and the Avatar spoke, Sean mentioned how much his business improved since he joined the Fellowship, so much in fact that Sean had relocated to Britain to be closer to the Fellowship headquarters, lead by Batlin. As the Avatar continued his quest, Sean remained in Britain, buying and selling fine jewelry.|
|An authoritative-looking older man, Kessler ran the apothecary shop in Britain, making and selling various potions and reagents. As the magical ether in Britannia became warped, Kessler focused his research into a study for Lord British into the uses of silver snake venom, following a rise in the ingesting of this dangerous substance. Used by the gargoyles during combat to enhance their combat skills, when the effects wore off, the user was impaired permanently, often marked extreme tiredness and by the skin beginning to slough. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Kessler alerted the Champion of Virtue to this problem, and offered to pay 50 gold coins for every vial of venom the Avatar could deliver. Remembering an earlier situation in Paws concerning Morfin and Garritt, the Avatar promised to keep an eye out. As the Avatar continued his quest, Kessler remained in Britain, working at his tasks.|
|An old sailing man, Clint was the shipwright for Britain, but as a youth had sailed the seas in tall ships. When the Avatar arrived in Britain investigating the murders in Trinsic, Lord British recommended he seek out Clint about the ship 'Crown Jewel' that had last been seen leaving the Trinsic docks heading toward Britain. When asked, Clint remarked that the 'Crown Jewel' had not been in Britain for quite some time. As the Avatar and Clint spoke, the gruff seaman commented on how tame the world had become, with less and less fighting taking place. Clint also offered to sell the Champion of Virtue the deed to a fine sailing ship, 'The Beast', for a hefty sum of 800 gold pieces, and a fine sextant for a mere 100 gold pieces. As the Avatar continued his quest, Clint remained in Britain, watching over the docks.|
|A pleasant-looking young peasant woman, Diane ran the stables in Britain, selling a selection of the finest horses produced by Lord British's personal horse breeder and carriages. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Diane greeted the Champion of Virtue and offered to sell him a title to a fine carriage for only 120 gold pieces. As they spoke, Diane told the Avatar how she was born and raised in Britain, and of her many friends there: Greg, the local provisioner who seemed very lucky; James, the local innkeeper who longed for adventure; Brownie, a local farmer who once ran for mayor against Patterson; and Mack, a local farmer who talked about the sky constantly. As the Avatar continued his quest, Diane remained in Britain, watching and caring for the horses.|
|Husband of Kelly, Fred ran the Farmer's Market of Britain, selling meats and vegetables to the people of Britain and Paws. When the Avatar arrived within Britain, Fred greeted the Champion of Virtue and offered to sell him fine quality food for his travels. As they spoke, Fred mentioned Morfin, who owned the slaughterhouse in Paws. It seemed that Morfin, originally from Buccaneer's Den, had left his home for Paws to get away from business competition. As the Avatar continued his quest, Fred remained in Britain, overseeing the Farmer's Market.|
|Wife of Fred, Kelly helped her husband run the Farmer's Market of Britain. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Kelly welcomed the Champion of Virtue and immediately offered to stock him for his travels. Kelly also mentioned the various farmers and merchants that sold to the Farmer's Market: Morfin, the owner of the slaughterhouse in Paws who supplied fresh meat; Brownie, a local farmer who had run for mayor years before against Patterson who supplied them with fresh pumpkins; and Mack, a local chicken farmer who was a bit strange but always supplied fresh eggs. As the Avatar continued his quest, Kelly remained in Britain, helping her husband.|
|A man with a friendly face, Gordon sold fish and chips from his wagon at the Farmer's Market for only 8 gold pieces per serving. A member of the Fellowship, Gordon was saving his money in hopes of moving to Buccaneer's Den. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Gordon hailed the Champion of Virtue heartily, and began to regale the Avatar with the tales of the Den. Gordon told the Avatar that even though Buccaneer's Den was once a den of thieves and villains, it still held a romantic appeal for many, and when the pirates eventually realized how much they were envied, they turned their island into a place of amusements. As they spoke, Gordon also mentioned how much the teachings of Batlin had helped his business, even expanding it to where Lord British was known to enjoy his fish and chips. As the Avatar continued his quest, Gordon remained in Britain, selling excellent food for all.|
|A cheerful, and friendly farmer, Brownie grew pumpkins at his farm in Britain, selling them to Fred and Kelly at the Farmer's Market. Many years earlier, Brownie had run for the office of Mayor against Patterson, but due to the Fellowship's support of Patterson, he lost the election. Brownie had knowledge of a secret between Patterson and Candice, but decided not to use it against him in the election. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Brownie greeted the Champion of Virtue and asked if he could help him in moving some pumpkins from his field at a rate of 1 gold piece per pumpkin. As they spoke, Brownie reflected on his defeat in the election, citing that he believed the Fellowship felt he was too dangerous an opponent to be allowed to win. Brownie also mentioned his neighbor, Mack, a chicken farmer whom Brownie liked, but he thought was crazy. As the Avatar continued his quest, Brownie remained in Britain, farming his land.|
|A man with somewhat wild eyes, Mack was a local chicken farmer in Britain, selling the eggs to Fred and Kelly at the Farmer's Market. Even though Mack dealt with Brownie, Fred, and Kelly, they all thought he was a bit insane, as he would constantly talk about the sky. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Mack begged the Champion of Virtue to go to his field to see proof of why he was not crazy. Bemused, the Avatar agreed, and after spying a strange machine in the field, returned to Mack for the story. Mack recalled that he was up late on night watching the sky, when a bright light came crashing into his field. Quickly, Mack ran to his field, where he found the strange machine which resembled a bird glowing with extreme heat. As he watched, the top opened and out sprang a vicious tigerlion creature, a savage hunger in its eyes.
As Mack stood there, the tigerlion came at him like a predator to prey, but just as it reached him, it died speaking the words, 'Kill Wrathy'. Mack had accidentally killed the creature with a magical hoe he owned. Years before, a passing mage named Mumb had enchanted the hoe for Mack and a sword for a fighter. Unfortunately, Mumb had become confused due to the warped ether, and swapped the spells, creating a sword that would only cut weeds, and creating the Hoe of Destruction. The fighter was upset, and killed Mumb for the error. After the 'Kill Wrathy' accident, Mack had locked the Hoe in his shed, but had lost the key on the shores of Lock Lake while fishing. Before leaving, Mack offered the Avatar a job of collecting the eggs from his chickens at a rate of 1 gold piece per egg. As the Avatar continued his quest, Mack remained in Britain, raising his chickens.
|A filthy man with a flashing grin, Snaz was a beggar in the streets of Britain, an orphan who had been left homeless and penniless. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Snaz greeted the Champion of Virtue and asked for a gold piece in exchange for a joke. As they spoke, Snaz regaled the Avatar with jokes about the Fellowship, Lord British, Weston, the mages of Britannia, and Sullivan. Before leaving, Snaz told the Avatar a joke about gold, but stopped before it became too costly to the Avatar's purse. As the Avatar continued his quest, Snaz remained in Britain, surviving by other peoples' Compassion.|
|Sister of Thad, Millie was a recruiter for the Fellowship, spreading the teachings of Batlin to anyone she met. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, Millie greeted the Champion of Virtue and immediately offered to explain the philosophy of the Fellowship. As they spoke, Millie mentioned the Meditation Retreat, located near Serpent's Hold in southern Britannia, where members learned the tenets of the Fellowship and learned to hear the 'inner voice', which she had yet to do. When asked about her brother Thad, Millie remarked he believed the Fellowship kidnapped and charmed her into the group, while she insisted that she joined of her own free will. As the Avatar continued his quest, Millie remained in Britain, serving the Fellowship.|
|A grumpy man, Figg was the caretaker for the Royal Orchards in Britain, as well as being a Fellowship member. Assigned to his job by Lord British to oversee the pickers during harvest time, Figg also felt it was his duty to prevent thieves from taking apples from the Royal Orchard, and had recently caught a man named Weston, whom he claimed was stealing apples. When the Avatar arrived in Britain, he found Figg in the Orchards, and after a grumpy welcome to the Champion of Virtue, asked Figg about the crime. Weston had given Figg a sob story about his wife and child starving in Paws, but Figg had seen through it and immediately called the guards to arrest Weston.
As they spoke, the Avatar remarked on the basket of apples supplied to the Fellowship headquarters and to Batlin, which Figg denied, stating that to give the apples away would be a crime, as was selling the apples. Before he left, Figg did offer to sell the Avatar an apple for a mere 5 gold pieces, but when refused, asked the Avatar to keep silent about their transaction. The Avatar went before Lord British to plead Weston's case, and after a short amount of time, Weston was released from prison and Figg himself was fired from his job as Royal Caretaker. The Avatar continued his quest, his conscience lifted.
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