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Khaor Family [Varlyrio, 1A+B]

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Khaor Family

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Joseph Khaor an Avalonian tailor travelled in his early years to the traders island of Varlyrio to expand his business. At first his business flourished, until cloth garments were replaced by armor. His firstborn son Abrahan used his hobby hunting and skinning to produce the first line of leather armors which became famous all over Historica.

Family Tree

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Abrahan Khaor Lineage

The descendants of Abrahan are the leather workers and traders of the family.

Spoiler

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Throll (old picture)

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Throll in his study inside Khaor Manor

Throll Khaor

The recent passing of Rashgrall Khaor pushed Throll to the throne. He is a ruthless craftsman and trader, trained by his father he became known for being the one who will do everything to satisfy his customers. Throll was always at his father’s side, learning everything there is to know about crafting leather and pushing customers to pay the price for the high quality the Khaor is famous for.

Still working under his father, Throll was able to stretch their business to the farthest corner of Historica, which also meant that the requests for rare materials changed. His specialty of trade became creating the most enchanting and mythical leather armors. Skin of demons, scales of dragons and mammoth hide armors, with or without magical treats are within the scope of his skills and fame.

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LouLou in her skinning workshop

Anna Louise Khaor (LouLou)

The younger sibling of Throll, also known as LouLou. She is a master skinner, which in the trade of the rare skins the Khaor process can be a real challenge. Nothing is harder to transform into workable leather, without damaging the traits, than for instance hydra lizard scales. LouLou mainly works within the walls of Kashgar, leading a life of luxury when she washed off the blood stains of her hard day’s work.

Before she was old enough to join the family business, LouLou was the spoiled brat, the queen kid who always got what she wanted, which makes her still a pain in the @#&% to work with if no gain is in it for her.

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Josephine brewing potions in the woods outside Kashgar

Josephine Livenea

Is the not so secret bastard child of Abrhan. Although her mother was send to the mainland Nocturnus, Rashgrall had a soft spot for this beautiful half-sister. Josephine is as mysterious as her mother. Studied in Nocturnus to become part of a witch coven and to learn the mystical arts of enchantment and brewing potions of all sorts.

When the power struggle of Nocturnus started she reached out to her half-brother, who happily took the opportunity to become close to his sibling. Josephine set up shop in Kashgar, blessing the armors of the Khaor family with an aura of unknown powers and strengths. Or at least gives the wearer that assumption, it is never proven.

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From left to right: Marlowe, Bran and Grogk (Bran's hunting party)

Abrahan Khaor II (Bran)

The children of Abygail Khaor were raised in Avalonia, along their farther Lord Nar Bilu of Hemresa. Bran, the oldest of three, was expected to step in his father’s footsteps and become a military man. He endured a fast training as a tracker, marksman and strategist. After a long year facing the dangers of the Historica continent he returned to Avalonia to seal his fate and pledge loyalty to the new royals.

Not long after returning he was summoned by his nephew Throll to join the Khaor family on Varlyrio. His skills in hunting were a welcome addition to contribute to the growing demand of rare materials. He himself thought it was too early still to get the responsibility to become Lord, so a different challenge was a welcome path to gain more experience. Bran was to form a team of skilled hunters to track down rare animal and mystical creatures for their scales, fur or other material their skin was made up to make the finest armor in all of Historica and beyond.

Bran’s hunting party (Marlowe & Grogk)

When Throll summoned for Bran, revealing part of the assignment, Bran decided to take his longtime friend Marlowe along for the quest. Marlowe is a renown Kaliphlin Lionell tracker from Barqa and an excellent diplomat, speaking most of the uncommon Historica languages from the number of journeys across the mainland. Besides that, he was a Kaliphlin army regiment commander for several years. Both men travelled from Barqa to their new home Varlyrio.

Shortly after the details of their mission was explained by Throll, Bran found it necessary to add a local to his party. One that was familiar with the area as well as the basics of their mission. Throll suggested to meet up with Grogk, a supplier of hides from the Wastelands. He masters hunting and survival in these rough lands and he knows how to skin them. Secondly he knows the orcish culture, being one himself.

After meeting up with him in The Drunken Imp, they team seems to hit it off, ready for their first assignment.

 

Moss Khaor Lineage

The descendants of Moss are the cloth traders of the family.

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Christopher in front of a slik spinning cabinet, just outside one of his farms

Christopher Khaor

The unwedded and childless uncle of the family is a strange one. He is a farmer and extraordinary tradesman, one that takes so much care in his product that any competitor is jealous. He owns a number of farms just outside the skirts of Kashgar and he manages a few in the Wastelands. Silk and cotton are his main trade.

He knows and acts orcish traditions, which enables him to exploit and trade with this savage race. They grow his silk, process it to Kashmir alike fabric in return for access to Varlyrian products and recognition.

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Joseph (left) and his father Jullian standing in their clothing shop, ready to take your order

Jullian & Joseph Khaor II

Jullian owns a workshop and a shop in Kashgar. His specialty is tailoring. Kings, queens and other nobles travel from afar to be dressed by this artist for every occasion. Jullian is the most quiet one in the family. He keeps to his business, buying mostly from his brother Christopher and selling to everyone entering his shop the most legitimate way possible.

Jullian is father of three children, all still learning the skills to take over the business in time. Joseph II is at age to fulfill his duty. Joseph now is responsible for collecting and reworking the trinkets and details on the clothing they sell.

The two daughters are schooled by their mother and will be ready in time.

Edited by narbilu
family update II

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Nice job! I particularly like the backdrop for the picture of Throll, with the use of the quarter-circle tiles. The golden bracelet is a nice touch, too, signifying his wealth in a gaudy (on minifig scale) yet subtle (on human scale) detail. 

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I love the small builds and characters.  The backstory sounds very interesting, looking forward to more from this family.

Nice work!

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Cool story with these characters and I especially appreciate the exotic armor ideas. Not enough high fantasy in GoH sometimes. :P

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Nice minifigs and great surroundings!
Are round doors a common Varlyrian architecture detail..?

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1 hour ago, Gideon said:

e round doors a common Varlyrian architecture detail..?

Not specifically, the picture detail of Throll is of the Golden Wing Leather Workshop... Thanks for all your nice comments Gideon! You might even make an appearance in Kashgar

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14 minutes ago, narbilu said:

You might even make an appearance in Kashgar

That would fit well in the narrative that my sigfig is visiting (and touring?) Varlyrio to open up new trade opportunities with Barqa :classic: 

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Some very cool figs you've got here, may I as where Throll's torso comes from?

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The family tree and story have been updated and picture builds for the living members are added 

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A bunch of nice vigs here, Narb, my favorites are probably the two from the Moss side of the family :thumbup:  I'm really liking the shelves in Christopher's for some reason, and you've got some nice use out of those new flames and candles in a bunch of them! :classic:

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Really nice fig presentations here, I love what you've managed to convey with so few bricks.

Look forward to seeing more!

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It's a lot of fun reading through the family's backstories and seeing what sort of relationships they have with each other  :thumbup:

Good vignettes that also tell more about each family member's characteristics. I'm excited to see more of the Khaor family :classic:

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Really enjoying this expansion of the family. Some really fun characters and dynamics in here already!

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Love the vignettes, but the bios and the lineage are the real appeal for me. This is a well-defined family tree, and you do an excellent job of wrapping in the trade aspects of each family member. I hope this keeps growing (maybe see some ancestors someday?)

 

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