Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for: Jira the White (#AtoZchallenge)

Jira (“noonday sun” or “brilliant”) was Protector of the North during The Madness and its aftermath. Historians credit her with preserving much of what survived of Camac’s knowledge and customs for future generations. Little is known about her personal life, as she used her journal to record the events of the moment.

With the verified death of Her Sublime Majesty, as the only surviving Protector in or near the Gulf of Camac, the burden of ruling what was left of Camac fell to Jira. Despite repeated attempts to undermine her authority, primarily by Captain Anlayt of Ak’koyr, she was able to maintain order in the North and repel raiding parties from the East. It was through her efforts that much of the remnant of Isenbund relocated to the Northern Reach, and she accidentally established Woldland.

She bore a child by a liaison with Arbul the Blue, one of the only surviving mages of Camac proper, and others with Captain Phylok of Isenbund.

The web serial “The Lost Years” (on this blog) is primarily Jira’s story.

Next: K is for: Koyr (and Ak’koyr)

7 comments:

  1. I'm continuing to enjoy these tibits of info about your world. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. How much fiction have you written containing Jira, Larry?

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  3. I'm in the North - is Jira my protector? Is she nice? Would she come over for coffee some day?

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  4. Jira is another interesting character I'd like to see more of.

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  5. I like the sound of Jira, she sounds like a kick ass woman.

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  6. accidently created? A woman of many talents!

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  7. Philip, this has been a great opportunity to start getting all this stuff out of my head and on paper. I've seriously considered making a Termag Wikipedia.

    John, so far, just The Lost Years. I'm hoping to get my head back into that time, so I can start writing the next part, sometime soon.

    Cathy, I don't see why not!

    Thanks, David. There's an 11-part serial on the blog here, linked toward the end of this post, if you haven't seen it yet.

    Patricia, she was basically acting empress for a while…

    Sonia, that's described in The Lost Years — and Woldland is the W entry. Stay tuned!

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