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Post by Raevyx_Araya » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:37 pm

The figure moved through the extremely dense jungle as if it were second nature. The massive elephant ear leaves barely moved as the figure ducked carefully under and continued on its way and deeper into the jungle. The figure stopped occasionally to listen and survey the surroundings, and then quietly sped off into the lush jungle again. Time seemed to stand still as random rays of sunlight penetrated the extremely dense canopy. The shadows flicker and fade as an eerie wind blows through causing the leaves to quiver and move slightly. The jungle seems to have changed, from thick and dense, with the heavy aroma of damp earth, to a lush redwood forest. All manner of wildlife has also ceased its symphony. A sharp cold wind begins to howl through the enormous trees then settles into an eerie silence.

The cloaked figure is little more than a fleeting shadow as what little light that has penetrated the still thick canopy seems to quickly fade before it ever touches the moss covered earth far below. The figure pauses for a moment, and then slowly walks out into a small clearing. It stops and crouches down, then quickly stands and begins to fade into the darkness. The light from the canopy high above allows for a mere glimpse of an enormous cave entrance. The ceiling of the entrance leers down from nearly twelve feet up and the sides bear the girth of around ten feet wide.

The silence is abruptly broken the horrifying sounds of someone, or something, screaming at the top of their lungs. The frightening sounds die down but still continue and becomes inaudible as the wind picks up again; howling through the trees and down into dark and foreboding entrance. Small flecks of dull light begin to appear from deep within the tunnel entrance then slowly get brighter and closer. Hues of pink and purple flare and pulse chaotically from inside the tunnel entrance. The very blackness seems to creep out from the cave entrance and begins to consume a rock ledge that protrudes out from the entrance. Two swirling red orbs flash and hang motionless in midair above the rock ledge. A dark laugh breaks the unnatural silence as the swirling red orbs vanish and returns to the silent blackness of this very eerie forest.
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Post by Raevyx_Araya » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:39 pm

The House of Araya originated in the Underdark of the land of Brimlan. Xenia, the eldest daughter, is the only one that really remembers the Araya parents who were thought to have been killed by a lesser House during a House uprising. The House of Araya was the second greatest House and often the target of such actions. Xenia and the other children Ged, Morrell and Natalia were separated and only reunited once they found their separate paths to the realm of Clandestine and restored the House of Araya. It was many years after the House was re-established that Elradriendir, patron of the four Araya children who escaped death in Brimlan also found his way to the new House, but his despair over the death of his wife, the Matron Amadrierith, keeps him in mostly quiet seclusion within the walls of the House.

The Araya tend to walk on the dark and more evil side of life, as a historically Drow clan would. They hold their family, be they blood or adopted, closer to what is left of their hearts than anything else. But the true traditions of Drow society have been shunned in favor of survival, which is considered the truest of Drow traits. With Xenia as their Matron, they continue to extend their bloodline and grow in their mysterious evil.

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Post by Raevyx_Araya » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:41 pm

In a land far away, in a time long ago, the House of Araya stood strong and without turmoil. The family was proud, yet feared in the same respect. Their name was known to many, and was one and only within the land. Then, a great strife rose up in the House and destruction fell upon their household. The members torn and ripped apart from their family, they split into two bloodlines. Factions arose within their ranks, and they became known to each other as either of the Bloodmoons, or the Shadowmoons, each bore a distinguishing mark upon their shoulders, either a crimson red sphere, or a dark hazy one. Time began to pass, and slowly, one by one, the Shadowmoons disappeared into the darkness. They had chosen to seclude themselves from the world, and chose the lives of thieves, assassins, and murderers. They remained unknown and forgotten until now. In the lands of Clandestine, the voice of an elder begins to echo, as the Shadowmoons unite with the Bloodmoons, once again uniting the House of Araya. Nihilsilm is this said elder, and with his blood, he vows to the remaining of the Bloodmoon to never allow the hate and strife of the past, to once again steal their honor and corrupt their family. The House of Araya stands tall and proud once again, and will now forever be known to all.

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Post by Raevyx_Araya » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:43 pm

Searching the scrolls of the ancients, the earliest known member of the Shadowmoon cast of the House of Araya is Harachea. There are only a few remaining members who even remember her name, and the rest only know that which was told to them as children. Her name, and lineage, is a fascinating story to be told. Late one harsh winter, Harachea gave birth to three children. Because of the cold winter climate, the birth was a troublesome one, and at time of labor, many common luxuries were forfeited due to a long freeze. Before then, all Araya's were born with a dark, crimson moon upon the back of their shoulders. This was not the case of Harachea's children. Strangely, they had been born with a black shadowy moon upon their shoulders. Fearing, and thinking things to be a curse, the Elders of the House of Araya demanded all the children be slayed, to avoid corruption of their precious blood. Harachea refused, naturally, demanding her children remain alive and unharmed. Out of this struggle, the House of Araya began to divide itself. Some took sides with Harachea, and some of them, chose to stand with arrogance, and side against her. Having the only option of fleeing, she grabbed her most treasured things, a diary mostly, and bundled her children, and fled into the frozen winter. Every now and then, people would see her and kin about, only coming to the public when in need of groceries or supplies. They came to be known as the Shadowmoons of the House of Araya. Thieves, murderers, and assassins filled their ranks, creating a feared and hidden sect within the Araya family. They preferred, for the most part, to remain unspoken, and hidden amongst shadow and silence. They remained that way until now, as they reunite.

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Post by Raevyx_Araya » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:48 pm

Many years have passed since the reuniting of the bloodlines and the House still stands tall and proud, both on the surface and in the Underdark. However, with Matron Xenia's withdrawal back to the depths that she escaped from centuries before, the House has become but a mere shadow of what it once was. The bloodlines still remain under the leadership of Ged and Raevyx, who continue to lead the House and bring greater glory to their Matron. Raevyx left the realm of Clandestine and made his way to Rhy’Din, where he leads his branch of the House, always seeking to bring glory to the House as well as to increase its numbers. The taint of evil still courses through the veins of all Araya’s and will so as Ged or Raevyx lead this great House. In Clandestine Ged reigns, but in Rhy’Din, Raevyx leads; long may they reign as Elders of House Araya.

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                                        House Araya 
                        _____________________|__________________ 
                       |                                        | 
         ?Elradriendir?-+-XAmadrierithX                     XHaracheaX 
            ___________|____________________                    | 
           |       |               |        |        **see Shadowmoon** 
          Ged  XMorrellX-*-?Nyxx? ?Xenia? ?Natalia?-*-?Xenith? 
                         |           |                        
                     ?Tamriel?    ?Nakia?                
  
                --=< Xenia Expansion >=-- 
  
      Xenia-*-XEvulX     Xenia-*-?Vathi?         Xenia-X-?Corrin? 
            |                  |               ________|________ 
        ?Damall?-+-?Hagen?  ?Draven?          |        |        | 
                                          ?Xaedra?  ?Xorrin? ?Silas?
  
       Xenia-*-XIngramX 
   *wed in another realm* 
*Jessail is Ingram's nephew* 
   *and adopted as Araya* 
            | 
       ?Jessail?-+-Skye 
                 | 
             ?Kaszmyr? 
  
                    --=<> BloodLine Extension <>=-- 
 -== Press Return ==- 

        ______________________________________________ 
       |       |         |         |          |       | 
  ?Phelan? ?Rajamic? ?Narisse?  XJigoralX  ?Renata? ?Miles?-*-Azuel 
                                                         _______|__
                                                        |          | 
                                                     Athix   ?Lorentzo? 
  
Araya Family Tree Legend&#58; 
-+- = Marriage 
-*- = Unmarried 
-X- = Divorced 
 |  = Natural Born 
 |  = Adopted 
 X  = Dead 
 ?  = Missing 
 |  = Owned
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                        House Araya 
               ______________|__________________ 
              |                                 | 
        -=Bloodmoon=-                     -=Shadowmoon=- 
        **see Araya **                          | 
                                            ?Harachea? 
                                ________________|________________ 
                               |                |                | 
                           XAelyssaX       XNihilsilmX      ?Gwennaire? 
                               |        
                             Raevyx 


Shadowmoon Family Tree Legend&#58; 
-+- = Marriage 
-*- = Unmarried 
-X- = Divorced 
 |  = Natural Born 
 |  = Adopted 
 X  = Dead 
 ?  = Missing
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