The Arluenian Throne
The Red Birds
The Red birds were formed as a rebel group which wanted to instill Sir Robin Ravenstorm as the King of Arluen over 60 years ago. Hundreds flocked to the banner of “King” Robin and Loyalist forces nicknamed his forces the Red Birds and the Moniker stuck. So the War of the Manticore and Ravens began. Sir Robin was overthrown after 4 years of bloody combat at the Battle of Brighthill, but the Red Birds factions were not routed and the Lords who backed Sir Robin were forced into exile fleeing to remote fiefdoms in Vurland gathering allies and waiting. Many other wars were fought in King Thomas’s long reign and whenever the realm was weakened the Red Birds swept in with some Ravenstorm lordling from Vurland to start another rebellion doomed to fail. After the 4th Red Bird Rebellion King Thomas took Alerie Ravenstorm as his third wife and pardoned her brothers and cousins and welcomed them back to Arluen. Now with House Ravenstorm indebted to the Crown the Red Birds had no Claimant to back for ascension and turned to Banditry and Anarchism. Few Red Birds today are noble Knights or Rebel lords but instead savage and vicious broken men with no were else to go more like a Thieves Guild now than a Insurgent Group. Even 60 years after their inception the Red Birds still plague Arluen today.