[!]A painting of the County of Ayr circa 1728
Decades ago, deep within the realm of Atlas, the House of Baruch remained a shadow of its former self. After a brief succession crisis following the death of Count Aldrik, Marius, who never expected to ascend to become the head of his family, struggled to keep his father’s holdings intact. Many of his followers, sceptical of his ability to lead, left for the capital of Markev, leaving Ayr and Greyguard Hold, the seat of House Baruch, barely defendable. Enemies of Haense were keen to take advantage of this, storming the keep and rebranding it “Arberrang”, taking hold of the precious Baruch relics hidden inside. Marius and his remaining family believed they had been lost forever, and for good reason. Following the siege of Greyguard with the Imperials emerging victorious and routing the Arberrang dogs from the lands, the following Baruch heirlooms were absent:
The Whalebone Coronet: A relic in which all Counts wore on the day of their ascension. An ivory white whalebone formed into a circlet with a crowned grey jewel symbolizing the prowess and prestige of the House of Baruch
The Whalebone sword: A silver blade with a whalebone hilt, its pommel curved as if it was the tail of a whale, a dark grey gem within it.
[!] The siege of Greyguard Hold in which the Baruch’s lost their home.
Now, almost five decades later, the Baruchs have found what is rightfully theirs. They had found the heathens who had taken their relics and have retaken them and they are now in the hands of the House of Baruch once more. As well as this the Baruch seat, Marianburg, has been erected for what will be 20 years. This is a time to rejoice with festivities! To celebrate this most joyous occasion the Count of Ayr, Sigmar Joren Baruch, along with his cousin the Baron of Gant, Joren Aldrik Baruch, wish to invite the noble families and their retinues within the Kingdom of Haenseti-Ruska to a feast which will be hosted by the Count Sigmar in the County of Ayr.
Sigmar Joren of the House of Baruch, Count of Ayr, Baron of Laval, Riveryn, and Voron, Guardian of the Haeseni Coast, Lord of Jorenstadt, and Marianburg, and Lord Kastellan of the Kingdom of Haenseti-Ruska
Joren Aldrik of the House of Baruch, Baron of Gant
[!] The Coat of Arms of House Baruch
[!] The coat of arms of the County of Ayr
((Friday, feast will be at 3:45 est in Ayr.))