Warning: this is quite dark.
"Darkstalker... What did you do to them?"
"What I always promised I would."
- An exchange between Darkstalker and a "revived" Clearsight.
Armed forces of the UPCUD
As part of their entry into the Union of Pyrrhian Crowns Under Darkstalker, the tribes of Pyrrhia disbanded their armies. A single unified army was formed, known simply as the Pyrrhian Army. This vast force mainly serves to enforce order in the kingdoms of the Union.
There are two other armies.
The first of these is Vulture's private army, the Talons of Power. As a reward to Vulture, Darkstalker allows them to do pretty much as they will, as long as the keep in within the bounds of the Kingdom of Sand (with the exception of a few groups he allows to raid the former Ice Queendom for slaves).
The second is the NightWing Royal Guard, an exclusive force of NightWings officially under the direct commend of Queen Fierceteeth. Each of these dragons has been granted a special ability by Darkstalker. They form the new aristocracy of the Queendom (along with a few decrepit nobles from the old island). Most of them have little real experience in combat, and all of them are hated by the soldiers of the Pyrrhian army.
Agate Mountain Palace:
Created in a single year through the power of animus magic, this is where Darkstalker holds court, when not visiting the Night Queendom. The palace is colossal, almost like a small city (and every room where Dakstalker might wish to visit is sized accordingly). Notable rooms include the Trophy Room, where Dakstalker keeps the skull of Queen Glacier and and some of the remaining IceWing gifts; the Throne Room, a room of obscene splendour, long show-trials, and executions in the style of Arctic's death; the various suites belonging to Glory, Turtle and Winter, which they are utterly powerless to leave.
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