Cyrus Smythe-Clive

Cyrus Smythe-Clive has been a member of The Council since 1892 (when he was quite young indeed) following the death of his beloved wife Tanith. A specialist in Ritual magic, he has a close relationship with his sister Rhoe Belisama and his daughter Gemma.   Along with Alexander Landry, he has handled most of the trips outside of Albion on Council business for a number of years. He's a skilled Ritual magic specialist, as well as a competent duellist He is a member of Animus Mundi.  

Family background

Cyrus comes from a well-off and respected family who aren't quite sure what to do with either Cyrus or his sister Rhoe Belisama (both very successful, but in different ways than expected).   Cyrus's life has pivotted around the death of his beloved wife Tanith during the birth of their daughter, Gemma, which led Cyrus into challenging for the Council very young. Now that Gemma is an adult, they have a fond and teasing relationship. He keeps a flat in Trellech, as well as at the family home (now largely Gemma's).  

Appears In


Sailor's Jewel

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In Sailor's Jewel, Cyrus and Rhoe are travelling to America (on a bit of Council business) when the stone he is conveying draws some entirely unwanted attention. He must use his ritual skills to help solve the problem, while also teasing Rhoe.

Carry On

Cyrus appears briefly in Carry On to lend support and witness one of Rhoe's particular plots.  


During Eclipse, Thesan Wain and Isembard Fortier spend some time talking with Cyrus and a couple of other Council members at the Winter Solstice celebrations at The Council Keep  

The Hare and the Oak

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In The Hare and the Oak, Cyrus is intrigued by the problem Mabyn has picked up from the first - and after he helps scry for a lost heir, he's even more willing to help. He's not sure what to make of Mabyn's reserve and caution, but as they continue to work together, they discover they have quite a lot in common. The next steps, however, will require Cyrus to come to grips with his own past.



Born: 1867   Family: Profession: Member of The Council 
Ritual magic specialist.   Education: Schola, Fox House   Member of Animus Mundi.