Alora's Quill

Dipped in blood

Lady Alora Sybrant is perhaps the most frightening woman in recent Seruic history. If her journals are to be believed, over two hundred young women and girls fell victim to her lust for blood.
— A scholar
  Alora's quill was the quill Lady Alora Sybrant used to write her journals, which detailed her crimes over a ten year period. Most notably, each of her victims' names were inscribed in their own blood.   The quill is made of the feather of a white raven, with a wicked point made of silver. It is currently held in a vault below the Needle in the city of Ebonvale. People who have seen the quill in person report it to have a somewhat malevolent aura, though scholars argue that this is merely due to knowledge of its history.   Alora was the youngest child and only daughter of the former High Lord Stephen Sybrant. Uncommonly for a High Lord of Serukis's daughter, she did not get married; instead, her father indulged her every whim. He even had a separate residence built for her, a beautiful building known as Butterfly Hall. In 4592 EA, after the title of High Lord had passed to him, her brother, Colton, discovered some disturbing rumours that their father had been intentionally suppressing. Butterfly Hall was raided and Alora's journals discovered, which left Colton in no doubt of her crimes. She was imprisoned and subsequently executed, with the quill kept as a reminder of what power could do left unchecked.

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23 Jul, 2021 21:43

That is dark, but I like it because it opens the door for much more stories! My favourite is Butterfly Hall... I'm biased, I love butterflies. <3

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24 Jul, 2021 10:08

Thank you! I'm looking forward to writing about Butterfly Hall in the future. It's a beautiful place.

25 Jul, 2021 19:02

Dang, this is super dark, it's got a Silence of the Lambs vibe to it! I wonder what Alora did to her victims, but I'd just as soon as not know, in all reality. :O

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25 Jul, 2021 20:56

This got a lot darker than I expected it to get. I'm sure there'll be more articles about her in the future. Thank you!

27 Jul, 2021 12:18

You managed to write this in such a way that I wish there was more!

27 Jul, 2021 19:02

Thanks! There will be more at some point after SC! :D

27 Jul, 2021 15:50

I love they history in the quill, Its always a pleasure to read :)

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27 Jul, 2021 19:02

Thank you! <3

28 Jul, 2021 01:32

Creepy... but also really interesting. I hope you elaborate a bit on exactly what Alora's crimes were, although I am slightly worried that it will be a bit gory. Actually, no, I have some pretty dark imaginings. I'll probably be fine.   Looking forward to more!

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28 Jul, 2021 01:40

Yeah I have a whole bunch of stubs about her now, so... more to come in the future, I guess. Thank you! :D

29 Jul, 2021 08:17

That was creepy and extraordinary indeed! I see lots of stubs, so I assume there's a lot more to be learned about this person, her quill, and their "adventures"...

29 Jul, 2021 10:06

Yes, definitely more to come. :) Thank you!

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Amélie I. S. Debruyne
5 Aug, 2021 12:48

Aww, very bloody story :p Any reason she did that? Just because she could and was bored? Or was she trying to accomplish something specific like the countess Báthory?

5 Aug, 2021 13:43

Báthory was definitely an inspiration for Alora. My feeling for Alora is that she did it because she enjoyed it, but I think I'll explore her more in different articles later. :D

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E. Christopher Clark
6 Aug, 2021 00:25

What a fascinating relic! Like others have said before me, I'm dying for more on Butterfly Hall and on Lady Alora in general.

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6 Aug, 2021 00:30

Thank you, Chris! :D

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R. Dylon Elder
25 Aug, 2021 22:43

Ok sorry, kitchen got cleaned then forgot. I'm here tho. Let's do it.     First of all, I LOVE that she used their own blood to write their names. It's like yeah, serial killer trophy, but classy. I realllllly hope you have more written kn this subject cause I MUST KNOW MORE. how were they killed? Why were they killed?

26 Aug, 2021 22:52

I definitely need to write more about her during World Ember, I think! Serial killer trophy was the feeling I was going for. Thank you.

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