Lord Gideon Weaveforger, Third Son of House Weaveforger of Quinaria, Husband to Lady Kleidin du Tenkukai Laurent-Belmont, Exemplar of the Pegasus Fernosti of the Red Strand, Knight of the Kingdom of Kormyre, Esteemed Lord of Kaladonia, Former Knight Protector of Pendarvin, Former Master of Arms of Travance, Former Master of the Mage's Guild, Former Priest of Brazen, and Hero of Travance has passed on from this mortal-plane.
The Kaladonian Lord laid his life down as he had lived it; in the selfless service and defense of his friends, comrades, family, and the very Good of Arawyn itself. Lord Weaveforger took to the field for the last time on the evening of October 1st 1222. He joined the fight alongside his loyal Travancian comrades and countrymen on the Citrine Isles of Sevenlore. In the heat of battle he was mortally wounded by the Commodore of the Dread-Iron Fleet. The Dread Commodore had come to the Citrine Isles to plunder and pilfer the Sevenite vaults for their arcane secrets. The Fleet utilized a devastating weapon known as a weavestorm to shred the Weave across the islands and leave her defenseless to the Obsidian assault. Lord Weaveforger braved the metaphysical hurricane regardless, and upon sacrificing his own life, joined with his exemplar quelling the Weavestorm and turning the tide of battle.
The Commodore's forces, scattered and routed in the aftermath, left their iniquitous commander exposed to a killing blow by Serr Kestrel, Knight and Warlord of Kaladonia, who ended the fiend rightly and avenged her former lord.
On a personal note,
The Weave has gained one of the greatest servants of the common good I think this world will ever come to know. Selfless, pragmatic, generous, loyal, wise, kind, and stalwart-- these words seem shallow in depicting the noble and man I had the honor of serving under and alongside over the years. There are no words I can write in common tongue that can depict the profundity of this loss. I am no poet and would not wish to offend Brazen with further middling attempts here. Instead the bells of the Cathedral districts of Stonefall will ring out at the Hours of Mourning for a fortnight and a day while more formal vigils and observations are organized. For those wishing to attach their own remembrances beneath this missive, such things are welcome.
For those with further questions regarding this matter, they may send such missives privately to my offices or seek out others involved in this matter who would field them.
In Remembrance and Service,
Magistrate Robert Tzaareth
Lord Gideon was a friend and a mentor. I did not bear witness to his sacrifice, but I will never forget it. He was a true Hero.
I don't know what to say so I'll just start talking and this fellow will just keep writing it down,
Death is an awful steady thing for me and mine, but this one hits me somehow different. His Lordship was always good to me and mine before there was any cause to be. He saw the common as any Noble should but rarely do. He dealt with us fairly, and was ever generous in action as he was in word. He charitably helped us find landfall in the Kaladonian lands and for that I am ever grateful. I further feel the weight of nobility, not for only the Valos-granted dignity of the rank and its responsibility over my neighbors, but because it is one held by men of his worth and virtue. I pray, in his wyzardom, tho Eodra loses Lord Gideon's company, that he will grant me some of his wisdom in the trials I have yet to face.
Serr Thomas Bell
Lord Gideon Weaveforger was one of the first faces many would meet when they arrive in Travance. He was a paragon of nobility and wisdom who would put others before himself, be them friend or foe. He was a teacher who wished to learn to create wonders with their hands and with magic, a mentor for those sought guidance, and a father for many who felt lost or forlorn. No matter who you are or where you came from he would reach out with open arms and an open heart. He was a hero in every sense of the word. May his memory be honored, may his name be remembered and may his legacy inspire us to be the better with each passing day. -Ser Kanas Silverfang of Kormyre
The Heart of Valos grieves the loss of Gideon Weaveforger,
lord and exemplar, hero and friend.
I did not know the former Lord long, but the time that I did know him was a truly blessed time. Had Magnus not scooped be up into his care I more than likely would have became a vassal to Gideon and Kaladonia.
He gave me a place to stay in his land when I was new to Travance and knew nothing of this place Without him I probably would have had no place to go, but he saw to it I had some place safe to camp when visiting the proper. Gideon was always a face newer members of the Barony could come to and seek aid, so much I'd recommend any new person I saw to have a chat with him over anyone else about the way things are handled here in Travance. Gideon would always help them.
His kindness spoke volumes about the man he was, and when it was time to put on a more serious face, I never feared that it was for an unjust cause. If Gideon headed into battle, those around him did not hesitate to follow. We have truly lost someone irreplaceable. May his soul find peace, and finally rest... Cheers Lord Gideon. -Kieran Briste-Laoch Squire of Kormyre
**OOG this note is pinned with an arrow at the top and an arrow at the bottom, both with Emerald colored fletchings**
I wasn't personally there, but my second half was and just informed me and gave me the vision of his final moments.
I am saddened I was not present at this battle to fight alongside my former Lord for his last time on the field of battle but there was no other way that I think Gideon would want to die. He died doing what he always did. Protecting those who needed it.
Gideon was a man that we all should aspire to be. He was noble and had his strong personal convictions but that didn't stop him from allowing others to do the work that needed to get done.
When I was a Knight and Warlord of Kaladonia I would not have sworn an oath to any other Lord in Travance. Not out of hatred of the other Lords. But because Gideon was the leader that I was proud to serve under and trusted.
I hope that all those in Travance that state they follow the path of good and noble follow Gideon's example. Because there is no other better example.
I will bring the news of this loss to Selendrias as he was a key figure that strengthened Travance's relationship with my Kingdom. We will honor him in the typical way of our kind for heroes. And keep a candle lit until it burns out on its own and I will personally honor him every Keryth'rina and I hope my fellow elven brethren will do the same,
It was an honor Gideon.
- Emerald Huntsman
- March Warden of Selendrias
I'm not an affluent poet, nor a learned scholar, and my words will not live up to expectations I have in my head. I'm not a man that I would consider good, nor would I consider myself able to uphold what I'm about to say: Gideon was one of the only people I have ever looked up to. A Craftsman without parallel: His work was beautiful and immaculate. I've never seen another Smith forge such incredible armaments. I could and would for hours examine the weapons and equipment he crafted for the lucky members of Travance. A Leader worth listening to: He never lead from a position of demand or fear, nor did he attempt to convince with vain self proclamations of self sacrifice and virtue. He was a man who you followed into battle because there was no doubt of his priorities. He was Pragmatic, and Altruistic at the same time. A combo that is not often seen. A Man who cared: I've never seen or heard anyone speak of Gideon as a man who brushed people off. Nor have I ever witnessed it with my own eyes. From his wife, to his knights, to his vassals, to members of the town, and even to his enemies, Gideon would extend himself to understand their woes, offer advice and even help at his own detriment. I do not know much of what it means to be a Paladin. But even without Fiona, Gideon exemplified all of the tenants I've heard of. Perhaps more than any I've seen. With Wisdom and Gentleness he lead the town, and we are far worse without him as a figurehead. While I'll never live up to his example, I urge others to attempt to. Because he was one of the greatest Heroes to ever live. -Seth