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Avalloch Hall and the House of Dagda


In the beginning there was only the law maker Dagda. He was the craftsmen and the axle on which the wheel of the seasons turned.

Split from him was Modron. In the beginning she was as industrious and noble as Dagda but also as beautiful and a ferocious as the wilds she tamed for her works. She was his match and keeper of his hearth and furnace.

Of the children the first was Erawyn. He was the bastard of Dagda and least favored by his mother Modron whos womb did not bear him. From his un-natural birth he took Modron’s ferocity and love of the wilds.

From the natural love of Dagda and Modron came Aine. She was the expression of their passion and inherited Modron’s grace and beauty.

Finally came Lugaid the protector. He was prince of Dagda’s hall and with his sword the keeper of Dagda’s laws.


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Re: Avalloch Hall and the House of Dagda


When the time came for Dagda to bestow upon his beloved family realms of their own, he split the great wheel of the seasons into four kingdoms.

As the great mother, Modron was given first pick and choose for herself the realm of autumn. Within her season she rewarded man’s labor with nature by granting them the bounty of the land and would adorned the trees and wilds with the colors of her loom.

Aine was next to be given the choice because her brothers adored her most of all and could not tolerate her displeasure. Aine desiring the most beautiful kingdom and so took for herself the flowered mantle of spring and made it the season of love and pleasure.

Although Erawyn was the elder brother, Lugaid the legitimate prince was given choice before him. Summer became his realm and in it men played and worked under the noble sun and made battle only when honorable and necessary.

Dark winter was left for the bowman Erawyn who decreed that his kingdom would be a hard cold season to test the cunning and strong and teach men tenacity and ferocity.

Thus were the seasons granted to their lords.


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Re: Avalloch Hall and the House of Dagda


The Quarrel

While Erawyn was away on a great hunt the white stag Valineal and his sister Aine met and fell in love.

The fey lords rejoiced at this love for a marriage between the house of Dagda and the Lords of Beasts would at last unite the pantheons. Dagda and the brother Lugaid gave their approval of the union and a great wedding feast was held at Avalloch.
It was during this wedding feast that Erawyn returned from his hunt. Erawyn was enraged that although a bastard brother, his approval had not been sought for his sisters marriage. Also Aine was Erawyn’s favorite, and the knowledge that she was to be taken away to the hall of his nemesis Valineal forever pained him most of all.

In revenge Erawyn and his lost rangers slew a great deal of Valineal’s attendants outside the hall and proceeded to throw open the gates of winter upon the land to kill the plants of the forests and starve the green eating subjects of Valineal.

Erawyns bloody hunt was ended only when Dagda sent Modron to retrieve her son by his half pointed ear and drag him by it back to the hearth of Avalloch. There it was decided that for three quarters of the year Aine would reside with her husband but that during the time of spring she would return to her own garden. At this time Erawyn would release the land of his cold and visit with his sister.

This placated the wrathful Erawyn and has ever since remained the ritual of spring and winter.


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