Heywesh Tal

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Heywesh Tal is a Blooded Ven Baron affiliated with the House of the Wolf in the PbP game, Light Into Darkness.


Heywesh Tal is the sickly youngest son of Marquis Mxura Tal, a Wolf made famous by his countless deeds of glory and brutality. Mxura's view of Heywesh as a disappointing weakling became fuel for a fire within Heywesh's soul, though one can argue whether this fire has propelled Heywesh or consumed him.

Heywesh threw himself into the study of the sword and of dueling, becoming a devotee of Tatjan Adrente, Suaven of Duels. The local Q'val who tended the shrine to Tatjan became both his spiritual and martial instructor. Heywesh's spirituality, prowess, and respect for the law are deeply intertwined. More than one Ven was caught off guard by Heywesh's natural talent for the Wolf Demands Territory school of sword fighting. One in particular ended up falling down a staircase.

Heywesh's mother, Isla Mwrr, realized quicker than her hard husband that Heywesh was going to live to see adulthood. This insight lead to planning, and her planning lead to Heywesh's marriage to Lura Yvarai. On paper, it was a good match. Heywesh was a young Wolf who could wear a sword proudly, but his body seemed born ready for Solace. Lura in turn was a trained puja (lawyer) with acceptable breeding, but frighteningly sincere smile proved too much for more than one suitor. To everyone's surprise, Lura and Heywesh actually got along, Heywesh was able to get Lura into serious discussions, and Lura was able to find Heywesh's sense of humor. The mothers were quite happy, deciding to overlook the total lack of attraction, physical or otherwise, between Lura and Heywesh. Afterall, attraction is for romance, not for marriage. And after Lura successfully have birth to a son, Lura & Heywesh also seemed quite happy, though their relationship has continued to be slightly idiosyncratic.

Heywesh jumped at the opportunity to help Gryndel tame the Black Isles, as he hopes it will finally win his father's approval.

Family Information

Dominant parent: Wolf Marquis Mxura Tal
Secondary parent: Serpent Countess Isla Mwrr
Birth Order: 3rd
Surviving Siblings: One older Serpent brother (Weatha Mwrr).
Dead Siblings: One older sister
Marital Status: Married with 1 son ("Vrdj").


X Bear's Strength
3 Elk's Cunning
4 Falcon's Courage
2 Fox's Beauty
2 Serpent's Wisdom
4 Wolf's Prowess


Spring Phase (Age 17)

  • Like a Sister – Heywesh treats Lura less like a wife and more like a little sister
    • Invoke: Actions that directly benefit Lura Yvarai
    • Tag: Lura's actions can cause problems for Heywesh
    • Compel: To make Lura want or need something
  • Senvu – Heywesh is a student of Wolves Require Territory, a sword style based on a philosophy of controlling space and crowding opponents.
    • Invoke: When using a sword. Opponents always think a tactical retreat or a sidestep will work out. By all means, please, relinquish your ground....
    • Tag: Stand your ground. Be stubborn. Irrationally so. When you get crowded, crowd back. This is how you deal with a Wolf that demands more than he can take. Just make sure he can't actually take it.
    • Compel: Those in your shadow are your pack, and packs must be defended.
  • His Only Wolf Son – Mxura Tal is Heywesh's famous, overbearing father. Heywesh isn't his only son, but he is the only son who is a Wolf. Unfortunately, Mxura's opinion of his shriveled, sickly son is not particularly high.
    • Invoke: Public actions worthy of his father's approval
    • Tag: Actions his father would disapprove of
    • Compel: Go out of his way to display his independence from his father


Morningstar Province is Heywesh Tal's domain.

  • Morning Star Castle
    • Castle 1
  • The Rising
    • Village 2
  • Basking Villa
    • Farm 1
  • The Cloudless Plains
    • Plains 1
  • Eclipsing Cliff
    • Mountain 1
  • Horizon Harbor
    • Shoreline 1
  • Shaded Forest
    • Forest 1

For more information, visit the Domain page.