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Jeweled Amber and the War of Balance

This is a campaign with four Arcs.

  • Call to the Kin: Closed. The first campaign was from 1997 to 2003
  • Azcala Rising: Closed. The second campaign was 2013
  • The Red Sword Calls: Active: The third and current campaign began in December 2018
  • Red Sword Triumphant: In Development.

By Michael J. Watson, in Southern California.

There is a lot of the information found in this Wiki concerning the Jeweled Amber game that is information available before the game. If however you come to play in the JR&WoB game consider this information the word on the street , the skinny , the whispers in the dark , the word around the campfire , the rumor I heard Dame Margot tell the Little King Michael in the kitchen , and bold faced lies. Just sayin.


Colored Fonts in the work below

  • Green lettering note major section of this work.
  • Dark blue lettering are usually links to other pages
  • Red Lettered sections are usually meant to point out important elements for players in the Jeweled Amber universe

Quick References

  • Diners of Amber The basic guide to all places strange and wonderful. But don't be mistaken to think they are all safe. This is the main article that kept Jeweled Amber alive so long. Read, explore, & enjoy.
  • Heirs and spares: A lexicon of Who is Who in the House Bariman.
  • Timeline of Jeweled Amber : Whats happened, when it happened, when people entered history.
  • Precedence of Powers : A general over view of whats more powerful then what and a bit about them.
  • Jeweled Amber Skill Points : A system for ADRPG for developing character's interests.
  • CHAD : Clean Halls and Dens-A Mercenary Guild
  • The Jeweled Road : The game's namesake and the road from east to west. The Jeweled Road is a single road that starts at the foot of Mount Kolvir and the gates to castle Amber and stretches along paths once taken by the Black Road all the way to the Abyss of Chaos. Along the way roads, trails, paths, highways and great roads were annexed by the magic of the Jeweled Road.
  • Jeweled Amber Trump Decks. : The telephone books of Jeweled Amber.

Jeweled Amber House Rules


Convention Quick Links

This is for players in convention games. Since the majority of history isn't needed for limited play games take a look at these in general.

Find a parent here for your convention characters.

For Convention Characters skills are very important. They give the player and the GM a general idea of the things a character might have spent years of their lives doing in shadow.

Campaign Particulars of Note

Diners of Amber

The seminal work of the Jeweled Amber multiverse. What began as the snarky Article of Submission for Prince Bleys became a "Tour Guide's Book" of the universe for travelers allowed to find their way among the multiverse by the creation of the Jeweled Road.

At Random's request and Dworkin's demand Prince Bleys continually revises the article and makes explorations and commentary on cards of newly arrived card as the deck continues to Expand. This annoys Prince Bleys but he has come to accept his role as the unwilling Docent of Amber.

The King Random's Deck has become an ubiquitous part of many people's lives as they frequently check to see if the deck has grown. This also annoys Prince Bleys and delights his siblings.

Articles of Submission

Jeweled Amber-Articles of Submission : Random required them of his kith and kin. They are in the tome called King Random's Reign available at all the stylish book stores and most the disreputable taverns.

Who's Who? PCs and NPCs

Players are welcome to comment on Who's Who citations

Stories of the Realm

  • also available in King Random' Reign

These stories wer originally made for the Jeweled Amber game and may be part of the upcoming Jeweled Road and the War of Balance game

Heirs and spares

This document is comprised of the most accurate accounting of the family line of Dworkin Bariman, a rebel Lord of Chaos.

This is a compilation list created from multiple sources.

  • *The Amber College of Heralds: The most detailed original listing of the royalty and nobility of Amber and the keeper of their bloodlines and their heraldry. While they had the publicly known list of the children of Oberon the vast majority of their work concerned noble houses, royal letters patent, and royal and noble charters.
  • *The Heirs and Spares document: Received from the Courts of Chaos, created and maintained by Duchess Maylon Hendrake. This work was delivered to King Random by Maylon Hendrke when she served her first term as Ambassador to Amber from Chaos. It was something of a threat and revealed the depths of knowledge concerning the members of the royal family as well as revealing the lines of Amberites created by Lord Darnuthas rasaka afuras that were in the Benedict/Hendrake breeding program. This collection included the names of the First Brood as well but nothing else on them.
  • *The Researches of King Finndo: This collection of cards and descriptions came from research done by King Finndo, initially during his reign but continuing long after, only made public after the delivery of Maylon Hendrakes Heirs and Spares document. These detailed the First Brood of Oberon up to and including Princes Osric, Finndo,Benedict, Elfwine, Borlak, and Finndo, and princesses Cymnea, Orsolla, and Evelyn.
  • Dworkin's admissions: Dworkin has admitted to fathering two other lines of Amberites. The Verna Line and the Vincent Line.
  • The Admissions of Fisk: Fisk is a son of Osric who has had little connection to amber despite living in the City of Amber itself all along. His criminal empire is a source of concern for some but he has an understanding with King Random. He submitted a closely held article of submission as well as a listing of his progeny. These include his daughter Jade, grandson Quin, and grandson Abelvi.

Timeline of Jeweled Amber

A general list of things that have happened over the course of history



"Call to the Kin"-First Arc-1997 to 2003 -Closed

Call to the Kin of Bariman

"Azcala Unleashed"-Second Arc- 2013-Closed

"Red Sword Calls"-Third Arc 2018 to present-Ongoing

"Red Sword Triumphant"-Fourth Arc- In development



Diners of Amber

A must read resource to Jeweled Amber Places in the King Random's Trump Deck.

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Great Houses of Amber

Empire of Amber

Kingdom of Vulsara

Originally Vulsar Base or Vulsara which was the headquarters of the Amber Star Fleet


An autonomous Kingdom under the auspices of the Empire of Amber


An autonomous Grand Duchy under the auspices of the Empire of Amber.


A series of warlike shadows with a rotating collection of kings, queens, dukes and warlords who constantly fight among each other but all are fiercely loyal to Amber.

Demesne of Tragal The Protectorate of Adasona
Far Isle

An unincorporated region of the Kingdom of Amber

Golden Circle Kingdoms


A Crown Jewel of the Golden Circle-The Second Kingdom


A Crown Jewel of the Golden Circle-The Third Kingdom


A Crown Jewel of the Golden Circle-The Fourth Kingdom


Crown Jewel of the Golden Circle-The Fifth Kingdom. Master of Waters.


The Western Isle.

The Protectorate of Adasona

Breadbasket to Amber


Barbarian Splendor


Big and Meaty grill-masters to Amber


a minor realm known for its wine and olive exports.

Alagulpa Riesa

A victim of the Jeweled Road, a realm not connected to the interstate highway.

Sagalina's Downside

  • Fully Realized Primal Realms.

Amber, Mandalay, Avalon, Courts of Chaos, Calmir, Paragon

Amber: Pattern Mandalay: Mark
Avalon: Pattern Courts of Chaos: Logrus
Calmir: Kangular Paragon: Sigil


Regor, Azcala, Trasidy, Alamond, Pócaí, Atlantis

Adagalasck, Talwas, Bursain,Subterra

High Order Constructs-Primal Realms of a Lesser Nature.


Realm of Czar Nicholas and Czarina Clarissa. Roughly Russian in character.


The Realm of Tonacat. Roughly Aztec in character


Secret Rulers of Trasidy. Roughly Persian in Character


An Amusement Park. No, Really. Its an Amusement park. Nothing sinister about it at all. Really, nothing. Don't believe me? Go see for yourself.


A tiny Pocket Realm. Vaugally Tibetan and Swiss


A great realm sealed off from visitors.


The realm of King Julian & Queen Nina, with Duke Caine and Duchess Emile.


A squiggle of note. A burr in the waves of shadow. An unfinished project with sword on the loose.


A realm sealed from most visitors recently cracked a slight bit open.

The Jeweled Road

The Jeweled Road is the cross-shadow road connecting Amber to Chaos. It has side roads connections to many different places.

Waymets Rest-stops on the Jeweled Road

Places in Shadow


A major pattern in a fallen shade realm. The Origin realms of the Forces of the Korag Empire and CHAD



The Realm of Prince Hamilton [[4]]

Randal in the Vulsara Galaxy

  • A somewhat seedy world popular with race enthusiasts and high adventure camping & hiking sportsman.

Ang Ri

  • A Realm close to Chaos.


A high tech shadow.


The far western realm of mostly boundless Chaos

Courts of Chaos

The Ruling hub and the populations of much of Chaos

The Great Abyss

The Abyss is the vast diving line between Chaos and the Shadowlands and their Primal Realms.

Cross-Shadow Topics


Large structural habitations.

  • Arcology A conversation about Urban Planning

Kingdom of Amber and the Planet of Amber

Seasons and the Calendar of Amber

In Short:

  • Seasons: The planet that the kingdom of Amber is on the one major body of land. There are several small Island chains. It has has 4 seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. The winter tends to be mild except in the arctic regions which has a permanent ice cap. The Antarctic region has an occasionally occurring ice block that lasts a decade then melts.
  • Day Night Time: Amber has a 25 hour day. There are two 30 minute breaks between two 12 hour sets. A Nightbreak after the 12 pm and before 1 am. A Daybreak after 12 am and before 1 pm.
  • Calendar:
    • The standard calendar of the Kingdom of Amber has 12 months of 30 days.
    • Each Month has 5 weeks of 6 days.

There are 4 Festival Holidays throughout the year.

  • New Years: A 5 day one at New Year.
  • King's Day: 1 day holiday after the third month. "
  • Sunbright:a 3 day Summer holiday after the 6th month.
  • Queen's Day:a 1 day holiday after the 9th month.

The CCC holds its main 3 day event, the Sunbright CCC Festival, over the yearly Sunbright holiday.

City of Amber

Regions of Amber

Castle Amber


Groups in Amber

Official groups in Amber

Unofficial Groups in Amber

From mercantile organizations, fraternal groups, secret societies and the Under-culture.


Court of Amber & Royal Staff

Noble Houses of Amber

House Chantris
House Feldane
House Urien
House Norwolf
House Hale

Royal and Noble Houses outside Amber

House Cabaseala

A Noble House of Diega

Known Houses and Families in and out of Amber

House Clemens
The Family Sly

A family of carters and delivery people in Amber known for reliable services.

Military of Amber

Military of Amber

Elites Amber's Elite Guard-Castle Guards, Royal Protective Service, Diplomatic Messengers

Knighthood in Amber

Amber Star Fleet


People and Beings

Names and Notables in Jeweled Amber

A running game log of people and places. Players should feel free to add names and places that get mentioned in play.

People of Shadow

These are people that can be found in shadow that are not necessarily affiliated with any of the great realms or their circle. This is a running list of names of people, scenarios, regions, and other oodles of people I might mention in game play. Players are encouraged to edit this page for content.

Races in Jeweled Amber

A Collection of races known in the Shadows of Amber.

Player Characters and Character Information


Heirs and spares

An accounting of the House Bariman and its genealogy.

Primal Creature

Creatures of prime powers claiming great power generated by the power of wide variety of creatures of their type.

Character Interaction

Queens of Amber

Knightly Orders in Jeweled Amber

CHAD-Clean Halls And Dens guild

Wanderers and Far Travelers

The Bookmobile


The Mana Merchant

Mana Merchant

Warrior Core and Lord Gladiator Association



Powers and Game Mechanics

Powers & Points

These are the Powers and point costs associated with the Patterns of Amber & Avalon, the Logrus, and other High Order Constructs.

Flavors of the Pattern

Esoteric differences in Pattern Imprints. Wild. Calm.

Primal Constructs

Non-Realm Bassed High Order Constructs

Mal at Riess

A High Order Construct

Arden Stone

A High Order construct

Antiques and Artifacts

Pattern Artifacts

Artifacts known or assumed to have been created using High Order powers.

General and Known Pointed Artifact Descriptions

A collection of known items.

The Blades Of Red Gale

Vulcan created, Brand improved.

Potent Potables and Various Enhancements

Alcohols of Amber

Animals of Amber


Low Order Shadow Magic

Low Order magic systems

Warlock Magery

A low Order Magical System based on the game Warlock

Artisian Systems

A collection of spells taught to perform artistic endevours


A Low Order Magical System based on the game Warlock

Warlock Clericals

Clerical systems based on the game Warlock.

Jeweled Amber Wizardry

A low Order Magical System based on AD&D [[5]]


A Low Order Magical System based on Role Master & Spell Law


Low Order magic for the creation of temporary magical items.


A low order system of natural magic use expressed in "knacks" and hexes/


Low Order simple magics. Easy to learn.

Warlock Thievish Skills

  • Burglar
  • Investigator
  • Pickpocket

Specific Creatures


History, Contemplation, and Conversations of Note

Historical Topics

Interregnum and the Repair

Benedict/Hendrake breeding program

  • The program of House Hendrake creating a line of Chaosians able to use the pattern of Amber.


  • A commentary on a term in common usage.

Commentary of Cosmology

Question of Infinity


Red Sword Calls-FB Posts

Contemplations on the Nature of Benedict

Jeweled Amber-Articles of Submission

Brand and Dalt and the Deep Blue Sea

  • A conversation on the ramparts.

A Conversation on the Fey in Amber

Vek & Kibar discuss the Fea.

The Universe is Tricky

A conversation on Squiggles with Random and Dworkin

Conference in the Tower

Random, Benedict, Bleys, Brand, Arloxedra discuss Agrom, Vance, and King Random's Progress

Various Stories

Random and Benedict

The Pad of Little Puppy Dog Feet-Tale of Fleece

Fleece and friends

Giovanni of Amber-The Jack of Amber

Thin Whip-Jurt's Tale

Galvar's Run

Alvah's Journals

Relmapator Running Journal

Tombs-Bleys & Caine


Many Lives

Vek's Journal on Randal

Mark of Creation-Manadaly

In the Shadow of Red Wine

Warwick of Avalon

Birdie of the Tower



Concepts and Priorities

Jeweled amber sway

Realms effected by proximity to Amber though not necessarily part of the Golden Circle Signatory Treaty

Shade Realms

Near shadow reflections of High Order Inscriptions such as Amber.

Aging in Amber

Effects of High Order Constructs on the Aging process of mortals.

If I'd died without hope of grace clause

The dangers of taking mortals to Amber.


Game Mechanic Topics

Skill System In Amber DRPG

Jeweled Amber Skill Points: This system allows Players & Game Master to gain insight into Pc's interest.

Special Knowledge

Special Knowledge is an opportunity to add RP elements to a character's background or experiences, either at character creation or during game play.


Zero Point Character-Jeweled Amber

Past Games

The Black Road Less Traveled


Convention Games

Current Con

Tir Con June 2022


Past Cons

Ambercon Northwest 2020

  • Main Games

Tiny Amber

  • Ambercon side game.

ACNW 2021

Taziliwere-For Wine and Oil

Ambercon Northern Ireland

Siege of Bunny Free

Past Jeweled Amber Arcs

Since the First Arc was originally face to face and ended online, there is little remaining of those games and those characters.

Second Arc-Azcala Unleashed

Player Page While these PCs were part of the Second game it is uncertain if they remain in the active game as NPCs as yet. Some may be included if needed or some may be members of a Shade of Amber.



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Other Topics


The Little Game

A game unrelated to Amber. An exercise in minimalism.

Available Characters

The Black Road-A Fanzine

These are articles i submitted to the fanzine. They are separate works and may not represent how these are run in my game.



Various Veks

The various shadows of Vek

Vek Hendrake in Jeweled Amber


Non Sequiturs

Many Colours, All of them Amber

A personal Amber page with interesting stuff [[8]]

One Nebraska of Hamsters

Unit Designations


Tangency Cookbook

Because its funny what you run across.


Zine-The Black Road

Mixed Content Storage


If the Fishing is Good, the Living is Good-Raksir-Blake Fisher and the World of Raksir[[9]]


End Comments

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