Among the fragrant breezes and petals of pink also lay shadows. Summerset is not exempt from mortal sin, and the brazen display of severed fingers in the quaint Lillandrill plaza speak for the pits of degradation even the pristine Altmer may stoop to in order to appease their xenophobic zeal. The fingers swayed gently in the ocean wind, flesh ranging from dark brown to gray. They clinked against each other as they danced in the air, each finger pierced through the knuckle by what appeared to be fishing twine. The macabre display was strung among two lamp posts as if to serve as a festival decoration. The scene could perhaps be seen as such given the crowd that has gathered in observation of the atrocity.
The Divine Prosecution wasted little time removing the display and dispersing the crowd. Few would risk the wrath of those armor clad Justiciars, but eyes were watching from the shadows, and they would leave no spool of thread unfollowed. The perpetrator made an error in using a fishing line in their artwork.
Answers would be found at the docks...
The Mallari Varla, or Golden Star in old Aldmeri, is according to the Kinships and nobility of Summerset merely a myth. Whispers among the courts speak of the Nolaniir Kinship and the horrors that struck the island of Wavecrest long ago. Some even say that the battles waged on that island were so great it sank into the sea. The members of the Mallari Varla know differently.
The Mallari Varla operates as a secret society working towards the unification of all the Tamrielic races and cultures beneath the leadership of a new banner, a banner not depicting a dragon, lion, or eagle, but of a single golden star. The group is not above assassination or other criminal activity to achieve their goals. Freedom and equality are paramount to the Mallari Varla, and the cost of those values is never too high.
Members of the Mallari Varla operate beneath a strict code of conduct. No member shall speak of the group away from the shores of Wavecrest. Defection from the group with malicious intent is punishable by death- along with any risk towards the anonymity of its members. Secrecy is what has allowed the organization to serve Tamriel unimpeded.
The Mallari Varla is overseen by a governing body known as The Glimmering Council. Heading the council is the Paragon, the overarching leader of the organization. Beneath the Paragon sits three Exemplars, one for each of the three branches of the group. The Solar Exemplar oversees the Sun branch, the Lunar Exemplar oversees the Moons branch, and the Stellar Exemplar oversees the Stars branch. The three branches symbolize the different aspects of the cosmos and together form an overarching symbol of Mundus and Aetherius.
The ocean south of Summerset is rarely spoken about in the tales and affairs of Tamriel as the more exciting events on Nirn tend to occur to the north of those waves. Nothing but the odd Maormeri sailing vessel travel those waters, though rumors of a small pair of islands that only appear at night are a frequent tale on the lips of sailors nonetheless.
In truth, there is nothing overtly mystical about the islands, save for the enigmatic nature of the great Aldmeri spire that sits at the head of the larger island. At the tip of the tower sits a massive stone, the energies of the sun reflecting off its enchanted surface and casting a great sheet of magical energy far into the sky. This magic cascades down into the waves, effectively covering the island in a great dome of coalescing panels of energy. This dome warps and reflects the light of the sun in elusive ways, ensuring that the visibility of the island remains hidden. Unfortunately, this power fades at night as the sun dips below the horizon, and the magical light of the stars is not enough to power the spell. The island instead flickers in and out of view with haunting beauty, its appearance flecked with unnatural aurora until the sun emerges and the
land is hidden once more.
The islands themselves are nondescript, sharing the flora and fauna typical of Summerset, but no buildings, save for a rather robust villa on the smaller of the pair. The villa is the primary bastion for the members of the Mallari Varla and many make the pale halls their home after long expeditions or assignments. The less martially inclined find their days full of peaceful reflection on the shores of the islands, as the threats of greater Tamriel do not make landfall upon them.
The Sun represents the martial force of the Mallari Varla. The burning hole in the sky left by the flight of Magnus now represents our shimmering blade, and the lengths we will go to in order to see justice done. Those who represent The Sun are warriors, adventurers, and hunters. This sect is lead by the Solar Exemplar. Open positions within the Sun currently include Rangers, Emissaries, Paladins, and the Aegis.
The split body of Lorkhan is seen only at night, represented in the cosmos as Secunda and Masser. Those of The Moons represent shadow, and all that lurks in the dark. Thieves, assassins, smugglers, and criminals of renown often find themselves in this sect of the Mallari Varla. The Moons are lead by the Lunar Exemplar. Open positions within the Moons currently include the Nagaia, the Nesi, the Vasha, and the Varoth.
Magnus' children soon followed the flight of their father, ripping holes in Nirn and into Aetherius. The fractals of light dotting the night sky now come to represent magical energies, and the Mallari Varla take this symbolism to heart. The Stars are the home of the Mallari Varla's mages and scholars. They are overseen by the Stellar Exemplar. Open positions within the Stars currently include the Karan-Magis, the Magis av Gori, and the Magis av Agar.
Mallari Varla is an 18+ mature roleplaying guild on the ESO NA Server. We are a Tamriel-Unification group in character, though OOCly our goal is to provide a unique and positive community for fellow ESO RPers to come and weave the stories of their characters with others while experiencing the unique story set forth by our guild.
We are currently seeking two more players to fill out our Leadership Staff. If you are interested please contact one of the team members below.