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The Red Court is one of the Fomorian Courts.

Overview

Unlike the elusive White Court, there is reputedly little subtlety about the Red Court. Masters of war, lords of fire, poison, and chaos, they have little need for deception except for the occasional tactical deceit to keep the war flags flying. Thunderous, blood-sodden intelligences that underlie the human psyche, the red fomorians have killed as many people in their sleep as the combined armies of the world. The War-Dream, which has long slept beneath Kureksarra's killing fields, now spreads beyond the Red Plain's dusty borders. Throughout the surrounding Dreaming, competing nobles, barbarian warlords, and would-be conquerors position themselves for the greater war that surely is to come. Some seek out alliances to defend their borders while others attack their neighbors to curry favor with the Red Court. Among these petitioners are various Denizen tribes, as well as giants, the great wyrms of land and air, and even stranger creatures. And yet no pronouncement has been issued; no single member of the Red Court has actually been seen. Indeed, it is widely believed by those who study such things, that it is not the entire court but just one of its members (a creature known as Phlogiston the Jester) that has awakened. Even if true, though, one is more than enough. The Five Great Beasts continue their eternal battles over the nine key fragments to the Triumph Casque of Sorrows, but even this has changed. The oldest of the Beasts, Lord Harroth the Mute of House Balor, has abruptly retired from the field, placing his forces in a defensive posture. While some believe this is because he was losing the war, others theorize that he has already won. General over several tribes of fir-bholg and naraka, Harroth is rumored to be furthering the Red Court's designs in the Autumn World. It is believed that the Red Court battles not for any particular territorial or political ends, but simply for the love of unbridled destruction.

References

  1. CTD. Denizens of the Dreaming, pp. 88-89.
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