Return of the Hydra
The Ennearchs (‘rulers of nine’ or ‘nine rulers’) or the Daughters of Hiberne are a secret organization that has ‘guarded’ Tesserane for thousands of years. Their purposes are unknown, but the influence they wield cannot be underestimated.The Ennearchs consist of nine ancient ‘families’, each with his own specialty. The last decades, there are rumors of a schisma between the ‘Green’ and the ‘Red’. Unlike their male counterpart, the Sons of Ethelhorn, the Ennearchs seldomly interfere themselves, although they are not afraid of dirtying their own hands if someone really threatens the ‘balance’. The Sons of Ethelhorn protect Tesserane against Demonic invasions, but the Daughters of Hiberne deal with threats from within. Many a expanding nation has fallen to their power, and many an arrogant adventurer or self-proclaimed hero as well. The always operate in groups of nine, although they can split further into teams of three. Short of an army, almost no one has been able to defeat even a single group of them, and least of all adventurers, for the Ennearchs possess two things adventurers will never have: coordination and … a plan!
One would do well not to interfere with their plans, certainly not in Shairra, the seat of the Ennearch House of the Betrayer, led by the infamous Valyria and her pet assassin the Green Viper.