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We know that Leika was exiled in 1615 and took refuge in the hall of King Broyan with her close supporters. Following the Colymar tribal rebellions of 1615 and 1616, many exiled and outlawed Colymar followed her path to Whitewall.

What happened to her during and after the Whitewall siege? 

What did she do in the Great Winter? 

Did she join Broyan in Esrolia?

What did she do before the Dragonrise?

Does she become the Chieftain of the Blackspear Clan?

What does her harp Jeweled Note do?

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12 hours ago, Martin said:

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Does she become the Chieftain of the Blackspear Clan?

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According to the description of her counter from "Found Counters of Dragon Pass", a extension of the board game Dragon Pass by Avalon Hill, which was available as a Fundraiser for the Kraken 2019:

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Queen Beti is a Rebel Queen of Sartar. She wields the legendary Black Spear of the Colymar ...

Guide to Glorantha, Vol. 2, p.735

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At the Battle of Queens, the Lunars were driven off, but at a high price. Queen Kallyr was killed; Queen Leika used the Black Spear to drive the enemy into the river where they drowned, which caused the Lunar attack to stop.

So yes, I would say she became the Chieftain of the Blackspear Clan.

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On 10/2/2018 at 10:15 PM, Psullie said:

She gets a full bio in the GM Pack, as does the Jeweled Note 

Ah, I did overlook that one. This answers several of the above question - and I stand corrected. She is not the chieftain of the Anmangarn Clan (Black Spear Clan):

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The clan chieftain is Vestorfin, a wily old Wind Lord loyal to Queen Leika.

(p.17)

She's of the Taraling Clan, but she's not even Chieftain of this clan:

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Queen Leika comes from this clan; however, Verinos the Old is the clan chieftain (since 1613).

(p.19)

She has access to the Black Spear, because she is the Queen of the Colymar (after Kangharl "Blackmoor" was eaten by the Brown Dragon).

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18 hours ago, Martin said:

What happened to her during and after the Whitewall siege? 

Per the new RQ Adventure book she carries the Black Spear with her into exile.  So clearly she is guarding it and using it to maintain her status as Orlanth Rex of the Colymar.

p.23: "During the siege of Whitewall, she helped slay the Crimson Bat. She led a band of Colymar exiles at the battles of Auroch Hills, Nochet, and Pennel Ford, and was one of the chiefs who acclaimed Broyan King of Kethaela." - pretty much outlines her path as one of Broyan's captains.

She survives the assault that kills Broyan in 1625 before the Dragonrise.  

18 hours ago, Martin said:

What does her harp Jeweled Note do?

Also in the new book p.24.  It creates magical effects such as Harmony, Fear, and Fearless.

 

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4 hours ago, jajagappa said:

Per the new RQ Adventure book she carries the Black Spear with her into exile.  So clearly she is guarding it and using it to maintain her status as Orlanth Rex of the Colymar.

p.23: "During the siege of Whitewall, she helped slay the Crimson Bat. She led a band of Colymar exiles at the battles of Auroch Hills, Nochet, and Pennel Ford, and was one of the chiefs who acclaimed Broyan King of Kethaela." - pretty much outlines her path as one of Broyan's captains.

She survives the assault that kills Broyan in 1625 before the Dragonrise.  

Also in the new book p.24.  It creates magical effects such as Harmony, Fear, and Fearless.

 

Jeweled Note was acquired in her Crown Test from the Duke of Disorder in the Snakepipe Caverns, which was in Wyrms Footnotes and I think in Wyrms Footprints too.

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11 hours ago, Puckohue said:

What were the reasons for her exile, more than "the lunars supported her rivals"? How did the tribe motivate the exile?

Kangharl and Leika are cousins/kin from the Taraling clan of the Colymar (see the Colymar lineage in RQG Adventures book p.21 - though note there is an error as Kangharl and Kolmhy entries are reversed). Both are ambitious, both desire to lead the Colymar. When Kallai, Kangharl's father, is exiled, it's Leika who gains the throne through her bold expedition into Snakepipe Hollow. Presumably the Lunars feed upon his grievance that as Kallai's son, he should have become king. The Lunars also hold some of Kangharl's children as "hostages". Leika was challenged to produce some of the tribal regalia and failed - so she had failed the tribe and was exiled.  Very Game of Thrones.

From SKoH p.276 

The Colymar Kinstrife
Since Starbrow’s Rebellion, the Colymar have been torn apart by kinstrife between two claimants to the tribal kingship, both from the same clan – Queen Leika and King Kangharl.
Leika was the leader of the “Ballistan” warband; an independent band of warriors and adventurers bound together as her personal companions. She allied with Redbird the Sorcerer during Starbrow’s Rebellion and went with him to Nochet to find the heir to the house of Sartar: Temertain. The Ballistans snuck Temertain into Boldhome where he managed to cause the Flame of Sartar to flicker to life. However, under Redbird’s influence Temertain made peace with the Empire and the Ballistans returned to Colymar lands.
King Kallai had been king of the Colymar during Starbrow’s Rebellion, but was exiled by Fazzur in the wake of his victory over the Sartarite rebels. Leika presented herself as a candidate for king and undertook a brave and harrowing journey into haunted Snake Pipe Hollow to destroy Chaos in its own lair. She succeeded and was acclaimed Queen by her joyous people, without any preliminary legal preparation, despite the other rivals.
One rival was her own kinsman Kangharl, formerly the Colymar warleader during Starbrow’s Rebellion and who led the fight against the Lunars at the Hill of Orlanth Victorious. After years of fighting against the Lunars he finally succumbed to Lunar sorcery and embraced the Lunar Way to further his ambitions. At the tribal assembly, Kangharl challenged Leika to produce the Ring of Command (a great golden torc woven from seven strands of gold twisted together and part of the tribal regalia) but she could not do so. Kangarl had the assembly exile Leika and proclaim him tribal king.
Called Blackmoor (an ancient insult against those traitor kings who sold their people out to Arkat and the trolls), the new king persuaded the Lunars to reduce their tribute on the Colymar. But the price was high: Lunar demons were allowed in the sacred tribal lands, many of the magical guardians removed, and a Lunar slave fort was permitted in the Nymie Vale.

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19 hours ago, Puckohue said:

What were the reasons for her exile, more than "the lunars supported her rivals"? How did the tribe motivate the exile?

She was exiled because you don't stage a coup d'etat and let the previous ruler just stay around.

To make matters even worse, Kangharl was part of the Chan family, who held both the tribal kingship and the high priestess position. His father, mother, and surviving family members had been exiled, and he was a Lunar hostage. Like Theodoric the Great (who was a hostage of Constantinople in his youth) or Segestes of the Cherusci, Kangharl came to see that the Lunar Empire was victorious and that ultimately they were the true decision makes in Sartar. He made his peace with the Empire and was richly rewarded.

Until that day he got devoured by a True Dragon. Funny that. 

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