E. Jacob Riley

CITADEL Captain, Commander of Fort Rochelle, The King of Stars


Captain E. Jacob Riley is a well-built Human male who appears in the prime of life. Quite handsome when he remembers to groom, quite roguish when he forgets. His features are sharp and sleek, though his manner oscillates between a lazy disinterest and rash reconsideration. His shortly cropped light brown hair would make his bright blue eyes shine were he not focused on golden stars embroidered upon the tricorne in his hands. To those with a quick eye, a larger, majestic firearm remains unused on his left, tucked neatly behind his back. A streamlined dark blue coat with gold trims, shifting and pulsating with Resonant power, covers a simple breastplate of supple leather, centrally embossed with a seven-pointed star.


Riley’s magic manifests with a flame and electricity motif. When he concentrates, spells manifest with a blue flame and sparks. The air around him crackles with static from time to time, and when he becomes agitated small blue flames and sparks dance off his knuckles.

Most striking about Captain Riley’s Resonant characteristics are his eyes – electric blue, more vibrant than the most extravagantly dyed clothes. From time to time you may have noticed other attributes of those eyes – how he writes for hours by lantern, but never rubs his eyes; noticing the smudge on your goggles from across the bridge; or perhaps knowing exactly where your enemies were, despite the midnight ambush.

Interests and Goals

Nominally, the Captain’s standing orders pertain to the “Sacred Preservation of the Ever-Precarious Balance of Natural Forces”. While still unclear as to his very nature, more and more people reveal themselves to be expecting great things from Riley. For some, he is the Seed that shall destroy all things; for others, he is the only hope while greater forces than he are distracted.

After emerging from the Dreaming, Riley has embraced his position as the King of Stars. He is dedicated to using his power and the resources of CITADEL to find and recruit the other Small Gods to his cause, and safeguard the Aetheria from the coming conflict.

Titles & Appointments
  • Friend of the Birds of Satyeva – Egg Guardian
  • Shaan Acolyte
  • Former Guardian of Omoeia Monestary
  • Deputy of the Knighthood (Courtesy Sir Johannes Von Sonnen)
  • CITADEL Operative – Captain
  • Commander of Fort Rochelle
Ashley Galliford First Marshal of CITADEL
Margot Fortescue Champion of the Cold Man
Dame Violet Tourmaline Knight Matron, and Scion of the King of Stars
Operative Formerly known as Stannis Pennecoste
Felrun no Las King of the Last Elves
Georgina Chandler (MIA)
Abbot Shoukou Omoeia Monastary
Serran Drakar (MIA)
Sir Johannes von Sonnen (MIA)
Sir Akienne Straeth CITADEL
Count Sir Rosius Helm Satyeva
Llewellyn Danielson Buried at Omoeia Monastary
Dir. Rickard Straeth Crystal Palace
Samuel T. Marlowe Believed KIA

E. Jacob Riley

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