"Typically it's just 'Cheap Rebma'."Rebma and the Tritons
In the early days of Amber, Rebma was ruled over by the Tritons, who were, at the time, a race of aquatic humans who could shapeshift. Their ruler was Lir, a giant among men. He and his kind bred with those humans who immigrated from Amber. The descendants of these unions comprise the current population of Rebma.
Amber and Rebma experienced an unspoken peace between each other. Neither had anything the other really wanted, so they left each other alone. However, this eventually changed when Lir finally settled down with a bride at about the same time that Oberon married yet another woman, this one being Clarissa. Many commented on the fact that Moins, the new Queen of Rebma, bore an eerie similarity to Faiella, the previous Queen of Amber. And Oberon certainly did not let that slip his notice.
When Lir had left the city of Rebma for a diplomatic mission, Oberon crept into Rebma and seduced Moins. When Lir found out he was enraged and declared war on the kingdom above the Sea.
Much to his detriment.
The destruction in Amber was mirrored in Rebma. Lir could not act against Amber without similarly destroying his own city. Amber, on the other hand, did not have that problem and could act with impunity. Benedict, Eric and Corwin each distinguished themselves against the Tritons.
Finally Lir sued for peace. Oberon granted it. And not long afterwards Lir and all of the Tritons mysteriously left.
It was said that Lir and the Tritons were undergoing some sort of change. Had been for some time, and that the changes eventually became too much for them and they fled into seclusion off in Shadow. Moins ruled over Rebma for some time, but eventually she too abdicated and left the throne to her eldest daughter, Moire.
The Tritons’ Return
Paralleling Chaos’ war against Amber, the Tritons laid siege to the Mirror City. However, lacking such niceties as legendary generals and machine guns, they quickly fell to the horrific forces of the Tritons.
The Tritons that took Rebma were not entirely like the Tritons that had once ruled over the aquatic city. While the Tritons had once been more or less human, with the ability to change into a scary combat form when needed for war, these Tritons were entirely consumed by their demonic forms, and seemed to lack any vestige of humanity.
Also, as a big shock to all, the general of Lir’s army was Prince Nestor, second eldest child of Queen Moire who had been missing after an expedition to the Sargasso Sea.
Court of Rebma in Exile
Moire, Queen-in-Exile of Rebma
Her Majesty has taken up residence is the Eternal City, dining regularly at the Castle with Prince Gérard in hopes of gaining some aid against the Tritons. Gérard’s answer is, predictably, wanting to wait for the return of Amber’s armies before he considers such an act.
Llewella,younger sister to the Queen-in-Exile, Princess of Amber and Rebma
Llewella is somewhat chagrined to be forced into living in Amber proper. She in often seen supporting her sister is social situations.
Scylla,youngest sister to the Queen-in-Exile, Princess of Rebma
Moire’s closest friend, advisor, and relative, Scylla is the only other daughter born from Lir and Moines, conceived just before Lir’s self-imposed exile. Though younger than Llewella, she bears a much stronger claim to the throne than Oberon’s daughter. While things are amicable among the three daughters of Moins, it could fracture easily if Moire were to die...
Gradlon,sorcerer and advisor to the Queen-in-Exile
A strange and quixotic member of the Sea-Court-in-Exile, he seems to be one of the few tritons that did not join Lir in his self-imposed exile.
Lorelei,sorceress and advisor to the Queen-in-Exile
Hauntingly beautiful, this strange sorceress seems to attract suitors without appearing to try. Many have died plotting against other suitors in competition for her affections.
Selene,oracle and advisor to the Queen-in-Exile
A Rebman of purely human descent, Selene possesses some ability at prophecy. She seems often out of sync with the rest of the world, as though she only sees a different time, rather than her own.
Vaughn,Admiral of the Fleet of Rebma
Though it may at first seem absurd for Rebma to have a navy, they do in fact have one. Its purpose is primarily to patrol the waters over Rebma, ensuring its continued safety from above. With Rebma occupied at the moment, much of the fleet is docked in Amber, with only small patrols lingering behind to monitor the Tritons' activity. There are rumors that he is of Amber blood, but no one knows whose.
Dayle,daughter of Llewella
Llewella’s daughter is little seen about Amber. Shy by nature, she tends to stick close to her mother when not exploring through Shadow.
Edmund,alleged son of Brand
This red-headed member of the Sea-Court-in-Exile stands out a bit like a sore thumb. He claims to be a son of Brand, and was little heard of in Amber during his life in Rebma. However,since joining Moire in the Eternal City, he’s become the target of a fair amount of attention.
Martin,grandson of the Queen-in Exile
Random’s son occupies a strange place during Gérard’s regency. He left Rebma far behind many years prior. Barring Moire choosing a different successor, he is in direct line for the throne of Rebma. And yet he seems to have entirely turned his back on his origins, embracing the life of dry land.
Oswald,son of Scylla
A contradiction as part of the Sea-Court-in-Exile: an honorable man. While so much of the Court-in-Exile plots and schemes against each other, even as they struggle to regain their homeland, he stands aloof from it all. Taking a page from Benedicts and Gérard’s books, he has does not stoop so far as to play at intrigue like his peers.
Vialle,Wife of Prince Random
Lacking Random to give her connection to the Court of Amber, she has drifted back into association with the Rebman court.
Rebman Concepts at a Glance
Here are some broad character types you can play to help you get an idea for what you want to play.
Rebman: This is the most obvious one. You are a native of Rebma. You want to help Rebma. If you are descended from Lir, you may take Reflected Pattern (see below). You get to start with a mirrorwrighted pocket mirror.
Triton: You are a young triton, and do not like the path things are taking with your brethern. So, you want to help Moire get back her kingdom. In the process, you hope to learn what horrible fate may befall you. You have access to Shapeshifting and Vortex initiation, and may start play with a mirrorwrighted pocket mirror.
Royal Amberite: You are descended from the Royal Family of Amber, and the Rebman plight has touched upon your heartstrings. Or you're bored and want to beat up fishmen. You have access to all the normal Ambery things, and may start play with a standard Amber trump deck. (Note, this does not include people like Martin, Merlin, or other younger children of Amber).
Lord of Chaos/Demon: So, there you were, in Amber, deep infiltration mission, and then some big shadowstorm comes along and wipes out the Black Road. You've come to find that you are entirely cut off from your home. So, you're having to play nice with the locals, or hide in shadow. This game assumes the former. You have access to the usual Chaos/Demon abilities. You may start play with a trump deck for your Chaos House, which does not work.
Other: The above options do not cover the breadth of characters available. Other options include human natives of Amber, Golden Circle representatives, Coral Branch representatives, random shmoe from shadow. ("Yeah, so this guy comes up, says he's my god, wants me to fight his evil brother. Whatever. I just want to get back to frickin' Ri'ik.)
New Things to Spend Points On
An Ally in Rebma – 1 point
Family Friend – 2 points
Triton Blood – 3 points
Rebman Court Devote – 4 points
Reflected Pattern Imprint – 35 points
Those who have only walked Rebma’s Pattern have some pluses and minuses. On the one hand, the Reflected Pattern is not as powerful as Amber’s, and you cannot as easily access shadows cast by Amber’s Pattern. However, initiates of Amber’s Pattern cannot access those aquatic shadows cast by Rebma nearly as easily, while it is easiest for Reflected Pattern initiates to travel through these areas.
Advanced Mirror Pattern - 25 points
These are the flawed shadows of the Reflected Pattern. They look much like the Reflected Pattern, but some of the lines waver, and multiple paths can be traced through it. Only one path is the proper one, and it changes regularly. Power functions as Broken Pattern.
Vortex – 45 points
This is the power of the tritons, similar to Logrus, but with a more aquatic/Cthulian feel to it.
This is the Rebman answer to Trump Artistry. It allows the user to forge magical mirrors that allow connections with other mirrors. These mirrors are capable of contacting other similarly enchanted mirrors, and transporting people between them. Though it doesn't create an actual gate, you need to be able to fit your body through the mirror. For a personal mirror that you can find in shadow if lost, it costs 2 points.
A limited version of Shapeshifting, this is possessed by many of the natives of Rebma. It allows one to survive underwater. Specifically:
This is Psyche plus. You can reach out your mind to contact other minds. However, it also means opening up your mind for Psychic mayhem.
Here is a list of new power words culled from the book.