Bringing a Sorceress to Heel
Virtually all women in Andronikos are slaves but aside from women born of noble blood, there is a class of female slaves that is held in very high esteem. The long conflict with the magically superior Theodorian have made any magical resource incredibly valuable, living or otherwise. Although female wizards (who learn their trade through schools) are unheard of, female sorcerers, who are born with an innate power of magic, are so treasured a separate set of laws and protocol bind them.
Namely, all women who show sorceress talent are surrendered by their fathers or owners (sometimes one in the same) to the Andronikan Crown for training. Specially trained wizards have crafted an abena
a magical collar which, once put around a sorceress, would allow her master the capacity to deliver great pain and misery or great pleasure with just an exertion of will. Although their eventual role (from the battlefield all the way to the court of great nobles or the king himself) varies wildly all sorceresses learn very quickly that their eventual owner has total say on whether she will receive the pleasures that the abena
can grant…or the mind rending nightmares, terror, and pain that it can unleash.
Heavily inspired by the concept of the A’dan from the Wheel of Time series, I have a great interest in the relationship of the owner of a sorceress and the sorceress herself. Despite the doom and gloom, some relationships grow and it is not unheard of for a sorceress to become the Andronikan equivalent of a wife to her owner. Other times, of course, the owner can be a vicious sexually sadistic overseer seeing his charge as little more than an animal or an object. This is particularly true of sorceress slaves taken from conquered or barbarian lands and especially of any captured Theodorian sorceresses.
I have three thoughts for the sorceresses:
one is where a particularly powerful sorceress is captured either from Theodoria, an independent and civilized kingdom, or from the barbarian lands. This wouldn’t really be for the faint of heart as the sorceress’s new owner will have to use the full power of the abena to bring his new pet to heel. We can either have the pair go on dangerous and high powered adventures or keep it domestic where he keeps the Sorceress at home to use and abuse to his content while having her slave away at constructing magical objects and casting spells for the greater glory of Andronikos. Obviously heavy non-con and BDSM elements will be involved in this version. This idea has been taken.
A second version is somewhat softer: A powerful Andronikan Sorcerer’s own daughter turns out to become a sorceress and, rather than send her away for training, gets special permission to train her himself. In” all women are slaves to their fathers (or brother if he is the patriarch of the household) before they are sold to their new owners/husbands. While it is not illegal, as all slaves are chattel of their owners and can be used in any way they deem fit, incest is not viewed favorably. However, the Sorcerer is powerful enough that he can shrug off societal disapproval as he adores the Daughter too much once the bond grows between them after clasping her with the abena
. (This can also be done with a brother/sister pair).
The third version is similar to the second. The Sorceress is the top of her “class” and combined with her beauty goes for a great sum on the auction block. Purchased by an adoring young Noble of her own age (and of great power and wealth), he makes her his Tyllian Slave (the Andronikan equivalent to a wife) and the two quickly bond. Even when the Noble is called by the Kingdom for a mission (whether battle or some sort of spy or exploration mission) he brings the Sorceress with him knowing that the two can accomplish much together. This one has a more of a high adventure feel (and gets some inspiration from The Queen of the Black Coast
but we can keep it domestic if you like.