The Displaced

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Logo of the Displaced faction in the Romance of the Nine Empires card game

The Displaced are one of the nine factions vying for the control over Countermay.


The first detonation of a nuclear device was conducted by the United States Army at the secret "Trinity" test site near Los Alamos, New Mexico, on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project.[1] During this test, the drop zone and most of the nearby military base camp—and all staff present—were burned away from their place on Earth and transported to Countermay.

These "displaced" American GIs lost all contact with outside command and sent scouts to investigate their new environment. Their scouts encountered the Hujem army, led by God-King Shad-Hujem himself riding an ancient dragon. Panicking, the scouts fired on the unfamiliar, otherworldly forces, killing the dragon and dealing a tough blow to the Hujem, tipping the War of the God King against the cult and their allies in Esh and the Unseelie Tuatha.

Following the leadership of Simm Buxtehude of Holden, the Displaced allied with Arcanix, Holden, Malchior, the Ord, and the Seelie Tuatha against the God-King's forces. While Buxtehude and the Seelie prince Dundareel tricked their enemies to direct their forces elsewhere, the alliance smuggled the Displaced's only remaining city-killing bomb into the God-King's presence, subsequently vaporizing Shad-Hujem and burying the Godhead Seat under a mountain of stone.

Despite their small size, the Displaced have been involved in major events of Countermay since their arrival. While their technology is some of the most advanced in the world, they are unable to replenish ordnance and fuel for their weapons and machines. Thirty years on, the Displaced have adapted to their new existence, marrying local women and learning magic. The founding generation still search for a way to return home, but their children, both human and half-human, have known no other home and accept their place as one of the major factions of Countermay.[2]

Fictional Card Game

2013 R9E US National tournament quarterfinalist Jason O’Reilly played a Displaced deck.[2]


  2. 2.0 2.1 Vancil, Matt, and Nathan Rice. Romance of the Nine Empires: Rules of Play. Edited by Jeff Quick, Alderac

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