The October Daye books by Seanan McGuire
- Liliana is based loosely on Lily.
- There is a completely independent Court of Cats, led by an incredibly sexy King of Cats, named Tybalt.
- There is a changeling Countess, November Nighte
Emma Bull's "War for the Oaks":
Most of the ideas I have on how Faerie works, comes from Emma Bull. This is one of my favourite books and I love it too much to incorporate any direct Easter Eggs from it, because I don't think I could do any of her characters justice. A lot of the other faeries are ganked from the Alex Craft novels, for which I confess a certain weakness
The yellow robes worn by provisional members is a nod to an old Ars saga run by Chris Van Horn; requiescat in pace.
Most of the Tremere NPCs came from Paul Briscoe's De Domo Tremeris, which was released under the Creative Commons License and is free, so if you want it I can send it to you. It is 500 pages of both crunch and cream, and contains tons, TONS of great stuff on House Tremere. And as a meta-egg, Nyyrikki was Paul's longest-running character. (I was sad there was so little of Nyyrikki in De Domo. Ah well.)
The Duos Flumen saga featured four grogs, the Knights of Liverpool: John, Paul, George, and Richard, who were all musicians of the enchating music variety. (Yes, yes I did that.) You can probably guess, from there, who this saga's grogs, Michael and Keith of Kent, are supposed to be. Oh, and on the topic of grogs-- Marcus the Turb Captain is a real person, he was the DM of a 3E D&D game I played in, years ago The NPC Marcus is married to a shield grog named Devorah; the real Marcus is married to a woman named Debra.
The vis sources are from all over. The Intellego source is from a 3rd ed game that fithelere ran, which was my first introduction to Ars. Merlin's Well and the Winter King' vis came from a saga I played in run by a guy named Dave. The Herbam source came out of a book somewhere, and the Musician's Festival I designed while I was thinking about how much I missed the Bedlam Bards The Perdo source is straight out of Historia Brittonum (which is a work of fiction, despite its name).
Speaking of Historia Brittonum-- California universities have all sorts of weird requirements. Even as a science major, I had all kinds of requirements for humanities courses, so I took a bunch of courses on medieval mythology. Had to read the Mabinogion, Historia Regum Britanniae, Historia Britonnum, the Ulster Cycle, the Leinster Cycle, and the Fenian Cycle. That will probably become a lot more obvious as the saga progresses