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The Castle
the centre of royal life
The castle sits at the centre of sprawling grounds containing gardens, training arenas, barracks, the royal stables and Lake Lilith, which is fed by the River Twinge. The royal guards which are stationed at various points around the territory will occasionally check fairies’ identities but are usually happy to let visitors wander around, unless the king orders otherwise. Within the castle itself, the west wing is the personal residence of the royal family, the east wing is the home of the court and the servants’ quarters on the lower levels. The castle is practically impregnable and is well-guarded against attack.



Royalty

king
Mordred
queen
Gaiane
Heir
Loholt
royal men
--
royal women
Morgana, sister of the King

consorts
--
courtiers
Lady Alethea
Lady Styx
Captain Flynn
Lord Anapa
Lady Electra
Lady Rhyolite



Residents and Employees

military
Grayson, Squire
Flynn, Captain of the Royal Guard
Caldera, Royal & Alliance Guard
Dylan, Trainee Guard
Saffron Trainee Guard
Alector, Trainee Guard
professionals
Amber, Treasurer
Gavin, Artist
Danny, Royal Doctor
Graeling, Naval Navigator
Mohana, Librarian

household
Madeline, Housekeeper
Margaret, Kitchen Maid
Alistair, Stable Boy
Luke, Kennel Boy
Cypress, Kennel Boy
prisoners
Jacopo, Kidnapper

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located here
  • Royal court: The royal court is a place for people to receive an audience with members of the royal family. Petitions can be presented to the king, connections made and events held.
  • Royal stables: The royal stables offers quality horses on lease for a variety of uses.
  • Royal schools: Children can receive private tuition or schooling here.
  • Royal library: The largest collection of written works in all of Shaman.
  • Royal hospital: The only official hospital in Shaman, this is where the sick and wounded are brought to be cared for.
  • Royal gardens: Beautiful and varied gardens which are open to the public. Includes allotments, flower gardens, and open spaces to walk or ride in.
  • Barracks: Royal and Alliance guards and soldiers live in the barracks.
  • Training arena: A well-equipped arena for knights, soldiers and guards to develop their fitness and skills.
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Thoth located the penicillin with a triumphant smile and placed it carefully on the counter top.

“No herbs, I’ve got real medicine.” He told Minnow bluntly. “And the first thing we need to do is wash her down.”

With much more tact and politeness than he tended to show to other fairies, he persuaded the nervous mare to cross the lab and stand over by the window, away from his precious books and experiments. As an afterthought, he also tugged the window open to give her some fresh air. Thoth had made a point of keeping the door and window locked since he’d had people try to break in, although why anyone would want to gain illegal access to his lab was beyond him.

Morveren danced excitedly around his feet, threatening to trip him up, as he pulled an old plastic bucket out of a cupboard and tipped out the dusty contents. It was the same bucket he used to use for washing down Junebell, and Morveren recognised it as her favourite childhood swimming pool. Thoth had to shove her gently away to stop her from trying to climb into it.

“I think the brushes are over there somewhere,” he said to Minnow, gesturing vaguely to some boxes on the far side of the room. Most of Junebell’s things had been donated to Eselda when he’d passed his pony onto her, but he’d kept a few.

While Minnow hunted for the brushes, Thoth placed one hand over the bucket and concentrated. Generating water was usually easy, but Morv proved to be an annoying distraction and filling the bucket took a little longer than normal. Once the bucket was about three-quarters full, Thoth rolled his sleeve up and dipped his elbow into the water, bracing against the cold. Controlling the temperature of the water was a new trick which he had a lot less practice with. After a few minutes of careful concentration, in which the water temperature rose gradually, he felt satisfied that it was warm enough without being too hot and removed his elbow. It took both hands and a lot of straining and slopping to drag the bucket over to the mare, who eyed it in askance.

“Got the brushes?” Thoth asked, scooping up some of the water with one hand and pouring it over the mare’s back. She watched him carefully but didn’t protest. “If we clean her up, I can put some antiseptic on the wounds and bandage them. Then we can get her out to the stable and let her rest up.”

It was amazing, given the short time he’d known her, how easy it was to talk to Minnow. Thoth glanced at her from around the mare.

“So… guessing you haven’t been in Shaman long.” He didn’t ask why she was here. Shaman’s sanctuary magic meant the majority of its outside-born residents were refugees; that could be a painful topic. “Where are you staying?”


MASTER OF THE ORBIS . MASTER OF THE WATER ELEMENT . SON OF AURA
photo by Patrick Lewis at flickr.com


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