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 fairiesí 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 servantsí quarters on the lower levels. The castle is practically impregnable and is well-guarded against attack.


royal men
royal women
Morgana, sister of the King

Lady Alethea
Lady Styx
Captain Flynn
Lord Anapa
Lady Electra
Lady Rhyolite

Residents and Employees

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

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

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  • 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.
the darkness will rise from the deep

The door opened and Mordred smiled; Gaiane was undeniably pretty. As she stood framed in the doorway in her best dress she looked like one of the saintly icons from one of Arthur's books in his chapel. She was the perfect actress for the role he had in mind.
"You look beautiful," he told her, offering his arm. Her grip was light. Mordred closed his free hand over hers to find that her fingers were cold. "They're going to love you," he promised her as he lead the way along the corridor to the nearest staircase, "I promise." Taking the steps slowly so she didn't get caught up in her dress he felt his magic crackling. It was only when he was around her that he realised how much of it he used without thought. Her presence made him away of it, the power so great it made its presence felt. It was intoxicating; he felt like he could do anything.

They approached the doors to the dining room and paused just outside. Mordred turned her so she was looking at him and took hold of both her hands.
"Are you ready?" he asked her attentively, "it's just Arthur and my mother for now, my nephew and sister are just finishing something up, then they'll join us. I thought they'd be less intimidating if we split them up." He smiled at her again, his brow forming a perfect line of concern, "did I get that right?" He took a deep breath, as if steadying himself. "I'm sorry, I'm a little nervous."

When she was read he opened the door and escorted her inside. Arthur and Nimueh stood talking on the opposite side of the room. Arthur held a glass wine goblet, and Nimueh a tall glass of fruit juice. They both turned to meet them with welcoming smiles.
"Hello," Arthur said kindly, "it's nice to finally meet you." Nimueh closed the gap between them, resplendent in a gown of purple and silver cloth. Her green eyes, undimmed by age, gleamed.
"We have heard so much about you. I've been asking Dred to meet you for months! I am beyond delighted to meet you."
"Would you like something to drink?" Arthur asked, gesturing towards the drinks cabinet in the corner, "we're fairly well stocked, so I hope we'll have something you like."

Mordred kissed Gai on the cheek as he followed his brother to fetch the drinks, leaving Gaiane in Nimueh's care. She picked up the girl's hands. The poor thing looked beyond nervous. She was cold too. Nimmy steered her towards the fire crackling away in the hearth.
"Tell me about yourself," she said encouragingly, "I love my boys but I swear, neither of them are big on sharing. Not with their mother anyway."

the darkness will rise from the deep

photo by jannis at flickr.com


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