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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 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.



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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  • 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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Poppy wasn't sure what she was expecting, but she saw the shock on Aura's face, and it shook her almost as much as it had done to her mother. Already Poppy was feeling the heat rolling off of her, sliding away until all that was left was a bellyful of guilt and a throbbing headache. She'd always been like this, quick to flare and then just as quick to release it, but always just a moment too late to stop herself from doing damage. She opened her mouth at Aura's words - she wasn't sure what she'd planned to say, but there had been something on the tip of her tongue - but the woman was already gone. She hesitated, her hand lifting of its own accord towards Aura's shoulder, and she yanked it back when there was just a finger's breadth between them - just in time, too, as Aura turned back and held the door open for her a moment later. Poppy hesitated, then, tipping her chin upward in a stubborn expression, sauntered through the door after her mother. She stopped just inside the doorway, close enough to peek into the room and the woman there, but not so close that her fading vision would catch sight of her.

Her breath caught as Aura changed, not just her appearance but... This was the Reaper, a woman with a purpose that was more than her, more than their messy family situation. They were gone - Aura and the spirit of the woman - a moment later, the woman's body growing still and quiet. It took her a long, sluggish moment to process what she'd seen, what had happened. She finally stirred enough to poke her head out the door and summon a nurse, someone to record Fleur's time of death and take the body... wherever it was that they took them. The morgue? They cleaned the body carefully and took her away, leaving Poppy alone in the room with the empty bed. She took a seat in a nearby chair, steepled her fingers and bowed her head as she thought.

She became aware of Aura's return a moment or two later, but didn't raise her head. She just spoke, softly and reluctantly.

"I'm sorry," Poppy said. She wasn't really sure what she was sorry about: her sharp words or interrupting Aura's duties. She just knew that she was. Her shoulders drooped, her gaze reluctantly lifting to her mother's.


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