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.


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.
they will know our names

For I had believed what I was sold, I did all the things that I was told
But all that has changed, and now I'm bold.

This was the weirdest day of Aura’s death. And that was including the time she was accidentally turned into the Grim Reaper.

Poppy’s face cracked into one of her classic grins and she leapt to her feet with the same energy Aura remembered her always having. This was still Poppy, alright, and Aura had just offered her a job as an aide to the dead and dying. What just happened?

Without really thinking about what she was doing, Aura automatically held her hand out when Poppy offered her own. Her daughter’s grip was firm and she pumped her arm up and down with more power than Aura was used to. Apart from to take the hand of the dying and pull them into death, Aura didn’t really… touch people. She wasn’t much of a toucher. Neither was Brock. She hadn’t really been touched like this since she was alive.

“Er, okay.” At least… at least Poppy seemed happy? At least Aura had finally done something for her daughter – something right? I really hope I don’t regret this. “Great.”

She hesitated at the question, not least because she had no clue how to answer it. She and Brock had been wanting – needing – to find recruits to be Lieutenants ever since Aura had become the Guide of the Dead and now here one was, waiting and willing. She wasn’t prepared for this.

“I… don’t know.” She admitted, unfolding her legs and sliding off the bed onto her feet. “I suppose you can team up with Harmony – that’s our first Lieutenant on the other side – and, um… if we can work out how you can get corpses to her, she can take them across Death.” Aura scratched her head. “I’ll speak to Brock and get back to you. In the meantime, I guess…” She glanced around her at the hospital room. “Get to know the dying. Even if you can just keep them calm before I get here… that’d be a help.”

A u r a
They thought I was weak, but I am strong; they sold me the world but they were wrong
And now that I'm back, I still belong.

image by ankur sharma at flickr.com

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