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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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People rarely made sense to Thoth, and Cypress made less sense than most. First, she had really wanted to be friends with him. She even asked twice, explicitly. Then she really wanted to know if he trusted her after meeting her for only the second time, and now she was turning down everything she just said she needed.

She threw her arms around his neck, initiating their second hug in as many minutes. He hugged her back, raising his eyebrows at Danny’s spluttering expression over her shoulder. Spluttering was nothing new – Danny did it a lot – but it wasn’t like Thoth had said or done anything weird this time. Had he? Cypress said she needed money, so Thoth was offering it to her. That was a normal friend thing to do, to offer to help your friends and give them things you weren’t using. Thoth had been giving his friends books that he’d finished reading for years and that was never considered weird.

Unfortunately, Cypress seemed to side with Danny. Thoth’s jaw dropped open.

“Why not?” He demanded to know. “I’m not using it. I don’t want it. You need it.”

Logic? Did the rest of the world have any?

He must have stumbled across some kind of social custom or taboo which was totally nonsensical. That was usually what happened whenever people reacted in that way to something he said or did. Thoth knitted his eyebrows together, wondering how people even remembered all of these stupid made-up rules of life, let alone why they followed them.

Cypress released him and he folded his arms, missing her next question. His brain had found a problem it needed to solve and had shut the door on the rest of the world. He frowned at the floor, chewing his lower lip in a very Aura-esque fashion and ticking through the possibilities. He’d already reached a dead end on any option that involved getting money while staying on Shaman, so going to earth to get the inheritance was the only way forward. If Cypress wouldn’t go, then…

“Okay.” He shrugged. “I’ll go and get it and bring it back, then.” He paused to let that sink in, a small grin creeping across his face. “I’ll just go on my own to another planet, facing off a whole church of people who have been trying to kidnap me for the last five years… on my own.”

Having never been able to keep his feelings out of his face, Thoth didn’t even bother trying to stop his grin from taking on a knowing edge. They’d know they wouldn’t be able to stop him once he got an idea in his head, and there was no way they’d let him go on his own. Time to pack for Earth.

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


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