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.
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A hole in the wall?

She had his undivided attention. Loholt stood on tiptoes and peered around Gracelynn's shoulder. He'd never been allowed to leave the castle ground without either his Mama or Papa, or once Pallas. If he had a secret exist he could do some exploring when they weren't looking. It was probably easier to practice being a dragon when you weren't trapped in a nursery.

He was getting much too big for a nursery anyway. They were for babies.

"Where is it?" he asked, unable to make it out through the shrubbery. "When you go home, will you show me?" Loholt smiled at her with his best smile; the one that always seemed to make his Mama laugh. "Please?"

I'm not sure, Lo Mort said in his head, I don't think Papa would like it. He might send Ang to bring us back. The borzoi suppressed a shudder. The king's dragon always sent a shiver down his spine. He kept looking at him like he was dinner. Angmar seemed to look at everyone like they were dinner.

Only if someone notices Loholt countered, we won't be gone long enough. It'll be fine, trust me

Turning back to Gracie, Loholt's smile became a grin. He was used to people knowing he was a prince before they met him. It was the first time it had been a surprise, and her excitement was infectious.

"A real one," he confirmed, nodding enthusiastically, "my Papa's a real life king, so I suppose I must be. And Mama says that means one day, a long long time in the future, I'll be a king."

He was relieved she seemed eager to play, and nodded again.

"Of course you can stay!" he told her. Loholt held out his hand for her to take and then led the way across the lawn, Mort trotting along merrily at his side. When they reached the apple tree, Lo stopped. A wooden toy chest stood pressed against the trunk, and leaning against it was two hobby horses.

"We can play jousting with those," he suggested, pointing at the horses, "orrrr..."

Lo trotted forwards and, with some difficulty, lifted the lid of the trunk. He stepped back so Gracie could squeeze past him and get a better look inside.

"There's loads of dragons," he explained, "because they're my favourite. But also some dogs, lots of knights, oh! and there's the canon Papa made me, you turn a crank and it fires these little cannon balls."

Standing on his tiptoes, Lo leaned into the box and started to rummage around. "Or ships? If you want to play pirates, or a cricket bat if you want to run around?"

He turned his head back to look up at her with some difficulty, his fringe flopping over his eyes. Loholt giggled.

"Guests get to pick."

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