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Oliford

















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.
once a dream did weave a shade;; loholt
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“If you aren’t going to concentrate, prince,” the dragon rumbled, “then I am going to call this lesson over before any time is spent in the sky.” Pallas cared little for the emotions or looks that her fairy cast her way on this. The queen was not a dragon, would never be a dragon and didn’t understand how these things worked. She coddled the child far too much and it only ever gave the dragon more work to do.

Gaiane, on the other hand, had grown up with lessons she couldn’t stand and understood the frustration that drove a child to lose focus, or ultimately lose interest in the material. Of course, she knew Loholt was able to complete what Pallas was asking of him where she couldn’t have done any of the magic her own mother attempted to drill into her, but it didn’t change the thorn-like barbs from the words.

“I’m not sure that’s fair,” she said from her seat on the pile of glittering embroidery and gem-encrusted fabrics, where a book sat beside her, marked with her place but unopened as she watched her son’s lesson, and where her dragon familiar turned to glare at her. “He’s young, Pallas,” she added. “You can’t just demand he concentrate like he’s older than he is.”

This is why you aren’t allowed at lessons, the dragon thought, not intending it for the bond between them though unable to stop it. She turned back to the prince and prodded him with a claw. “Is your mother right, Loholt?” she asked the prince. “Are you a hatchling in need of more breaks to keep focus, or can you stay in form long enough not to fall out of the sky.” Her tone was harsh, but the dragon was frustrated and, having had no clutch of her own and no intention of having them, she was not the maternal figure that her fairy was. Not the beast of the boy’s father’s familiar, but even the feathered dragon’s patience had its limits.

“Hatchlings don’t get to fly. They don’t get to glide. They don’t go into the sky. They stay safe and grounded in their nests.” She turned to glare at Gaiane again before the queen could issue a retort, but instead, the queen was on her feet and moving between her son and familiar. Gaiane wasn’t sure how Loholt had put up with the dragon for so long if this was what a typical lesson was like, but she was going to put an end to it if the dragon didn’t shape up. Although, that was rather in line with the earlier threat, since Gaiane couldn’t exactly take the prince into the sky to let him do whatever it was the pair of them did in the sky with any confidence that she wouldn’t end up diving to catch him. She didn’t know what Loholt could or couldn’t do in his dragon form.

The dragon huffed and let her feathers smooth, counting to ten before twisting to look around the queen at the boy. “What precisely has stolen your focus today, Loholt.”




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