The peace that formerly reigned in Terra Nova has eroded, now little more than a memory. War ravages the continent. Disputes divide kingdoms; ideals divide families. The quest for power consumes absolutely and indiscriminately. None are immune to its allure.
Who will rise and who will fall? Only time—and ambition—will tell.
New gifted family of Lorendale added to the Families of Importance, the Decarlos!
At the beginning of February 2022 the site will experience a 5 year time jump! The IC year will jump from 822 to 827! This gives us about 8 months to prepare our characters for that jump. We plan to host very intentional planning sessions to help everyone get their plots and characters ready for this! As of this moment, one thing you should all start considering is making sure the threads your characters are in are furthering your character's stories.
The regent of Lorendale was on the move. Politics were changing, and soon all would hear of it. But first, the actual conversations needed to happen.
Duke Mihail Rainecourt had been summoned to the King of Nevermere's office. The power dynamics had always seen to Cassian's dominance over his cousin, but especially now more than ever. They had both lost in the race for the throne, but at least Cassian had prevailed in this way. It was satisfying, though of course he'd never say it aloud.
"Your role on the royal court is changing." They'd worked through the expected greetings and now Cassian was jumping to the point. He had places to be and business to handle. This wasn't a social event. "Master of Law, as the former regent named you, is too assuming. You will remain on the royal court in acknowledgement of your skill and competence, but I will be changing your role to Law Advisor. You will seek to advise myself and the queen concerning matters of law, not dominate them. You will still govern the chancellors." He wasn't asking, he was telling. This was a nonnegotiable. Something about the way he fixed his eyes on his cousin implied that arguing would only end in Mihail's removal from the court. It wasn't Cassian's preference, considering all his cousin had to offer, but he would do it.
"And," because he had another matter to discuss with him, "I want you to arrange a trial for the accused, Marquid Hiram Eldouir. He had been charged with rape and treason."
Post by Mihail Rainecourt-Blackwater on Sept 10, 2021 21:17:56 GMT -5
Mihail had relatively expected something of this sort would occur once Cassian had been assigned the position of regent, and he found himself reasonably unsurprised when he was summoned to his cousin’s office, an eyebrow quirked upwards though he did not neglect the appropriate greetings as were necessary to their respective titles.
“Very well,” he responded simply, catching the implication in Cassian’s fixed gaze. Whether or not the cousins got along, neither of them were stupid, and they both knew one another reasonably well enough to understand such matters without the need of outward communication. Besides, from the description the regent provided, Mihail was not excessively under the impression that his role had changed much for the worse. He still had his position over the rest of the chancellors, and, if anything, advising the regent and the queen directly did not sound like a demotion. Rather, it was almost the opposite and, he supposed that when one considered the animosity that had existed between him and his cousin for many years now, he had to be thankful for any continued position at all.
Unable to help it, the side of his mouth shifted upwards as if to mirror his eyebrow at the instruction. The Duke made no secret of his dislike for his former father-in-law, and he was more than glad to do as he was told. “Gladly,” he responded, his tone making it more than obvious that this was no lie. “Is there anything else I can do for you or the queen today, or shall that be all?”
~ thanks ferret for saving me from the monochrome monster ~
Post by Cassian Rainecourt on Sept 19, 2021 19:35:41 GMT -5
Indeed, it might have been preferable to Cassian to strip Mihail of any title pertaining to importance in Lorendale, but he had been taught well on how to set aside personal distaste in favor of the good of the kingdom. Whether Cassian liked it or not, Mihail was good for Lorendale.
"That shall be all." Cassian said succinctly, a clear air of having much to do and little time to do it in. If the duke was agreeable to leaving promptly, then Cassian would do nothing to stop him.