Rhyddid – As political turmoil in the Kingdom of Alésia continues, the first political pawns have been discovered and promptly discarded. These measures initially occurred in the Duchy of Rhyddid under Duchess Zhin Khovi. The official statement from the Appointed Queen Violet Winterlynn, “These citizens were found to be consorting with rebel factions within the Kingdom [of Alésia]. These unwarranted actions by disloyal [rebel] factions will never stand in the Kingdom. We must be vigilant, in cities, on the streets and in our homes; anyone could become a victim of this menacing, rebellious mindset.” During this address, loyal citizens and aristocrats of Duchess Zhin Khovi were summoned, tied and marched to the borders of the kingdom. Surrounded by guards at the border, the citizens and aristocrats were stripped of their citizenship and rank. At the border, Marquis Vetivier declared, “We must trust in the Queen’s word. That this will all be over when the rebels are crushed, and our true leaders will stop this.” Then walking towards the Knight Jarri and Edwin of the Blue Hearts, Ernesto whispered, “How did I do, do I have security clearance now? Queen Violet said that [Duchess] Zhin Khovi’s county will be mine soon…” The rest, that attempted to return to their homeland were blockaded and bludgeoned by the Knights of the Regime [Royal Guards]. Back in Rhyddid, locked in her personal estate Duchess Zhin Khovi remained under house arrest.
Rebel factions fighting against the crown within Rhyddid’s capital city Dileas
Throughout the Kingdom of Alésia these isolated operations against rebel factions continued into the night against Duke Jon Warren of Vitalis, as well as Duke Varuian Maulvorn of Thearyn. Both Dukes shared the same fate of Duchess Zhin Khovi, who is the alleged leader of the rebel faction – Crimson Thorns.
In the Kingdom of Alésia, there is a continued silencing of inquisitive and rebellious voices, especially as it relates to the brutality of Appointed Queen Violet Winterlynn. However, her strict actions against these voices is causing attention and there are now whispers of the Drunk King Phyllian dethroning Violet Winterlynn.
Saorsa – Sitting in a tower of great opulence a Queen ponders. Her name is Queen Violet Winterlynn from the Kingdom of Alésia. Titled through vanity and holding a weak power, only granted by King Phyllian, over her citizens; whispers of revolt emerged in the cracks of her falling crown. Rejecting the wise counsel of her citizens. Queen Violet Winterlynn demanded more from her people, she demanded taxes for castles and cathedrals; land for baths and parks; titles for betrayal and defiance; and the lives of those who stood against her reign.
The demand for personal luxury and grandeur went too far. Soon, citizens would notice their taxes being hauled off to the palace and held in Queen Violet Winterlynn’s coffers. Remembering a raid Owen Porma’an stated, “Knights of the regime [Queen Violet’s Guards] came and stole it all… Even the crumbs of a loaf… even our undergarments…”
Even zealots for her reign weakened, turning against her due to whispers that became thunderous voices of rebellion. Inciting swift punishment from the Queen. Recalling a haunting night Count Jaxiel Astris stated, “My lovely [Countess] Gorawyn was taken by the regime [Queen Violet]. I pray to Virtori that I may see her again….” Rumors swirled about the disappearance of Countess Gorawyn Ashla at the hands of Queen Violet Winterlynn. Some reporting it was brought on by Gorawyn’s rival beauty and heart for the people, others thought Violet simply wanted Count Jaxiel’s obedience for herself, another rumored that this was Houses Ashla and Astris’ punishment for wanting the Duchy of Saorsa.
Riots at the gates of Saorsa
Soon the iron-fist which Queen Violet rose against her people, betrayed even her. As nobles refused to pay taxes, and citizens rioted. It was the beginning of the end of the now infamous Pauper Queen.
Duchy of Thearyn – We have just received confirmation from multiple anonymous sources that the Church of Thaeryn is but a front for a dastardly organization bent on the subjugation of all Mannkind! I your humble correspondent Dominic Bumgardner have been informed that a nefarious organization made up entirely of the newly released cardinal bees have secretly been whispering to their puppet Duke Varuian Maulvorn enticing him with sweet promises so that he could spread their influence. If these incoming reports are true, we are truly looking at the end of the freedom of all the major kingdoms and leadership being replaced by Varuian Maulvorn and our new Overqueen. May the gods have mercy on our souls.
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His Royal Highness King Phyllain showing Duchess Violet the door.
With stunning efficiency and charisma Violet Winterlynn recruited hundreds of citizens, supporting the rise of the Kingdom of Alésia. However, the campaign for winning the hearts and minds of the Free Kingdom has ended. With his first royal decree King Phyllian has declared via a tweeting pigeon that “Zhin Khovi, Duchess of Rhyddid, will become the new Queen. She will do a great, great job! Thank you Violet Winterlynn for your services. Continuing “Taxes will now increase fivefold in Saorsa to payback previous royal expenditures, and all research during her reign from the dual academies are now royal property.” This surprising decree shocked both citizens and titleholders causing riots and clashes over who had worn the best coronation gown. Even so, some swiftly accepted Queen Zhin, imploring her ability to “take charge” and “competency as a leader”. However, during protests citizens were found chanting “She’s not our Queen!” and “another false Queen!”
These fractures, and paranoia of King Phyllian seem to be spreading into the heart of policies and politics of the Kingdom of Alésia. No matter the reason, the movement of high-ranking title holders will seem to continue. It is whispered that King Phyllian will ask Duke Varuian Maulvorn to step down from the Church of Thearyn, who will be replaced by Buttercup Flickerhoof his once trusted steed.
Free Kingdom – It has been an eventful week as the contest heats up, one prospective duke has been knocked out and replaced by an unknown up and comer. Violet Winterborne still has a 97% chance at total victory in this election and as an independent and legitimate news source we are not at all being compensated by the Winterborne campaign.
But interestingly there has been a warming in the Kingdom’s social circles.
Horse Lord Varuian Maulvorn 🐎– I’ll have a good time. … using my time productively running the Kingdom
Some would say the banter has become almost flirtatious. Should Phyllain worry that another suitor awaits contest for the queen’s affections? Is it true what they say about Maulvorn’s bad comb over? We at the Elyrian Examiner will keep you posted.
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Free Kingdom – The polls are in and it is all but decided. The voters will support Queen Violet Winterborne at a staggering 87% rate. This is only expected to grow and solidify as the election progresses. The candidates grass roots appeal and laser-like focus has paid off this election. When asked about their decision to vote Violet the most common responses was, “She answers stuff and seems helpful.” While some claim her actions were all self serving tactics for the elections the voters didn’t seem to agree or care if that were the case. Even after issues with self ascribed surrogates her standings grew. Early congratulations to Queen Winterborne may her reign be long and long live the Queen.