Vornair – Here at the Elyrian Examiner we believe in freedom of press. So from our point of view all news is good news. True Queen Jordyn Rhyne called a Kingdom wide Q&A with fellow Editor Anders Kastanjj for this Thursday. The Topic: Their very own Vorniar Newsletter! Even more exciting is our intrepid news team has managed to get an advanced draft:
Sometimes in the fast paced environment of the newsroom facts do not always put together a picture as it first looks. This happened several days ago on a story reported about the indiscretions at the meetings between Vornair and Blackheart. Luckily official word from the Kingdom of Vornair confirms that they have had no contact with the Kingdom of Blackheart. Furthermore, they stressed because of boundaries between realities, such a summit could never take place.
The King of Vornair has personally reached out to the Examiner and assured us that the queen was not being set aside. While this is reassuring to political stability it does not explain the shopping trips being undertook in the fine Hartland boutiques in Aechena that Queen Lagertha takes hand in hand with Duchess Rheika Hart. Such luxurious outings must place quite a dent in the royal treasury.
It also doesn’t answer the question of who the mystery woman is if not Queen Rowena. It took some time and deeper investigation but we spotted King Evelake trying to be incognito in a small inn in the Duchy of Fehu. The Tavern proprietor Alfred “Alchy” MacTaverton confessed, “Those two made quite a ruckus while they were here, and when they left I saw it wasn’t a lassie, but a beardless Hrothi laddie!” MacTaverton looked worried continuing, “Look, we have an open mind in Fehu so I just wish the King and Duke the best and they are welcome to return any time.”
Our interest was piqued and was only surpassed at eyewitness accounts that the king’s actual lover may be none other than a cross dressing Duke Morbis Alabast, ruler of the Stormlands! Could this be the secret Cynneric was going to spill before defecting to Kairos?
Erzhalden – In a land known for fine furs and unhealthy attachment to axes the Lords of Erzhalden have again embraced unabashed bravado and toxic masculinity. It is hard to know what science or magic a land of mud and sticks used, but it is reported by servants close to Duke Balen that the Grand Duchy is close to completing the creation on Otterbear-Brudvir Hybrids. These amphibious warriors would pose a great threat but lose the advantage of riding wolves into battle. “I really think it is just the guards drunk in a bear suit,” one peasant confided while spreading manure. In a time when hybrids seem to be all the style, we shall see if these Ultimate Bear Warriors come to pass in the battlefields of Elyria.
Queen Rowena Darkholm and Queen Lagertha Bjornstad
The Rhynelands – Previously unknown meetings are rumored to be in progress in the Kingdom of Vornair recently. While the specifics are still a closely guarded secret it seems the realms of King Evelake Rhyne of Vornair and Queen Rowena Darkholm of Blackheart may be reaching a plan for common union if not outright merger. How this has been achieved is not without scandal though as Queen Lagertha has recently left with baggage train in tow. “There was a right amount of giggling and carrying on behind closed doors, and her highness wasn’t having it,” confided a castle staff member who wished to remain off the record. While the lands and resources of Blackheart are relatively unknown to these lands, the gaining of even more materials for the Vornic Government could be disastrous for neighboring kingdoms. This does raise more questions though. How did Queen Rowena arrive in the court of Vornair? Are previously unknown magics at work? Will Queen Lagertha be set aside or accept a status of sharing the king to provide stability to the realms? Thus far no Vornair officials have come forward with comment on these events.