The Curse of the Crowns
The Royal Family
This is a traditional kingdom in the sense that the firstborn heir inherits the throne on the monarch’s death. It is not so traditional in that the heir can be male or female and they are free to marry whomever they wish regardless of class, tribe, etc. While homosexuality is not seen as wrong within the kingdom, homosexual members of the Royal Family are usually passed over for the throne, as they will not have a blood heir. (It should be noted that in a few instances, the monarch was homosexual and when they passed on, the throne was given to their sibling.)
The monarch has absolute power, but keeps a council of ambassadors to keep informed of the kingdom’s status. These ambassadors are elected to represent each of the Tribes. The mayor of each settlement (or chieftains from the nomadic groups of the Children of the Wild or the Children of the Sands) report to the ambassador, who in turn report to the king. The ambassador is usually selected from among the current town leaders, but is not required to be.
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