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  4. A High Priestess wishes to convey that Château de Draguibéliard is an exuberantly beautiful castle! 😍
  5. And my Lord Father and I have Vinandy Fever! 😍
  6. This is Château de Draguibéliard. Modelled upon a castle which in ancient times was built by Duke Grimalt of Gascony, this castle, which is also known as the Ducal Hall as well as the Fifth Castle, is the seat of the Duke of Gascony. Located atop Mount Draguibéliard, Château de Draguibéliard is the fifth of five hilltop castles built on this site, which all served as the premier seat of the Dukes of Gascony of the days of yore. The castle is situated south of the Ducal City of La Roche-Derrien, the Capital of the Duchy of Gascony, in hilly woodlands which are known as Les Bois Épais, overlooking La Roche-Derrien's leafy outermost suburbs. The construction of the fifth and present incarnation of Château de Draguibéliard was finished in the year 1533. It was built upon the ruins of the fourth castle which by the end of the Age of Darkness was thought to have lost its strategic importance and gradually fell into disrepair, leading to the demolition of several dilapidated buildings. This fifth castle was commissioned by Duke Harald of Gascony in honour of the Storjarla Björka Hnossdóttir and the Duke Grimalt of Gascony. Various artifacts of Storish, Batavian and Gascon history are kept in the Château de Draguibéliard such as: A sword given by Björka Hnossdóttir to Count Grimalt of Gascony, an act of giving which elevated the latter from a Count to a Duke with royal status; The Crown of Queen Ærinndís; Some of the personal effects of King Arkadius I of Batavia, and; A letter from Tancredo d'Adraisio, the founder of the County of Adraisia, thanking Duke Gaifier of Gascony for the protection granted as well as the mediation between him and Duke Hrodwulf of Normandie in the matter of the Tancredo's elopement with the Lady Richilde, Duke Hrodwulf's daughter.
  7. Princess Margaery des Vinandy has contracted a bout of Falcon Fever!
  8. Weeks after she expressed her desire to sail the seas of Micras just like before, the moment was there. Again she would go sailing, as in her younger days. Different routes have been considered. From the Beneluccas to the Jasonian archipelago, or from the Beneluccas to the Princess Fränzi-Ferdinanda Island, or even to continental Batavia. Ultimately, a sailing route was chosen from the Beneluccas to Jorvik. The salty sea air, the swell of the boat on the waves, the wind full of sails, in short: the feeling of freedom and the struggle with the elements. She loves that. But the reality is that she hasn't made a real sailing trip for years. Her work has prevented that. First when she was queen, now as princess and governor of the Beneluccas, she is still very busy. Yet an opportunity has been created to make her dream come true. A sailing trip and taste of the salty wind. Her brother and her distant cousin were not entirely comfortable with her plans, but she had already done some trial trips with her crew around the Beneluccas. The test runs were successful, where necessary improvements were made. The sailing boat "Queen of the seas" was prepared and the supplies were brought on board. The princess was busy on the deck with the final preparations. And then the moment was there. The gangplank was brought in, the bunches were released, the boat separated from the quay. A few hours later, the mountains of the Beneluccas can only be seen as green-gray contours on the horizon. On the port side you can see the mountains of the northernmost island of the Skerry Isles. When the sailboat will pass the north cape of that island, a change in the current and wind is to be expected. The crew takes the necessary preparations and eats a little before the sea becomes more restless. The princess steers the boat more to the west, so that the current is, as it were, cut. Just as expected, the wind changes and the western sea current is noticeable after the north cape has passed. Still it was not too bad. The sailboat sails northwest again and the sea gets restless in the O’Rear Strait. The narrow strait makes the current very strong, but the weather also deteriorates. The princess is concerned if it turns out that a storm is starting on arrival in the Street of Pearls. The incidence of darkness only makes it worse. A fierce storm plays with the sailboat as if it is nothing. The big waves hit the deck, the mate is still trying to steer, but the storm has made it impossible to keep course. Efforts are made to hold on to ropes. The princess sends out a distress signal, but a reaction on the radio does not occur. On deck she wants to help with the ropes, but she sees too late that the main sail's boom has come loose. The boom throws the princess into the sea. A wave hits the boat and it starts to capsize dangerously. For a moment the boat seemed to be more stubborn, but the next wave does the rest. The princess was barely conscious by the blow and managed to cling to a piece of wood. With the rope on the wood, she ties herself to the driftwood. The storm continues unabated. Then she loses her consciousness. Her eyes are closed, the sound is silent and everything is turning. Then she hears a voice say her name. First far away, then increasingly louder. A warm blanket was wrapped around her while she still wore her wet clothes. She heard the sea, but nothing like that night. No storm noises, no big waves. But calm waves that compete on a beach, whoever comes the furthest. Then she hears that voice say her name again. "Margaery, are you awake ?!", then her vision sharpens and she sees a male face. Two brown eyes looked questioningly at her. She started to smile and reassured the man. She wanted to get up, but then she felt pain coming in all kinds of places. "Who are you?" She asked stammering. "Where am I? How do you know my name?” “Calm down,” the man calmed her down. “My name is Noah. You are on the island of Narvik. We just fished you out of the sea. Apparently you have suffered a shipwreck.” “My crew, my ship! ”She exclaimed, standing still. On the beach around her she saw parts of her ship washed ashore. Several crew members sat or walked on the beach, along with other men and women. "Narvik?" She asked Noah. “Yes, Narvik in Stormark. Just lie down again, that's better.” The man's strong arms guided her while she forgot her pain. The man put a water bottle on her lips and she drank from the bottle. Her eyes were fixed on the man's brown eyes. She no longer knew what happened to her. First shipwreck, now love fell over her. The Story's Original Location.
  9. 1. NAME* (legal name please): Rauðúlfr Vémundr 2. TITLE AND STYLE: not jet 3. AGE*: 34  4. RESIDENCE*: Amorica 5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES: N/A 6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: N/A  7. HOUSE: Vémundr  8. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: N/A
  10. 1. NAME* (legal name please): Harald Freyjugjöf the Generous Giver 2. TITLE AND STYLE: His Imperial and Royal Majesty the Sacred Consort of the Most Gracious and Most Generous Ladies Divine Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, by Conquest, Popular Acclamation and the Indulgence of the said Fulltrui and Sacred Queens, High King of Stormark, Sovereign Lord on all Continents, Ruler of all the Lands Whatsoever Where Man Can Smell the Scent of Saline Waters or Hear the Sound of Crashing Waves, etc. etc. 3. AGE*: 44 4. RESIDENCE*: Vanadísarhall, Imperial City of Haraldsborg, Jarldom of Gularike. 5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES: N/A 6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: 7. HOUSE: The House of Ettingar Freyu 8. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: Hallbjörn, Wenche, Stormarksgothi (Retired.), King Noah
  11. 1. NAME* Polten of Yperpen2. TITLE AND STYLE: Jarl of Vinland3. AGE*: 644. RESIDENCE*: Vinland5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES:none6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: none7. HOUSE: Yperpen8. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: none1.
  12. 1. Sigrid Magnusdottir the Brave 2. Her Viking Majesty the High Queen Consort of Stormark, Vicereine of the Valkyries, Bloodroyal in Vinland 3. 33 4. Vanadísarhall, Imperial City of Haraldsborg, Jarldom of Gularike 5. None 6. None 7. The House of Ettlingar-Freyu 8. None
  13. 1. NAME* (legal name please): Sigrdrífa the Priestess 2. TITLE AND STYLE: Her High Holiness the Ærkejarla of Thingeyri and the Idunn Isles, Yfirstormarksgythia and High Priestess of the Thingeyri Temple; Queen Mortal of the Ancient Ways 3. AGE*: 30 4. RESIDENCE*: Brunnaker's Grove, Iduna, Idunn Isles; Thingeyri Temple, Thingeyri 5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES: N/A 6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: N/A 7. HOUSE: The House of Vanadís 8. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: Arneis the Archeress, Goðsvara Thingeyris, Fjǫrleif
  14. 1. NAME* (legal name please): Astrid Sólareyjarsdottir 2. TITLE AND STYLE: Her Royal Highness the Royal Chieftainess of Kjærlighet, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of the Rose Cape 3. AGE*: 33 4. RESIDENCE*: Rosegarden Hall, Rosenborg, Rose Cape 5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES: 6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: None 7. HOUSE: The House of Vanadís 8. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: Ærndís (retired), Æsileif
  15. NAME* (legal name please): Aoife the Celt 2. TITLE AND STYLE: Her Imperial and Royal Highness the Krónjarla of Stormark, Imperial Chieftainess of the Sólareyjar, Lady Imperial on all Continents, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of the Sólareyjar, Lady of Avalon 3. AGE*: 33 4. RESIDENCE*: Tara Castle, Tara, Jarldom of the Sólareyjar 5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES: None at all! 6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: None at all! 7. HOUSE: The House of Ettlingar Freyu 8. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: Calamidad Carrillo, Bjórölla
  16. 1. NAME* (legal name please): Unna of Skálavík 2. TITLE AND STYLE: Her Royal Highness the Royal Chieftainess of Skálavík, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of Freyja's Necklace 3. AGE*: 33 4. RESIDENCE*: The ancient fortress of Sýrbyrgi on Cape Love in Yrjar on the sacred archipelago of Freyja’s Necklace 5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES: N/A 6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: N/A 7. HOUSE: The House of Vanadís 8. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: Stormarksgythia, Leonora
  17. 1. NAME* (legal name please): Ærinndís Gudrödarsdóttir 2. HOUSE: House of the Descendants of Freyja House des Vinandy 2. TITLE AND STYLE: Her Imperial and Royal Highness Ærinndís des Vinandy of Ettlingar Freyu, Imperial Chieftainess of Port Chloe and the Providence Plantations, Storjarla of Stormark, Lady Imperial on All Continents, Queen Dowager of Batavia, Archduchess of 's Koningenwaarde, Countess of Dasburgh, Countess of Vinandy, Baroness of Ammerswoude and by de Loet, Baroness of Bergkirche 3. YEAR OF BIRTH: 1440 (Anno Nortone) 4. RESIDENCE*: Haraldsborg (private residence) Álfarflóð, Snæland (as the Snæjarla) Scarwood Keep, the Duchy of Port Chloe and the Providence Plantations (seat as Imperial Chieftainess) 5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES: None. 6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: See above. 7. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU: None.
  18. Time has come for us to once again take a census of the Patricians of the High Realm.  I encourage everyone to please fill out their census cards completely - even though some information is optional. Only the asterisked items are mandatory..Everyone's full cooperation will be greatly appreciated. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1. NAME* (legal name please): 2. HOUSE: 2. TITLE AND STYLE: 3. YEAR OF BIRTH: 4. RESIDENCE*: 5. OTHER NATIONALITIES OR NATIONAL ALLEGIANCES: 6. FOREIGN TITLES AND STYLES: 7. SIM-ID'S CONTROLLED BY YOU:
  19. It is the nicest thing that the Livvists have ever done for me!
  20. Sure it has, Madame Dorothée! Installing a hammam in was one of the top priorities of the renovation of Château de Vathune after I had become the Imperial Chieftainess of Normandie in the year 1656. The Babkhi inside me, I have Babkhi heritage through both of mine parents, couldn't do without one.
  21. Evidently so. Futher credit ought also to be given to the Church of Livvie for providing their most gracious assistance.
  22. Lady Esther, Does Château de Vathune have a hamman?
  23. And they can stare back at you now... Quite the sizable expansion, not?
  24. Sweet Lady Great-grandaunt of Mine, That nigh infinite wisdom and tremendous sensibility of yours never ceases to amaze me! I would supercalifragilisticexpialidociously appreciate it should you include in your apparel the livery collar and medallion issued to you many, many moonturns ago by the High King. Every Imperial Chieftain(ess) is given such a livery collar and medallion to serve as insignia of office as well as a mark of fealty to the House of Ettlingar Freyu. They are to be worn by an Imperial Chieftain(ess) when zie is attending the Althing as well as various other formal occasions. I received mine when I was made Imperial Chieftainess of Normandie in the year 1656. The aforementioned livery collar is in gold with five crowned Imperial Arms of Stormark, five times the premier Storish personal coat of arms of the Imperial Chieftain in question and 10 crosses of gold bottony, each flanked by two battle axes with silver blades and golden shafts. The medallion depicts the Storjarla Björka Hnossdóttir.
  25. That's a surprise! No, to be fair, my fair Lady, I have not yet decided. It depends very much on the venue of the occasion, I should very much like to match my gown with the historicity of the building, place and culture of the area.
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