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The Crown

Words: "We stand."
Sigil: A flame-wreathed fortress under an elf-bone crown.

The Crown of the Compact is not just the Elfbone Throne, or the physical crown worn by the King or Queen. It is an institution composed of hundreds of ministers, dignitaries, diplomats, councillors, and the staff which allows these worthies to perform their duties to the realm. While the atmosphere and focus of the court tends to be set by the person who sits on the throne, it is every other soul in service to the Crown who ensures that Arx continues to function as the capital and crossroads of Arvum.


Name Rank Title Description
Alaric 1 Sovereign of Arx The King of the Compact
Symonesse 2 Voice of the Crown The Queen of the Compact
Eleanor 2 Voice of the Crown King's Own Lord Commander
Rook 3 Crown Minister Coin
Silas 3 Crown Minister Iron Guard Lord Commander
Jaenelle 3 Crown Minister Infrastructure
Laric 3 Crown Minister Master of Questions
Khanne 3 Crown Minister Agriculture
Calarian 3 Crown Minister First Observer
Octavia 3 Crown Minister Chief Magistrate
Calista 3 Crown Minister Productivity
Sabella 3 Crown Minister Foreign Affairs
Anisha 3 Crown Minister Radiant of the Whisper House
Tristan 4 Palace Staff Royal Stablemaster
Gabriel 4 Palace Staff Regent Emeritus
Paloma 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Tovell 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Miles 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Mathex 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Erela 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Corban 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Austen 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Imi 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Filshiar 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Gwendolen 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Jorunn 4 Palace Staff King's Own
Cesare 4 Palace Staff Softest of the Whisper House
Hazel 4 Palace Staff
Stanley 4 Palace Staff
Victus 5 Highlords House Thrax
Alis 5 Highlords House Valardin
Darren 5 Highlords House Redrain
Deva 5 Highlords House Redrain
Alarissa 5 Highlords House Thrax
Liara 5 Highlords House Grayson
Belladonna 5 Highlords House Pravus
Berenice 5 Highlords House Veleonsa
Gwenna 5 Highlords House Redrain
Lou 5 Highlords House Grayson
Zara 5 Highlords House Valardin
Cristoph 5 Highlords House Valardin
Sebastian 5 Highlords House Pravus
Marian 5 Highlords House Redrain
Kael 5 Highlords House Valardin
Natasha 5 Highlords House Thrax
Tyche 5 Highlords House Pravus
Aureth 5 Highlords
Patrizio 5 Highlords
Selene 6 Favored at Court Creative Director
Saedrus 6 Favored at Court Plauditry Consultant
Roxana 6 Favored at Court Lady-in-Waiting
Saoirse 6 Favored at Court Rhetoric Speaker
Kenjay 10 Serf

Ruler: Alaric

Minister Category Title
Calarian Loyalty First Observer
Khanne Farming Minister of Agriculture
Rook Income Minister of Coin
Jaenelle Upkeep Minister of Infrastructure
Samantha Population Minister of Civil Development
Calista Productivity Minister of Productivity

Land Holdings


Description: The capital of the Compact and the undisputed greatest city of Arvum, Arx has grown as both the key center of trade and governance for the entire continent. While many now see its legendary history as the bastion that halted a 'demonic invasion' as nothing but fables of a long forgotten past, the city is nonetheless an exceedingly difficult military target in the unlikely event a great house should decide to wage war upon the rest of the Compact. Built on top of two plateaus joined by the Bridge of the Sovereign with but a tiny strip of land allowing approach around the cliffs emptying to the Bay of the Thrax, most forces would be forced to attempt to storm its gigantic walls from easily predicted landward approaches.

The enormous size of Arx and the relative security presented by the Iron Guard often is said to lure travelers into a false state of confidence, not expecting that shav forces can sometimes be found within the Gray Forest within several days ride of the capital despite occasional attempts by the Compact to root them out once and for all.

Trends: Part of the Empyrean Trade Route (and all trade routes for that matter, pretty much).

Landmarks: The Great Road, built in 1010 AR, stretches from Arx to many of the major holdings of the Compact.