Duke Degwin Zabi

Duke Degwin is the current ruler of the Zabi Demesne and one of the three editors of the Royal Herald. The Herald is accepting submissions from all walks of life, PM any of our editors to find out more.
17 articles written by Duke Degwin Zabi

It’s quiet in the court. The normally rambunctious proceedings are stilled. Paused awaiting word from beyond those doors. Doors behind which three kings and a bear have been in audience for nearly seven hours. Nirath’s new king Vittorio the Farmer sitting with his counterparts from Al-Khezam and Tryggr alongside the exiled bear from Arkadia who has won our hearts with his plight. The doors burst open and the kings stride from within. King Vittorio the First steps forward to give his first royal proclamation. Dearly beloved citizens, Recently we’ve seen the introduction of the new discord server in the EU community that has allowed us to become better acquainted with our neighbours. So far this server has been a great success with people joining from all over the world. However, it was not enough. The other kings and I have banded together and came up with something. Why should we limit just our social interaction to this sense of unity? Why not more? That’s why from here on out, we are proud to declare Bear Emperor Bearington our new glorious leader! All hail the bear and all hail the empire of Al-Niryggr! A moment of stunned silence before the chamber erupts into cheers …

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The question has occasionally been put to me collator of law and of lore that I am whether or not I would be willing to engage in a study of one subject or another and then publish my findings in the Herald. I have usually denied such requests but alas a debt of honour towards an ally of my father has led me to revise my normal policy. I thus present for your edification a study I recently engaged upon of Messengers, Heralds and their Etiquette within Nirath.

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In my travels across our fair kingdom, on both court and personal business, I have visited every duchy and sampled the great variety of foods that exist within our realm. In this series, I will show you how to create some of Nirath’s best dishes found in homes, taverns, and feasts across the kingdom. In this part, I will show you how to prepare and serve Pikes in Brasey

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While the reduction of the complexities of Nirathii politics into broad strokes does a great disservice to both the Court and the nobles and aristocrats that constitute it, this broad stroke method does allow outsiders to glimpse at least partially the actions of those who determine at least in part the direction of Nirath. This Herald’s Guide is a politically neutral guide intended for those outside the Court so that they can understand the issues currently under debate in court and the factions that are beginning to form in Nirath’s political sphere

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In my travels across our fair kingdom, on both court and personal business, I have visited every duchy and sampled the great variety of foods that exist within our realm. In this series, I will show you how to create some of Nirath’s best dishes found in homes, taverns, and feasts across the kingdom. In this part, I will show you how to prepare and serve Salt-Grilled Salmon

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In my travels across our fair kingdom, on both court and personal business, I have visited every duchy and sampled the great variety of foods that exist within our realm. In this series, I will show you how to create some of Nirath’s best dishes found in homes, taverns, and feasts across the kingdom. In this part, I will show you how to prepare and serve Pulpamentum Zaborum.

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With the shocking news of recent days that the former Jewel of Nirath, the shining Duchy of Usifan, has, with the blessings of the Divine King, decided to separate itself from our glorious kingdom and seek its own way as a sovereign nation in its own right, many have been questioning what this means for them, their families, and Nirath as a whole going forward. To enlighten our readers the Herald has put together this simple Herald’s Guide to the issues.

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In recent days many rumours have begun to circulate regarding the likely secession of the Grand Duchy of Usifan from Nirath. Usifan has always been the largest, and most powerful of the duchies within Nirath, with many likening it in size and majesty to a kingdom all of its own. Well, folks, it seems that the fears of the unionists and dreams of the successionists have come true. Today at four bells past midday the King Regent Rhaegys Audran threw open the Great Hall of Nirath proclaiming to the assembled crowd “Let it be known that our dear Duke Usifan is to be addressed as King from now on. The Kingdom of Nirath is sad to see him go but it wishes the King Usifan. As our brother Kingdom, we will work and stand strong together. All hail King Dragor and King Usifan.”  After a short period of stunned silence, the assembled crowd began to chatter excitedly, some declaring their support for an independent duchy and some regarding the idea as a threat to Nirath. In Court, the Dukes and Courtiers were less shocked, turning instead to the business of governance. While the Great Hall echoed with debates on who would …

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