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.
29 articles written by Duke Degwin Zabi

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 Trison Steak in Garliced Butter.

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My dear reader, I was recently at court invited to write an article regarding the social structure of Nirath, unfortunately, the complexities of our society cannot be unleashed in a single broadsheet and set loose to sow confusion even among those who should know better. While we, of course, understand the written and unwritten rules within our society I feel it unfair to future generations and to visiting foreigners to condense a native’s comprehension into a thousand words and so I present a series on The Five Estates of Nirath for you dear reader. We define these estates as Those Who Rule, Those Who Pray, Those Who Work, Those Who Travel and Those Who Fight. Each estate has a function within society and each is important in its own sphere. In this series, I shall examine each estate how they interact with each other and a ruler’s relation to them. In this part I will discuss Those Who Rule ((This is mostly an exploration of feudalism in a fantasy setting with some leadership and governance tips thrown in. Obviously, each tribe has its own cultural foibles which unfortunately takes some of the strategies of government out of the hands of the …

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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 Baked Mete Ryalle

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Almost immediately after the announcement that the dukes of Skywind and Feann had merged into a single political entity, messengers were dispatched once again to courts throughout the continent with news of a new alliance. The Grand Duchy of Feann entered into an alliance with Duke Rojax of Lyon.

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As Lady Ariadna Montcada begins her great work cataloguing the Domains and Houses of our great kingdom I have endeavoured to put together a simplified heralds guide to Armorial Achievements, more commonly known as Coats of Arms. ((This piece is a mixture of RL convention, in-game mechanics, and some generic fantasy stuff. Enjoy))

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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 Sausage Scrambled Eggs ((I’m trying a new style with this, adding several pictures let me know how it goes, I’ll probably do a mix of this style and the old single picture style as we go on))

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While the Kingdom of Arkadia presents itself to the outside world as a shining beacon of hope, strength and unity it has long been whispered that there is a darker more sinister side to the Light Kingdom. It has long been known that Raziel has little toleration for dissent and that those who criticise him or his policies tend to disappear in the night, erased from Arkadian existence in the hearts and minds of her people. These actions have for a long time been seen as acceptable by the citizens of Arkadia, even desirable, the actions of a strong king, one who seeks out undesirables, traitors and spies. Those who have accused the king of tyranny are publically disavowed by the kingdom, or quietly informed upon by their former friends and families seeking to bask in the Sun King’s favour.

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Earlier today while investigating apparently unfounded rumours of a new independent ‘city-state’ I had the privilege of interviewing Baron Grenric Layne currently serving in the Court of Demalion as Regent to the Duke of Terenia. We met in a small room a short walk from the throne-room where Baron Grenric sat sorting through papers for his duke and I asked him to give me a Demalion view as to the current situation with Lord Maulvorn. I present our interview to you:

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