Duke Degwin Zabi

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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.
35 articles written by Duke Degwin Zabi

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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During the last week, my ducal court in Partetribus was approached by a courtier dressed in a Demalion naval uniform. He identified himself to my guards as High-Admiral Vixel of the independent county of Maulvorn, intrigued I let him in. Vixel claimed to be an envoy sent by Count Maulvorn to procure trade concessions and military alliances so that the Count could create an independent ‘city-state’ where free thought and trade could flourish. Understanding Maulvorn to be sworn to the Emperor of Demalion, and both unwilling to risk a diplomatic incident with that great state and unable to conceive of any real chance of success that this ‘city-state’ concept may hold I sent the ‘High-Admiral’ on his way without committing myself or Nirath to anything. I thought little of the ‘High-Admiral’ until I had a chance to speak with Duke Thor at the Kings Court a few days later. Apparently, Maulvorn’s Envoy had approached multiple rulers both within Nirath and, according to reports, beyond Nirath’s borders. Intrigued I began sending out missives to nobles throughout Elyria seeking to learn more of this ‘city-state’ ideal and to find out if it truly had any support.

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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 Three Colour Dumplings

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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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