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.
32 articles written by Duke Degwin Zabi

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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In order to complement the Royal Academy of Military Science and to compensate for the distances involved in sending auxiliaries to the Royal Academy from the border duchies Grand Duke Degwin Zabi and Duke Hari Seldon are pleased to announce the construction of an Academy of the Military Arts in order to train combat engineers, medical orderlies, and artillerists in their duties and to provide advanced martial training to those who wish to further their combative prowess.

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Iin recent years there has been a growth in the number of knights within the Zabi Demesne, the sources of this can be laid squarely at the ‘Zabi Civil War’ that until my father’s generation blighted our Grand Duchy and caused much death and destruction. In this time of conflict many new baronies were created and many new knights were enfeoffed, and many esquires given grants of land. Now that the Civil War is over and peace has once more returned to the Demesne the time has come for a study to be enacted into the knight and the esquire, their training, their lifestyles, and the groups to which they belong.

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Dear Reader I suspect you are wondering what a chapter regarding the dishonourable act of espionage is doing in a book on the military arts. However a military leader must inform his decisions with information, lest he lay a trap for himself and for his men through ignorance. .

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My loyal reader, I have described to you the recruitment, training and equipping of the forces that you command and have shown you the optimal way to organise and deploy your forces to the field, now I set forth for your reading pleasure a brief primer on one of the specialities of military life that is of greatest import in military life, that of the military engineer.

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My loyal reader, I have described to you the recruitment, training and equipping of the forces that you command, now I shall show you the optimal way to organise and deploy your forces to the field. The military establishment consists of three parts, the cavalry, infantry and marine, I am not an admiral so the following chapter shall focus solely on the first two.

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