At the King, I’m worried about one of my beloved daughters. She’s still only 12
years old, though she’s close to 13.
If you’re an aristocrat, that’s early enough to get engaged. Royalty is usually
a little slower since a marriage with the Royal Family can change the balance
of power among the aristocrats.
If one faction is too connected to royalty, the other factions can become
discontent. There needs to be a balance.
Plus there’s an order to things. The crown prince’s engagement was only
recently announced. Even though there’s the second prince, the third prince,
the first princess, and the second princess to go, the third princess is
the most interested in becoming engaged.
As the King, I have three wives. The Queen birthed the crown prince and the third
princess, while the second prince and second princess are from his first
concubine, while the rest were from the second concubine.
If only the children of the Queen are engaged, the house’s of the concubines
will cause trouble for me.
That being said, if the third princess is interested in Patrick, I can’t
push back easily. Patrick has pledged allegiance and faithfully served the Royal
Family and his behavior is excellent. His territory is coming out with new
products, the new alcohol products are especially tasty.
That sake is quite tasty! The brandy? I like to have it with ice? His whiskey
is also quite good, I like it watered down a little.
Oh, I’ve gotten distracted.
Patrick is doing well with his territory’s economy and the territory is happy
with his governance. I hear he’s started revitalizing the former Harter territory
by growing new crops. The only worry I have is that the military life is a
harsh place, but that would be the same for any aristocrat in the military.
Court aristocrats, the ones that only serve in administrative roles and don’t
manage a territory, rarely go to war, but there’s only a few of them I would
marry a daughter off to. There are so many pig-headed aristocrats in their
For now, I chose to explain Patrick’s history to my daughter.
“What a poor person. I’ll heal his heart!” Third Princess Sonaris
Oh, what should I do now?
In the meantime, let’s start working on engagement talks with my other