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  1. Amaya Milena sharpens her blade. The day of reckoning was soon to arrive.
  2. ISSUED BY HER ROYAL MAJESTY, AMAYA OF VENZIA c. 518 E.S. A VE EDLERVIK, JORSKDAG, also known as JOREN’S DAY, marks a festive occasion in Scyfling tradition, commemorating the initial meeting between St. Joren and St. Tara. This encounter played a pivotal role in dispelling the icy grip Winter held upon the world, allowing Spring to finally flourish. Spring, by GOD’s grace, has returned to the Dual Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska, melting the northern frost that blanketed our soil. In homage to time-old traditions, Her Majesty has deemed it fit to celebrate the arrival of Spring by reviving the Jorskdag Festival she once hosted in her youth. JORTASLETTRN Jortaslettrn refers to the letters exclusively crafted in honor of Jorskdag, often exchanged among acquaintances or friends during the festivities. Typically, young individuals include small treats like candies, and some may embellish their letters with vibrant sketches featuring chickens, Jorskdag eggs, or other creative doodles. Adults, on the other hand, tend to convey warm wishes and sentiments in their letters. Some may choose to seal dried flowers within, symbolizing their affection for the recipient. MERCHANTRY Artisans, traders, and craftsmen from all corners of the Dual Kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska shall converge to showcase their wares and talents. Stalls laden with intricate jewelry, handcrafted garments, and wooden crafts will further entice festival-goers to explore the array of offerings presented in the makeshift market. Should any merchant wish to display and sell their wares, they may contact Lady Ioanna Kortrevich, one of the Queen’s personal advisors. RABBIT RACES A particularly charming and entertaining tradition during the Jorskdag Festival is the annual rabbit race. The festival grounds will host a specially designed track wherein Haeseni-bred rabbits shall compete for the title of the fastest hopper in the Dual Kingdom. Participants will gather their fleet-footed rabbits, adorning them with colored ribbons indicative of their esteemed House or heritage. FALCONRY Falconry enthusiasts will showcase their majestic birds of prey, demonstrating the age-old art of training and hunting with these remarkable creatures. Attendees can witness awe-inspiring displays of aerial acrobatics and precision in honor of the forthcoming Spring. THE MAYPOLE At the heart of the Jorskdag Festival, the revelry will conclude with the beloved Haeseni Maypole dance. A tall, intricately adorned pole takes center stage, decorated with colorful ribbons and flowers that symbolize the blossoming of new life that Spring has bestowed upon the Dual Kingdom. Her Royal Majesty, AMAYA OF VENZIA, Queen-Consort of Hanseti and Ruska, Princess-Consort of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duchess-Consort of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margravine-Consort of Korstadt, Rothswald, and Vasiland, Countess-Consort of Alban, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, Toruv, Valdev, and Werdenburg, Viscountess-Consort of Varna, Baroness-Consort of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, and Astfield, Lady of the Westfolk, et cetera. Her Ladyship, SVETLANA VAS RUTHERN, Ward of the Queen Her Ladyship, IOANNA D’ARKENT KORTREVICH Firress, DEIA, Handmaiden of the Queen, Royal Artist of the Esrova Court Firress, LIESBETH-MARIE Firress, ESMERAY LUCERAN Royal Scribe and Lauzya of the Esrova Court
  3. Amaya Milena puts on her old lady hunting boots.
  4. Penned by the hand of HRM, Amaya of Venzia c. 515 E.S. O THE HAESENI PEOPLE, As I pen these words, my heart swells with gratitude as I reflect on the honor it has been to serve you for over three decades, and thirty-five years as your Queen. Through times of war and peace alike, our journey has been one of shared triumphs and unity. It has been both an extraordinary privilege and a humbling experience, and I remain forever grateful for the opportunity I have been given to serve the Haeseni people. Our Esrova Court has remained resolute, standing at the very forefront of humanity in spite of unrelenting challenge. Our streets have echoed with the joy of bustling festivities over the years, and the unity of our people remains unparalleled. The men and women of our court rallied beneath the Rosen Banner during such aforementioned periods of conflict and forged an auxiliary force that not only bolstered the Covenant's numbers but also exemplified the strength that lies in our collective persistence. During my time within the Court, I have endeavored to cultivate and celebrate what it truly means to be Haeseni, conducting historical studies and exploring the nuances and varying sects of Haeseni culture. Today, the Haeseni people stand as a defined entity, distinguished by their customs, traditions, and beliefs, all reinforced by the spirit of our Esrova Court - an undying hearth that fuels the fiery resilience of the Haeseni people. Yet, the ebb and flow of time proves that the winds of change are an inevitable truth. The Royal Court, a living institution, cannot be confined to the vision of any single ruler. As I grow older, my bones weaken and my illness stirs; thus my vigor to maintain the upkeep of the Court has diminished. In light of this, I have decided to delegate my courtly responsibilities to my successors. I place my utmost trust in my son and daughter-in-law, Ivan and Nataliya, who will usher in a new age for our beloved Court. Whilst I have vacated my administrative role within the Court, my commitment lies with the Haeseni people nonetheless. The doors of the palace will always be open to you, whether it be to hear your petitions or to share a cup of Carrion. Know that you will always find a willing ear and an open heart within these walls, for it is the Haeseni people that I owe my endless loyalty and service. Until the day GOD calls for my ascent to the Seven Skies, I will stand at your side, a steadfast ally to the end. Her Royal Majesty, AMAYA OF VENZIA, Queen-Consort of Hanseti and Ruska, Princess-Consort of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duchess-Consort of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margravine-Consort of Korstadt, Rothswald, and Vasiland, Countess-Consort of Alban, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, Toruv, Valdev, and Werdenburg, Viscountess-Consort of Varna, Baroness-Consort of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, and Astfield, Lady of the Westfolk, et cetera.
  5. VE KHOVALA EDYKT The Autumn Edict KRUSAE ZWY KONGZEM Issued by QUEEN AMAYA OF VENZIA On this 17th day of Gronna ag Droba of 515 E.S. VA VE BIRODEO AG VE EDLERVIK, Throughout every reign, the Queen's Council and the accompanying Court have consistently endured beyond the tenure of any individual monarch. As the Queen of Hanseti-Ruska, it is my duty to ensure its continuity and prosperity for my present successors and the ones that follow. It is in recognition of thirty-five years of dedicated service to the court, I seek reprieve to allow my weary body respite and healing in light of the forthcoming illness I have been plagued with. Thus, I declare this edict to convey my intent to retire from its administrative oversight, and pass it unto another. I do therefore proclaim the following: On Structure I. Under the remaining reign of Queen Amaya, the Grand Princess of Kusoraev shall be made the ultimate authority of the courts. II. The Grand Princess of Kusoraev shall remain a recognised authority in the court, able to wield power greater than that of the Grand Lady, permitting; a. The ability to make appointments to the court and, b. The ability to make reforms to the structures of the court with the Crown’s consent. May GOD guide the Grand Princess in her newfound role, and may her court flourish evermore. DLUM VE EDLERVIK AG VE BIRODAL, HER ROYAL MAJESTY, Amaya of Venzia, Queen-Consort of Hanseti and Ruska, Princess-Consort of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duchess-Consort of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margravine-Consort of Korstadt, Rothswald, and Vasiland, Countess-Consort of Alban, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, Toruv, Valdev, and Werdenburg, Viscountess-Consort of Varna, Baroness-Consort of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, and Astfield, Lady of the Westfolk, et cetera.
  6. ". . He is alive?" The words of one Queen Amaya came hoarsely, and then came her tears of stark relief. She wanted an explanation. She wanted answers. . . But for now, she needed to see him, to truly know that he was there.
  7. DECEMBER 2023 - JANUARY 2024 Another month passes and thus, the time for the monthly Player Appreciation post is nigh! This time, I’d like to highlight two amazing players who work extremely hard and contribute so much to Haense and the wider community as a whole. @Truppler ───── ⋆⋅☆⋅⋆ ───── @ContestedSnow “Literally carrying the grind and storage war effort. We would be a duchy without players like him being the backbone, grinding day in and day out, not to mention doing this on one of his first personas in Haense? I offered dude a promotion, he said it was all good. Dude is just too humble. Plus he’s Australian so how CAN you hate him? I love my loyal soldier ContestedSnow.” - @erictafoya11 “Snow has been tirelessly grinding and building and doing SO MUCH for Haense. He’s been doing this for a long time and I genuinely think he deserves some more recognition. Snow has poured so much of his time into Haense for so long and he is an amazing and kind person.” - @Madyyy “A massive thank-you to everything you’ve done for Haense, Snow. You are incredibly hard-working and kind and we love having you around. I appreciate you and your hard work definitely doesn’t go unnoticed!” - @sarahbarah “They’ve been amazing this month in carrying rp and showing up to events. Not to mention they’ve organized several mine runs and stocked up on a TON of ammo for the Stassion battle!” - @Cheese1sgrater ”Truppler is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. They are kind, always willing to help and speak with their heart. Without him I may not have stuck around to make the amazing memories I have on this server. They truly deserve this player appreciation.” - @CyyanTea “Truppler, I appreciate your willingness to always help out. You are so kind and reliable, and a genuine joy to be around. Thank you for being here in Haense. We appreciate all of your work and hope you know how much you are loved!” - @sarahbarah
  8. The Queen winced as she received another missive - yet, this time, it was not mean-spirited or accusatory. She seemed to expel a sigh of relief, setting out to speak to the Lord. After all, she sought to fulfill her role as the Queen of the People, as the Lord Godunov so called it.
  9. Within the Basilica, Amaya prays for Elena’s safe ascent to the Seven Skies.
  10. The Haeseni Queen continued to pray in the Basilica that eve, knowing that GOD would bring the proper truth to light in due time; The shadows of deceit could not linger for long. No matter how the words stung, she could not - would not - falter in the face of peril.
  11. The Haeseni Queen sits in her bedchambers as the parchment is delivered to her and blinks back tears, utterly distraught by the public slander. Perhaps her heart had gotten the better of her - maybe, perhaps, this is where she was mistaken. She sets out to pen a letter, writing to Holy Ser Gerard; ”Holy Ser, It pains me so that you would berate my name so publically after I had willingly shared information about these children that I sought to cure. I lent you a space in my palace to further your research, and it seems my efforts are met with naught but but baseless accusations and pointed fingers. I confided in you and prayed alongside you - perhaps I was wrong to trust so willingly. Should you wish to investigate me, do so. There is nothing I have to hide. I am still looking tor a cure. Find me if you wish for my aid.” IV JOVEO MAAN HRM, Amaya of Venzia.
  12. The Queen peers upon the horizon, golden rays spilling onto her sheets that morning, With prayer beads clutched tightly to her chest, she asked GOD for guidance. Long had she fallen ill from some plague; now the sanctity or her own name had been dragged through soot and mud, all because she rode North that one fateful day to ensure her husband would be kept safe from the cold. A wife’s duty had damned her. She rose weakly, and procured her qull to pen a few letters. The White Flame would not flicker so easily.
  13. Amaya agrees wholeheartedly, murmuring a prayer for the heartbroken poet.
  14. "I am sorry I couldn't save you," murmured the Queen as she mourned the loss. Not even a moment of peace was spared, for as she departed the scene to rejoin the battle, his body was loaded upon that grisly catapult.
  15. The Queen quietly mourns her childhood friend in her bedchambers, idly watching the rivers teem below. In every current, she was reminded of the fish he so fervently sought to catch; there were so many "thank yous" she did not yet get to say. In peace, there was heartache.
  16. Amaya's eyes soften as she gazes upon the babe - her grandson, and eventual heir to the Haeseni throne. No longer would she worry and prod; the future is secured.
  17. The Queen of Haense bows her head, clutching the prayer beads close to her chest. Her long-awaited prayers, answered. "It is over. This is our peace."
  18. ✧──────────────⊱🜂⊰──────────────✧ ISSUED BY THE ON THIS 17TH DAY OF WZUVAR AG BYVCA OF 515 E.S. ✧──────────────⊱🜂⊰──────────────✧ In the midst of challenge, the heart of our kingdom remains steadfast, and the Crown finds strength in the unity of its people. As the current head of the Esrova Court, I extend my hand to shepherd the courtly reforms set forth by Princess Nataliya and her Lady Chamberlain, Marjoreya of Vidaus. These times of transformation call for a collaborative effort between the hands of the present and the visionary aspirations of the future. It is in this spirit of unity and shared purpose that we invite all eligible candidates to present themselves before the Court, where their merits and qualifications shall be duly assessed. It is our fervent hope that these appointments shall contribute to the prosperity and health of the Haeseni people. To the courtiers who aspire to serve in these esteemed capacities, know that the Crown seeks those who are dutiful. THE MISTRESS OF THE WARDROBE The fabrics of courtly life are woven with the finest of threads, and so it is imperative to have a steward of unparalleled skill to oversee the wardrobe of the Esrova Court. The selected Mistress or Master of the Wardrobe must possess an impeccable sense of style, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to orchestrate attire befitting the grandeur of the Royal household whilst maintaining decorum. THE COURT ALCHEMIST The alchemical arts are of great importance to the realm’s advancement; thus, the Queen’s Council seeks a master of the arcane sciences. The Court Alchemist shall be tasked with the development of remedies and potions to safeguard the health and prosperity of our realm. THE ROYAL PHYSICIAN The health and well-being of the Royal House and their subsequent courtiers are paramount. The Queen’s Council thus seeks a skilled healer to assume the position of Royal Physician who possesses exceptional medical knowledge and compassion. THE EVENT COORDINATORS In the pursuit of jubilation and merriment within our realm, the Court seeks accomplished individuals to undertake the esteemed role of 'Lauzya' - the courtly event coordinators who shall orchestrate grand celebrations for the people of the Kingdom. The title ‘Lauzya’, bearing the literal translation ‘little host’ in New Marian, holds within its essence the responsibility of bringing forth the jubilance of festivity and the allure of grandeur. These courtiers, as custodians of revelry, will work in close collaboration with the Queen to craft and host splendid celebrations. ✧──────────────⊱🜂⊰──────────────✧ Her Royal Majesty, AMAYA OF VENZIA, Queen-Consort of Hanseti and Ruska, Princess-Consort of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duchess-Consort of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margravine-Consort of Korstadt, Rothswald, and Vasiland, Countess-Consort of Alban, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Kvasz, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, Toruv, Valdev, and Werdenburg, Viscountess-Consort of Varna, Baroness-Consort of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, Venzia, and Astfield, Lady of the Westfolk, et cetera.
  19. "A song? About me?" The Haeseni Queen whispered, floored.
  20. The Queen makes haste to sign up for auditions!
  21. The Queen wordlessly gazes upon the Haeseni horizon, the golden hues of the setting sun casting a warm glow upon the reddened tapestries that adorned the walls of her chamber. The room, filled with naught but quiet, echoed with the distant whispers of courtly affairs and the muffled sounds of the bustling kingdom beyond. As the Queen immersed herself in the beauty of the setting sun, her handmaiden, Deia, approached with a hesitancy that bespoke unwelcome news. "Your Majesty," the handmaiden spoke softly, "The Prince Ivan has sired a son - but the child is not Nataliya's." A sudden chill swept through the Queen's veins, and her eyes widened with disbelief. The room, once filled with the warmth of the setting sun, seemed to grow colder. “...How could this be?" Her eyes betrayed an amalgamation of emotions—despair, disappointment, and an undeniable trace of rage. The war outside seemed to echo the turmoil within the castle walls, and the news of such a scandal only threatened to unravel the delicate balance the Queen had tirelessly sought to maintain. As her fingers began to tremble, the wailing cries of the bastard echoed throughout the royal corridors.
  22. IN SEARCH OF A CURE Penned by the QUEEN OF HAENSE On this 23rd day of Joma ag Umund of 513 E.S. Greetings and good day to you, Bishop Mattia of the Holy Mother Church. It has been twelve years that I have sought a cure to this aforementioned affliction, but with little luck. I am a practicing physician of the Hospital of St. Amyas and have seen firsthand how gravely this affliction affects the people of Aevos; thus, the time for collaboration is nigh. Should you require my assistance, please send me a bird at your earliest convenience. IV JOVEO MAAN, Her Royal Majesty, Amaya of Venzia, Queen-consort of Hanseti and Ruska, Princess-Consort of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duchess-Consort of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margravine-Consort of Korstadt, Rothswald, and Vasiland, Countess-Consort of Alban, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Kvasz, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, Toruv, Valdev, and Werdenburg, Viscountess-Consort of Varna, Baroness-Consort of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, Venzia and Astfield, Lady of the Westfolk, et cetera.
  23. Queen Amaya of Venzia scrubs the mud off of her pink battle cape. "This changes nothing," she tells her compatriots of the Rosen Banner.
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