Just seeing if I can upload and view a picture from the submission page.
The Six-Stringed Laser Axe of Thorin Stardust, the Most Metal Space Dwarf in History.
The ruling family depends on some magical artifact or place to secure their right to rule. A monarch isn't considered legitimate until he or she has been "accepted" by the artifact or place, whatever that might entail. It is also possible that some one else, not of the ruling family, could be accepted as the legitimate heir... A fact which the monarchs would like to keep secret.