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January 6, 2007, 2:32 am

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The Young Lord from Far Away


A mysterious young nobleman is making quite a stir in the court, and not all are pleased about it…

Plot Description

The court has spoken of nothing lately but the arrival of a new aristocrat in the area.  No one is quite sure where Lord Raide di Tamarle from; his accent is clearly foreign, but unplaceable.  He has excellent manners for such a young man, and his biting wit has made him sought after amongst the social elite. 

However, not everyone is pleased with the coming of Lord Raide.  Count Kelyin Yasalantes has been doing all in his not inconsiderable power to discredit the young lord and turn favor against him in the court.  If asked why, he says he doesn’t trust the mysterious foreigner.


1.  Lord Raide is a visiting dignitary from a kingdom trying to open up diplomatic relations.  Unfortunately, he’s something of a ladies’ man, and Countess Yasalantes is very beautiful.  She’s also annoyed by the fact her husband doesn’t pay much attention to her.  The count has suspicions about the affair, but can’t prove it, hence his hostility.

2.  Lord Raide is a professional guest, relying on his wit and charm to open doors for him.  He has no money of his own, and makes his living off of bored aristocrats looking for something new at their parties.  He said some very insulting things about the Count at one such party, and being an arrogant man, the Count will not tolerate it.

3.  Lord Raide is an unclaimed son of the aging king, exiled years ago.  He’s returned hoping to claim his title of a prince of the realm, and his place amongst the heirs to the throne.  One such possible heir is Count Yasalantes, who married a distant cousin of the king’s.  And he knows very well who Raide is.

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Voted manfred
January 6, 2007, 5:31
A new favourite has arrived, and brings many potential problems with him. This is a nice show why you will never witness a quiet moment without intrigue in the court.
Voted Scrasamax
January 6, 2007, 11:26
I particularly like the option of him being a professional guest.
Voted Cheka Man
January 6, 2007, 12:48
Only voted
Voted Wulfhere
January 6, 2007, 12:59
Lord Raide di Tamarle brings Oscar Wilde to mind. Witty and ascerbic, fun to be around, but not a good friend...
Voted Murometz
January 6, 2007, 13:57
Like Scras, I like the Professional Guest bit. The trick for him, is to somehow never quite wear out his welcome, nice.
Voted valadaar
January 6, 2007, 20:46
A good Tale of Adventure! Good job!

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