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18+ tamora pierce based court intrigue rpg
Since the fall of the Thanic Empire 500 years ago, Tortall has been one of the reigning kingdoms to emerge from the once shattered Eastern Lands. With the Kingdom having experienced nearly a century of peace, it now approaches a new dawn with the crown upon the brow of an ambitious King that desires one thing - more. Does Tortall face a new era of expansion, conquering her neighbours, or will she be torn asunder from the inside out?

EASTERN LANDS is an 18+ mature historical fantasy site based on Tamora Pierce's Tortall works. Focused on court intrigue and consequence of action, we are not for the faint of heart. Prepare to win, or die.

Chapter I: Autumn
Year 335 of the human era
September - November
With Her Majesty pregnant with her second child and the court aflurry with the coming season, Corus is buzzing with activity. Autumn days are growing long, and winter edges over Tortall with a nip of chill in the air. Down in the city, the people of Corus prepare for the cold days ahead with ample festivals and harvests coming in.

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Selby of Macayhill

"Lady Knight" // Alison Pill
Timezone: Dec 17 2017, 06:57 PM
Rating: NC-17
Pronouns: She/Her
Contacts: Discord, PM
Total Posts: 17
Joined On: 06/15/2017
Last Seen: Nov 2 2017, 04:14 PM
Last Post: Oct 31 2017, 01:36 PM
24; May 7th, 311 HE
Book of Gold
Moderate Wild Magic
Lady Knight
Eligible
The Mother Goddess
Public Knowledge
• Very short, standing 5 ft 2 inches
• With the decline in the number of Lady Knights, the demand for well trained Lady Horses that Macayhill is known for has put strain on their finances
• The second of 6 daughters of the Macayhill family
• Is notoriously shy of relationships, doesn't want one and keeps romantic interest at an arms length
• Very good with horses
• Abstains from alcohol
• Very devoted to her family, Selby always looks out for the interests of her family first and foremost
Skills & Education
• Selby is literate. She does like to read though it is hardly an activity that holds her interest for great periods of time, mostly she'll pick up a book, read a chapter, set it back down and then not touch it for a day or two before reading a bit more.
• Mathematics was her weakness, she's just terrible at it.
• As a knight of the realm she is very well educated in all manners of self defense. She is especially fond of pole arms, as her short height is less of an issue with them. She is surprisingly good at the joust given her short stature. She is acceptable at the sword and below average at the bow.
• Before leaving for the palace her mother made sure she had at least basic knowledge of how to run a household, though she's a bit rusty as the lessons were years ago.
• She can do basic sewing, though she can do beautiful embroidery, she's just not good at making full garments.
• Very good hunter
• Quite well versed in surviving in the snow
• Graceful dancer
• Can draw quite well, especially caricatures
Family
Father : Langdon of Macayhill- b. 274 HE
Mother : Edwyna "Winnie" of Macayhill neé ________ - b. 284 HE

Sister : Tamzin of _____ - b. 309 HE
Brother in Law : _____ of _____ - b. 307 HE
--- + 3 daughters

Sister : Valary of Macayhill – b. Feb 20 313 HE
Brother : Julian of Macayhill – b. Oct 1 315 HE, d. Jan 30, 316 HE
Sister : Vivienne of Macyhill - b. Jan 317 HE
Sister : Alea of Macayhill - b. Nov 317 HE
Sister : Caileigh of Macayhill - b. Mar 322 HE
Magic
Selby has Wild Magic with horses, as do many people in her family. Though the idea of Wild Magic has been lost to time, it is well known that the Macayhills have a 'knack' with horses, and produce some of the best trained lady horses in the realm. Selby's presence can calm a flighty horse, or help a stubborn mount learn a new task.
Public vs. Private Persona
Public

Selby is something of a mixed bag as far as personality goes. In some ways she is very much a Lady Knight: fierce, driven, but in others she's very much a lady: thoughtful, soft spoken. Finding a happy medium between the two has always been a challenge for her, she wants to show the boys that she has every right to be a knight just like them, so she does whatever she can to keep up with them, but at the same time she still tries to be the proper lady that a nobleborn woman should be.

That isn't to say that she's a priss. While Selby likes pretty things, she likes having her hair styled, or wearing dresses, or doing other girly things, she also gets equal enjoyment from a good long work out in the practice courts. Selby isn't afraid to get dirty, or to dive into the fray of battle. There is a thrill from battle that nothing else can replace, and she loves it. Selby has spent years on border patrol and finds it fascinating, seeing the realm and meeting different people, along with serving her King and earning the money her family needs.

Selby is a very friendly girl. She loves to laugh, and thinks a great joke is the best thing ever, she's just not the sort to need to shout the loudest to be heard. She doesn't need to be the center of attention, it’s nice when it happens, but it isn't something she seeks out. Still, she's something of a goof around her friends, not afraid to make a fool out of herself for a bit of a laugh, more than willing to impersonate and mimic people for a laugh, or do other ridiculous things, assuming the group she's with is one she's comfortable around.


Private
In private, Selby has a lot of internal conflicts. She'd like to settle down one day, get married maybe. Children aren't something she's so sure about, but maybe in the future she'd consider it. She is reluctant to get in relationships because even though she has more freedoms as a Lady Knight, she still feels very strongly that she should hold on to her virtue, in case she does choose to get married. She fears being crippled, and therefore not able to help her parents support her sisters.
309 HE August Tamzin of Macayhill is born

311 HE May 7 Selby of Macayhill is born

313 HE February Valary of Macayhill is born

315 HE October 1 Julian of Macayhill is born

316 HE January 30 Julian of Macayhill dies

317 HE January 3 Vivienne of Macayhill is born
November 28 Alea of Macayhill is born

319 HE Tamzin leaves home for the convent

320 HE Selby decides she wants to become a knight and not go to the convent, to follow in her ancestor Sabine of Macayhill’s footsteps

321 HE Selby leaves Macayhill to become a page

322 HE March 4 Caileigh of Macayhill is born

323 HE Valary leaves for the convent

325 HE Selby finishes page training, becomes a squire. Is not selected by a knight master, spends the rest of the year at court under the tutelage of the Master of Ceremonies.
Fall Tamzin is presented at court

326 HE Selby is selected by Rhys of Tamaren to be his squire. Spends the rest of her squiredom out in the field. She loves being away from Corus and learning all that she needs to know about being a Knight. Spends 3 years on the border with Rhys, fighting bandits and Scanrans and becoming extremely adept at surviving in the snow.

327 HE After much discussion Vivienne and Alea head to the convent together. Viv had considered following Selby’s footsteps but decided it was not the path for her.

328 HE Langdon and Edwyna stay in Corus for the first time in years
Tamzin is betrothed to __ of __
December After a bad night drinking at a Midwinter party, Selby swears off alcohol completely

329 HE May Tamzin marries
Fall Valary is presented to the court
December Selby passes her Ordeal and is knighted. She faces her fears, including the time her lack of height prevents her from saving those she is meant to protect, and bringing shame on her family

330 HE Selby takes a border patrol assignment for 1 year
Caileigh leaves for the convent

331 HE Selby extends her border patrol for another year.

333 HE Vivienne and Alea are presented to the court
Fall Selby decides to accompany her former Knightmaster Rhys on assignment, not asking questions why but suspecting it is an affair gone badly that makes him flee Corus.

334 HE Spring Selby extends her patrol assignment for another year.
Fall Viv is selected to be part of Cecily’s household, much to the jealousy of Alea, who has not been as successful at court ; midway through the fall court season, Edwyna and Langdon abruptly close the townhouse and return to Macayhill

335 HE Spring Selby returns to Corus at her mother's behest, to 'watch' her sisters


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