The Fae Realm is in an uproar due to the recent actions of the fae Queen of House Tierian. Over the course of the last year, House Tierian has become more and more chaotic as they witness the decline of the mental and emotional state of their Queen, Queen Leanhaun. Reportedly this began after the Ayslee celebration in the 122nd year of the Age of Fortune. Leanhaun, having left the Fae Realm to celebrate on Magesta, returned in a state of pure wrath, killing and injuring many of her subjects before ordering the kidnap and imprisonment of dozens of human men. The men were brought to her private chambers, and though none there will bear witness to the atrocities committed, many say the walls of the palace echoed for days with agonized screams.
However, to the subjects of House Tierian, this was better than what was to come. As the Festival of Souls meandered through Boneharvest, Queen Leanhaun began a transformation that would allegedly leave her unrecognizable to her subjects. She left the Fae Realm for an undisclosed location, abandoning rule of her house for many months (by Magestic Reckoning), and leaving it in a state of nearly unbridled chaos. When she returned, she had changed so much that few of her subjects even recognized her as their Queen.
Since that time, her grasp of leadership in her own house has been tenuous at best, and it is only with the help of a few loyal fae that she has managed to maintain it at all. Even those helping her say it is a struggle to maintain any sort of rule over the house;
“She doesn’t care about anything and she exudes an aura of apathy and despair. Most days she refuses even to leave her chambers. It is not fitting behavior for a fae, nevermind a Queen… but… uh, don’t tell her I said that!”
But her apathetic disposition is not the worst of it. In the last few weeks, after leaving the Fae Realm to wander Magesta proper, Queen Leanhaun is reported to have pledged her allegiance and that of House Tierian to the Vampire Queen Amphelise. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she has allegedly promised this Queen of Abominations a welcome place in the Fae Realm! Though her allegiance has not been solidified as of yet, it is the fear of all the Fae Houses that she intends to complete the necessary ritual during the Festival of Souls, using the ritualistic powers of the Ayslee ceremonies to empower it further.
It is my hope that this letter will serve to give people warning so that her plans may not succeed. It is my hope that my writings can serve to hold House Tierian together until such time as a new Queen is established or Leanhaun is returned to her former self. I will do what I can from my end; will you not help from yours?
Caressa Del Finn
Story Queen of Tuath’Caire