A day at the imperial court

Kaitain is the Imperial Capital of the Corrino Empire and home of the Imperial House Corrino
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A day at the imperial court

Post by Ronald » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:39 pm

Throne Room, Imperial Palace Kaitain
Day 1 10190


Aramsham Corrino walked through a long hall flanked by two women, one his fiancee Leronica Thorvald of House Thordvald and on his other side this mother Chiara Corrino who was born as the eldest daughter of the Count Kenric Richese and married the Padishah Emperor Blaigvor Corrino. They were closely followed by Reverend Mother Caius Roanne Toshya who was the imperial truthsayer, Imperial Lord Ishaq Corrino his great uncle who served as Court Chamberlain and Princess Omilia Corrino, sister to the emperor. Closely behind them, Bashar Islo Fulgencio who was recently named Captain of the Imperial Guard followed them, he recently was named Captain of the Imperial Guard and took his job very seriously. Two soldiers where keeping watch at the end of the door opened it and the doors swung open, it was the door behind the throne in the throne room. As soon as the doors opened the throne room went quiet and everybody who had not been standing yet stood up and the soldiers stood at attention. "His Most Sublime Imperial Majesty Emperor Aramsham Corrinom, Padishah Padishah Emperor of the Known Universe overlord of Arrakis, Kaitain, and Selusa" one of the soldiers in the throneroom announced. Aramsham walked towards the throne as the others who had followed him took their places, his fiancee and mother had chairs on both sides of him and stood and wait till he sat down which was protocol. His great uncle took his place at one side, next to his fiancee and the imperial truthsayer on the other side next to his mother. He looked around the ostentatious throneroom which was filled with people, some known most unknown but all had one thing in common that they wanted something from him. He sat down on his throne and leaned back in the golden lion throne which was carved out of a single piece of Hagal quartz.

After the death of his father two cycles (months) ago at the age of only twentyone fell hard on him. It had always been his twin brother Lors who was the heir to the throne who was supposed to take the throne if his father died. He was more like their father, more strong-willed and Lors had shown interest in becoming emperor, unlike Aramsham. His twin brother had disappeared only a week before their father died, he left on a Guild Heighliner and nobody has seen him ever since. Their dad, the emperor has tried to put pressure on the Spacing Guild to tell them where he was but was unsuccessful is trying to pressuring the guild into telling them what they wanted to know. This was also the source of many rumors around the known universe about what happened to the heir to the throne. There were multiple stories about him taking refugee with different houses including House Harkonnen, House Atreides, House Ordos but there were also rumors that he had fled to Tupile, the spacing guild sanctuary planet of which only the Spacing Guild knows the location. He did miss his brother, the two were very close and it was strange that he had told nothing to Aramsham or had shown any discontent with being the heir to the thrown or their life on Kaitain. Most of all he mad that he was left with having to do a job he did not want, he was frustrated with his mother, his sister, and his fiancee who all are trying to manipulate him to do their bidding. He wished he could follow his brother, take a Guild Heighliner and disappear but that would mean there was no successor and the empire falling in disarray.

Although he had not been emperor long he had made quite some changes the biggest one being removing House Richese. House Richese has held Arrakis as a semi fief for thirty years. Ever since Chiara Richese had married the emperor and where given Arrakis as a semi fief as long as the spice production was on par. Sadly, spice production had faltered over the years and thus House Richese semi fiefdom was rescinded. To the dismay of his mother and most others close to the emperor his soon to be wife Leronica Thorvald had whispered into the emperor's ear to remove House Richese and give CHOAM contracts to House Atreides and House Harkonnen to mine the spice on Arrakis. Leronica Thorvald had much sway over the emperor and most others advised him not to do this because it could restart the old feud again between House Atreides and House Harkonnen he still pushed forward with this idea. His great uncle and Court Chamberlain Ishaq Corrino had been trying to reason with him but to no prevail and even his sister Omilia was unable to convince him that this was a bad idea.

He nodded to his great uncle to start the court proceedings. There were a couple of official pieces of business to attend to. “The first point of business, Imperial planetologist Jasta Borges” the court chamberlain announced as a man made his way to the front yet still far enough from the throne to not be a danger even though Sardauker Soldiers were ready to jump to attention if need be. Aramsham looked at the man, who did not look very much older than he was over “So you are going to be our new Imperial planetologist” Aramsham mused. Jasta looked befuddled, he was unsure where to look. “Jasta Borges has received high praise all around for the work he has done so far in ecology” Chiara interjected. Chiara was the one who proposed Jasta Borges, a position that had long been vacant under the previous emperor after the previous had a mishap in the desert when under the influence of semuta went into the desert and got eaten by one of the many worms on Arrakis. “I am looking forward to your reports,” the emperor said not really meaning it, unlike his sister he did not have any interest in this but his sister did so he appointed him for her. The court chamberlain motioned him to move away as he did

“The second point of order, Arrakis and the spice “ the court chamberlain proclaimed. A man and a woman made their way towards the throne, they were standing between the better off people at the from which had mostly nobles and important people unlike where the Imperial planetologist had been standing. “Lord Eluzai Fenring and Lady Eleanor Fenring” he announced as he gave a subtle nod to his granddaughter. Ishaq looked proudly as his granddaughter as she made her way towards the throne, she was only a distaff cousin to the emperor who married Eluzai Fenring, a younger son of the noble of a House Minor, house Fenring who clearly married above his station. The two were good together and had worked their way up and got in the good graces with the new emperor which had paid out. “As minister of spice, I have to report that spice production has been suboptimal due to the change from house Richese to CHOAM contract with House Atreides and House Harkonnen” Eluzai Fenring reported “When both houses are settled in spice production will hopefully be at peak efficiency again” he continued. Does the Siridar Governor of Arrakis have something to add Aramsham asked looking at Eleanor. “Yes, we have moved the governmental capital of Dune to Tsimpo so we will not be in the way of House Atreides who have work from Arrakeen and House Harkonnen who work from Carthag. We still have a Sardauker presence in those two cities but both houses are responsible or the security and everything in those cities” she said matter of factly. Ishaq motioned two others to come forward, Floriscia Rabban-Harkonnen who is the sister of the current regent of House Harkonnen and Aether Atreides the uncle of the Atreides duke. Both served representatives for their houses to the Landsraad. Although there wasn’t much love between the two houses there was a cease-fire in their feud. “Both allowed one legion of soldiers for defensive purpose only” the emperor stated sternly to the representatives of both houses “If I learn that there are more soldiers or that they are used for offensive purposes towards the other house or even worse against House Corrino you will be severely punished” he said as he stood up and left the room, quickly followed by the rest of his following. The two representatives of the two houses where left bewildered.

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Re: A day at the imperial court

Post by SLRathua » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:18 pm

Reading from the Emperor's body language that he was not in the mood to continue on with more conversation of the court proceedings, Reverend Mother Caius Roanne Toshya slips off from the departing group once outside the throne room. Instead, her black robes swish through a secret door, down dark passages, allowing her access to the concealed portholes that view into the throne room. If there is any reactions from the Harkonnen or Atredies representatives that could bode for further conflict, it would be better to take note of it now.
She selects a precise spot to view from, taking advantage of the small sound amplifiers embedded in the wall to allow her to hear their tones and inflections better.

She also muses in the back of her mind about the Data brought forth by the Fenrings. Perhaps this would be a good opportunity to bring that House closer to the Corrino Empire. The right union between the two houses could aid with furthering the Sisterhood's needs after all. There is still much work to be done.

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