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Story for the Day: Trinkling Secrets

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Secret hoarding is one of the Royal Tailor's favourite pastimes. He had been used to collect secrets with his friend Rithea before she passed on, and now he sits in his office, occupied with his needle while his ears are busy trinkling away, slenching secrets he hopes to spread in the servant's hall:

Story for the Day: Classic Rautu

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While there are many things around the keep that have changed over the years-- the amount of children running about, the number of captains and commanders marching through the barracks, the amount of cake that is eaten in the larder-- there is one thing that always remains the same:

Story for the Day: A Woman's Independence

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Parenting and the ills of childbirth, while noble professions, are imprisoning in themselves. It is one thing to want a house brimming with many children, and it is another thing entirely to find a means of caring for them. Even the greatest mothers and fathers are set beyond their strength when they must be up at all hours to read stories and woo to sleep, to tend the general caresses of cuts and scrapes, to dry the tears and discipline the overly avid. Two children is enough for the King of Frewyn, as anymore would force the Queen out of her independence and into the strain of motherhood: