Water flows from blue.
Fire burns with red.
Green blankets the world.
Black swallows the dead.
The sun radiates gold.
Power sits within the colors of one's aura and power rules the people. Among the royals, a gray soul should not exist.
-Codex of Kingdom by King Malia Moonwrite
Brimming with peace and beauty, Prisams is a country set apart from the world. The aura of a person, read by an Aura Master, determines status. Average people carry a simple grey aura while royalty and nobility enjoy bold auras and the magic they carry.
For 227 years, the sun has ruled, powerful and feared by outsiders. Thriving, the people of Prisams enjoy prosaic lives with little worries, blessed by the blinding aura of Queen Zira Marigalus.
When the queen consort is accused of adultery, Zira is rendered powerless by the laws of Prisams and can make no move to argue the accusations. Forced to accept the exile of her wife and young son, Zira asks her champion, First Guardian Njemile, to escort her family safely to their destination.
A proud and loyal servant of the queen, Njemile has no qualms expressing her disdain for the law or the persecution of the queen consort. Yet, as deceit and blackmail taint the golden kingdom, she finds herself trapped between a path of love or duty, either one threatening to crumble. Can Njemile protect the one she loves and still hold her head high as the First Guardian to Queen Zira?
"I had never seen the sun so close," Toddy whispered. He pressed his face into his hands and sighed. His lips burned, his fingers trembled. "Had I known how hot it would burn in my chest, I'd had sought it sooner. Kiss me again and turn me to ashes."
Liam laughed. "Dramatic." He shook his head, leaning back on his elbows and gazed at the stars above them. "Why the sun, of all things?"
"Because- your aura is orange. Brighter than the center of a flame and blinding like the sun."
It has been 20 years since the events of Lionhead Rose. Prince Toddy has traveled to a small village on the border of Prisams to escape the overbearing expectations of his father.
When his baldric snaps, he seeks the expertise of a local leather smith. Drawn in by the handsome man, Toddy dedicates himself to pursuing love and avoiding returning home, but his quest is interrupted by assassins. Saved by his love interest, the pair escape to the mountains
Between secrets and lies, Toddy's world changes as the corrupt history behind his lineage seeps to the surface. Running from those who want to take his life and those who want to take his freedoms, he must find his own path or be swallowed by reality.
I can only provide you with this list to act as a tool in the battle with your mind. No one knows your scars better than you. Take care of your mental health and stay ever adventurous.
As always, I will be continuously updating these lists.
This is a list of Representation, Tropes, and Content Warnings within this single story. It is by no means comprehensive. If you see something you think should be included, please Contact Me.
Implications of Infidelity (Adultery)
Slavery and Blackmail
Self-Harm and Suicide
BIPOC Royalty and Nobility
Females in Power
Stigma-Free Mental Health
I Have A Secret
Medievalism and The World That Never Progresses
Blackmail Is Such An Ugly Word
Benevolent Mage Ruler and The High Queen
Decadent Court and Color-Coded Patrician
The Usurper and Sent Into Hiding
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First Guardian Njemile
Staunch, principled, proud, Njemile is a woman of silent affection who serves Queen Zira without hesitation. Though the people see her as a champion to Prisams, her loyalties reside with the queen herself and not the country.
Queen Zira Marigalus
Prominent and magnanimous, Zira is the 13th ruler of Prisams, blessed by the sun. Like her predecessor, she is a kind and generous ruler, well-loved by the people, who abides by the Codex of Kingdom without fail. Awarded the throne in a unanimous vote of the court after the death of the former king, she loves her people but she loves her family more.
The young son of Zira and Cadelina, it is his gray aura that leads his family to ruin. A bright and curious child, he adores his family and his life in the castle.
A soft-spoken and gentle Aura Master trapped in a slaver's deed, Duci is ruled by fear. Her tender heart and strong feelings for the one she loves is a cage that binds her stronger than the shackles of her deed.
Queen Consort Cadelina
A proud and disciplined daughter of nobles, Cadelina earned her place and Zara's heart through her dedication and talent. Their son is her pride and joy, a symbol of status and perseverance. She is more likely to act on compassion than abide by law. Though accused of adultery, she remains defiant against those charges.
Former Queen Consort, Avalrin loathes his position as Second Lover. A narcissistic and manipulative man, he holds onto weaknesses in those around him to keep situations in his favor. His desire has always been for Zira to be his.