161. No Breton ever married for love

161. No Breton ever married for love

Alcaire Castle, a Breton stronghold of Northern Stormhaven, ruled over by the Kings own brother, Duke Nathaniel.  I arrive late in the evening to find the fortress under siege by a paranoia which threatens to undermine the entire accord of the Daggerfall Covenant.

An envoy from King Fahara’jhad, accompanied by a full Redguard regiment, sits impatiently outside the castle walls, whilst the Breton Knights of the Flame bristle nervously within.  The envoy carries a message solely for the ears of the Duke, but a recent attempt upon the life of his young wife Lakana, a daughter of the Redguard King, has cast an umbra over this land, causing even the most sincere and earnest of intentions to be regarded with suspicion and distrust.

It is said in Cyrodiil, perhaps unkindly, that no Breton ever married for love. To the outsider there seems such a tradition of Breton royalty and nobility marrying for political, economic, or diplomatic reasons, that the idea of marriage as an honest bond between two people who are in love, seems almost an outlandish concept in High Rock.

S.K

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