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Excerpt From King Aodhàn I's Journal

Written by Aodhàn the Unbound on 39-31-1 (November 5, 2023 08:07)

Day 5 of the 30th Week of the 39th Year.

Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life, a chapter I never anticipated arriving so soon. With a heavy heart and a profound sense of responsibility, I ascend to the Caorrani Throne as the new King following the untimely passing of my beloved father, King Cailean the Undying. The weight of his legacy and the gravity of my new role loom large.

My father was a wise and just ruler, whose reign was marked by stability, prosperity, and a genuine concern for our people. His guidance, love, and unwavering commitment to Caorran will be missed deeply. As I sit on this Throne, I cannot help but feel the immense burden of living up to his ideals and maintaining the high standards he set.

In addition to my father's legacy, I am also reminded of the enduring wisdom and legacy of my grandfather, King Eoghan I, the unifier of our Kingdom. His vision and leadership brought together the disparate subrealms that now comprise our realm. He showed us the power of unity and the strength that comes from embracing our common heritage. His legacy is etched into the very foundations of our Kingdom, and I carry his spirit and principles with me as I assume this new role.

With my father's demise, I cannot help but worry that Triumvir Asran The Light-Bearer may perceive this as an opportunity to pursue his own ambitions, unchecked by the skilled hand of my father's diplomacy. The political landscape is now shifting, and I must be vigilant and astute in dealing with the unpredictable path that may lie ahead.

It is a challenge I never expected to face at this early stage of my rule, and it weighs heavily on my mind. I know that my father's guidance and experience would have been invaluable in navigating this situation. Yet, I must now rely on the lessons he imparted, the counsel of my trusted advisors, and my own growing wisdom to address the potential threats and uncertainties.

The Royal Palace of Caorran is shrouded in a somber atmosphere, reflecting the mourning that has gripped our realm. The grief and loss are palpable, and it serves as a stark reminder of the responsibilities that now rest upon my shoulders.

In the days and weeks ahead, I must turn to my advisors, trusted counselors, and the wisdom of my father's legacy to navigate the challenges that will inevitably arise. It is my duty to continue his legacy, to lead Caorran with integrity and compassion, and to ensure the well-being of our people remains my utmost priority.

As I reflect upon this transition, I am reminded of the oath I took today, swearing to serve our realm with honor and devotion. It is a promise I intend to keep, for the sake of my father and grandfather's memories and for the prosperity of our beloved Kingdom.

May I find the strength, wisdom, and resilience to rule justly and effectively during this period of mourning and beyond.

Long live the Caorrani Kingdom, and may my father's spirit guide me in the challenges and decisions that lie ahead.

King Aodhàn

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