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It doesn't make sense the Governmental Body of House Concordia is Global

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  • #16
    Aye, making the title of 'High King' reminiscent of an old medieval Gaelic style, which makes sense given the general aesthetics of many western kiths.

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    • #17
      "High King" as a concept can be found in many places. Besides in Ireland, there have been High Kings in Scotland. Anglo-Saxon kingdoms had a Bretwalda at times. The Persians, Ethiopians, and Mongols had equivalents as well. It's what happens when one specific petty king out of a large group is able to dominate the others.

      So it the title is one that designates any kind of overlord - a king who rules among kings. Typically it is a first among equals kind of association. More prestigious title for a lord that is more powerful to a degree to the other lords, powerful enough to compel them to recognize his greater status, but not enough to subjugate his peers outright. But there is little titular authority that comes with it. What power an overlord has is usually because of of the individual's power and personality over his peers. Only slowly, or because of great power imbalance, can such overlords institutionalize their personal authority. It took the Anglo-Saxon centuries before there was one King of England. And sometimes, the entire structure completely collapses as new heirs to the title can't keep it together.

      To be honest, I'm of mixed minds about the Changeling setting. On the one hand, there are many things the creators just did superbly. It's possible to emulate a lot of fairy powers and activities from legends and tales in the game. But on the other hand, I've found the setting to be an incoherent mess, and they really botched the Kiths. If you go by the setting as written, it does a terrible job of presenting a classical take on fairies. It fails in a way that stories involving fairies in modern takes like Hellboy or Jonathon Strange & Mr. Norrell don't. It's not a complete failure. There are many compelling features. But ultimately I don't feel Changeling, as written, comes together. It is the most flawed by far of the five original games. One of my struggles as ST is to retain certain core elements and keep setting recognizable, but reimagine it in a way that I think fairies should be depicted. One of those changes is to throw out the entire political constructs the setting created.

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      • #18
        I’m pretty sure Isle of the Mighty makes it clear that the kingdoms of Albion (Britain) do not owe allegiance to Concordia.


        “It is a far far better thing I do than I have ever done...” Sidney Carton’s last line before going to the guillotine to save his True Love and her husband

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        • #19
          So then I wonder if a Noble Great House named Concordia was started after the Accordance War to ennoble commoners so they don't have to join the classic houses. And if they had a house to ennoble rebels and those outside of the system what would be a good way for a House Discordia to gather the discontent?


          It is a time for great deeds!

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          • #20
            Now is the winter of our Discordian discontent...


            “It is a far far better thing I do than I have ever done...” Sidney Carton’s last line before going to the guillotine to save his True Love and her husband

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            • #21
              I am pretty sure the write up of everything outside of North america in c20 base book makes this clear they are separate things having separate histories. Its just in updating the stuff from 1/2e like the shadow Court.. the only info we really had before to build off of was North American stuff so we see stuff like the Shadow Seat in the parlement of Dreams... but that's only a north American thing.


              Now if someone.. say wanted to redo Isle of the Mighty or any of the other nations with a look ath their dreaming politics why that might be a great idea for STV.

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