@Phoenix_Wolf Yep, as powerful as that song is, that will not be the case at all in this universe.
Those of you who are interested in Mordred and his conception may want to check out my FAQ on tumblr.
Mordred will be conceived in book 3 and born between 3 and 4. We'll see him as a child in 4.
Yes, absolutely (as @Sammysam says). Only 2-3 children in each generation inherit the royal magic powers, so there's no way people want the monarch running around handing that out to just anyone. Theoretically the exception to the "adultery is treason" rule would be a male consort, since his having illegitimate children wouldn't bring the bloodline into question... but at this point, royal adultery has become such a huge taboo in Guenverse culture that even a male consort would probably be held accountable.
That's the thing... Technically execution and replacement, but the handful of times it's happened have probably not been that clear-cut. After all, if you care that much about bloodlines, how do you replace a monarch at exactly the moment when the bloodlines are called into question? (Do you replace the monarch with the illegitimate child that the law is supposed to prevent? With a relative who doesn't have the magic powers but might have a child who does?) It's varied case by case, but it's rarely logical or pretty.
Things will be tense, and Guen should be able to make a big difference.
??? I don't think I was ever gone? Sometimes the thread gets quiet, but I'm always around?