So, I reread the latest article, and I have some more thoughts:
I feel like the Findlays really got screwed over here. They did most of the military work, and yet the article on the Royal Dragoons mentioned that at the time of the Dragoons’ founding, the ruler of Fernandescourt was only an Earl. This would imply that, after the wars of succession were over, the Findlays were only rewarded the title of Earl, despite playing a vital role in the Kingdom’s formation. Alternatively, it could also imply that they were rewarded the title of Duke initially, were downgraded to Earl after a financial crisis.
Man, Cunaris might not be as staunch a supporter of the royal family as I thought. I recall that if you choose to converse with him in Sabres, he does not appear to respect the King very much. And before I joined this forum, when I skimmed through the previous posts I recall reading that he wasn’t very fond of Edwin’s father. Add in the fact that he named his heir Renard… passive aggressive much?
The Havenports seem to be one of the most opportunistic families in the Kingdom. Seriously. The fact that the Kentauri were divided into so many clans suggests to me that they are huge on independence. And yet the Havenports were perfectly willing to sacrifice their own independence and bend the knee to Cunaris/Aetoria so long as they got to rule over the rest of their Kentauri brethren. How do the rest of the Kentauri feel about this?
The article seems to suggest that, at the time, Aetoria was the economic hub of Tierra. Yet an Aetorian MC still has the same debt/income as the two other backgrounds. Does this mean that Wufram has supplanted Aetoria as the economic powerhouse, or does it simply mean the Aetorian MC’s family was unable to make the same investments/business endeavors as other Aetorians due to their own crippling debt?
How much influence/wealth to the Earls of Castermaine and Crittenden wield in relation to the other Duchies? They seem to control a sizeable chunk of territory, and are trading with Takara.
So why didn’t Warburton back up Wulfram and the Salt Coast? Did they think that Takara’s ‘no navy’ policy kept them safe? And I doubt it prohibited them from transporting land troops via boat, since Leoniscourt was also on an island. Or did they simply think that the new Unified Kingdom would never bother with them even if they did succeed?