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A Tale of a Dragonborn: House of Asterales [EK AAR]

A Tale of a Dragonborn
House of Asterales

Ghaasph!

A figure, who just was sleeping, rises to a sitting position and panics.
„Aaaghh! Snake-snake-snake! Shit-shit-shit-shit!“

He tumbes out of his bed straight onto the stone floor.
He crawls quickly to the most distant corner of his room.

In there, he takes a breath to calm down and looks across the room.
„No snake,“ he wisphers to himself and sighs again in relief.

---

A woman in his bed looks at him with puzzled eyes:
„Ja’aran? Wha-what’s wrong?“

The noble stands up and assumes a confident posture:
„Who are you? And what are you doing here?“

„I am your wench, Ja’aran.“

„And what is your business in my bed?“

„Is there a need to ask such a question, my Ja’aran?
Isn’t it obvious? Come back to the bed, my dear.“

The noble realises the stupidity of the question
but still makes another query at the woman:

„Why have I ... hired ... you and your ... business?“

The wench starts playing with her hair and half-dreamingly ansvers the noble:
„Well ... your master ... apparently ... granted you Helkune in reckonition of your might.
Yesterday, you were J’mhad
and today, you are Ja’aran J’mhad of Helkune.
To celebrate, you brought me here."

J’mhad thinks a little,
takes a gold coin
and throws it to the wench:

„Here, have this!
Leave my room!
Go home!“

Wench gets dressed and leaves the room with a puzzled look on her face.

---

When the whench closed J’mhad’s door as she left,
he immediately rushed to his royal water bowl.


A khajiit with a grim and a dark appearance looked back at him from the eye washing water.

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Bang! Bang! Bang!

„Open the door!“

Bang! Bang! Bang!Bang!

„Open up, I am your new Ja’aran(Duke)!“

Sudden rustling and rumbling is heard though the door
and a moment later a sleepy and startled face opens the door.


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„Forgive me, my Ja’aran.
It is so early in the morning
I didn’t think it would be you.“

„Yes, yes, I forgive you.
I came here to talk about important matters.“

J’mhad walks into his room
and takes a wide look around.


---

„You are my Darik-Pat(Steward)? Right?“

„Indeed.“

„What is your name?“

Darik-Pat takes a deep breath and puffs up his chest.

„I am Dro’Zel of Riven,
a humble Darik-Pat of the Sepat(Dutchy) of Helkune
and a loyal subject of yours.“

J’mhad is a bit amused of that display but manages to keep his mean demeanor.

---

„Tell to your new master about the Sepat of Helkune.“

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Dro’Zel almost dives into one of his chests,

he sorts out a couple of maps

and turns back to J’mhad.

Then he places a worn piece of parchment on the table.






„This, here,

is the map of the Ur-Chenhun(Grand Republic) of Senchal.

This, yellow area

is the Sepat of Helkune,

it is within Senchal.“​

---

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Dro’Zel places another map on the table.
This map seems to be inscribed on a wooden board.



„Sepat of Helkune is made up of three Shapsus.“


„Shapsu(County) of Helkune, over here,
is where we are now.
The only area in your lands, where thick jungles lush.
It contains the capital stronghold of the entire sepat.“


„Shapsu of Torhold, over here,
is the outer principality of your sepat.
It contains only some plains
and a central stronghold.“


„Shapsu of Aneirvale, over here,
is the recent conquest.
It contains only some plains and partial forests.
Recently, the local goblins have been causing headaches.
Usually they are not a problem,
but for some strange reason
they have started breeding uncontrollably.“


J’mhad seems pleased.

---

He steps out of Dro’Zel’s room
and before closing the door he stops.


„Dro’Zel, since you are my Darik-Pat,
I expect of you to ensure an efficent tax collection from the locals.“

„I cannot promise that, my Ja’aran.“

„What?! Explain yourself!“

„My lord, you control too much land,
my eyes and hands can’t reach everywhere in time
and oversights are bound to happen.
Like with that goblin infestation.“

„I see ... well, I’ll keep that in mind.
Still, your jobs remains the same.“

J’mhad walks away.
 
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