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Sons of the Path (2/6 Parts) [Outlands Part 3]
Ryou has gotten somewhat acclimatized to Sura and ancient Assyria. As much as a modern Japanese businessman can be expected to. Now he can finally relax.

Or alternatively, he can finally find himself in the middle of a war over three millennia in the making.


original  fiction  slash  multipart  wip  20k-50k  royalty  action/adventure  au:diff-verse  romance  slice-of-life  loc:ao3  (reread-worthy) 
8 days ago by adelikal
Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays - The New York Times
The manuscript is a diatribe against rebels, arguing that all rebellions against a monarch are unjust and doomed to fail. While Shakespeare had a more ambiguous position on rebellion, Mr. McCarthy said he clearly mined North’s treatise for themes and characters.

One of the most compelling is Jack Cade, who led a failed popular rebellion against Henry VI in 1450. Shakespeare describes Cade’s final days in “Henry VI, Part 2,” in which he says he was starving and eating grass, before he was finally caught and dragged through the street by his heels, his body left to be eaten by crows. Scholars have long thought that Shakespeare invented these details, but all of them are present in a passage from North’s “Discourse” in which he inveighs against Cade and two other famous rebels. Mr. McCarthy and Ms. Schlueter argue that Shakespeare used those details to make Cade into a composite of the three.
Latino  war  state  royalty  shakespeare  Leadership  Violence_y_Power 
13 days ago by Jibarosoy
When Diana Nearly Caught Charles In The Act – Royal Foibles
Since the author’s returned to the subject of Diana, one might’ve suspected, like so many other royal and aristocratic wives who’d cuckholded their husbands in the past, that she took a sophisticated, jaded view of her husband’s retaliatory philandering, and would’ve been happy enough for him to be distracted while she continued riding in the saddle with her favorite cavalry officer. The Princess of Wales, however, was cut from a different cloth. Specifically, she descended from a branch of the older English aristocracy that regarded the House of Windsor as nothing more than glorified, foreign originated parvenus. Ghislain de Diesbach writes in Secrets of the Gotha that throughout the 18th century many a Whig political party supporting aristocrat, like Diana’s immediate ancestors, lived in far grander style than the royals, and only deferred to the newly arrived German House of Hanover, whose surname was Guelph, as a mere constitutional necessity. Jonathan Dimbleby writes in his authorized Charles bio that as late as the ’40s certain elements within the truly old nobility still snickered at the self importance of the House of Windsor, given their fairly recent historical ascendance. Even Diana inadvertently revealed the extent of her arrogance when she told Andrew Morton in his notorious, dictated practically verbatim hagiography, Diana: Her True Story, the oft repeated, delusional quip about her ancestry being almost as royal as her husband’s.
royalty  diana 
18 days ago by timberwolfoz
The Illegitimacy of Aragorn's Claim to the Throne
Aragorn’s claim to Gondor’s throne rests entirely on his being descended — after 3,000 years — from Valandil and Isildur, who were kings of Arnor. The closest real-world parallel to this would be an Italian man claiming descent from Romulus showing up in Ankara and claiming to be King of Turkey, because Romulus was supposedly descended from Prince Aeneas of Troy. Imagine if you found out your ancestor, thirty-seven generations prior, was the brother of an Egyptian pharaoh. Do you know what that would make you, in terms of Egyptian political succession? NOTHING. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
lordoftherings  fantasy  books  movies  aragorn  royalty 
22 days ago by spaceninja
And a Guy Like Me - Chash - The 100 (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Nathan Miller is assigned as Princess Clarke's personal guard, meets her friends, her betrothed, and her tutor, and is absolutely not interested in her betrothed. Even if it's an arranged marriage. And she's obviously in love with someone else. He's just here to guard her. Really.
the100  bellamy_clarke  monty_miller  fantasy!au  royalty  bodyguard!miller 
27 days ago by bekap
I Know That Fortune Is Waiting to Be Kind - Chash - The 100 (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
When Bellamy is eleven, his mother dies, and he finds out his father was a prince, which makes him a prince too, albeit a bastard prince. And when he's twelve, his family decides he would be a good candidate for marriage to Princess Clarke of Arcadia. Princess Clarke thinks so too, but only because he agrees to come back in ten years and help her make sure the wedding never takes place.

It seems like a really good deal, when he's twelve.
the100  bellamy_clarke  au  fantasy!au  arrangedmarriage  royalty 
27 days ago by bekap
Where Prince Charles Went Wrong | The New Yorker
There is some reason to doubt, however, whether such loyalty will persist once the Queen’s son, now sixty-eight years old, ascends the throne. His Royal Highness Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales, K.G., K.T., G.C.B., O.M., A.K., Q.S.O., P.C., A.D.C., Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of the Isles, and Prince and Great Steward of Scotland, is a deeply unpopular man. Writers in both the conservative and the liberal press regularly refer to him as “a prat,” “a twit,” and “an idiot,” with no apparent fear of giving offense to their readership. In a 2016 poll, only a quarter of respondents said that they would like Charles to succeed the Queen, while more than half said they would prefer to see his son Prince William crowned instead. Even among those who profess to think him a decent chap, there is a widespread conviction that he does the monarchy more harm than good. “Our Prince of Wales is a fundamentally decent and serious man,” one conservative columnist recently wrote. “He possesses a strong sense of duty. Might not it be best expressed by renouncing the throne in advance?”
28 days ago by timberwolfoz
The Sura Chapters (4 Parts) [Outlands Part 2]
In one way or another, Ryou has not stopped running ever since he stumbled through the dimensions. He's been beaten up, fallen off a horse (multiple times), ended up in the middle of a war and in Darius's bed, got dragged in front of Leyam, King of Assyria, who gracefully thanked him for his assistance - the latter possibly being the more terrifying of all those experiences.

But now he's in the royal city of Sura and it's time to stop. Stop running, stop fighting, stop getting into confusing situations.

...Two out of three ain't so bad.
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5 weeks ago by adelikal
The Coronation review – Queen shines in a surprisingly fun royal coup
“Yes, weighs a ton,” she remembered cheerfully (Queenie smiles! Four times in the hour, by my reckoning). She hasn’t seen or worn it since that day in 1953. She wears the Imperial State Crown to things like the state opening of parliament. It’s her everyday crown. When the dress code says “smart casual”, that’s the one she – as her father did before her – pops on.
television  tv  royalty 
5 weeks ago by terry
Slave - by IvanW
At least this guy who’d bought him was gorgeous. And hell wasn’t that a weird thing to think. Bought him.

Well, the older Vulcan had bought him. For this one.

Jim understood he was now the slave of the Prince of Vulcan. He didn’t know much about Vulcans actually. He’d had no reason to know anything about them prior to this.

He’d lived his entire life, which was twenty-two years, in Riverside, Iowa. But then his brother, Sam, went missing. There were rumors the survey ship he had served on had gone missing somewhere in Romulan space.

Sam’s wife, Aurelan, had begged him to go look for Sam for the sake of their son, Peter. Jim had booked passage on a Ferengi Merchant ship. Then they’d come under attack by the Klingons and here Jim was.
st:aos  au  kirk/spock  vulcan  royalty  en(sex)slaved  marriage 
5 weeks ago by runpunkrun
Outlands (26 Parts) [Outlands Part 1]

The summary:

Ryou, a relentlessly repressed and controlled accountant, accidentally slips between dimensions. Since he's a practical, cautious man and not a complete idiot, he retraces his steps and slips right back out again. But he's not alone. And now his life is going to take a sharp turn away from "repressed" and "controlled", to very strange places indeed: into a warped image of the past and into a very uncertain future, through war and violence, to the very edges of reality and beyond.


Salaryman finds himself in an alternate universe in love with a warrior who leads the feared military unit the Hounds of Assyria, and finds out OOPS he has POWERS.

Dude the plot is what I'm really looking forward to. I WANT TO KNOW SO MANY THINGS. PLEASE RESOLVE THEM.

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6 weeks ago by adelikal
What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say - The New York Times
Their core arguments: Countries with monarchies are better off because royal families act as a unifying force and a powerful symbol; monarchies rise above politics; and nations with royalty are generally richer and more stable.

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Opinion Editorial Notebook
Monarchies, More Useful Than You Think JUNE 3, 2014

New King or, Spaniards Ask, Is It Time for No King? JUNE 3, 2014

How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth NOV. 7, 2017

Kigeli V, the Last King of Rwanda, Dies at 80 OCT. 21, 2016

Prince Harry Casts Aside Ghosts of Royal Marriages Past NOV. 27, 2017

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Critics say such views are antiquated and alarming in an era when democracies around the globe appear to be imperiled. The count and his band of fellow monarchists, however, are determined to make their case at conferences, in editorials and at fancy balls.
Latino  war  royalty  state  Leadership  Power_materials  Violence_y_Power 
6 weeks ago by Jibarosoy
These Hands Hold Stars - reitoei - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
Young Prince Ben doesn't expect his marriage to Commander Poe Dameron of the New Republic Starfleet to be anything but a waste of time -- but times of change loom on the horizon and Ben finds himself falling for the man who might become his staunchest ally.
23k  au  royalty  poe/kylo  arranged-marriage  porn 
7 weeks ago by katereis
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7 weeks ago by ormg
Shitespace - The Tale of the Busy King
A very odd story involving fishing nets, tiny journalists, and carrots.
fiction  royalty  funny  sex  journalism 
8 weeks ago by pozorvlak
A Royal Christmas Engagement
Young omega Warden Lord Mieczysław Stilinski, given the royal request of marrying Crown Prince Derek Hale of Triskelion, predictably messes the whole entire thing up.

Or –

An arranged marriage, mistaken identity, a/b/o, accidental heat fic
fanfiction  slash  teenwolf  derek/stiles  oneshot  20k-50k  royalty  marriage-of-convenience  alpha/omega  kidfic  loc:ao3 
9 weeks ago by adelikal
LunaCanisLupus_22 - Foolish devouring things, build your castle in me
“I will marry you,” he declares. “But should any more harm come to my father or my people, I will raze the earth itself until I feel the lifeblood drain from your corpse and paint my skin with it.”

It is not an idle warning, but from the princeling it has none of the desired effect. Derek feels no fear, but in this instance at least diplomacy triumphed over the spilling of more blood. It is all the same to him anyway. But Regent Peter was most insistent they avoid a drawn-out, gruelling war.

“Then we have reached an accord.”


Or the barbarian sterek war AU that nobody asked for.
au  fic  teen.wolf  derek/stiles  royalty 
9 weeks ago by juniormints

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