(Work in Progress)
Some time has passed since the tumultuous events leading up to (and including) the winter festival. His Majesty, Mordecai The First, remains missing, daily attempts to reach him go unanswered. Edwyn returned to Amber and is ruling Amber in his capacity as regent. While the kingdom is quiet, tensions remain high. Duels have become extremely common within the city. Dangerous beasts continue to haunt the countryside surrounding Amber.
Hostilities with Rebma have ground to a halt, though Julian continues to maintain a strong presence near the stairway. Many of Amber’s populace suspect Bleys and Fiona of kidnapping Mordecai, while the rest seem to assume agents of Chaos are behind it.
With the first days of spring arriving Edwyn has called a meeting, all those who hail from Haven are to meet in Haven on the Spring Equinox.
Naomi and Merlin have both left Amber and have not returned for the duration of Winter. Merlin claimed that Amber was feeling too cold (he claimed this shortly after Edwyn took control) and Naomi simply disappeared somewhere around the assassination attempt on Ilayne.
The Cult of the Dark Unicorn seems to have completely disappeared from Amber, its members relocating throughout the Golden Circle and into the countryside of Amber, where it remains popular (though much more quietly than it did before).
Both Mab and Kisten have departed Amber to search for Mordecai. The expedition seems unlikely to be succesful. Contact with the pair has been sporadic at best.
Luthair and Rinaldo remain unfriendly. The pair communicate through intermediaries when they do communicate at all. Grayson remains in Dedenril where he attempts to hold the kingdom together without the legitimacy granted him by Circanna.
Jasra is extremely pregnant, and the nobles of Amber are betting on the date the child will be born. Much to her distress she is being kept sequestered in Amber for her safety. Though Edwyn notably never refers to the child she carries as Mordecai’s.
With Mordecai’s disappearance Evangeline’s workload has increased drastically. Edwyn has no fear about directing matters away from him.
Evangeline has also received a missive from Saul, inviting her to come to the Isle of Drake. He expresses interest in the kingdom establishing an official position with Amber, with mutual embassies. The missive implies that additional visitors would also be welcome, in particular Ilayne.
Ilayne remains in Amber under Morgana’s Parole. To this point Edwyn refuses to pass judgement upon her, claiming that his Majesty will when he returns.
Eden and Nemerian along with the Knights of the Coral remain on high alert, both of them working 12 hour shifts with a partner and never allowing her out of their sight. This also keeps the pair separate most of the time.
Eden is extremely grateful for his wintersday gift, particularly since he lost his swords in the expedition into the wood in Albion.
The demon Viridas has what everyone assumes is his full size. The servant’s are terrified of him, and Edwyn has set a pair of wolf guard minders on him. Several attempts have been made to kill him, (twice by poison, once a knife man). The poisons was not sufficient to kill him and Viridas left the bones of the knife man outside his door on a food tray.
Tamiina recovered from her injury, though she walked with a cane for weeks. She has been attempting to make nice with the Chanicut embassy (with only moderate success), as well as pestering Edwyn about the deal to bring Kiera to Amber. The situation seems to be tied up in that the Chanicut embassy expects an Amberite to spend a similar amount of time in Chanicut.
Word from Thomas is that the wood is fully asleep and that he has gained a certain influence over it. He has made a request that Morgana see what she can do to return his younger brother to him.
Treyvan has remained in Amber, though he has made several comments about his intent to visit Albion soon. He wants to see where his “Beautiful Flower” came from.
Tristan’s eleventh birthday is approaching, and he is quite certain that he wants to be one of Mordred’s knights of the Round Table. His armsmen say that he is quite gifted with a blade, but retains a dangerous reckless streak.
The conflict between Byron and Rainier has done nothing but become fiercer. Both of them have taken rooms within the city, and a fair bit of the dueling and brawling with Amber is a resort of them. Both of them hold controlling interest in competing shipping companies.
James and Byron seem to have reached an accord of some kind, and James often acts as an enforcer within the city.
Somehow Scamp found his way to Amber and has taken to following Scarlett or her companions about. He has become a common sight within the city.