Noble families fight for control and a chance to take the throne from under their rival’s feet. Razahuls allies have sent Nakoma a princess over to the royal court for her safety, where she is reunited with her handmaidens and her sister who she thought was dead. At court, Nakoma discovers that her marriage to the prince of Razahul and the future king isn't assured, for it depends on ever-changing politics and alliances. The Nakoma' personal reservations are related to his secret affair with a lady of the court, and his doubts about the wisdom of an alliance. Nakoma also catches the eye of the prince’s bastard brother Nicklous (son of King with his mistress,) who has an agenda of his own. The Queen, turns to her trusted adviser for advice on the match with the princess and her son, and is shocked by the news. (I have left names for people to fill the roles and add their own characters) Nicklous (the king’s bastard) Nicklous almost fell asleep as his father talked to the members of his court about alliances, he sat as far away as he could but could still hear them going on and on finally he had enough he was the bastard anyway he did not need to listen to any of this even if he was favoured by his father. Nicklous pushed open the heavy decorated wooden door and looked down the staircase hoping to see his brother maybe he could lighten his mood but he saw no one expect from a few maid rushing around, he rolled his eyes and he lent back on the railing of the stairs his arms crossed waiting to hear his brother marching up the stairs trailing mud in from his ride and driving the maids insane. He bit his bottom lip and started to make clicking noises he was never the best when it came to waiting.