By Jason Carl
Who could serve Cainites, the dread lords of the lengthy evening? the answer's mind-blowing, as vampires draw their allies from all echelons of darkish Medieval society. From the common-or-garden cotter at the course open air the town to the prince regent of the best country, mortals frequently movement in keeping with the whim in their unseen masters. Come-join the legion of these retained through the Childer of Caine-and acquire the advantages that servitude bargains. the rest is to dwell one of the sheep, upon whom the wolves prey.... Liege, Lord and Lackey comprises: An in-depth examine the character of servitude, from the issues of view of Cainites and their human minions personality production structures and guidance for enjoying a better half of the undead The Numina Hedge Magic and the way it applies to the darkish Medieval global.
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She was certain the message her servant was now translating was meant for that fanatical assassin at the prince's court — but did the note contain the name of his latest victim? "Mistress, I have finished," announced Antar. "Excellent! " Anxiety now made way for the castle, tallies of the stores and supplies maintained against times of war or famine, and income from the various taxes, rents eagerness as she peered over the scholar's shoulder at the un/amii- and fees due his lordship by his tenants and subjects.
The custom of primogeniture presents other opportunities to the Cainite. A minor child who inherits a title and attendant fief from a deceased parent is often obliged to wait until he comes of age before enjoying his rightful homage; more often than not, the estate and chattel is placed in the care of a trusted steward or advisor who administers the lands in the heir's name until he comes of age. This same custom can prove troublesome, too: If a Cainite's noble servant were to unexpectedly die from sickness, battle wounds or even murder, his lands would pass immediately to his heir.
A LIEGE, LORD AND LACKEY 40 small part of his mind sounded a warning — there would be dangers, for had not Sir Thomas hinted that there were more than a few of his kind lurking in the shadows of this golden city? Excitement quickly nudged his misgivings aside, and he stuck out his hand. "I accept, my lord. I am Roland Fletcher, merchant trader, at your service. " The growing number of merchants in Dark Medieval Europe represent a serious threat to the systematic policies of feudalism, simply because they are not readily classified into feudal society.