The Once and Future King
Royal Family History
King Boranel, now 61, had a (fraternal) twin brother, Barett, who died in a hunting accident when the two were 24 years old – the same year Boranel become King. At this age, Boranel was still single, but Barett had met and married the Lady Ygerna. Their first child was a son named Morcant, followed shortly thereafter by a daughter named Merrigan. At least in the royally sanctioned version, Boranel fell in love with the Lady Ygerna while consoling her over the death of her husband and his brother, having their first son Arturo together within a year of Barett’s death. In honour of the memory of his brother, Boranel has always maintained that the crown shall pass to Morcant when he dies, though the court warlock and Boranel’s closest advisor, Falko, has foreseen a violent future with Morcant as king. Aside from Morcant, Merrigan, and Arturo, three other legitimate royal heirs have been born. These are Elise, Marcus, and Gavan.