Tag Archive | monarchy

TV Tropes: Deadly Decadent Court

Tweet of the Day: Ancient Roman Pin-Up Boys ——– Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely…. Welcome to a world of snide remarks, not so innocent innuendo, sharp daggers (real or imagined), food tasters and cyanide. This is the Deadly Decadent Court, where appearances matter and the only truth is power, for however long you […]

TV Tropes Monday: Warrior Prince

Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 8.47: Roguishness with Scott Lynch ——- The Warrior Prince is someone of royal blood (or its in-universe equivalent) who earns or maintains his privilege by taking to the field of battle. He proves his worth by commanding troops in combat and being at least within weapons range of the […]

TV Tropes Monday: Royals Who Actually Do Something

Tweet of the Day: A Dance with Dragons ——– Noblesse oblige is a French phrase literally meaning “nobility obliges”. The Dictionnaire de l’Académie française defines it thus: Whoever claims to be noble must conduct himself nobly. (Figuratively) One must act in a fashion that conforms to one’s position, and with the reputation that one has […]