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6th Oct '17 2:59:47 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'', [[EvilOverlord Oryx the Taken King]] has his Court, which is a collection of monstrous Hive warriors, wizards, and other agents who serve Oryx. As part of their service to Oryx, [[FantasticCasteSystem they take a tribute of violence and Light taken by those beneath them in the Hive caste system and give that Oryx]], which [[HorrorHunger allows Oryx to feed the Worm within him that would otherwise devour him if it did not receive a constant supply of Light and violence.]] Seeing how the Hive are [[TheRoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething very hands on]], most of the roles within the Court are very practical, with several CourtWizard positions who perform research or craft [[RealityWarper paracausal]] weapons, as well as [[HighPriest the Warpriest]] who challenges those who would personally face Oryx. There are also warriors and bodyguards, and even a variant on TheCourtJester, though in this case the jester doesn't know he's one; instead he's a fanatical devotee of Oryx's son Crota dressed up like him, and Oryx keeps him around to both laugh at him and [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes to help cope with his grief after crota's death]]. In-game the Court of Oryx serves as a challenge on the Dreadnought, where players bring tithes to the Court to summon them as bosses to fight for loot.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'', [[EvilOverlord Oryx the Taken King]] has his Court, which is a collection of monstrous Hive warriors, wizards, and other agents who serve Oryx. As part of their service to Oryx, [[FantasticCasteSystem they take a tribute of violence and Light taken by those beneath them in the Hive caste system and give that Oryx]], which [[HorrorHunger allows Oryx to feed the Worm within him that would otherwise devour him if it did not receive a constant supply of Light and violence.]] Seeing how the Hive are [[TheRoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething very hands on]], most of the roles within the Court are very practical, with several CourtWizard CourtMage positions who perform research or craft [[RealityWarper paracausal]] weapons, as well as [[HighPriest the Warpriest]] who challenges those who would personally face Oryx. There are also warriors and bodyguards, and even a variant on TheCourtJester, though in this case the jester doesn't know he's one; instead he's a fanatical devotee of Oryx's son Crota dressed up like him, and Oryx keeps him around to both laugh at him and [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes to help cope with his grief after crota's death]]. In-game the Court of Oryx serves as a challenge on the Dreadnought, where players bring tithes to the Court to summon them as bosses to fight for loot.
6th Oct '17 2:59:02 PM Zaptech
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* In ''Videogame/{{Destiny}}'', [[EvilOverlord Oryx the Taken King]] has his Court, which is a collection of monstrous Hive warriors, wizards, and other agents who serve Oryx. As part of their service to Oryx, [[FantasticCasteSystem they take a tribute of violence and Light taken by those beneath them in the Hive caste system and give that Oryx]], which [[HorrorHunger allows Oryx to feed the Worm within him that would otherwise devour him if it did not receive a constant supply of Light and violence.]] Seeing how the Hive are [[TheRoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething very hands on]], most of the roles within the Court are very practical, with several CourtWizard positions who perform research or craft [[RealityWarper paracausal]] weapons, as well as [[HighPriest the Warpriest]] who challenges those who would personally face Oryx. There are also warriors and bodyguards, and even a variant on TheCourtJester, though in this case the jester doesn't know he's one; instead he's a fanatical devotee of Oryx's son Crota dressed up like him, and Oryx keeps him around to both laugh at him and [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes to help cope with his grief after crota's death]]. In-game the Court of Oryx serves as a challenge on the Dreadnought, where players bring tithes to the Court to summon them as bosses to fight for loot.
23rd Sep '17 4:15:35 PM darkemyst
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* King Samrick's court in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' has thus far been seen to contain two sets of [[PraetorianGuard royal guards]], though one has not been seen acting in this capacity, his personal retainers the Royal Justicars, [[CourtMage healers]] and one of his spies lives relatively nearby and reports to him directly. His castle is carved into the side of a mountain and he seems to hold little regard for ritual, appreciating frankness and clear responses from his guests and subjects even if ''he'' is plotting silently.
** King Malachai of Eldenlon's court appears to be shrinking as his [[RoyalBlood children]] are run off by him or run off on their own. One of his daughter's ladies-in-waiting is a ward from a Sidhe court while his disgraced former heir was attended to by a page native to Eldenlon. Malachai is known to employ [[BodyDouble body doubles]] since his son's makes public appearances.
** Kellwood plays host a pair of [[TheFairFolk Sidhe]] courts, the Seelie and Unseelie which are both dangerous [[DeadlyDecadentCourt deadly decadent courts]] with the difference being that the Seelie will try to sneakily stab you in the back while the Unseelie wouldn't feel the need to wait for you to turn around.
** The Goblin Queen has yet to appear in the story, but has appeared in art with [[https://amelius.deviantart.com/art/Goblin-Queen-and-Retinue-600421209 her retinue.]]

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28th Aug '17 11:24:58 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Royal siblings: these are either the King's most loyal supporters, or scheming to get the throne for themselves.[[EvilUncle This is especially true for the oldest younger brother of the present ruler.]]

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** Royal siblings: these are either the King's most loyal supporters, or scheming to get the throne for themselves. [[EvilUncle This is especially true for the oldest younger brother of the present ruler.]]
21st Aug '17 8:20:22 PM PaulA
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* Most, if not all, of the books written by Creator/MercedesLackey have at least one.

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* %%* Most, if not all, of the books written by Creator/MercedesLackey have at least one.
9th Jul '17 3:53:36 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'' has Dowa Kingdom, a fairly middle-of-the-road version. The royal family resides in Dowa district, and the king is kind and well respected. However, the heir apparent is a young fool, and there are plenty who would take drastic measures to keep him off the throne - hence the conflict of the story. The scenes with them also provide a nice amount of SceneryPorn in the palace, as well as the series' famous FoodPorn - the king is awfully fond of sweets.

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* ''Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'' ''Manga/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept'' has Dowa Kingdom, a fairly middle-of-the-road version. The royal family resides in Dowa district, and the king is kind and well respected. However, the heir apparent is a young fool, and there are plenty who would take drastic measures to keep him off the throne - hence the conflict of the story. The scenes with them also provide a nice amount of SceneryPorn in the palace, as well as the series' famous FoodPorn - the king is awfully fond of sweets.
4th Jun '17 7:12:24 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Shakespeare is pretty heavy on courts, unsurprising as he sets a lot of his works in either medieval or mystically pre-medieval time periods. The Danish royal court in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is probably the most obvious, alongside others such as the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt British court]] in ''Theatre/{{King Lear}}'' or those of Sicilia and Bohemia in ''Theatre/{{The Winters Tale}}''.

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* Shakespeare [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] is pretty heavy on courts, unsurprising as he sets a lot of his works in either medieval or mystically pre-medieval time periods. The Danish royal court in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is probably the most obvious, alongside others such as the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt British court]] in ''Theatre/{{King Lear}}'' or those of Sicilia and Bohemia in ''Theatre/{{The Winters Tale}}''.
4th Jun '17 7:10:54 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Caterers: this is actually a fairly important job, absurd as it sounds. Knowing how to put on a good FancyDinner or DancesAndBalls puts people in a good mood to begin negotiations, and advertises a monarchs importance. If TheKingdom can pay for political disputes with wine instead of blood, TheKingdom has gotten a good deal. As a footnote, having rival dignitaries drunk(or drugged) during a negotiation can be a useful if risky ploy. Certain palace servants like the sénéchal or majordomo will have making deals with caterers as one of their major jobs. Other servants have need of these as an obvious part of their role. Cooks need food. Bards need special effects experts, musicians and so on, the palace itself needs architects, and everyone needs expensive clothing, sometimes even including servants.

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* Caterers: this is actually a fairly important job, absurd as it sounds. Knowing how to put on a good FancyDinner or DancesAndBalls puts people in a good mood to begin negotiations, and advertises a monarchs monarch's importance. If TheKingdom can pay for political disputes with wine instead of blood, TheKingdom has gotten a good deal. As a footnote, having rival dignitaries drunk(or drugged) during a negotiation can be a useful if risky ploy. Certain palace servants like the sénéchal or majordomo will have making deals with caterers as one of their major jobs. Other servants have need of these as an obvious part of their role. Cooks need food. Bards need special effects experts, musicians and so on, the palace itself needs architects, and everyone needs expensive clothing, sometimes even including servants.
8th Mar '17 6:02:45 PM nombretomado
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* Most, if not all, of the books written by MercedesLackey have at least one.

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* Most, if not all, of the books written by MercedesLackey Creator/MercedesLackey have at least one.
5th Mar '17 11:13:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* If there are enough nobles, they might form a separate body within the court that acts as a kind of legislature for the nation. [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem British House of Lords]], the French Estates-General (or just the First and Second Estates), the [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic Roman Senate]], and the [[HolyRomanEmpire Holy Roman]] ''Reichstag'' are common.

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* If there are enough nobles, they might form a separate body within the court that acts as a kind of legislature for the nation. [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of the [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem British House of Lords]], the French Estates-General (or just the First and Second Estates), the [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic Roman Senate]], and the [[HolyRomanEmpire [[UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire Holy Roman]] ''Reichstag'' are common.



* ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' features several, from the simple and open Ducal court of the Atreides to the decadent, despotic court of the Harkonnens to the (presumed to be) [[DeadlyDecadentCourt deadly decadent Imperial court]] of the Corrinos. The Landsraad is also presumably one of these, as well as being an {{Expy}} of the HolyRomanEmpire's ''Reichstag''.

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* ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' features several, from the simple and open Ducal court of the Atreides to the decadent, despotic court of the Harkonnens to the (presumed to be) [[DeadlyDecadentCourt deadly decadent Imperial court]] of the Corrinos. The Landsraad is also presumably one of these, as well as being an {{Expy}} of the HolyRomanEmpire's UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire's ''Reichstag''.
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