A group of messengers on behalf of ambassadors from another kingdom arrive with an unexpected diplomatic offering. What they have to offer further complicates Brielle's already chaotic and politically charged life.How she ended up as queen of her people, married with a child and on the brink of war with another people is expanded upon.
Sacred Druid Blood is a work in the Anthologies of Ullord by Nikki Flynn and Edwin Dantes.
Tropes Associated with Sacred Druid Blood
- Badass Bookworm: Ciar does have decent combat skills which are implied and usually left off screen. Otherwise he is a scholar and an authority on Alchemy.
- Berserk Button: Brielle's child and her husband both serve as one. She is insanely protective of both of them and is quick to anger when they are insulted or their safety is threatened.
- Divine Parentage: Brielle's family members are the great (a few thousand times) grandchildren of Avani.
- Fantastic Racism: The sama, who are if nothing else, consistent in their ability to look down upon other races.
- Half-Breed Discrimination: Ciar went through it a lot in his youth and a lot since marrying the queen of a wood elf druid domain.
- King Incognito: Druids patrol the perimeter of the domain and are difficult to tell apart from the commoners during their patrols because everybody is wearing armor and armed to fend off trespassers.
- Mixed Ancestry:
- Ciar's father was a swamp elf and his mother was a wood elf.
- Brielle is a wood elf with a direct blood tie to Avani, giving Damaris wood elf blood, divine blood and his father's swamp elf blood.
- One-Drop Rule: Damaris's skin tone is between his father's and his mother's. His hair and eyes are both common colors found in wood elves across Ullord. But, there are objections to his mixed ancestry despite him only being 1/4 swamp elf.
- Warrior Prince: Brielle is a skilled fighter and is descended from royalty and the divine.