D&D General How would the earl react to the news that he unknowingly refused to let his son marry a future queen?


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JMISBEST

Explorer
Yeah, that's the thing that kinda sticks out to me as well. Being able to prove your noble lineage is the primary concern of anybody with a connection to royalty or a hereditary title. If someone is anywhere in line to inherit the throne of a kingdom, then everybody in that kingdom knows it. And anyone who's anyone in any of the neighboring kingdoms is going to know as well. The guy would have to be incredibly out of touch to not know who that woman was. Plus, if the baroness is looking to get married to this guy's son, the first thing she'd do is provide her lineage to prove what a good match she'd be for his son.
It'd be one thing if the guy had already promised his son to someone else and was now honor bound to go through with it regardless of a better match turning up, but there's no way the guy doesn't thoroughly check the lineage of someone looking to arrange a marriage to his son.
I've had a thought of 1 way that The Earl may not know that his would-be daughter in law will 1 day be a queen

The reason that he may not know is because while she is the heir to the throne on her fathers side on her mothers side she's only(?) recently inherited the title of Senior Baroness that comes with rulership of A Large Barony

That means that the most likely answer is that somehow the earl knows that she's recently inherited the heir to the title of Senior Baroness that comes with rulership of A Large Barony from her mother but doesn't know that she will 1 day inherit the throne from her father
 


Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Do you know what words mean sir.

(In fairness, I remember taking a certain ... postgraduate course ... some time ago, and I remember that a large portion of the class had their minds blown at the concept that heirs were not established until after death. I think that the confusion continues to exist today in popular understanding.)
 

That number includes all the soldiers, all the navy personnel and the civilized monsters that aide us

Number of soldiers

And

This number includes the reserves and those that are semi-retired but it doesn’t include those that are part-time

Regular

836,874

Royal guard

76,198
In fiscal 2020, the size of the US Army was just over 1 million soldiers. (Source Wikipedia)

By way of comparison then, the small nation should have a population of roughly 350 million people. That is roughly the World population in 1400.

As for how the Baron would feel. Hangry, definitely hangry.
 

ehren37

Legend
If an archmage Wishes you back in time, and you never ask the archmage for a Wish in the future, does the archmage avoid the risk of losing Wish?
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The Earl is relieved since his greatest secret is having a past tryst with the mother of the future Queen, making the heir the half-sibling of his son.

The Earl is somewhat elated knowing that the future Queen bears his family's blood.

The Earl is anxious about anyone learning of his transgression, as it might mean a political faction within the kingdom might come for his head or stir up trouble in the Royal Court.
 


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