Second day and Fifth month of the 3998th year of the Solune standard calendar.
As King and founder of this kingdom, I have done my part and earned the respect of my people. My children are coming into adulthood, and I feel that they might not gain the same respect if they do not contribute to, or at least participate in society.
The citizens will give them respect that is deserved, and while their status as royalty may help for now, in the long run it may be seen as a crutch rather than a boon.
Unless they wish to leave, my children should contribute to the kingdom as I have. My two eldest children have left for thier own, and so I will not speak on them in this note. Their fate is their own. The rest of my children I will speak on now.
My twins are Kain and Natasha. Kain has headed to the south to learn what has happened those who separated from us during the kingdom’s settlement many centuries ago.
Natasha was long interested in the internal peace keeping; the structured of guarding and law enforcing in our kingdom. She used to command the Murdock palace guard, and will soon take on one of my wife’s many tasks around the kingdom; overseeing all five guards. The watchmen are divided thusly: the largest divisions patrol the four cities, and the last guard oversees the castle and the kingdom halls. The inside of the castle can be just as busy as the outside, as a large portion of it treated as community space for the city Murdock.
Natasha was running the castle division with some assistance for a very long time, and she is currently the Captain of the Murdock city guard. The citizenry have come to realize what I already know about her. Behind her neutral expression, the blank stares and seemingly uncaring demeanour, there is an active and considering mind. Natasha is a strong problem solver, a logical and practical thinker. The task of a guard often includes solving civil issues and city wide routing coordination, things that come naturally to her. I think she will be ready to be trained with handling the leaders of all five guards in a few years. She will, however, be required to apprentice someone to take on her role as Captain.
Then there is Janna. She has the ability to think on a large scale without neglecting individual issues. Her heads in the clouds, her feet on the dirt. The only issue is how brash she can be. While Janna can have a positive effect on people, she sometimes she gets ahead of them and comes off as rude. She interrupts. These are immaturies that I hope she realizes and grows out of. In the future she could be an impactful political leader should a she choose it. Right now it seems Janna is more inclined to live her youth out in an environment that offers more freedom and less expectation than politics.
Chloe, my youngest, has a lot of potential. I know not what she will do in the future, but I believe she could be effective in any field she puts her mind to. She has been very interested in the small library of books that Gwendalyn and I have collected, especially those regarding history. Her head seems full of air right now, but she is young. She can afford to be so starry eyed at the moment. I think I will give Chloe some time to discover all that interests her, and when she is older I can assist her in narrowing her scope down and developing hers skills.
As it stands I am as happy as such a lenient father can be.
Outside the city I am interested in what findings my youngest son will come up with down south. I wish him, as well as my eldest two safety in thier travels. Within the kingdom, Murdock is greatful for the work that Natasha does, and I am in hoping that my youngest two will become just as valued as she is in time.
– The Solune King, “Mars Resz”