The Cammontar Empire empire is ruled by two rulers. The Zhar (Emperor), who is a Humani noble, usually of House Temyan and the Yakshini (Empress), an Aalevi Najjai (Sorceress). Though both are of different species, these two are married in a special coronation ceremony where their lives are entwined. If one dies, so does the other. If one suffers a wound, so does the other. They are not expected to become lovers (in fact this is quite rare) as the marriage is ceremonial in nature and since they are different species, they can not have children together. Nurayana is a determined young woman currently chosen as the next Yakshini. She is also very observant, but does have a tendency to make an opinion first then look for evidence to reinforce that opinion. She was betrothed to Zaleriya Temyan but when Zaleriya Temyan was declared incapable of rule, her betrothal was transferred over to Samiik Temyan. Oraven Romasko has been trying to get Samiik Temyan declared incapable in the same way as his sister, thus making Maksim Temyan the new heir. Meryahasani has been resisting this, and has commanded Nurayana to accompany Samiik Temyan in his assigned conquest in the western part of the empire. Though Nurayana currently does not think too highly of Samiik, she commits to surreptitiously marrying Samiik Temyan during the ceremony to see them off on their journey at Meryahasani's suggestion. Samiik Temyan is not aware of this marriage or the magic that now binds his life to Nurayana (and hers to his). Despite her initial dislike of him, Nurayana will eventually fall in love with Samiik.
- Samiik Temyan - Betrothed
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