Magnus's Jewels Item in Corive | World Anvil

Magnus's Jewels

Didn't the High King receive a necklace from somewhere out in one of the Eastern Arlings? And then it went missing when he died. Coincidence? I think not.
— Drunk soldier in a tavern
  A popular theory passed between Capitolist soldiers for how High King Magnus Was Murdered involves the idea of the High King being poisoned. The who changes from teller to teller, though most versions claim it was someone from the eastern side of Theydim.   The typical poison delivery method is food, but a few versions involve a mysterious necklace or piece of jewelry that would be poisoned or cursed, and then disappear when the High King's body returned to Capital.   A variant whispered among some within Ostufer's faction suggests a piece of jewelry was cursed or poisoned, but was a gift from Magnusdotr or someone from the Western side of Theydim who wanted the High King dead for some other reason.  



Jewelry was a common gift between a person of slightly lower social standing to give to someone of greater standing. If an Arle was uncertain of an appropriate gift or tax payment to the High King, jewels were sent. Social Etiquette then requires the gift receiver to wear the gift or display it in some manner when the gift giver is nearby. This piece of etiquette is the "evidence" used by theorists to explain why the gift had to come from someone in Eastern Theydim.


With the lack of an actual piece of jewelry, drunk conspiracists would debate over the metals and jewels involved, each convinced the metal or stone was one kind because that was what their current favored murderer's arling had or mined.
Oh no no no, you are absolutely wrong. Gem are found all over in Alleklint Arling. Therefore, you are wrong!


While the details are debated heavily, most versions of the theory suggests the jewelry was in the shape of a dragon or had some kind of dragon symbology.
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Jewelry / Valuable
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Cover image: by Lyraine Alei, Artbreeder


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Jul 23, 2022 06:51 by Vivianne Morena

Ah yes, drunk conspiracists are the best to question about theories for things. Very interesting article here :) Tangles a shiny knot!

Jul 23, 2022 15:23 by Lyraine Alei

I'm glad it was a fun read! And I needed some of these to throw in a mess for the civil war that this death started. xD

Lyraine, Consumer of Lore, She/Her, primary project: Corive
Aug 6, 2022 03:36 by Rashkavar

Interesting. Love to see some unsubstantiated rumours getting the article treatment! Very fun article.

Aug 6, 2022 05:22 by Lyraine Alei

I'm glad it was fun. Though I must ask - are you suuuuuuure those rumours are unsubstantiated?   Or maybe they are. Who knows? Not me!

Lyraine, Consumer of Lore, She/Her, primary project: Corive
Oct 6, 2022 10:59 by Tobias Linder

*muffles a laugh and hides the blue anvil*

Oct 6, 2022 22:18 by Lyraine Alei

Done intentionally once I set out the placeholder name.

Lyraine, Consumer of Lore, She/Her, primary project: Corive