A House of Blood and Flames
Duke of Shyvala, Blooded of the Elk. A distinguished powerful man. Too bad he's slipping into madness...
The following things are true about Dannin Steele.
He is the most eligible bachelor in the entire Senate.
He was due to be elevated to an Earl of House Elk during the Elk’s Grand Winter Party last Season. Why this did not happen is a mystery.
The above statement is a lie. Everyone knows that the Earls of House Elk did not elevate Duke Steele because he’s been trying to convince the Senate to empower a task force to investigate a claimed threat of ‘smart orks’. Most people believe he is doing this because he is mad.
The above statement is a lie. Everyone knows that the Earls of House Elk did not elevate Duke Steele because they believe he is a direct descendant of Jaymin Steele. If they elevate him, it will empower him even further. Duke Steele is using the threat of ‘smart orks’ as a cover to build support for the formation of an Army, backed by the Senate. Once the Army is formed, with an officer’s corp made up of Dannin’s hand-picked men, he would use them to declare himself Emperor.
Both of the above statements are a lie. Everyone knows Duke Steele is an honorable and trustworthy ven, who would never harm anyone. He is a true gentleman.
None of these statements are true. All of them are.