The Queen's Own Ash Lances

Melanie travelled quite extensively before she settled down in Anguirle, and even some since then. One of these expeditions, while searching out some obscure relation to fill in a blank part of Etain's genealogical records, she spent some time at the court of the Queen of Marel Hill, a minor but respectable monarch of the Springlands. While there, she by sheer chance foiled a midnight attack on the Prince Royal, and was rewarded with the undying devotion of the Prince (now King) and a knighthood. The Ash Lances haven't been a fighting regiment since Marel Hill started forming musket brigades, but a knighthood carries a certain amount of social esteem and precedence, a shiny silver medal, and an ash-shafted spear suitable for carrying on state occasions.

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