The Kingdom of
Chapter 11: Nobles and Royals
We begin our visit with the upperclassmen of Celestia by a
stop at the Lampright house. As you recall, this place
turned into some kind of ugly. However, Story here has
found love with Luke McCarthy.
Her father Lord Thomas is still a tub pirate
and full of personality, even if he has the
face of an ape.
His son and heir to the family line Honor,
inherited the family’s amazing good looks.
I swear when I created Smrithi and
Nicholas I had no idea they would breed
such unique sims. I still love them though.
Luke is doing things the right way and making sure he has
Story’s father’s blessing before getting too serious. It’s alright
though, Thomas is okay with the fact that you didn’t meet his
daughter through the matchmaker Luke. He likes you.
Smrithi still challenges her grand-daughter
to a good old pillow fight each night before
bed. You’re never too old for this kind of fun.
Rayan Hashmi/Lampright still keeps
the Lampright Estate spotless.
Unfortunately, we lost Smrithi late in the
season this round. It’s sad seeing the first
generation going, but time must march on.
The family chugged along even with
the loss of their beloved Matriarch.
Neha Hashmi stopped by to visit with her
cousin Story Friday after lessons. The two
girls are very good friends.
Neha stayed the night and the girls held a
special pillow fight in honor of their late
Although Neha had been closest with
Story, she was getting to know her cousin
Honor better these days.
Her uncle was such a goof ball.
Always juggling the goblets!
Before long it was Rayan’s elder birthday.
The entire Hashmi family was invited to
help her celebrate.
Heidi provided musical entertainment for all
the guests. She was the most accomplished
musician of the family after all.
Cadence Lampright and Hamsa
enjoyed dancing the afternoon away.
Leia McCarthy and her brother Luke had been invited to
the birthday celebrations. Leia did her best to make a
good impression on her brother’s future mother-in-law.
Overall, Rayan had not aged
up too badly at all.
The party was a grand success and
had been enjoyed by all in attendance.
Rayan and Thomas had found it wonderful
to catch up with their younger siblings.
Over at the other Lampright estate,
Dutchess Michelle had stopped in for a
Journey Lampright found the Dutchess to
be a tad rude mocking their current living
Cadence Lampright was in the middle of
getting to know Erik Noble a bit better.
Isuelt was also taking advantage of the
free time to make sure she and her little
brother were on the best of terms.
Cadence hoped her father would finish
their new home soon. Living out of tents
on the open fields was not very lady like.
It didn’t take too much longer for the new castle
to open up. Cadence decided she quite liked
the new Dutchess even if her aunt didn’t.
Even with the tower finished, Cadence still
spent many hours outdoors. Her favorite
pastime with throwing knives…
Her handmaiden Isuelt was
quite the entertainer!
Before long the two girls shared their teen birthday.
Cadence had insisted the servants bake an extra cake for
Isuelt too. She wanted them to celebrate together properly.
The Nobles and the Lamplights cheered
their girls on as they blew out the candles.
Just one last look at our lovely ladies
before we take a gander at the damage.
Wow! I dare say that Cadence Lampright actually
grew into her looks. She’s still no traditional beauty,
but hey she’s doing better than her poor cousin Story.
Well, Isuelt grew into her looks a tad I
suppose. That’s alright it’s what’s on the
inside that counts.
Over at the Rawal house, poor Yasutora had to spend
sometime in deep meditation. He’d come down with the
flu, and he had no desire to pass it on to his relatives.
Tanishi congratulated her son Ichigo on another
successful business venture being added to the capital.
My Leia McCarthy is really getting around this season.
The capital of Celestia now
boasted it’s first dining hall.
Yasutora was now taking on much more responsibility to
entertain the subjects. A good lord ought to be accessible to
his people. Nicole was left close at hand to make sure her
young heir was getting a solid handle on lordly responsibility.
Ichigo wasn’t far off either, but he was keeping
his hands off. It was the only way his son
would learn was to be free to make mistakes.
Duchess Michelle didn’t much care for her first visit.
Yasutora left her sitting at that table far too long. Nicole
would have to have a word with him about that.
Nicole for her part liked watching to see what her subjects
frequently ate when they stopped by. George always
enjoyed a plate of pancakes and came in the mornings.
Lord Yidi still helmed the kitchen and
provided most of the meals his subjects
ate by hand.
The family also continued to run the most successful fields
in the kingdom. They were much more than just a place for
the peasants to work and toil. There was plenty of fun to be
had there as well.
Yidi and Tanishi still kept up their tradition of nightly chess
matches. They discussed the comings and goings
naturally, but mostly just took the time to check in with each
Yasutora introduced Nicole to Fanny. She’d
gotten up the courage to venture all the way
over here. Hopefully, it would pan out okay.
Overall, Yasutora and Fanny
had a pleasant afternoon
Meanwhile, in the Moon Islands Michelle took the time to
check in at the the Laguna. Adam Eglisfelde was in charge
of the place, but she wanted to check in and make sure it
was up to her standards.
The Dutchess decided she was quite pleased
with Adam’s progress. The Laguna was always
full of people whenever she stopped by.
Lord Eglisfelde was glad the Dutchess seemed pleased
with his first venture in the islands. He’d have to wait to see
what sort of operation she thought it was best he or Noble
open the following season.
The Three Lanterns was doing alright in oh what was
that Noble boy’s name again? No matter, the elderly
King always seemed to enjoy his stays here.
Back at home Adam spent time grooming young
Celina. She was growing up to be a lovely young
woman just like her mother Princess Kaya.
His son Geralt was already walking and
talking thanks to his wife’s careful
Of course, in no time at all he was out of
swaddling and a full grown boy who loved
to play in the tub of all things.
Adam took the family on a short vacation
to the Mountains. His wife’s niece could
certainly use the distraction.
Hopefully, she could clear her head up
here in the mountains away from
Adam was a little disappointed that his son
was hopping about the beds and not showing
a lot more restraint given the circumstances.
I mean the crown Prince had just died!
Ryker had been trapped inside the castle
when it set ablaze and had not escaped.
This meant that Ocean had to declare his
eldest child Beatrice to be the future
queen of the kingdom.
Adam did have to wonder why they hadn’t
considered the fact that Kaya had a perfectly
healthy son that could take over the family.
Celina was sad she hadn’t gotten to throw a party for
her coming of age. But, she supposed she understood
since her cousin Ryker had just passed away.
Beatrice visited her brother’s grave again and
noticed that Elinor Sims was here too. Cleary the
young woman really had started to fall for Ryker.
Meanwhile Rishi and Ocean were discussing the future
of the kingdom. He was getting older, and he hated to
think he was leaving his kingdom in such a dire mess.
Ocean took some time out of his day to invite Dutchess
Michelle over to the castle. “I’m so glad you could make it. I
don’t want to say that I don’t trust my sister’s husband, but
we’re talking about heirship to the throne.”
“I don’t want Beatrice to have any issues ruling the kingdom.”
“Oh don’t worry Ocean, I’ll keep an eye on Adam and make it
absolutely clear he’s not to meddle in his niece’s rule.”
“Hello girls mind if I join you?”
“No of course not, you’re more than
welcome to join in Michelle.”
The family soon had another reason for
his sister to come home. The death of their
mother Queen Rhoni.
Adam had come to the funeral of the queen as well, and
did his best to make a good impression on the soon to be
king. Ocean side stepped too much talk about Geralt.
Beatrice was tense things had been rough for her in the last
few months. All this pressure was now on her and it felt like
her Uncle was pressing in. She’d been getting ravens from
her cousin Geralt almost weekly.
She truly needed Agnes to
come through for her.
Lance had been alright. They’d had a good
time together, but something had been
missing. There just hadn’t been a spark.
She’d tried the wishing well too, but
again something just wasn’t right.
Then one day, Darcy Sims had offered to
walk her home. It didn’t take long for the
two to start chatting on the lawn.
Darcy had her smiling for the first
time in months after only a few hours.
Over the coming weeks, Darcy became a
regular visitor at the palace. The princess
never failed to have a good time with Darcy.
Rishi had to smile as he watched Darcy
openly display affection for his grand-
daughter right in front of the king no less.
That night King Rishi passed away and was buried beside
his wife across the shore of the palace’s lake. The kingdom
was now officially in the hands of his son Ocean. Time would
tell what the future would hold for the kingdom of Celestia.
Well I hate to break it to Rishi, but Darcy is already
taken, but hey at least he’s got Beatrice smiling. Can’t
believe I didn’t notice Ryker was on fire sooner, but by
the time I got anyone down there to try to put him out he
was gone…well I suppose generation 3 will be