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Leingod

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So, in the Glorious ReAscent of Yelm there's a brief mention of "Seven Servants" who attended Emperor Khordavu in his enthronement; the only two mentioned are "Alkothi soldiers" and "Yuthuppan priests." The wiki says these are a class of officials who represent the Septopoli of Anaxial and Lukarius, and adds the Imperial Falconer and Imperial Bowman to the list. Indeed, these can be found (though not explicitly named as part of the Seven Servants, as far as I can tell) in the GRoY. The falconer would thus represent Verapur and the bowman Elempur.

So that leaves three cities unspoken for: Raibanth, Nivorah, and Mernita. I suspect the Servant representing Nivorah would have something to do with horses, but that's all I've got. Does anyone know (or is willing to hazard a guess) what those three might be? Also, are the Seven Servants still an extant official position maintained in the Third Age, or is that an archaic thing that isn't terribly relevant anymore except that it might be handed out as a sinecure or something?

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27 minutes ago, Leingod said:

Raibanth, Nivorah, and Mernita. I suspect the Servant representing Nivorah would have something to do with horses, but that's all I've got. Does anyone know (or is willing to hazard a guess) what those three might be?

I would guess that the servant of Raibanth is the Imperial steward who is responsible for the Emperor's wardrobe, e.g. the Sandals of Innocence, the Loincloth of Mortality, etc. and ensuring the Emperor is appropriately clothed for all occasions.

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One of the Lunar powers is reflection, so maybe the Mernitan servant is the mirror-bearer. An assistant for introspection, maybe. Or the blue moon connection could make those servants the guardians of secrets, aka assassins.

Telling how it is excessive verbis

 

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2 hours ago, Sir_Godspeed said:

Lukarius destroyed Mernita himself for heresy and insurrection (supposedly), so it seems a bit weird to have someone represent it later.

Are there any parallels between the arming of Murharzarm and the coronation of Khordavu? Mernita provided Murharzarm with a helmet, in any case.

Lukarius did destroy the city, but he was also the one who initially formally recognized the Septopoli to which the "Seven Servants" are apparently meant to symbolize. As this was done upon his enthronement, Mernita hadn't yet rebelled.

Khordavu was the one who rediscovered the feathered Cap/Crown of Mernita, which had been lost since the reign of Urvairinus. So there's that, I guess.

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