The life of a courtier can be surprisingly challenging. Instead of having to worry about food, shelter or material concerns you’re stuck as a pawn on a chessboard that no one really even truly plays, although many hold the delusion they do. The game simply happens.
When it comes to the women of any historically traditional court — or even the majority of the imagined ones — there are several approaches to the game one can take. One can be fully a pawn, but make sure one’s value is high enough for the others to keep protecting you. One can also use it as a cover while actually having more in-depth plans under the oblivious-but-valuable cover.
One can be openly pragmatic, sharp and widely acknowledged as a player in the game, as someone you want on your side or someone to be concerned about. The power and reputation can form alliances and gain one respect, but it can also drive one very very down if anyone with more perceived power should become annoyed.
For most of the time it is very good to be the queen, indeed. The most power on the board, the most control and yet also the most wanted position and therefore the most luring target. Once in the position one cannot afford one single lapse of judgment or the game is over. For that particular piece.
The new dresses by The Muses spoke to me in so many voices that I had to sneak in several of them in one post.
Pawn: Skin: Essences – Cancer Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: IKON – Lucid Eyes Optimism | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hairdo: D!va – Chiharu Cat’s Eye Forelock | Dress: The Muses – Cecily White* | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – Dewdrop gold/white* | Pose: Exposeur – Advent Gift 6 F
Player: Skin: Essences – Gemini 02 Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hairdo: D!va – Naomi Garnet | Dress: The Muses – Margaret Autumn* | Necklace: House of Rain – Bring on the Dancing Horses ruby/gold* | Pose: !bang – Intuition 5
Queen: Skin: Essences – Whisper *Forgive me* 02 Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes Deep Violet | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 7 | Hairdo: D!va – Ruri Type B Onyx | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 | Dress: The Muses – Regina Purple* | Necklace & Earrings: *~*Illusions*~* Curiata Collar & Earrings | Tiara: lassitude & ennui – Dreamer Tiara silver/purple | Pose: A part of the furniture.