Saturday, January 22, 2011

January 21, 2011, "Name of the Game" Month - Entitled Week: Power

Prompt: Chamberlain and Royal Vizier Amata

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Chamberlain and Royal Vizier Amata was beautiful and cold. Her onyx eyes were like chips of ice. Her skin was perfectly smooth black and her long ebony hair swept behind her like a royal robe, falling nearly to the floor.

In her traditional clothes she stood out among the pale, ghost-like courtiers swathed in their finery. Amata’s garb left almost nothing to the imagination – it was little more than layers of translucent black fabric tailored close to her skin – but no one looked. She had beheaded or blinded people for less.

Her position afforded her more power than the King, though he was the only one who did not know that. He took her advice always – after all it was always good – but he was oblivious to the fact that Amata ran the court, and by extension the entire kingdom.

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