Likes: Chocolate, Ice Cream, People Doing What They’re Told
Dislikes: Exercise, Her Waistline, Disobedient Subjects
Duchess Regara is the head of House Poppy of Fairyland. An imposing woman with a fondness for red velvet (and a fondness for chocolates, hence the “imposing”), she is as fine a picture of womanhood as anyone is likely to find. Her husband, the late Duke, died in the battle against the White forces on the day they attacked the Poppies’ castle, leaving the Duchess firmly in control of her people. There is something about the air with which she now conducts court business that suggests she may not have been too unhappy about the loss of her husband.
“I’m not marrying for love again,” she often says when beautiful nobles beg her for her hand in marriage. “If there’s a next time, it’s for money or power!”
Those few who that doesn’t scare off tend to flee at the sound of the laugh that follows it.
Regara has two sons from her marriage, inadvisedly called Prince Cain and Prince Abel.
Duchess Poppy’s Signet Ring
This ring is worn by the Duchess – or in her absence, the Crown Princess – of House Poppy. It signifies status, and if shown to any noble the wearer’s status is immediately conferred. It entitles the wearer to petition the King, Queen or ruling Council of Fairyland. Neither it, nor its impression in wax, can be forged.