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Threats that can shake the kingdom itself include natural disasters, invasion or subversion by foreign powers, betrayal from within, and supernatural intervention. Natural disasters Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, climate change (think "little ice age") and so on can disrupt the proper functioning of the kingdom on scales from local to ...


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You may want to look at my posts on Logistics and Politics and Seven Types of Antagonists. Rituals and Rulings In many cultures, the king was expected to oversee certain rituals or sacrifices. This could be rarely, such as a few times a year, or it could be rather involved, such as month-long ritual efforts culminating in a major activity. China, India, ...


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Even if you delegate responsibilities to others, you cannot entirely trust them. You need to provide overall guidelines for how you want them to perform their duties, but you also have to audit how they are performing their duties. A fun way for a PC to do this is to go in disguise amongst the people and see how the bureaucracy treats them. Obviously this ...


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First and Foremost the King needs to remain king... As you note you could as king effectively delegate ALL of your responsibilities away leaving you endless leisure time. Beyond the moral or philosophical issues with that scenario there is the very real political and personal danger this engenders. If everyone sees the kingdom running swell without the ...


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He holds the highest ranking job of the feudal system, which means it is his responsibility to protect his entire kingdom - he answers to no one, but should he fail to protect his land, he could face anything from a revolution to complete obliteration by another king. Which means, the two biggest things that preoccupy a King's time are: His People Other ...


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If you're looking for a lot of little things that come up for a ruler, I recommend poaching from a modern political drama. You'll have to re-skin the details, but shockingly little is really different about how we govern countries today versus how they were run hundreds or thousands of years ago. My immediate suggestion is to rob from the summaries of a ...


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Some quick searches show me that the internet is full of historical accounts, movies, TV-shows, and stories about kings, rulers, and other such nobility and what they do during their day. I am sure you are aware of this as well, so I understand that you want an answer in the context of a role playing game. The King can do whatever he wants Regardless of ...


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For me, there are 2 main ways to look at this. The first one is to look at his/her relationship with her citizens while the other is about the relationships with other realms. Inside thy realm The main idea here is that there will be always someone (or some-group) who are not very happy with the ruler. Some of the problems they'll present will be left for ...



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