Lukaina and the Wolf
In the land of Steorra many years ago there reigned a King of the House of the Red Rose, named Edmond for his father but known privately by his subjects as Edmond the Goat, for he possessed a most suspect quantity of children. Edmond's Queen was a fair Scot, Mary of Dublin, and long after his reign the histories reveal that Edmond the Goat had but a single child by her, the beautiful maiden Lukaina, who would become Queen at the side of the outcast Danacello Midicci. In her time, Lukaina became known much as her father before her, but her subjects had no need to invent a name for her. The whisperers of the land knew her instead by her name as it was translated from Latin, the ancient language of the Romans: the She-Wolf of Steorra, Queen and Mistress of the Red Rose.
In the ailing years of his reign, King Edmond took to holding a great many grand feasts in his halls to maintain the favour of his lords. Lukaina often took ill of the preparatio