I’m curious as to how the throne of Tortall is inherited. I mean, does it go to the eldest child or the eldest son?
Tammy: Sons inherit. That’s generally the rule (I imagine Thayet is working on that in Tortall). Inheritance of fiefs varies according to the terms of the royal grant and any exceptions the original holders of the grant got the crown to allow–there are fiefdoms in Tortall, like Olau, where inheritance goes to oldest child, not oldest son. Only under the old government in the Copper Isles, up until 300 years ago, was inheritance secured to the females of the royal line, not the males.