Amber: The time of Red Knives
Hereditary Monarchy, Patrilineal. Strong central government institutions, royalty and nobility tightly related. Stable, rigid society with strong family/apprenticeship organization. Strong hereditary military class. Industrial economy focused on mining, production of steel goods, siege weaponry. Upper classes are highly educated.
Amber standard with slightly higher tolerance for complex machines and industrial engineering.
King Daedo – Aging, tired monarch with a long and mostly peaceful reign. He’s had three wives, three daughters, each married to secure peace with another kingdom.
Prince Rupert – Young untried heir by Daedo’s third wife, has been kept out of sight and very much under his father’s shadow.