Loading...
 
Print

Great Husbands

Great Husband is the informal title granted to men who marry the women who become the velikomats of the Matriarchate of Periaslavl. Feodora Borisovna? was the first to choose a Great Husband, and her heirs continued and expanded the tradition. By the eighteenth century, it is expected for the velikomat to have three Great Husbands.

They serve Periaslavl in a variety of roles, including generals, diplomats, merchants, administrators, or whatever else is needed. They also provide assistance whenever their velikomat needs for her magic.

From the Books: "The emotions of the Great Husbands were their primary gift to the Velikomat, not their wisdom, prowess, or skills, great as those might be. They may not have known when she asked them to marry her exactly what they were promising, but they had made the promise. Now, ruthlessly, as she had done many times before, Irina stripped them of all emotion, stripped them of almost all that made them sane and human, adding all of their great hearts to her already large mass of focused emotion." IAAWT, p. 23


Thank you for visiting the World of Shijuren Wiki. If you have questions or comments, please email Rob at rob@robhowell.org.

Copyright © 2016 by Rob Howell All rights reserved. This wiki, any books or other works related to Shijuren, or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher except for the use of brief quotations in a book review.