How stable would a Kingdom be if a King like this dies?

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  1. J.R.

    J.R. Well-Known Member

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    Ok then i destroy the nexus, attack when the king is naked, or just attack indirectly via poison or social attacks.

    Or create a barage of persistent pester attacks so the king can never sleep again
     
  2. AIm21

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    Yes, but I have not added anything on the first post yet to my world history and am only asking people opinion to help be fine tune the Kingdom to bring them into the 21st century.
     
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    There you go! Finally a successful plan.
     
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    You didn’t mention it. It is a powerful tool even without the barrier in the first place. I was working more under the idea of Oden’s throne from Norse mythology. Also the powerbroker influence of the monsters wasn’t adressessed as the topic was about running a kingdom.
     
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    I thought it was too obvious so I didn't mention it... As I sad the throne gave near Godlike powers and nigh Omniscient. So I thought people just include it in its many Powers that I didn't mention.
     
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    I still have to say that it all still sounds so very fragile. The very concept of a throne that grant's unlimited power is ridiculous, it would have been better if the king somehow had the power to distribute power or magic. That would have made it easier to explain why the nobility was so loyal and would also explain his ability to hold the line against foreign aggressors.

    And to add more mystery to him and the world he lives could be done in leaving the question open of how all kings somehow have the power to distribute magic or whatev, but no prince, queen or princess have that ability.
     
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    Yeah you got to list the powers or tell people what it is modeled after. I also get the feeling the monsters play a bigger role then the fact they part of the fantasy scenery. If that is the case the dynamic of the story and politics noticeably change.
     
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    All mages and royal family on the Western Continent have different magical abilities and also different method to governing after the devastating blow made to the Continent by MC in her past life.

    I just didn't mention them as my starting point story is on this Dark Continent for my MC new life so I just focus on this one Kingdom. Plus the Throne isn't an unlimited power well as there is reason why magic is require to use the throne as the cost of using the Throne isn't mana. But the very soul of the mage using it.
     
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    It is Model after the original anime K, Absolute Throne in Omniscient Reader Point of View, and the myth of Damocles. But they are just inspirations.

    The power the Throne gives are to Smite anyone with Lightning in the Kingdom, Nigh Omniscient, Barrier creation, Sentient Adviser, Puppeteer, Mapping, Flight, and growth with each Kings soul it completely consumes after they die.

    Yes you are correct, if you want to know a hint of the monsters role look up Knight Run if you haven't read it.
     
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    The monsters are a sentient hyper evolving army bent on wiping out the human species?
     
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    It is more like humanity and every other species in their universe are just in the way. As they also hunt down monsters due to there fear of them as well. So they are lock to be in this position due to my definition of Monsters I post it on here.
     
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    Are the monsters a faction with a society and a well defined territory or are they just everywhere?
     
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    They are in most of the human territory like the Western Continent named Glaus and Eastern Continent named Xian. But those out in the open are either weak monster or are left over monsters from a species that is no longer in this world.

    The monsters of high intelligence only live in the shadow as they aren't strong enough to face the great powers on those continents. So they do form factions with feeding territories, but they either live hidden territory in pockets of not well explored land, hiding in human society incognitoly, or is completely underground hiding on these two continents.

    However, the Dark Continent and those beyond are the only exceptions where monster rule. As those continent had something akin to a Lovecraftian cosmic horror die on those land spawning monster from its giant decaying corpse.
     
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    Ok works. When you write this novel you got to establish the power level of the monsters to make the throne look like a nesssary tool otherwise it turns into a prop to make your character look ”cool”. (It won’t be)
    An other thing to note, if you haven’t already, is that you established a soul magic that can use a human soul as an energy source, one that give off more energy than mana. A lot more. Soul burning may be popular way to make a magical nuke making many people more useful fuel than as a member of society.
     
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    Read my chapter 2 bottom Author note in the community fiction. I already made the value of soul a very key element of the story.
     
  16. Causal Reader

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    Think about genghis khan and what happened after he died, there is your answer. ;)
    A total collapse, if you don't know the history or to lazy to find out.
     
  17. AIm21

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    You mean his grandson conquer all of China and usher in the Yuan Dynasty plus extend the Mongo Empire to its greatest size? You should had choose a more obscure empire that fits like of the Qin Empire or the First Emperor of China after being victorious in the Warr ring states period from the fall of the Zhou and Xia?
     
  18. Causal Reader

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    No just a lot of infighting, backstabbing, and breaking apart. In the end the whole thing collapsed.
     
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    No they had chosen a Khan right after Genghis died and so kept stability despite the massive size of there empire then just continue with each son ruling a large portion of Asia. Kings and General did a whole video about this here.
     
  20. Causal Reader

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    Hmm your version seem to be different from the discovery channel documentary of genghis khan.