Master of Formalities
Date: July 2015
Duration: 15 hours 1 minutes
Our story is set thousands of years after the Terran Exodus, where two powerful, planet-dominating families-the elegant House Jakabitus and the less refined Hahn Empire-have reached a critical point in their generations-long war. Master Hennik, the Hahn ruler's only son, has been captured, and the disposition of his internment may represent a last and welcome chance for peace.
Enter Wollard, the impeccably distinguished and impossibly correct Master of Formalities for House Jakabitus. When he suggests that Master Hennik be taken in as a ward of the House, certain complications arise. Wollard believes utterly and devotedly in adhering to rules and good etiquette. But how does one inform the ruler of a planet that you are claiming his son as your own-and still create enough goodwill to deescalate an intergalactic war?