People of Blognomic,
As you may know, the bloodline of the Null Clan has run dry. The clanâ€™s other branches all perished during the last Succession War, and I am now too old to produce an heir. If I do nothing now, I fear that there will be another bloody war upon my death.
I wish to settle the issue of succession immediately. When the Null Clan is no more, some other clan will rise to take its place. In the old days, before the Succession Wars, it would have been decided through ritual combat between the Clan Lordsâ€™ champions. The old ways are still law, and as much as we would wish to do away with them, today they suit my purpose.
Send word to each of the minor clans. A Trial of Champions has been decreed for the first time in four hundred years. May the crown be won by the bloody sweat of dozens rather than thousands.
Repeal all Dynastic Rules. Breeder becomes Clansman. Dragonmaster becomes Patriarch.
I was already headed in the direction of a Barbarian dynasty when Rodney suggested it. His suggestion confirmed that it was a good direction to go in.