A Cage Without a Key
Scepter of the Moon
The Scepter of the Moon is a relic of House Bartley and has a place in the family’s mythology, though the exact story is rarely shared outside of their own. What is known is that the artifact first appeared around eight-hundred years ago and that it was said to have ‘fallen from the moon’.
Its commonly known, at least by those in court, that the scepter has some sort of latent magical power, though there is no knowledge of what the magic could be. Even the Magister, Vymont seems uncertain of its power, though lately she seems preoccupied with staring at it in court.
In any case, the scepter is held as a part of the royal regalia whenever House Bartley is in power and is a universally recognized symbol of Mercade.