That is the secret to a peaceful court, Chancellor. Regularly having the High Lords for dinner. Dread Empress Sanguinia I, the Gourmet

Sanguinia the First, also known as the Gourmet, was a former Dread Empress of Praes. She frequently engaged in cannibalism and she instituted death by hanging for eating subpar food.[2]After her death she returned either as undead or as some sort of wraith and became even more vicious in court. She reigned centuries before the events of the book.[3]

Epigraphs

“It probably doesn’t count as cannibalism if you’re already dead.”
– Dread Empress Sanguinia I, the Gourmet[3]

“The source of wonder and horror is the same, and the boundary between them thinner than you would think.”
– Dread Empress Sanguinia I[4]

“Food riots, is it? Well, I do enjoy when a problem is its own solution.”
– Dread Empress Sanguinia I, the Gourmet[5]

“That is the secret to a peaceful court, Chancellor. Regularly having the High Lords for dinner.”
– Dread Empress Sanguinia I, the Gourmet[1]

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