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King and Princess

March 16th, 2020
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Sometimes Lily tells me that she is a princess and wants me to be the king. We'll sit together, me on the throne and her at my side, and we'll hear cases from our people. An imaginary petitioner describes the situation to me, and I relay it to Lily. We consult about the situation, consider the circumstances, and issue a judgement.

For example, at the the most recent session a restaurant owner came to us unable to make rent because of the shutdown. We decided that they only owed part of the money, and that they could wait to pay it until they were open again.


Lily playing a different princess game, with orb and sceptre.

It's not an especially accurate depiction of royalty, or a system of government I want to encourage, but it's fun talking through people's situations and figuring out what seems fair.

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