ICARUS; was a bastard. In every literal sense that was, his mother hailed from the dying Lan-Feng dynasty and found herself in a foreign court with a pale king who would not stop until he bedded her. She bore the Tsar of Kosovko three children, two daughters and a son. They would never be heirs, though they would grow up only to dream of what the weight crown would feel like on their heads. Icarus was tired of dreaming.