The Summer court
The king of summer in Glockenblume is a Wizened Soldier known as Mr. Amon. He effectively owns a number of the businesses in Disautel’s Run and many of the court members make their homes there. Mr. Amon has several lieutenant’s, each of whom is responsible for monitoring and managing specific threats. Henry John, a Cyclops, manages the Swartzwald werewolf pack. Jack of Nothing, a Mirrorskin, keeps tabs on known loyalists and bridge burners. Geoffry Lionheart, a Hunterheart, handles mortal threats to the Glockenblume freehold. All courtiers of Summer take it as their right and responsibility to protect the other courts regardless of how said courts may feel on the subject. Mr. Amon himself defends the freehold’s many hollows and trods against incursions from Arcadia proper. The Summer court has attained several pledges from the other courts binding them to lend aid in times of great need in return for this protection. The court holds a “race” every year through the Swartzwald known as The Gauntlet. This “race” has two tracks, one is an obstacle course and is situated entirely in the mortal world while the other weaves into the hedge partway through and ends in one of Summer’s hollows. This latter contains several decidedly more dangerous obstacles. The winner of each course is crowned and celebrated among their own people, mortals being invited to run the former course. This event has drawn contestants from across the state as well as the annoyance of those who find such publicity inconvenient or even dangerous to the freehold.