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Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Dawn, Day, and Night. The seven Courts of Prythian, each ruled by a High Lord, all of them deadly in their own way.

–The Suriel to Feyre Archeron, A Court of Thorns and Roses

The Winter Court is one of the seven courts in Prythian and the northernmost of the Seasonal Courts.

Geography & Inhabitants[]

The court is made up of towering, exquisite palaces, full of roaring hearths and is bedecked in evergreens. Carved sleighs are the court's preferred method of transport, hauled by velvet-antlered reindeer whose splayed hooves are ideal for ice and snow. The Winter Court's forces are well trained, but they often rely on the great, white bears that stalk the realm for any unwanted visitors. The army includes these white bears, which wore armor during times of war, and used white foxes as couriers, the foxes carrying messages strapped to their embroidered vests.

The Winter Court's northern border is the Dawn Court, and its southern border is the Summer Court and Autumn Court.

The High Fae of the Winter Court have hair that is snow-white or as dark as the blackest night, skin ranging from moon pale to rich brown. They tend to wear fur-lined clothing. Their court has many species of Lesser Fae. One looks like long-limbed creatures that are shards of ice given form, tall enough they could place banners atop war tents.

History[]

Pre-Series[]

When Prythian was formed, the land was split into seven Courts, the Winter Court being one of them.

The High Lord of the Winter Court is the quiet and cunning Kallias. He is a pale-skinned man with a crown of ice. The Lady of the Winter Court, Viviane, is also Kallias's wife and mate.

When Amarantha began to frequent the Courts of Prythian, the Winter Court was no exception, so the High Lord lost much of his powers because of her.

A Court of Thorns and Roses[]

During a moment of their stay in Under the Mountain, some citizens of the Winter Court, along with those of the Day Court and the Summer Court, rebelled against Amarantha's rule, so she wanted to assassinate their High Lords, Kallias in the case of the Winter Court, to placate the crowd. Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court and her sex slave convinced her not to do it so that night she forced him to serve her sexually but not before she inadvertently ordered the slaughter of two dozen Fae children of that court as punishment and sent a daemati to destroy their minds.

As Rhysand was also a daemati, Kallias believed it was him who had shattered their minds.

Kallias watches Feyre Archeron's trials. When Feyre freed Tamlin and the Spring Court from Amarantha's curse and Amarantha killed her, the other Courts were also freed. Kallias bestows a piece of magic to resurrect Feyre and turn her into High Fae.[1]

References[]


Courts of Prythian
Seasonal Winter · Autumn · Spring · Summer
Solar Dawn · Day · Night
Winter Court
Characters Kallias · Viviane · Viviane's Sister · Kallias and Viviane's Child · Lucien's Contact
Locations Mountain Home
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