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|Court of Winter|
The Court of Winter, also known as the Winter Court, is the court of the Winter Fae. They, like the Court of Summer, revere the cycle of life and work with the Summer Fae in order to maintain balance between summer and winter. Unlike their bright cousins, the Fae of the Winter Court embody the death and decay that comes with the arrival of winter.
The court was founded under the Weeping King at an unknown time long ago before the start of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning originally under the House of Sorrows. When the Weeping King passed, either passing away or giving up his position and moving on to follow the cycle, the position passed on to the Winter Fae next in line. As time went on, the seats of power between the King of the Winter Fae and the House of Sorrows split becoming two separate entities.
Eventually the Court of Winter's leadership fell to the High King Mathon. Not much is known about him except that he offered Agarth knighthood, and that he and his court were murdered by the court jester, Gadflow. After the murder of the late king and his high-ranking nobles, the Court of Winter greatly diminished with most of its members, forcibly or otherwise, joining the ranks of the Tuatha Deohn.
The Court of Winter originally encompassed the great houses of winter: The House of Sorrows, The House of Pride, and The House of Vengeance. However in recent times the houses of Pride and Vengeance defected to the Tuatha Deohn.
Areas affiliated with the Court of Winter are Located throughout the eastern Faelands with is capital situated in Bhaile.
Almost all Winter Fae were part of the Court of Winter until the rise of Gadflow.
It is implied at the end of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning that Cydan will become the next king of the Court of Winter.