Hello, everyone! Today, I’m interviewing King Iwan and Queen Julieta of Regnum Primum. We’ll start with King Iwan. Good day, your majesty!
Let’s get started. First question: where were you born?
I was born in Fólium, the capital of Primum.
What do you do for a living?
I’m the king of Primum, which also makes me the high king of Mundus. Needless to say, it’s a bit of a job.
No kidding. Do you have any siblings?
I have one sister, Mireille. She’s the queen of Quartum.
Ooh, cool! Royalty must run in the family.
… Yes, it does…
Do you have any children?
I have four; two sons, Donatien and Fabrice, and two daughters, Aitana and Ileana.
What’s your favorite weekend activity?
That depends on the season. In the warmer months, I like to ride in the countryside—or at least, as much “countryside” as we can get in Fólium. In winter, I prefer to take my family out of the city for a weekend retreat of sorts. We have a small cabin near the Silva Argentum for that.
Sounds nice. Would you consider yourself to be more of a city person or a country person?
It depends on my mood. Generally, I prefer the city, but I do enjoy the outdoors.
You mentioned earlier that you’re the high king; how do you feel about that?
Mostly, I enjoy my job. I like having the chance to be able to help so many people. But the responsibilities can get a bit overwhelming sometimes.
How do you feel about your fellow kings?
Perrin, the king of Tértium, is one of my best friends. We think alike on many things, and he is an excellent ruler. His brother Andrin, the king of Secundum, is also a good friend, although he can be a bit… difficult sometimes. Hadrien, the king of Quartum, is my brother-in-law. He… well, ahem… Well, frankly, he annoys me. But he does rule his kingdom well. Lómeli, the king of Quintum, is my wife’s brother-in-law. He’s an interesting personage.
Thanks for your time, King Iwan! Now we’ll talk with Queen Julieta. Good day!
So where were you born?
In Herba, the capital of Quintum. I was the heir apparent of Quintum at the time.
Well, since I married the king of Primum, I couldn’t very well rule Quintum, too.
Very true. I assume you have siblings, then?
Yes, a younger sister, Felicienne. She’s the queen of Quintum now.
What’s your favorite thing to do for fun?
I love to read. It’s actually rather sad how much I love to read.
Nah. Nothing wrong with liking books. Which one is your favorite?
That’s like asking me to pick a favorite child! I like to read fantasies, though, especially those about fantastical creatures.
Fascinating. Do you have any other hobbies?
I also like music. It was always my favorite thing to learn. I especially enjoy the harp.
Which kingdom is your favorite?
Well, I’m partial to Quintum. But Primum is a very nice alternative. I don’t like Quartum; there’s too much sea there. I’ve never spent much time in Secundum or Tértium, so I can’t really give my opinion on those.
You said you like reading about mythical animals; do you like real ones, too?
Oh, of course. I have a huge dog of my own that I keep inside the palace. The head housekeeper doesn’t appreciate it, but really, what good is a dog if you can’t even play with it?
I completely agree. Last question: are you an early bird or a night owl?
If you’re asking if I wake up early in the morning or stay up late, then I’m the former.
All right, thank you both very much! I’ve enjoyed the interview!
Any questions for the rulers of Primum? They’ll be happy to answer!