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"I have never been nothing." Daenerys Targeran
Banishment for those in powerful positions is not as terrible as it could be. In some ways, it can even be better than life within the monarch's favor.
No longer does one need to have a false sense of piety for the people to admire, nor is one required to attend each and every formal gathering to show respect and love for the people of courts and temples that have neither for you. Expectations are lowered, and the list of things one can get away with is much longer.
Still, though, it is a punishment, and the things one loves may also be diminished and removed.
Residences, businesses, finances, and even servants are brought to the bare minimum for someone of your rank.
Esellawen was born to a family shamed. It was several decades before she was even held in the womb that her family had caused some slight against the government and temple that ran her people's empire, and cost them everything they had been born into and earned through