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The Court of Arts, counterpart to the Court of Sciences, was one of the Courts that led the Freehold of Golden Creation, which is known to have been active in 19th-century Mannheim, Germany.

Background

Once a rigidly hierarchical Court, the Court of Longing was composed primarily of the upper echelons of society, looking down on its scientific counterpart as lower-class. That changed when a rebellious group demanded a debate, backed by the threat of deliberately sabotaging the Golden Contest, the completion of which holds back the True Fae. Their debate, which the rebels barely managed to win, secured a vast political restructuring, in which ranks were disposed of, “lower class” folk music and arts were accepted in the Court, and any later-created internal offices would be filled by yearly elections.

Heraldry

Adornment tends to focus on artistic symbology — individuals utilize art inspirational to them, eventually replacing it with their own work. Courtiers tend to wear gold jewelry.

Organization

The two Courts of Mannheim determine the ruling Court through the Golden Contest, a twice-yearly event in which changelings of each Court create a work of art or invention, develop a scientific theory, or some other such labor. The victorious Court rules the freehold until the next contest. The winning changeling specifically becomes the ruler of his or her Court. The creator of the greatest work among the losing Court becomes its sovereign, as well.

This sovereign, known as the Grandmaster, is the only true rank that currently exists in the Cout of Arts following the recent political restructuring.

Contracts

Affinity Contracts for the Court of Arts include Contracts of Talespinning, Contracts of Emotion (Longing), and Hidden Reality.

References

Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition Courts

Seasonal:

Spring · Summer · Autumn · Winter

Directional:

Court of the Black Tortoise · Court of the Vermillion Bird · Court of the Azure Serpent · Court of the White Tiger · Court of the Yellow Dragon

Rose:

Ash Court · Blood Court · Snow Court

Creation:

Court of Arts · Court of Sciences

Singular Courts:

Bay City Marshals

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