The kingdom is crumbling. The King clings to power by any means necessary. The Queen has abandoned her husband, leading a rebellion to overthrow him. The Princess has disavowed both of her parents to join the church, which seeks to rule the kingdom through her.
You and the other players, as members of a secret society, hold sway over the kingdom, but your job is not to set it right. You just want to be on the winning side when the fighting ends. By carefully weaving Machiavellian alliances and influencing the outcome of crucial battles, you'll ensure that you're on top when the war finally resolves. In the end, the King, the Queen, or the Princess may wear the crown, but you will rule from the Shadow Throne.