Here is a brief intro to what I have in mind. In my roleplays I typically leave the background history open ended. I prefer sandbox experiences, but will certainly put in more detail if people require/desire it. Now would be a good time to make a character sheet. I will make one soon as well.
As the bells toll a mournful silence fills the city. Those bells, which give joy to some, sorrow to others, and fear to most, mean one thing. The king is dead.
Such was expected. The king had long been sickly and bedridden. Recently, his only heir died of mysterious causes, setting the political balance into disarray. Who will be the next leader of the nation? Will power shift with ease? Unlikely. Soon the nations various political figures will meet in the castle to discuss the who will be the next leader.