Chicago by Night
The Chancellor of the Winter Court in Chicago
Just after taking office, the Winter King for the 2010 winter season, Duke Winston Valacut, disappeared. He was believed to be kidnapped by either the local guild of loyalists or, as those more hot headed Lost would say, by the Fae themselves. His disappearance rocked not just the Winter court but the whole Freehold, both physically and in the Wyrd. Small disruptions could be seen in the less physical aspects of the Freehold until Lady Chancellor Melinda Lewis stepped up and started acting like a leader. As Chancellor, she was the first to think to step up, but the precident had never been set before for what to do if a King had been lost in Chicago. In twenty years, the Freehold had never had a King unable to fulfil his duties. Sure, changelings went missing all the time, but it never happened to by the King or Queen at the time. This was the first time anyone needed to think about what to do. Melinda, while not being quick to act, did step up and try to fill the role of Queen as best she could, but the time for her to take the Oath of the Monarch had passed. Luckily, the Wyrd seemed to calm down after she started acting like a leader.