Yes, this is in fact the next scene. Continuity! I blame Bendis. Moving on. "The other is that the Royal Family are inbred sociopaths bred only for killing. Which, in retrospect, not the brightest idea." And it's still better than retail. "And also the number one spot for gods to make out, but we don't talk about that part for fear of smiting." "Dating back to those legendary days when spaketh the King of the Gods, 'Here, hold this for me while I get some serious creation myths done.'" "And only those two. The queen has a guest house out back." You're sick of hearing it? How do you think I feel? I have to come up with new stupid jokes every time you guys repeat the same basic backstory. "I have drowned too many future empresses to take any crap from you, kid." "Except in the reign of His Imperial Majesty Reginald The Vigorous, during which the Emperor had no legitimate children." Because in a Medieval Society, a system of government that leaves the throne empty if anyone catches any of the myriad diseases historically known for killing children young is a good one. "So that we can at least pretend to spread the royal blood around." "And your birthday party. We're not made of money, little mister." If you know what I mean. "And, thanks to the way our government system actually works, everyone else takes a step up the ladder. The Head Minister becomes the Grand Vizier, the Chief of Finances becomes Head Minister, and the Lord Chamberlain gets to be something other than a glorified butler." Coming soon from White Wolf. Well, clearly, they're too plot contrivancey well designed to ever fail. Don't be silly. The <INSERT PERSONAL PREFERENCE FOR CONSOLE HATRED HERE> cracked years ago. Really? Lucky. Usually you can't get people to shut up when it comes to Console flame wars. "Then, my bladder emptied, I go to my actual seat." "Also, as set down by ancient tradition, there is only one throne for each person, and one cushion to pad that throne, so it's a bit hard."