The Changeling Courts of Melbourne

Winter Court: The Frozen Kingdom

The WinterQueen: Ice Queen Eglantine, Fairest Flowering since February 2008.

Court Heartland: Lonsdale Ward (bordered by Spencer St, Bourke St, Elizabeth St and Flinders St) plus Docklands, Telstra Dome, Southern Cross Station, etc.

Reign: Noon on the Winter Solstice till the end of the last Saturday in September (ie, Grand Final day).

Devotion: Sport

Emotion: Sorrow

Spring Court: Court of Breezes

The Spring Prince: Baron Baron Hotcock von Hugenstein, Ogre Cyclopean since February 2008.

Court Heartland: Bourke Ward (bordered by Spencer St, La Trobe St, Elizabeth St and Bourke St) plus Flagstaff Gardens and Victoria Markets extending out to Victoria St.

Reign: The day after the last Saturday in September till noon on the Summer Solstice

Devotion: Fashion

Emotion: Desire

Summer Court: Kingdom of the Sun

The Summer Queen: Captain Flare Malloren, Fairest Draconic since January 2008.

Court Heartland: Gipps Ward (bordered by Elizabeth St, La Trobe St, Spring St and Bourke St) plus the entire Carlton Gardens bordered by Rathdowne St, Carlton St and Nicholson St.

Reign: Noon on the Summer Solstice till the end of the last Saturday in March.

Devotion: Food

Emotion: Wrath

Autumn Court: The Festive Court

The Autumn Prince: Prince Sha’a Darkling Mirrorskin since 1947.

The Regent: The Majordomo, Darkling Antiquarian, since early 1988.

Court Heartland: La Trobe Ward (bordered by Elizabeth St, Bourke St, Spring St and Flinders St) plus the area bordered by Spring St, Nicholson St, Albert St, Clarendon St and Wellington Pde.

Reign: The day after the last Saturday in March till noon on the Winter Solstice.

Devotion: Festivals

Emotion: Fear