Shadows at the Crossroads
Old World Order - The Winter Court
The Winter Court (or Unseelie Court) is one of the Faerie Courts, ruling over part of Faerie in the Nevernever. Winter is most often associated with predation and ice, which is directly opposed to the Summer Court. The Winter Court is ruled by three Queens, collectively known as the Winter Queens. In addition, Summer counts many Sidhe and lesser fairies as members of the greater Winter Court. Finally, as with the Summer Court, a single mortal champion is appointed by the Winter Queens: the Winter Knight.
The power of the Winter Court and its rulers is tied closely to the seasons in the mortal world. Winter gains power from Midsummer to Midwinter and loses power from Midwinter to Midsummer. During the time Winter is in ascendance, the Stone Table resides in the realm of Winter.