I read it! Sorry that I took so long to get to it, but I read it at laaaast
It's so cool! You made everything make perfect sense and you got me into this story neck-deep, that's awesome. THE BARD! OMG
I enjoyed everything thoroughly and I was happy to read it and nothing was glaringly in need of revision, but, if you are looking for Intense Constructive Critique... The only thing I'd personally do is make the ending shorter and denser. That's my style though, it may not apply to what you want out of your writing of course. That's literally the only thing I can think anyway, and I don't even know if it would work in your case so overall
GOOD JOB WOW YEAHAHHHH
YAYAYYYY I'm glad you like it!! YAS the Bard turned out to be a super cool character, and I almost want to write a sequel (or prequel) exploring his role alongside the Lady as musical co-rulers.
I will say this ending scene was going to be about 3x shorter, but it kept getting more epic and escalating, and then I just ran with it...now I'm not sure what I would cut, if anything, because there's so much wrap-up that needs doing in the final scene. I might be able to cover some of the stuff in the bits I haven't written yet (like the other 11 cacophony scenes I've been too lazy to write yet xD). ^_^;
(Also, does the perspective-switching get too chaotic? I like to do that a lot in my fiction, to show events from multiple perspectives, but I might have gone a bit hog wild with it here LOL)