|Harley Quinn X|
I am currently running a Kingmaker campaign that I'm incorporating Courts of the Shadow Fey into. The party is currently about 1/4 of the way through Varnhold Vanishing. I'm intending to incorporate it over the long-term, instead of being a shorter, straight-through romp. Players have definitely gotten the hint that fey influence is playing heavily in the Stolen Lands, and this will serve as a bit of misdirection and foreshadowing at the same time.
I am using it to set up Nyrissa as well, but sticking a bit to the planned Kingmaker story line. There's no King my court, as the Queen hopes that merging an entire Fey plane onto the Material plane would surely draw out Count Ranalc's favor. The PCs have already seen some signs of the merger; shadow fey walking about, "edicts" from the queen, and that sort of thing. They'll see larger signs of this as they explore the Nomen Highlands. Being the jealous one she is, Nyrissa had set plans in motion to rip away the Stolen Lands from the Queen, because if she can't have Count Ranalc, no one can. The Stolen Lands will eventually get caught in a tug-of-war between Ranalc's would-be lovers. Nyrissa will drive off the queen of the Shadow Fey behind the scenes, but she'll continue to try to pull the Stolen Lands into her control.