Queen Marcheline’s Queendom is extremely organised, partly because dolls can devote more energy to it as they don’t have to continually put food on the table, water the veggie patch and chase after the chicken who insists on making salads out of your edible prize antique Flemish poppies. Also her Queendom is super duper efficient as there are four noteworthy queens in total and they have their feminine wiles and wits about them. Originally the town planning of Royal Doll Town was conducted by Count Mandrake as he had had major experience engineering his subterranean labyrinth, although he was strictly guided by Queen Marcheline’s back seat driving aesthetic directive with bits and pieces thrown in by the King, while Libertine pretty much played architect and engineer because of her innate papier-mâché sensibility. You see, the Parisian artist who fashioned her in his dishevelled and crammed attic atelier recycled papers from comprehensive old architectural and design tomes as well as botanical books and other intriguingly mysterious pages which provided her psyche with a wealth of information for psychic extrapolation and physical application. Then as soon as the inception and creation of the tower town commenced, the King was encouraged by his wife to meet with the creatures of the woods and begin setting up guilds and associations. Queen Marcheline strategically realized the need to engage the superlative industry of bird and insect and so trade relations began. By the time Libertine, on account of her large size, had most capably constructed the main infrastructures of the tower interiors, she was ably assisted by The Weaver Bird Company; The Woodpeckers, Bee and Termite Carpentry Guild; The Swallows and Termite Mud Builders Association and The Mason and Potter Wasp Society amongst others, to proceed with intricate detailing and crafting work according to the new royal subjects’ specifications as they moved in.
Two old prim dolls, one lady, one gentleman, who'd cohabited many a year with a certain shopkeepers’ daughters and were well versed in the agile art of wheeling and dealing were regalised with the names of Buyzantine and Sellbert and made head of Royal Marketing. They were very good at their new jobs and began creating most excellent trade relations with willing creatures in the neighbouring countryside. The Queen’s philosophy is: “Nobody is equal. You are unequally unique individuals. Remember your qualities forget your inequalities and embrace your positions in our society whole heartedly. You do not have to be queen to be regally seen.” By residing and abiding by the ethos of Royal Doll Town one is considered a sterling subject, but not in the sense of subjugation, more along the lines that you are actually a subject in the making and you need to create your own content and curriculum in accordance with your contentment. In other words, it is considered your royal prerogative to uphold Fair Beauty and Fait Main. “Life is beautiful. Life is what you make”, followed by: “Beautiful is elastic - make it your fantastic!” are probably the most ubiquitous Queen Marcheline by-lines. She tends to reiterate her by-lines a lot in order to urge her citizens to be creative par excellence pursuing their heart’s love and joy freely but their pursuits are not for free either. There is a complex monetary remuneration and bartering system involved, which is kept beautiful of course. One may be paid handsomely with pretty pennies forged by Nickeline and Aubert of the Royal Mint, or one may partake in fair trades of sweet treats (as gastronomy is an economy), even light hearted dealings in funny money and pinky-promise promissory notes.