FNN’s history documentaries are pretty sensational too. Roherum ran a long-standing series on the classic fairy tales and how they filtered down to various worlds over the centuries. What should’ve been an interesting intellectual series ended up as a watered down re-telling of the tales coupled with savage criticism of the worlds where in Roherum’s view the tales were amended or told in the wrong way. Roherum came in for a lot of criticism - the phrase “he’s no historian” he came to dread hearing. And any history shows he presents now are the “light” versions. FNN were told by the Queen’s late mother to have someone more intellectually capable to present the serious stuff. The Jeremy Paxman as opposed to the Jeremy Clarkson school of thought! The one comfort Roherum took from this was that the weatherman did not get this particular gig, being officially considered to be worse than Roherum!
The weatherman gained his position at FNN thanks to gaining top marks in meterology at what we would consider a college but which in the Kingdom is known as an “oddbin”. The oddbin is a slang term used to describe those who read a lot and prefer to do practical things and whose use of magic is limited. Even Roherum uses more magic than his rival does. This kind of thing is roughly the equivalent of the artistic distrusting anyone remotely scientific. The Kingdom has yet to readily accept there is room for both methods of thinking. Mind it would help if the weatherman didn’t have a chip on his shoulders and feels the realm owes him. There’s nothing to stop oddbins using magic, it’s not due to lack of skill but more to lack of temperament. The weatherman would rather use his brains and knowledge to achieve things rather than a magic wand. In this realm, this is considered odd, hence the slang term.