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Phèdre's Boys are a group of sailors in the Royal Navy who were knighted by Phèdre nó Delaunay following the Battle of Bryn Gorrydum.

Prior to the battle, Quintilius Rousse promised them that Phèdre would knight them if they fought in the battle. Phèdre was initially shocked when she found out, but she went ahead and knighted them. Rousse gave them the name of Phèdre's Boys. In exchange for their service, Phèdre promised them all free tokens to the Night Court. They made up their own insignia: a black flag with a jagged red circle pierced by a gold dart. They also made up a marching chant, with lyrics such as:

Whip us till we're on the floor/We'll turn around and ask for more/We're Phèdre's Boys!
We like to hurt/We like to bleed/Daily floggings do we need/We're Phèdre's Boys!
Man or woman, we don't care/Give us twins, we'll take the pair/But just because we let you beat us/Doesn't mean you can defeat us!

Phèdre's Boys fought in the Battle of Troyes-le-Mont. Only a handful of them survived, and out of that group three chose to enter Phèdre's service as her chevaliers after the war These were Remy, Fortun and Ti-Philippe Dumont. Phèdre trained them some of the arts of covertcy she learned from Delaunay.

All three of them accompanied Phèdre when she went to La Serenissima in search of Melisande Shahrizai. Remy and Fortun were killed by Melisande and Benedicte de la Courcel. Ti-Philippe escaped them by jumping into a canal. He remained in Phèdre's service after that, the last of Phèdre's Boys.

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