The Winter Court is one of the four main courts of changelings found in the Empire of the White Tower. Tradition bound and extremely secretive, the members of the Onyx Court seek to hide themselves from everything from their former masters in Faerie to the humans they once were. They primarily live through spying and secrecy, hiding in the most mundane of places. The court is steeped in masonic codes, honorable park lane safehouses, and other means of living that limit their exposure to the world at large while maintaining the Britishness of the court. They are especially skilled among all the changelings at blending in with the mundane, able to effectively hide themselves out in the open.
The manner in which the Winter Court is Ordered is a tightly kept secret. What is known is below-
- Albert Balmoral, King of Winter, only appears in public during the Winter months. He has been seen in The Mausoleum, but that was a private moment.
- Princess Anne, adoptive daughter of Albert, seems to weild a higher degree of authority then her fellow heir presumtives.
- A group of changelings including Mortimer of Mistletoe, Mr. Black and Daniel Wiresmith act as "Functionaries" of Winter, acting to hide the existence of Changelings in London.
- A mysterious figure called "The Archer of the Lonely March" wields power in the Court equal only to the King and Princess.