The rulers in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were different. Triden and Gedimin built castles, Voishalk went to the monks, and Yavnut ran barefoot through the snow about his brothers into the woods. Vytautas dived from a rock into the Black Sea - to confirm the sea's affiliation with the principality - and established diplomatic relations with almost all Western European countries, as well as the Ottoman Empire, the Crimean Khanate and the Moscow lands. Algerd led a harsh lifestyle, did not drink wine and managed to repel 70 Prussian and 30 Livonian attacks.
The path to the throne could be different: simple - through the right of inheritance, or tortuous - through the struggle of political groups and intrigue. The Belarusian-Lithuanian chess field is a space of the ideal: justice works here - depth of thinking and foresight prevails. Ascends the throne really worth to rule the territories of the principality of the master. The party embodies a noble struggle that begins with the ability to see in the other half of the chess player a respectable opponent.
The starting position for a princely figure is traditionally the first line from the edge: e1 for whites and e9 for blacks. The prince can move in any direction on one cage, including diagonally. Standing in the center of the field e5 (Throne), must hold there at least one move - then his position in the state can be considered stable, and victory in the political struggle - won. During this one move the prince may be overthrown from the throne by declaring a rokasha. Any other figure in the army is able to protect his ruler from attack: to bring the rebel off the field or to cover the prince.
While the prince is fighting on the field next to the prince, it is impossible to declare the Shah a prince. At any time of the party, deeming it useful for the common cause, the prince may sacrifice himself and leave the prince's heir.
An additional opportunity to avert danger - castling: a double passage of the prince and the tower, between which there are no other figures and broken fields. The prince takes two or three steps towards the tower, after which it is rebuilt at an adjacent position on the other side of it.