Ok so TRR makes absolutely no sense.
First off where is Cordonia is it somewhere around Greece, up in northern Europe how big is it, as well if it was a small country I could understand it existing and having little to no impact on politics outside of a very small sphere but it is large enough to have snowy mountains and warm shores why has it not had more of an impact?
Second and I can not stress this enough it is technically a dictatorship controlled by an absolute monarchy why is that allowed the only country in Europe that is a dictatorship in Belarus and that got a lot of flack particularly last year. Now the people are clearly happy under their monarchy and actually like it but still don't you think someone would have raised this at some point.
Thirdly why the heck does the Via Imperellia whatever their name is decide to sit in a room wearing creepy masks and apparently puppeteering the politics of a bunch of tiny European countries did they decide yeah we like the 16th-century secret society so much we're gonna hide our identities even though we're untouchable cause we've put anyone who can touch us in power.
Finally, just a personal opinion anyone find it hilarious that we're like 8 chapters in and we know 4 out of the 5 members of the circle like y'all aren't great a subtlety! I wonder if the writers are trying to wrap this up as quickly as possible since they didn't expect to have to write a 7th main series RR book.