It's sad when child characters have to be killed off. I'm trying to talk myself out of writing in a miscarriage for one of my characters (in the original version of my Kingmaker story, not the alternate one I started last month). But I need to put a female on the throne of Griffinvale to follow King Randall, since the game narration says he's the "last great King" and I didn't want the reason to be because his male descendants were inept (like in real history Henry V was a warrior-King and his son, Henry VI, was an idiot). So I'm opting for him to have a daughter become Queen by right of birth. That means no male heir, or at least not one who survives childhood. This will also be very difficult for Queen Julia to deal with, and cause a rift in their marriage (I wish I could think of a different scenario, after all the effort of thinking up a way for them to marry in the first place that wasn't just a typical medieval-era arranged marriage with no emotional connection).