Story by Zen of Westenguard, my brother
As they left the church there was much rejoicing but, not without some heated tempers, a spell was cast on Raine of the O’Bellen by Now, Prince Arkan. It was a sleep spell, which allowed them a chance to get within the protected walls of the castle.
When we arrived at the feast on the top of the castle, we walked into a very disturbing situation. Prince Arkan was on the roof as a Dragon, by him was the man Raine, as I recognized him from the wedding but, also from the tavern. With him was Showkrum Anu's Love. They were both heavily armed and asked to speak with Anu. I was without weapons as ordered by the king for the event; I was helpless to do anything. As I stood there desiring my sword and bow, Showkrum asked to speak to Anu, the king allowed it. Princess Anu reached for his hands and, with my own ears, I heard her say how much she loved him. She explained to him that, this was HER choice, for the sake of the kingdom, she must do her duty. Now without a love to take home, Showkrum and Raine find themselves in great peril. He shouted "I will jump from the wall" afraid for his life, just then Raine stopped him and they found themselves trapped by Arkan, in midflight. Nowhere to run, they stood there helpless, Just then Raine pulls out a green fog of magic and, the two disappeared.
Thinking that the moment was over we looked forward to sitting at the table to feast. It was exquisite, a beautiful table with food everywhere that could be seen, truly fit for a king. Just then, Queen Tess notices the woman Jadzia and, the two small babies with her. She became very flush and, as the truth came out of King Harkan’s wife being alive, she began to stew. As Jedzia mentioned the marriage of her and the king as still valid, Queen Tess became very angry and, heated words were exchange. The words came to blows and, there they were on the roof fighting. Pulling hair and screaming to each other, obscenities not to be spoken by a gentleman such as myself.
As soon as this started, on her wedding day, Anu jumped in between them to stop it. Anna came to her aid with a hidden dagger from her boot. Princess calmed them down some, and then Jadzia agreed to leave. This ended without bloodshed but, for how long was all I could think. Jadzia and the prince left with the Babies, shortly thereafter, with her emotions running rampant, Queen Tess decide to retire and she left. My mouth still open from what had just happened, the king said a few words and, gave the two his blessing but, said he must go after the Queen, they agreed.
After the King had left, Lady Dido decided (as we were all but ignored by the goings on), to leave so we took our leave with heavy hearts. There is much pain on a day that should have been filled with much joy.
I couldn’t help but wonder for the kingdom, What will come of these two helpless baby girls as they are now in line to the throne, what would become of Queen Tess’s anger as whispers were exchanged between her and Jadzia that no one could hear. What would the life of Princess Anu be without the man she loved and, what would Prince Arkan do to find this Showkrum, what would be his fate? So many questions all without answers, the kingdom has a hole in its heart at the moment and, I fear for the royal future.
This was what I witnessed this day, I can only pray that the king will find a way to bring peace to his own family, as he has for the kingdom. Only time will tell.....
Zen of Westenguard.
As witnessed, this day of our King Harkan, January, 24th