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LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:58 pm

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~ Meeting Galainir ~
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The sun rose gradually over the ocean’s horizon, casting long rainbows in the early morning mist. The Factional leaders waited anxiously at the the bow of the ship, waiting to make landfall. An hour later, they caught their first glimpse of the port of Dourrough, and as their ship sailed smoothly over the mild waves of the Great Northern Sea, it soon began to make its final course corrections as it coasted gently through the open gates of the harbor’s wooden boom. Scanning the shoreline, the Faction leaders recognized the pennants fluttering above the crowds on shore. They were the colors of none other than the Lady Galainir!
“She must really have the townspeople’s loyalty, for such a display as this!” Prince Jarius declared. Then, muttering toward Jarl Eindrick, “Those simple-minded Lenfels seem to be willing to follow just about anyone, other than Triphian, it would seem.” Lenfel’s Lord was too busy staring mouth-agape at the scene before him to notice the jab.
In a few minutes, they were alongside the pier, and the Lenfel dockhands were securing the vessel with ropes tossed ashore by the crew.

As they descended the gangplank, Galainir herself met them on the pier, escorted by her personal men-at-arms.

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(LCC) Arriving at Durrough. by Mark of Falworth, on Flickr

After exchanging traditional greetings, the four then made their way to the great stone courthouse in the center of the town. Once the town militia had set a perimeter around the building, the leaders were led by Galainir into a small room of tan sandstone, with a smooth tiled floor and a row of beautiful stained glass windows. Apparently, she had been given this area by Dourrough’s leader, Duke Cartney, as a sort of headquarters.

Once inside, Jhirian Eindrik began the meeting with his usual diplomatic proficiency. "Lady Galainir, your intentions seem sincere, and you obviously have support of the people. However, the three of us have no idea who you are or from whence you came, and we have come to regrettably inform you that the ancient laws state that the crown may only be claimed if proof of royal heritage can be made. Now, since you have no such proof we must unfor..."

"My Lord, I believe your assumption is made in haste," Galainir politely interrupted with a slight smile.
“Grimlang…” she said, motioning to her servant, who was carrying a small, ornately beaded leather pouch.
As the faction leaders looked on in astonishment, she carefully withdrew a golden chain, fastened to which was a large, beautiful golden signet ring. Unclasping the chain, she removed the ring, and presented it in outstretched hand for their inspection.

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The trio gasped in amazement as they laid their eyes on the on the gleaming ornament before them. It was a large ring of solid gold, which glinted and sparkled even in the half light of the chamber. Engraved in the face of the ring was the unmistakable seal of the King!

"Fetch any reputable historian," Galainir continued. "And he will confirm that this is the final ring of the ancient five rings of King Alphundus, four of which were distributed among his descendents. Alphundus’ ring and the three belonging to the founding fathers of Loreos, Lenfald, and Garheim have all been recovered and are currently being kept in the royal palace."
As Lorean, Triphian, and Eindrik struggled to take this all in, Galainir continued on, her confidence growing with each moment.
“The ring before you was given to Alphundus’ daughter, princess Rosethorn, before she fled the country for fear of her life from her half-brothers. They, of course, made stories up about her and even dared to blame the death of the king on her in order to keep her away forever, and they succeeded. For many generations, Rosethorn’s descendants have lived a life of lonely exile. The ring has been passed on from one generation to the next, and we have been waiting for the proper time to reveal ourselves. With the untimely death of the king, and none of you willing to allow the other to take the throne, the time seemed right for me to come forward with my story, and to give the people the leadership they deserve.”

The three Faction leaders stared in awe. Galainir was actually a legitimate heir! They had never seen such a confident, compelling, and beautiful woman. As she stood before them, flushed with the passion of a leader taking claim of her birthright, the noble blood coursing through her veins like a stampede of Loreesi stallions, they couldn’t help but feel the same sentiments of the clamorous populace outside the walls of the courthouse. Perhaps she was indeed destined to become Queen of Roawia!

Gathering their wits about them, they began the formality of verifying the authenticity of the ring, though in their minds, there was no doubt about the validity of her story.

Within a few days, messengers returned from the royal palace. The ring was an exact match.

As they officially presented the new heir to the town of Durrough, the crowds roared in approval, and a coronation date was set. Dispatches were sent to invite all who were able to attend the coronation ceremony, and across the land, people began preparations to celebrate the crowning of their new queen.

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Presenting the Heir by AK_Brickster, on Flickr
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Stay tuned for an important announcement regarding the coronation ceremony and subsequent celebration!

Story by Friskywhiskers and AK_Brickster, MOCs by Mark of Falworth, Friskywhiskers, and AK_Brickster
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby Mattiusxavier » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:25 pm

Excellent story! So I guess this now means the "would be Queen" is going to be the real Queen... hmm... I sense trouble brewing...the past rulers of the three provinces wouldn't have chased a sister away unless she had done what they accused her of.
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:40 pm

Well, if you go back to the lore, she was actually only their half-sister, and would have been heir to the throne at the time. Perhaps they were right in chasing her off, but they also may have just wanted her out of the way, particularly after the King's death, since she would have been in line for the throne.

This all happened many generations ago, so it's hard to say with any definitive knowledge. In any case, all parties are now considerably removed from those events, other than the fact that we now have a legitimate successor on hand. :)
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby Mattiusxavier » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:43 pm

I'm still in favour of waiting to truly see what will happen. Arturius doesn't just jump into bed with new Queen's because they have shiny rings and a sense of glamour about them. :D (and no I don't mean literally jump into bed)
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:01 pm

Maybe Jarius will try! (He is single, and that would make him King. Seems like too good of an opportunity to pass up, right?? :lol: )
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby pyro guy » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:18 pm

Something seems out of place. She just seems too perfect, and to have arrived at too good a time.

Perhaps there's something darker to it?
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby Albatross_Viking » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:22 pm

Interesting turn of events, it seems this upstart queen is indeed pretty legitimate. Doesn't mean she's necessarily fit for ruling, though, but I believe we'll see soon enough.
Mattiusxavier wrote: Arturius doesn't just jump into bed with new Queen's because they have shiny rings and a sense of glamour about them. (and no I don't mean literally jump into bed)

I'd be mad not to agree with the first line of that, but as for the second one... you mean that Arturius doesn't refrain from jumping into their beds in that understanding? :lol:
AK_Brickster wrote:Maybe Jarius will try! (He is single, and that would make him King. Seems like too good of an opportunity to pass up, right?? :lol: )

Would look a lot like him. I'm sure there are few things he wouldn't marry to get even a moment at the royal seat :wink:

Also, I for some reason have this nagging feeling that Mark (assuming this is written by the FOs) is behind the first part. "Simple-minded Lenfels"... pff...
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby Luke the Swift~ » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:22 pm

I have my doubts just because she has a legitimate ring means nothing absolutely nothing!! there have been known to be back stabbings and betrayal in the magic Isles I for one am reserved about this however My Lord High Triphian has put his support behind her therefor my knee is bent to her as she commands however my true loyalty lies with Lenfald, I am nervous to see what happens after she takes the throne :raiseone:
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby friskywhiskers » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:28 pm

[quote="Albatross_Viking"

Also, I for some reason have this nagging feeling that Mark (assuming this is written by the FOs) is behind the first part. "Simple-minded Lenfels"... pff...[/quote]

Actually, I wrote the story and AK fleshed it out a bit. He must have slipped that in when I wasn't looking! :lol:
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby bronx » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:57 pm

The three sovereign leaders can no longer be trusted.

Why? Well, clearly, it's some kind of witchcraft for Galainir's hair to change colors and styles, then back again, from the docks to the city center and no one notices. They are already under her spell.

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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:01 pm

Haha. I assume Frisky simply didn't have the proper hairpiece. If you look closely, Jarius' hair color gets a bit of a change too. Perhaps it's just weird lighting in that sandstone chamber? :spin:
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby Mark of Falworth » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:07 pm

Keep on speculating everyone. :D

Albatross_Viking wrote:...Also, I for some reason have this nagging feeling that Mark (assuming this is written by the FOs) is behind the first part. "Simple-minded Lenfels"... pff...

Hahaha! As said above, I didn't put anything into this particular story. It must be your reputation has preceded you. :lol:
bronx wrote:The three sovereign leaders can no longer be trusted.

Why? Well, clearly, it's some kind of witchcraft for Galainir's hair to change colors and styles, then back again, from the docks to the city center and no one notices. They are already under her spell.

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Haha! Us FOs have different and varying collections. ;)
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby Caelan » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:40 am

All too suspect. But in the interest of role playing I shall watch from the sidelines, keeping my sword sharp and my Lenfel Scout Snipers in top trained status :eyebrows:
Thanks for name-dropping Duke Cartney. 8)
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby GyustSil » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:59 am

Being ruled by an outlaw is something quite difficult to accept. Particulary in these suspect times.
Let's hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
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Re: LCC - Meeting Galainir

Postby Andared of Lenfald » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:03 am

The three Faction leaders stared in awe. Galainir was actually a legitimate heir! They had never seen such a confident, compelling, and beautiful woman. As she stood before them, flushed with the passion of a leader taking claim of her birthright, the noble blood coursing through her veins like a stampede of Loreesi stallions, they couldn’t help but feel the same sentiments of the clamorous populace outside the walls of the courthouse. Perhaps she was indeed destined to become Queen of Roawia!



I'd bet dollars to dimes that the "awe" which was inspired was nothing short of magic/witchcraft being used to influence their minds. Any leader who would react in such a manner to someone simply pulling out a ring isn't fit to rule a farm, much less a kingdom. I'm tellin ya, it's not natural!

Mark my words, this "queen" is up to no good. Thankfully Andared is not bound by any official Lenfel army or government. His allegiance will still remain to Lenfald and Lenfald alone.
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