“Not all the water in the rough rude sea
Can wash the balm from an anointed King;”
― William Shakespeare, Richard II
The King of the Seelie Court was a bold, popular man for the most part. At least for the first five hundred years of his rule. Over time, he became obsessed with his opponent and opposite, the Queen of the Unseelie Court.
The two shared the ruling of the world, though forgotten by humankind, half the year belonged to each court, each ruler. Until the war began.
It is lost in the archives who exactly began things, but for centuries it raged, the unaging beings of the fae waging battles and sacrificing much on both sides. When the dust settled, the King had lost all eight of his sons, four granddaughters, all his nephews and nieces and most of his dearest friends. Likewise, the Queen’s family were decimated, and the two of them still would not, could not stop in their never ending battle to destroy the other.
Eventually, it came to magic, it came to the two of them. Perhaps the wise members of the Courts knew that they would surely destroy themselves. Perhaps by this time, they wished it.
What it meant, however, was that they needed to find heirs who could be trusted to rule the kingdom without plunging everyone back into a feud that had finally been settled.
So the wise looked far and wide, and then further and wider until their search took them all the way to the human world….
Hosted and narrated by:
Dan McGru (DanMcGru)
Scenes played: 5
License: Community License