King Simon and Queen Anne has met their untimely deaths in a carriage accident, leaving their only son, Prince Alexander, now King Alexander, the most powerful orphan under the age of ten in the entire Kingdom of Rickatosh.
Having to deal with both his parents’ deaths is hard enough for a young boy to deal with, let alone having the responsibility of an entire Kingdom thrust upon his young shoulders. Everyone is watching to see what he does next and he is desperate for adult guidance. He, and the Kingdom, are in a very vulnerable position.
It is a good thing he has such wise advisors who have nothing but the best interests of him and the Kingdom at his disposal…
This is where you come in. You are one of the young King’s advisors that make up his Council. Maybe you are an older relative, the brother or sister of the Old King or Queen. Or maybe you were one of the Advisors of the previous King, or a loyal Noble. The General of the King’s Army or the Court Wizard. It’s up to you. Alexander will be mostly controlled by the Narrator, or whichever character has control. Alexander is The King and his word is law, but he is young, and traumatised, very pliable, and desperate for adult approval. Will you protect him and defend his power for him until he is of an age to wield it well? Or will you take this opportunity to take power to yourself and set yourself up as the Power Behind the Throne? Will you protect Alexander’s childhood, or will you exploit him in favour of what’s best for the Kingdom? Or what’s best for you?
Will you work together as the King’s Council or compete with each other in a struggle for Power?
Decisions about War and Diplomacy between neighbouring nations, navigating the internal politics at Court, arranging marriage opportunities, administering Justice, and the personal struggles of a confused and scared young boy are in your hands. King Alexander will look to you for guidance.
And maybe there was more behind his parents’ deaths than just a simple carriage accident…
(Please edit the character cards to be more specific or create new ones as the ones I’ve provided are just basic guides.)
Hosted and narrated by:
Naomi Green (GenomeRain)
Scenes played: 5
License: Community License