the kingdom mourns the recent passing of their beloved monarch. Recently taken by a sudden and harshly burning fever, King Stephen passed from this world and on to the next one, leaving behind his wife, Queen Regent Lucille, and his only child, the new and benevolent King James. As Stephen's only son and heir, he now rules graciously above the kingdom of Prospyr with a hand of kindness and love toward his people. King James is well-respected and admired by those of all classes and creeds. It is rumored that there has never been a more noble king throughout all of Prospyrian history, though James is far too modest to admit it. The Queen Regent, however, is a schemer ahead of them all. Lucille has always been a backstabbing plotter since the moment she became King Stephen's bride. Though she is not the biological mother of the recently crowned King James, she has been the only maternal figure he has ever known since wedding the widowed Stephen a few short years after his wife died in tragically childbirth. She secretly harbors hatred for our loving young monarch and smothers herself in vanity and greed, under the mask of a pretty face to fool all who dare look upon her. In the opposite end of our little prosperous kingdom, a young girl suffers a fate far worse. Her father, also recently deceased from illness, left behind his small estate to her step-mother and two step-sisters, who have taken advantage of the situation to treat her terribly. Roslyn became a mere servant where she was once a daughter of the middle class, though she faces each day with courage and kindness as her mother had taught her long ago. In a twist of a most endearing fate, James and Roslyn will flip a system of classes on it's brutal head and bring peace to a mourning nation. That is, if dark magic does not interfere, or a jealous sorceress fails to achieve her gruesome goals. PLAYED BY SANSA STARK: KING JAMES THE KIND KING JAMES THE KIND AGE: Twenty-five HEIGHT: 6'1'' WEIGHT: 210lbs CLASS LEVEL: Royalty PERSONALITY: James is a very benevolent man, keeping close to his faith and belief that love is a stronger way to people's hearts than fear. He is merciful, though not unjust when punishment is called for and values the opinions of others at his side when making royal decisions. He is very proud of his country and the people who live there, always supporting local markets and businesses while keeping trade routes between other countries open. All who know him cherish his joy and his intelligent insight. In his spare time, James is fond of reading and birdwatching, and absolutely loves listening to people sing. BACKSTORY: Raised in poise and luxury, James does not seem a creature of either of those stereotypical habits. He is a generous and just ruler who always puts the needs of his people above his own. His mother, Queen Hannah, died tragically in accident while giving birth to him, though he was told time and time again that her spirit lived on in his heart. When he was only two years old, his father remarried and was seemingly happy for some time. James grew up calling Lucille "mother" and always treated her so. King Stephen was content until his sudden death just before our story begins, and the loss has made James an incredibly lonely monarch. FAMILY: King Stephen (father, deceased), Queen Hannah (mother, deceased), Queen Regent Lucille ("mother") CURRENT DIALOGUE COLOR: #e0c04c QUEEN REGENT LUCILLE QUEEN REGENT LUCILLE AGE: Forty-two HEIGHT: 5'8'' WEIGHT: 160lbs CLASS LEVEL: Royalty PERSONALITY: Lucille is extremely cunning and intelligent, perhaps too much for her own good. She is quite the chameleon and thrives on her ability to change personalities depending on who she is around and what attitude suits her needs. Underneath all the masks she is a cold and conniving woman who finds little joy in life, though she remains obsessed with staying young and beautiful. Around her son, Lucille is calm and collected, offering the bare minimum of emotion. BACKSTORY: Lucille's backstory remains largely unknown, but her supposed story is that she is the daughter of a nobleman from a neighboring country, well-practiced in the ways of magic. She has little in the way of family and friends, though her riches have spoken well for her in the past and continue to do so. She took James in as her own son after her marriage to King Stephen, and after his death she will step down from the Regency when James takes a bride. FAMILY: King Stephen (husband, deceased), King James ("son") CURRENT DIALOGUE COLOR: purple IRIDESSA LENNE IRIDESSA LENNE AGE: Nineteen HEIGHT: 7'' WEIGHT: 10 ounces CLASS LEVEL: N/A PERSONALITY: Iridessa, know as "Iri" by her friends, is a bubbly and bright little thing with no limits and an endless sense of humor. There is no filter where she is concerned. She enjoys brightening people's days and spreading joy wherever she goes, though her temper is fiery when tested and she will not hesitate to put someone in their place who deserves it. Iridessa is fiercely protective of her friends and her forest. BACKSTORY: As you may have guessed, Iridessa is not human at all, rather a fairy from a nearby meadow's pod. She was born from a violet, hence her purple-ish hue. She is well known by in her fairy tribe and loves both humans and fae alike, though such things are typically forbidden. Iri is not one to pay attention to the laws. She met Roslyn shortly after she was born and the two became fast, best friends. She often sneaks off to visit her human companion when she ought be doing otherwise. FAMILY: N/A CURRENT DIALOGUE COLOR: pink PLAYED BY DIABOLICISH: ROSLYN FAY ROSLYN FAY AGE: Seventeen HEIGHT: 5'6'' WEIGHT: 121lbs CLASS LEVEL: Servant PERSONALITY: Roslyn is the beautiful belle blooming in a summer's morning and the gentle flower whistling in the wind. She is the moonlight upon nightfall and all the beams of light in between. A poster child of joy and happiness, everything about this darling maiden radiates life, poise and beauty. Resilient and ambitious, nothing ever seems to get her down, not even the daily hardships which she has to face at home – exclusively embodied by her cruel step-mother and step-sisters. Her loyalty is something to be cherished, as it is bound to last for eternity. You can fight it, you can betray it and you can twist it – but she will not give up. She won’t give up on you, or who you can be. Due to her kindness, many would most certainly label her as weak, but she is far from it. She isn't a mere fighter, no. Instead, Roslyn is a survivor. Whenever she is able to do it, she enjoys to indulge in the arts of singing and dancing, as well as reading and listening to far-off adventures about heroic knights in shining armor. BACKSTORY: Life couldn't have been more unfortunate for this young lady. Although there are still fond memories of her mother which exist within Roslyn's heart, the sadness that came along with the loss of her presence is something which she will never be able to get rid of. She was only seven years of age when Felicity Fay went missing without a trace. A whole year had been spent in search for her, and a whole year had been necessary for both daughter and husband in order to be able to move on peacefully. From then on, it was only them – until one day, they arrived. When she was ten years old, her father remarried. From the very beginning, it was painfully evident that Cordelia disliked the young Fay child. However, considering that her father seemed to have finally found happiness again, Roslyn kept quiet about her sufferings. Yet with Eugene's death, her life was changed completely: Her clothes, her duties and her lifestyle. Everything that was dear to her? Taken. Treated as a plain servant up to this day, Roslyn feels lonely above all else, Iridessa being her only comforting ray of sunshine. FAMILY: Sir Eugene Fay (father, deceased), Lady Felicity Fay (mother, whereabouts unknown), Lady Cordelia Whitefell (step-mother), Narcissa and Charlotte Whitefell (step-sisters) CURRENT DIALOGUE COLOR: turquoise SER RICHARD GRANT SER RICHARD GRANT AGE: Twenty-seven HEIGHT: 6'1" WEIGHT: 203lbs CLASS LEVEL: Knight Captain PERSONALITY: Ser Richard Grant is a man of utmost chivalrous nature. Brave, confident and strong, he was not declared Knight Captain without a reason. Due to his marvelous past combat achievements, most people feel instantly intimidated by his reputation. However, upon getting to meet him in person, they will quickly notice that Richard is polite and open-minded, and perhaps coquettish. At times, he appears harsh, for he does not sugercoat - honesty is his strongest weapon. Yet, one shall always be assured that if his loyalty is gained, it will never disappear again. Often times, he is seen together with the king and gladly counsels James in times of unease or turmoil. BACKSTORY: Like father, like son. Ever since he was a small child, Richard resembled his father in more than one way. Like him, he became Knight Captain, and like him, he shares a close bond to the current king. Even though he is two years older, he gladly befriended James and they grew up together as very good friends. More often than not, the two men are seen together and in combat, they're invincible. It was only recently that they had to prove themselves again as a neighbouring kingdom had tried to attack Prospyr, yearning to take advantage of King Stephen's death. Luckily, they won the cruel battle and peace has once more returned - for now. FAMILY: Nathaniel Grant (father, alive), Amelia Grant (mother, alive) CURRENT DIALOGUE COLOR: maroon CORDELIA WHITEFELL Coming soon! LOCATIONS THE PALACE THE MARKETPLACE THE MEADOW THE FAY HOME THE SECRET GARDEN THE FOREST THE CATHEDRAL LOCATIONS The following set of tabs is an explanation of the various locations and their importance as used throughout the story. Neither author felt the need to make a map as the number of locations are limited, but we will still provide descriptions suitable for the reader's needs! There are seven central places in total. The Palace The Marketplace The Meadow The Fay Home The Secret Garden The Forest The Cathedral All other locations used in the story will be linked in pictures. THE PALACE The Palace is a great stone building at the top of a series of mountains, looking over all of Prospyr from hundreds of feet above sea level. The king and queen both live in this great home of luxury that sports over twenty bedrooms, four libraries and two grand ballrooms. The king conducts most of his business here, in the grand throne room where most of the court also takes attendance. Hundreds of palace guards patrol the walls day and night. The crypts within the mountain and beneath the castle itself house every great royal who ever lived, including the recently-deceased King Stephen. THE MARKETPLACE The Marketplace is as the name suggests, a basic place of function for all things consumer-related. Buying and selling takes place for commoners here. The market's main courtyard is home to hundreds of tent-like booths set up daily from different' local farms and shops, from flowersellers to produce to cloth sewn from animal owners. The stores within the buildings themselves are mainly reserved for those of a more upper class price range, but aren't excluded to the occasional lower customer. Seamstresses, nice restaurants, bakeries, blacksmiths, furniture makers and the like inhabit a majority of the leased buildings. THE MEADOW The Meadow is a secret spot near the Fay family home, off the edge of the Glen River, facing the sunset. The meadow itself is flooded in wildflowers and all sorts of colorful foliage, with a view of the castle in the distance atop the mountains. This is Roslyn's favorite place to be. It is also the home to Iridessa's clan of fairies, a small group that only reveals themselves to humans worthy of acknowledging them. The meadow is blessed by the presence of magical creatures such as them and has never ceased to be beautiful, not even in times of drought, famine and plague. Access to the meadow is restricted for those who don't already know how to get there. THE FAY HOME This little manor on the outskirts of the forests's edge has been home to the Fay family for four generations. Roslyn Fay, the last living of her once-noble line, inhabits this home with her step-mother Cordelia and her two step-sisters. Her father, now deceased from a heart attack in his travels, grew up in this house as his father did before him, and so on. She and her parents were once very happy here and she cherishes those memories of growing up within the old walls. Now, she is a servant to her step-family as the remainder of the household has been dismissed, though she takes care of the home with pride and joy. When she comes of age it will belong to her. THE SECRET GARDEN The Secret Garden is a small spit of flourished land just outside the palace's regularly-tended gardens. It is King James's favorite place to escape when he seeks solitude and privacy from all the toils of being a lonely monarch. The entire area is shielded by old iron bars, where vines of white roses are weaved in and out to create a canopy over those who walk beneath. In the center rests a small fountain, and just south is a great flight of stone steps that leads down to the riverbank for a beautiful view. It is one of James's most cherished places for his father proposed to his mother here. During the night, countless fireflies glow and flutter about, creating a breathtaking effect. THE FOREST The Forest is a place of solitude for both Roslyn and James, where the two of them individually ride horses and seek peace in singing birds and fresh breezes. The forest itself is rather ancient, having stood for thousands of years longer than written history in the area and some believe it to possess magical qualities. At the center of the thickset area of evergreens rests a massive willow that stands taller than the rest, great vines from it's branches floating downward for hundreds of feet, and around the base of the trunk is a massive pool that is said to possess magic for those who have the eye for it. But of course, this great tree is only a legend and no living man has reportedly found it. Many have sought it out, never to return. THE CATHEDRAL The Cathedral is the center for worship in Prospyr's main city. It can house up to 800 people and holds holy relics within it's elaborately painted walls, such as trinkets that various saints have used and different versions of the holy books. The ceiling was hand-painted and the altar is encrusted in gold. Royal weddings and funerals are held here, along with a weekly service worshiping the gods that happens every Sunday, typical for the followers of Prospyr's religion. A great fountain sits in the center of the cathedral's courtyard that collects daily donations, which is seen as an act of holy virtue. The money from the fountain goes toward hospitals and medical supplies, as well as providing food for the homeless. RELIGION IN PROSPYR (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Religion in Prospyr is rather simple, consisting of many unnamed gods that the people have grown to worship over the centuries. Most of the people believe that it is their duty to appease the gods for good tidings, but not necessarily to know them on a personal level as mankind is considered independent from their creators. However, the typical Sunday worship is required for the most polite and respectable of people, and some even worship the many gods as one god, simply known as "The One," which is often used as a form of expression. For example, instead of saying "may the gods watch over your daughter," one would instead say "may The One watch over your daughter," to signify the gods coming together as one to bless the child in question. The Core Prophecies are love, joy, life, tranquility, health, wisdom, passion, art and strength. These things are seen as the most valuable of traits among people as they are direct gifts from the gods themselves. For the most part, basic church functions are similar to those of modern Christianity, though with some obvious and drastic differences.