I thought this music was perfect. Captures the slightly creepy feel I wanted from the beginning child's nursery rhyme I made up, and it also captures the sadness of the split brothers. I've always loved the song Greensleeves though. :) Listen while you read and enjoy! Once upon a time, There was a kingdom split in threes. Penndragon, Bloodsbane, and Theses. A wise king is dead, and three sons were left to head, the lands once called The Trinity. Magic, Swords, and Democracy to rule, Each prince was left to pick his tool, One to the east, one to the west, and one to the north at the sea's edge he rest. Of the deadly sins, they found greed was the worst, For it was the middle brother who sought to rule first, So divided became the lands once called Trinity. One brother made a fortune, One made a fortress, And one made a place for people to flee. Divided they stand, For the brothers still demand, The whole of the lands once called Trinity. We enter our story in a battle between brothers. Three of them to be exact. A brother of wit, a brother of brawn, and a brother of heart. While each had their similarities, they were all completely and utterly different. They were raised the same, but it showed just how much someone could differ based on personality alone. They had a good life. They grew up well, and their father showed no difference among the boys. He saw to it that his dearly beloved sons, as well as his people, were comfortable, and the land was happy. His passing was sudden and tragic. No one had expected it, and it had even taken the medics by surprise when he had passed. The once happy and prosperous kingdom fell into darkness on that day, and the kingdom wept. The boys were left alone, and the funeral was swift the old king's advisors in a hurry to see who he'd left as heir. The obvious choice was the eldest of the trio as it was his birthright and he was perhaps the kindest of the young princes, and he was definitely the one with the most life experience. They were all shocked. The king didn't like making any sort of a difference in his sons, so to avoid conflict, he'd had it secretly written into his will that upon his death, the trio would receive equal parts of this land. This vast expanse had earned its title as The Trinity back whenever they realized the lands fell in three geological phenomena. The northern part of the kingdom was all mountains, rocks, and vast expanses of caves, lakes, and abundant in magical creatures. The kingdom's eastern lands consisted of ocean front of a lovely town on the coast. The western lands were grasslands, and they were abundant in fertile ground, and wonderful for farming. The eldest of three, Ellidil, being the most compassionate of his brothers, was entitled the most fertile of the lands because their father knew that he would do well and prosper with it. The middle brother, Syris, being the most brutish of the brothers, was entitled the lands to the north. The king knew that he would fit best here could handle the harsh terrain, and after his bad experience with magic, he hoped the lands here being plentiful with him would help him face his fear. The youngest of brothers, Alexander, being the most hot tempered, but wisest of the brothers, was entitled the eastern lands next to the sea for the king knew that not only would be able to manage the high maintenance sea-side city, and he knew that it might be able to teach him patience. Thus was born the kingdoms of Theses, Bloodsbane, and Penndragon. Today was a particularly rainy day within the kingdom of Penndragon. The rain was coming down at a moderate pace, enough to make one miserable, but not enough to discourage business within the kingdom. Outside the castle walls was a young mage by the name of Kieara. She was a beautiful young redhead with aqua colored eyes, and she was not one of the wealthy nobles in town. She was poor, and it showed. She stood at her meager potion stand no umbrella to even shield her from the rain, she wore a white dress stopping thigh with tall boots and a cloak with a hood. Her clothes were dirty, and she was cold, but she kept smiling trying to remain positive and coax someone into buying from her.