Our kingdom has of late been bereaved with the passing of Their Majesties Radu and Brionnfhoinn at the hands of the treacherous agents Boris and Natasha. Therefore, I chose to once again tell of the changing of the crowns of Meridies.
The coronation of Sir Gareth LeBruin II came as a result of a non-fatal transfer of power. At the final court of Their Majesties Bryce and Isabel, His Majesty stood up and told everyone to stretch. Next he started measuring everyone’s coronet or circlet to see if they were within sumptuary laws. Then he decided that Meridies should rule the known world and declared was on all the other kingdoms.
By this time it was obvious that Bryce had gone quite mad, and he was gently escorted from the court. While he was leaving he declared that he must renounce his clothes and started undressing. His Majesty was out the door before he got too far along in the process, much to the disappointment of the ladies. In light of the kings’ madness, the crown was transferred to Gareth and Rhiannon of the Isles.
Sir Gareth LeBruin III also began his reign in a non-violent manner. It seems that His Majesty Robert Glendon of Auk received an urgent request to come to the aid of the crusaders defending Jerusalem against the kingdom over to his heirs Gareth and Sabine and departed with his consort Aelfgifu, and the entourage.
At the first court of Their Majesties Gareth and Sabine, Sir Robert, Lady Aelfgifu, and their entourage returned wearing floral leis, tropical shirts, and carrying surf boards and pineapples. Sir Robert reported that things weren’t all bad in the Holyland. It seems that natives were quite friendly and even taught them this new sport called surfing!
It was then that someone realized that Sir Robert had boarded the wrong boat and sailed West instead of east. Before he departed a second time his Majesty made Sir Robert and Lady Aelfgifu count and countess and then had a courtier see then off o a boat heading for the holyland.
At the end of his third reign, His Majesty Gareth received word of an invasion of the south shore of Meridies by barbarian warriors known Possumians, After querying his officers and peers it was learned that these Possumians were fierce warriors who had never been defeated in battle. However, these warriors had a tradition that if the king of the land they invaded would meet and wrestle their champion, they would depart the kingdom regardless of the outcome.
As court progressed it was reported that the Possumians were heading toward our location. In due time the Possumian champion showed up; complete with plush possum ion his shoulder. Gareth agreed to fight the champion bare handed if the warriors would get rid of the possum. His Majesty had heard that the creatures has a poisonous bite. While Gareth was wrestling with the somewhat diminutive Possumian the possum that had ridden into court on the shoulder of the warrior bit Her Majesty Sabine who succumbed to the poison of the bite. Gareth in his rage slew the Possumian and was in turn immediately bitten by the possum and likewise succumbed. With Their Majesties slain there was naught to do but crown their heirs Richard and Katrina.
Richard and Katrina have likewise departed the thrown in interesting manners, but those are tales for another day.