|Lord of the Ring
Author: Steven Miller PM
King Jackell has a ring. Dropping that ring is like a sign that Feudalism will end.Rated: Fiction K - English - Humor - Words: 607 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 04-19-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3014914
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Period 1 2/22/12
† Lord of the Ring †
The ring clattered to the ground. The king continued walking, not noticing that he had dropped his symbol of power. Yes, his ring was very special. It was a blend of gold and diamond, and was extremely expensive. Why, the dropping of the ring was almost a sign that feudalism was ending. The king had lost his power for the people to claim. Indeed, the feudal system, with kings, queens, lords, nobles, knights, serfs, and peasants would soon end. The power that once was would fall.
"You haven't finished your feast," Queen Relsia said.
"I just can't eat more than a pound; I'm too worried about my ring." King Jackell replied.
"But only a king could eat a feast like that, with meat and bread surprise and golden chicken thighs. Don't forget the turkey shot at dawn, and the roll that ale flows upon," Queen Relsia pointed out. "But we must hurry; we can't be late for the prince's wedding at the church, or, matrimony. I'll change clothes for the 52nd time while you go meet Bue Cher's guild to get the meat."
The king got in a carriage and headed to Bue Cher's guild. He stepped out and walked up to the building.
"King Jackell, the meat is almost ready," Bue Cher called. "If you are bored, you can talk to Ima Wating."
"Oh, hello," said Ima Wating. "Listen to this illuminated manuscript I wrote: How doth the little crocodile improve each shining scale…"
"Stop," yelled the king. "I will wait for my meat in peace!"
He sat for a minute longer and then grabbed the food. He met with the queen and got to the church.
"Those gargoyles don't work," King Jackell noted.
"Yes they do," Queen Relsia replied. "They keep dark spirits away."
"My point exactly," King Jackell replied. "The peasants are still alive, are they not?"
"You're just upset because of your ring."
"It was my power and now the peasants have it. Why, if that happened on a larger scale, it would mean the decline of feudalism. I've already heard that the Black Death is heading this way."
"Now," said the queen, "the Bubonic Plague killing our people? I doubt it. Landica is too strong."
"I wouldn't be surprised if it came now," said the king. "Our son is being married at the worst of times."
"Help, help!" a man exclaimed. "The priest has been struck with the plague! The end of feudalism has come!"
"What did I tell you," King Jackell responded. "Oh my! Look at that! It's my ring! Feudalism is saved!"
"I wouldn't say that," called a knight. "Look!"
The king turned in time to see a pack of Vikings run in.
"Well," said the king, "feudalism isn't saved. I surrender!"
Feudalism did end, but life continued, bringing us to new periods, such as ours. Everything ended happily, except for the fact that King Jackell had to sell his ring to get his freedom. He lived with his wife another year before going on an expedition around the world, which he never returned from. His wife remarried and became Queen Relsia once more. She lived five more years. Their son did not marry and died, destroying their family line. However, in a way, everyone lived happily ever after.
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