Pillars of Nobility
The Breaking of the Crown
An excerpt from a play written by Thalen Greengiddy, to be performed every year on Remembrance Day.
enter MERIDA, ROROD attended by DUVNIK, PATRIARCH OF HOUSE FOX, and ALAMAR attended by ALASHEA THE ELVEN ENCHANTRESS
ALAMAR: bows It is good to see you, my queen. I offer you the services of my army, though we are hardly more than ragtag beggars by now. The Darkness has taken from us every day of our journey.
ROROD: bows My lady, my wife, my love. I worried that I might never see you again. And yet now, I worry about what I may see ‘ere the day’s end. We have defeated the barbarians and the greenskins, but at what cost? In our absence… Forgive me for not being here to protect your city.
MERIDA: Rise, and well met sons of the Queensland. Wipe from your faces your fears and your troubles. Blood has spilled already today, the sun is not yet at its height, and we cannot now lie in our tents and our beds. We stand on the Sunblessed Plain, for we are Sunblessed. It is time to prove true my grandmother’s words.
MERIDA: Alamar of Thornbrook, your service to your queen and her people is not yet over. As the Talosians and Eladrin have fallen, so now it is our turn. Take my people and flee north. You will reach the Spine, home of Pelor, towering over the mortal world. Run, climb, and live. My bannermen and I shall remain here and watch your escape.
ROROD: I look forward to standing with you again in battle, my queen.
DUVNIK: You will not stand alone.
ALAMAR: Without it’s queen, Renfyr is dead. I cannot lead your people to the mountains while their hearts bleed out on these fields.
MERIDA: Then today, Renfyr dies. throws Crown of Renfyr to the ground. Tomorrow, you will build a new home for the innocent and the righteous.
ROROD: Today, Renfyr dies. throws Ring of the Crown Prince to the ground Tomorrow, you will remember us as heroes.
ALAMAR: throws Shield of Thornbrook to the ground Today, Thornbrook dies. But Renfyr is not dead. Renfyr is the Queen’s love for her people, and so long as her people turn their faces to the sun, the Queensland shall be ours. Honor to the Sunblessed!
MERIDA and ROROD: drawing weapons Honor to the Sunblessed!
ALASHEA: raising staff Our might by our will!
DUVNIK: salute Everstrong!
exit MERIDA, ROROD, ALASHEA, and DUVNIK along with SOLDIERS
ALAMAR: to audience And remember you we shall. Together, no matter our banners before, the Pillars will always remember the Sunblessed Plains.