Sunday 24th April
The Children of Echtra, their guardians, and travelers from beyond the Mists of the Faire came together to summon the Grey Prince. They would request with humility where those before them had failed with violence and were transformed into tiny hedgehogs.
As the children and visitors sang, danced, and gave tribute to the Grey Prince the bonfire grew stronger and stronger.
Everyone could feel the magic at work as the ritual stones began to glow brilliantly igniting one after the other. Hope was returning until the bonfire appeared to crumble.
Hope was lost, only four of the stones had activated. But their guardians assured them that the wood was no longer necessary to make the fire of hope burn. The fire continued to grow until all six stones had activated.
Finally the giant figure of the Grey Prince appeared in the skies for everyone to behold. He spoke of how the joyous ritual had restored the memory of the time when he was the Winter Prince. Long ago he took turns regulating the seasons beside his sister the Summer Princess who has been lost and forgotten.
After she had departed he took up her burden to hold Winter and Summer in balance, and became the Grey Prince. He was overwhelmed by the burden and how much he missed his sister and Gloom began. His final words before vanishing was how he missed his sister.
Remembering the second broken statue in the village, the group made their way to the landmark. There was nothing they could do now for the destroyed statue. The Guardians and others sensitive to the unnatural stone would search for the pieces while a watch was kept upon the remaining fragments.
The Gypsy Queen came again. This time not to tell, but to show of the birth of the Blood King. As Martine was serving refreshments to the various heroes and villains coming to learn of the Blood King’s origin, Belial stormed in threatening to rob them all and claimed that the Gypsy and Martine were lying. The Gypsy then opened a portal to the past allowing those that had come to see the battle of heaven and hell and where the Blood King was born.
As the group watched the battle of one particular angel and demon, they saw in the corner that the blood that had fallen from the two had begun to pool and form into the Blood King; formed from endless hate and pain from both angels and demons that had fallen in the great battle.
The Blood King had only one desire – destruction of all creation. It formed it’s armor from the bones of angels and poison from their tears. It was truly an abomination walking the earth only to bring death and destruction. As the scene ended the Gypsy proclaimed her strength was gone and she would need time to recover. She told the various heroes and villains that were assembled to come back Monday and she would deliver a plan to defeat the Blood King once and for all. Hopefully it won’t be too late…
Join us in Dangarnon for the next exciting chapter of The Rise of the Blood King on Monday, April 25th at 2pm slt.
Today the Children of Ecthra and their gaurdians gather together to share Tall Tales of their realm. What they heard of the Grey Prince, their lost Summer and Winter, and how their land came under their curse.
Join us at 2pm SLT in Echtra
as we share our stories and learn what must be done to save the realm from this dreary gloom that has covered this once beautiful realm.