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The Titan’s story (White Kings Rook and pawns)

The Titan was a solitary creature that was more than happy to stay put and watch time pass by.
It was as old as the land that it was part of, and contrary to popular belief it was incredibly intelligent and wise with a huge capacity to take in and record all that happened around it.
Many years earlier armies of men had woken the Titan and asked it to pledge an allegiance to the White King, who had taken control of the lands that the Titan was quite sure belonged to itself.
After many discussions with the little man with the all the wolves and a couple of episodes of chasing sorcerers off its back, the Titan agreed to become part of the Kingdom.
It was aware that the King knew it had a weakness and the Titan declared that in order to be a loyal and obedient ally it would need to be left to slumber and only be summoned in the case of battle. The King approved these set of conditions and in turn offered an alternative arrangement.
The Titan would have a special guard of men who would live on, protect and groom the giant rock lord until such time that its assistance was required.
Eventually the Titan discovered the King’s deceit when it’s so called protective army built large lodgings on his back and dug mines into its brain.
The Titan had been made prisoner but had not actually been informed of it.
Despite all this, the men who lived on it had aged and had families and built a home upon the Titan and in time the Titan saw them as its people, because they cared for it and kept it covered with forest, game and children.
The children, they were the Titan’s revenge on those who tried to enslave it, as they grew and became part of the landscape, they developed the ability to turn themselves into mini tornados of swirling dirt, rock and debris.
The King always ready to grasp an opportunity (some say because of abject paranoia) made it law that all people of the Titan were drafted into the army, and in order to keep tabs on them made sure they fought on his flank, just in case the Queen and the University had some dealings in this strange twist of events.
The Titan refused to trust the King, his Queen or his University with its annoying band of men with their pointy hats and their dogs.
The Titan often dwelled on the King and the first time he met him.
It was sure this wasn’t the way Angels were supposed to behave?

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Episode 7 of the ever expanding saga called the Game of Kings

Text: Danny
Art: LilyM

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rock, fantasy, ancient, chess, warrior, danny, musings, rook, titan, treachery, lilym, gok, gameofkings, game of kings, gokwriting

Comments

  • Simon Sherry
    Simon Sherryalmost 5 years ago

    Two of my favourites rom the GoK project and the story behind them – the amount of thought that both Lily and Danny have put into this particular pair of characters is fantastic – from the nod to the Persian origins of the game through to the symbiotic relationship between the rook and its pawns – great stuff imho.

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