Happy Monday! I hope that everyone’s weekend was pleasant. As I promised on Friday, here is the second part to “A Brief History.” Enjoy!
Whilst his city was being built, the First King traveled the length of the land, from the sea in the west to the mountains in the east, from the icy plains in the north to the Holy City in the south. He treated with the villages and keeps of his kingdom, winning their loyalty and spreading the gods’ teachings. The Kingdom of Ibvain was formed, the First King in his castle and his governors remaining on their estates.
Thirty years did pass and it was then that Father Simea returned to his son’s dreams. Simea guided the First King deep into the Ice Plains where the people had gone unnoticed in their frozen fortress. The First King sought their allegiance and met the ruler of the Ice People, Asrid.
Asrid was a proud ruler who protected his people with all of his being. He refused to join the new nation forming in the south. He told the First King that his people had a ruler and did not need another, but that did not mean that they could not be allies. The First King was gracious in accepting Asrid’s refusal, and agreed to an alliance. To solidify this bond, Asrid’s daughter was sent with the First King back to Rusla. She was called Amaree.
Amaree was strong and brave. She went willingly to experience the ways of the Ibvains. In Rusla, she made many friends and came to have great influence over both women and men. A bond between the First King and Amaree grew and a year after their return to Rusla, they were married. Together they had eight children, Four of which did not survive past childhood. And then they had a ninth child, born in the light of the moon, a child that took his mother’s life.
The First King brought up this last child, the boy Dra, to be king.
Take care, fellow travelers!