Thurston: Huzzah! The knights will learn much of old battle techniques from these old books.
Ruler: Yeah, who knew the library had so much to offer! Hey, look over here, Thurston. Why is this part of the library closed off? Everything's covered in dust.
Thurston: Who knows, my liege! The books probably lack illustrations.
Ruler: Hey, Thurston. Check this out... *The Council's Rules and Regulations of the Realm* What is this?
Thurston: I...uh... Nothing, my liege! Let's just put that back shall we?
Ruler: Why're you being so weird? It says here that all laws of the land shall be determined by the council after say of the true king, King Brian III. King Brian III? There used to be another ruler?
Thurston: My liege..please...it is nothing. Just leave it...
Ruler: What do you mean? This could answer so many questions! Like where did I come from? How did I get here?
Ruler: Hey, Old Thomas! I found this strange book. here, take a look.
Old Thomas: Oh my... Where did you find this, Young Ruler?
Ruler: In the library.
Old Thomas: How much did you read?
Ruler: Enough to know that I need answers. What's this all about? Who's this King Brian III?
Old Thomas: Ah.. I knew this day might come. The Old Kings' history would no doubt be hard to bury forever...
Ruler: The Old King?
Old Thomas: He ruled this land many years ago...
Ruler: What happened to him?
Old Thomas: Some say he went mad...others say he was overtaken by greed and evil. Either way, you needn't worry about it, Young Ruler.
Ruler: But who's the Council?
Old Thomas: They used to protect this realm, they were the only ones who could overturn the laws or directions of the Old King.
Ruler: Do any of them still live here?
Old Thomas: The last member was seen years ago, shortly after the Old King was banished.
Ruler: Where did they live?
Ruler: Hmm... It seems whoever lives here is long gone...
Thurston: Indeed, my liege. Now, maybe we should go...
Ruler: Wait, look here, Thurston...a letter... *Dearest Joshua...It is good news the child has been delivered. You must make sure at all costs they remain safe in the mainlands of the realm. Find the realm's strongest knight.* The child? Is that me?
Ruler: Thurston? What is this?
Thurston: My liege, I think it best you leave things be. This is all for your own protection...
Ruler: Do you know about this Thurston? Are you this knight?
Thurston: I...I... Well, the funny thing is, you're the one who ended up saving me... I was but in my delicates out there in the Glimmerwood.
Ruler: Take me to this Old King.
Thurston: My liege, I'm sworn to protect you. I cannot take you to such a dangerous place.
Ruler: Then I'll go alone.
Thurston: My liege, wait... I... I will accompany you.
Ruler: This castle is huge...and so empty... Here, look, another letter... *As members of the council and protectors of the realm, we hereby banish King Brian III, also known as the Old King, to the Island of Audra for crimes committed against the realm.*
Thurston: Not a bad place to be banished to. His new castle is quite lovely.
Ruler: What were his crimes against the realm?
Thurston: Only the council truly knows, by liege. Something to do with dark magic.
Ruler: And where are they? Why did they disappear?
Thurston: Their duty is to protect the realm. They had to make sure the Old King would never leave the Island of Audra.
Ruler: So they're here?
Thurston: I'm not sure, my liege. Their chambers have been empty since...well...
Ruler: Since me?
Thurston: The day you arrived was the day we saw the last of them. I was sworn to protect you no matter what, as you are the future of our realm.
Ruler: But...where...where did I come from? Why don't I remember?
Thurston: That I know not, my liege. I only know I am to protect you. I am sorry I kept this from you, but I knew it was for the best.
Ruler: It's alright, Thurston.
Thurston: Ah, it feels good to be home. Doesn't it, my liege?
Ivy: Hey, you two!
Thurston: Good day, Miss Ivy. Nice to see you again.
Ruler: Hey Ivy...
Ivy: What's wrong? You look kind of glum.
Thurston: I know what well perk you up, my liege! Here, follow me! To the tavern!
Ruler: So...does everyone know?
Thurston: Not exactly... I mean, everyone knows you're special my liege... I'm not sure any of us know exactly where you came from. Only the council would know that... As young as you may be, you're already a better ruler than the Old King ever was.
Ruler: I wish I knew were they were... the Island of Audra is so big, and we've encountered many dangers there before. I need answers.
Thurston: My liege...behind you...
Ruler: What is it, Thurston?
Thurston: Do you see that man? Is he watching us? ...
Ruler: Who is that?
Thurston: I know not, my liege, but I have a bad feeling about him. I've never seen him here before...
Ruler: Look, he's leaving. Let's follow him!
Thurston: My liege, wait!
Ruler: Who was that?
Thurston: They were no amateur with that bow...
Ruler: And they seem to know their way around the realm.
Thurston: They've completely vanished. Wait a minute...
Ruler: What is it, Thurston?
Thurston: This farm... It used to belong to Sir Joshua of the Council. It couldn't be... Why would he come back to the realm?
Ruler: Maybe he saw us sneaking around the Old King's castle.
Thurston: I fear we may have stepped on some toes, my liege.
Thurston: Old Thomas, we need your help. I believe a member of the Council caught us snooping in the Old King's castle.
Old Thomas: The Old King's castle? Why in the realm were you there???
Ruler: It was my fault, Old Thomas. I made him escort me. I need to find the council, I need to know were I came from.
Old Thomas: I feared this day would come... I guess it is only right to let you learn the realm's true history and your role in it.
Ruler: What do you know, Old Thomas?
Old Thomas: This is information that I myself cannot bestow upon you. You must seek out the Council for the truth.
Thurston: But Old Thomas...the dangers...
Old Thomas: We cannot stop our Young Ruler from following their destiny, Sir Thurston. We can only guide them along their way. To safely pass through the forests of the Island of Audra, you will need a few supplies. I might also suggest taking a few knights alongside you.
Thurston: I can rally them at once!
Ruler: Alright, I guess this is happening. It's time to find out the truth!
Ruler: Alright, I think we've got everything.
Ivy: Wait! Wait! You can't journey to the Island of Audra without protection. here, help me prepare a brew! It's spell will protect you on your travels.
Ruler: Couldn't hurt!
Ivy: Alright, first we're going to need some hairs from a wild beast...
Ruler: Oh boy...
Thurston: Are you ready, my liege?
Ruler: As ready as I'll ever be...
Thurston: To the Council Chambers we go!
Thurston: Alright, here we are.
Ruler: Whoa...this place is huge. Look at all these books!
Thurston: These are all the old laws.
Adrienne: Who enters the Council Chambers?
Thurston: Lady Adrienne... It is I, Sir Thurston of the Glimmerwood.
Adrienne: What brings you to the Island of Audra? No one from the Glimmerwood is supposed to leave its shores.
Thurston: There is someone here to see you. I believe you're going to want to speak with them...