Written by Jens Richard.
Art by Nathan Mc. Williams and Chita
Welcome to the kingdom of Yellowrod, the small isolated island surrounded by brutal sea and deadly sharp cliffs.
A Kingdom ruled by the Human White King who tries to keep the balance between all its citizens. That isn't always an easy task when you have the entire world's species and cultures represented in a tight space. Here you will find The Humans with not only their cultural conflicts but also the people of Goblins, Elves, Foxes, Rabbits, and even a pack of the giant Wolves who claim to carry the will of The Moon Dragon.
Yellowrod is what Carøe, the official reporter to the Elven High Queen, wrote in one of his scrolls: "You found no other small place, with that many troubles, like Yellowrod."This is one of his scrolls.
The scrolls of Carøe to her holiness The High Queen:
A report to understand the living at Yellowrod, under the title of:
"Little trouble maker."
My dear High Queen, I must report the fantastic little story that has come to my attention from the center of the island in a small Human village named Wood Town. The village is most known for the caring and appreciated farmer and his wife that operates the location. (I failed their names, so I will call them by their profession. Humans tend to care more about what they accomplish than who they are.)
One day Farmer-man and Farmer-wife found their valuable crops damaged beyond rehabilitation. The field was disturbed, stumped, and run over by their bull, all of which a bypassing Goblin tried to ride the creature. The poor bull was exhausted, confused, and on top of one of the four main buildings' rooftops.
The devoted employees on the farm were desperately struggling to get it down from its unnatural position as the newest resident at Wood Town, Tina The Rabbit, was seen by my informant to walk sadly over the shattered field, looking at the traumatic result of the event. Decent and naive as the Rabbits are, she even tried bringing some wheat crops to stand, but it was all torn apart.
Gratefully the Human Knight Amir and his four Knights of Yellowrod had seized the Goblin troublemaker before any significant havoc or destruction occurred. Farmer and Farmer Wife moved toward them with a bag of carrots as they were on their way on their mounts, with the Goblin lashed on Knight Tank's back. The Goblin was hanging with a vague body while pulling his tongue. He disapproved of the end of his bull ride.
Farmer-man was slightly ashamed as he handed over a bag of carrots to Knight Amir as payment.
Quote: "Here, sir Amir. I'm sorry I can't pay you with gold, but we are forever grateful for your services."
As I have noticed before, the reasonable Amir might be the Captain of the Knights, but he always listens for guidance, particularly from the senior Knight Rodolfo. In this case, Rodolfo did not speak but nodded in the direction of Tina, and Amir refunded the carrots to Farmer-man with kind words.
Quote: "Please give my carrots to the Tina. If possible, you need her to be happy and let her white magic help you."
That is another instance of how the with-born Human selfishness does not apply to the Knights.
Farmer-man took the carrots back from Amir as Tina came to hold Farmer-wife's hand. Farmer-wife was thoughtful and portrayed herself with hope to her husband as she responded to Amir.
Quote: "Thank you, sir Knight, you are too kind. We will bring gifts to you and the White King when we return to King City with a new harvest."
That is also a very inconsistent Human behavior to be giving at this point where loss is at its fullest. I report that there are non-selfish exceptions for the species beyond the Knights.
At this point, the bull unexpectedly got louder as it disagreed with the methods of the employees struggling to assist it down from the rooftop. The Goblin launched a laugh, which was not in the acceptance of Knight Tank. I must desire to ask for forgiveness for the phrases to come. According to my informant, they are the certain words spoken as he yelled at the Goblin and whirled his elbow around to strike a blow in his face.
Quote: "SHUT UP! Or you ride home with your head up my horse's ass!"
Lucky for the Goblin, he was one of the smarter of his examples and used all his tactical mastery to calculate that laughing was not the best preference and silenced himself. Knight Anne, whom I have witnessed teach Knight Tank some manners, was giving up as Knight Daisuke struggled to support her with even worse words.
Quote: "Don't worry, Anne, he will not be that cruel to his horse..."
Farmer-wife shared her worry for the little green person (and the horse) with the Knight.
Quote: "Please don't harm him. Normally we have good relations with the Goblins, and they trade with us. It's just this one who was troubled."
Amir eases her troubled mind.
Quote: "No worries, we will return him to the wasteland and let the Goblin Shaman deal with him."
As I earlier have reported, Amir comprehends the Goblins more than any others on this island. He has been the result of peace between Humans and Goblins since the past Goblin War, where he also redeemed the promised one, The Rabbit, known as the Darkborn.
(Note to the Darkborn rapport, I still retain limited data to provide a complete picture of the Humans intentions toward her. I even suspect Princess Elvira that you have stationed here at Yellowrod, to know more than she tells me.)
As the Knights rode off at The Elven Road, Farmer-wife broke down crying and fell on her knees and hands in the dirt. Her confidence was gone, and fear of the future was all she had. She asked her beloved husband.
Quote: "How? Just how are we supposed to get back on our feet from this? And get the bull down again?"
Here is when the story presents its significant twist.
Farmer-man watched his destroyed fields and noticed Tina with her ears all down. He got anxious about the consequences if her Rabbit's fragile nature could turn her Dark after an event like this. He was delighted to have a Rabbit living with all the possibilities she could bring, but now, he had nothing to offer next to broken dreams.
Farmer-man approached Tina with a heavy heart.
Quote: "I'm so sorry, Tina. I'm sorry that you moved out here and had to experience this. I will gladly help you move to another village or back to King City. We hoped we could give you a safe and happy place, but we are not worthy of having a Rabbit with us. We can't…."
The quote ended because he realized that no one was listening to him.
Tina was on her knees in front of Farmer-wife, who was still on her knees. Tina put her forehead against hers.
White magic sparkled from Tina as she spoke:
Quote: "I feel your pain."
Farmer-wife stopped her sad crying and looked up at Tina. Everything around them shined bright, and the miracle occurred with her accepting words.
Quote: "I feel you too."
The world around Tina and Famer-wife blurred for them. Their souls had become one.
Oh, my dear High Queen, how we Elves have longed for this experience. We might be the supreme race to be born with the Moon Magic, but never have we achieved what only Humans can accomplish, to soulbond with the Rabbits and be one with their pure White Magic.
Farmer-wife hugged Tina with all her love that was returned with greater love from her.
Quote Farmer-wife: "Thank you for sharing your soul with me..."
Quote Tina: "...and thank you for sharing yours with me."
Farmer-wife and Tina's souls now feel the joy and pain of every memory in their lives. The good and the bad.
Farmer-wife felt why Tina came to them, and it scared her.
Quote:" I feel your whole life now, you got heartbroken by the evil woman in that "bad" house. So you moved out of King City to turn Dark?"
Tina shared Framer-wife's fear but returned it with her natural hope and happiness.
Quote: "I felt the Dark Magic raising within me, and I was ready to seek solitude and let the darkness take over to die by my sorrow. But then I met you."
(Note for this report, I am still investigating what "Bad House" Tina was coming from.)
Tina and Farmer-wife returned to reality. They sat in the dirt where a carrot suddenly grew between their fingers and popped up from the soil by their magic.
Farmer-man witnessed the miracle and spontaneously burst out his joy as he pointed at the growing carrot with big googling eyes.
Quote: "Wow. Did you two just soulbond? Look! We are saved!"
Then he started to dance happily around like a silly Human.
Farmer-wife was happy too but noticed their bull on the rooftop and asked with concerns.
Quote: "How are we getting that bull down?"
Tina smiled and replied.
Quote: "With magic."
End of report.
Yours Carøe, may the Moonshine be with you, my High Queen.
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