In a fantasy kingdom, a peasant points dramatically at a ragged young hero wearing a shiny pendant with a sigil on it. A friend stands next to the hero.
Peasant: Look – he wears the sigil of our long-lost ruler!
A large crowd has gathered around the hero and their friend as a herald makes an announcement.
Herald: Rejoice, for our monarch has returned!
The friend leans over to whisper to the hero.
Friend: Didn’t you buy that at a pawnshop?
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Best buy at a pawnshop, clearly…
Great one again, Bunny and Chris!
That darn pawnshop! At least that pendant’s worth something.
Could this by any chance be directed at Rings of Power? Don’t worry, it’s a rethorical question, the timing says it all.
In other words, the ruler pawned their sigil away, and the hero bought it.
I wonder of he knew, what it was worth, until now.
And the wise administrator who’s run the country for years since the monarch passed away has to step away in favor of a perfect stranger. Let’s hope that sigil grants magical leadership skills !
And immunity to assassination attempts, because chances are that administrator will not take that replacement kindly…
Maybe it is a constitutional monarchy and all the new monarch needs to do is look good while cutting ribbons and doing other ceremonial stuff.
ha. yeah – that one always provokes book-flinging impulses for me….
So lucky they don’t think he murdered the lost ruler and stealed the sigil from him.
One interesting twist is that the protagonist as the items that show they are a member of a former royal family and their would be subjects want to execute them because the monarchy was overthrown in a revolution. They like being a republic thank you very much. Down with Church and Crown.
that would be amazing. :-)
One of the better ways I’ve seen to handle such a “Sigil of Office” was in the movie Krull:
(Colwyn slips a little key out of his “Medallion of Office” and starts unlocking one of the bandit’s manacles)
Torquil: Only the king and his Lord Marshall have the keys to these manacles. You don’t look like the Lord Marshall.
Torquil: You look about the right age to be [King] Turold’s son.
Colwyn: The exact age….
Funnily enough, this happened in Discworld with Nobby Nobbs, who stole a bunch of objects that “prove” various royal lineages around the Disc.
And there’s a whole plot about him being an ACTUAL noble, which is too funny NOT to be canon.
Unfortunately, we must go this week without a comic so that Bunny’s school work doesnt devour her
Oh, don’t worry, this one was gold enough for two weeks. And it brings forth plot hooks!
I have a comic suggestion! Transformation sequences [magical girl versions or otherwise] and why villains don’t just attack during them! Maybe they’re supposed to be slowed down to pad out the run-time, I mean, for dramatic effect?
Also, I hope Bunny’s doing okay with her school work!
I’ll think about that one!
She’s doing fine – we have a new comic coming out tomorrow : )
I think the worst is over (knock on all the wood)! I appreciate the concern ;)