Coronation of Sörel
After the Battle of the Maniac, Panïka was left with no leader. The former queen, Rämba the Widow enlisted the help of Redyo the Reverent to find a new king. Redyo created a puzzle deemed unsolvable by the general public. The only person who managed to figure it out was Redyo's own student, Sörel.
Sörel was made king somehow. It is generally believed that the myth is the same as reality, excepting that Redyo never created any puzzle, and Rämba went to Redyo for advice, with Redyo pointing to his student as a worthy successor to Këso the Maniac.
It's a well-known myth within the Panïk empire. In other lands, it is less common, but still fairly well-known for a myth about a different nation.
Variations & Mutation
The puzzle seems to vary a lot. Some texts just say "a puzzle" and leave it at that. Some have it that Redyo simply played a game of Yembo, a board game invented by Redyo. This would explain Sörel's "strategist" epithet, as Sörel was generally considered a more pacifistic leader. Some say Redyo designed the game specifically so that Sörel would be the only one to solve it and become king.
- Date of First Recording
- 40 ET (first known written recording)
- Date of Setting
- 0 ET (occurrence of event)
- Telling / Prose
- Ballad of Sörel
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