and the stolen crown
The woman grinned at her comrades, "did you do it captain?" one of them asked. Instead of answering she pulled her hand forth from behind her back. In her hand she held a crown made of iridecent metal and adorned with hundreds of precious stones. The crown itself, the Crown of the First King was in her hand.
The Legend of Captain Sandbrook
The kids were sitting around the fire on the logs, the entire village had showed up, even the elderly. Tonight was the longest night of the year, and as tradition held it in the town, everyone would stay up to see the sun rise. The town's oldest member had just finished telling the story of how his father and a group of friends settled down and founded the village they all now lived and thrived in.
Another town member sat down in the chair, ready to tell his story. "It is the year 263 after the founding of our Kingdom" he started his story, a murmur went through the kids as they knew what story was to come. "A ship was on the sea and the late king Durmont was on board, rest his soul."
The man looked around at his audience, the kids were already staring at him with joy and excitement in their eyes. He continued the story; "It was getting late, and the guards didn't see the other ship getting nearer, nor did they see the figure swimming towards their boat."
"Captain Sandbrook!" one of the kids whispered with excitement. "Exactly, small one, the person in the water was indeed her. The infamous pirate called captain Sandbrook." A collective gasp went through the kids in the crowd at the mention of her name.
"She swam through the water in the dark of the night, climbed aboard the boat and knocked out 3 guards without anyone noticing. She was a quiet and dangerous force, but she never killed. She made her way to the kings cabin, where he was over his desk with his crown on. The king heard her and the two got in a fight, the king doing everything he could. But he was simply no match for her in the sickened state he was in."
Everyone was quite, waiting for the story to continue, "She reached out, and with a loud battlecry she took the crown from the king's head. He was so stunned that she managed to do the impossible that she managed to knock him out too. With the entire ship being either asleep, injured or knocked out, captain Sandbrook made her way to her boat safely. Though she may have won over the king that day, she was cursed for the things she did. It is said that her ship went down and that everyone on board died and the crown was lost." The kids were all entranced by the story, but when the part about her death came, everyone had a sad look on their face, as if they mourned a pirate they'd never even met.
"Though the king claimed he'd seen her boat sink, some say they've seen her and the crown on the southern continent, living her best life"
Very interesting! I appreciate that the details are fuzzy and that nobody quite knows the truth.
Great images! I like that the place that "took the crown", are the ones that tell the tale the most. Good job.
Really nice art going on around here! I really enjoyed reading The Legend of Captain Sandbrook quote. Felt like I was their!
Thank you Olfg! Means a lot :)