“Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.”
The Dundragon and the Kor families, old blood within the Realm of Orcs, have been disputing about the land between their castles for generations. Attempts at quelling this squabble have only ended in further animosity, as the patriarchs refuse to listen to each other and merely wage their petty war as they have been taught for decades. This fight has culminated in each family developing explosive devices, intended to mimic the magical blast of a fireball, leading to more danger and strife.
The young daughters of both families have been meeting in secret, a kinship forming between the two despite the years of feuding between the families. Careful as they were, both of their fathers discovered this secret solidarity and sent guards to retrieve the young women. In the shadows of night, the guards clashed and grabbed the daughters, but once away from the quarrel they discovered each side had taken the wrong woman. Each daughter was been held hostage, fathers refusing to relinquish until their daughters returned.
As tensions and tempers rose adventurers of the realm were called in to quell the dispute. Bombs and ballista were armed, fireballs and curses flung; the fighting was long as each father demanded the return of their daughter.
One team of adventurers managed to smuggle Dundragon’s daughter out of Kor’s castle and hold off Kor’s forces. After hours of fighting and fathers fretting, Kor signed over his claim on the land to secure his daughters safe return. The sun set as both fathers scolded their daughters, generations of fighting extinguished in one day.
Post, video and photo by Marie Lupia
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
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