marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

consequences

The muse goes happily along, sometimes, without thinking things through.

For instance, she suggests that the king has political problems because he's supposed to be a knight -- and in an order that has magical powers, paladin-like.  And who could foment trouble over it.

The thing she does not bring up is that I know there is only one knight left.  (At that point.)  Naturally, some character will suggest that he's obviously the rightful king.

Not the knight himself, that wouldn't be in his character.  Not to mention that he has no talent for the job, and it would entail riding herd on a group of people who decided very quickly that he was a warlock, since he could imitate the legendary powers.  (Like most people, they can handle the intellectual contradiction of the king's  not being a knight for the lack of them, and the knight's being a warlock for having them, very easily, especially when there's something in it for them.)

But someone with clout enough to be serious would probably bring it up, and never mind that he has no connection with the royal family at all.

sigh.

I'll let him revolt at the very notion -- and demand that those pressing it obey him, if they really believe it.
Tags: idea development, politics, world-building: magic (effects), world-building: royalty
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