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The PARVERIAN TALES Issue #13
by Mike Jordan

~FEATURING~
"THE PENTECOST KING"
Part FIVE


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PARVERIAN TALES
ISSUES #1-2

THE PARVERIAN TALES Vol. 2 No. 13  2015 is published by BIG RED A PRESS, 18 Arnold Dr. Lisbon, Me. 04250 of which, Mike Jordan is the sole owner and operator.  The main contents of this book are 2015 by Michael Jordan.  "The Pentecost King" is 1998 by Michael Jordan.    Any similarities between any of the characters in this publication and any person, living of dead, is purely coincidental-except for practically every other character in this story, depending on how much of the old legends you choose to believe.

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KAY, IF WE'VE SAID IT ONCE, WE'VE SAID IT-UH-WELL, AT LEAST FOUR TIMES.  READ THE DARNED BOOK BEFORE READING THIS SECTION!  THAT'S ALL THE WARNING YOU'RE GETTING FROM US ABOUT THE POTENTIAL SPOILERS.
     AGAIN, WE'VE BEEN HEARING A LOT ABOUT HOW THIS, DESPITE ALL MR. J.'S POSTURING, ISN'T A TRUE RETELLING OF THE ARTHURIAN LEGEND.  WELL, AGAIN, WE NEVER SAID IT WAS A RETELLING.  WE SAID WE WERE USING IT AS A BASIS FOR THE PT STORY, AND THIS, THE FTWWTK, IS ALL JUST TO KEEP THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT WHAT WAS BORROWED FROM THE OLD STORIES AND WHAT WAS NEW.  AND, WITH THAT HAVING BEEN SAID...
     THE STUFF ON BOARD THE SHIP IS PURELY PT, UNTIL THEY START TALKING ABOUT RITHO.  HE ACTUALLY RESIDED IN THE TOWN OF ARAVIA IN SNOWDONIA, AND MR. J. TOOK ARTISTIC LIBERTIES AND COMBINED THAT WITH THE LEGEND OF THERE BEING A BEVY OF GIANTS (REGARDLESS OF THE TWINS' STATEMENT ABOUT THE SHORTAGE OF LOCAL GIANTS) UNDER CASTLE RUSHEN ON THE NEARBY ISLE OF MAN (DEFEATED AND IMPRISONED BY MERLIN), MAKING HIS HOME BASE AN ISLAND SOMEWHERE BETWEEN REINCE'S TWO STRONGHOLDS.  THE LITTLE BLURB FROM BALAN ABOUT CORINEUS AND TRINOVANTUM WAS FROM THE OLD STORIES, AS WAS THE FACT THAT RITHO HAD THE SWORD OF HERCULES; EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE FIRST SCENE WAS STRAIGHT FROM MR. J.'S FEBRILE IMAGINATION. 
     IN VALERIAN'S SCENE, MORGAN'S MENAGERIE IS ABOUT THE ONLY THING PULLED FROM THE OLD STORIES.  THE INMATES THAT SHE KEPT THERE, INCLUDING SIAAHR'S NEW PAL, WERE EXTRAPOLATION, AS WAS THE FACT THAT SHE WAS CAPTURING AND HOLDING KNIGHTS, ROUND TABLE OR OTHERWISE.  MORGAN WAS VERY CAPABLE OF CASTING SPELLS; IN FACT, WE'VE KIND OF REINED IN HER MAGICAL ABILITIES IN OUR STORY.  AS ONE OF THE FAERIE FOLK, SHE WAS ABLE TO FLY AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE MADE HER TOO FORMIDABLE, AND IT HAD BEEN BANDIED IN SOME STORIES THAT HER ORIGINS WERE DRAWN FROM THE GODDESS MODRON.  THE REFERENCE TO THE SIXTEEN YEARS THAT SHE'S BEEN WAITING FOR REVENGE REFERS BACK TO WHEN SHE WAS MARRIED OFF TO URIENS (AND SOME STORIES SAY SENT TO A NUNNERY) BY HER STEP-FATHER, UTHER, THE RECENTLY DECEASED HIGH KING.
     IN GWENYTH'S SCENE, ALL THE STUFF WITH HAMO (ALTHOUGH HE IS NAMED AFTER CLAUDIUS' CHIEF OF STAFF-THE ONE WHO KILLED GUIDERIUS) IS STRAIGHT PT, EXCEPT FOR THE REFERENCES TO URIENS' AND MORGAN'S CASTLES AND THEIR LOCATIONS, RESPECTIVELY.  AT LUDGATE, KARDENS AND EGGLAME ARE CHARACTERS FROM THE LEGENDS, BUT USED HERE WAY OUT OF CONTEXT AND TIMEFRAME.  THE STORY OF MERLIN AND ARTHUR TAKING KARDEN'S HORSES, THEREFORE, DIDN'T HAPPEN, BUT WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE SCENES CONCERNING IT, ARTHUR'S DEFEAT OF THE MISCREANT KNIGHT (TO BE INTRODUCED IN ISSUE 15) WITH EXCALIBUR, GAINED WITH MERLIN'S HELP, WAS DEFINITELY PART OF THE OLD STORIES, BUT OCCURRED MUCH LATER THAN THIS IN THE ORIGINAL TIMELINE.
     IN THE FINAL SCENE, EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT REINCE HAD A CASTLE IN IRELAND (BEING A KING OF BOTH THE EMERALD ISLE AND NORTH WALES) AND THAT ST. PATRICK GOT RID OF ALL THE SNAKES IN IRELAND, IT'S ALL DYED IN THE WOOL PT.  ARTHUR DID GO AFTER THE BEARD COLLECTING MONARCH, BUT IT WAS A BIT LATER IN HIS CAREER THAN THIS PLACES IT.
     MORE OF KEEPING OUR STAFF ON THE UP AND SQUARE NEXT MONTH.

SO, UNTIL THEN           
KEEP PUNCHIN'         
   

MIKE JORDAN                   
LISBON, ME.                    
 NOV. 2015                        

  AND, FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT, ANOTHER SCENE THAT DIDN'T GO QUITE AS PLANNED THE FIRST TIME AROUND.  IS IT JUST ME OR DO ALL THE MISTAKES SEEM TO CENTER AROUND FOOD OF SOME SORT.  WEIRD. 

 

 

FOR THOSE WHO REALLY WANT TO KNOW 

 

     MR. J. USED A BOAT LOAD OF PHOTO REFERENCES FOR THIS ISSUE, SO, MOUTH CLOSED, EYES FRONT, AND WE'LL TRY TO GET THROUGH THEM AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.  THE GREEK RUINS ON ARAVIA WERE BASED ON THE TEMPLE OF POSEIDON AT CAPE SOUNION IN GREECE, AND THE OVERLOOK TO THE BEACH WERE THEY FOUND RITHO'S FOOTPRINTS IS A COVE AT PALEOKASTRISTA, ASLO IN GREECE.  MORGAN'S MENAGERIE WAS HELPED ALONG BY PHOTOS OF THE ROYAL STABLES IN CORDOBA, SPAIN.  THE SHORE SCENE FOR WHEN THE BOYS ARRIVE IN IRELAND IS THE COUMEENOOLE STRAND IN COUNTY KERRY, AND RIENCE'S CASTLE IS ACTUALLY A SIMPLIFICATION OF THE CASTLE CHILLON IN SWITZERLAND ON THE SHORES OF LAKE GENEVA.  ALSO, WE'VE ADDED A COUPLE OF COOL REFERENCE BOOKS TO OUR GROWING LIBRARY.  THE DK BOOK ON HORSES, THE KINGFISHER ILLUSTRATED HORSE AND PONY ENCYCLOPEDIA, THE CITY BOOK BY MACAULEY (WHICH WE HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO USE-YET), AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, A BOOK CALLED GREAT CASTLES BY PETER ROBERTS.            

 

 

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