I decided that since there’s a bit of a story running through Medieval-A-Thon, that I would post weekly updates in the form of a diary! A lot of the overarching plot points and graphics come from the Medieval-A-Thon Twitter page, which was fun to incorporate into this post.
Day 1 – Here I am, stuck in this cold, overcrowded prison cell. Some people have managed to escape, but not me. I know why I’m here, of course, I’m guilty of the same crime that so many of my fellow prisoners are, having an out of control TBR. They say that if I start reading, and start getting things under control, that I can get out of here, and that great titles could be in my future. Also, where are my clothes?
Day 2 – They say that the people who are escaping are becoming peasants. I wonder what it’s like being a peasant? I don’t know how I’m going to get out of here, so I’ll just read this orange book to pass the time.
When I finally finished the orange book, a fox crept up beside me. I’ve heard rumours of animals coming to help prisoners escape, so I decided to follow it. I’m free from prison now, so I guess that makes me a peasant. The fox hasn’t left my side, and I’m hoping it can help me find some clothes soon.
Day 3 – I still don’t have any clothes, but I started a new book. Rumour has it that it might help me acquire a green tunic. I’m going to try to finish it soon because farming without clothes on isn’t very fun.
Day 4 – I wonder what it would be like to claim this Kingdom? To become a Queen or an Emperess? Maybe the best way to do that would be to seduce the heir to the throne? I shouldn’t even be thinking about this right now; I still need to find something to wear.
When I finished the book with the green ivy on the cover, I followed my fox, and he led me to a green tunic. Inside the pocket of the tunic is a note that says I’m officially a squire. I don’t know what a squire is, but I’m sure having clothing will help. I wonder when the other people in the Kingdom will find something to wear?
Day 5 – If someone had told me that being a squire involved carrying stuff for knights all day, I would have stayed a peasant. But maybe not, because rumour has it that there’s a swarm of locusts coming, and I don’t want to deal with that either. Maybe tonight I’ll do some more reading and try to figure out how to get a weapon.
Day 6 – More reading and more heavy lifting for the knights. While I was carrying stuff for the knights, I started to daydream about castles. I think I would want something yellow, with a little bit of green and brown. Nothing too tall, but still has a lot of room. I also decided that I’m going to name my fox Lucky, he did save me from prison, and I have a vague recollection of there being a video game fox named Lucky.
Day 7 – Today, I was determined to be done with this squire nonsense, and I read the 150 pages left in my romance book. When I put the book down, Lucky led me to a bow and arrow, and I knew that I was finally done with this squire nonsense. I’m finally a Knight, even though I feel more like Robin Hood in this outfit. Oh well, at least the Kingdom is peaceful today, despite all the naked people running around with weapons and animals.
Day 8 – I think Lucky is getting lonely, and I should try to get him an animal friend. Maybe I’ll try to get him a dog, the Fox and the Hound is a movie after all.
Day 9 – Another quiet day of Knighting. Things are peaceful in the Kingdom, and no one seems to be concerned about all the prisoners escaping. I still don’t have a friend for Lucky yet, but maybe that will change tomorrow.