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The Prince And The Siren by silas24(m): 11:52am On Oct 08, 2019
Chapter 1

In the land of Igodomigodo centuries ago, there was a great king called Namuna. He was a true warrior and he expanded the borders of his kingdom beyond even that which his ancestors before him could achieve. The name Igodomigodo inspired awe and fear in all that heard it as it became synonymous with battle and conquest. Besides his numerous conquests, his reign was mostly peaceful.
But this story is not about king Namuna's adventures but that of his first son, crown prince Ehi. Prince Ehi was born to the king by his 7th wife after years without a male heir. The young woman unfortunately died soon after childbirth and the boy was left to palace minders for his upbringing. Soon after his birth however, three other wives were delivered of male children and as usual, a scuffle over who would succeed the king began. Poor Ehi was expected to die and the other wives paid him no mind. However at age 6 it bece obvious that the boy was not going to die of natural causes much to their disappointment.

In the land of Igodomigodo, it was a taboo for the crown prince to die before his father. The kings before had fortified their households against any diabolical attack targeted at their heirs through series of bloody sacrifices. The only way for such attacks to work was for the child to be unnamed as the crown Prince. Apart from this, no sane medicine man would work against the royal house. Since Ehi was the first born and was not showing signs like cowardice or sickliness which would have lead to loss of his position, they could only resort to physical attacks.

Once again, palace politics protected him. No one could really say they trusted anyone else, thus plotting to kill the Prince was just too risky.
As a result of the above factors, the other queens could only fortify their own children while praying for something bad to happen to Ehi, thereby paving the way for their own children.

Ehi grew up to be a lonely child. As royalty, he wasn't supposed to associate with commoners and since the other queens refused to let him play with their kids, he entertained himself by slipping out of the palace and exploring the town alone. Since he was "grown up" and had no need for serious supervision, he normally got away with it. Those who noticed didn't care enough to do something about it and with his dad often gone on battle campaigns, he was free to do as he pleased.

Unlike typical palaces which were in the middle of town, the palace was on one edge of main city. Behind it was a sacred forest where the king went to offer sacrifices. Ehi started exploring the forest little by little. He learned to use a sling and crude traps to catch small animals and birds for fun.

One day he wandered far into the forest and came across a small hidden footpath. He started on the path and suddenly he heard the most beautiful thing ever. A girl was singing and the sound of the song took him to cloud nine. His feet moved on their own and he walked with his eyes closed till a came across a crystal clear stream. His eyes opened when his feet touched the water and he saw a beautiful girl with very long hair bathing in the stream with her back to him. She stopped singing a few moments later and turned to face the intruder. Seeing him, she did what every girl in her position would do.

She screaaaaammed!!!!!!.
Re: The Prince And The Siren by Wane2(m): 1:52am On Oct 10, 2019
Following, keeps it coming. I hope you can keep up with two stories.
Re: The Prince And The Siren by silas24(m): 1:20pm On Oct 13, 2019
Thanks bro. I'll try to.
Re: The Prince And The Siren by silas24(m): 1:20pm On Oct 13, 2019
Chapter 2

Naturally the poor boy was very embarrassed now that he wasn't under the spell of the music. However he was at a loss for what to do and remained standing there.
When she noticed he wasn't turning away, she ran to the bank of the small stream and put on her shawl.
Turning back, she decided to give him a chewing out which he deserved but stopped short when she noticed the mark on the side of his face which marked him as royalty. Two factors made her sure he was no ordinary citizen. One, the king bore a similar mark on his face and two, this part of the forest was off-limits to anyone but the King. Her mother told her that anyone that came too close to these parts would be driven mad instantly by the spirits of the forest. Unfortunately the same powers that kept others out also kept her in. Her mother had told her that she was never to leave the forest or she would die. She was the embodiment of a covenant between the king and Azen the brutal god of war.
Her entire life had been spent inside the forest and she knew no one but her mother and the dwarf who attended to them. Everything she knew, she learnt from her mother. The dwarf never spoke more than two words at a time. She knew his main duty was to keep her from leaving. Everyday her mother would educate her on the mysteries of the world, about the deities good and bad and why it was important for them to remain here in the forest.

"When you get older you'll understand just how important we are for the survival of Igodomigodo. Most may not know of our sacrifice and you may have no memory of the land which you sacrifice so much for but trust me you will understand everything in due time"

Them her mother would sing to her and rock her to sleep in their large hut hidden away in the forest. Food was regularly supplied to them and only the best of everything was given to them. Every market week, the dwarf would go to the boundary and pick it up. On days like this when her mother went to the sacred tree on the other side of the forest and the dwarf went to pick up food, she would explore the woods. It was on one such occasion she discovered this stream. She understood her custodians' routine so well that sh was always back before they returned thereby arousing no suspension. Nothing unusual had ever happened ..... Until today......
Re: The Prince And The Siren by Wane2(m): 9:22am On Oct 14, 2019
Thanks bro. I'll try to.
OK, Thanks for the update
Re: The Prince And The Siren by Wane2(m): 9:22am On Oct 14, 2019
Thanks bro. I'll try to.
OK, Thanks for the update

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