This river was called the Broad Road, named that because the runway of the stream was once the great road to a kingdom united in peace.
Taxes went down, villagers were provided with "king-provided" money for their endeavors ALOT easier than when the kingdoms were seperated thus causing the united kingdom of (spell name here) to flourish beyond any other kingdom in the land.
Otherwise, the Throne, the heir and their legacy would surely fall to the next most power hungry man.
Chapter 1: The Agathan And Mason.
The king was afraid his son, Brad, might lead the kingdom back to the dark ages, where the Mason Order and Agathan Kingdom were at war, leading village raids daily, plundering, and killing..
Luckily for the Queen, Her brother Malric, had a daughter with he's countess (whatever name); a daugther only few years younger than the Agathan Prince Brad.. And her name was; Jade.
Jade spent most of her time playing around in the mason side of the kingdom (west side), making everyone a friend, even the mere peasants knew there was something very special about Jade, she was much too kind for a Mason family member, and rumors spread she might one day lead the mason into a glorious age of prosperity and happiness, the only thing preventing this of course, was her father Malric.
He. Must, Be, King... only then can the treant "break" the curse.
Brad Objected, telling he's father they are both WAY too young to be wowed, but the king (name) once again, ignored brads objections and forced he's son back to his corridors.
Prince Brad was taken with a battalion of knights towards the mason lands (through the crossroad seperating the eastern(Mason)/western(Agathan) and southern(primary) kingdom) against his will.
*walking on the road, 60% way to the crossing*
Brad: "guys, im only 17, i am not at all ready to marry some girl who is even younger than me" D:
(knight1): "But Sire, you will quickly learn that if you do not go there, not only will you miss the girl of your life, but also you will greatly dissappoint your father."
(knight2): "AND WHO DO YOU THINK THE KING BEHEADS FIRST IF HE REALISES WE ARE HELPING YOU DEFY HIM!?"
(knight3): "*Yawn* Yep... we simply can't allow it mate.. it would be the end of us" :(
Brad: "oh come on guys, my father is no devil... he woulndn't execute you for helping me get away from a little - cavalry?"
*Brad is laughing*
*knights yell at brad to calm down and stop wrecking havoc*
*Brad ignores them*
*brads horse runs wild due to the chaos*
*Brad laughs it off*
*Brad gets distanced from he's soldiers who immediatly start a search for him*
Chapter 4: The Curse Of The Warden.
*As Brad laughs the whole thing off and comforts he's horse with an apple picked from a nearby tree, the weather turns for the worse*
*Brad is panicing, looking around*
*vague sillhuette appears*
*lightning flares, screams of death sorrounds the shadowy figure*
*Brad rushes off calling for he's guards*
Brad: "THERE THEY ARE, TWIN! (Horse's name) GO!"
*rides like there is no tomorrow*
(Knight2): "BRAD!! BY THE KINGS GRACE!!!"
(Knight1): "oh your heinous, i thought you were lost!"
Brad: "hahaha i am never lost!!!"
(Knight1): "So you think this is funny do you?"
Brad: "uhh, what?"
(Knight3): "you realise what you could have done right?"
Brad: "uhhhh... no?"
(knight2): "YOU FOOL!! THE KING WOULD HAVE OUR HEADS IF WE WERE TO TELL HIM WE LOST YOU IN THE WOODS, ESCORTED BY THE ROYAL BATTALION OF IMPERIAL SOLDIERS!!"
(knight3): "oh calm down now (knight2), nothing happened now did it?"
Brad: "thats right!" :D
(Knight1): Thats not the point brad... dont you realise---*interruption*
Chapter 5: Malrics Betrayal.
they all began to feel a bit wary.
*thunder and lightning and death screams once again sound*
*knights fall off their horses*
Captain of battalion: "I DEMAND A STATUS REPORT!! WHAT HAPPENED?!"
*1 soldier rushes from the bushes*
Soldier: "CAPTAIN!!... CAPTAIN!!"
Soldier: *epic stutter* "ITS,, ITTTSSSS--- OH MY, ITS"
Captain: "WHO SOLDIER, WHATS GOING ON!?"
*Malric and he's personal guards makes an entry*
Brad: "Malric?... what are you doing all the way out here milord?"
Malric: "Succeding you, Brad. MEN!! CEASE THEIR WEAPONS!"
*they chain the battalion soldiers up*
Malric: *manical laughter*
Brad: "TREACHERY!! WHAT IS THIS!? WHY MALRIC?!"
Malric: "You never wanted the crown anyway, Brad... so whats the problem?.. i am just helping you out my boy"
(3 knights): "CHAARRRRGGGEEE!!!"
*malric polymorphs them into treants*
Malric: "My Key, to the Empire..."
Brad: "MY FATHER WILL HEAR OF THIS AND YOU WILL BE BANISHED!!"
Malric: "hmmhmmhehehehahahAHAHAHAHA, you think im stupid, Braaaad? I HAVE PREPARED FOR THIS MOMENT FOR YEARS!, EVER SINCE YOUR MOTHER--"
Brad: "DON'T YOU DARE MENTION HER, YOU WRETCH!"
Malric: "grrr.... hmm.. hehehe.. but you see Brad, she is my sister, therefore, the only way for me to reach the throneroom and be king of this great empire, is, to get rid, of YOU"
Malric: "YOU WANTED TO BE A GREAT WARRIOR DIDN'T YOU?! BRAD?!... WELL I SHALL GRANT YOU A GIFT MY "PRINCE"...
*malric chants a curse*
Malric: "BY MY HAND YOU SHALL BE CURSED, AND FOREVER AN ETERNAL SCOURGE! YOU WANTED TO BE A WARRIOR? - GRANTED!! BUT YOU WOULD WISH THAT THIS SPELL WOULD BE DISMANTLED! YOU SHALL BECOME THE GREATEST GUARDIAN THE LAND HAVE EVER SEEN, FOREVER BOUND ONLY TO VALOR!! YOU SHALL BE COMBINED WITH THE STRENGTH OF YOUR HORSE TO COMPELL ANY SPELL, AND YOU WILL GUARD THIS RIVER IF YOU WISH FOR YOURSELF TO STAY WELL!" (maybe that could be done better, was kinda pulled out of my ass).
*Twin's (brads horse) head and neck start flaring in the same manner*
*Spell seals them as one*
*Everything about brad is increased 10-fold, Strength, intelligence, agility, and... Temper.*
(soldiers): *Glaring in fear*
*magicly makes water flow in the road (the road that seperates east/west kingdom, and leads to the southern (prime) united kingdom)*
Malric: "IF YOU CAN UPHOLD THIS TASK UNTIL YOU PROVE YOURSELF THE RIGHTEOUS KING OF THE THRONE, BRAD, THEN YOU SHALL BE TURNED BACK INTO YOUR PREVIOUS SELF AND AS FROM THIS DAY YOU WILL BE KNOWN AS BRADWARDEN, THE CENTAUR!!"
Brad: "how am i suppose to prove myself the greatest warrior of the land if i can't leave this artificial river of yours?!"
Malric: "hehehehe... i am not one to just toss my nephew on the road never to give him a chance, my damned FAMILY OATH PREVENTS IT!!"
Malric: "Oh yes Brad >:)... like, how is a manhorse who can barely walk on he's legs suppose to be a great warrior?, hmpf, balance will come in time, for now, i give you a double edged axe, Horseshoe, it will serve as your primary fighting weapon. i give you the bow of tides, able to form itself and its razorsharp arrows from the very waters of this river"
Brad: "Why would you give me these things?... why don't you just leave me here to starve?"
Malric: "Well Brad.... or BradWARDEN, yeah.. that has a nice ring to it, Bradwarden the Centaur? hmm? like i said, my family oath forbids me of betrayal, but like i said, there are way to grant a wish without bearing the fault of betrayal... as long as your wish is granted, to be the greatest warrior of the land, there is pretty much nothing that prevents me from restraining you to say.--
Malric: "a river" >:)
*Bradwarden charges at malric in he's new centaur form*
*Magic barrier knocks Bradwarden off course*
Bradwarden: *GRUNT* *SNORT* GGGGRRRAAAEEEEERRRRAAAHHHHHGGGG!!!
Malric: "Its useless horseman, you cannot break the curse that way.." :)
Malric: "hehehhe thats the thing HORSEY, you must make a MASON ORDER FAMILY member return you to your human form, by making them actually like you, but since you are hagard and violent with a-"
Malric: "ahem... an ill temper, i doubt that will ever happen... and so my plan is perfect dont you see?!" :D
Bradwarden: "YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO THIS EMPIRE, MALRIC, BY MY RIGHTS OF FUTURE KING, I SWEAR THE LAST THING I DO WILL BE BEHEADING YOU!!!"
*Bradwarden rushes off into the woods*
Malric: "TAKE THE ROYAL BATTALLION PRISONER!! WE CAN'T HAVE THEM RUNNING OFF TO WARN THE AGATHAN NOR THE UNITED EMPIRE ABOUT THIS!!"
Malric: "MAKE SURE YOU GET EVERY SINGLE SOLDIER!"
(knight3): "man.. this--"
(knight1): "SHHHHHHH!!! *whisper*: FOOL!"
(knight3): "what i do?!"
(knight2): "....WE ARE TRYING NOT TO GET TURNED INTO FIREWOOD YOU IDIOT!"
(knight1): *holds the mouth of them both and holds still like--- a tree*
*Mason guard turns around and looks at the trees, being suspecious*
(random mason knight): "HEY COME ON!! IT'S COLD OUT HERE! GET THESE CARTS MOVING!"
*Suspecious mason guard runs to the group*
(knight3): "thanks bro"
(knight1): "don't mention it.. he is always so grumpy..." :)
As Bradwarden was searching for a cave to shelter himself in near the riverbend, he came upon the Coachwagon with he's personal belongings that for some reason were not plundered by the Masons.
*dust blows off in the wind*
Bradwarden: "what in the name of...."
Bradwarden: "thats odd..."
So bradwarden picks up branches, leaves and hay from the horse-fodder wagon that was also abandonned in the mason raid.
*Bradwarden awakes, but is tired from the previous events the day before*
Bradwarden: "ugh... my head.. what the--*
Bradwarden: "GRRRRAAARRRGHH I FORGOT!!"
*Bradwarden smashes the rock with his fist so hard a crater is formed around the rocks position and its vaporized*
*he tries again...*
Bradwarden: "WHAT IN THE NAME OF (the united empire) IS THIS ODDFUL CURSE!? ONE MOMENT I CRUSH A ROCK AND CREATE A CRATER, AND WHEN I TRY TO REPEAT THE ACTION NOTHING HAPPENS!!"
Bradwarden: "ALL BECAUSE I WAS ANGRY IN THE MO---"
Bradwarden: "In the moment?..."
(knight2(treant): "GET OUT OF THERE YOU FOOL!! YOU WILL DROWN!! YOU KNOW WE CANNOT HAVE TOO MUCH WATER IN OUR ROOTS!!"
(treant3): "hmm... are you sure?... because i feel my thirst being sated quite the lot!.."
(treant1): "ahem... now, on a serious note brother... you've been in there far too long already and---"
(treant1): *GASP* "WAKE UP!!. WAKE UP YOU FOOL (treant3) NEEDS HELP!!"
*treant1 shakes treant2 violently, but he is fast asleep*
(treant1): "GRRR!! WHAT DO I DO!? WHAT DO I DO?!, UHM, TREANT3!! WAKE UP, UH, BREAKFAST IS READY!!!"
(treant1): *facepalm* "this always happens to me..."
*treant1 keeps shouting in an attempt to wake them both up, without succes*
(treant1) *GASP!* "what in the blazes!?"
*Bradwarden catches a scent*
Bradwarden: *gasp* "my bodyguards!? but, HOW?!"
*Bradwarden sprints toward the scene*
(treant1): "WILL NO BODY HELP MY BROTHER!?"
*Bradwarden smashes through some bushes while growling and being violent in general*
*treant3 gains conciousness*
*treant1 is freightened and freezed in tree form*
Bradwarden: "WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE, UHM, CREATURE?!"
Bradwarden: "YOU WILL NEVER DRINK FROM THESE RIVER AGAIN, TREANT, IF YOU DO, I WILL CARVE YOU INTO A SLAVES STOOL!!!!"
Treant3: *sinks a lump in he's throat* "uhm, certainly Brad"
*Bradwarden looses his grip on the treants "throat"*
Bradwarden: "huh?... how... how do you know my name?"
*Treant3 brushes itself off*
*Treant1 peeks with one eye closed, still frightened*
*treant2 is still sound asleep*
Treant3: "sire... we are your personal bodyguards! "knight1, 2 and 3"!
Treant3: "bu-bu-but sir, Malric cursed us when we tried to protect you! Don't you remember?!"
*Bradwarden thinks for a moment*
Bradwarden: "... hmm... thats strange.. why were you not captured in the mason raid?"
*Bradwarden is starteled and turns around in a violent manner ready to swing Horseshoe(axe)*
*treant1 freezes again*
Treant3: "oh come on out treant1, its all fine, its the master! we found him!"
Treant1: "It is?..." *looks hard* "BY THE GODS IT IS!!"
Treant1: "MASTER!! HOW, WH-WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?!"
Bradwarden: "Malric betrayed the crown, he seeks to corrupt it, and the only one standing in the way of his rule, is me..."
*treant2 wakes up*
*treant2 screams and freezes in "treeform"*
Treant2: "WHATS THIS=!?!??! WHATS HAPPENING!! HOW DID YOU GET OUT OF THE RI---"
*treant2 screams his lungs out upon spotting Bradwarden*
Treant2: "Brad?.. Our brad?... the master? WOWHATS WWH.. WHATS HAPPENED TO YOU?!"
*3treants look at eachother in a weird manner*
Bradwarden: "look, he cursed me, OKAY?.. he fulfilled my wish of being the greatest warrior the land have ever seen, but the wish was corrupted and he has restrained me to this river, until i can prove myself the greatest warrior, which is impossible as i am restrained to this crossing, OR if i can make a Mason family member love me, and who am i kidding, I AM A MONSTER!! LOOK AT ME!"
Treant1: "But sire, Malric swore and oath to--"
Bradwarden: "TO NEVER HARM A FAMILY MEMBER I KNOW!!, AND TECHNICALLY HE HASN'T HARMED ME!! HE EMPOWERED ME AND IMPRISONED ME!"
Treant3: "that does seem like quite the catch to a wish ehh?... thats why i hate magic, genies, wizards, fairies... there is always a catch to their services.. like.,.. you sacrifice your soul and stuff like that"
*Treant3 is scared and freezes*
Bradwarden: "YOU SEE?! EVEN MY BEST FRIENDS ARE DISGUSTED WITH MY APPEARENCE!!"
Treant2: "THESE GUYS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE SILLIEST OF COWARDS I HAVE EVER BEEN FORCED INTO SERVICE WITH!!"
Treant2: "WHO DO YOU THINK CALLED THE CHARGE WHEN YOU WERE BEING CURSED BY MALRIC?!"
Treant2: "IT WAS ALL ME!!"
Treant3: "hey, hey now... we all helped didn't we? we went into a battle beyond any chances of victory and--"
Treant2: "BUT IT WAS ME WHO CALLED THE CHARGE WASN'T IT?!"
Treant2: "AND WHY IS THAT, MAGGOT?"
Treant2: "WHAT I--- what am i thinking?... well.."
Bradwarden: "well, Treant2, you have always been a little ill tempered haven't you?"
Treant2: "MASTER!! FORGIVENESS YOUR HEINOUS!! I AM JUST, JUST FRUSTRATED BECAUSE OF THIS CURSE!! LOOK AT US!! WE ARE TREES!!!"
Bradwarden: "I figured that out for myself when i entered this part of the river, and saved your brother"
Treant3: "yeah thanks for that by the way." *bows*
Treant3: "we would be in a stove right now... heating up he's castle"
Treant3: "you mean corridors?, room?, uhm.. sector?"
Bradwarden: "its a cave..."
*treant2 awakes in shock*
Bradwarden: "Yes... a cave..."
Treant3: "he didn't tell you the consequence?"
Treant1: "But master, we are not restrained to the river."
Bradwarden: "and how do you intend to get past the guards and actually see the king?"
Treant1: "there must be a way we can serve you sire!"
(3Treants): "AT ONCE SIRE
*they leave for the cave*
Chapter 9: Get used to it...
Bradwarden: "well i didn't wanna sleep in mud"
Treant3: "but you see milord, the bed is leaky and wet! and this cave is sort of... cold!"
*treant3 looses a few leaves*
Treant2: "oh so you found a cave and it took you hours to make this bed?"
Bradwarden: "No... the whole thing."
Treant1: "thee... haystack?"
Bradwarden: "NO YOU IDIOT, I MADE THE ENTIRE THING, THIS CAVE WAS CREATED BY ME!!!!!"
*Bradwarden gets angry and smashed a nearby rock with he's fist, creating another crater*
Treant3: "okay, i get it.."
Bradwarden: "No... i used this"
*Bradwarden draws Horseshoe from its sheathe*
Bradwarden: "This blade, it crackles with power... but.."
Bradwarden: "BUT I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO WIELD IT!"
*Bradwarden gallops out in the river cutting down trees and creating a path of destruction in he's wake*
*3Treants look at him, amazed at the force Brad was now able to dish out*
*Eventually Bradwardens rampage ends, and he calms down, trying to smash 1 last rock*
*the rock doesn't smash*
Treant1: *GASP* "IT MUST BE HE'S TEMPER!!"
Treant2: "WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT YOU FOOL!! I SHOULD BE HAVING POWERS LIKE THAT WITH MY OWN TEMPER!"
Treant1: "But... you, Are not, A CENTAUR!"
Treant3: "oh come on treant1, what was that for?!"
Treant2: "- TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO ME THAT I AM NOTHING BUT A SET OF BRANCHES AND LEAVES?! IS THAT IT?!"
Treant1: "no i was merely trying to"
Treant2: "TO STATE THAT I AM NOTHING COMPARRED TO MY FORMER PROWESS?!"
Treant2: "LOOK AT US, LOOK AT YOURSELF, YOU BEHAVE LIKE SOME ROYAL KNIGHT!! WELL I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU, BROTHER, WE ARE TREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!" *echo*
Treant3: "we've always been together as colleagues, friends, brothers... and look at you" :'(
Treant1: "i.. the-i.. i didn't mean. i .."
*3treants man up and try to hide their sorrow*
(3Treants speaking over eachother): "Buashjoasdocadschasijlaewiopfaioa"
Bradwarden: "started what?"
Treant1: "well sire, we were discussing your, ahem... actions"
Bradwarden: "WHAT ACTIONS ?!"
*Treant3 points to the havoc Bradwarden had just made*
*Bradwarden watches the wake of chaos in dismay*
*Bradwarden, once again, Gallops away, in direction of he's dungeon, Infuriated by the truth he's servants had proved to him*