Welcome to my new world, a kingdom called Ruxox. Please remember that in the final story details, names, and other such things could be different, it will depend on how the stories pan out.
Now, let me hand over to your teacher for today. He will be introducing himself and the history of how Ruxox came into being.
Bright morning to you all. Carol has asked me to talk to you all about the kingdom my family rules.
To begin let me introduce myself. I am Prince Tristan Gersade, youngest son of Queen Donata and King Bened Gersade of Ruxox. However, that takes a long time to say, so please, call me Tristan.
So, how did the kingdom of Ruxox begin? It started with my great great great grandfather Richard Gersade. He met and wanted to marry Victoria Merrytide of a neighboring kingdom. His father was a highborn noble and I’m sure you can guess the story. Richard’s father thought Victoria and her family were beneath them. He wanted Richard to marry a woman of breeding, who would bring prestige to the Gersade name.
Richard disagreed and so in the mid of night he made arrangements to meet Victoria and they ran away together. They found a temple devoted to the four and were married, with four strangers as their witnesses.
They traveled for many moons until they found an uninhabited area of land.
They had some coin left from what they’d brought with them when they’d run. They had also done a few jobs while on the road to pay for shelter and earn more coin. Victoria had helped women with cooking, cleaning, and other household tasks, while Richard had helped in the fields and doing various repairs. Lastly, they had sold any finery they had along with their jewelry.
When they arrived on the barren land that would be the beginning of the kingdom we now call Ruxox they had only the clothes they wore and two spare sets.
Victoria started to gather the needed supplies to set up a camp and Richard returned to the nearest village, Stonea, to start getting what they needed to build themselves a home.
They years passed and they settled into life. They had a son and two daughters, William, Diana and Margaret.
When William was fifteen Stonea was attacked. William and Richard went to help, and Richard ended up organizing the villagers and helping them mount a winning defense. They then took the fight to the brigands and won.
The villagers made Richard their head elder and word of their victory soon spread. More people flocked to the village and it grew in size.
By the time William met his wife, Judith, Richard had had to form a village council to help run things. He still had the final word though. Diana married a man from a neighboring and Margaret married the man’s sister. This formed the first alliance and the town that would soon become Cumor.
Over the years both towns prospered, and other villages sought alliances and protection. William and Judith had their children, twins, Elizabeth and Mark.
It was William that became the first officially appointed King of the combined villages and towns now under the Gersade family protection. Eventually, the combined territories were named Ruxox—meaning strong together.
Elizabeth married Harold and in a break from tradition, it was agreed he would take her name to preserve the Gersade line and rule.
During their rule there was another attack on Stonea.
It lasted for two years. Back and force the battles went. Until a new ally joined Ruxox to aid in making them victorious and the defeated people made up the final parts of what is now our kingdom.
The new ally was the Pegasus. Yes, you heard me right, Pegasus. They appeared one day on the balcony of King William. To say they caused a stir would be an understatement. I am told one of the Royal guards will be visiting to tell you more about how the Pegasus’ helped us win the battles that ended in our victory, and what payment they requested for their services.
Elizabeth and Harold were very happy together, but Elizabeth was sick, and it turned out she couldn’t bear children. Therefore, Bened, the son of Mark and his wife Mary took the throne next.
Bened is now our current king and my father. My brothers are John, who is the crown prince, and Peter, who is in the middle.
John is married to a lovely lady named Catherine and they have a mischievous daughter named Sioned.
And that brings us to the present day. I hope you have enjoyed my history tale and I hope to be invited to speak to you again soon.