Trial of Validation



“What!?” The Lady yelled.

“That’s right my Lady, you can’t carry a blade that is longer than four and a half inches,” the Minister answered.

“Just because the previous ruler’s ‘blade’ was shorter than, oh, never mind.  I have an important mission to accomplish.”

“I’m sorry, but that is the law.”

“OK, so no swords.  How can I set the challenge without a sword?”

“That is completely up to you.”

“I have an idea, but I don’t like it.  No swords?”


“Whoever shall sitteth on this chair without sinking is the rightful ruler,” The Lady of the Lake said.

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Word count = 100

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. The Lady of the Lake may already be able to determine the winner… Mixing the Arthurian legend, Arthur pulled a sword from a stone to prove he was the rightful king, but he also received a sword from the lady of the Lake – the hand coming out of the water – to prove he was king. So, if there can be no sword, what will she do to ensure everyone knows he’s the rightful king?



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