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Game Of Porcelain Thrones

By MartinVanners  
"Even though bravery, justice and valour are evident in my appearance, there remains some doubt as to my ancestry. The lack of clear documentation on my part raises questions about the validity of my knighthood. I have taken up a quest to find a royal house to bestow knighthood upon me. A royal house to which I vow:
- to fulfill any and all duties bestowed upon me by my monarch.
- to keep faith, following St. George Michael's proze
- to protect the innocent, to punish the injust and to guard the purity of ladies. I shall take their virginity and keep it safe from others.

My journey led me to the oldest reigning monarch, the Queen Elizabeth. Her refusal of my services drove my desperation into a frenzy as I roamed the streets of the City, yelling about how I am a mere foreigner, willing to work harder for less compensation. I have been made to believe that the conclusion of their frustration with me is now called a 'Brexit'.

Amongst constructions of various retail, I found the palace of a true King! A feast was in full sway in the main hall and the kitchen was bursting with activity. The plebeians gorged themselves on oozing meat on bread and crunchy sticks of a yellow vegetable I could not recognise. Their children played horrible sounding instrumentations, fashioned of colourful cups and straws, to make one want to sear ones ears shut onto the kitchen grills.

I requested passage into the throneroom and was directed to a hallway, where a little girl sat crying for her parents. Upon learning of my duties, she made me haste to clarify myself, asking me wether it would be a number one or a number two. Stating I needed to fulfill all duties, she led me into the shimmering throneroom and told me to pick a throne for myself. Alas, Princess of the Burger Kingdom, I could not sit on a throne so glorious before first entering into your service.

Since she did not have the proper regalia on her, I fashioned her a sword and knelt once more, to be inducted into the tier of knights and noblemen. My impression of her could not have prepared me for the mighty blow that followed my request for the gentle tap known as an accolade. Had it not been a blunt sword of wood, she would have decapitated me! Nevertheless she dubbed me Sir Wolfram, knight-servant of the Burger King, protector of the porcelain throne, keeper of duties.

As I woke from the debilitating blow to my neck and exited this golden hall of marble thrones, a flame-grilled feast welcomed me. My songs of joy were less appreciated by the seated thralls, whose food I claimed. As Lady Fortune smiled upon me, it didn't require more than one public beheading for them to see my true nobility."

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Meet Wolfram von Eschenbach, last living descendant of his namesake, the 13th Century knight-poet Wolfram von Eschenbach, who fought alongside count Herman von Thuringen in the third Crusades. This is the story of a knight forsaken, misplaced in time and space. I took it upon myself to document Wolfram√ƒ¬‚√‚¬’s ongoing struggle to be accepted by society. His wayward reluctance to adapt leaves him feeling unwanted and insecure. Like any modern day knight he longs for a life of normality, fitting in and maybe, to find love. Over the next years, I will attempt to unveil the man behind the armour. To show everyone there is a place for Urban Knights in our society. The full series can be found here: Wolfram's Urban Adventures.

Tags: Knight Medieval Portraits and people Chivalry Humour and fun moderndayknight knighthood burgerking gameofthrones

Voters: prabhusinha, Split, Bogwoppett and 14 more


Comments


funkeldink 15 1.6k 1 Australia
19 Aug 2016 7:45AM
love your work man

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Thanks so much, Funkeldink!
20 Aug 2016 6:24AM
oh this made me smile.

and the interpretation is a lot of fun as well !!
Good to hear, Bogwoppett!
20 Aug 2016 8:47AM
This brightened up my rather dull Saturday morning Grin
Glad me and Wolfram could help, Mommablue! Have you checked the full series (link in description)?
bluesandtwos 9 393 1 England
20 Aug 2016 10:25AM
As usual.......excellent!GrinGrinGrin

Dave
Rende 12 38 4 Netherlands
21 Aug 2016 10:48PM
Wonderfully wacky series, and beautifully made too Smile
Rende
TanyaH Plus
16 1.3k 395 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2016 9:38AM
Grin Grin Grin
Phenomenal imagination and execution!

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