Medievel Knights: Creative Essay

Sir Dolan was the greatest king to ever rule England. He was
successful in uniting all of the weak kingdoms under his rule through a
series of glorious campaigns with his army. Dolan silenced opposing
nobility and aided the peasantry. In a m atter of years, he was loved and
respected by those within his kingdom, all swearing allegiance to him.

However, despite all of his fame and prestige, a dark shadow of
sadness covered the king's face. No matter how many battles he won or how
many of those in his court praised and thanked him, the blanket of sadness
never disappeared. His onl y love, the beautiful Queen Ariah, had been
taken from him by the evil Sir Francais months earlier . Sir Francais was
Dolan's most loathed enemy, and during a battle for supremacy Francais was
able to snatch the lovely Queen Ariah.

For months Dolan wandered around his castle feeling nothing but
sorrow. He dare not leave his castle for fear that his enemies were
plotting revenge against him and his kingdom. On a certain day, Sir Rowa
approached him and asked,"Sir, what bothers you so that you seem to be
flooded with sadness?" "Ah, my brother Rowa, you have heard of Queen
Ariah's kidnapping. This is what bothers me so. Without her, I am lost."
"Sir Dolan," Rowa replied, "I am ashamed that such a strong and
distinguished warrior as yourself has given up hope of rescuing his
beloved Queen from the evil Sir Francais. I tell you, Sir, that it is not
for a man of your honor to grieve and feel pity for himself. I also tell
you, Sir, to rise up and rescue the queen. I will protect your castle with
my life while you go in search of Queen Ariah." "You are right, Sir Rowa.
What a fool I have been to allow Sir Francais to go unchallenged for the
actions he has committed. I thank you, Sir Rowa, and will leave this
castle to go in search of my queen. I leave you this promise my dear
friend that if I do not rescue the beautiful Queen Ariah, then I will die
trying!." "So be it !" Sir Rowa exclaimed. Early the next morning, Sir
Dolan left the castle in search of the queen. With him he took his armor.
Upon his shield lay his coat of arms consisting of a black horizontal line,
with three arrows- one red, another blue and the third green and pointing
downward. The red arrow represented blood and the bravery Dolan showed in
battle. The blue arrow symbolized honor and his respect towards other
knights. The green arrow, which was the most important resting in the
middle, represented the land and the allegiance to his people and the queen
of his kingdom. With his shield, Dolan carried only the sword given to
him by his beloved father. As the sun rose over the land, Dolan and his
trusty horse, Lightning, entered the forest, deter mined to return the
queen to her rightful place.

A short time had passed when Sir Dolan came upon a lovely woman in
the woods. This lady was so beautiful that she reminded him of Queen
Ariah. Approaching the woman Sir Dolan spoke, "How do you do my fair
lady?" "Very well, sir, but I beg of you to tell me your name." "I am Sir
Dolan, King of England," he replied. Upon hearing this, the eyes of the
lady sparkled. Sir Dolan noticed this and realized that her sparkling eyes
were the sign of a witch. He dismounted Lightning and asked,"How may I
help you my fair lady? I am on my way to rescue Queen Aria h and will
continue on my way if you are in need of no assistance." "No Sir Dolan. I
need no help. However, I offer you this drink to satisfy your thirst from
your journey." Sir Dolan, knowing her true identity, refused the drink.
"Thank you miss. However, I need nothing to drink now." "Please, Sir, have
but a sip. You have ridden far and must be thirsty." "Thank you, but I
must be on my way."

As Sir Dolan uttered these words, the woman became angry and
transformed herself into an ugly, distorted sorceress. "You are clever, Sir
Dolan, to resist my drink, but you will not be strong enough to stop the
spell I will cast upon you!" she rasped in an evil voice.

Sir Dolan, a valiant warrior, drew