Hi all:

I know that it’s been a while since the last update.  I’m currently in the middle of packing up everything I own and moving across the city.

Baring the unforeseen, it may be another couple of weeks before regular updates start happening.  Check back starting around the middle of November.

So, sorry for the delay - but I promise it will be worth the wait.

The story is about to get really good…

 

Stuart

↓ Transcript
CAPTION:
Meanwhile, back at the Palace.

SIR MATTHIAS:
Your Majesty, You wanted to be told when a rider approached.

QUEEN:
Finally! Send Lothvar to me immediately.

SIR MATTHIAS:
But your Majesty, it isn't Lothvar. It is Prince Leopold.

QUEEN:
Well send him in, but keep watch for Lothvar.
I want to see him the minute he arrives.

SIR MATTHIAS:
As you command.

PRINCE LEOPOLD:
Good day Step-Mother. I came as soon as I was able.

QUEEN:
Greetings, Prince Leopold. What brings you to the palace? Is your father with you?

PRINCE LEOPOLD:
He is still at Arlcliff Castle. I came to help search for little Maggie.

QUEEN:
Of course you did. I was just... surprised you heard about it so soon.

PRINCE LEOPOLD:
What can you tell me about what happened?

QUEEN:
She and Captain Lothvar went into the forest yesterday and neither have been seen since.

PRINCE LEOPOLD:
Well if they can be found, I will find them.

LOTHVAR:
Your Majesty, I...

PRINCE LEOPOLD:
Lothvar, you made it back! Is the princess with you?

LOTHVAR:
She... wandered off... I tried to find her...

PRINCE LEOPOLD:
I'm sure you did all you could. What route did you take into the forest?

LOTHVAR:
We... followed the old mill road.