A character sheet of a original character
The story’s prologue:
The blond and handsome crown prince of the Great Isles is at first out sailing on his grand tour. A taste of freedom. But duty is always close for a royal. He ports at the Sun’s Golden Kingdom. He is tasked to try to open up passage past the Golden kingdom for the Great Isles. He isn’t very successful and but during the negotiations meets the king’s fifth child and third daughter. They fall head over heels in love. Queue song.
The two of them marry in the Golden Kingdom and their union speeds the crown prince’s mission to a success.
The crown prince cuts his grand tour short and returns home with his mission complete and his new bride on his arm.
Returning home suddenly married to a foreign princess without conferring with his father or even informing of his nuptials, angers both the court and the king and queen.
She is not whom they wanted the crown prince to marry, nor will the pale people of their land warm to this foreign princess who will one day be their queen.
The king informs his son of unease brewing at the country border and it is the crown prince’s duty to see to the unrest. He is forced to leave his new bride alone surrounded by people who want her gone.
She must win over the royal couple, the court and the people. Not to mention traverse malignant gossip, slander and maybe even pure assassination attempts.
At first she will try to win them over by following their rules, the norms and restrictions set by this new society and country.
Soon how ever she will realize that the cards are stacked against her and she will have to use all of her clever mind, wit and charm to change their minds and find allies. She needs to not let herself be trod on, nor let herself be changed in to something she is not.
She will become the Queen of Gold.
My entry for the 48th Contest over at “Princess design sheet challenge”
I wanted a "be yourself" as well as a "stand up for yourself" story. I personally like a bit of court intrigue and would relish a resourceful and cleaver princess. I'm a sucker for a lovestory, but I would be happy to have it over with in the first 10-15 min (or less) of the movie and then we can get on with the juicy stuff.
And have actual princess duties that isn’t just fashion and tea parties...
The Prince's character sheet:
It would be very intimidating.
To say the least it would.
Her new surroundings beats at her soft shell to find a glistening diamond within. Nothing they can break.
(goes to read the description)
I like what happens when the prince returns home. It's kind'a like there's a, "hum... I hadn't really thought past 'happily ever after' when I fell in love with her." Just, the idea of him being irresponsible and not thinking about even mentioning to anyone that he was getting married. Interesting how she ends up separated from the prince not long after that. But, yeah, the court intrigue stuff sounds like it could be interesting. I suppose it might would be a little like Elsa, where she had to deal with stuff on her own and was a strong girl.
...you didn't really explain her outfits and wig, did you? I'm guessing the gold dress and wig is when she's trying to fit in to her husband's culture? But, I would think all the yellow would fit in with the Golden Kingdom royalty...?
So I just teased the beginning and basically hinted at the rest.
But as you ask *cracks knuckles*
The prince did think it through, he decided to make a selfish decision to choose is own happiness in regards to who he'd spend his life with. Knowing he'd never get permission if he asked, so he decided the "better ask forgiveness than
The princess's golden outfit is a mix of her and this new sociality. She might not like the wig and the lightning of her face (very commonly used in Hollywood with their darker actors), but she made sure everything was gold. Because she (like many RL monarchs) uses her clothes politicly. She is clad in gold to remind the people who see her that, sure, she didn't come with neighbouring allies, new land, vast armies close by, but she came with new trading and lots of gold.
Think of the passage past the Sun's golden kingdom a bit like this world's "straits of Gibraltar" or Europa, just further away. it is a key point is trading and sailing and very difficult if one have not passage past it.
She is still a princess and she still came with ties and allies, they are just far away and very different from her new people.
Did I answer all your queries?
Hmm, I guess it wouldn't have made sense for the prince to just stay in the Golden Kingdom, where her family seemed okay with him? That, despite being selfish to choose love, he still felt a responsibility to his kingdom?
I like that about the golden outfit. She sounds pretty smart and determined, to think of that stuff, and what you said about it being a mix of her and the new society, with her still keeping part of herself in it.
I guess you answered everything. Thanks for that. Though, don't feel obligated to answer everything that ends with a question-mark, as I mostly just say what I think, including little ponderings I think of. I don't mean to sound like I'm demanding answers, just mentioning things that come to mind.
Hm, I suppose it's bad of me to prefer her in the gold outfit, but it's just my idea of beauty, which depends on location and genetics. Too bad everyone's idea of beauty can't match, but I guess it's good that there's a lot of different ideals because there's a lot of different types of people. I wonder how the people in her kingdom would think of her prince's looks.
Our golden princess is the fifth child to the king of the Sun's Golden kingdom, no chance for the thrown so her contribution would have been to be married of for political gain any way.
Our princess wasn't seen as a particular beauty in her own kingdom, pretty sure, but they value curves and big hair. So she didn't have a intended waiting in the sidelines.
The Great Isles crown prince would be rather exotic and his eyes would be very admired, but he is weak, pale and his hair has no life. He is pretty enough, but more exotic than adhering to their beauty standard.
Who said the prince got along well with her people? There was a reason the Isles didn't have trading rights or passage past the Sun's Golden kingdom.
Although maybe a Disney movies about politics might just bore the intended audience haha.
I know. the stoey from my mind I based this on wasn't meant for children of five or eight. But I hoped it would be serviceable for the contest