The South Cringle Archduchies — The Gnomestead Tapestry – part 2

The fourth of The Gnomestead Tapestry stories — The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

The South Cringle Archduchies

Welcome! Now just to set things straight, even though I'm not as tall as the trees and my home

Welcome! Now just to set things straight, even though I’m not as tall as the trees and my home

is warm and dry, and has a sod roof — I'm not a "Hobbit" or "Halfling" or one o the "Wee Folk" despite the green hat.

is warm and dry, and has a sod roof — I’m not a “Hobbit” or “Halfling” or one o the “Wee Folk” despite the green hat.

I came to the South Cringle Archduchies a few years ago... ...and now call it home. It is an interesting Kingdom filled with such interesting people.

I came to the South Cringle Archduchies a few years ago… …and now call it home. It is an interesting Kingdom filled with such interesting people.

You might wonder, "Why is it called the 'Archduchies' if it is a Kingdom? I used to wonder about that myself quite frequently. Recently I discovered the answer.

You might wonder, “Why is it called the ‘Archduchies’ if it is a Kingdom?
I used to wonder about that myself quite frequently. Recently I discovered the answer.

It's a Kingdom "now" because it is ruled by a King and Queen. Long ago it was a group of quarrelsome Kingdoms and Principalities.

It’s a Kingdom “now” because it is ruled by a King and Queen. Long ago it was a group of quarrelsome Kingdoms and Principalities.

when a single enemy threatened them all... ...a single hero rallied them... ...into a united alliance of states capable.... ...of defending against their strong foe.

when a single enemy threatened them all… …a single hero rallied them… …into a united alliance of states capable…. …of defending against their strong foe.

This is the continuation of “The South Cringle Archduchies”!

This shorter story was written a while ago, but never published. It might take 7 or 8 posts to post the entire story. I hope you enjoy it.

The holiday season is here and with the season comes thoughts of charity. I urge you to follow through with those thoughts and give to the charity of your choice. I also hope you remember the spirit of giving through the rest of the year.

If you are interested, check out We’ll Make Cents’ “Standing With Courage” project and their “50-Cents – a Jar of Change” drive.

DWPenner

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