[S1E4] His Majesty, The King
Ga-On does not follow the five-step rules and boldly walks behind Lee Hwi despite the warning from Eunnuch Hong. Feeling uncomfortable, Lee Hwi yells at him and demands Ga-On obey her rules. She also tempts him by asking the question of who is the person he is working for. Lee Hwi suspects that he works under her maternal grandfather but Ga-On quickly dodges all the names she spills and declares that he will only work for him while clenching his sword.
[S1E4] His Majesty, The King
As a reward for his denunciation of Martin Luther, the Pope christens Henry "Defender of the Faith," but a brush with death causes the king to seek a solution to his lack of an heir. Princess Margaret marries the decrepit King of Portugal reluctantly, but the union is short-lived; Henry's desire for Anne Boleyn intensifies.
Henry VIII is the young and virile king of England, and seems to have it all. However, he is troubled by religious unrest in his own kingdom, as well as political struggles and changing allegiances with other countries. And weighing most on his mind is his failure thus far to produce a male heir with his Queen, Katherine of Aragon; So far their only child to survived beyond a few days is the young Princess Mary, on whom he dotes. The aunt of the powerful Spanish king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles, Katherine is all that a queen should be, and popular, but the difficult pursuit of a divorce approved by the Pope becomes a seductive option - especially when he encounters the beautiful, bold and intelligent Anne Boleyn.
Louis: My advice would be to take the matter less to heart. He was plotting against the Crown. Philippe: He meant no harm. Louis: I took the decision as your king, not as your brother. Philippe: Are you still my brother? Sometimes I wonder.
Louis: When you are with your brother, your every move and gesture must indicate self-control. Walking, entering a room, sitting down upon a chair. You must betray no emotion. Silence is more important than speech. And whenever you do speak, you must hold his gaze. Look away and you have surrendered. Play on his weaknesses. Flatter him, charm him. Be strong when you need to, and give into his demands when there is nothing at stake. On this mission, you are not his sister, you are France. You are me.
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We end with a little anecdote of Monsieur checking himself out in a pocket mirror before riding into battle. I had to grin.Philippe always paid great attention to how he looks, even on the battlefield. Someone once said he would ride into battle as others go to a ball. He would wear bling. His hair would be perfectly dressed. His garments clean and of the best fabric. He wore colorful feathers. His face was powdered and cheeks lightly rouged.And never minding his dislike for any activity that was performed while being mounted on a horse, Philippe was worried being on a horse for too long might ruin his lovely pale skin and make him look quite peasant, meaning tanned, he did an awesome job whenever he rode into battle. Until the next Episode.
Jaskier is in a tavern, writing down the excited account of a merchant who hired Geralt to slay a selkiemore plaguing his shipments, only to watch in horror as the monster swallowed the Witcher whole. The merchant insists that Geralt could not have survived, but Jaskier knows better, and is proven right when Geralt himself walks into the tavern, covered head to toe in selkiemore guts, explaining that he had to slay it from the inside. The merchant hurriedly pays Geralt the agreed-upon fee, and the bar patrons clear a path for the reeking Witcher as he orders a tankard of beer to wash out his mouth.
Jaskier claims credit for making Geralt famous, but "generously" offers to waive his percentage of Geralt's fees and settle for one "teeny, tiny favor" - accompanying Jaskier as a bodyguard while he performs at a betrothal party in Cintra, since several of the nobles in attendance might recognize him as the man who cuckolded them with their various wives, concubines, and sometimes mothers. Against his better judgment, Geralt agrees.
Eist and Mousesack both urge Calanthe to honor destiny, so she appeals to Geralt. Although he agrees with her that there is no "destiny", he insists that a promise made must be honored, as true for a commoner as for a queen. With pressure on all sides Calanthe seems to relent, pulling Urcheon close and whispering "here is your destiny" before pulling out a knife to stab him. Just before she can however, Pavetta screams in denial and a magical pulse blasts through the room, knocking everyone except Urcheon away.
Geralt finally leaves while everyone stares at him in shock. Mousesack follows him, announcing his plans to stay and guide Pavetta, and invites Geralt to stay as well. Geralt doesn't want to, and although Mousesack insists that not taking his child surprise would unleash "true calamity upon us all", Geralt says he'll "take that chance", dooming Cintra.
Their conversation is interrupted by a mage assassin, who slaughters almost their entire retinue of guards with his Krallach. Yennefer teleports herself, Kalis, and their last guard away, but the assassin follows them through his own portal, killing the guard mid-chase. Yennefer realizes that the assassin has been hired by the King, seeking to remove Kalis and replace her with a woman who can bear him a son, and the King has likely given Kalis something that the assassin can use to track her. Yennefer teleports them through several more portals, as they remove and destroy Kalis's jewelry, trying to lose the tracker, but the assassin follows them each time. Growing angry and scared, Kalis blames Yennefer for failing to predict the attack, so Yennefer abandons Kalis to die.
Ciri continues to be drawn into Brokilon forest, and by the time she shrugs off the compulsion she finds herself surrounded by hostile dryads. Eventually Eithné speaks to her, asking her name, and Ciri goes under the alias Fiona. Ciri then goes with the dryads, and Eithné explains that there were once many such forests like Brokilon before the Conjunction of the Spheres, before humans and beasts arrived to destroy them.
The basis of the storyline (introduced at the beginning of every animated episode) was that Mario and Luigi were working on a bathtub drain which unknowingly was a warp zone to the Mushroom Kingdom, and Mario and Luigi had literally gone down the drain and ended up in the Mushroom Kingdom, by sheer coincidence causing problems for King Koopa and rescuing Toad and Princess Toadstool. Now that they were rescued, the focus for the Mario Brothers was to return to Brooklyn, while stopping King Koopa's tyranny whenever they could. Lou Albano and Danny Wells also voiced Mario and Luigi for the animated segment. It was never revealed whether their live action sequences were a prequel to the animated series or they successfully returned to Brooklyn and resumed their duties in the plumbing business.
Since Mary, Queen of Scotland, was a child, the English have wanted her country and her crown. She is sent to France to wed its next king to save herself and her people, a bond that should protect her, but there are forces that conspire, forces of Darkness, forces of the heart. Long may she reign.
(Alone with his horse in the woods, Sebastian stops at a small bush and sees something on one of the leaves. Putting it between his fingers, he determines it's blood. After walking several additional yards, he sees more blood on the ground. Bending down to inspect it, drops of blood fall to his face. Looking up, he sees a figure hung by the neck on a tree)
Patalliro du Malyner VIII is the crown prince of the Diamond producing country of Malynera. Known for being both ugly, mischievous and with a bad personality, he is nonetheless a strong-willed prince and a good son to his father the king. Many enemies of the throne, including the Prime Minister of Malynera himself, are off to get rid of him and take control of the rich nation. Thus, Bancoran, his haughty but extremely handsome bodyguard, is off to protect the obnoxious prince, even from Bancoran's own lover, the extremely beautiful bishounen Maraich and other bishounen assassins. 041b061a72